Archive for August, 2010

New LIM College Students Start the School Year by Helping Others

Posted on August 24th, 2010 in Event, General | No Comments »

LIM College students helped clean up New York City parks as a required part of their Orientation.

Traditionally, Freshman Orientation consists of students learning their way around campus, meeting their classmates, and getting ready for the start of classes. Yet for incoming students at LIM College, Orientation is also a time to help improve the local community that they are becoming members of. So on August 20, hundreds of new LIM College students fanned out in small groups around New York City to volunteer for a variety of community service activities.

Projects the students participated in included: working to beautify parks in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx; assembling activity bags for pediatric patients at New York University Medical Center; helping the American Cancer Society and Gay Men’s Health Crisis prepare for upcoming special events; cleaning spaces for children and their families at the Ronald McDonald House; organizing clothing and dressing mannequins at Bottomless Closet (an organization that provides business attire for disadvantaged women); and sorting through items donated to Housing Works (an organization dedicated to fighting AIDS and homelessness).

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School of Visual Arts Announces the Fall 2010 Art in the First Person Lecture Series

Posted on August 24th, 2010 in General | No Comments »

12 TALKS WITH NOTABLE ARTISTS, CRITICS, WRITERS AND FILMMAKERS

SEPTEMBER 14 – DECEMBER 9, 2010

School of Visual Arts (SVA) announces the Fall 2010 Art in the First Person lecture series, 12 free talks that bring together notable artists, critics and writers for in-depth discussions on issues in contemporary art.

All Art in the First Person events are free and open to the public. No reservations are required. Please visit www.sva.edu/events or call 212.592.2010 for more information.

Event Details

Alexi Worth
Tuesday, September 14, 6:30pm
133/141 West 21 Street, Room 101C
Alexi Worth is a painter whose work combines formal simplicity and humor, often relying on interrupted, cropped or overshadowed views. Writing in The New York Times, critic Roberta Smith described Worth’s paintings as marked by “quirky realism and deliberate surfaces.” A senior critic at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate Program in Fine Art, Worth has curated exhibitions in Boston and New York; and has written about art for Art in America, Artforum, The New Yorker and other publications. Presented by the BFA Visual & Critical Studies Department.
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Berkeley Colleges Online Students Partner with Family Support Center in Mexico

Posted on August 19th, 2010 in General | No Comments »

Berkeley College students enrolled in an online World Cultures class recently partnered with Casa de los Angeles in Mexico as part of an Academic Service Learning project. Casa de los Angeles is a nonprofit center that supports underprivileged families by providing such services as daycare, transitional housing, a food bank and medical care. The Berkeley College students created blogs designed to educate and engage supporters and to attract volunteers to the family support center.

 Berkeley College students enrolled in an online World Cultures class recently partnered with Casa de los Angeles in Mexico as part of an Academic Service Learning project. Casa de los Angeles is a nonprofit center that supports underprivileged families by providing such services as daycare, transitional housing, a food bank and medical care. The Berkeley College students created blogs designed to educate and engage supporters and to attract volunteers to the family support center.   
 
“This hands-on project, along with in-depth class discussions and reflective journals, helped enrich the study of world cultures and provided a transformative learning experience,” said Marilyn Kulik, PhD, Humanities and Social Sciences, Online, School of Liberal Arts, who taught the 12-week course.   

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School of Visual Arts Alumni Honored by New York Cultural Institutions

Posted on August 11th, 2010 in General | No Comments »

Two recent graduates from the School of Visual Arts (SVA) are reaching new audiences with help from the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Brooklyn Museum. Natalia Yovane (MFA 2010 Fine Arts) was selected as one of three artists to participate in “KedsWhitney Works on Canvas”, a live-action exhibition in which artists collaborated on paintings in the windows of the flagship Bloomingdale’s store at 59th Street and Lexington Avenue. For two weeks during the months of July, passersby were able to view the artists working through the windows. The exhibition was conceived in conjunction with a series of new launches from the Keds shoe brand and their partnership with the Whitney Museum of American Art. Following the in-window installation, the completed works are now on view at the Whitney.

Across the river in Brooklyn, two images from alumnus Damian Wampler’s (MPS 2009 Digital Photography) series Darfur in Brooklyn have recently been acquired by the Brooklyn Museum. The series consists of images taken of Omar, a Darfuri refugee and taxi driver living in Kensington, Brooklyn. One image, Untitled 1 (Kitchen), will be on display in the American Identities galleries, August – December 2010.

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LIM College Name a “Best College in the Northeast” by The Princeton Review

Posted on August 4th, 2010 in General | No Comments »

LIM College is one of the best colleges in the Northeast according to the nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review. It is one of 218 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its “Best in the Northeast” section of its website feature, “2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” posted on PrincetonReview.com. LIM College is also featured in its book, “The Best Northeastern Colleges: 2011 Edition” (Random House / Princeton Review Books).

Says Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s Senior VP / Publishing, “We’re pleased to recommend LIM College to readers of our book and users of our site as one of the best schools to earn their undergrad degree. We chose it and the other terrific institutions we name as ‘regional best’ colleges mainly for their excellent academic programs. From several hundred schools in each region, we winnowed our list based on institutional data we collected directly from the schools, our visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of our staff, plus college counselors and advisors whose recommendations we invite. We also take into account what students at the schools reported to us about their campus experiences at them on our 80-question student survey for this project. Only schools that permit us to independently survey their students are eligible to be considered for our regional ‘best’ lists.” 

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