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This week’s tip is to identify your relaxation strategies and consciously employ them. Do you exercise, meditate with yoga or play frisbee with friends? Do you take 30-minute catnaps, or sing in the shower? Do you hum, whistle or force a smile to relax your body? Do you take brisk walks or phone a friend to clear your head of mental clutter? This is the time of the semester when you want to pull out your best calming and relaxation strategies to keep you going like the Ever-Ready Bunny!
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Contact Name * Cathryn Wilson

SERVICE ALERT: Green Line bus detour – Water St. bridge closed

EFFECTIVE DATE: Monday, October 31, 2016
DURATION: 7 weeks
AFFECTED AREA: Water Street between Seeboth Street and Erie Street

Due to construction on the Water Street Bridge, the Green Line will detour as follows:

• From north on 1st Street, east (right) on Pittsburgh Avenue/Young Street
• West (left) on Erie Street
• North (right) on Water Street to regular route

• From south on Water Street, east (left) on Erie Street
• South (right) on Young Street/Pittsburgh Avenue
• South (left) on 1st Street to regular route

Halloween Party Re-Cap!

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Thank you to everyone that came out last Saturday to our MIAD Halloween Party!

Thank you especially to Student Party, the RAs, and our Hall Director for helping with decorating/set-up, and take-down/clean-up.

Congratulations to our Costume Contest Winners:

1st Place: Clarisse Spieth as Korra
2nd Place: Cynthia Ho & Sabrina Kelsey as the Danny Phantom Duo
3rd Place: Emily Erdmann as Wonder Woman
Honorable Mention: Jenny Quirk as the Grim Reaper

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Contact Name * Student Party
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User Experience: Products That Shape Our Lives on view now

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Some say life is what you make of it. The newest exhibit at MIAD asserts that, more simply, life is what you make.

User Experience: Products That Shape Our Lives, on view in the Brooks Stevens Gallery October 21 – February 25, focuses on the devices we use and how their design has evolved from inception through today.

Using MIAD’s extensive product design collection and in collaboration with Milwaukee Tool, User Experience highlights the ways in which a design-centric approach has transformed many products into the ones we love and rely upon today.

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Contact Name * Dana Ehrmann
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Sign up for the MIAD Holiday Sale!

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The 2016 MIAD Holiday Sale (formerly known as the Student/Alumni Art & Design Sale) is Thursday, December 1 – Saturday, December 3.

Participation forms are now available for students and alumni.

or visit

Completed forms may be sent to or delivered to RL85B by November 14.

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Contact Name * Dana Ehrmann
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Blick offers students MIAD promos

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Blick Art Materials is offering promotions to MIAD students in the month of October. They can be viewed on their website.

Hours of operation are:
MondayFriday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Blick Art Materials is sponsoring the MIAD Holiday Sale coming up Dec. 1 – 3.

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Contact Name * Dana Ehrmann
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Don’t Forget! Deadline for Paris and Thailand Study Abroad Need-Based Grants is November 17th!

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Students applying to the 2017 MIAD Study Abroad Paris and Thailand Programs who wish to be consider for need-based study abroad grants MUST turn in their complete application packet (including deposit) by November 17th, 2016. Application materials are available outside office 450B. Contact Jenny Krantz for any questions about the programs or application.
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Contact Name * Jenny Krantz

Major Declaration Celebration

Date Of Event * Thursday, November 3, 2016
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MIAD Student Union
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The Major Declaration Celebration is an annual event that celebrates the decision that you are making to declare the major you will pursue as an upper level student at MIAD.
The following outlines the celebration event:

Major Declaration Event
Thursday, November 3, 2016
MIAD Student Union
7:30 PM Check-in and Ice Cream Sundae Social (a non-dairy option will be available)
7:55 PM: Welcome and Major Discussion
8:00 PM: Meetings with Faculty in Studio Areas of your Declared Major

See you there!

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Event Coordinator * Michelle Gross