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We are bringing in summer with lots of fun events for students!

By: Jen Greenwood

June 2, 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:

Internships & Why They Rock

When: Wednesday 6/7/2017, 6:00pm-7:00pm EST

About: Have you been thinking about looking for an internship but aren't sure if it will be worth it? Join Graphic Design faculty member Nichola Lester as she discusses her personal experience taking two internships while in school and why she believes they rock! There will be plenty of time for Q&A so feel free to come with questions!

Live Tutoring Demonstration

When: Thursday 6/22/2017, 7:00pm-8:00pm EST

About: Have you always wanted to try our live tutoring service, Thinking Storm, but don't know how to use it? Have you ever wondered what live tutoring is like? Join our Online Student Services team as we demonstrate how to use our live tutoring service, Thinking Storm! We will provide details on what software programs and/or subjects are offered through live tutoring, how to use the live tutoring platform, how to schedule appointments, and answer any and all questions you have in regards to tutoring services!

Third Annual Kappa Pi Art Exhibition

When: Wednesday 6/14/2017, 7:00pm- 8:00pm EST

About: Come join our student chapter of Kappa Pi Art Honor Society as we showcase the artwork of our members. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to join us. Please come to support our Kappa Pi members and to celebrate art!

Social Media Event: Introduction to LinkedIn

When: Monday 6/26/2017, 12:30pm-1:30pm EST

About: LinkedIn is an online social network for business professionals. It is very similar to Facebook, but you can use LinkedIn to network with other professionals in your field, find more information about a prospective employer, and find jobs as well. In this webinar, you will learn how to set up your own profile, get a better idea of how LinkedIn can help you network with other professionals, and see how you can use LinkedIn to help look for job opportunities.

Attn: Game Art & Design Students: IGDA’s 24 Hour Game Jam!

When: Friday 6/23/2017 9:00pm EST- Saturday, 6/24/2017 9:00pm EST

About: Build a video game with your peers and just have fun! Come join our IGDA group for our second game jam of 2017! Game jam is a 24 hour event where we work together to design a video game. Come join us at 9PM EST on June 23rd for 24 hours of video game fun!

Library Services Hosted Events:

The New and Improved Material ConneXion

When: Sunday 6/4/2017, 5:00pm-6:00pm EST

About: Material ConneXion has moved to a new database platform. Join this session to learn about the improvements on the site featuring a more user-friendly, easy-to-navigate experience.

Attn. New Students: Researching Artists in the Online Library

When: Thursday 6/8/2017, 3:00pm-4:00pm EST

About: Need to research an artist for a class? This webinar will guide you through finding biographical information, academic articles, and images for a given artist. We will look at resources in the Online Library, as well as on the web.

Game Art & Design Resources

When: Sunday 6/11/2017, 8:00pm-9:00pm EST

About: This session will explore key resources in the Online Library for studies in Game Art & Design. Resources highlighted will include online tutorial products such as PluralSight Creative and Gnomon, relevant ebook and article collections, and more.

Software Tutorials in the Online Library

When: Monday, 6/12/2017, 7:00pm-8:00pm EST

About: The online library has a number of resources containing training videos and tutorials. This webinar will review these tools, including Gnomon Workshop, PluralSight Creative (formerly Digital Tutors), and other sites that you will find useful in your learning.

Student Services Hosted Events:

AIO Student Experience Welcome Webinar

When: Wednesday 6/14/2017, 8:00pm-9:00pm EST

About: A great event for new students! The Online Student Support Specialists invite you to take part in a live orientation session right from your computer. This time will be spent reviewing the many resources in the Student Portal and navigation in the graded course. During this time, you will also have an opportunity to order a student id, register for other events, and learn how to use your student email. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the session at the scheduled time.

Graduation Information Session

When: Tuesday 6/6/2017, 7:00pm-8:00pm EST

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.

NTHS: Q&A Meeting for Officer Elections

When: Friday 6/9/2017, 1:00pm-2:00pm EST

About: Our student chapter of NTHS is looking to fill three Officer Positions: President, Vice-President (President Elect), and Secretary/Vice President of Communications. We will be accepting self-nominations now through the end of June. This meeting will review the various positions and provide time for Q&A for all active members of NTHS.

Instructor Hosted Events:

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

Attn: Interior Design Students- AutoCAD and Reusable Content

When: Thursday 6/8/2017, 7:00pm-8:00pm EST

About: Have you ever wondered what AutoCAD can do for you?  Why is it an important tool in interior design? This workshop will talk about the benefits of reusable content, with an overview of using layers to organize your drawings, using blocks, and creating templates.  It will also cover some ideas on best practices and ways to be efficient using AutoCAD. This is a friends & family event so we invite you to forward the registration link to anyone who may have an interest in Interior Design!

Attn: Game Art and Design/Media Arts & Animation Students- Autodesk 3DS Max

When: Thursday 6/8/2017, 8:00pm-9:30pm EST

About: Join full-time faculty member, DaShawn Hall, as he walks you through a complete review of modeling tools, the modeling process and the types of modeling in 3DSMAX. We will review: Polygon Modeling, NURBS Modeling, Vertices, Edges, and Polygons Overview, Edgelooping, Using Modifiers with Modeling, Working with Space Warps, and Architectural Tools. We will walk through the basics by creating some simple objects from concept to final render. This project will aim at techniques you will need to be successful in several 3D modeling courses.

Attn: Game Art and Design/Media Arts & Animation Students- Autodesk 3DS Maya

When: Thursday 6/15/2017, 8:00pm-9:30pm EST

About: Join full-time faculty member, DaShawn Hall, as he walks you through a complete review of modeling tools, the modeling process and the types of modeling in 3DS Maya. We will review: Polygon Modeling, NURBS Modeling, Vertices, Edges, and Polygons Overview, Edgelooping, Using Deformers with Modeling, Subdivisional Surfaces (Sub Ds), and Work with NURBS Surface Conversion to Polygon Objects. We will walk through the basics by creating some simple objects from concept to final render. This project will aim at techniques you will need to be successful in several 3D modeling courses.

Attn: Anyone new to using Photoshop! Photo Selection and Layer Basics

When: Tuesday 6/27/2017, 7:00pm-8:00pm EST

About: Join full-time faculty member, Michael Erwin, as he reviews the selection tools in Photoshop. He will provide a few tips and tricks on how to make selections from images and how to handle difficult selections. We will also explore the basics of layers.

Photo Live: There’s an App for that!

When: Wednesday 5/14/2017, 1:00pm-2:00pm EST

About: For many, downloading and using mobile applications help us to stay connected to everyone and everything we love. If photography is a passion of yours and you want to learn about more opportunities to take it with you on the go, then this event is for you! Join full-time faculty member, Jill Mott, as she offers her insight on various photography mobile applications. There will be plenty of time for Q&A so feel free to come with questions!

Mad Professor’s Drawing Club

When: Several sessions this month!

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

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 EST

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 EST (No session 6/23/2017)

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 EST

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 EST

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. 

By: Jen Greenwood

June 2, 2017