NEW LONDON, N.H. — The Fine and Performing Arts Department presents “The Sixteen,” its annual senior art exhibition featuring graduating art majors’ work in various media, including work by Garret Carver of Peru.

An opening reception will be held  from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 22, in the Marian Graves Mugar Art Gallery, Sawyer Fine Arts Center. The exhibition runs through Saturday, May 7. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Carver graduates on May 7 with a degree in Studio Art.

BATON ROUGE, La. — University of Southern Maine students recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

Local residents include James Bradley of Mechanic Falls, Kathleen Brill of Wales, Jessica Brown of Hiram, Mary Caron of Lewiston, Katrina Guiggey of Lewiston, Corrie Minchin of Topsham, Hillary Turcotte of Auburn, April Van Houten of New Gloucester, Leah Webber of Durham.

These residents are among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Paul Webster-Pact of Wales was nominated for a Student Employee Award at the second annual Student Employee Recognition Event on April 11 at Champlain College.

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