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What I've Learned Since College: An interview with Maurice (Sandy) Pearson
Fall 2009
Maurice Pearson was born in Chicago in 1904. When he was just a year old, his family moved west and settled in Ferndale on 40 acres near the Lummi Indian reservation. Everyone called him Sandy because of his red hair.After high school, Pearson wor...
Categories: Alumni
Tags: Dance


What is Art For?
Spring 2009
Art, says independent scholar Ellen Dissanayake '57, is "making special." It is an act that gives us a sense of belonging and meaning. It is passed from mother to child. Its origins lie deep in our evolutionary past. It makes us human.
Categories: Anthropology, Fine Arts
Tags: Evolution, Art history, Dance


Wings to Fly
Fall 2003
Mia Song Swartwood hovered over the Gladish Auditorium stage on pointe, adorned in vibrant plumage of gold, teal, and purple, arms stretched skyward, joyous in flight. Cast in the lead role of The Sparrow Queen, the May 10 inaugural production of ...
Categories: Performing arts
Tags: Dance


Friendly People
Winter 2002
William Hewitt built his dream on Blake Island. Hewitt is gone, but his dream lives on in Native tradition and the rich aroma of roasting salmon.
Categories: Business, Cultural studies
Tags: Tourism, Dance, Native Americans


Dancing for the Gods
Fall 2002
On a recent spring evening, the audience at Daggy Hall was mesmerized by a rare glimpse of a complex and ancient culture. For more than two hours, Raji Soundararajan, who by day is a research associate with the Center for Materials Research, dance...
Categories: Performing arts
Tags: India, Dance


Whispered prayers
Fall 2002
On the floor of Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum, Native American children dressed in full regalia run off steam before the grand dance at the Pah-Loots-Pu Powwow this Saturday night in April. One of them is Red Bear McCloud, the 5-year-old son of...
Categories: Performing arts, Cultural studies
Tags: Native Americans, Dance