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Argosy University and The Art Institutes Demonstrate Support for Students and Employees Serving in the National Guard and Reserve Argosy University and The Art Institutes Demonstrate Support for Students and Employees Serving in the National Guard and Reserve

(CHICAGO, IL May 22, 2015)   Argosy University, Chicago, Argosy University, Schaumburg, The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago, The Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg and The Illinois Institute of Art – Tinley Park signed a statement of support with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office that develops and maintains employer support for guard and reserve services. Dr. Ronald Kimberling, President of Argosy University, Chicago and Argosy University, Schaumburg and David Ray, President of The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago signed the pledge in a ceremony held at Argosy University, Chicago on May 21, joined by representatives from ESGR.


All Argosy University and Art Institutes schools in the United States signed the pledge, declaring their commitment to highlight the unique skills that service members bring to the workforce while supporting employment opportunities for guardsmen, reservists and veterans.


By signing the Statement of Support, these schools pledge to:

Fully recognize, honor and comply with the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act (USERRA).  

Provide managers and supervisors the tools they need to effectively manage those employees who serve in the guard and reserve. 

Appreciate the values, leadership and unique skills service members bring to the workforce and encourage opportunities to hire guardsmen, reservists and veterans.

Continually recognize and support our country’s service members and their families in peace, in crises and in war. 


“Today supportive employers are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s Guard and Reserve units,” said Tom Bullock, Chief of Employer Outreach for ESGR. “The ESGR Statement of Support program is the cornerstone of ESGR’s efforts to gain and maintain employer support.”


The program will increase employer support by encouraging participating employers to act as advocates for employee participation in the military. “Argosy University, Chicago, Argosy University, Schaumburg, The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago, The Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg and The Illinois Institute of Art – Tinley Park are setting a high standard for all employers and educational institutions to follow by providing support of veterans, many of whom currently serve in the National Guard and Reserve,” added Bullock.

For more information, contact Director of Military and Veterans Affairs, Barbara O’Reilly, at boreilly@edmc.edu or (651) 846-3374.


About Argosy University

Programs, credential levels, technology and scheduling options vary by campus and are subject to change. Administrative office: Argosy University, 333 City Boulevard West, Suite 1810, Orange, CA 92868 ©2015 Argosy University. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.


About The Art Institutes

The Art Institutes is a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. Administrative office: 210 Sixth Avenue, 33rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 © 2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.


About ESGR

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is a Department of Defense office established in 1972 to develop and maintain employer support for Guard and Reserve service. ESGR advocates relevant initiatives, recognizes outstanding support, increases awareness of applicable laws, and resolves conflict between service members and employers. Paramount to ESGR's mission is encouraging the employment of Guardsmen and Reservists who bring integrity, global perspective and proven leadership to the civilian workforce.  


More information about ESGR Employer Outreach is available at
www.ESGR.mil or by contacting Tom Bullock, Chief, Employer Outreach, at (571) 372-0709, or by email at thomas.s.bullock6.civ@mail.mil.

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The Illinois Institute Of Art-Schaumburg: Student Run Fashion Show: “Pulse Presents- Exposed” Benefiting Local Charity 360 Youth Services The Illinois Institute Of Art-Schaumburg: Student Run Fashion Show: “Pulse Presents- Exposed” Benefiting Local Charity 360 Youth Services

The Event Planning Class at The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg is producing their annual fashion show at the Meadows Club in Rolling Meadows, IL on Thursday, March 12, 2015. Doors will open at 7pm and the fashion show begins promptly at 8pm.

The Pulse Presents: Exposed fashion show is inspired by change and expressing your own individuality. Creating a grunge street look atmosphere and highlighting natural beauty, the show will juxtapose high fashion with low. As an entirely student produced show, students in the School of Fashion have organized every aspect from marketing, fundraising, budgeting, and casting models. The performance showcases new up and coming talent and student work in the fashion industry. The show will also showcase 10 high school student designs submitted and selected from local suburban high schools.

Tickets will be pre-sold at $65 for VIP, $20 for general admission, and $10 for students on campus. At the door, ticket rates of $65 VIP, $25 for general admission, and $15 for students with valid IDs. Tickets are sold on campus and online via eventbrite.com:  (www.eventbrite.com). The students have also launched a gofundme:( gofund.me/exposed2015-360) campaign for donations in lieu of attendance at the show. All the proceeds from the show will be donated to 360 Youth Services, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to substance abuse education and prevention services for the ages of 8-24. This organization offers transitional housing programs, LGBTQ collaborative, and prevention programs. You can learn more about 360 Youth Services at: 360youthservices.org and about the fashion show at: pulsefashionshow.com

For additional information, contact exposed2015promotions@gmail.com

About 360 Youth Services- 360 Youth Services began in 1971 when a group of concerned parents, community, and religious leaders recognized the need for professional, youth-centered services in the Naperville community. They formed a council that eventually became a non-profit organization referred to as Naperville Community Outreach. In 2011, the organization changed its name to 360 Youth Services to better reflect its mission and vision.

