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The Illinois Institute of Art — Tinley Park

18670 Graphic Drive, Tinley Park, IL 60477   |    1.708.781.4200

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Study in Tinley Park, a Chicago suburb that mixes small town feel with proximity to big-city amenities

Study in Tinley Park, a Chicago suburb that mixes small town feel with proximity to big-city amenities

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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 Partners with National Black Chamber of Commerce for Pass the Torch Young Entrepreneurs Competition The Illinois Institute of Art Partners with National Black Chamber of Commerce for Pass the Torch Young Entrepreneurs Competition

Students from The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago, The Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg and The Illinois Institute of Art – Tinley Park will get a chance to pitch their business idea, “shark tank” style during this year’s “Pass the Torch” Young Entrepreneurs Competition to a panel of business professionals at the National Black Chamber of Commerce’s  (NBCC) National Conference in Chicago this July.

The competition is part of the National Black Chamber of Commerce’s goal of supporting young entrepreneurs and business leaders by providing valuable feedback and incentive for the development of today’s young entrepreneurs.  The opportunity encourages students from all three campuses to pitch their ideas and products to a panel of experts, investors and esteemed members of the NBCC for an opportunity to win cash prizes toward their businesses and mentorship. Pass the Torch provides a platform for an aspiring entrepreneur to obtain feedback and direction from business professionals and industry leaders. Interested students will submit their entries to the local campus where the finalists will be selected to present their idea/pitch during the conference session. The top three pitches will be selected to win $1,500, $1,000 and $500 respectively.

“The NBCC is about empowering and sustaining African American communities through entrepreneurship; we are delighted to encourage our young people to get involved and form their own new businesses,” says Harry C. Alford, President/CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce.

“We are honored to have been selected to work with the National Black Chamber of Commerce on this competition and are excited to see the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of our students,” says David Ray, president of The Illinois Institute of Art- Chicago.

For more information on the conference, please visit www.nbccnow.org/.

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 ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC.

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Nereida Castillo Named Local Winner in The Illinois Institute of Art—Tinley Park Passion for Fashion Competition 2014 Nereida Castillo Named Local Winner in The Illinois Institute of Art—Tinley Park Passion for Fashion Competition 2014

Nereida Castillo was recently named the local first place winner in The Illinois Institute of Art—Tinley Park’s Passion for Fashion Competition in the Fashion Marketing & Merchandising and Retail Management category.

The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition gives high school seniors the opportunity to use their flair for fashion and eye for style to earn tuition scholarships.

Castillo, a high school senior, earned a $3,000 tuition scholarship to study in a fashion program at The Illinois Institute of Art—Tinley Park.

In addition to her tuition scholarship, Castillo will progress to the national round of The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition where her entry will be judged against other local winners from throughout North America for the Competition’s grand prize: a half- tuition scholarship to an Art Institutes school, and a VIP trip to New York City to include a “meet and greet” at Seventeen’s New York City offices, lunch and a $500 shopping spree at DKNY with a Seventeen Style Pro, and a $500 gift card to shop anywhere in the Big Apple.

In the Fashion Marketing & Merchandising and Retail Management category, entrants were required to submit images of a fashion trend board, predicting the next big trend in fashion.

For more information on this year’s Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition, visit www.artinstitutes.edu/passionforfashion.

The Illinois Institute of Art—Tinley Park

The Illinois Institute of Art—Tinley Park, an additional branch of The Illinois Institute of Art—Chicago, 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—Tinley Park, 18670 Graphic Drive, Tinley Park, IL 60477. ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC.

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The Illinois Institute of Art—Tinley Park Announces the 3rd Annual Art Educators Appreciation Gallery Show Call for Entries The Illinois Institute of Art—Tinley Park Announces the 3rd Annual Art Educators Appreciation Gallery Show Call for Entries

This March, The Art Institutes system of schools (“The Art Institutes”) will have more than 50 Art Institutes locations in the United States host What Those Who Teach Can Do, a national collaboration of gallery shows to pay tribute to talented arts educators across the country. In Tinley Park, The Illinois Institute of Art—Tinley Park, an additional location of The Illinois Institute of Art — Chicago, will feature local high school art and media educators’ artwork in a month-long exhibition to celebrate their creativity, and thank them for positively affecting the lives of so many students.

“We’re turning the tables on our educators and focusing on their passions and creativity,” said Charles Restivo, president of The Art Institutes. “The collaboration of galleries is the stage we set to celebrate our teachers’ commitment to preparing our area high school students.”

This year will mark The Art Institutes’ third celebration highlighting educators’ artistic work, commitment and passion. If you’re a high school arts and/or media teacher or know of a teacher that may be interested in submitting their work, please visit http://whatteacherscreate.com for information about What Those Who Teach Can Do at The Illinois Institute of Art—Tinley Park.

Artwork for submission can include, but is not limited to, painting, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, audio/video, design, digital media, film, photography, illustration, culinary images, fiber, and/or fiber arts. There is a limit of one entry per participant, and all art must be exhibition-ready for immediate installation.

This year, anyone can nominate a teacher to submit their work. Once nominated, the nominee will receive an email notifying them of their nomination along with information on how to submit their artwork. Entries are being accepted, and entry deadlines vary by campus.

For all details regarding local gallery receptions, please visit http://whatteacherscreate.com.

The Illinois Institute of Art—Tinley Park, an additional location of The Illinois Institute of Art — Chicago, 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 — Tinley Park, an additional location of The Illinois Institute of Art — Chicago, is located at 18670 Graphic Drive, Tinley Park, IL 60477. ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC.

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