Archive for April, 2010

School of Visual Arts Students Excel in Major Advertising and Graphic Design Competitions

Posted on April 27th, 2010 in General | 1 Comment »

The BFA Advertising and Graphic Design and MFA Design Departments at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) have been recognized in student competitions by major industry organizations, with more student projects from SVA selected than from any other college.

Best in Show

SVA has 24 projects recognized in The One Show College Competition, an annual competition organized by The One Club, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting excellence in advertising. This year, students were given a choice of two brands to reposition: Nooka, a high-end fashion accessory line, or Million Trees NYC, an organization dedicated to planting trees across New York City. 37 students from SVA created winning campaigns for both brands, including a non-traditional campaign by Merit winners Hez Kim, Jang Cho and Michael Oh featuring a promotional piece for Nooka modeled after a nightclub admission bracelet. There were over 3000 submissions to the competition, whose categories include logo design, print campaign and non-traditional campaign, and 92 have been recognized with Merit or Pencil Awards.

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Monroe Hosts Online Demo Session

Posted on April 21st, 2010 in General, Technology | No Comments »

Monroe College hosted an online demo session from the Yonkers Riverfront Library on April 14. College officials demonstrated the course management system that makes it possible for students to earn a college degree while maintaining family and employment responsibilities. WBLS radio personality “Egypt” discussed the importance of earning a college degree and how it changed her life.
 
“Monroe Online has enabled hundreds of adults earn their college degree while keeping up with job and family responsibilities,” said Executive Director of Online Programs Craig Patrick. “Most adults do not have the luxury of time or money to take off from work for a few years to attend college. That’s where Monroe Online comes in.”

Students Tap Out More Than 100,000 E-mails in Support of TAP!

Posted on April 9th, 2010 in General, Technology, Tuition Assistance Program | No Comments »

APC LogoWithin a few short weeks, APC students, faculty and administrators sent more than 100,000 e-mail messages to lawmakers imploring them to reject proposed cuts to the state’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) within the proposed executive budget.

“These 100,000 letters are proof that New Yorkers support TAP and believe it is a worthwhile investment in the future of our work force and our state,” said Stephen J. Jerome, APC president and president of Monroe College in the Bronx and New Rochelle. “Any cuts to the TAP program are not in the best interest of New York or its students.”

The executive budget proposes cutting the maximum TAP award from $5,000 to $4,000 for full-time students enrolled in two-year colleges – unfairly targeting the neediest students in New York. “There is no justification to set TAP payments based on the length of the program at the institution a student attends,” Jerome added. “This will establish a two-tier TAP system that is contrary to the New York State Regents’ goal of promoting access to higher education.”

For 35 years TAP has made it possible for thousands of New Yorkers to afford college. It is an investment in New York students. Once the students graduate, they are able to secure good jobs here in New York and become productive, taxpaying members of their communities.