$2,500 Scholarship from Redfin

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Redfin is offering a $2,500 scholarship. To apply, in 800 words or less, answer the following question:
When the population of a city grows, low-income people are often forced to move to more affordable areas outside of the city. Many initiatives have been proposed or implemented to keep affordable housing within city limits. Identify one such initiative and discuss its pros and cons.
See the below link for additional details. The application deadline for the fall application is July 31st.
Contact Email * kristinaalvarez@miad.edu
Contact Name * Kristina Alvarez
Website Link https://www.redfin.com/resources/scholarship

RA, Mentor, Ambassador and Tutor Applications Due February 3rd !

RA, Mentor, Ambassador and Tutor Applications Due February 3rd

MIAD RA:  RA’s provide leadership, direction, and support to our 252 residential students from the moment they move in throughout their stay in college housing. Because they live next door to the students for whom they are responsible, RA’s know their residents and use that knowledge to help them make connections with their classmates and with MIAD. At this time we are also hiring RA’s for our Pre-College Core and Majors Program, which take place during the month of July.  Pre-College RAs host programs, keep track of our visiting high school students, and help with other duties as assigned.

MIAD Mentor:  If you enjoy working with people and are interested in developing your leadership skills, being a MIAD Mentor is for you! MIAD mentors welcome new students to the college, run orientation events and assist students in the transition to college life.  We are looking for strong candidates and we encourage you to apply.

MIAD Ambassador:  A MIAD Ambassador is a knowledgeable and experienced tour guide and public event host. Ambassadors represent MIAD to the external community. A MIAD Ambassador possesses strong academic skills, speaking skills, is enthusiastic and out-going; able to confidently and enthusiastically lead tours, and is key to making events successful at MIAD.

MIAD Tutor: If you are interested in assisting your peers develop academic competence in writing, as well as work with them in such areas as research, time management and test-taking skills, being a MIAD Tutor is for you!  Peer Tutors are good writers with strong academic skills who like to share their enthusiasm for learning.

Application and full position Information:  https://sites.google.com/a/miad.edu/miad-lib/resources-1/miad-leadership-position-information-phttps://sites.google.com/a/miad.edu/miad-lib/resources-1/miad-leadership-position-information-p

FREE BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR FOR STUDENTS!

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Free Behind the Scenes Tour at the Milwaukee Public Museum, Friday, February 17, 2017, 1:30 – 3:00pm – Sign up required!

In conjunction with the current exhibition in MIAD’s Layton Gallery, Just the Facts, a special tour has been organized at the Milwaukee Public Museum, free of charge for interested students. This behind-the-scenes tour will reveal the vast collection of the Public Museum and will also give attendees the opportunity to meet with Dawn Scher Thomae, Curator of Collections and Senior Collections Manager, and Madeline Dall, Exhibitions Designer. Don’t miss this unique opportunity! Sign up today in the Student Services office RL45 – spaces are limited.

Contact Email * chelseaholton@miad.edu
Contact Name * Chelsea Holton

Artist Jeffrey Gibson to Screen Print in MIAD Lobby Wednesday, February 1st from 10a-3p

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Artist Jeffrey Gibson will be working with MIAD’s Print Club to create a new editioned series of prints. The work will be taking place in the MIAD lobby on Wednesday, Feb 1st from 10a-3p. Gibson will engage with students during this time.

“Jeffrey Gibson is best known for sculptures and paintings that intermingle traditional Native American art with contemporary art and culture. A member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, and half Cherokee, Jeffrey Gibson (b. 1972) grew up in major urban centers in the United States, Germany, Korea, England, and elsewhere. This unique combination of global cultural influences—including club culture, fashion, music, politics, literature, queer theory, and art history—informs Gibson’s multi-disciplinary practice.” (from the Haggerty Museum of Art: Marquette University exhibition page featuring Jeffrey Gibson)

Jeffrey Gibson’s exhibition Look How Far We’ve Come! opens at the Haggerty Museum of Art on February 2.”

Contact Email * brooklynhenke@miad.edu
Contact Name * Brooklyn Henke
Website Link http://www.marquette.edu/haggerty/Look-How-Far-Weve-Come.php
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Just the Facts Panel Discussion

Date Of Event * Thursday, February 2, 2017
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6 p.m.
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Student Union
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Free
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A group of artists will gather for a panel discussion centered on MIAD’s Just the Facts exhibition and its related ideas.

Participants include:

Jennifer Angus: Artist in Exhibition
Professor in Design Studies, UW–Madison

Sarah Carter
Curator and Director of Research, Chipstone Foundation

Diane Fox: Artist in Exhibition
Senior Lecturer in College of Architecture & Design, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Beauvais Lyons: Artist in Exhibition
Chancellor Professor, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Tony Matelli: Artist in Exhibitions
Distinguished MIAD alum, NYC-based artist

David Russick
Exhibition Designer, Milwaukee Art Museum

Laurie Winter
Executive Director and CEO, Museum of Wisconsin Art

A reception for the artists will follow in the Layton Gallery.

Contact Email * marklawson@miad.edu
Event Coordinator * Mark Lawson
Website http://www.miad.edu/newsroom/2541-just-the-facts-opens-jan-9

Auto Accessories Garage Essay Scholarship

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Auto Accessories Garage is offering a $1,000 scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year. Simply write an essay of 500-1000 words responding to the following prompt:

Although the sales of electric vehicles have picked up in the past few years, only about 1% of all American households own an electric vehicle. What do you think is the biggest obstacle preventing the widespread adoption of electric vehicles? How can it be overcome?

Application deadline is June 1st, 2017.

Contact Email * kristinaalvarez@gmail.com
Contact Name * Kristina Alvarez
Website Link http://www.autoaccessoriesgarage.com/college-scholarship

Student Leadership Info Meetings

Date Of Event * Friday, January 27, 2017
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3pm
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MIAD Library
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Free
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Come and learn more about the Student Leadership positions we are hiring for: RA, Mentor, Tutor & Ambassador.

Get all of your questions answered!

There are 2 info meetings, candidates need only attend one.

Friday (January 27th) @ 3pm in the MIAD Library
Sunday (January 29th) @ 7pm in the 252 Lobby

Contact Email * mariannehonrath@miad.edu
Event Coordinator * Marianne Honrath