Student Party on hiatus until January 24th

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A big thank you to everyone that came out to today’s last Student Party meeting of the semester!
We will go on a little hiatus for Winter Break, but we will resume Wednesday, January 24th in the 3rd Floor Open Space @ 11am.
When we resume we will start planning for our annual Movie Marathon, Valentine’s Day Blood Drive, Open Mic Night, and our annual Talent Show to name a few.
Have a great break!
Contact Email * studentparty@miad.edu
Contact Name * Student Party

LRC Tip of the Week: ARTIST STATEMENT TIPS

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When writing an artist statement, do not lose sight of the fact that your work is primary. The words are secondary, meant only to support what you do.

Keep your statement in the first person and strive to make it sincere. To this end, avoid unnecessary artspeak. Discuss your work in accessible terms.

A good rule of thumb: think of the least artistically minded person you know, perhaps a very conservative grandparent, and be sure they, too would understand what you are saying.

Write carefully, considering your words. When you have them down, step away and come back to them later with fresh eyes. If possible, have a friend or peer tutor read your statement and offer feedback.

Contact Email * cathrynwilson@miad.edu
Contact Name * Cathryn Wilson

TACO TALKS

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CALLING ALL FRESHMAN!!!
NEED A STUDY BREAK?!

Alpha Lambda Delta would like to extend the opportunity to learn more about majors and how sophomores survived their spring semester!

Meet classmates who learned to thrive their first year in Illustration, IA+D, ID, NSP: Fine Arts, and Communications Design…

DID I MENTION TACOS PROVIDED?!

Contact Email * aleacross@miad.edu
Contact Name * alea cross
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Dinosaur Dig Program Presentation!

Date Of Event * Tuesday, December 5, 2017
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11:15
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MIAD Student Union
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Free
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Curious about this summer’s Dinosaur Dig Class? This exceptional and unique experience led by MIAD faculty, Matthew Lee, will team students with scientists from the Carthage Institute of Paleontology. Learn more about this 3-credit summer course open to all MIAD students. Faculty will show a video/powerpoint about the dig as well as answer all student questions about this once-in-a -lifetime opportunity to help unearth dinosaur bones in southeastern Montana!
Contact Email * jkrantz@miad.edu
Event Coordinator * Jenny Krantz

Student Leadership Info Meetings

Date Of Event * Friday, January 19, 2018
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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 19th) @ 3pm in the MIAD Library
Sunday (January 21st) @ 7pm in the 252 Lobby

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

The Search for Student Leaders is On!

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Student Services are looking to fill the following on-campus positions:

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.

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.

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

Contact Email * mariannehonrath@miad.edu
Contact Name * Marianne Honrath

LRC Tip of the Week: Change Your Audience!

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People very often have difficulty writing because they can’t seem to translate the ideas in their head into appropriate academic language. So, ignore the language and pretend
you are writing to your mother, a friend, or even a family pet. Expressing your ideas more casually allows you to relax and facilitates sincere expression. Once your thoughts are down on paper, you can always revise them to sound more academic.

For more tips on how to develop your writing, talk with a tutor in the LRC (available MondayThursday 11 am to 6 pm).

Contact Email * cathrynwilson@miad.edu
Contact Name * Cathryn Wilson

1098-T Opt-In for Electronic Tax Forms

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Tax season is right around the corner! MIAD will be using Heartland ECSI for processing and delivering the 2017 1098-T tax forms.

If you would like to receive your 1098-T form electronically, please give your consent by following the link provided below and following the step by step instructions. 1098-T’s will be provided by the end of January 2018. If electronic consent is not received by January 1, 2018, the 1098-T will be mailed to the current address on file.

Contact Email * kellyberes@miad.edu
Contact Name * Kelly Beres
Website Link https://heartland.ecsi.net/index.main.html#/access/eConsent
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Discussion on Furntiure Making and Marketing

Date Of Event * Wednesday, December 6, 2017
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11:15
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Brooks Stevens Gallery
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free
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Panel Discussion with three local producers of furniture. The general topic of discussion will be the professional practice of making and marketing furniture.

Participants:
Mario Constantini – La Lune Collection
Arthur Talayko – Good Land Studio
Jordan Waraska – Fiddle Hammer

Contact Email * marklawson@miad.edu
Event Coordinator * Mark Lawson
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MIAD’s Inclement Weather Policy

If a decision is made to cancel classes due to dangerous weather a notice will be placed on our website, www.miad.edu.  We will also send the information to WTMJ – Channel 4 and WISN – Channel 12.  An emergency text will be sent out to all students who have signed up for the service.  To sign up for emergency text alerts go to https://www.campusalerts.com/miad/

In the case of overnight storms, we will make a decision to cancel classes no later than 6:00 a.m. (Staff will not be required to report to work when classes are canceled.)