Jessica Word – Kelsey Crouch Interview

This morning I completed my interview with Kelsey and am currently working on my rough draft to submit tomorrow morning to Kern. Kelsey was an absolute blast to talk with, and she was clearly a deserving recipient of this amazing opportunity.

She spoke with me about the application process for CSU in Oxford, what classes she will be taking, how she plans to spend her time in Europe, etc. (Needless to say, I’m quite envious of her chance to study abroad!) Notably, she is the first art history participant in the CSU in Oxford Visiting Student Program. Kelsey spoke very highly of her teachers. Drs. McCoy and Johnston and Professor McCrillis have been instrumental in her success and seizing the opportunity to go to Oxford. They inspire her to do her best which affords her these amazing opportunities.

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Junior Kelsey Crouch, Art History major

I found it interesting that Kelsey is not artistic at all. She simply loves the philosohpy, antiquity, and history of art. She said she could sit Barnes & Nobles just reading reading art history books all day.

Overall, Kelsey seemed to be an amazing girl and I wish her the best of luck! Hopefully, the writing process will go smoothly and everyone will approve of my student profile.

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Jessica Word – Student Profile

Joe Sanders, Distinguished Chair of Art and Professor of Art, asked Kern Wadkins to complete a student profile on  Ceallsach “Kelsey” Crouch to be featured in several different publications and on the College of the Art’s social media pages.  Kern asked me to take the lead on Kelsey’s interview and writing the student profile. I have six years experience in print journalism but it has be a long time since I written a profile or news article. I’m looking forward to the challenge!

Professor Sanders would like Kelsey to be interviewed regarding the Oxford program she will be attending. According to Sanders,  Regents Park (U of Oxford ) and he were impressed by Kelsey’s dedication to her subject, her academic success and her commitment to the whole learning experience in Oxford.

She’s planning to take tutorials in “The Transition from Antiquity to Middle Ages” and “Art and its Public in France” at Regents Park College. Kelsey is the first art history participant in the CSU in Oxford Visiting Student Program.  She will spend late September through early December studying art history with Oxford dons and enjoying the amazing resources in Oxford (the Ashmolean most notably) as well as London.

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This will be Kelsey’s first opportunity to spend an extended period of time in Europe. She will have an invaluable opportunity for art history students to study works of art directly in the museum and revisit those works as she continues her study throughout the semester. This type of opportunity is typically available to graduate students at well-funded institutions but Kelsey will have this experience as an undergraduate. Her period of study will be generously supported by grants and scholarships provided by CSU. Kelsey’s accomplishments are quite impressive and I am excited to talk to her and find out more!

Check out this link to a YouTube video of the main quad and main hall of Regent’s Park College at Oxford. This is a peak into what Kelsey will be seeing during her time in Oxford.