Check out our upcoming September events!

By: Jen Greenwood

August 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:

Illustrator Basics

When: Tuesday 9/12/2017, 7:00pm-8:00pm EDT

About: Great event if you are new to using Illustrator! Please join full-time faculty member Mike Erwin as he presents a review of key features in Adobe Illustrator. Mike will use several features and fundamental techniques to create a simple drawing.

Library Event: Discover It, the Premier Search Tool

When: Sunday 9/10/2017, 5:00pm-6:00pm EDT

About: Discover It is our search tool that allows us to search many of the resources in the library collection including the catalog and electronic resources. Learn about the unique and useful features of Discover It in this online session.

Internship Information Session

When: Wednesday 9/27/2017, 7:00pm-8:00pm EDT

About: Join Online Student Services for an information session all about internships! In this presentation, we will discuss the purpose of an internship and its value in your academic and professional career; how to plan and prepare for an internship; how to find an internship; how to meet the requirements to participate in a for-credit internship; and a checklist of documentation that is required before you begin!

Library Services Hosted Events:

Pluralsight Creative (formerly Digital Tutors)

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

About: Pluralsight Creative is the largest online training library of thousands of video‐based lessons. From learning how to use software to tips on game design and moviemaking, Pluralsight is there to help. Be sure to attend this webinar, which will go over how to search within the tutorial database and point out the many great features of Pluralsight Creative.

Paraphrasing and Quoting

When: Sunday 9/17/2017, 6:00pm-7:00pm EDT

About: Great event for new students! One important aspect of using information in classwork is to understand the difference between paraphrasing and quoting. This webinar will review various methods to use your sources in school papers and projects. This webinar will not cover APA or MLA in detail, but will point you in the right direction for help!

Points of View Reference Center

When: Tuesday 9/19/2017, 8:00pm-9:00pm EDT

About: Are you writing a paper on a controversial topic or that needs to present arguments from both sides? Do you want a better understanding of different viewpoints on current issues? Points of View Reference Center presents opposing viewpoints on many key issues in the form of essays and draws on magazines, newspapers, TV transcripts, and primary sources for additional content. This database (or debate‐base!) can help foster a deeper understanding of issues for your schoolwork and beyond!

Student Services Hosted Events:

Classroom and Resource Information Session

When: Wednesday September 20th, 2017 9:00 PM EDT

About: Great session for new students! The Online Student Support Specialists invite you to take part in this 60 minute live preparation session right from your computer. 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. We look forward to seeing you there.

Graduation Information Session

When: Wednesday 9/13/2017, 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!

Career Services Hosted Events:

LinkedIN: Get the Most out of Social Media!

When: Wednesday 9/6/2017, 6:00pm-7:15pm EDT

About: Join our Career Services team as we provide information on building and improving your LinkedIN profile for networking, research and job searching purposes.

Creating a Professional Resume

When: Monday 9/18/2017, 6:30pm-8:00pm EDT

About: Please join us for a presentation on the do's and don'ts of resume building. We will review some tips on developing a professional resume.

Student Organization Events:

IGDA Weekly Meetings

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

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 by promoting fellowship and the free exchange of ideas.

Kappa Pi: Fall Application Kick-Off Session

When: Wednesday 9/13/2017 8:00pm-9:00pm EDT

About: Kappa Pi International Art Honor Society promotes artistic excellence at the collegiate level and beyond by maintaining high academic excellence. This webinar is a kick-off to our fall application period. In the webinar, we will be providing an overview of Kappa Pi and our student chapter, requirements to apply, application deadline, induction, and more! Please register to attend below. To learn more about Kappa Pi visit

National Technical Honor Society: Fall Application Kick-Off Session

When: Thursday 9/28/2017 7:00pm-8:00pm EDT

About: The Art Institute of Pittsburgh-Online Division is a proud charter of The National Technical Honor Society. The mission of the National Technical Honor Society is to honor student achievement and leadership, promote educational excellence, and enhance career opportunities for the NTHS membership. In this webinar, we will be providing an overview of NTHS and our student chapter, requirements to apply, application deadlines, induction ceremony, and more. Please register to attend below. To learn more about NTHS, visit

Instructor Hosted Events:

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

AutoCAD Workshop: Working with Viewports

When: Tuesday 9/12/2017 2:00pm-2:30pm EDT

About: This workshop will cover how to create viewports, set the scale, work with annotation, freeze/ thaw layers, use transparency, and line types.

Photo Live: DIY Photo Hacks

When: Wednesday 9/13/2017, 1:00pm-2:00pm EDT

About: Join full-time faculty members, Jill Mott and Brianna Burnett, as they discuss ways to DIY and Hack your photography and gear. This is a casual presentation that will focus on ways to get the most out of your set-up and equipment. We will share tips, tricks and hacks for backgrounds, lighting and even tell some stories about what we have learned along the way!

Mad Professor’s Drawing Club

When: Several sessions this month!

      • Every Tuesday this month! 8:00pm-9:00pm EDT
      • Every Friday this month! 2:00pm-3:00pm EDT
      • Every Sunday this month! 3:00pm-4:00pm EDT

Where: No registration required! 

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.

Art History Live!

When: Sessions every Monday night! 8:00pm-9:00pm EDT (No Session 9/4)

About: What can art reveal to us about the world? About ourselves? Each week join art history faculty and students for an in-depth exploration and discussion of art work. Feel free to engage in the conversation or sit back and listen. Extra credit offered to those taking art history classes. 


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By: Jen Greenwood

August 29, 2017