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Black History Month events at MIAD

Black History Month events at MIAD

February is Black History Month! While you shouldn’t wait for a specific day or month to learn about and explore Black history, now is as good a time as any. Black history is American history, and it is world history. The past informs our present and can help us to …

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Industrial Design alumni receive international awards for innovative designs

Industrial Design alumni receive international awards for innovative designs

Industrial Design (Product Design) alums Adam Carter ’16, Paul Rossetto ’95 and Rachel Wallace ’05 were recognized at the 2020 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) for their designs that promote innovation and excellence.  Every year IDEA honors products and services that enhance, influence and push the industrial design industry …

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MIAD welcomes four AICAD Fellows to campus

MIAD welcomes four AICAD Fellows to campus

Four AICAD Post-Graduate Teaching Fellows joined the MIAD faculty this fall – Gabriela Escovar, Zuhal Feraidon, Yeon Jee and Aasawari Kulkarni. MIAD is one of only two colleges in the country hiring new AICAD Fellows this academic year.  The fellowship program, run by the Association of Independent Colleges of …

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MIAD Alumni Association Meeting September 24

MIAD alumni are invited to attend the next (virtual) MIAD Alumni Association meeting September 24 at noon (central time). Tune in to hear from alum, local artist and designer Ken Vonderberg ’68 (Industrial Design)! He will share his insights into MIAD experiences influencing his work today, including his recent piece …

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Pre-College goes virtual for the first time in history

Pre-College goes virtual for the first time in history

The MIAD Pre-College program provides an opportunity for high school students to develop their artistic skills and prepare to attend an art and design college. Pre-College went virtual this summer due to the pandemic. Students and professors met online everyday for class lectures, critiques and projects. The two …

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MIAD condemns Kenosha shooting

MIAD condemns law enforcement’s continued murder of Black Americans and the tragic shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha near his three young, now severely traumatized, sons. We cannot comprehend the pain of his family and friends.   MIAD stands with other organizations calling for accountability, justice and an end to racism …

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MIAD collaborates with Google Arts & Culture to celebrate Milwaukee

MIAD collaborates with Google Arts & Culture to celebrate Milwaukee

Google recently launched its partnership with 16 world-class Milwaukee institutions, including the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD), bringing the city’s culture, people and stories online on its Google Arts & Culture platform. Milwaukee is the first city in the Great Lakes region and second in the country to be …

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MIAD students continue to serve the community from home

MIAD students continue to serve the community from home

Every year, MIAD students complete thousands of volunteer hours with more than 200 Milwaukee area nonprofit organizations through MIAD’s Service Learning program. Due to the pandemic, service learning courses this summer and opportunities for students to contribute to the community shifted online.  Students studied various topics and issues involving …

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July 13: Update from President Jeff Morin on MIAD Three-Year Equity and Inclusion Action Plan

July 13: Update from President Jeff Morin on MIAD Three-Year Equity and Inclusion Action Plan

Today, I am sharing the college’s Three-Year Equity and Inclusion Action Plan.  This Plan is the result of a year-long study into organizational models, high-impact practices for learning and persistence, and analysis of student-reported data, resulting in 27 steps we will take to serve our community, including our BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and disabled students and the Greater Milwaukee community.

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First-year students working to decolonize art history

First-year students working to decolonize art history

“Works of art history should not be forgotten but instead emphasized within a wider context that might begin to dismantle our society’s engrained western notions of postcolonial nationalism,” said Emily Beall ’24 in a video project presentation. 

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MIAD to match $10,000 in donations to fight racial injustice

MIAD to match $10,000 in donations to fight racial injustice

MIAD will commit $10,000 to match dollar for dollar donations by students, faculty, staff and alumni to selected nonprofit organizations in the City of Milwaukee fighting racial injustice.   Participants should make their donations directly to any of the organizations below, and then submit a gift receipt from the organization …

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June 9: A message from MIAD President Jeff Morin

June 9: A message from MIAD President Jeff Morin

Dear MIAD community,  In some ways, it feels the world has changed drastically since I wrote to you last Monday. And yet, we all know that structural inequities simply have not changed for Black Americans.  I have heard from many of you, via social media or directly by …

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June 1: A message from MIAD President Jeff Morin

June 1: A message from MIAD President Jeff Morin

Dear MIAD Community, Even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the events of the past week have brought renewed attention to another ongoing pandemic: the continuous killing of unarmed black people. For far too long, our nation, our city, and this college have been complacent in addressing the needs of …

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Student designs chosen for Colectivo Coffee cups in May

For the fifth consecutive year, Illustration seniors reimagined Colectivo Coffee cups with their own designs. Colectivo’s creative team chose four student designs to appear on their cups at Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago locations in May 2020. Winning designs were created by Kyle DeGroot, Vincent Geenen, Hannah Liebert, and Tricia Rozelle.

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5 tips for staying positive and creative in isolation

5 tips for staying positive and creative in isolation

Matthew Lee, instructor at MIAD, spent 13 months at the Geographic South Pole for Antarctic winter to learn field medicine and teach watercolor classes. Last Friday during a virtual meetup hosted by the MIAD Innovation Center, he shared about his experience and advice for staying positive and creative in isolation …

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Industrial Design instructor uses gaming platform for virtual classroom

Industrial Design instructor uses gaming platform for virtual classroom

In MIAD adjunct faculty Julian Hurrle’s computer-aided industrial design course, students learn how to use SolidWorks 3D modeling software, an essential tool in their career field. When pivoting to online learning, Hurrle set up a virtual classroom in Discord, a popular application used by PC gaming communities. 

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