November 15, 2006


 College News

LSU seeks entries for "Animals in Art" exhibition

Posted Nov. 1, 2006

Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine is seeking entries for its 20th Annual International Exhibition on Animals in Art.

The exhibition will feature art in all media and will run from March 24-April 22, 2007. The deadline for entries is Jan. 12, 2007.

Natalie Mault, a curatorial assistant with the LSU Museum of Art, will serve as the juror and judge. The awards will include $1,000 for best of show. Dr. Janis H. Audin, AVMA editor-in-chief, will choose one work of art to appear on a cover of the JAVMA.

In 2006, some 296 artists from 42 states, Canada, Europe, and Asia submitted 749 entries—75 of which appeared in the exhibition.

The exhibition is open to artists 18 years of age or older. Works must be original, and artists must price all work for sale. The school will not accept entries that do not meet the spirit of the "Animals in Art" exhibition.

Applicants should submit artwork as 2-by-2-inch, mounted 35 mm slides or as digital images on a compact disk. The maximum size of an entry is 60-by-60 inches by 48 inches.

A nonrefundable, $10 fee must accompany each entry. A check or money order should be payable to Louisiana State University with the note "Animals in Art Entry" in the memo line.

Entry forms and information are available from Stephanie Lindsly, the school's alumni and public programs coordinator, at (225) 578-9826 or Information also is available at


Purdue appoints Reed to be dean


Dr. Willie M. ReedPurdue University has named Dr. Willie M. Reed as dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine, effective Jan. 2, 2007. He succeeds Dr. Elikplimi Asem, who has been serving as interim dean since July 2005.

Most recently, Dr. Reed has served on the faculty at Michigan State University as chairperson of the Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation and as director of the Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health. He led the expansion of the pathology department and its residency program. He also helped secure funding from the state of Michigan for a $58 million new diagnostic center that opened in 2003.

Previously, Dr. Reed had been on the Purdue faculty for eight years. He served as an associate professor of avian pathology and as the chief of the Avian Diseases Diagnostic Service. He also earned his doctorate in veterinary pathology from Purdue.

Dr. Reed is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and the American College of Poultry Veterinarians. He graduated from Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1978.