Come join us today for a special additional REST & REVIVE class at the FITNESS CENTER GROUP ROOM from 11:20 AM-12:20 PM !
In addition to this class, we have FREE SNACKS located outside the Fitness Center, so be sure to come grab some!!
Congratulations to the entire Computer Animation department!
Animation Career Review just released its Top 50 Animation Schools and Colleges in the US, naming Ringling College Computer Animation #2 nationally and #1 in the South. To prepare the rankings, Animation Career Review considered hundreds of schools in the US that offered programs geared towards animation or game design.
The criteria used in making this list consists, in no particular order, of the following:
Huge congratulations to the faculty, students, and graduates of the Computer Animation department! Way to go!
See the entire list here.
Student Mail Forwarding Information:
Please make sure you fill out the Mail Forwarding form before you leave. Simply go to"Mail Services" on the portal and click on "Mail Services Forms" then select "Mail Forwarding Form. Fill out your forwarding information and you will start receiving you mail in 10 - 14 business days from the end of the semester. Please read below for important information and frequently asked questions. If you have any further question please stop by the Mail Services window and someone will be happy to assist you.
Have a Great Summer and Congratulations to our Graduates!
If you receive an error message stating "YOU NEED PERMISSION". Simply log out of all "Google Accounts" and enter the through your "C.Ringling" email. This will correct any issues you will be have completing the form.
Ringling Mail Services will forward all first class, periodicals and US Postal packages. Private couriers such as UPS and Fed-Ex do not have forwarding services and it is your responsibility to call such companies and have your packages forwarded.
What should I do if I graduate or
withdraw from school?
What if I am a returning summer
What if I have an international address or study
From: Thomas Carabasi, Department Head, Photography and Imaging
Join us for Rest & Revive today at 11:20 a.m. in the Fitness Center Group Room!
Take time out from constant doing to experience the inner peace of just being. The Rest and Revive class enables you to truly let go of physical and mental stress.
During this time, all of your internal organs will benefit including the reduction of muscle tension, insomnia, and generalized fatigue. Balance will be renewed within the nervous system as you experience the art of deep relaxation.
Props will be provided to support the body to relax without strain or effort. You will be guided through breathing techniques and mindfulness meditations designed to induce calm and improve overall mood.
We hope to see you there!
ICYMI - Join us for the second half of the artist presentation:
Cuphead (Studio MDHR)
Submissions for Feld
DUE TODAY by 3:30pm
Submissions: Bring your resume, cover letter, and portfolio to Career Services ON Thursday, 4/19 by 3:30pm. Prior to dropping off your materials, apply on College Central to the listing number 5468253- "OCR for Feld"
Eligibility: SENIORS interested in the following full time positions:
â¢Sr. Video Content Editor
â¢Production Design Manager â for our scenic shop
Descriptions for the positions is at https://www.feldentertainment.com/Careers/jobsearch/?t=nontouring
Mr. Jay Laws
Senior Art Director
Feld Entertainment, Inc.
800 Feld Way, Palmetto, FL 34221
Interviews: Posted during the presentation on 4/20 and take place in Career Services during the afternoon - CHECK YOUR OCI STATUS.
Notice to students with equipment currently checked out from Digital Checkout.
All equipment that you have checked out for the semester must be returned to Digital Checkout (Room 507, Academic Building), by 6 pm on May 1st 2018.
Avoid late fee charges as specified in the agreement terms.
Digital Services Coordinator
Career Services is hosting a table at "Marketing on Main" for Ringling students/alumni to use as a "HOMEBASE" -
We are providing a table for your business cards to be displayed, have your portfolio (digital or flat portfolio) to show, or just come by and find out what M on M is all about, enjoy the entertainment, food and networking opportunity. Join us at the Hyatt on Wednesday, April 25th -
* Food Sampling **
Have some fun and "Spring into Action" before the semester ends!
Students with an ID get in FREE but you still need to grab a ticket.
Go to: https://bit.ly/2GhE7pR
Greetings, Ringling College Seniors!
TWO WEEKS AWAY Graduation Reminder Email!
All info is available via the
Make sure you review the "Timeline and Checklist" page (also pasted below) with important dates/times to remember.
The Ceremony is on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at the beautiful Bradenton Area Convention Center Palmetto, FL!
SPRING SEMESTER - COMMENCEMENT TIMELINE and CHECKLIST
Monday, March 19 2018- Commencement Materials Pick-Up Day Begins! Announcements and Tickets available at the Office of Student Life Front Desk. Must have ID to obtain. Each senior will receive 8 tickets and 12 Announcements. Due to the graduating class size, there will not be extra tickets available. Please, ask among each other if you need additional tickets. GradImages Photography Forms must be completed at time of Ticket pick-up.
