A quiet place

Female student studies in outdoor courtyard

Photo by Christopher Gannon.

Animal science senior Alexis Smith studies outdoors in the Paula Gmelch Memorial Garden at Lagomarcino Hall. Next to Smith is art and visual culture professor and chair Ingrid Lilligren's She Was the Best Listener. The terra cotta sculpture was commissioned by university museums in 2008 in memory of Gmelch, spouse of former College of Education dean Walt Gmelch. The sculpture's title was taken from Ben Gmelch's 2007 eulogy for his mom.