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Campus Beautification Committee Helps Fold Origami into Community Art

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The Campus Beautification Committee and the Origami Club held a Crane-a-Thon to create a new work of campus art. Photo by John Griffin.

The Campus Beautification Committee (CBC) continues to pick up ‘STEAM’ with new projects transforming more corners of our campus into #SBUtiful works of student-commissioned art. One of the latest took flight recently at a co-sponsored CBC/Origami Club event, called Crane-a-thon.

In SAC Ballroom B — with treats, drinks, fun and camaraderie to keep them going — young and not-so-young, expert and novice student, faculty and staff folders got their ‘crane on’ to help create the 1,000 small paper figures that will become a completed work of art, designed by student artist Ellie Lu as part of a campus-wide contest. In all, they folded more than 300 cranes.

Like the Pride origami flag before it, the new piece will be displayed at the Charles B. Wang Center before finding a more permanent home on campus. And like all CBC projects, the flag design represents a full-on campus community effort and a theme that reflects our diversity and spirit.

More folding events — supported by other student groups around campus — will continue through March, with the flag hoped to be assembled and displayed shortly after. Stay tuned origami enthusiasts, art lovers and campus-spirited individuals everywhere!

— Ellen Cooke

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