For extended friends and family the Ceremony will be available to view LIVE the night of the ceremony via the Ringling College website.
Forwarding Mail Address Forms need to be completed at Mail Services.
Special Kudos to Senior Designer, Laura Guzman, for creating the Class of 2018 Commencement Materials!
NOW AVAILABLE FOR PICK-UP AT THE CAMPUS BOOKSTORE! - Cap, Gown, and Tassels available for pick-up at the Campus Bookstore. Apologies for the delay!
Monday, April 30 - Thursday, May 3 2018 - Senior Week. Check your Ringling College email for Senior Week Events email announcements.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 11:30am-12:30pm Diane Roskamp Exhibition Hall - Commencement Rehearsal *Mandatory attendance! This is not a cap/gown dress rehearsal. Special details, Awards, and Honors & Recognition Cords will be distributed to honorees.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 4:30pm -Deadline to collect Tickets, Announcements, Cap, Gown, and Tassels for Commencement Ceremony at the Office of Student Life.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 3:30pm Academic Center Auditorium - Baccalaureate Ceremony for Graduates and Families. Enjoy this non-denominational faith-based recognition of your achievements! *Dress is Florida casual!
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 4:30pm-6:30pm Ulla Searing Student Center Deck & Plaza - Presidentâs Reception for Graduates and Families. Enjoy this festive celebration with live music and hors d'oeuvres!*Dress is Florida casual!
Thursday, May 3, 2018 3:30pm Bradenton Area Convention Center- Commencement Day! CONGRATS! **Graduates please arrive by 2:30pm
** SENIOR SHOW DETAILS** Senior Shows: Please visit the following link for official details - thanks! https://www.ringling.edu/galleries
Friday, May the Fourth Be With You! - Student Housing for graduating seniors closes. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with special inquiries.
Summer 2018: Order GradImages graduation photos. Arrangements have been made with professional photographers GradImages to record the moment you cross the stage. There is no obligation to purchase. www.GradImages.com
Please, inform your friends and family accordingly.
Questions and/or Concerns?
Email the Commencement Team email@example.com
Tea and Talk (T.N.T.)
Come to Student Life (2nd Floor Student Center) on Friday, April 20th from 7-8pm to talk about consent and your rights as a student.
We will provide tea and light snacks.
Coordinator of Student Volunteerism
Ringling College of Art and Design
2700 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234
Ringling College - Changing the Way the World Thinks About Art and Design
Find us on Facebook- Volunteer Rcad
The New College of Florida/University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee Police Department recently issued a community crime alert for an unnamed individual suspected of sexual battery. He was last seen on their campus on 4/14 at 4:30 am.
Please contact Public Safety immediately at 941-359-7500 if you see this person on campus.
Below is the advisory issued by the New College of Florida/University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee.
Effective Monday, April 16, the Larry R. Thompson Academic Center will be open 24/7 through Tuesday night (May 1)/Wednesday morning (May 2).
Saturday, April 28 from 11:00 a.m.
- 4:00 p.m.
MAC Reboot Schedule
PC Reboot Schedule
6:45 a.m. the local scratch -- d: drivers are cleared (files need to be backed up before the 6-7am reboots).
The reboot process could last 15-20 minutes since they will undergo security updates in the coming days during the reboot process. Allow the computers to reboot on their own or they may become disabled if they are forced to shut down.
Recruiters this week (4/16-4/20):
All majors / All years welcome to attend all presentations!
Presentation: JibJab, AC 209, 11:30am-12:15pm
Interviews: JibJab. Check your OCI status on College Central during the presentation.
Submissions: Hinge Digital due online to College Central by 3:30pm. Search for job number 5470314 "OCR for Hinge" on College Central for instructions.
Presentation: Awesome Inc. (virtual), Library Rm. 113, 11:30am-12:15pm
Submissions: ITEC due in person to Career Services by 3:30pm. Search for job number 5449227 "OCR for ITEC" on College Central for instructions.
Presentation: ITEC, Small group sessions, NOTIFIED BY EMAIL.
Interviews: ITEC. Check your OCI status in College Central during the presentation.
Submissions: Hotopp. Emailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. See event for Hotopp on College Central for instructions.
Submissions: Feld Entertainment due in person to Career Services by 3:30pm. Search for job number 5468253 "OCR for Feld" on College Central for instructions.
Presentation: Feld Entertainment, Library Rm. 113, 11:30am-12:15pm
Interviews: Feld Entertainment. Check your OCI status in College Central during the presentation.
As always - check College Central for updates!
SEE THE ATTACHED LIST for companies looking for Ringling talent. Check out the highlight (Ringling grad is looking for Ringling talent to join him)!
