Here's to summer nights and lots of awesome July events!

By: Jen Greenwood

June 29, 2017

If you are currently a student and interested in attending any of the following events, please visit the Campus Common events calendar for links to register!

Featured Events:

Spring Quarter 2017: Graduate Recognition Ceremony

When: Wednesday 7/19/2017, 8:00pm-9:30pm EDT

About: Please join us for our virtual graduate recognition ceremony! We will be honoring our Spring Quarter 2017 graduates, honor graduates, and Best in Show Portfolio Winners. We encourage all to attend and celebrate the achievements of our graduates!

Overview of HTML5

When: Tuesday, 7/25/2017, 7:00pm-8:00pm EDT

About: Join faculty member, Michael Erwin, as he presents a basic overview of HTML5. He will be demonstrating what several of the features look like in real world applications.

Family, Friends, Fun Event! Volunteerism: Helping Yourself While Helping Others

When: Wednesday, 7/26/2017, 7:00pm-8:00pm EDT

About: Please join us for a friends, family, fun event all about volunteering and the benefits of it. Volunteering certainly is a good thing to do for others but it is also a great way to gain professional experience for yourself! Join our Online Volunteers Club Advisor, Natalie Hruska, as she discusses volunteering, the benefits of it in regards to gaining experience, how to volunteer online, and reviews examples of work completed while volunteering. Come join us to learn about how to help yourself and your career aspirations while doing good for others!

Library Services Hosted Events:

Academic Integrity & Plagiarism

When: Thursday 7/13/2017, 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT

About: Part of the responsibility of a college student is to produce good work while avoiding academic dishonesty. This webinar will define plagiarism and other unauthorized educational activities and provide tips to help you avoid these issues.

Flipster, a NEW Library Magazine Resource

When: Thursday 7/20/2017, 3:00pm-4:00pm EDT

About: New this summer! Flipster is a next-generation digital magazine distribution service, which allows you to access select magazines and journals from a variety of publishers through our online library. Flipster users can download magazines to read offline, anytime, anywhere. Join this session to learn about how to access and use our new resource in The Art Institutes Online Library!

Career & Job Resources in the Online Library

When: Sunday 7/23/2017, 5:00pm-6:00pm EDT

About: Did you know there are resources in the Online Library that you can use to prepare for your career and the job search process? In this session we'll look at resources like PrepSTEP which can help you build job-landing skills, business databases like RefUSA where you can research industries, companies, job openings, and more.

Starting your Research in the Online Library

When: Monday 7/24/2017, 7:00pm-8:00pm EDT

About: Does your assignment require research? This webinar will show you how to get started by refining your topic, choosing the most appropriate search terms, and selecting useful library resources. It will also include tips on organizing your research for easier citing and reference.

Student Services Hosted Events:

Classroom and Resource Information Session

When: Lots of sessions in preparation for our new online classroom, Brightspace!

About: To help prepare you for your upcoming courses, you are invited to join us for a live information session all about the online classroom. During this time, learn the features and functionality of the online classroom, where to go for help, what to do when you have a question, where to find available resources, and much more.

Graduation Information Session

When: Wednesday 7/12/2017, 7:00pm-8:00pm EDT

About: You are invited to join our Online Student Services team for an informational webinar discussing everything you need to know about Graduation! Whether you have graduated already or are graduating soon, we want to ensure you have a positive experience as you finish out your last few courses with us. This webinar will provide information on the following topics: your diploma, transcripts, portfolio shows, commencement, career services, and the alumni website. You'll also have an opportunity to ask questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

Student Organization Events:

IGDA Weekly Meetings

When: Every Wednesday night! 9:00pm-10:00pm EST

About: IGDA’s national goal is to provide and promote a better understanding of the functions of game developing, game play and game distribution. In addition, IGDA offers members the opportunity to network and build contacts with each other and professionals in the industry and give hands-on experience. IGDA enhances its members' abilities and promotes fellowship and the free exchange of ideas.

Instructor Hosted Events:

Our Instructor hosted events are open to all enrolled students. We encourage active Question & Answer during these sessions!

Attn: Anyone new to using Photoshop! Photo Layer Masks

When: Monday 7/10/2017, 12:30pm-1:30pm EDT

About: In this webinar, we will be looking at how to use Layer Masks within Photoshop. An important tool that comes in handy when creating composites, selections, and retouching!

Photo Live: Get Inspired!

When: Wednesday 7/12/2017, 1:00pm-2:00pm EDT

About: Join faculty members, Jill Mott and Brianna Burnett, as they discuss topics relevant to photography.  This is an interactive presentation that will focus on ways to get inspired through outside sources (books, blogs and historical artists!)  Come prepared to discuss your photography space and how to prepare for creating with intention and direction.

Autodesk Series: Challenges of 3D Modeling in Production

When: Thursday 7/13/2017, 8:00pm-9:30pm EDT

About: This webinar will walk you through a short modeling production task where you will need to use both 3DS Max and Maya together. We will take a look at Polygon Modeling Techniques, NURBS Modeling Techniques, working with lights, Edgelooping, Maya Paint Effects, working with materials between two applications, and animation. This project will aim at techniques you will need to be successful in several of your 3D modeling courses.

Mad Professor’s Drawing Club

When: Several sessions this month!

      • Most Tuesdays this month! 8:00pm-9:00pm EDT (No session on July 4th)
      • Every Friday this month! 2:00pm-3:00pm EDT
      • Every Sunday this month! 3:00pm-4:00pm EDT

About: Hosted by Professor Nina Stanley, these interactive drawing sessions will focus on techniques used in gesture drawing of humans and animals in various media formats. The sessions will feature live gesture drawing of figures and animals, anatomical study, media demonstrations, and will offer general artistic fun and comradery. These sessions are open to everyone!

ART1000 Live!

When: Every Wednesday night! 7:00pm-8:00pm EDT

About: The full-time faculty staff of the General Education Art Department will be hosting these one hour, weekly sessions to help you enrich your grasp of the material and gain useful assignment guidance. Individual questions will be answered so come ready to talk or just sit back and listen in. Extra credit will be offered! Students may earn 10 points per week for a total of 30 extra credit points in ART1000 for attending.

English Live!

When: Every Friday! 2:00pm-3:00pm EDT

About: Are you in an English course and not sure how to compose your thoughts into a paper? Are you struggling with transitioning from paragraph to paragraph? Could you use some help with grammar and sentence structure? Need to research a topic but are not sure where to start?If you answered yes to any of these questions, our virtual event English Live may be able to provide the help you need! This 60 minute, weekly study session is designed to address any questions you have regarding English, such as: Composition, Mechanics, Formatting, Research Techniques, and more! These virtual sessions are open to all students but we strongly encourage any student taking an English course to attend! Please come prepared with questions that we can address.

MTH1010 Live!

When: Sessions every Monday night! 7:30pm-8:30pm EDT

About: You are invited to a 60-minute weekly informal study session with a full-time math faculty member every Monday evening. These weekly sessions are designed to answer any questions you may have, help you enrich your grasp of the material and gain useful assignment guidance. Attending each session is worth 10 bonus points for a maximum of 30 points toward the total points earned for the MTH1010 course. Please come prepared with specific questions to help you best. Certainly all questions are welcome but general questions are difficult to answer in a short period of time.


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By: Jen Greenwood

June 29, 2017