Art & Design Weekly Announcements 1/31/22

New To Our Office

Let me introduce you to Courtney Cook! Courtney will be working in the A&D office about 15 hours a week as we look for our next Administrative Coordinator. Courtney is finishing her graduate degree in English and has an undergraduate degree in graphic design. Please stop by and introduce yourself. Here are her weekly hours:

  • Monday: 11 to Noon :: 1 to 5

  • Tuesday: 11 to Noon

  • Wednesday:  11 to Noon :: 1 to 5

  • Tuesday: 11 to Noon

  • Friday: 1 to 4

Summer 2022 Study Abroad Meeting: Tuesday at 4:30

If you are traveling this summer with the A&D department make sure you are at the zoom meeting on Tuesday at 4:30. You should have received an email with details. Let me know if you didn’t.

Senior Show This Friday: Vulnerable

Don’t miss this week’s senior show opening on Friday at 5:30 in the Shore Gallery! Come see the beautiful work of William Heyen, Ashley Lang, Sonia Seguin, and Emma Stringer.

A&D Spring Chapel Series: Value

Join us this semester for our chapel series exploring the theme “Value.”  In art, value refers to the relative lightness or darkness of something within an image.  But, of course, value has many other meanings (e.g. something’s worth, a person’s principles, a numerical amount, etc.).  Come hear speaker’s from across campus explore one or more of these meanings in their talk, reflecting on what this term means to them personally, how it relates to their discipline, or what strikes them as interesting about it in relation to the gospel.

Competition Winner: Bekah Conder!

Bekah Conder, senior art major with a concentration in painting, received word that one of her paintings will appear in the Rising Eyes of Texas Exhibition. This competition invites entries from graduate and undergraduate level art students studying at universities across Texas. She is among the 34 artists from 15 universities that had a work chosen.

Fall 2022 Study Abroad in Leipzig, Germany with Nil Santana

Leipzig is a bustling city that found itself at the epicenter of The Peaceful Revolution. In Leipzig you will experience German culture, while living in the ACU’s beautifully renovated 19th-century villa.

Nil has led a couple of Art & Design summer programs as well as a semester-long program to Montevideo, Uruguay. A world traveler, Nil enjoys learning about people and their customs, and embraces diverse culinary experiences as cultural expressions. Nil, and his wife Tecia, are excited to take you to Germany.

Instagram Competition

Please help support our Instagram Competition! This is a great way to connect with our alumni and show them what we are up to. The current judge is Chris Jimenez, a fantastic designer and photographer.

A&D Study Abroad Spring Meetings!!

Interest Meetings:

  • Semester Experiences: Tuesday, March 8 at 11 am (A&D Office Conference Room)

  • Summer 2023 Experience: Tuesday, March 22 at 11 am (Art History Room)

  • Spring Break 2023 Experience: Tuesday, March 29 at 11 am (Art History Room)

  • About Scholarships: Tuesday, April 12 at 11 am (Art History Room)

Study Abroad Scholarships:

Please complete the appropriate Study Abroad interest forms if you haven’t already:

Apply today! Visit ACU Study Abroad page for more information.

Art & Design Weekly Announcements 11/30/21

Art & Design Weekly Announcements 11/30/21

A&D Departmental Chapel

This Thursday, Dec 2nd, @ 11am is the final A&D Chapel of this semester. We will be meeting in the Art History Classroom (DM 141). All A&D majors are encouraged to attend, all ACU students are welcome to attend.

Artie is Back!

See this little elephant guy – you’ll need to keep an eye out for him. He’ll be hiding in a new location every day for the next 5 days. Find him and bring him to Kara in the A+D office (DM 142) to receive a prize – and might I add that the prizes are amped up this year! You never know where he might be hiding but he’ll always hide in a public space. Good luck!!

AIGA Museum Visit

The A&D chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) is taking a day trip to the Old Jail Art Center in Albany, TX! (You don’t have to be a member of AIGA to participate.) It’s about 30 minutes outside of Abilene. Visit the Old Jail House Art Center – get an art event credit AND dinner!

