Golden Coins and Brother Stephen at The Union

Date? March 9th
Time? 7pm
Where? MIAD Student Union
How Much? FREE
The details… Featuring live music from Milwaukee’s own, Golden Coins and touring from Michigan, Brother Stephen. Come out and be carried away by the lovely, layered sounds of Golden Coins, and the ghostly acoustic set of Brother Stephen.
Contact email:
Contact name: Paul Rabe

HYPERBOLE: Featuring Kate Brandt and Pedro Vélez

Date? Friday, February 25th
Time? 6:00-9:00 PM
Where? InterContinental Hotel
How Much? Free
The details… Gallery M at the InterContinental is pleased to announce the opening of Hyperbole, on Friday, February 25, 2011 with an opening reception from 6-9 p.m.

At a secretive press conference held Friday, February 4th, in an undisclosed location, Kate Brandt publicly announced that she will attend the opening at the InterContinental. Several art world know-it-alls have suggested that this appearance is an attempt to mend her relationship with Chicago-based critic, Pedro Vélez.

Last March, Brandt curated an exhibition entitled Kate Brandt Pink. Following the lead of the notoriously autocratic Yves Klein, participating artists were forced to comply with the imperious diva’s pink palette. Kate Brandt Pink became Brandt’s new brand. Public appearances have been sparse but noteworthy since the curator’s debut, including a photo op at the Performance Art Showcase in which Brandt posed on a pedestal with her back to the star-struck audience waiting behind padded ropes. Pedro Vélez, who was personally invited to the event by Brandt, refused to pose next to her and called the performance a “pitiful publicity stunt” in a review of the Performance Art Showcase.

That Vélez has flustered yet another art world persona is hardly outlandish. In a Newcity Art review Jason Foumberg wrote, “Vélez has a history of upsetting people, über-collector Rosa de la Cruz shouted ‘You’ll never work in the U.S. again!’ after he appropriated her name for one of his artworks, a showcard for a fictional exhibition in which she was unwittingly listed as a participant.” As a multidisciplinary artist and critic, Vélez has been known to debase the power dynamics that art world ‘celebrities,’ like Brandt, rely upon when attempting to control culture through hierarchical displays of money and status.

The InterContinental is inviting Brandt and Vélez fans, and all other curious by-standers, to attend the free opening reception, Friday, February 25, 2011, from 6-9 p.m.

For more information please visit the hotel’s website at or contact Danielle Rosen.

Contact email:
Contact name: Danielle Rosen
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Burrito Blow out

Date? Wednesday Lunch 2/23/2011
Time? Lunch Time 11 to 1:30
How Much? Free with meal plan
The details… You pick the fillings and we try to jam it into a 12″ tortilla, Rice, Beans, Meats or Tofu it does not matter. You pick we pack. Simple as that.
Contact email:
Contact name: Chef John

We met the Blood Drive Goal

The details… Scheduled donors: 5

Presenting donors: 32

Goal 25 Units

Units collected: 28

Potential number of patients helped through your efforts: 84!!! On behalf of patients here in WI and across the nation, THANK YOU!

Next Blood Drive Halloween Week 2011!!!

Contact email:
Contact name: Ricky Heldt

Support Matthew Shepard’s Mom Against Protestors

Date? March 1st, 2011
Time? 6:00-7:00
Where? Weasler Auditorium on Marquette’s Campus
How Much? FREE!
The details… Westboro Baptist Church “God Hates Fags” Protestors plan on protesting Judy Shepard. I created an event to gather everyone to show their support and counter-protest WBC. Please check out my Facebook event “Support Matthew Shepard’s Mom Against Protestors” and join myself, Marquette and the LGBT community for this great cause!
Contact email:
Contact name: Andi Woodward

CanvassCareers Web Site and Careers, Professions, Internships, Graduation

The details… Have you had problems registering or using CanvassCareers web site? Please visit Career Services. We will gladly get you set-up and show you some of the features.

Foundations and sophomore students, consider talking with us about career options and your professional goals. Juniors, come talk with us about internships or summer opportunities. Seniors, visit and discuss your post-graduation plans.

Duane Seidensticker & Renee Smith, Career Services, suite 275.
If we’re not available, please email to make an appointment,

Contact email:
Contact name: Duane Seidensticker

MIAD Blood Drive

Date? Valentine’s Day – Monday, February 14th
Time? 11 am – 5 pm
Where? Erie Street
How Much? Free
The details… Sign up now in R45B or stop by the info desk during the drive to schedule an appointment. Donate blood on Valentine’s Day and save a life.
Contact email:
Contact name: Ricky Heldt

MIAD Public Lecture Preposterous Propositions: Report from the Frontier of Contemporary Art

Date? Monday, February 14th
Time? 7:00 pm
Where? Eisner Museum, 208 N. Water Street
How Much? Free
The details… The need to solve environmental problems is inspiring some of today‘s most adventuresome works of art. Artists’ unfettered imaginations are inventing strategies that exist outside the parameters of official design / science / technological / engineering protocols. They are propelling these professions into uncharted territories of energy, use, resource management, east cycling, and many other issues that will determine the future of life on Earth.

Writer. Curator. Educator. Artist.
Author of In the Making: Creative Options for Contemporary Art ,
and Art on the Edge and Over: Searching for Art’s Meaning in Contemporary Society,

“I wish I had been given this emerging artist handbook (In the Making) when I was starting out. It certainly would have given me a fairer understanding of what real-life choices were lying ahead.” Julian LaVerdiere

“In the Making is a compelling read and ideal launchpad for anyone wanting to understand all the essential, but sometimes elusive, aspects of art-making in the 21st century.”

Contact email:
Contact name: David Martin

We Need You! Focus Groups

Date? Friday February 11th
Time? 12pm and 5pm
Where? 231 East Buffalo Street, Studio 301, Milwaukee, WI 53202
How Much? …is there a charge? or is it free?
The details… We are conducting 2 focus groups. In return for an hour of your time, you will
receive free art product and a $20 Utrecht gift certificate. If you are interested please contact You can also call 414.276.3075.
Contact email:
Contact name: Kezra Cornell

It is FAFSA filing time…

The details… It’s that time again. For students returning to MIAD in September 2011 you will need to complete the 2011-2012 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You will use your 2010 Federal tax return (and Parents’ if applicable) to complete the 2011-12 FAFSA. The sooner this is completed the sooner we can send you a Financial Aid award letter for next year. As always, if you have any questions feel free to come to the FA office and ask. We are here to help you with this process.

To complete the FAFSA go to

Contact email:
Contact name: Carol Masse