IDEA Grant Winners

Congratulations to James Grindley and Jasmine Smith, both of the class of 2020, for winning IDEA Grants.

James will be writing “The Cut of a Steer: A Contemporary American Satire,” a 33-chapter, creative fiction novel in the broad genre of post-modern Neo American Gothic, where he will discuss a variety of current events that have defined the 21st century and the world we live in today.

Jasmine will create “Old/New/Inside/Out: An Exploration of Modern and Traditional Japanese Culture,” a visual journal documenting experiences in the traditional, yet advanced, country of Japan, with a specific interest in traditional vs. modern culture and the public opinion of both to cultivate a collection of artwork and creative writings for an exhibition and reading on campus.