Dinner is on us! December 4th @ 2:00 pm – Old Jail House Art Center (201 S 2nd St, Albany, TX 76430). Please fill out this form to let us know you are interested: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSduloYRLO8_hbrvbEfIF98oqyGmboYV1fiABzmw7GrL8aGMSQ/viewform

Job Opportunity

Andrews Furniture is hiring! They’re needing to fill part-time and full-time spots and even paid internships. Experience virtually and/or real – both with pay. They are willing to work with crazy A+D schedules. See the image for more details.

First-Year Students One-on-One’s

Just needing to meet with 11 more first year students! I’m sending you an email today if you haven’t yet met with me for your 1-on-1 appointment. This is a requirement of all first-year students. Be sure to schedule your appointment for this week or next to remain in good standing with the department. Click on the blue “You Can Book Me” link YouCanBookMe and it will take you to my calendar to choose a time that works with both of our schedules. Thank you to those who have already scheduled an appointment!!

Art Event Credits

Don’t forget to complete your 6 art event credits for this semester. Here’s a link to info about this requirement from our blog: https://blogs.acu.edu/artanddesign/art-event-credits/. You should have already received a link to this document yesterday. We’ve created a list of all the art event credit opportunities that are available to you between now and the end of the semester. Check out this link for those opportunities: Art Events. This document has also been shared with you directly through Google docs.

Juried Art Competitions

2022 Intercollegiate Student Art Competition (ISAC)

Submissions are currently being accepted for the 2022 Intercollegiate Student Art Competition (ISAC)! See links below for the form and rules page and please share with your students ASAP! We are accepting graphic design in this year’s competition! Please also encourage your students to follow the ISAC Facebook page for updated rules and news.

*Hint hint! Either of these will satisfy your A+D juried art competition requirement!

Rules and Info Page: https://www.center-arts.com/isac2022

Online Form: https://forms.gle/wknHy3m8HjjNw8nSA

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/IntercollegiateStudentArtCompetition

51st Annual Int’l Paperworks

See attachment included in this email for instructions and additional information.

Free ArtStation

ArtStation keeps it simple with a coupon code. Use the coupon code ACUPRO2YEARS and redeem the annual subscription here: https://www.artstation.com/subscribe/pro. The code can be used up to 300 times. The subscription lasts for 2 years and is valued at $119/year. You will need to put in a method of renewal payment for when the subscription expires. DO NOT share the code. Services like Honey (a plugin to web browsers) will attempt to share the code if you do not deactivate it or explicitly tell it to not share the code.

Snackin’ in the Lounge

We’re currently out of snacks in the student lounge. We hope to be replenishing the supply in the near future.

Printing Room

Please be sure that you are using the large format printer only for A+D projects and only if your print job can not be done on another printer in the building. A new printer has been added to the print room for all of your more traditional printing needs. The smaller printer in room 207 that keeps jamming has also been replaced. With the addition of these 2 printers, you should have better options for printing. Please send me an email or shoot me a text anytime you are having trouble with a printer so that we can keep everything in working order for you.

Blog & Student Handbook

…an answer to all of your A+D questions – a very important resource for all art majors. Click this link to go directly to the blog: acuartanddesign.com. Be sure to check out the Student Handbook under the Resources section of the blog. The link to the blog is also included in my signature in all emails that I send out. I will go over this blog in detail with all first year A+D students during our one-on-one appointments in September. (You’ll hear more about the one-on-one’s in a few weeks.)

Last but not Least…

We are here to support you in school and life. If you need anything at all, please, please, please talk to me or another A+D faculty member. We want you to be successful not only in your course work but in life as well. My office hours are typically 8am – 3:30pm – feel free to stop by anytime. If there’s anything we can help you with, please let us know!! Seriously!!

Please don’t hesitate to reach out – I can be reached at kara.taylor@acu.edu or 325-674-2085 (or 325-514-0635 for any time I’m not in the office).

