Archive for November, 2010

SVA Student Brittany Brothers Wins National Geographic Award

Posted on November 30th, 2010 in General | No Comments »

Image: Brittany Brothers, Mist-ified, 2010. Courtesy of the artist.

Awarded the 2010 World in Focus Photography Grand Prize for Mist-ified, her photograph taken at Brazil’s Iguazu Falls, Brittany Brothers (current student in the BFA Film, Video and Animation Department) will be featured in the January/February issue of National Geographic Traveler magazine. In addition, Brothers also recently won a 10-day expedition to the Galápagos Islands and a $250 certificate in a competition sponsored by the art-supply company Canson Infinity.

LIM College Students Design Eco-Friendly Window for the Fashion Center

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

Photo taken by Eric Feigenbaum of LIM College

November 18, 2010 (New York, NY) — The Fashion Center, headquarters of the Fashion Center Business Improvement District (BID), the not-for-profit corporation that promotes New York City’s apparel industry, has unveiled its new window display, titled “Repurpose…Recycle…  Reflect.” The window was designed by Visual Merchandising students from LIM College, the nation’s only college focused exclusively on the study of business and fashion. It will be on display through January 5, 2011.
Located in Manhattan at 209 West 38th Street, the Fashion Center Space for Public Art and Design window features a female mannequin dressed in an elegant paper wedding gown. Most of the components of the window display are made of paper, much of which has been recycled, or previously used or repurposed. It was conceived, designed and installed by students in LIM College’s Visual Presentation course, which is taught by Marjorie Lee Woo, Associate Chair of the Visual Merchandising department.

“We are thrilled to be able to partner with the Fashion Center to provide this incredible opportunity for our Visual Merchandising students,” said LIM College President Elizabeth S. Marcuse. “Hands-on experience in the fashion industry has always been a hallmark of an LIM College education, and this collaboration really exemplifies that.”

Berkeley College Brooklyn Campus Gains Approval from New York State Education Department

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

The newest location of Berkeley College is in the heart of the downtown Brooklyn Business District, at 255 Duffield Street.

Berkeley College is pleased to announce that the Board of Regents of the New York State Education Department has approved its application for a new campus in Brooklyn, NY.  The Brooklyn Campus, located at 255 Duffield Street in the downtown business district, is now open and will offer Bachelor’s degree programs to students beginning in January.
“Berkeley College is proud to open a campus in Brooklyn,” said Berkeley College President Dario A. Cortes, PhD. “This campus will continue to strengthen our community partnerships and offer access not only to a great undergraduate teaching and learning experience, but also to excellent career preparation for our future workforce.”
The newly renovated 25,000 square feet of space at the Berkeley College Brooklyn Campus offers access to a variety of state-of-the-art facilities. These include wireless computer access, modern classrooms, computer labs and a library, mathematics and writing labs in the Academic Support Center, a bookstore, student lounge, and many other student services. Staff members are available on-site to conduct tours and help prospective students and families with the admission process.

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Tuition Decrease Announced at JBC

Posted on November 16th, 2010 in General | No Comments »

Jamestown Business College President David Conklin recently announced the Board of Trustees’ approval of a tuition decrease at the college.

The tuition decrease will be in effect for the remainder of the 2010-2011 academic year and will reflect the 2009-2010 rate. Conklin said he is pleased to announce this change to students.

“I am obviously pleased to be in the position to lower tuition for our students,” he said. “We have record enrollment and retention that allow us, as an institution, to make these decisions.”

Students will see the decrease effective with winter term tuition bills.

Jamestown Business College offers business-focused Associate and Bachelor degrees and certificate programs that include targeted professional development activities.

Honor Roll: AOL Award to Angela Riechers

Posted on November 10th, 2010 in General | No Comments »

On the heels of a national ad campaign featuring Chuck Close’s portraits of artists and entertainers, Internet company AOL recently established a new grant program to support the creative community. The AOL Artists 25 for 25 program drew more than 9,000 applications, and among the winners is alumnus Angela Riechers (MFA 2010 Design Criticism).

Riechers received a $25,000 grant to help start her interactive multimedia project Sites of Memory and Forgetting, which she calls “part public education, part individual remembrance.”  Based on her SVA thesis, which looked at personal memorial objects in the 21st century, the project is intended to highlight important but now-forgotten historical sites in cities across the world through a Web site, downloadable mobile apps and live guided tours; interactive maps on the site would allow users to create and share their own memory tours, with images, audio and more.

Riechers is hoping to kick off the project in New York City, where a boat tour around Manhattan would visit “forgotten sites” like the spot in the New York Harbor where pirates were once hanged—and where the Statue of Liberty now stands.