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.   

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 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 academicintegrity@cod.edu

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 http://www.codlrc.org/AcademicHonesty

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

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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,

Michele

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

michelea@cherryvalleylib.org

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.

BETABRAND DESIGNERS CONTEST!

FBI Industry Resource Partner:
BETABRAND

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.

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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SPRING SCHEDULE!

The Spring Schedule has arrived! It is never to early to register!

Are you interested in studying Fashion?  College of DuPage offers classes that focus on Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising leading to a certificate or degree.   For more information about how to get started,  please contact Lisa Horvatin  at 630-942-2078,  horvatinl@cod.edu.   Second year and transfer students should contact Program Coordinator Sharon Scalise,  630-942-2619, scalise@cod.edu for further education.

Follow codfashion.com for additional information on the upcoming fashion shows   CHAOTIC VANITIES  on Jan. 7, 2017 featuring Peach Carr and Alex Snyder from Project Runway and students from Fashion Design  And, DIMENSIONS on May 13, 2017, featuring Fashion Design students.

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
FASHI 2200-002

Tailoring

9:00AM-2:50PM

P. Powell

FASHI 1201-001

Clothing Construction II

9:00AM- 11:50AM

V. Oboikovitz

FASHI 1151-001

Prin. of Textiles

9:00AM-12:50PM

S. Scalise

FASHI 1201-001

Clothing Construction II

9:00AM- 11:50AM

V. Oboikovitz

FASHI 1115-001 Fashion Illustration

9:00AM-2:50PM

J. Harling

FASHI 1201-HYB01 Clothing Construction I

9AM-2:50PM

starts 2/18/17

E. Hetland

FASHI 1125-001

Digital Fashion Presentation

9:00AM-12:50PM

K. Reed

      FASHI 2212-001

Advanced Fashion Illustration

9:00AM-2:50PM

J. Harling

 

FASHI 1201-HYB01 Clothing Construction II

9AM-2:50PM

starts 2/18/17

E. Hetland

 

FASHI 2231-001

Fashion Market & Merchandise

1:30PM-4:20PM

S. Scalise

FASHI 1301-001

Flat Pattern Drafting I

1:00PM-3:50PM

V. Oboikovitz

FASHI 2500-001

Modern Fashion History

1:30PM-4:20PM

S. Scalise

 

FASHI 1301-001

Flat Pattern Drafting I

1:00PM-3:50PM

V. Oboikovitz

FASHI 1620-001

Visual Merchandising I

9:00AM- 1:50PM

J. Lezan

FASHI 2820-001

Technology in Fashion

9:00AM-2:50PM

M. Heischberg

 

 

  FASHI 2202-001

Design Studio: Apparel

6:00PM-9:50PM

P. Powell

  FASHI 2251-001

Fashion Motivation

6:00PM- 8:50PM

S. Scalise

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FASHI 1500-NET01

History of Fashion

S Scalise