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Cagatay Atmaca with children in Beijing China. Photo submitted.

Cagatay Atmaca with local children in Beijing, China. He visited the area as part of a geological field trip in 2012. Photos submitted.

A year before coming to Missouri S&T nearly three years ago, Cagatay “Ty” Atmaca was sent to learn English in America by the Turkish Petroleum Corp., the national oil company of the Republic of Turkey.

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Artist in the community

Lara Edwards spent more than 100 hours working on a mural for the children's library in Rolla. Photo by Sam O'Keefe.

Lara Edwards spent more than 100 hours working on a mural for the children’s library in Rolla. Photo by Sam O’Keefe.

Every time Lara Edwards, who just graduated with her biological sciences degree, takes on a new art project, she makes sure to include an element that she has never tried before. So, when she agreed to paint a mural in the Leola Millar Children’s Library in the Rolla Public Library as part of her Art in the Community class last summer, Edwards fulfilled that requirement. It was the largest project she had ever taken on and the only mural that earned her college credit.

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