Join the Student Health Center for Wellness Week 2019!
All events are FREE for students.
Call (941) 893-2855 for more information.
Free Chair Massages
Provided by Massage Heights
Student Health Center | 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Black Light Yoga
Group Fitness Room | 6:30 p.m.
Free Thai Massages
Provided by SMH Health Fit
Student Health Center | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Hooping on the Plaza
Scott Plaza | 6:30 p.m.
Paws & Relax
With Humane Society of Sarasota's Therapy Dogs
Student Health Center Lawn | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Free Chair Massages
Provided by SMH Health Fit
Student Health Center | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Meet the Dietitian
*Stop by for snacks!*
Student Health Center | 11:15 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Free HIV & STD Testing
Provided by CAN Community Health
Student Health Center | 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Rest & Revive
Fitness Center Group Room | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Thank you all for your participation in the 2019 Best of Ringling Annual Student Juried Exhibition!
This is a friendly reminder that the pick up of ALL works is Monday, April 22 from 10-4pm. Please make any necessary arrangements.
CREATIVE WRITING - Visiting Writer's Forum : Author Reading & Conversation
Guest Speaker: Author and Poet - Erica Dawson
Goldstein Library 113
Tuesday, April 23, 7-8:15 pm
It is the last VWF of spring 2019! Come and hear from University of Tampa professor and poet Erica Dawson. Erica will be speaking about the craft of writing and answering questions in Goldstein Library room 113 at 7 pm on Tuesday, April 23rd. Bring a friend or two!
This event is part of the Visiting Writers Forum, an Author Reading & Conversation series that's sponsored by the Creative Writing Program and the Isermann Family Foundation. Every Visiting Writers Forum event is free and open to the public. All are welcome.
For more information, please visit: www.visitingwritersforum.com
Ryan G. Van Cleave, Creative Writing Ringleader
RESUME CREATION and Best Practices
Ringling specific tutorials and samples show you how to add your specific skills and class experience to your resume. www.ringling.edu/resumetutorial Create a resume and then, upload it to your College Central account for review.
FREE PORTFOLIO URL on your www.CollegeCentral.com/ringling account! If you have a website, add it to the Portfolio site. If you do not have a website, show your work here. There is no charge for this portfolio host for Ringling students, alumni, and employers.
Do you know how to get your resume past the ATS (Applicant Tracking Systems)? Use www.jobscan.co or www.skillsyncer.com to see what is missing from your resume for the position posted.
CREDIT for your INTERNSHIP with INTE301
Need help finding an internship? Look at the INTERNSHIPS (and more) posted on College Central under "MY SCHOOLS JOBS" for companies who are looking for talent from Ringling College. Did you look at the attached for today's list of INTERNSHIPS?
INEED HELP? VISIT US!
Take a moment (or 6 moments) and watch this video: http://bit.ly/CareerServicesAtRingling
From Dr. Douglas Chismar, Liberal Arts Program Director
The Liberal Arts program will feature some new courses in Fall, 2019. Click on this link to view the Liberal Arts blog where you will find information beyond just the bare course descriptions about the Fall lineup of Liberal Arts classes. There are classes that align with every major and classes that address a variety of contemporary issues.
For further information, contact Doug Chismar, Liberal Arts Program Director, at email@example.com.
The Basch Visual Arts Center will be open evenings and weekends on the following schedule:
The Larry Thompson Academic Center will be open beginning Monday, March 18, 2019 on the following schedule:
and Studios that are open during extended building hours:
The Institutional Photo Studio is now located in room 516.
Commencement REMINDER Related Details Below!
All info is available via the
Ringling College Commencement Website ??? www.ringling.edu/commencement
The Ceremony is on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at the beautiful Bradenton Area Convention Center Palmetto, FL!
NOW AVAILABLE COMMENCEMENT MATERIALS FOR SENIORS!
Commencement 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 (298 Graduates - the LARGEST EVER), 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/Announcement 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: www.ringling.edu.
MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2019 - Cap, Gown, and Tassels available for pick-up at the Campus Bookstore!
Campus Store Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 9.m. - 5:00 p.m.
BEGINNING OF MAY - Senior Week. Check your Ringling College email for Senior Week Events email announcements.
TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2019 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. Email Jess firstname.lastname@example.org if you are unable to attend.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2019 4:30pm DEADLINE Student Life Front Desk -Deadline to collect Tickets, Announcements, Cap, Gown, and Tassels for Commencement Ceremony at the Office of Student Life.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2019 3:30pm Academic Center Morganroth Auditorium - Baccalaureate Ceremony for Graduates and Families. Enjoy this non-denominational faith-based recognition of your achievements! *Dress is Florida casual! ALL are invited!
WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2019 4:30pm-6:30pm Ulla Searing Student Center Deck & Plaza President???s Reception for Graduates and Families. Enjoy this festive celebration with live music and hors d'oeuvres!*Dress is Florida casual!
THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2019 3:30pm Bradenton Area Convention Center - Commencement Day!
**Graduates and Access Accommodations Families - please arrive by 2:30pm**
For families needing Access Accommodations with seating, visit the Access Accommodations table in the Main Lobby.
Seats are limited and available first come, first serve. Thanks!
Friday, May 10, 2019! - Student Housing for graduating seniors closes. Contact email@example.com with special inquiries.
Summer 2019: 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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
THANKS AND CONGRATS, CLASS OF 2019!!!
Greetings! It is with great pleasure that I announce that this year's National Anthem singer at Commencement will be 2019 Illustration degree candidate Jamiel Law.
Jamiel was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida. He attended high school at Lighthouse Preparatory Christian School in Bradenton, Florida. Throughout his childhood, he developed an interest in the visual and performing arts. Nearing the end of high school, he heard about the Ringling College of Art and Design PreCollege program where he received one of the Student Life Leadership Initiative Awards. Upon completing the program, his attention became focused on attending Ringling College after senior year. While at Ringling College, Jamiel was involved on campus in and out of the classroom. He participated as a Student Ambassador, Orientation Leader, and as a member of the Student Advisory Council for the Center for Career Services. All of these involved working with faculty, peers and the Sarasota community. Some of his work was exhibited in the Best of Ringling show. Recently, one of his pieces was accepted into 2019 Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition which will be exhibited in New York this spring. Currently, he is creating a body of work which consists of editorial illustrations containing cultural and societal relevance. These are ideas that resonate with him and that can connect with his audience. Jamiel plans on moving to New York to pursue freelancing in the editorial and book illustration industries. In this way, he will be able to use his talents to tell stories in unique and meaningful ways in order to connect emotionally with people.
On behalf of President Thompson, it is a great pleasure to announce that this year's Commencement speaker will be Reginald "Reggie" Fils-Aime, recently retired President and Chief Operating Officer for Nintendo America, Inc. Attached please find some additional information about him.
Special thanks goes out to the Commencement Speaker Advisory Committee who works to identify potential speakers for consideration. Members of the Committee are as follows:
Dr. Peter McAllister (Co-Chair)
It is with great pleasure that I announce that this year's Student Commencement Speaker will be Meybis Chavarria, 2019 Visual Studies degree candidate.
Meybis was born in Boquete, Panama. In 2013, she attended UWC Pearson in British Columbia in Canada, receiving the international baccalaureate upon completion. While at Pearson, Meybis was exposed to a diversity of cultures, as well as discovering her passion for art, which led her to Ringling College of Art and Design.
As a Ringling College student, Meybis has been involved in an array of programs to include: Art Network (President), Student Government Association, Student Ambassador, and the YEA Program, sharing art with students in the local community. Her commitment to creating a world where art can help to overcome difficulties and challenges led to directing her first documentary film during Junior year. My Words Are Louder Than Sirens, a documentary depicting 4th and 5th graders from Visible Men Academy using spoken word. The documentary received the Best of Ringling Gold Jurors Award recognition in 2018. Also, in 2018, Meybis was awarded a scholarship as an Avant Garde Service finalist for her volunteer work.
Meybis has continued to use the power of storytelling to co-direct another documentary, On The Wings Of Performance. This film depicted the relationship between mentors and mentees, and how life impacting this can be. The documentary was featured on ABC7. Currently, Meybis is working on completing her Senior Thesis, The Art of Healing, a documentary depicting the impact of Art on people - mentally, physically and spiritually.
After graduation Meybis is planning to pursue her master's in Art Therapy, as well as continue to use film to raise awareness about important social issues in the world, helping people through art.
Please join with me in congratulating Meybis Chavarria!
Process-ing History: The Photobook and the Archive
The visual and textual documents, files, and objects that make up an archive are traces of collected memory. They are the fragments which are used to write and construct history. We amass personal archives, community archives, institutional archives, governmental archives, and so on as ways of remembering. To stave off forgetting.
Photography as a recording device at once seems sufficiently suited to capture its subjects and serve as reliable evidence, while in the same click offers a limited view???distorting subjects and obscuring details. The photograph, like other forms of documentation, is partial and its partiality has the ability to shape subsequent readings of historical events.
The artists in this exhibition occupy unique ground. They utilize the photograph and the form of the photobook to encroach on possibilities of the archive and the power of the archivist. Their projects offer new interpretations of the archive, interventions into archival documentation, and enactments of counter archives and anarchives. In many instances the artists use pre-existing photographs or found negatives, but in a few instances incorporate their own original photographs.
Image: Christian Boltanski, Le club Mickey (Ghent, Belgium: Imschoot, 1990).
The Center also releases its sixth title in the Exhibition Takeaways series: Step & Repeat: Pattern in Artists??? Publications. Available as a blue Riso-printed booklet and a digital download.
For more information, contact Janelle Rebel, Digital Curation and Special Collections Librarian (email@example.com / 941.359.7583)