Then sign into your account
PLEASE! Let us know about your summer plans, Internships, Jobs, Freelance, etc. - See the attached "Report Offers/Hires" to enter your news.
SENIORS - The Outcomes Survey is NOW available for you (enter info to be eligible for prizes).
Let us know what you are looking for!
We'll help you set up your Focus Explorer account to maximize search results
We are waiting for you in The Center for Career Services, Ferguson Studio Building.
And YOUR PROFESSIONAL TOOLBOX with resources 24/7 - www.ringling.edu/CareerSupport#resources
Lots of changes in the Communication Strategies department and we wanted to keep you all in the loop!
For starters, we have some new resources. Bookmark our page on the website at www.ringling.edu/communications for easy access to our social media tips, editorial guidelines, fact sheet, copywriting + proofing processes, primary logos, project request forms, workflow + org charts, approved hashtags, and more.
Onto the fun stuff. We have some lovely new faces. We welcome you to come down and say hi in person, but for now, weâll introduce you virtually.
Say hi to the new guys!
Marquee Doyle, Senior Production Manager/Senior Editor
Eddie Ryan, Digital Designer
So there you have it! We hope our new hub saves you time, emails, and, potentially miles of walking to the south end of campus (not that we don't all love meetings). Let us know what you think! And we look forward to working with you.
YOU ARE INVITED
LEMUR CONSERVATION FOUNDATION LEMUR RESERVE
WHO Ringling College of Art and Design Faculty
WHAT Art-Science-Conservation 'AESTHETO-BLITZ'
WHERE LCF Lemur Reserve (50 minutes from RCAD)
WHEN May 7, 2018 - 9:00 AM-8:00 PM (3 meals included)
REGISTRATION By April 21, 2018 to Penelope Bodry-Sanders at email@example.com
Lemur Conservation Foundation is dedicated to the conservation of lemurs, the most endangered primates on Earth, through managed breeding, education, research, and art. Art is essential to the human experience because it interprets how we relate to the world and creates empathy and deeper understanding in ways that words and statistics cannot. It completes the "story" started by empirical evidence. LCF embraces art as one of the most effective and vital vehicles for conservation and uses it universally.
HISTORY OF LCF/RCAD COLLABORATIONS
Since 2006, Lemur Conservation Foundation (LCF) has collaborated with Ringling College of Art and Design (RCAD):
In 2006, Don Brandes' illustration class held a contest among selected students for the best lemur painting to be featured on the 2007 LCF calendar which Sarah Watts won.
In 2010, LCF partnered with RCAD's "Conceptual Practices" class taught by Michael Wyshock. They produced a work of art that brilliantly expressed the environmental crisis in Madagascar. Several members of the class visited the Reserve, learned of the lemurs' plight, and walked away with 8,000 misprinted Madagascar postcards with the mandate being to recycle them into something like "a house of cards" that reflected the island's escalating fragility. These cards became an agitative 8' X 7' installation in the hands of Mr. Wyshock's students who cut them up and reconstructed them into a poignant series of panels, some depicting images of lemurs gouged and burned.
In 2014, David Foote's marketing/promotion class examined LCF's branding and communications in general. Divided into two teams, the class presented evocative ideas and promotional materials for LCF's use.
From 2012 through 2015, the LCF/RCAD collaboration embarked on its most ambitious project to date. Created by Michael Wyshock and Mark Anderson, the Natalie Quay Lemur Lotus Tower epitomizes the LCF art-science-conservation concept because the tower's uses are twofold. As a beautiful work of art, it satisfies two functions. First it provides enrichment for the lemurs as they use the tower as a unique jungle gym. Second, the platform provides scientists and researchers the opportunity to study lemur behavior from the tree canopy where the animals live. The building of the tower also afforded opportunities for RCAD students to participate in creating an environmental, community-based project.
CONCEPT FOR RCAD FACULTY AESTHETO-BLITZ:
The proposed program uses the LCF lemurs as a construct for this art/science intersection and the impetus for a collection of compelling artistic work LCF can use to promote increased awareness for our critical mission. LCF proposes an "Aestheto-Blitz" for RCAD faculty as a prelude to student participation. The idea is based on the concept of "Bio-Blitzes" where scientists of different specialties swarm over a targeted patch of habitat to document quickly all the species found there.
Jono Miller, retired New College of Florida environmental educator and activist, proposed an Aestheto-Blitz where artists - poets, painters, sculptors, filmmakers, photographers, essayists, dancers, musicians, etc. "free-range" in the same area over a limited period of time. The intent is to capture the moods, quality of light, wildlife, botany, and of course the lemurs wonders of the forest. The resulting art can convey what is at stake - nothing short of EXTINCTION.
