Art on campus

Baby doll and model of human earProfessional Effects

Exhibit dates: October 31 – December 23
Location: Library Display Cases

The "life of the mind" is often mistakenly cast as an internal intellectual pursuit only. But scholars have always used physical tools, and are sometimes even drawn to their respective fields because of these tools. These objects can have special bearing on how we perceive the world around us, or can be purely utilitarian instruments for executing research. In other cases, they are simply the way we communicate (teaching) to others about our fields of study. More broadly stated, they are our professional effects.   

These unique items, characterizing a broad range of scholarly activity, will be on exhibit in the Library display cases from October 31 – December 23.

Reinventing the Wheel: Stories of Life After Spinal Cord Injury

Exhibit dates: now – December 1
Location: Dengerink Administration Building

The result of an online “disability” image search will most often generate somber, sad, and hopeless imagery that perpetuates stereotypes and fails to reflect the real lives of individuals with disabilities. Contrary to popular beliefs, and like all other members of society, people with disabilities can live happy and successful lives, are active members of their communities, and make important contributions to society.

This collection of visual storytelling highlights real lives, starts conversations, changes attitudes and empowers many to shift views leading to better access to housing, employment, education and recreation for people with disabilities.


Entry to campus exhibits is free. WSU Vancouver galleries are open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205. Parking is available at parking meters or in the blue lot for $3.00.