Art & Design Weekly Announcements 11/10/21

Art & Design Weekly Announcements 11/10/21

A&D Departmental Chapel

Join us for the A+D chapel series Juxtaposition. This Thursday at 11 am one of our very own A+D students will be presenting at chapel – please come and support her. Chapel is held in the Art History room (DM 141). All A+D majors are encouraged to attend, all ACU students are welcome to attend.

First Year Students One-on-One’s

I’m still needing 20 first year students to make their 1-on-1 appointment. This is a requirement of all first-year students. Be sure to schedule your appointment for this week or next to remain in good standing with the department. Click on the blue “You Can Book Me” link YouCanBookMe and it will take you to my calendar to choose a time that works with both of our schedules. Thank you to those who have already scheduled an appointment.

Art Event Credits

Don’t forget to complete your 6 art event credits for this semester. Here’s a link to info about this requirement from our blog: https://blogs.acu.edu/artanddesign/art-event-credits/. You should have already received a link to this document yesterday. We’ve created a list of all the art event credit opportunities that are available to you between now and the end of the semester. Check out this link for those opportunities: Art Events. This document has also been shared with you directly through Google docs.

Safety Reminders

Using hazardous materials without safety precautions makes everyone sick. Please remember to use all materials and equipment safely and with appropriate safety gear as applicable.

A&D Bible Study

Art & Design Bible Study will meet this Sunday. Watch your email for further details.

A&D Friendsgiving

All A+D staff and students are invited to our first ever Potluck Friendsgiving on Wednesday, November 17 @ 3pm in the student lounge and Art History room (DM 141). We will be showing a classic Thanksgiving film and enjoy each other’s yummy treats. We hope you will join us! Students and staff are encouraged to bring your favorite snack or Thanksgiving dish to share. Food can be brought earlier in the day to store in the fridge until the time of the event. We will provide plates, napkins, eating utensils, and cups. Please bring your own serving utensils if possible.

Study Abroad Interest Survey

Complete the following questionnaire ASAP if you have not taken a study abroad trip (or if you have completed a trip and would like to participate in additional trips). Seniors graduating in December 2021 or May 2022 do not need to complete this survey if you are exempt from completing the study abroad requirement. The study abroad scholarship committee will be meeting this week to determine award amounts for the Spring 2022 New York trip.

**Study Abroad questionnaire: https://forms.gle/YDwvZMdkEowhDtEBA

We have informational meetings about scholarships every semester so be looking for emails if you are interested in attending. You may also direct questions to the A&D office. The following is the application Process:

  1. Complete the ACU general scholarship application at: acu.academicworks.com
  2. Complete the A&D Study Abroad Scholarship Application at: forms.gle/nSpDjctQowTuuKRE9

Deadline for Applications: November 8th. Late applications may be considered the following year. After the application deadline, a small committee of faculty will review the applications and schedule one-on-one meetings with a selected number of applicants. By mid-November, applicants should receive notice of final scholarship decisions.

Ethnos Culture Show

The International Students Association’s BIGGEST culture show of the year is on November 20, 2021. Tickets are on sale now. Several Art + Design students are in the show this year and would love your support in attending. Don’t delay – buy your tickets today! Use the QR code on the flyer to purchase your tickets.

Snackin’ in the Lounge

We’re currently out of snacks in the student lounge. We hope to be replenishing the supply in the near future.

Printing Room

Please be sure that you are using the large format printer only for A+D projects and only if your print job can not be done on another printer in the building. A new printer has been added to the print room for all of your more traditional printing needs. The smaller printer in room 207 that keeps jamming has also been replaced. With the addition of these 2 printers, you should have better options for printing. Please send me an email or shoot me a text anytime you are having trouble with a printer so that we can keep everything in working order for you.

Mask Reminder

Most Art+Design classes still have a mask requirement. Unless your professor instructs you otherwise, please assume that this is still the case. A number of spaces, such as the Art Office also have a mask requirement. Please pay attention to signage and if you are unsure, ask your professor.

Lockers

Lockers are available on the 2nd and 3rd floor for all students enrolled in art classes. If you would like a locker for storage of your supplies and projects, please come by the A+D office or send an email to kara.taylor@acu.edu to reserve one in your name. All unclaimed lockers will be emptied periodically throughout the year.

