Archive for September, 2010

Berkeley College Student Veterans to March in NYC Veterans Day Parade

Posted on September 20th, 2010 in General | No Comments »

The newly formed national chapter of the Student Veterans of America at Berkeley College, known as the Berkeley Troops, has been accepted to march in this year’s Veterans Day Parade in New York City, NY. Officers (left to right) are Edwin Gomez, president; Tamika Thompson, secretary, and Fred Quinones, vice president.

Berkeley College is proud to announce that the Berkeley Troops, a newly recognized as a member chapter of the national Student Veterans of America (SVA) coalition, has been accepted to march in this year’s Veterans Day Parade in New York City, NY.

 “The students are enthusiastic about this opportunity,” said Rachel Hodgson, MSEd, NCC, Berkeley College Coordinator of Veterans Support Services in the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs.  “Student motivation has enabled our young group to organize this network. The administration also has been wonderful with its support.”

 The officers for the SVA chapter are Edwin Gomez of the Bronx, president; Fred Quinones, vice president; and Tamika Thompson, secretary, both of Brooklyn, NY.

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LIM College Faculty Members to Moderate Sessions at Leading Health & Beauty Conference

Posted on September 15th, 2010 in General | No Comments »

Two LIM College faculty members will serve as panel discussion moderators at the Health & Beauty America (HBA) Global Exposition and Conference at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The HBA Global Exposition & Conference is the largest product development event and educational conference for the personal care, fragrance, wellness and cosmetic industries. With more than 40 sessions, the HBA conference offers industry practitioners vital education and information, including case studies, in-depth looks into specific markets, roundtables with industry leaders, and revelations of new technical innovations.

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School of Visual Arts Presents “Where Is My Vote? Posters for the Green Movement in Iran”

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Nearly 150 International Artists Unite for Iranian Democracy

August 30 – September 25, 2010
Reception: Thursday, September 16, 6 – 8pm

School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents “Where Is My Vote? Posters for the Green Movement in Iran,” an exhibition of nearly 150 political posters by graphic artists world wide created in support of the protests in Iran that followed the 2009 presidential election. The exhibition is the first public viewing of these posters in printed form and was organized by designers Anita Kunz and Woody Pirtle along with Francis Di Tommaso, director of the Visual Arts Gallery, and Steven Heller, author, design historian and co-chair of the MFA Design Department at SVA. “Where Is My Vote?” will be on view at the Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26 Street 15th floor, New York City, from August 30 – September 25, 2010. After the presentation at SVA, the exhibition will travel to The Art Institute of Boston.

“Where Is My Vote?” highlights the unique role that socially responsible designers can play in rallying support for free speech, and the power of design to inspire political activism. The exhibition features posters by some of the most celebrated graphic artists working today, including R. O. Blechman, Seymour Chwast, Ivan Chermayeff, Milton Glaser, Robert Grossman, Anita Kunz, Yossi Lemel, Jennifer Morla, István Orosz, Woody Pirtle, Andrea Rauch, Ralph Steadman, Gary Taxali, James Victore and Massimo Vignelli, among others.

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School of Visual Arts Announces Fall 2010 MFA Design Criticism Lecture Series

Posted on September 15th, 2010 in General | No Comments »

September 14 – December 14

School of Visual Arts (SVA) announces the Fall 2010 lectures in the MFA Design Criticism Department. Now a fixture of the New York design community, these public programs consist of thoughtful presentations, lively Q&A sessions, and intimate receptions where designers, critics and design enthusiasts can continue the conversation with the featured speaker.

Among the speakers this fall are: design critic and curator Rick Poynor; Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne; Cooper-Hewitt Director Bill Moggridge; visual arts critic Lawrence Weschler; and T: The New York Times Style Magazine Design Editor Pilar Viladas.

All lectures take place at 136 West 21st Street, 2nd Floor, New York City. Admission is free and open to the public; RSVP to 212.592.2228 or

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Berkeley College Appoints Conrad Walker as Campus Operating Officer for New Brooklyn Location

Posted on September 14th, 2010 in General | No Comments »

Berkeley College is pleased to announce the appointment of Conrad Walker as Campus Operating Officer for its soon-to-open Brooklyn location. In this role Mr. Walker will oversee preparation of the new facilities, as well as handle day-to-day operations and monitor personnel once the location officially opens.

“Mr. Walker has the experience and commitment to lead the Brooklyn campus community,” said Berkeley College President Dario A. Cortes, PhD. “As a resident of Brooklyn, he understands the importance of melding the community’s energy and spirit with campus life.”

Most recently, Mr. Walker served as Berkeley College Associate Dean, Student Development and Campus Life, New York, where he managed initiatives in the Student Activities, Counseling and Residential Life areas. He has held  numerous other Student Development and Campus Life positions  during  his time at Berkeley College.

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School of Visual Arts Alumni Earn Sappi Ideas That Matter Grants

Posted on September 14th, 2010 in General | No Comments »

Three graduates of the MFA Design Department have been awarded a grant by Sappi Fine Paper’s Ideas that Matter program, an annual honor that harnesses designers’ creativity for social good. Irina Lee (MFA 2010 Design), Ashley Stevens (MFA 2010 Design) and Lara McCormick (MFA 2007 Design) are among just 27 recipients this year, with projects representing a vast array of social, cultural and environmental issues.

The Ideas that Matter program recognizes designers who have partnered with a philanthropic organization to develop proposals including campaign concepts, business plans, objectives, costs and possible benefits. Irina Lee received a grant to work with The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation based on her thesis project First Person American. Lara McCormick is working with Build it Green!, New York City’s only nonprofit retail outlet for salvaged and surplus building materials. And Ashley Stevens was selected to work with The Jed Foundation, the nation’s leading organization working to reduce emotional distress and prevent suicide among college students, based on her thesis project The Ah Project: Finding Acceptance in Mental Illness.

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