LRC Tip of the Week: It is Never Too Late to Plan Ahead!

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:
Contact name: Cathryn Wilson


Leadership Position Announcement: MIAD LRC PEER TUTOR

MIAD is now accepting applications for the leadership position of MIAD Peer Tutor to start training during Spring semester, 2015.   Please read the full position description, which can be found at MIAD Canvass Careers (link below).

 We encourage all interested and eligible candidates to apply.

Application Procedure:

  • ·         Review full Job Description posted on Canvass Careers
  • ·         Complete an On Campus Student Employment form
  • ·         Attach sample of best writing to your completed application
  • ·         Obtain a recommendation from a MIAD liberal studies instructor
  • ·         Submit all materials to Cathryn Wilson by Friday, January 23, 2015

Canvass Careers:

Join MIAD Band

Date? This event is cancelled this week.  Look for more information to come.
Time? Sorry Canceled!
Where? MIAD Cafe
How Much? …is there a charge? or is it free?
The details… Join MIAD Band !!All are welcome, non musicians are formally invited !!

All instruments are welcome!

Im thinking of the group getting together to experiment and even create new instruments if desired. I have the band in mind of being a group of artists coming together to create performances and record the results.

All influences: muzak, noise band, Appalachian strings, trip hop, a cappella, death metal, emo silence, soft jazz, poetry club, Vivaldi covers etc…

See you there!

Contact email:
Contact name: Helen Hulsey






As the momentum of the semester settles into a higher activity level, it is easy to understand why students might get a little overwhelmed. This week’s tip is to use the LIST as a tool to thwart the tendency to try to think about too many things at the same time. Lists are a great tool to break down projects and assignments into manageable parts. By breaking down and listing out each part, you are better able to identify when you have time to do each part before the project/assignment is due. Additionally, because you have everything on a list and a plan when to accomplish each part, you will better be able to focus on ONE THING at a time and control the urge to become overwhelmed!


Spend Spring Break Exploring West Texas! – Deadline to Register for Spring Humanities Course is Monday, November 24th!

The details… Openings are still available in the MIAD Spring Travel course to West Texas. Earn 3 Humanities/Cultural Studies credits exploring the unique West Texas landscape with MIAD artists/instructors Shana McCaw and Brent Budsberg. Open to sophomore level students and above. Application form and info available outside office 450B. Questions? Contact Jenny Krantz now if you’re interested. Time is a-wasting!!!!
Contact email:
Contact name: Jenny Krantz, Director Creative Learning Opportunities


There’s Still TIme to Apply for MIAD Florence and Ireland Programs! – Deadline Dec 1st

The details… Want to have an amazing adventure and earn 6 MIAD credits? Apply to the MIAD Florence and Ireland Summer Programs! Students can study on-site with MIAD faculty for 4-weeks in either Florence, Italy or County Clare, Ireland. Earn 3 Studio elective credits plus 3 Liberal Studies elective credits. Application materials outside office 450B. Or contact Jenny Krantz with your questions! Deadline for applying is Monday, December 1st!!!
Contact email:
Contact name: Jenny Krantz, Director Creative Learning Opportunities


“Dissolving the Wall: Self Education with The Institution”

Join us for “Dissolving the Wall: Self Education with The Institution” with student curators Alyssa Anderson ’15 and Kayle Karbowski ’15. Learn more about their involvement with Swim Team, MIAD’s student-alumni-run curatorial program, as well as a recent curatorial project in New Mexico and their internships with current Pfister Artist in Residence Niki Johnson.

Thursday, November 20, 4:30 p.m., Todd Wehr Auditorium, light refreshments will be served.

Melissa Dorn Richards
Director of Cultural & Alumni Relations
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD)
273 E. Erie St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202


Shakespeare – Pay What You Can – This Wednesday 11/19

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre opens ‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised].  We have a Pay-What-You-Can preview performance on Wed 11/19 at 7:30 pm. This is a great opportunity for MIAD students, staff and faculty to get discounted tickets!

Student/Alumni Art & Design Sale

Date? December 4 – 6
Time? Dec. 4, 6 – 9 p.m.; Dec. 5, 5 – 9 p.m.; Dec. 6, 12 – 5 p.m.
Where? MIAD’s Fourth Floor
How Much? Free
The details… Invite family and friends to the 2014 Student/Alumni Art & Design Sale, generously sponsored by Blick Art Materials. Blick will have a table at the event, and has deal information available at:
Contact email:
Contact name: Louisa Walker


Foundations Students: Let Your Voice Be Heard!

Date? Tuesday, November 18 OR Wednesday, November 19
Time? 5:00pm to 6:30pm (at the latest)
Where? Todd Wehr Auditorium
How Much? Free to attend, need to RSVP, walk-ins not permitted
The details… Come and share your thoughts and opinions concerning academic advising. RSVP by Friday, November 14 for ONE of the two evenings to Michelle Gross, Director of Advising. The first 15 students to RSVP per session will be accepted. Walk-ins will not be permitted. Free dinner will be served. See your MIAD E-mail for more details or contact Michelle Gross.
Contact email:
Contact name: Michelle Gross