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Sophomore studio arts major has work selected for online article and campaign

April—Lauren Rose, a studio arts major in the art & design department at Ohio Northern University, recently had an illustration accepted for publication.

Her submission, “#RealPrincess: Lady Murasaki Shikibu,” was featured on in an article called, “Young Girls Everywhere Are Showing Disney What a Princess Really Looks Like.” The article was part of a campaign that addressed the cultural obsession of “similar-looking, stereotypical characters” of Disney princesses and that they are “perpetuated for corporate profit at the expense of girls’ self-esteem” (

“She did an amazing job illustrating and creating a back story for her princess,” said Sarah Piper-Goldberg, who runs campaigns at

Lauren is a sophomore studio arts major with a two-dimensional concentration from Coldwater, Ohio. While on campus, she has been active in Alpha Lambda Delta honorary, Phi Eta Sigma honorary, marching band, symphonic band, and the Fencing Club. Her work has won numerous awards at the annual student juried art exhibit including a first place for an African-inspired sculpture study. is a non-profit organization with the goal of motivating young people to take action around social changes through national campaigns and grants for projects that make an impact. Its 3.6 million members address issues that impact every cause, from poverty to violence to the environment.

Originally designated as the School of Fine Arts and later the College of Fine Arts, the art & design program was first established as an independent academic unit at Ohio Northern in 1878, largely as an outgrowth of course work in engineering and architectural drawing. Today, Ohio Northern offers both the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees with majors in advertising design, art education, graphic design and studio arts with concentrations in two-dimensional, three-dimensional and pre-art therapy. The department of A&D holds memberships in national organizations such as the National Art Education Association, College Art Association, Foundations in Art: Theory and Education, AIGA: The Professional Association for Design, and the National Council on Education of Ceramic Arts. The department is recognized in the “Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers” as one of the best creative programs nationwide. For additional information about the department of art & design or the University’s 2014–15 Arts Exhibition Season, contact the department at 419.772.2160.