UWP Welcomes Holtz to Communication Department

November 6, 2002

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PLATTEVILLE- Christine Holtz, Assistant Professor of Communication is a "picture perfect" fit to the team at UWP.

Christine grew up in Sodus, a small town in western New York.

"The landscape here is similar to back home," said Holtz. " There are a lot more conveniences here. Now, I don't have to drive 40 minutes to get to a movie theatre!"

Holtz decided to join UWP because she liked the concept of moving to a small town and being able to become involved in the community.

"I also liked the idea of having small classes so that I would be able to spend time with students individually," said Holtz.

Holtz will be teaching survey of graphic communications, printing techniques and photography classes on campus. Holtz is also the advisor for the Southwest Graphic Society.

Christine started her education at the School of Art Institute of Chicago and then transferred to the Rhode Island School of Design where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She then went to the Rochester Institute of Technology to acquire a Masters of Fine Arts degree from.

Holtz previously taught at the Rochester Institute of Technology and hopes to bring strong photo skills to the classroom and help students understand photography as a whole.

In her free time, Holtz's favorite hobby is taking pictures or dealing with imaging in some way. She also enjoys cooking, especially dishes including seafood.

To prepare for class, Holtz compiles PowerPoint presentations, reads literature and finds articles that are recent that can help students learn about the ever-changing technologies within the field. Holtz said she abides by a philosophy of "Read it, hear it and show it."

"I want to encourage the students to strive for a good work ethic, and challenge them in new ways," said Holtz. "I use multiple components to explain the same concepts because students learn in different ways," said Holtz.

"I enjoy helping students reach their hopes and dreams. If I could help just one student, that would make me happy. Everyone needs someone to believe in them," said Holtz.

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