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.

Fashion Studies classes begin June 5th! Register now

Are you a Fashion Design student starting in Fall 17 ??   Or a continuing Fashion student? Take advantage of taking this required course during the summer.

photo 2 (1)FASHI-1105-001 DESIGN PRINCIPLES IN APPAREL meets Monday and Wednesday, 9am-12:50pm in SRC1005

Learn about basic design principles – Color, Line, Shape, Texture while analyzing

garment designs and interpret fashion trends.  Express your individuality through studio objects using different media, techniques and processes to communicate your design ideas.

BETABRAND DESIGNERS CONTEST!

FBI Industry Resource Partner:
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New BETABRAND contest
Designers can turn their Design Ideas into real products

May 8-21, 2017
…You only have ONE WEEK LEFT to enter…
Betabrand is a clothing company where designers can turn their Design Ideas into real products and earn up to 10% of sales revenue! Now is a great time to start posting your designs because in addition to the incredible opportunities building your portfolio on Betabrand offers you, we are having our greatest contest ever!
Big on Betabrand is our most exciting and prized contest to date with room for 16 winners!
At least one designer will win a trip to San Francisco and time on the runway at Silicon Valley Fashion Week? !
Another 5 designs will get a crowdfunding month guarantee.
10 designers with the highest number of votes will be featured in a newsletter and get their own Designer Spotlight on Betabrand.com!
If you have any questions, please reach out to Betabrand’s Director of Design Ideas, Liz@betabrand.com.

Start posting YOUR DESIGNS here

https://www.betabrand.com/big-on-betabrand-design-challenge

College Fairs Happening Next Week!

YOU ARE INVITED!

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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.

Study Abroad Scholarships!

Any student who is interested in studying abroad make sure to fill out an application for a scholarship.  Applications can be picked up and dropped off at the Field Studies office, BIC 3509 or online at www.cod.edu/academics/field/studyabroad/scholarships.aspx .  Students can be awarded up to $1500 to help fund study abroad! 

 The deadline for Summer 2017 scholarships is Monday, February 20, 2017.

 For more information, please contact Sue Kerby at ext. 3078, kerbys@cod.edu, or visit the Field and Experiential Learning, Study Abroad and Global Education website :   

http://www.cod.edu/academics/field/index.aspx

Merchandise Manager Opportunity

GO ILLINI!

Buying opportunity here in Central Illinois.  Gameday Spirit, located in Champaign, is the Official Fanstore of the Fighting Illini.  Currently we have two retail stores, an ecommerce site and are contracted through the university to sell at all of their athletic events.  We recently were notified that our current buyer is moving with her husband to Colorado, leaving an opening in buyer position.

Job Title: Merchandise Manager Projected Start Date: January 2017

Duties & Expectations
Merchandise Buyer (Goal – sell the most stuff at the highest possible profit):
Use real data to assist in buying decisions:
Track consumer trends to determine which products are the best fit
Evaluate prior sales to project future needs
Track inventory turns to determine restocking needs
Interact with vendors to place orders:
Research potential vendors and negotiate purchases with the best vendors
Place orders and ensure inventory is properly distributed within the company
Work with production and design teams to create a production plan and calendar for merchandise produced in-house
Attend tradeshows and conferences to stay abreast of industry standards
Stay within company budget and open to buy guidelines
Visual Merchandising (Goal – make the product you bought look appealing to our customers):
Create a visual merchandising concept in partnership with retail management staff for key brands, seasons, etc.
Work with retail management staff to implement visual merchandising plan in stores
Requirements
Analytical Skills: You will be working with multiple vendors to determine the best deals, and will have to evaluate the many
pros and cons of each based on price, quality, speed of delivery and other factors.
Decision-Making Skills: You will need to use the information you have gathered to make important decisions on behalf of your company.
Organization: You will be making many buying decisions across many product categories with a limited budget.
You will also need to multi-task while keeping everything together. Attention to detail is a must.
Math Skills: Basic math skills will be needed to analyze prices and get the best deals possible.
Negotiating Skills: You will be working with suppliers to create the best deals. Negotiating skills will help you create those deals.
Availability: minimum 40 hours per week. Work flexible hours during busy season, sometimes including nights and weekends
Attitude: maintain a positive, professional attitude at all times with co-workers, vendors and customers. Show evidence of
high integrity and ethical/moral standards in working relationships. Support Gameday Spirit culture.
Preferred Skills & Experience
Bachelor’s degree in related field OR 2 years minimum retail buying experience
Ability to confidently and quickly make decisions based on real data
Strong merchandising background to create compelling visual presentations; Strong knowledge and awareness of current university trends and events
Motivated, passionate and goal-oriented; Adapt to any situation; Can remain calm under pressure
Ability to identify trends and spot “the next big thing”
Have a passion for retail; Work in a team; Be creative
Have proven computer skills – including Office, Adobe and web; Have good commercial awareness
Reporting: This position reports to the General Manager and Owner.
Compensation & Benefits: This position is salaried with full benefits.
Application Process: Submit all resumes and cover letters to Becca Stroot, General Manager (becca.stroot@gamedayspirit.com).
We look forward to meeting you!

 Contact:

Becca Stroot

General Manager

Accounting Manager

Official Fan Store of the Fighting Illini

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