Help Your Students Win $$$ AND Support Academic Honesty!

On behalf of the Academic Integrity Implementation Committee, I’m reaching out to ask you to publicize a contest we’re running to name the Academic Integrity Initiative we’ve been working on.   

schorarship $

 This semester we are hosting a contest to name the Academic Integrity information campaign and want your students’ creative ideas for a tagline that the College can use when communicating the importance of honesty in all academic endeavors. The caption selected for the campaign will be used in advertising, publicity and informational materials for the College’s Academic Integrity initiative, slated to start this fall.

 The first prize is a $1500 award that can be used towards tuition as well as in our bookstore. There will also be two $500 prizes awarded.

Students should submit their ideas to

I’ve attached the brochure we handed out to new students during last week’s NSO tabling events – feel free to share the handout or the information in it freely! For additional resources, including suggestions for how you can support Academic Integrity, please visit

As you are getting your Fall classes together, please consider announcing this contest on the first day of class – you might find it is an excellent segue into discussing your plagiarism policies, student honesty, and academic integrity in general.

 For more information contact:

Jennifer Kelley

Reference Librarian/Professor

Faculty Professional Development Coordinator

Speech and ESL/ABE/GED Liaison

College of DuPage Library

SRC 3134

630 942-2383

 Information is the currency of democracy


Special Occasion, Bridal and Couture Techniques – Fashi 2205 starts Friday August 25th. Register today

Fashi- 2205 Bridal and Couture Techniques meets on Fridays from 9AM to 2:50pm for 17 weeks starting next Friday, September 25th at College of DuPage.  Join Pamela Powell, Fashion Designer, Author and Couture Technique specialist in creating a special occasion or bridal dress with emphasis on inner support and construction of a bustle, bustier, and train construction.  Students will use specialty fabrics, laces, embroidery and couture embellishments.  An invaluable opportunity, Pamela’s year of experience in London and Australia’s fashion industries will be shared in a workshop environment.  Fashion study students must have completed. Fashi 1202 or 1302,  Community students should have sewing experience including dress making and should contact for a permit to register.

designer: Ibitisam Youner.  model: Deidre Cericola

Bridal Job Opportunity for COD Student!

Attention: Any students who may be interested! Once again, The Bridal Boutique of Naperville is looking for part-time help at their bridal shop.  You do not have to have bridal experience.  Anyone interested in part time employment can apply. Here is the information:

2 days per week.  At least 1 weekend day a must.

$12 plus 5% commission to start.

Thank you for your time.

For more information, contact:

 Bonnie Wegner
The Bridal Boutique of Naperville

CollegeFashionista | Fall 2017 Opportunity!

Attention students interested in pursuing a career in fashion, journalism, photography, marketing, and/or social media, and are looking for an opportunity to build their skills and expand their network this fall.

CollegeFashionista is a digital media company that focuses on fashion, beauty, and lifestyle content for the college demographic while providing them with the skills to pursue their dream career. Our community is made up of thousands of influential college students who are looking to break into the industry. After contributing to CollegeFashionista, students have secured job placements at Vogue, Tory Burch, Michael Kors and Refinery29, to name a few. We are dedicated to empowering future leaders and helping students build a network for their career.

Style Guru Description:
Become a CollegeFashionista Style Guru today and join a community of passionate, like-minded college students while learning practical skills and gaining access to the industry of fashion! As a Style Guru community member, you’ll have access to our extensive hands-on curriculum to help propel your career, an online portal with educational videos and webinars, and a job and internship board exclusively created and curated for Style Gurus. The goal? To prepare you for the real world by providing you with advice from industry insiders, as well as a network of other Style Guru community members around the world. Everything is 100% online, so the only thing needed to join is a computer! As a Style Guru, you’ll also be able to attend CollegeFashionista events and get access to contests, shopping discounts, and CollegeFashionista merch! Along with that, Style Gurus have the chance after one semester to gain even more real-world experience with access to apply for CollegeFashionista’s exclusive fellowships. These internship opportunities provide hands-on experience in writing, editing, photography, graphic design, and social media, and will help to strengthen both your professional skills and your portfolio while giving you the chance to work one-on-one with fashion industry insiders. CollegeFashionista’s fall semester begins on September 25, 2017, and will end on December 15, 2017, with the opportunity to extend. Get connected with students just like you all around the world, network with industry insiders, and start working toward your dream career today by submitting your application at ly.


215 Park Ave South, Suite 1801

New York, NY 10003



Library Runway Unconventional Challenge!


Attention all Designers & Non-Designers!

I have attached the Submission Guidelines and the Registration Form for the Library Runway Unconventional Challenge! If someone is interested in participating, they should get the Registration Form back to me A.S.A.P. as I am working on a program for the event this Saturday. The Registration Form includes the library’s fax number.

 The good news is you don’t have to sew the entire garment. Participants are allowed to use base garments on which to build their final product.

 Please feel free to call me back if you have any questions or send an email with students who wish to participate.

Library Runway Submission Guidelines

Library Runway Registration Form

Thank, again,


M. Michele Arms | Assistant Director

Cherry Valley Public Library District

755 E. State St. | Cherry Valley, Illinois 61016

Phone:  815-332-5161 | Fax:  815-332-2441

Look Book Photo Shoot for Peach Carr Challenge Winners – Sunday June 11th



SUNDAY JUNE 11, 2017


COD Fashion Studies Department

Sunday, June 11th, Vin Reed will photograph the challenge winners with models at the College of DuPage in order to create a Look Book about the contest.   All participants will have access to digital photos, digital look book and designers will also receive a hard copy to celebrate their achievement.

Designers: Your garments need to be dropped off at COD in SRC1007 by Thursday June 9th, they must be pressed and in a bag with your name on it. Sharon will be available on Tuesday and Thursday from 3-10. Email me with any issues.

You do not need to be at the photo shoot.

Models and Hair and Makeup Team: Please meet in SRC1008 at 10am for hair and makeup, bring a variety of shoes and lingerie for the shoot.

Stylists: Please assist Vin Reed and models to stage the photo shoots.

Please let me know how you will participate.


Questions: Contact Sharon Scalise,

A note from Vin Reed with pictures and more pictures

CONGRATULATIONS on a successful 2017 Fashion Show.
You can find photos of both the Afternoon and Evening runway shows here:
You can find Portfolio photos (on the white background) here:
These photos are provided as a huge “thank you.” Photos are high resolution, feel free to download anything you want for your personal use.
BIG NOTE: I AM SURE I  LEFT PEOPLE OFF OF THIS EMAIL ACCIDENTALLY. Designers, Please share with your peers and models who may not have these links.
Congratulations, Thanks, and have a great Summer.