9:00 Arrival - Briefing on overall concept and goals, safety and lemur protocol
9:45 Introduction to forests and lemurs
1:00-6:00 Individual work in forests and Center
6:00-8:00 Cocktails and dinner
(Directions and other details will follow)
In sum, the LCF/RCAD Aestheto-Blitz could well create the works and insights that further a sense of mystery, wonder and amazement to stir the hearts and minds of those who need encouragement in becoming advocates of life-sustaining biodiversity.
As an open-ended publication series, Exhibition Takeaways follows and extends the exhibitions of the Brizdle-Schoenberg Special Collections Center at the Ringling College of Art + Design. The series serves as a guide to the collections, a starting point for a topic, an archive of an event, a catalog of after thoughts, and an opportunity for design. This counter-punctual project will, with any luck, interest our readers and accumulate a body of ideas related to the studies and histories of art, design, communication, media, leisure, and publishing.
Riso-printed versions are given away free at the Center (while supplies last!), and digital versions are available to download through the Center's website and the Alfred R. Goldstein Library catalog. The Exhibition Takeaways are designed in-house. The ink color rotates between issues and is chosen on press. The first three titles, published in 2018, are now available:
The exhibition program to which these refer is reliant on the free play of research, design, and interpretation. We know that exhibition names change when typesetting texts. And the placement of book objects can trigger a new through line. Welcoming this kind of correspondence becomes part of the game. Things look and sound different when they become material and practiced.
So too, is the spirit behind the Exhibition Takeaways. We hope they offer readers an exploratory spark. To check out the series, please stop by or visit us online, now (and again).
Brizdle-Schoenberg Special Collections Center
Volunteerism is collecting any and all personal hygiene products to be donated to the homeless.
On April 26th, Ringling has been invited to celebrate homeless birthdays. The party will have free food and the donated hygiene products will be given out to homeless guests as goodie bags.
All donations and questions to Susan Saulnier (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Greetings, Ringling College Students, Faculty and Staff!
Please JOIN US in making our campus and our communities a better place by participating in our Kindness Challenge!
Whatâs the challenge?
Carry out one small act of kindness a day for the entire month of April.
Think you have what it takes?
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with the dayâs challenges, watch interviews with fellow students and staff about different types of kindness, and see how amidst all the havoc in the world, there are people doing incredible things to make the world a better place.
Our pages are:
It only takes a small ripple to cause great change!
Kindness Challenge Concept Creators:
Orianna Mercedes Flores 3rd Yr MD &
Ina Koekemoer 3rd Yr MD
From: Christopher Saah, Photography and Imaging Faculty
CALL FOR ENTRIES
FANTASTIC WORLDS: CONSTRUCTING IMAGINED REALITIES is a juried exhibition that raises questions about the implications of fusing the virtual and the existing world, and how artists are actively creating their own concept of reality. This exhibition is open to artists working in all media, and is intended as a space to reflect on the blurring boundary between the real and the imagined.
Submissions for the exhibition are due Friday,
April 6, and are open to students of all majors, working in all
mediums (e.g., drawings, prints, books, photographs, paintings, sculptures,
The exhibition is going to be curated and staged by the PI Juniors, and is the final project for their Junior Seminar class. The show itself will be held in the Cooley Gallery (2nd Floor Cooley) and will remain throughout the summer (deinstallation scheduled for the Fall, Sept 14).
* For questions about the exhibition please contact Christopher Saah at email@example.com
Do you have thoughts or requests about the Goldstein Library - its design, its resources, or its services?
We want your feedback! Please take our short anonymous survey and register your opinion today.
Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K6J7RN6
Questions? Contact Kristina Keogh at firstname.lastname@example.org or 941-359-7582
Viacom is looking for students for entry-level talent in freelance roles across their popular brands: MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET and more.
If you are graduating in May and are interested in potential job opportunities at Viacom please Click here to send your one page resume in PDF format by Monday, March 26rd at 5pm EST. Resumes should include your graduation month and year as well as a link to your online portfolio.
It is with great pleasure that I announce the 2018 Commencement Speaker! Upon invitation from Dr. Thompson, Sidney Clifton, Emmy nominated Producer and Creative Recruiter at Riot Games, enthusiastically accepted the honor of being our 2018 Commencement Speaker! Ms. Clifton is extremely excited about this role as she has been a long time supporter of the College in terms of working with students, parents and alumni. Please see her attached BIO and picture. You may very well recognize her as she comes each year to do presentations and recruit, has served on several panels for Family Weekend, written for our Parents' Newsletter and served youth in the community through work with Greatness Beyond Measure. She is looking forward to being a part of this important celebration for our graduates - the Class of 2018!