MIAD’s Annual Talent Show – Sign-Up Today!

Date Of Event * Friday, March 23, 2018
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MIAD Union
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Do you have a special skill or talent?

Sign up for MIAD’s Annual Talent Show at either the River Level, Suite 45 Student Help Desk, or follow the link below:


First place gets $200, Second place gets $150 & Third place gets $100. Acts should be no longer than 5 minutes.

Questions? – Contact Student Party

Contact Email * studentparty@miad.edu
Event Coordinator * Student Party

100 Lullabies (Lullaby Songs for Refugees)

Date Of Event * Thursday, March 1, 2018
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7 p.m.
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Frederick Layton Gallery
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Join us for an experiential storytelling program on Thursday, March 1, 7 p.m., bringing you face to face with artists who grew up during war in the Middle East. Audience members will be invited to sing and record a song of comfort or lullaby in their own language for children who are affected or displaced from their motherland by war.

This is part of the programming for Humanly Possible: The Empathy Exhibition.

Nooshin Hakim, Pedram Baldari and Andreea-Sorina Koch will be recording anyone willing to sing a song of comfort. They will compile these songs and send them to groups of refugees. There will be a private recording booth for singers.

Aida Shahghasemi, Saeed Hashemi, Nooshin Hakim and Pedram Baldari will perform music and tell stories based on their experiences living through war in their home countries.

Contact Email * marklawson@miad.edu
Event Coordinator * Mark Lawson
Website https://www.facebook.com/events/157898571640641/

LipSync Battle

Date Of Event * Friday, February 23, 2018
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MIAD Union
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Join us Friday, February 23rd at the Union for an epic LipSync Battle! Come “sing” your heart out to your favorite songs and support your friends as they battle it out! Costumes and choreographies are encouraged, but not required at all.

Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Contact Email * igarciacasastron@miad.edu
Event Coordinator * Nacho Garcia

ALD Accepting Members until 2/28/18

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Students who have met a 3.5 GPA in your first semester of college at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design are invited to join Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD), an honors society chapter on campus.

The MIAD ALD mission believes our service is to the larger community to ignite curious minds. ALD fosters academic achievement and learning though thought, design, and expression. ALD believes every person can lead, learn, and design with a purpose greater than self to change their part of the world. Alpha Lambda Delta’s premise supports academic achievement through engaged learning and creativity.

By inviting you to become a member of this prestigious honors society, we encourage the maintenance of academic excellence throughout your college career while providing the opportunity to compete for scholarships and fellowships awarded by National Alpha Lambda Delta. Membership in Alpha Lambda Delta is the first step to awards and honors throughout your collegiate experience and beyond. Alpha Lambda Delta members are eligible to compete for undergraduate scholarships of $1,000 – $3,000 each, study abroad scholarships of $1,000-$2,000 each, and graduate fellowships of $3,000 – $7,500 each. Officers of the organization may attend the annual national leadership workshop which is held in a different city across the country each year.

Please take advantage of this opportunity to affiliate with a national community of scholars. Qualified members have received an invitation via email. There will be an initiation ceremony held in Spring 2018 for the new membership.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Director of Advising at aleacross@miad.edu or 414.847.3275. You can also review the ALD national website at www.nationalald.org.

Contact Email * aleacross@miad.edu
Contact Name * alea cross
Website Link http://www.nationalald.org
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Perfectly Imperfect

Date Of Event * Monday, February 26, 2018
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7:00pm – 8:30pm
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Weasler Auditorium, Marquette University
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MU Counseling Center is hosting a presentation on perfectionism by Lee Neagle, M.A. Executive Director of Aloria Health Institute of Education and Research.

“In our society, generally speaking being seen as a perfectionist is considered a positive trait, it invokes images of a disciplined, hardworking, and meticulous individual. The reality is much more bleak as struggling with perfectionism leaves individuals with feelings of insecurity and constant dissatisfaction. Throughout this discussion we will review the consequences of perfectionism both physically and emotionally while also reviewing ways we can be more mindful and compassionate with ourselves while staying goal oriented.”

Appetizers and drinks will be provided.

Contact Email * melissa.schneider@marquette.edu
Event Coordinator * Melissa Schneider

The Art of Mindfulness

Date Of Event * Thursday, March 1, 2018
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Room RL80 – Todd Wehr
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Gentle mindfulness practices reduce stress and increase focus.

Join us at The Art of Mindfulness to participate in mindful activities that will promote relaxation and focus in your daily life.

Contact Email * jennifercrandall@miad.edu
Event Coordinator * Jennifer Crandall
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Billiards Club Tournament
Date Of Event * Saturday, March 3, 2018
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MIAD Student Union
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$10 admissions
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Billiards Club is fundraising to fix the pool tables felt. All Students, Faculty and Staff are invited to join! Sign up now in R45.
If you cant make it to the tournament but still wish to help get the felt fixed you can donate however much money you want just contact Miguel Angel!
We hope to have a great time with everyone playing a game that we love!
Contact Email * mdelgadillo@miad.edu
Event Coordinator * Miguel Angel Delgadillo


2018 Graduation

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2018 graduates!

You should have a received an email to submit your graduation petition through SurveyMonkey!

It is very important that you complete the graduation petition – the petition is how you order your cap & gown, enter how you would like your name to appear on your diploma and to petition to participate in the graduation ceremony.

If you do not submit the petition, I will assume that you are not attending and will not assign any theater tickets for you.

Please let me know if you did not receive the email to the petition.

Contact Email * jweimer@miad.edu
Contact Name * Jean Weimer

Movie Marathon 2K18! – Thank you!

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A huge thank you to Student Party and everyone that came out to support and help with this year’s annual Movie Marathon!

If you survived the entire marathon – stay tuned for when commemorative t-shirts are ordered and arrive.

I hear there are rumblings there may be a trip planned to see “Black Panther” soon – as well as a potential Nicholas Cage Movie Marathon on the horizon ?!?!?

Contact Email * mariannediulio@miad.edu
Contact Name * Marianne Di Ulio
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