First Student Government Meeting

Date? Sunday, September 5th
Time? 5:00pm
Where? The Student Union
How Much? Free food will be provided
The details… Anyone who is interested in becoming involved in Student Government should come to this meeting. We will be going over the Student Government agenda for the 2010 – 2011 school year. FREE FOOD
Contact email:
Contact name: Kyle Diener

Join Admissions on Facebook!

The details… Hello River Rats!

Even though you haven’t worked directly with admissions for the past year or so, we’d like you all to join us on our MIAD Admissions Facebook page to be part of our dialogue with prospective MIAD students.

Your experiences and contributions have made MIAD what it is and are an invaluable resource to any potential new student; please use these to contribute to the page with any tips, advice, or support that you think would help a new MIAD student in their journey to becoming a future River Rat.

We’re excited to have you on our page and will be seeing you around campus!

MIAD Admissions on Facebook:

Contact email:
Contact name: Brett Henzig

On-Campus Jobs

On-Campus jobs will be posted the first day of classes, Monday August 30th, 2010 on CanvassCareers, MIAD Career Services online job website.
If you have not yet registered with CanvassCareers please do so,
Any questions or concerns please contact Duane or Katie in Career Services,
Contact email:
Contact name: Katie Nickels

Transportation and Parking

Reminder: All students carrying a course load of 12 credits or more will receive a UPASS. The UPASS will be attached to your ID card. This will provide you with unlimited access to ride the bus in Milwaukee County to and from school. We strongly encourage you to make use of your UPASS, but if for some reason you feel that you need a car take a look at the next page on options for commuter parking.  Parking is not available in the Commuter lot for students that are living in the Residence Hall.

Commuter Meal Plan

Commuting students may purchase meals in advance or when you arrive on campus for the MIAD Café. This eliminates the worry about bringing a lunch or carrying cash every day. Meals are good for an “all you can eat” meal. The Commuter Meal Plan can be used for any meal served by Sodexo Campus Services. Our goal is to provide students with good food at a fair price. “All you can eat” means all you can reasonably eat in one meal. It does not cover snacks between meals.

Your meal is prepaid and a continuing balance is maintained in the food service database. You can ask the cashier at any time to tell you how many meals you have remaining on your ID card.

The cost of the meal plan is 30 Meals for $150.00. The commuter meal plan is sold in blocks of 30 meals you can add more meals on at any time in blocks of 30 meals for $150 per block.

  • Bonus! Three extra meals free with fully punched Frequent Diners Club Card. See Chef or Cashier for details at your first meal.

To introduce our new Commuter Students to the MIAD Café we have arranged for all Commuters to eat for free during Orientation week. We feel once you “get a taste” of what we have to offer you will be happy you purchased a Commuter Meal Plan to make your meal times easier.

See you at the MIAD Café’

All that you need to do is open the attached form and send it in.

MIAD’s New Floor Plan

Well the day has finally come. We have decided to abandon the color designations for the floors and  move toward creating a more logical way of numbering rooms within the building. While this is not a perfect or final resolution to fixing our way-finding problems, we think it’s a good first step.

Taking our cue from the elevator…
• The River Level rooms will stay essentially the same and be defined as RL + room number. (i.e. the Student Services Suite is RL45).
• The 1st Floor numbers will change from B + number to 1+ number (ex. B35 changes to 135).
• The 2nd Floor numbers will change from Y + number to 2+ number (ex. Y10A changes to 210A).
• The 3rd Floor numbers will change from G + number to 3+ number (ex. G60 changes to 360).
• The 4th Floor numbers will change from P + number to 4+ number (ex. P75C changes to 475C).

You’ll notice that any letters at end of the numbers will remain.
Because we want to keep to 3 digit numbers, all rooms currently designated as 100 will change to 99. So, for example, the Photo area will change from Y100 to 299.

Since the larger circle signs found in the hallway only have numbers on them, we will be leaving these in place for now.

Altered signage necessary for the 1-4 floors will be ready to go by the start of Fall semester.

Student Union Gallery – Call for Proposals

The details… The Student Union is lovable in its sort of wilted shabbiness. You can expect some things to be broken or out of stock but there’s always coffee and your friends work there. In contrast, this year, we have an opportunity to utilize the Union’s gallery space to work together to bring fresh, solid new work to the community, to help everyone gain experience working with proposals and sustained projects that don’t have to fit into the confines of a class.

That said, what are your ideas? What do you want to work on this year? Proposals for projects/curated shows should include a visual overview, project rationale, budget and timeline. Feel free to include any additional information you feel necessary, sketches etc. and send to

Thanks! I’m excited to see what everyone can come up with and to start working!

Contact email:
Contact name: Sara Caron