Campus Culture

Seeds, Bees, and Biomimicry Feed IAIA’s Growing Seed Bank

By Triana Reid Teresa Quintana opens the middle drawer of a dark green file cabinet and gently picks up various mason jars, paper sacks, and plastic baggies. Quintana (Kiowa), the program associate and gardener with the Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Land-Grant Program, says their names, reading labels on the containers or peering inside...
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IAIA Shuttle Driver Sees Students Flourish Over the Years

If you’re new to the Institute of American Indian Arts, you are likely to become acquainted with Student Life’s Transportation driver, Alvin Sandoval. When student, faculty and staff ride the shuttle, they are likely to hear and share a story or two with Sandoval, a Diné, man from Pueblo Pintado Chapter, a community within the...
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IAIA Internship Program Key to Student Success

By Nancy Beauregard Internships for both credit and non-credit at the Institute of American Indian Arts provide students the opportunity to explore career options in their areas of interest. Students are placed in the organizations of their choice and although many internships do not offer compensation, there are two paid programs to take advantage of...
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Students Raise Their Voices to Bring a Coffee Shop to IAIA

By Deborah Svatos On a college campus like that of the Institute of American Indian Arts, a place for students to come together and socialize such as a coffee shop has the potential to be hugely beneficial to the social interactions and comfort of students. Thanks to Monika Guerra, of Mexican descent, and a BFA...
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The New IAIA Workshop Lab

By Russel Stolins At the start of the Fall 2018 term, one of the Institute of American Indian Arts computer labs was vacant, and no courses were being held there. Academic Dean Charlene Teters looked it over with me and said I could do whatever I wanted with the space. The lab’s original layout had...
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IAIA Learning Lab Offers Support to Students

By Lyric Snodgrass As finals week approaches, students tend to be more on-edge, worrying about that paper they need to revise or stress about how well they think they’ll do on that test next week or try to squeeze in that last-minute bit of extra credit. But for students struggling through the workload, there is...
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Rez Style: Haircuts Shape a Community

By Jesse Short Bull     Jacob “JB” Briggs  is quickly earning a reputation for being one  of  Santa Fe’s best kept secrets when it comes to  fine  haircuts. Briggs,  a  20-year-old college freshmen  and  a  cinematic arts major  at the Institute of American  Indian  Arts,  has seen  his  haircuts and expertise  flourish over the...
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