If you are an AA degree graphic design student planning to graduate in December 2009, please contact Paul Young or John Havlik to arrange for a portfolio review. The deadline for portfolio submission to ISU is October 5, 2009 if you wish to transfer into ISU’s graphic design program in January as a junior.
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On Friday, Sept 5, you’ll have an opportunity to travel back in time to the 1800s on a special all-day field trip to Indiana. We’ll visit Tribune Showprint, the oldest continuously running print shop in the US. Open since 1878, Tribune is a letterpress printer that still uses hand-set wood type. We’ll also stop by a paper making studio where master paper makers will demonstrate the art of traditional paper making. This field trip is free, but there are only 4 seats left. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat. More info: gds.parkland.edu/tribune.
Graphic design students who have taken GDS 220 may want to consider taking CSC 239 Web Design III this summer. This course is an advanced website design course with an emphasis on creative visual communication. You will be creating professional, dynamic, portfolio-quality websites that meet client objectives using Dreamweaver and Flash. We will also focus on client relationships, concepts, collaboration, craftsmanship, and portfolio building. This summer we will have a roster of real-world clients to choose from who need websites designed, so your work may actually end up being published on the Internet. CSIT department chair Maria Mobasieri has agreed to waive the CSC 121 prerequisite for GDS students. Please contact her at <MMobasseri@parkland.edu> to register. The class meets June 16 to July 17 on Wednesdays from 9am-2:15pm. Instructor: Paul Young (3 credits).
Parkland has a variety of scholarships available to apply for in a wide variety of programs and categories. Most have an application deadline of April 15, 2008, but there are other deadlines as well. Go to www.parkland.edu/ss/financial/scholarship.htm to see the complete listing or login to Parkland Connection, then click on “Parkland Scholarship Search.” The search engine will automatically select scholarships that students may be eligible to apply for. Students will be able to print off the application(s) from a link in each scholarship description, if currently available. The search engine is updated as needed throughout the year. Stop by the Financial Aid Office (A170), if you need additional information.
GDS 110 Typography I has a late start date of Sept 5 and is scheduled to meet on MW from 12:55 to 3pm. Typography is the most important element in graphic design. How you handle type will often make or break your piece. In this class you’ll learn the rules and traditions of typography as well as the creative possibilities of type and how to use it to enhance your communication. This class will be taught by John Havlik, former senior designer at Krannert Center. We are waiving prerequisites for this class (students that are enrolled in GDS 108 can take GDS 110 concurrently). If you have any problems registering for this class, please contact Matthew Watt <email@example.com>.
On Wednesday February 14 at 11:15 am or 1:15 pm, we’ll have an opportunity to see a working “Linotype” machine in action. This old-school mechanical monster takes molten lead and makes “a line of type” with the touch of a few keys. The result is “hot type” (literally!). The U of I Printing Services owns one of the few remaining working models of this machine in the world and has preserved this antique curiosity for its historical value. Not to be missed! Info: virtual.parkland.edu/gds/110/fieldtrips/uiuc_printing.html
Jason Lindsey is a nationally recognized award-winning commercial photographer who just happens to be living in Champaign. On Thursday Feb 8 at 6:15pm, we’ll get to tour his new studio in Mahomet and talk with Jason about his work and his personal style. Info: virtual.parkland.edu/pyoung/csc/230/f1.html
All students are welcome to join GDS 110 or GDS 172 to visit the Rare Book Libary on Wed Feb 7 at 11:15am or 1:15pm. The highlight of this field trip will be to see original pages from the Gutenberg bible, the first European book to be printed using metal type. We will also see examples of early printing by Caxton, Manutius, Garamond, Bodoni, Platin and others. More info: virtual.parkland.edu/gds/110/fieldtrips/rare_books.html
What are some of the many benefits of Study Abroad?
- Learn cultural awareness and appreciation first-hand
- Experience student life as a Global Citizen
- Improve your foreign language skills
- Expand your job qualifications and career options
- Earn Parkland credit while you’re away
- Have a truly life-changing experience!
Parkland offers you the most affordable ways to earn credit while you gain valuable international experience! Financial Aid is available for some programs. Competitive Study Abroad Scholarships are available.
Full semester programs:
- Salzburg, Austria
- Canterbury, England
- Dijon, France
Short-term summer programs:
- Sydney, Australia
- San José, Costa Rica
- Dijon, France
- Kyoto, Japan
- Munich, Germany
- Denmark (cities vary)
- Ecuador (cities vary)
Non-credit, short-term study tours also offered during spring break and early summer sessions!
- Spring Break 2007: Costa Rica
- Early Summer Session 2007: Eastern Europe
- Early June 2007: France: Paris, Provence & the Riviera
Credit-bearing Study Abroad is open to all Parkland students who have:
- Completed a minimum of 12 credit hours of college-level courses
- A 2.75 (B-) GPA at time of application
- Completed ENG 101 by time of travel Questions?
Contact Martha Bowser-Kiener in C156 – Phone 373-3707 firstname.lastname@example.org