On Wednesday, November 4th from 1-2 p.m. in room C118 Parkland will begin the first of a series of lectures that will expose our students and staff to movers and shakers here in our own community. The mystery speaker shown in the posters around campus is Rick Stevens, CEO of Horizon Hobby. Rick will pass along what he has learned in building a company from nothing to a successful enterprise that employs nearly 700 people and sells products in more than 50 countries around the world. Horizon Hobby offers a wide variety of job opportunities that many students might be interested in pursuing (and it is right here in Champaign!). This is a rare opportunity for students/faculty to have access to CEO of a large company. Bring your questions and learn! If you attend the lecture you will be eligible to win a radio controlled truck or a radio controlled helicopter donated to Parkland from Horizon Hobby. This lecture is sponsored by the VP of Academic Services, Dean of Academic Services, and Dean of Career Programs.
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Graphic design students are invited to participate in the upcoming Seek Conference in DeKalb, Illinois on Saturday, November 21, 2009. Featured keynote speakers include Massimo Vignelli and Jakob Trollback. Parkland College will provide a mini-bus (reservations are required). More info: gds.parkland.edu/seek
The University of Illinois Press is pleased to host the 2009 Book Show of the Association of American University Presses. 50 winning books and 50 jackets will be on display between September 21 – October 2 at the press, 1325 South Oak Street, Champaign (one block east of Neil, 1/2 block north of Kirby). There is also a high quality catalog that shows each entry in full color with typographic information, paper, printing, binding, etc, along with designers’ and judges’ comments. A limited number of copies are available for free. Hours: 8am-5pm Monday-Friday. Join us for a reception from 4-5:30pm on Wednesday, September 23. Info: Cope Cumpston <firstname.lastname@example.org> or 333-9227.
Don’t miss this event. If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, now is the time (only $5 in advance!). Info: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=114113693444. You’re also invited to the after party: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=135842049520
They’re more than great instructors: The Art and Design faculty at Parkland College are also great artists. Recent works created by the faculty will be showcased in the 2009 Parkland College Art and Design Faculty Exhibition, from August 24 through September 26 at the Parkland Art Gallery. An artists’ reception on Thursday, August 27, from 6 to 8 pm in the gallery lounge will offer a great opportunity to view the faculty’s work, mingle with the artists, and hear Paul Young talk about his work. Live music by Circle of Friends will round out the evening’s festivities.
High Noon with the Artist on Thursdays
The following series of educational lectures will coincide with the exhibit. Faculty from selected areas will discuss their work in more depth. These lunch-hour lectures begin at noon in the gallery; each should be about a half an hour in length.
Thursday, September 3: Bryan Heaton
Thursday, September 10: Laura O’Donnell
Tickets are now available online for Champaign-Urbana’s first Pecha Kucha Night at www.canopyclub.com/canopy.php! We have an excellent line-up and will start announcing presenters this weekend. Don’t know what Pecha Kucha is? Visit pecha-kucha.org for more info. Follow Pecha Kucha CU on twitter: @pechakucha_CU. Canopy Club, September 11 Doors 7PM / Show 8PM $5 in advance, $7 at door, FREE for CUDO members. Advance ticket purchase recommended. More info: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=114113693444
Student show entry deadline has been extended to Wednesday May 6 at 8pm. Please submit late entries directly to your instructor. You must still fill out an entry form at: gds.parkland.edu/show
CUDO has set up a fantastic show at Cakes on Walnut for the Boneyard Arts Festival. The show features over 125 variations on cupcakes and cocktails by design professionals, teachers, and students. The individual efforts and the range of voices in the show visually represent what CUDO is all about: a creative, energetic, and diverse community. Designs will be available for purchase starting Thursday April 16 at 6pm. Make a $10 donation to CUDO and take home a design of your choice and a free small cupcake! The work is made. The designs are hung. Now there’s only one thing left to do—check it out! Come to the opening night party featuring way-cool art, a DJ, cash bar, and most importantly YOU. Bring your friends. Everyone should see this show. Thanks to all whose contributions made this event possible. Cakes on Walnut, 114 North Walnut in Downtown Champaign, Thursday, April 16, 6–9pm
Presented by Natalie M. Kenny Marquez, Management Analyst and Public Information Officer, Village of Skokie, Illinois. What does a career in local government and public administration entail? What role does local government play in your day-to-day life? How does graphic design serve the needs of a public administrator? Natalie will answer these and other questions during her presentation about public sector marketing and communications. She will show examples of graphic design projects that she has worked on including Village publications and a major advertising campaign published in Crain’s Chicago Business. Natalie M. Kenny Marquez is the Management Analyst/Public Information Officer for the Village of Skokie, Illinois. Natalie began her Skokie tenure in fall 2005 as a Manager’s Office intern while in graduate school at the University of Illinois, Chicago. She was promoted to her current position in January 2007. “The position,” notes Natalie, “is the perfect mix for me. It combines my passion for communications with my interest in local government management, public service and public administration.” Natalie’s duties include designing and co-editing the Village’s award-winning resident newsletter, desging Village brochures and informational signs, processing Freedom of Information requests and coordinating special events and commercial filming applications. Natalie also acts as the Staff Liaison to the Fine Arts Commission and the Public Arts Advisory Committee. Two major projects recently completed by Natalie include updating and redeveloping the Village’s website and establishing a municipal emergency advisory radio station. Friday, April 17 at 12 noon in room C118.
CUDO is putting together a show at Cakes on Walnut for the Boneyard Arts Festival, and we’d like you to be a part of it! The more designers participate, the more energetic, fun, and diverse this show will be. The theme of the show is Cupcakes & Cocktails, based on the offerings at Cakes on Walnut. You can work with conceptual or visual connections to the subject, wordplay, typographic design, photography, etc. Anything goes! Each piece in the exhibition will be available for sale for $10 with proceeds going toward future CUDO programming. We invite you to contribute a design and represent our community at Boneyard. No entry fees. Deadline: April 10 at 6pm. For more information and inspiration, visit thecudo.org/boneyard.