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5
Apr

Life Interrupted Exhibition at the World War II Japanese American Internment Museum

10153923_739656492732316_1249161382_nNancy Chikaraishi, associate professor of Architecture at Drury University (Springfield, MO) will feature her Life Interrupted exhibition at the World War II Japanese American Internment Museum in McGehee, Arkansas for one month beginning mid-May. Her parents were internees at Rohwer. Her solo exposition features artwork of the Japanese American struggle in the Camps.

Chikaraishi’s drawing research has explored urban space and imaginary landscapes. A solo exhibition of charcoal drawings, paintings and sculpture explored her parents’ experiences in the Japanese-American Internment camps in Rohwer, Arkansas. More information about the artist can be found here.

20
Mar

Honorable Mentions

Arkansas Korean War Veterans Memorial (David Acosta: Nettleton Junior High School) Google Sketchup

Arkansas Korean War Veterans Memorial (David Acosta: Nettleton Junior High School)
Google Sketchup

Arkansas Old State Capital (Bryce Masters: Dover High School) Google SketchUp

Arkansas Old State Capital (Bryce Masters: Dover High School)
Google SketchUp

Craighead County Courthouse (Wesley Handwork: Nettleton Junior High School) Google SketchUp

Craighead County Courthouse (Wesley Handwork: Nettleton Junior High School)
Google SketchUp

The Hunt House (Brady Darr: Nettleton Junior High) Google SketchUp

The Hunt House (Brady Darr: Nettleton Junior High)
Google SketchUp

Fort Smith Historical Site (Dakotah Martinez: Nettleton Junior High) Google SketchUp

Fort Smith Historical Site (Dakotah Martinez: Nettleton Junior High)
Google SketchUp

Jacob Wolf House (Aaron Vaupel: Nettleton Junior High) Google SketchUp

Jacob Wolf House (Aaron Vaupel: Nettleton Junior High)
Google SketchUp

Jonesboro Courthouse (Nick Carter: Nettleton Junior High School) Google SketchUp

Jonesboro Courthouse (Nick Carter: Nettleton Junior High School)
Google SketchUp

Millersylvania State Park (Henry Creecy: Nettleton High School) Google SketchUp

Millersylvania State Park (Henry Creecy: Nettleton High School)
Google SketchUp

Mount Vernon (Ben Holder: Nettleton High School) Google SketchUp

Mount Vernon (Ben Holder: Nettleton High School)
Google SketchUp

New Hope School (Lake Benson: Wynne High School) Google SketchUp

New Hope School (Lake Benson: Wynne High School)
Google SketchUp

The St. Louis Arch (Logan Kumar: Nettleton Junior High) Softimage

The St. Louis Arch (Logan Kumar: Nettleton Junior High)
Softimage

The Routh Bailey House of Fayetteville, Arkansas (Brant Erwin: Nettleton Junior High School) Google SketchUp

The Routh Bailey House of Fayetteville, Arkansas (Brant Erwin: Nettleton Junior High School)
Google SketchUp

20
Mar

The Third Place Winners of the ‘Visualizing the Past’ EAST Competition are…

Felipe Guevara and Jesus Flores (Nettleton Junior High School) for their WWI Trench Warfare Model. WW 1 Model Trench Warfare Competition

This Civil War trench is a recreation of the Battle of Marne. The Battle of Marne is also known as “Miracle of the Marne.” It was a First World War battle that took place on September 5th through September 12th of 1914. It resulted in an Allied victory over the German Army. The battle effectively ended the month long German offensive that opened the war and had reached the outskirts of Paris. The counterattack of six French field armies and one British army along the Marne River forced the German Imperial Army to abandon its push on Paris and retreat northeast, setting the stage for four years of trench warfare on the Western front.

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20
Mar

And the EAST ‘Visualizing the Past’ Competition Winners Are……

We had to wait until the official announcement was made at the EAST conference before posting the winning entries to the 2014 ‘Visualizing the Past’ competition.  The  “Visualizing the Past” competition asked students to create a 3D model, reconstruction, map, or animation of some aspect of a heritage site, a national or state park, an archaeological site, or a historic site that is important to their community.  Students could focus on an established historic site or could contact the CDI to ask if a proposed site would be accepted. These sites did not necessarily need to be in the state of Arkansas. Students could use any tool to do this, including augmented reality, 3D laser scanning, Unity, virtual environments (including Second Life), animation, Sketch Up, iBook, or APP creation. Students also needed to explain how they would utilize this project within their community after the competition is over.

We had a tremendous response. DeWittEASTThe winning first place entry was  A Site to the Past (DeWitt High School:  Emily Tripplet, Rylee Beaty, Kourtney Hill, Shelby Anderson, Delia Barrett, Kahlan Phillip, and Kristen Bradley)

The main focus of our project was to help our community leaders share the history of our town. We worked with them to celebrate Arkansas County’s Bicentennial. So, with some of this project the main skills used were research skills, people skills and obtaining knowledge of the past in order to present our information.

Programs used: Qrstuff.com, SketchUp, iBook, and Weebly.com

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31
Jan

Exciting News!

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We are so excited that A-State’s Center for Digital Initiatives won the 2013 Arkansas Delta Byways Tourism Support Award! We have a great team at the CDI and we are honored to have been selected as a finalist and thrilled to win. It’s great seeing so many great things going on the Arkansas Delta, and looking forward to an incredible year as we continue to support the Arkansas State Heritage Sites.

 

29
Jan

New Website Launched for the Historic Dyess Colony and Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash

Arkansas State University’s Heritage Sites and the CDI have just launched a new website for the Historic Dyess Colony and the Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash. The website features interactive timelines, artistic illustrations of Dyess and the Cash home, as well as information about the fascinating history of the Dyess Colony. Check it out when you can! The website URL is http://dyesscash.astate.edu or just click here.

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29
Jan

SmartCampus Makes Front Page of Herald

We made the cover of the Herald! If you haven’t downloaded A-State’s newest app, do it now! For the story, click here.

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20
Jan

Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum Website Updated!

Come see our new look! The new website features interactive timelines, information about upcoming events, and so much more. Come visit us at http://hemingway.astate.edu.

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14
Jan

SmartCampus now available in the App Store!

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This is an exciting day for A-STATE and the CDI as we announce the launch of our new app, “A-State SmartCampus.” Download it today and let us know what you think!

http://www.astate.edu/news/a-state-smartcampus-mobile-app-announced-today

7
Jan

Rosanne Cash and Ruth Hawkins in Dyess

Great to see this photo of Rosanne and Ruth Hawkins! We are so excited to be working on the Dyess Johnny Cash website! We’ll let you know when it goes live later this month!

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