Blog and Student Handbook

…an answer to all of your A+D questions – a very important resource for all art majors. Click this link to go directly to the blog: acuartanddesign.com. Be sure to check out the Student Handbook under the Resources section of the blog. The link to the blog is also included in my signature in all emails that I send out. I will go over this blog in detail with all first year A+D students during our one-on-one appointments in September. (You’ll hear more about the one-on-one’s in a few weeks.)

Last but not Least…

We are here to support you in school and life. If you need anything at all, please, please, please talk to me or another A+D faculty member. We want you to be successful not only in your course work but in life as well. My office hours are typically 8am – 3:30pm – feel free to stop by anytime. If there’s anything we can help you with, please let us know!! Seriously!!

Please don’t hesitate to reach out – I can be reached at kara.taylor@acu.edu or 325-674-2085 (or 325-514-0635 for any time I’m not in the office).

Art & Design Weekly Announcements 11/1/21

Study Abroad Interest Meeting

All A+D students need to complete the following questionnaire ASAP if you have not taken a study abroad trip (or if you have completed a trip and would like to participate in additional trips). Seniors graduating in December 2021 or May 2022 do not need to complete this survey if you are exempt from completing the study abroad requirement. The study abroad scholarship committee will be meeting next week to determine award amounts for the Spring 2022 New York trip.

**Study Abroad questionnaire: https://forms.gle/YDwvZMdkEowhDtEBA

We have informational meetings about scholarships every semester so be looking for emails if you are interested in attending. You may also direct questions to the A&D office. The following is the application Process:

  1. Complete the ACU general scholarship application at: acu.academicworks.com

  2. Complete the A&D Study Abroad Scholarship Application at: forms.gle/nSpDjctQowTuuKRE9

Deadline for Applications: November 8th. Late applications may be considered the following year. After the application deadline, a small committee of faculty will review the applications and schedule one-on-one meetings with a selected number of applicants. By mid-November, applicants should receive notice of final scholarship decisions.

Ethnos Culture Show

The International Students Association’s BIGGEST culture show of the year is on November 20, 2021. Tickets are on sale now. Several Art + Design students are in the show this year and would love your support in attending. Don’t delay – buy your tickets today! Use the QR code on the flyer to purchase your tickets.

Snackin’ in the Lounge

You may have noticed that we’ve added some snacks to the student lounge (room next to Kara’s office on the first floor). We ask that you please be considerate of other students and only take what you need at the time. The first day the snacks were put out, they were completely cleared out by the next morning. The snacks are not there to restock your dorm/apartment/house. Please take in moderation as needed. If you are able to make a donation for the snacks you take, you may leave it in the blue dish on the cabinet by the snacks. We hope this will help you and be a nice treat at times! Comments and suggestions are definitely welcome as we try out this new idea.

A&D Departmental Chapel

Join us for the A+D chapel series Juxtaposition. We meet every Thursday at 11 am. Chapel is held in the Art History room (DM 141). All A+D majors are encouraged to attend, all ACU students are welcome to attend.

First Year Student One-on-One’s

First year students, please click on the blue “You Can Book Me” link YouCanBookMe and it will take you to my calendar. Select an appointment time for next week, November 1-5, that works for your schedule.  I would like to have 1-on-1 appointments to orient you to important things in the department.  Thank you to those who have already done it and I look forward to chatting with the rest of you.

Videographer Job Opportunity

Below is an ad from the CEO from Right Hand Media (RHM). RHM is an agency-model business on campus that focuses on content and strategy development. They are currently hiring for a videographer. Click on the ad for additional information.

Printing Room

Please be sure that you are using the large format printer only for A+D projects and only if your print job can not be done on another printer in the building. A new printer has been added to the print room for all of your more traditional printing needs. The smaller printer in room 207 that keeps jamming has also been replaced. With the addition of these 2 printers, you should have better options for printing. Please send me an email or shoot me a text anytime you are having trouble with a printer so that we can keep everything in working order for you.

