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LIM College Students’ Work on Display at Connecticut Museum

Posted on October 6th, 2011 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Paper fashions created by students and faculty in LIM College’s Visual Merchandising Department are now on display as part of the Mattatuck Museum’s “Chrome & Couture – Say ‘Yes’ To The Paper Dress” show.

The exhibit, which opened October 1 and will be in place until the beginning of 2012, features nine paper dresses by LIM College students that were originally created for the 2011 National Stationery Show’s “Paper Runway” competition this spring, including the winning design, “Feather Fantasy,” by Alexis Michaelides and Margaret Carroll. Each of the paper dresses is paired with a vintage or exceptional custom motorcycle.

“We were very excited to add the paper fashions of the very talented Visual Merchandising students of LIM College to Chrome & Couture,” explained Sydney Voghel Ochs of the Mattatuck Museum. “When we saw the dresses at the National Stationery Show, we knew we wanted them as part of this exhibition, which is one of our edgiest. Their level of creative sophistication is a credit to LIM College and the quality of the visual merchandising program and the students in it.”

Marjorie Lee Woo, Associate Chair of LIM College’s Visual Merchandising Department, worked with the students and supervised the installation of their creations. A milliner, Woo also created paper headpieces to accompany the dresses in the show.

Works by LIM College students Jordan McGovern, Gina Mercatili, Lisa Michaelides, Sara Bautista, Connor DeGuehery and Edin Giron, as well as Professors Grailing King and Katerina Lanfranco, are also included in the display.

Interview with SVA Department Chair Robert Hullot-Kentor

Posted on April 19th, 2011 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

The latest in a series of one-on-one conversations with SVA department chairs.

In September 2012, the College will open the doors of its first-ever Master of Arts program, the MA in Critical Theory and the Arts Department. Chaired by Robert Hullot-Kentor, who is also a faculty member in the BFA Visual and Critical Studies Department, the rigorous three-semester program is an interdisciplinary curriculum of lectures and seminars that focuses on the contemporary situation of art. Hullot-Kentor recently sat down with the Briefs to discuss starting up the new program and what students can expect from an MA at SVA.

Tell me about the MA Critical Theory and the Arts Department.
I can’t fit the program into a nutshell, a single sentence or even a pretty long comment, because the program has a dynamic structure. There is a central group of courses concerned with art theory and aesthetics, social history and the history of art, and social theory. And these courses are built around two open seminars whose topics change each year: In 2012–2013, the Proseminar will be devoted to Convergence of the Arts in the 21st century, alongside the Serious Times Lecture Series. These aspects of the program combine to focus on what is going on in art today in a way that involves the entire history of art and society and the most important questions we have about our lives.

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LIM College Selected as a “Model of Efficiency” by University Business Magazine

Posted on April 12th, 2011 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

LIM College's new logoLIM College is one of only 11 colleges and universities nationwide recognized by University Business magazine’s Spring 2011 “Models of Efficiency” program, which recognizes innovative approaches for streamlining higher education operations through technology or business process improvements.

“Efficient business operations translate into better experiences for students and administrators alike, and the Models of Efficiency program aims to encourage schools to prioritize service,” said Tim Goral, editor-in-chief of University Business. “LIM College stands out for developing a very effective solution to a challenging situation.”

LIM College was selected based on an application from the Office of Admissions about the establishment of Student Outreach Coordinator positions. These student workers help the Admissions team provide a high level of personalized service and information to early-stage prospective students while increasing the amount of time that Admissions Counselors are able to devote to current applicants.

In addition to LIM College, Models of Efficiency honorees include: Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne; San Diego University’s College of Extended Studies; California Polytechnic State University; Jamestown Community College; the College at Brockport: Liberty University State University of New York; Montgomery County Community College; Macomb Community College; North Carolina State University Graduate School; and Capella University.

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LIM College to Co-Host Blackboard’s Professional and Career College Summit

Posted on March 21st, 2011 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

LIM College will co-host Blackboard’s annual Professional & Career College Summit, which will be held April 11-13. This invite-only event provides CEOs, CIOs, Presidents, Academic Vice Presidents and other senior executives an opportunity to gather in an intimate setting and discuss trends and best practices in online learning. 

The theme of this year’s event is Student Success. Presentations will be given by colleges from around the country and experts in the space. Topics will include:

  • Enhancing Relationships Between Faculty and Students
  • Mobile Learning to Improve Student Flexibility 
  • Improving Course Quality 
  • Engaging Alumni

LIM College faculty and administrators will conduct two panel presentations during the conference. Holly Davenport, Director of Distance Learning; Michael Londrigan, Chair of the Fashion Merchandising Department; Fashion Merchandising faculty member Nancy Miller, and Adam Rosen, Director of Academic Administration, will give a presentation on “Enhancing the Online Learning Experience Through Systemic Change.” And Susan Bauer, Coordinator of Graduate Studies Career Services; Jocelyn Coalter, Assistant Director of Student Affairs; Sharon Mella, Senior Career Development Counselor; Charles Pryor, Associate Dean of Student Affairs; Lauren Seraita-Bazhdari, Lead Academic Advisor, and Vanessa Torres, an MBA student who is President of the Graduate Student Council, will discuss “Improving the Student Experience Through the Use of Technology.”

