The details… Welcome back from the MIAD Library Staff! In case you didn’t notice, your old account login for TOPCAT is not longer working. Over the summer we changed our operating system and as a result all logins/passwords were changed. You can access your account by using your full MIAD email address and the first time you login – use the password: riverrat. [You can change your password after you login.]

To help you get familiar with our new TOPCAT layout, we will be including a new TOPCAT tutorial on the Library ePortfolio that will demonstrate one of the features you might find useful. The ePortfolio is updated weekly, so be sure to check back regularly. (link below)

Library Staff will happily answer any questions you have about navigating on the new layout.

Contact email:
Contact name: Cathryn Wilson
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The details… Recent polls confirm that one of the best college success tools is the “Planning Calendar.” Pick the size and type that works best for you – to carry with you and/or to post on your studio/apartment wall – and use it religiously! [Or use the newest MIAD planning calendar!!!!]

Peer tutors are extensively experienced in the use of this sometimes seemingly complicated, tool ~ so don’t hesitate to make an appointment for some top notch guidance on how to get maximum impact from minimal effect!

Tutors available MondayThursday 10:50 am-6:00 pm

Contact email:
Contact name: Cathryn Wilson

1st Party of the Semester

Date? Friday, August 28th
Time? 2pm
Where? The Library
How Much? fReE
The details… Come join Student Party for their first meeting of the semester. Free pizza provided as we discuss the upcoming AIDs Walk, Halloween Party and other initiatives/events, and ideas you might have!

Can’t make it out to the first meeting, but still want to be involved? Contact us and we will send you the meeting minutes!

Contact email:
Contact name: Student Party

MIAD Student Planners…Get Yours Now!

The details… Have you seen all of the new students with the awesome new MIAD Student Planner? Are you wondering where you can get one of these helpful tools? Stop by the green desk in R45, or fill out the order form at the link below. They are only $7, the money goes to support Student Party, and the cost is billed to your student account. Don’t miss out!
Contact email:
Contact name: Michelle Gross

Congratulations From Digicopy!

Happy First Week, everyone!


The Survey Contest is over, and the winners have been randomly selected.


From the Student Survey, Madeline Witkus, has won a $25 gift certificate for DigiCopy!

From the Faculty Survey, Erin Hill has won a $50 gift certificate for MOVIDA!


Congratulations everyone and thanks again for all your great feedback and questions!!

They have been extremely helpful to us and will continue to help us help serve you all better.


If you have not taken the survey yet, please go ahead! Although the contest has ended, the feedback you give to us will never stop helping us. I have answered almost every question that has been submitted (there are 2 student questions I haven’t answered as of yet, but only because they are gloriously challenging and I want to give you a good answer!), so please ask us anything you might like to know!


Thank you again and enjoy your first day back!


Marisa Gerler
Customer Service Representative


DigiCOPY, Inc.
222 East Erie St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
O: 414-291-4050
C: 708-692-4015
F: 414-291-4088


NEW! Student Success Workshops

The details… Check out the NEW Student Success Workshops! These helpful and informative one-hour workshops are primarily geared towards Foundations students, however, all students will find them helpful and are welcome to attend. Click on the link below to sign-up for workshops that you are interested in attending! You can also find information about the workshops on the Student Advising Moodle which every MIAD student is enrolled in.
The first workshop is on Monday, August 31 at 7:15pm in the Todd Wehr: Finding Your Fit at MIAD
Contact email:
Contact name: Michelle Gross

Student Clubs and Organizations Fair

Date? August 24 and 25
Time? 9am-3pm
Where? Entrance Gallery
The details… Looking to get involved? To kick off the school year MIAD is hosting t a clubs and organizations fair during the first two days of classes. Stop by the Entrance Gallery a visit such clubs like:

MKE Print Collective
Third Word Writers
Rainbow Rats
Swim Team
Student Party

And More !

There will be raffles, snacks, and free swag!

Interested in starting a club? Let us know! Contact Student Party for more info.

Contact email:
Contact name: Student Party

Sand Sculpture Competition, this Saturday!

Date? Aug. 22
Time? 1-4pm
Where? Atwater Beach
How Much? …is there a charge? or is it free?
The details… Come watch MIAD students transform Atwater Beach into a sand-sculpture gallery! The artists will work in small groups and build up to 20 beach sculptures. Prizes will go to the best overall sculpture, the most creative sculpture, and other categories determined on the day of the event.Only Freshman and new students can enter the event, but all other students, faculty, and staff are welcome to come show support, and hang out for the rest of the Surf @ Water festival!
Contact email:
Contact name: Student Party

NEW! MIAD Student Planners – Order Yours Now ! Limited Supply !

The details… Be one of the first to get your hands on the NEW MIAD Student Planner! All Foundations and Transfer students are given these planners as a part of their Orientation, so we have a limited amount to sell to upperclass students. First come, first served!
$7 a piece, charged to your student account! Fill out the form below and pick up your planner at the Student Services Desk in R45 when you get to campus!
Contact email:
Contact name: Michelle Gross