Mask Reminder (Update and Corrections)

Most Art+Design classes still have a mask requirement. Unless your professor instructs you otherwise, please assume that this is still the case. A number of spaces, such as the Art Office also have a mask requirement. Please pay attention to signage and if you are unsure, ask your professor.

Lockers

Lockers are available on the 2nd and 3rd floor for all students enrolled in art classes. If you would like a locker for storage of your supplies and projects, please come by the A+D office or send an email to kara.taylor@acu.edu to reserve one in your name. All unclaimed lockers will be emptied periodically throughout the year.

Blog and Student Handbook

…an answer to all of your A+D questions – a very important resource for all art majors. Click this link to go directly to the blog: acuartanddesign.com. Be sure to check out the Student Handbook under the Resources section of the blog. The link to the blog is also included in my signature in all emails that I send out. I will go over this blog in detail with all first year A+D students during our one-on-one appointments in September. (You’ll hear more about the one-on-one’s in a few weeks.)

Last but not Least…

We are here to support you in school and life. If you need anything at all, please, please, please talk to me or another A+D faculty member. We want you to be successful not only in your course work but in life as well. My office hours are typically 8am – 3:30pm – feel free to stop by anytime. If there’s anything we can help you with, please let us know!! Seriously!!

Please don’t hesitate to reach out – I can be reached at kara.taylor@acu.edu or 325-674-2085 (or 325-514-0635 for any time I’m not in the office).

Art & Design Weekly Announcements 10/14/21

Art & Design Weekly Announcements 10/14/21

Faculty Exhibition

The faculty art show opens this Friday with a reception from 5:30-7pm. The show will run through Tuesday, October 26th.

First-Year Students (Freshman) One-on-One’s

Sign ups for one-on-one appointments for all first year A+D students will begin later this week. Additional information will be sent out by tomorrow afternoon.

Videographer Job Opportunity

Below is an ad from the CEO from Right Hand Media (RHM). RHM is an agency-model business on campus that focuses on content and strategy development. They are currently hiring for a videographer. Click on the ad for additional information.

Printing Room

Please be sure that you are using the large format printer only for A+D projects and only if your print job can not be done on another printer in the building. A new printer has been added to the print room for all of your more traditional printing needs. The smaller printer in room 207 that keeps jamming has also been replaced. With the addition of these 2 printers, you should have better options for printing. Please send me an email or shoot me a text anytime you are having trouble with a printer so that we can keep everything in working order for you.

A&D Bible Study

There is no All A&D Bible Study this week.

Professional Development Opportunity

Register for event with this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfxmF2xDD-bs7NOhKkBiUIqAdw6bexLxjd06H26-z94odDg8Q/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0

Mask Reminder

Most Art+Design classes still have a mask requirement. Unless your professor instructs you otherwise, please assume that this is still the case. A number of spaces, such as the Art Office also have a mask requirement. Please pay attention to signage and if you are unsure, ask your professor.

Lockers

Lockers are available on the 2nd and 3rd floor for all students enrolled in art classes. If you would like a locker for storage of your supplies and projects, please come by the A+D office or send an email to kara.taylor@acu.edu to reserve one in your name. All unclaimed lockers will be emptied periodically throughout the year.

Blog and Student Handbook

…an answer to all of your A+D questions – a very important resource for all art majors. Click this link to go directly to the blog: acuartanddesign.com. Be sure to check out the Student Handbook under the Resources section of the blog. The link to the blog is also included in my signature in all emails that I send out. I will go over this blog in detail with all first year A+D students during our one-on-one appointments in September. (You’ll hear more about the one-on-one’s in a few weeks.)

Last but not Least…

We are here to support you in school and life. If you need anything at all, please, please, please talk to me or another A+D faculty member. We want you to be successful not only in your course work but in life as well. My office hours are typically 8am – 3:30pm – feel free to stop by anytime. If there’s anything we can help you with, please let us know!! Seriously!!

Please don’t hesitate to reach out – I can be reached at kara.taylor@acu.edu or 325-674-2085 (or 325-514-0635 for any time I’m not in the office).

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