Blackboard a global leader in enterprise technology and innovative solutions that improve the experience of millions of students and learners around the world every day. Blackboard’s solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. Founded in 1997, Blackboard is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

DeVry College of New York has Announced the Appointment of Anthony Stanziani as President of its New York Metro

Posted on December 8th, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

DeVry College of New York has announced the appointment of Anthony Stanziani as president of its New York Metro. Prior to joining DeVry College of New York, which is known nationally as DeVry University, Stanziani served as managing director and vice president for the College Division of Career Education Corporation in Hoffman Estates, Ill., and before that, as group vice president at Lincoln Educational Services Corporation in West Orange, N.J.

“Anthony is committed to building upon the success of DeVry College of New York, whose mission is to provide the best possible career-oriented educational experience to its students,” said Hal McCulloch, group vice president of operations for the Northeast region. “We are confident of his leadership and vision.”

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The College of Westchester’s Allied Health Program Director Selected to Serve as Subject Matter Expert for the National Healthcareer Association

Posted on December 1st, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Estelle CoffinoThe College of Westchester’s (CW) Director and Chairperson of the Allied Health Programs, Estelle Coffino, has been nominated and selected to serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

As an SME, Estelle might be asked to serve as an item writer, a member of the examination committee or the job analysis committee and she will work with a variety of staff in the Research and Development Department. This Association is committed to helping students achieve their career goals through product development and certification opportunities. Therefore, Estelle’s tenure in this capacity will give our students the “inside scoop” of what the expectation is for medical assistants at the national level.

USC’s Phil Williams Inducted into Oneida County Historical Hall of Fame

Posted on October 19th, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

(Republished from The Oneida County Courier)

The Oneida County Historical Hall of Fame—begun in 1946—has named nine individuals to its 2010 inductee class.  Four inductees constitute this year’s Richard W. Couper “Living Legends” class—Masonic Medical Research Lab director Dr. Charles Antzelevitch, Matt’s Brewery CEO Nicholas Matt, historian Virginia Kelly, and USC President Philip Williams.  They join five others: Dr. Amariah Brigham, Nicholas Devereux, John Dove, John MacDonald, and Major General James McQuade, in the Historical Hall of Fame.

Philip Williams—Has served as President of the Utica School of Commerce since 1983, after filling other administrative positions since joining USC in 1968.  He is the fourth generation to serve in this role in the business college founded by his great grandfather, Thomas J. Risinger, in 1896.   He is a member of numerous local, regional, and New York State educational development entities, and has served chairmanships of the Board of Trustees for both the NYS Higher Education Services Corporation and for Oneida County BOCES.  Mr. Williams is highly active in promoting the local community, serving as a trustee for the Mohawk Valley Chamber of Commerce, the City of Utica Empire Zone, the Greater Mohawk Valley Community & Elder Wellness Council, and the Neighborhood Center of Utica, among many.

School of Visual Arts Taps Jeffrey D. Nesin As Its Next Provost

Posted on June 17th, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

President Emeritus of the Memphis College of Art Returns to New York Institution He Helped Shape

Jeffrey D. Nesin, president emeritus of the Memphis College of Art (MCA), has been named provost of the School of Visual Arts (SVA), one of the nation’s largest colleges of art and design. Having led MCA through two decades of unprecedented growth, Nesin will return to the city where he grew up and the institution where he began his career in higher education, first as a member of the faculty and then as a member of the president’s cabinet.

“I am pleased to be able to work with Jeff again as we plan for the next decade of growth at SVA, strengthen the institutional structure, and continue to advance the faculty and curriculum,” said SVA President David Rhodes.

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LIM College Wins Educational Advertising Awards

Posted on March 5th, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

LIM College's new logoLIM College has won four awards, including two Gold awards, in the 25th Annual Educational Advertising Awards.

The Educational Advertising Awards, sponsored by The Higher Education Marketing Report, is the largest educational advertising awards competition in the nation. This year, over two thousand entries were received from more than one thousand colleges, universities and secondary schools from all 50 U.S. states and several foreign countries.

LIM College’s logo/stationery and print advertisement both won Gold Awards, the College’s Open House video received a Bronze, and LIM College’s “Total Recruitment Package” (which included the admissions viewbook, travel brochure, folder, postcard series, campus visit invitation, poster, and student information card) was given a Merit award.

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Students Celebrate and Rally in Albany

Posted on January 27th, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Students from Bryant and Stratton's Albany campus participate in a rally to support student aid programs

Students from Bryant & Stratton's Albany campus participate in a rally to support student aid programs

Students from across New York descended on Albany today to celebrate two significant milestones – the 35th anniversary of the state’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and the 40th anniversary of the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP).

Students from LIM College, Monroe College and The College of Westchester boarded a bus from New York City to join the rally, which had a dual goal of reminding lawmakers of the importance of sustaining public assistance for financially needy college students. Bryant & Stratton College also sent a delegation from the Capital District to the event, which was organized by the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (cIcu).

The governor’s 2010-11 budget proposes cuts to TAP. The Association of Proprietary Colleges (APC) opposes these cuts and has scheduled a March 2 rally in Albany to ask lawmakers to continue investing in students through TAP.