Archive for October, 2009

LIM College Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Presents Online Seminar for College Personnel Throughout the Nation

Posted on October 26th, 2009 in General, Technology | No Comments »

Michael_SachsMichael Sachs, J.D., Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at LIM College, presented an online seminar for higher education professionals on “Study Abroad & Student Affairs: Best Practices in Health/Safety” on October 6. Gary Rhodes, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Global Education at Loyola Marymount University was the co-presenter. The “webinar” focused on how student affairs and study abroad teams can work together to create a safe, healthy and positive experience for students participating in study abroad programs. Higher education personnel from 75 colleges and universities, including American University, Johns Hopkins and Ohio State University, participated.

Sponsored by Student Affairs Leader and the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), the webinar was designed for study abroad administrators, college faculty, student affairs staff and other members of the higher education community throughout the United States who are involved in study abroad programs. Topics covered during the 90-minute session included emergency response planning, alcohol and drug policy, international health and medical care, and housing safety.

Sachs’s background as an attorney and seasoned student affairs professional with more than 20 years of higher education experience made him an ideal presenter for this timely topic. He and Rhodes, who has extensive experience in global education, are uniquely qualified to provide a comprehensive look at the issues and answer the questions of personnel at other colleges seeking guidance in these areas.

Says Sachs, “When the study abroad/student affairs collaboration works, students will know their rights and responsibilities and health and safety issues will have been fully addressed.”

Bryant & Stratton College Start a New Life via Second Life

Posted on October 2nd, 2009 in General, Graduation, Technology | No Comments »

Bryant & Stratton Second Life GraduationBryant & Stratton College graduates will receive their degrees where they earned them – online. In what is the first live Second Life graduation, 150 year old Bryant & Stratton College will host a fully online, “virtual” graduation ceremony in June. Approximately 40 graduates from Bryant & Stratton’s online degree programs have committed to receive their hard earned degrees, in avatar form, on the college’s virtual campus. The Bryant & Stratton ceremony will be the first time a graduation will be fully hosted on Second Life, including the procession, the commencement speaker and the conferring of degrees to students who are even draped in their digital caps and gowns.

The Bryant & Stratton Second Life graduation will be held June 10, 2009. While only graduates and their families will be in attendance, those interested in learning more can either join Second Life (below), or request more information on the schools online degree programs.

Founder and Chairman of Second Life to Speak at Graduation

Upon hearing about this historic and innovative event Philip Rosedale, Founder and Chairman of Second Life expressed interest and agreed to be the commencement speaker for the approximately 40 graduates. He will address the students during the June 10th, 2009 ceremony in avatar form.

Explore the Bryant & Stratton “Virtual” Campus

Come visit us for yourself. The Bryant & Stratton campus in Second Life is open to the public 24/7. Visit the Student Recreation Pavilion where students come to meet and socialize and get to know each other. Visit the Outdoor Amphitheater where we host a series of educational guest speakers that address degree specific industry topics. Or, check out the Open House building where we let prospective students come in and meet with staff from admissions, financial aid, and even current students to get a better feel for the college. In fact, we enrolled a new student at our very first open house event.

The Art Institute of New York City Consolidates Location

Posted on October 2nd, 2009 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

ailogoEffective September 14, The Art Institute of New York City will be housed entirely at 11 Beach Street in Tribeca.  Administrative offices formerly at 75 Varick Street will now be located at the Beach Street building, bringing the school’s occupancy to 6 floors.

“Having the administration, faculty and students under one roof is a positive move,” said Dr. David Warren, President of The Art Institute of New York City. “We will be better able to service our students, with faculty and staff never more than an elevator ride away,” he said.

With five programs in the areas of art & design, The Art Institute of New York City awards the Associate of Occupational Studies and Associate of Applied Science degrees.  Programs of study include Fashion Design, Interior Design, Web Design & Interactive Media, Graphic Design and Video Production.

“We are fortunate to be located in the creative heart of the city, offering our students the opportunity to expand upon what they learn in school,” said David Moughalian, Dean of Academic Affairs.

The gallery on the first floor of 11 Beach Street is a showcase for students’ work.  Currently on display is the semi-annual juried Interior Design exhibition.  It is open to the public at no charge.