Elizabeth Long Alumni Profile
- Graduation Year: 2016
- Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Art History (music minor)
A 2016 UE graduate, Elizabeth Long is currently pursuing a M.A. in Art History at the University of Kansas. Recently, Elizabeth received a competitive summer fellowship through the university’s Hall Center for the Humanities. She spent her fellowship at Mid-America Arts Alliance in Kansas City, where she worked in exhibition development for their traveling exhibition program, primarily developing education materials for “Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life.”
Several factors influenced Elizabeth’s decision to join the Honors Program while at UE. She explains, “I enjoyed being challenged in honors and AP classes and wanted that to continue at UE. I was also excited about the opportunity to develop a research project of my choosing independent from my classes. Additionally, the community aspect was appealing because it provided opportunities to meet students from all over campus.”
Elizabeth recalls having great experiences in honors classes at UE. For example, “Dr. Gahan’s First Year Seminar on Irish literature was one of my favorite classes at UE. The content of the class was fascinating, the students formed a cohesive group, and we always had great discussions. Dr. Gahan is an engaging and supportive professor who strongly encouraged critical thinking.” She also benefitted from the honors section of British Studies while studying at Harlaxton. “The high expectations of Dr. Green pushed me to a level I may not have reached otherwise. Under his guidance my writing and research skills improved exponentially, and I will be forever grateful to him.”
In addition, Elizabeth enjoyed the opportunity to create her own unique experience for the honors project. “I loved the freedom to undertake a project of my choosing. I was able to combine my greatest interests, art and music, into one project that studied the relationship between Wassily Kandinsky and Arnold Schönberg which concluded with a performance of Schönberg’s Drei Klavierstücke Op. 11, No. 2.”
After completing her M.A. degree, Elizabeth plans to pursue a Master of Arts Management in preparation for work in the business and/or educational aspects of museums and arts organizations.