8 1/2 x 11 Newsletter, Vol. 23, No. 17, November 1, 2012
M. Stephanie Murray has been named director and academic adviser of the BXA Intercollege Degree Programs, part of the College of Fine Arts. Murray also serves as adjunct assistant professor at CMU. In her new role, Murray will increase her involvement in the administration of the BXA programs, working with affiliated departments, schools and colleges that are part of this cross-disciplinary experience. The three BXA bachelor's degree programs offer students the opportunity to combine fine arts and other areas of study for "integrated degrees" that are increasingly popular — not only among students, but also among companies recruiting graduates who are both academically and creatively accomplished. "We're confident that Stephanie's leadership will be key to helping the BXA programs continue to flourish and grow," said Dan Martin, dean of the College of Fine Arts. "We're seeing more students investigating where a BXA degree can take them, and Stephanie will help them craft a plan."