Have you taken the ePortfolio survey?

Date? Please respond by Friday, Feb.3
The details… Last year an ePortfolio Task Force was formed to research the potential use of digital portfolios for all students at MIAD.

We have compiled a quick survey to gauge your experience using and learning with digital portfolio tools.

Your participation is much appreciated!

Contact email: kimtondryk@miad.edu
Contact name: Kim Tondryk
Weblink http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DK85KPM



The details… It is true, “Schedule it and it will happen!” When time does not seem to be on your side, take five minutes to plan and see what happens! Try the following:

Identify the tasks (projects/assignments) that need to be done.
Determine how long each task will take.
Consider whether any activities can be combined.
Determine if big tasks can be broken down into smaller tasks that may be easier to schedule (between classes/on the bus).
Create a master list of all tasks and prioritize by deadline.

Then look at the times you have open on your calendar…and start scheduling the tasks, with priority items scheduled first.

If you get stuck, don’t forget the tutors in the Learning Resource Center are available to provide whatever assistance and/or guidance you might need. We are here for YOU!

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


Present Music Around 30

Date? March 3, 2012
Time? 7:30pm
Where? Turner Hall Ballroom
How Much? $15-$35; students half price
The details… Present Music, Milwaukee’s new music ensemble, will provide the stage for 30 of the brightest, most inventive young composers, musicians, dancers, designers, videographers, and visual artists from Milwaukee and around the country.
Contact email: laura@presentmusic.org
Contact name: Laura Russart
Weblink http://www.presentmusic.org/concerts/around-30.aspx


RA and Mentor Application Deadline

What? Resident Advisor  and Mentor Application Deadline
The details… Applications are due Friday, February 3rd before NOON. Please submit ALL RA application materials to either Tony Nowak or Anne Morningstar and submit all Mentor application materials to Jennifer Crandall.


Free Yoga and Meditation Weekly Classes For MIAD Students

Date? Begins Friday, January 27th – End of Spring Semester
Time? 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Where? Yama Yoga Studio, Buffalo Street
How Much? FREE
The details… Amy May will be leading Yoga again this semester, on Fridays! The class will begin Friday, January 27th and go through the end of Spring semester. All you need to bring are comfy clothes and yourself. Yoga is a great relaxation after a long week of work!
Contact email: annemorningstar@miad.edu
Contact name: Anne Morningstar

Student Parking Permits

The details… Student parking permits are ready for pick up. If you have registered for student parking this semester your parking permit is ready to be picked up. Please stop by the security desk to pick up your new permit for this semester. Last semester permits are no longer valid.There will be a grace period until Friday January 20th to get your new permit.Once you have your new permit be sure to hang the permit from your rear view mirror so it can be easily seen. Any vehicle parked in the student lot with out the proper permit will be ticketed by the Milwaukee Police. Security as well as the owner of the lot will be checking the lot on a daily basis several times a day to ensure that only those who paid for parking and have a valid permit are parking in the MIAD student lot. Also note that the visitor lot located direc tly across from the school is strictly off limits for student, staff and faculty parking. Any illegally parked vehicles will be ticketed and or towed.
Contact email: keithkotowicz@miad.edu
Contact name: Keith Kotowicz


Learning Resource Center Tip of the WeeK: MANAGE YOUR MONEY!

The details… As you probably already know, art supplies, food, and bills add up. Learning to keep track and budget your money can significantly reduce stress over financial concerns. If last semester left you short on grocery money, you may be interested in checking out the following link for a no-nonsense worksheet to get you started on creating your own budget worksheet.

Budgeting benefits include: reduces time and energy worrying about how the bills will be paid; provides information for a well-thought out plan for your income and expenses; lets you know if you need to consider additional income from a job; and, eliminates one more distraction from the focus needed to succeed in your college program!

If you would like to talk over strategies to create a plan, options for dealing with problems you anticipate, or would just like to have someone work through the process with you, don’t hesitate to make an appointment with a peer tutor. (They have had first-hand experience!)

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