A Journey in Design: Exploring, Mapping & Making

Date? Thursday, March 3
Time? 7:30-8:30pm
Where? Brooks Stevens Gallery
How Much? FREE
The details… Communication Design faculty candidate Sandra Maxa will share examples of how vibrant city experiences have influenced her professional work and experiments in design.
Contact email: marielarson@miad.edu
Contact name: Marie Larson

Photography Silent Auction

Date? March 4, 2011
Time? 6PM-10PM, bidding to end at 9PM
Where? 712 N. Milwaukee Street, 2nd Floor of Planet Bead
How Much? free admission
The details… Prints donated by current photography seniors and alumni. All proceeds benefit the making of a MIAD senior photography catalog. Raffle winners announced at 9:15PM.
Contact email: miadphotocatalog@gmail.com
Contact name: Rose Tarman & Lara Ohland

MIAD Mentor Position Deadline Extended

The details… Leadership Position Announcement: MIAD MENTOR

MIAD is now hiring for the leadership position of MIAD Mentor for Fall 2011. Please read the attached position description. We encourage all interested and eligible candidates to apply.

Application Requirements:

Complete On Campus Student Employment form, including two referents (one referent being MIAD faculty or staff)

Current Resume

Cover letter (including statement of intent for serving as Mentor)

Application forms located on line (On Campus Student Employment Form) and at the Student Service Help Desk in Room RL45.

NEW Application Deadline: March 21, 2011

Submit completed application packet to
Jennifer Crandall, Associate Dean of Students

Please place paper application packets in Jennifer Crandall’s mailbox in the Faculty/Staff mailroom.

Contact email: jennifercrandall@miad.edu
Contact name: Jennifer Crandall
Weblink https://zmail.miad.edu/home/rickyheldt@miad.edu/Katie%20Troeger%27s%20Supervisor%20Manual%20Forms/Application%20.pdf

Protect Financial Aid

The details… The Wisconsin Legislature will vote soon on the future of financial aid for Wisconsin college students in 2011. This year, 467 of MIAD’s students are relying on financial aid from the state of Wisconsin.
Financial aid is in danger in the 2011 state budget. Please help protect financial aid for students at MSOE and other private colleges and universities across the state. It’s easy, and will only take a minute of your time.
How you can help:
• Sign the electronic petition. Names equate to votes, and we must let our elected officials know that people are watching this issue.
• Click here to find the name and contact information for your local legislators. Send them a message saying that you know a better-educated workforce is a good thing for Wisconsin and that you hope they will vote to protect financial aid.
• Contact Governor Walker’s office at (608) 266-1212 or Governor@wisconsin.gov and ask him to include financial aid as part of his budget.
• Share this information with your family, co-workers, friends and anyone else you think will join us.
Every phone call, every petition signature, and every e-mail is critical. Thousands of Wisconsin college students who qualify for financial aid are on a waiting list because there isn’t enough funding available.
Contact email: carolmasse@miad.edu
Contact name: Carol Masse

Contest: Design the Bathroom Doors for Pizza Shuttle

The details… $50.00 in Pizza Shuttle gift certificates for the winner.

We are using a pressure sensitive vinyl laminate full color or black and white -35X79- that covers the whole door. The sign needs to make clear which is the mans and which is the women’s room and needs to be family friendly.

The contest ends March 21– please submit entries or any questions to pizzamail@pizzashuttle.com. Contact us back if you need anymore info.

Contact email: pizzamail@pizzashuttle.com
Contact name: Mark Gold
Weblink www.pizzashuttle.com

Anchor’s Away Public Art Exhibit

Date? Artist Proposals due March 17th. Artist have 2 months for preperation.
Time? N/A
Where? Lake Geneva, WI and all of Walworth Co.
How Much? Artists will receive $100 for materials. 1st prize for Sailboat $1,500, 2nd prize $750. 1st prize for Woodie $750, 2nd prize $500.
The details… We are looking for artists to design 100 boats that will be displayed in Lake Geneva and Walworth Co. WI all summer long. Artists will receive $100 for materials and compete for 1st prize of $1,500 and 2nd prise $750 for sailboat, and for Woodie $750 for 1st prize and $500 for 2nd prize. All boats will display the artists name all summer long at their ports of call. Artists will be recognized at the kick-off event hosted by the Abbey Resort and Spa on June 5th and at the final auction also hosted by the Abbey Resort on Sept. 25th as part of the International Boat Show. Artist Packets are due by March 17th. Artists will be able to pick up their boat the last week in March. They will have until June 4th to complete the project. All proceeds from the auction will go to SMILES Therapeutic Riding Center for c hildren and adults with special needs. If you are interested in being an artist, please contact Kathy J. Hansen at 262-880-3977, SMILES at 262-882-3470, or go to www.smiles.nu and download a proposal packet.
Contact email: kathyjhanse@hotmail.com
Contact name: Kathy Hansen
Weblink http://www.smiles.nu

ARTISTS SOUGHT Anchor’s Away Public Art Exhibit in Lake Geneva and Walworth Co is Looking for Artists

The details… Back by popular demand, Special Methods in Learning Equine Skills, Inc. (SMILES) is planning a public art exhibition to set sail for Walworth County, WI in June, 2011. The “Anchor’s Away” Public Art Project will feature over 100 masterfully painted fiberglass sailboats and woodies, or replicas of a classic wooden boat. The Anchor’s Away Artist Review Panel is currently seeking artist proposals for the boats.

The fiberglass boats will serve as elegant canvases for local, regional and national artisans to express their creativity. The sailboat sculpture is 50” high, 48” long and 20” wide; the woodie sculptures measure 10” high, 36” long and 12” wide. Anyone with an artistitc bent or imaginative vision may submit a proposal to decorate one of these gracefully sculptured vessels to the Anchor’s Away Artist Review Panel before March 17th, 2011. To obtain an Anchor’s Away Artist Proposal Packet or Sponsorship Packet, visit the SMILES web site at www.smiles.nu or call 262 882-3470. Once the Review Panel has accepted the proposals, artisans will have three months to complete their exclusive designs.

Contact email: kathyjhanse@hotmail.com
Contact name: Kathy J. Hansen
Weblink http://www.smiles.nu

MIAD Learning Resource Center: TIP OF THE WEEK


Use an appointment calendar for EVERYTHING! Calendars are great for listing study time, keeping track of project goals and deadlines, and identifying free time to relax and replenish.

For personalized suggestions schedule an appointment to meet with a peer tutor in the Learning Resource Center, 10:50 am – 1:30 pm, MondayFriday.

Contact email: cathrynwilson@miad.edu
Contact name: Cathryn Wilson

Call Out! for the April Fools’ Murder Mystery Dinner

Date? 02.21.11 – 03.11.11
Time? Ongoing opportunity to RSVP (3 weeks)
Where? RSVP via e-mail (listed below)
How Much? FREE!!!
The details… Here’s the deal. MIAD is going to host it’s first school-wide Murder Mystery Dinner Theater on April 1st, in the Eisner. If you are interested in participating, please RSVP before March 11th. This event is open to the entire school, whether you prefer to perform OR be a spectator. This is a dinner theater show, so food will be provided (FREE).
Contact email: annemorningstar@miad.edu
Contact name: Anne Morningstar