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The Baltimore Sun Features MICA in Story about Pet-Friendly Workplaces

The Sun Interviewed MICA Staff and Faculty about their Pet Companions

Posted 06.01.11 by MICA communications

Jan Stinchcomb and her Bijon "Cosmo" (Jed Kirschbaum, Baltimore Sun)

MICA staff and faculty were prominently featured in the Baltimore Sun in June in a story about pet-friendly work places.  The story, which has been picked up across the country by at least a dozen outlets, spotlights MICA as one of the Baltimore-area's largest pet-friendly organizations, having 150 dogs, cats and even a few rabbits roaming the campus daily. Various MICA employees were interviewed for the story about their shaggy work companions.

Included in the story is Michael Walley-Rund, writer and project coordinator at MICA, and his dog Budge, who usually relaxes under the desk while Michael works. As well, Vice Provost Jan Stinchcomb is interviewed as she regularly brings her white bichon Cosmo with her, and even President Fred Lazarus IV whose two Jack Russell terriers often roam the halls.

In regard to his colleague's furry friends, Provost Ray Allen told the Post, "It's a reminder of what is important in life. Food and relaxation."


READ: "For some Baltimore employees, every day is Take Your Dog to Work Day"
VIEW: "The Dogs of MICA" photo gallery


Image caption: Jan Stinchcomb and her Bijon "Cosmo" (Jed Kirschbaum, Baltimore Sun)

Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The College enrolls nearly 3,500 undergraduate, graduate and continuing studies students from 49 states and 52 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. With art and design programs ranked in the top ten by U.S. News and World Report, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to innovation, research, and community and social engagement. Alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as MICA remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty and other established artists.