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Since graduating from LSSU's Communication program in 2008, Ben has enjoyed success in the insurance industry due in part to the skills he learned at LSSU. He currently is an Operations Supervisor for Farmers Insurance Group in Grand Rapids, MI and leads a team of 15 in a direct to customer contact center. The department plays a major role in Farmer's market strategy by supporting the local agent distribution channel with extended hours via phone and chat. "The interpersonal and organizational communication skills I learned at LSSU are used on a daily basis in insurance. Insurance is an intangible product that is more of an interpersonal relationship between the policy holder and the company", says Ben. "My primary job is coaching team members to effectively analyze and communicate complex situations in a way our customers understand using straightforward and proactive interaction models. The curriculum at LSSU not only prepared in my current job, but also prepared me to know how to transfer these skills to my team."

Ben Momber - BA Communication 2008

College of Arts, Letters and Social Sciences

School of Communication Studies and the Fine & Performing Arts

Fine Arts Studies Department

The mission of the Fine Arts Studies program at Lake Superior State University is to prepare students for both post-baccalaureate careers and professional schools or graduate level study. This is a multidisciplinary program. Through a personalized course of study, the program provides students with a variety of course work and opportunities that require the integration of various mediums in the production and creation of original work. The program seeks to facilitate the students' potential as artists in diverse areas of study, encourage critical reading, and thinking skills through critique and discussion. In addition, it seeks to foster the development of their individual skills and aesthetic natures. Students in the Fine Arts program will be prepared for careers as fine arts professionals in various contexts that are relevant to the individual student and his/her goals.

The program will:

  • Offer courses designed and taught in relationship to current praxis and theory.
  • Provide opportunities for further skill development and maturation.
  • Continue to develop and improve course offerings.
  • Prepare students to think critically and objectively about art and its production.
  • Instill in the students, an understanding of the potential of art to communicate across diverse local, national, and international contexts through a variety of platforms.
  • Improve facilitation of the program between consortium participants.

Goals

  • To help students improve, mature, and discover their artistic talents.
  • Students will develop a portfolio of work appropriate to their selected concentrations within the program.
  • Provide students with the opportunity and guidance to develop an interdisciplinary capstone project resulting in an exhibition, performance, or installation.
  • To understand art as it relates to our daily lives and career development.
  • To be able to articulate how art is important to our daily lives.

Performing Arts Studies Department

 

Close and Focused

Jenna Perry Sault Ste. Marie, MI

I am from Sault Sainte Marie, MI. Majoring in Psychology, double Minoring in dance and counseling. I have been dancing since the age of two and it has blessed me with so many great opportunities such as dancing at Disney World, Broadway Dance Center, many conventions and competitions throughout various states and country's, as well as working with some of my role models such as tap dancer, Cartier Williams. Dancing at Lake State is definitely a life changer for me, it's the perfect place because everybody is so close and focused and we are all doing what we love! I wouldn't want to spend my college years dancing anywhere else but here.

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