Welcome back, all! We hope you had some time to recharge over the break. It’s a good time to reflect on the challenges and resilience that we have witnessed and lived. Your “over and above” resolve to accomplish our mission has been inspiring – it ‘s a source of great gratitude for me to be a part of this faculty/staff team. Thank you for your efforts and unsinkability.

Below are some upcoming activities and info sessions. In these times of change and upheaval, we are prioritizing ongoing communication. In addition to the “Coffee with the Deans” zoom sessions, “Dean’s office hours” via zoom, and a few “Town Hall” faculty/staff meetings – are there other ways you would like to meet/ask questions/present thoughts about new initiatives? Send suggestions to me. Just FYI, Andrea and I continue to meet with the Student Organization leaders to coordinate their ideas as well.



January CAP Town Hall

Please hold the date of Thursday, 1/20/22 @ 3 pm for our next CAP faculty/staff meeting. Below are some of the topics we will cover. DO YOU HAVE OTHER AGENDA TOPICS? If so, please email me or Nina.
Some of the agenda items will include:

  • Solar Decathlon
  • CAP Indy
  • Ft. Wayne opportunities
  • New philanthropic gifts/programs
  • Inclusive Excellence new committee format
  • Job Fair – Feb.23 at Worthen Arena
  • Executive Advisory Board observations
  • Spring Guest Lecture Series
  • 50th Anniversary Graduates’ Reunion Event
  • National Conference on Beginning Design Students – March 30 – April 2


Coffee with the Dean’s schedule

Join Dave and Andrea for a zoom hour to discuss whatever is on your mind. Good opportunity for Q&A or just updates in the moment.
Tentative dates –

  • Tuesday, JAN 25, 1:30 – 2:30 pm
  • Monday, FEB 21, 11:00 – noon
  • Wednesday, MAR 16, 12:00 – 1:00 pm


Dean’s Office Hours

Once again, Dave will be holding zoom-based office hours (1 hr each). Contact Nina for the link. You will be admitted to the zoom room on a first-come basis for one to one discussions.
Tentative dates –

  • Thursday, JAN 27 – 10:00 am
  • Tuesday, FEB 8 – 10:00 am
  • Wednesday, FEB 23 – 2:00 pm
  • Tuesday, MAR 15 – 1:30 pm
  • Tuesday, APR 5 – 11:00 am


New Archivist!

We are pleased to announce that Cody Sprunger, CAP alumnus, has been selected as the new on-site staff for the Seager Archives. Cody’s resume’ is attached. He will join us Feb. 7.


Personnel News

  • New Digital Fab Manager!
    As was announced at the break, Dan Eisinger has moved to the private sector (Ignition Arts, Indy) leaving big shoes to fill. Colby Gray has agreed to step in and bring his wealth of knowledge of both digital fabrication processes and design/build to our students and faculty. Please welcome Colby in this new role and work with him as appropriate to take our fabrication capabilities to the next level. Thanks, Colby!
  • New Administrative Coordinator for the Architecture department Ann Homrich.


NOMAS Symposium

JAN 19  |  AB100  |  Live and Zoom

Reception 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Join NOMAS for a panel of alums with great stories to tell, on Wednesday, Jan. 19.


Upcoming Lectures – Monday’s at 4:00 p.m.

For a link to watch the lecture, email caplectures@bsu.edu.


JAN 24  |  Julia Watson   |  virtual; livestream in AB100
You can see Julia’s work here.

FEB 7   |  CAP Pecha Kucha Pandemic Art Show  |  in person in AB100
The show will feature Kevin Klinger, Lohren Deeg, Josh Coggeshall, Craig Farnsworth, and Miguel San Miguel. We have room for more faculty, so let me know if you would like to participate. The atrium is also reserved for us, and I’m hoping to display work there. This will be something fun and different – lots of opportunity for Q&A, too!

FEB 21  |  Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi  |  virtual; livestream in AB 100
See their work here.

MAR 28  |  Jonathan Moody  |  in person in AB100
Jonathan is the AIA young architect of the year. Read an interview with him here.