Exciting Opportunity for Students at the Cherry Valley Public Library!

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The Cherry Valley Public Library is sponsoring an event on June 17 called Library Runway! Based on the popular reality show Project Runway!, participants will be tasked with an unconventional challenge….creating a garment out of the printed page. Book pages, magazine pages, newspaper, any kind of printed page may be used to create the garment of their choice.

In addition, Project Runway! alum Peach Carr, a Chicago-based fashion designer will be on hand to judge the entries.

Library Runway! is open to any participants age 12 and up; teams are limited to 1-3 members. I have attached a flyer with all the relevant information. Most importantly, participants must attend an informational meeting on Saturday, June 3 at 9:00am at the library to register and receive guidelines for their submissions.

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If you have any questions, you can send an email message to michelea@cherryvalleylib.org or call me at the library at (815) 332-5161.

College Fairs Happening Next Week!




College Fair

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017
Noon to 2 p.m.
Lower level walkway next to the COD Bookstore

All students are invited to visit with up to 70 two- and four-year public and private colleges and universities at College of DuPage.

A collaborative effort of Admissions and Outreach and the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion.

For more information, email dohertyk204@cod.edu or swoped28@cod.edu.

State University Transfer Day

Wednesday, Feb. 22
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Student Services Center (SSC), Atrium

Representatives from all 12 Illinois state universities will speak with students and community members during this free event. COD graduates with associate’s degrees and students working on their degrees will learn about transfer opportunities, while prospective students can find out how earning a degree at COD can help them transfer easily to a state university.

Participating schools are:

Chicago State University

Eastern Illinois University

Governors State University

Illinois State University

Northeastern Illinois University

Northern Illinois University

Southern Illinois University – Carbondale

Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville

University of Illinois – Chicago

University of Illinois – Springfield

University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign

Western Illinois University

For more information, call (630) 942-3977 or e-mail hardeej@cod.edu.

2017 DIR Application!

The 2017-2019 Designer In Residence Program Application Is Now Open!
Current DIR (left to right): Shruti Kirti, Anna Brown, Gabrielle Zwick, Conner Writt, Liz Bahl and Masha Titievsky
The Chicago Fashion Incubator Designer in Residence (DIR) is a two-year design and business development program for up to six apparel and (soft) accessories designers. The DIR are provided a creative professional environment to foster and grow their businesses. By offering low-cost design studio space, business mentoring, educational seminars, and networking opportunities, the CFI’s DIR program provides a way for designers to work with business and design mentors to assess needs; develop design and business skills, resources and networks to become an integral part of the Chicago fashion community; and develop latitudes to reach global markets. The next cycle begins March 1, 2017 through February 28, 2019.
Applicants seeking consideration for entry to the DIR program at the Chicago Fashion Incubator must submit a FULLY COMPLETED application and pay a non-refundable $100.00 application fee, and meet all of the following criteria:
  • be 21 years of age or older by the application deadline date
  • design apparel and/or (soft) accessories for women and/or men
  • established a main residence in the Greater Chicago area before March 1, 2017
  • hold a City of Chicago business license or an application in process
  • able to commit to the CFI DIR program including a minimum of 30 hours in the studio Monday – Fridayduring regular business hours
  • attend scheduled 1/1 mentor sessions, seminars, and CFI media events, info sessions, and programs
  • hold a Bachelor’s degree in a fashion or fashion-related field is strongly preferred
The application is open until Sunday, December 4, 2016, 4:59pm CT. Selected designers to be announced the 3rd week of January 2017. 
RSVP to attend one of the DIR application information sessions in November and apply at our website!

Transfer to SAIC!

SAIC Days in Your AREA!

Please attend any of our SAIC Days in cities across the country from now through November. These events are designed to provide information about our curriculum, scholarship opportunities, life on campus, and career development, as well as time for an in-depth review of students’ portfolios from one of our representatives.

Learn more and RSVP at saic.edu/ugevents.

Transferring to SAIC online Webinar

Preparing your Transfer Portfolio for Merit Scholarship
Thursday, November 3, 6:30pm CST

Prospective students can join us online for the following webinar which will cover topics including how to prepare a portfolio for admission and merit scholarship, submitting the admission application, and specifics about our transfer credit policy.

RSVP at tinyurl.com/portfolioprep1103.

Transfer Student Merit Scholarship Deadlines

Students interested in transferring for either the Spring or Fall 2017 terms must submit their applications (including portfolios) no later than November 1, 2016 (Spring) or November 15, 2016 (Fall) for Merit Scholarship consideration.

» Merit Scholarship Information

» Admissions Requirements & Deadlines


Transfer Credit Policy

SAIC will accept up to a maximum of 60 transfer credits, which includes 30 studio elective credits (or a maximum of 81 transfer credits which includes 36 studio elective credits for students who have already received their Bachelor’s degree and are seeking a second degree) with a grade of “C” or better from any accredited university or college.

SAT/ACT exemptions: Transfer applicants who have completed at least 15 credit hours of liberal arts credits including English are EXEMPT from submitting SAT/ACT scores as part of their application for admission. However, ALL international students must submit a TOEFL or IELTS score regardless of previous liberal arts credit earned.

For specific information about our degree options, visit our Undergraduate Degreespage.

Have completed all your credits? Are ready to take that next step? SAIC is accepting applications! Contact Sharon Scalise about transfer application and portfolio preparation!

Sharon Scalise
Fashion Studies
College of DuPage
Glen Ellyn IL  60137



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