MIAD Mentor Position Description

The details… A MIAD Mentor is a knowledgeable and experienced guide, a student advocate, and a caring role model. A MIAD Mentor possesses strong academic skills, in particular problem solving skills; is a good listener; is patient, compassionate, responsible; is enthusiastic and out-going; and is dedicated to helping other students discover their potential to succeed in college.

Mentor Position Responsibilities
• Mentor peers in transitioning to college life:
o Fostering a sense of belonging to the MIAD community
o Establishing healthy interpersonal relationships
o Maintaining personal health and wellness
o Exploring cultural, educational and social opportunities available on campus
• Lead and participate in orientation events
• Participate in 4-week FYE sessions (1 lunch period/week for first 4 weeks of school)
• Respond to student inquiries and refer students to appropriate campus resources and services.
• Mentors are required to attend all training sessions, participate in new student orientation and FYE sessions, attend the mid semester mentor workshop, and keep communications with assigned mentees during fall semester.
• MIAD Mentors are knowledgeable in college and community resources.

This position pays $350.00 for training, orientation week and FYE sessions, with a potential $100.00 bonus at the end of the semester for outstanding semester long mentoring. Supervisor determines bonus.

Responsibilities specific to orientation week
1. Establish and maintain a productive and rewarding Orientation Program
2. Serve as MIAD’s representative to incoming students and their parents
3. Lead orientation activities, tours and discussions
4. Greet and direct parents and new students
5. Meet your mentees and establish mentoring relationship. Effectively communicate through first-hand experience student life at MIAD
6. Maintain a positive and energetic personality through the entire Orientation Program
7. Serve on a panel in front of a large audience of parents and families
8. Help with move in day
9. Other miscellaneous duties as determined by the Orientation Staff Committee

Application Process

Application Requirements:
• Letter of Intent (Why do you want to be a MIAD Mentor? What qualifications do you bring to the position?)
• Current Resume
• Name of one MIAD Faculty or Staff member as referent
• Completed On Campus Student Employment Form (Forms in room R45B & in the Learning Resource Center)

Application Deadline: March 23, 2010

Please send complete applications to:
Jennifer Crandall
Associate Dean of Students

*You can also place complete applications in Jennifer Crandall’s MIAD mailbox in the Faculty/Staff mailroom.

Contact email: jennifercrandall@miad.edu
Contact name: Jennifer Crandall

Student Focus Groups – You are invited!

The details… Dear MIAD Students,

David Martin and I have been working with your student government leaders preparing for student focus groups by major. You are invited to participate in a focus group scheduled for your major. We have received the results of the SSI you completed this past fall semester. We would now like to talk with as many students as possible to understand in greater detail some of the items identified as concerns for you.

A complete list is attached of the dates and days for each meeting. All groups will meet in the Board room on the River Level. We start at 11:00 and will end by 12:30. Lunch will be provided.

If you will attend the major-specific focus group PLEASE r.s.v.p. in R45 at the student desk. Your r.s.v.p. will confirm we have enough food.

We are truly interested in the additional information you can give us. We look forward to the conversation. I hope you can join us.

Mary C. Schopp
Vice President for Enrollment Management
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
273 E. Erie Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Contact email: rheldt@miad.edu
Contact name: Ricky Heldt

Call for small objects for Touch-Me Wall

Date? Submit objects by until April 20th, 2010
Time? 6:20 pm
Where? Mail your objects to 316 Sixth St. or bring to P65c on Monday or Thursdays
How Much? it’s free to submit; your object will be auctioned off to support the Racine Arts Council (RAC)
The details… object can be found, acquired or handmade, beautiful, amusing, repulsive or bizarre. Must not exceed 6″.Objects will become part of an installation in the SO Show at the RAC Artspace for MAY/JUNE 2010 and will be auctioned in late June.
Contact email: renee@reneestaeck.com
Contact name: Jessika Mikol/Renee Staeck
Weblink http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/photo.php?pid=4563316&id=118129132078&fbid=326178597078

Free stuff for the taking

Date? 2/19/102/26/10
Time? All day
Where? IA+D Junior/Senior Studio
How Much? Free
The details… Old fabric, tile, plastics and other great stuff available for the taking – all left on Friday will be discarded.
Contact email: mwiernik@miad.edu
Contact name: Megan Wiernik

Foods from Africa

The details… When I was just out of college I had the opportunity to serve in the Peace Corps. I was send to Ghana West Africa to teach Chemistry. For two years I lived as any Ghanaian Teacher would have lived. Some of my fondest memories revolve around the foods we had available. Since Ghana has a Tropical Climate, Plantains, and Ground Nuts and sweet fruits were in abundance. As part of African American History Month I have picked out three of my favorite Recipes from Ghana. We will feature them on Wednesday February 24th During Lunch in the MIAD Café’. We will serve the Jollof Rice “Chop Shops” style by making each serving to order at our sauté station. The African Chicken Stew, with apricots and peanut butter will be on our main entrée line, along with Fried Sweet Plantains. Try this Giant Banana look ing Veggie with a little Garlic Hot sauce and if you close your eyes you could be eating in downtown Kumasi.
Contact email: john.damico@miad.edu
Contact name: Chef John Damico
Weblink http://www.miaddining.com

Request for Student Art and Design Works Traveling Temporary Exhibits

The details… Drop off dates for jurying: Brooks Stevens Gallery
February 23rd, 24th, and 25th from 3:30 – 5:30.

Applicant will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance by Monday March 1
Work not accepted must be picked up in Tuesday March 2 from 10 – 12 or 3:30 – 5:30 in the Brooks Stevens Gallery.

Accepted works will be installed in the first exhibit the first week of March.
The first exhibition will open on Friday March 5th (from 6 – 9 PM)
At the North End, 1551 N Water St., ground floor
Open hours: Saturdays 1 – 4 PM
The exhibit will continue through March 27th (other exhibits have yet to be scheduled)

The Jury will consist of MIAD’s Director of Galleries, Mark Lawson; Bob Smith, Chair of Fine Arts; James Barany, Chair of 2D/4D Design; and Bob Lynch, Chair of 3D Design.

Art/Design work presentation requirements for temporary exhibits
Essentially, works should be gallery/presentation ready:

2D works:
– no larger than 36” wide and 48” tall.
should be framed or matted work, or mounted on foam core or some other similar rigid
– canvases can have simple wooden slat frame and must have d-rings,
cleats or wire on back
– 2D design work must also be securely mounted on a rigid surface.

3D works:
– have to be stable
– if assembly is required when installing, clear and detailed instruction need to be
– no larger than 20 “ in width or length. can be up to 24” tall.
– relief sculpture must be easily hangable, with d-rings, cleats or wire on back

What’s not acceptable.
– no unmounted pieces of paper will be accepted
– no unstretched canvases
– no 3D works that can’t stand up by themselves, can be easily knocked over, or can’t be
assembled due to lack of information or poor craftsmanship

for questions or advice on any of these requirements, please contact Mark Lawson or Colin Dickson

Contact email: marklawson@miad.edu
Contact name: Mark Lawson