Events, resources, and art in celebration of Juneteenth

Artwork in the Brizdle-Schoenberg Special Collections Center.

Juneteenth, also known as “Freedom Day,” “Liberation Day,” or “Emancipation Day” and observed on June 19 every year, is the commemoration of the final, full emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. On June 19, 1865, the Union Army landed in Galveston, Texas, with the news that the Civil War had ended and enslaved […]

2SLGBTQIA+ Pride spans campus and calendar

Dancing student at the second chance prom.

Throughout the year, Ringling College of Art and Design celebrates its 2SLGBTQIA+ community with programs and initiatives—from the History of Pride in October to the Second Chance Prom in April. As the campus sits silent and empty of all its students during the nationally-recognized Pride Month in June, here is a look back at some […]

CDI launches new podcast, Rising Together

Nate Jacobs on the set with the Rising Together co-hosts.

Rising Together, a new podcast on the art and design of inclusion launches today, produced at Ringling College of Art and Design. The podcast spotlights the transformative power of art and design in shaping inclusive spaces, communities, and mindsets. In each episode, co-hosts Elҫin Haskollar, Ph.D. and Curtis Anderson invite special guests, from community leaders […]

Ringling College celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride Month in October

Students share coming out stories at Pride event.

Throughout the month of October, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion organized a series of LGBTQ+ events and programs. Together with a group of student organizers, the Center dedicated October as Ringling College of Art and Design’s Pride Month—as a time when students are on campus and as a celebration of the national LGBTQ+ Pride […]

Ringling College welcomes new Dean of Students for Diversity and Inclusion

Headshot of Dr. Elcin Haskollar, Ph.D.

In August, Ringling College of Art and Design readily received Dr. Elcin Haskollar, Ph.D. as the new Dean of Students for Diversity and Inclusion. Dr. Haskollar is an award-winning higher education leader, whose past experiences include providing strategic direction to student affairs offices, programs, and services on the foundations of cross-cultural understanding, and strategizing and […]

Ringling’s Drag Club creates safe Queer Space in artful ways

Drag performer with surrealesque large eyes and extra eyes on cheeks, covered with viney leaves.

Ringling College’s Drag Club is a weekly group meet-up that organizes events for drag performers, enthusiasts, and anyone interested in learning more about the craft. The club was established in 2021, and has since become an outlet for Ringling students to support each other through the many crises facing queer communities. The club follows the […]

Patriot Plaza artwork donated to honor Ringling’s veterans and military families

Three men and two women stand alongside a veterans memorial sculpture, lined with US military flags

Friday, April 21, on Ringling College of Art and Design’s Scott Plaza, Resilience was unveiled and dedicated to Ringling’s community of veterans and military families. A strong and stoic block of white Georgian marble, the sculpture by artist Larry Kirkland was created as part of his larger Testimonies series which were originally installed at Sarasota’s […]

Celebrating our UWC scholars on International Women’s Day

Graphic logo with two interlinked circles each depicting different sides of the globe with letters UWC.

For International Women’s Day we caught up with four seniors from the Davis United World Scholars program, to hear about their plans after graduation. The United World Colleges program began in 1962, in South Wales. It was the conception of German educator Kurt Hahn, who, during the height of the Cold War, had the idea […]

Ringling Students Selected to Exhibit Artwork in Visions in Black

(L to R): Kiron Robinson ’22, Motion Design; Joelle St. Julien ’21, Photography and Imaging; Jesse Clark ’23, Photography and Imaging; Jahkori Dopwell Hall ’22, Illustration Twelve local college students and graduates, four of whom are Ringling College of Art and Design students and alumni, have been selected to exhibit their work in Visions in Black. […]