About Pulse Presents – In its 7th year running, the Pulse Presents Fashion Show has established a strong professional foundation as a completely student ran and organized fashion show at the Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg. The show highlights fashion from up and coming local and student designers and incorporates multiple departments throughout the entire school including: fashion, multi-media, web design, audio, photography, graphic design, interior design, advertising and hospitality. Each year the show benefits a local charity, donating proceeds of the event to make a difference in the community

The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. 1000 N Plaza Drive, Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173  © 2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.

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Fashion show benefiting 360 Youth Services, inspiring individuals for positive change. Fashion show benefiting 360 Youth Services, inspiring individuals for positive change.

The Event Planning Class at The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg is producing their annual fashion show at the Meadows Club in Rolling Meadows, IL on Thursday, March 12, 2015. Doors will open at 7pm and the fashion show begins promptly at 8pm.

The Pulse Presents: Exposed fashion show is inspired by change and expressing your own individuality. Creating a grunge street look atmosphere and highlighting natural beauty, the show will juxtapose high fashion with low. As an entirely student produced show, students in the School of Fashion have organized every aspect from marketing, fundraising, budgeting, and casting models. The performance showcases new up and coming talent and student work in the fashion industry. The show will also showcase 10 high school student designs submitted and selected from local suburban high schools.

Tickets will be pre-sold at $65 for VIP, $20 for general admission, and $10 for students on campus. At the door, ticket rates of $65 VIP, $25 for general admission, and $15 for students with valid IDs. Tickets are sold on campus and online via eventbrite.com:  (www.eventbrite.com). The students have also launched a gofundme:( gofund.me/exposed2015-360) campaign for donations in lieu of attendance at the show. All the proceeds from the show will be donated to 360 Youth Services, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to substance abuse education and prevention services for the ages of 8-24. This organization offers transitional housing programs, LGBTQ collaborative, and prevention programs. You can learn more about 360 Youth Services at: 360youthservices.org and about the fashion show at: pulsefashionshow.com

For additional information, contact exposed2015promotions@gmail.com

About 360 Youth Services- 360 Youth Services began in 1971 when a group of concerned parents, community, and religious leaders recognized the need for professional, youth-centered services in the Naperville community. They formed a council that eventually became a non-profit organization referred to as Naperville Community Outreach. In 2011, the organization changed its name to 360 Youth Services to better reflect its mission and vision.

About Pulse Presents – In its 7th year running, the Pulse Presents Fashion Show has established a strong professional foundation as a completely student ran and organized fashion show at the Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg. The show highlights fashion from up and coming local and student designers and incorporates multiple departments throughout the entire school including: fashion, multi-media, web design, audio, photography, graphic design, interior design, advertising and hospitality. Each year the show benefits a local charity, donating proceeds of the event to make a difference in the community

The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. 1000 N Plaza Drive, Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173  © 2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.

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Ric Viers Celebrates The Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg’s Newest Graduates Ric Viers Celebrates The Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg’s Newest Graduates

What:     Ric Viers, sound designer and author of “The Sound Effects Bible” presents the keynote address during The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg winter and spring Commencement.
When:     Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 5:30
Where:     Belvedere Events & Banquet Center in Elk Grove, IL
Who:     Ric Viers, author of “The Sound Effects Bible,” is considered to be the world’s largest independent provider of sound effects with over 250,000 sounds and more than 600 sound effects libraries to his credit. He has produced sound libraries for numerous publishers, including Adobe, Apple, Blastwave FX, Sony, Sound Ideas, and The Hollywood Edge. Viers is a leader within the sound design industry, who enjoys sharing his insight with the much younger industry professionals.

Vier’s sound design work has been used in major motion pictures, television shows, radio programs, and video games. In 2007, Viers launched his own label, Blastwave FX, to celebrate the release of his 100th sound effects library.

Known as the “Rock and Roll Professor of Sound”, Viers has hosted several video series like “Rode University”, “Rode Rage” and “The Detroit Chop Shop Video Diaries”. Viers has a passionfor lecturing, giving webinars, guiding and helping the next generation of sound designers to make some noise.

To request accommodations in connection with this event, contact the Student Affairs Department in advance at 847.619.3450 or 1.800.314.3450.

The Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg is located at 1000 N. Plaza Drive, Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173-4990.  ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC.

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