Great to Know: Changes to fall Tuition Payments and Advising Reminder

April 16th, 2018 Comments Off on Great to Know: Changes to fall Tuition Payments and Advising Reminder

New Tuition Due Dates

As you may have heard, there will be some changes to the way tuition is billed starting fall 2018. Attached you will find a PDF that explains the change, tuition due dates, and what to do if you cannot pay your tuition in full by August 1. PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO REVIEW THE PDF HERE.

 

Advising Reminder

As the semester winds down, I’d like to remind you all to complete your advising appointments, and build your schedules before you leave for the summer.

 

Ø  Please remember summer orientations will begin soon, DO NOT LEAVE CAMPUS WITHOUT A FULL SCHEDULE.

Ø  Only your advisor or Dr. Bourgeois can release you to register for summer and/or fall classes.

Ø  Only the section instructor can approve requests for overrides. If you need special permission to take a class make sure to talk to the instructor as soon as possible.

Ø  Summer classes are a great way to learn something new, or take an extra class or two. If you are interested in taking a summer class, sign up as soon as possible!!

Scholarship Opportunity: Laurel Arts League Scholarship

April 10th, 2018 Comments Off on Scholarship Opportunity: Laurel Arts League Scholarship

The Laurel Arts League, a non-profit organization devoted to encouraging and fostering the arts, is offering a scholarship to collegiate art students.

 

Students must be entering their junior year or above, and should submit their applications by May 31, 2018.  Applications, two letters of recommendation, and digital images should be emailed to Ms. Kathryn Davis at kathryn.davis@jcjc.edu. Recommendations may be emailed separately if needed.

 

The scholarship amount is $2,000.00, with one half to be paid each semester and will be awarded on a yearly basis.

 

Scholarship award criteria include: quality of work, financial need, and recommendations.  The competition is open to all art students in Mississippi.  Award recipients are expected to donate a piece of their work, of their choosing, to the Laurel Arts League by the close of the scholarship year.

Great to Know: A World Away Exhibition Opening Reception on April 5 in Jackson, MS

March 27th, 2018 Comments Off on Great to Know: A World Away Exhibition Opening Reception on April 5 in Jackson, MS

The Mississippi Library Commission hopes you will join them for a public reception featuring the work of Roger Allan Cleaves, Amelia Key and Robert Long.  The event will be held on April 5, 2018 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Mississippi Library Commission – 3881 Eastwood Drive in Jackson.  If you are unable to attend the reception, the exhibit will be up through April 26, 2018.

Great to Know: 46th MSU Student Juried Exhibition Opening Reception This Friday at 5 p.m.

March 23rd, 2018 Comments Off on Great to Know: 46th MSU Student Juried Exhibition Opening Reception This Friday at 5 p.m.

Opening Reception for the
46th MSU Student Juried Exhibition

When: THIS FRIDAY, March 23 at 5pm, AWARDS at 5:15pm
Where: Department of Art Gallery in McComas Hall

Guest juror Sarah Foley will be present to announce ​the four Best in Show winners for Fine Art, Graphic Design, Photography, and Foundation. Honorable mentions in each category will also be awarded.

Come see 80 recent works of fine art, graphic design, and photography made by MSU students enrolled in Department of Art courses. These works were selected by three guest jurors from 263 submissions. Many of these works are also available for purchase.

For questions please contact Lori Neuenfeldt, Gallery Director at lneuenfeldt@caad.mssate.edu

Great to Know: Animals on Campus Policy

March 20th, 2018 Comments Off on Great to Know: Animals on Campus Policy

Mississippi State University welcomes the presence of service animals in our campus buildings, residence halls, and recreational facilities. Service animals, by definition, are dogs or miniature horses who are trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability.    

Service animals are different from emotional support animals (ESAs), which are not trained to perform a specific function, but whose presence provides a benefit for a person with a disability.  If certain conditions are met and the animal is registered, students are allowed to have ESAs in their residence halls on campus.  However, unlike trained service animals, ESAs are not permitted in other campus buildings.   

Aside from the two exceptions above, animals of any type are not allowed in campus buildings, residence halls, or recreational facilities. Animals being walked on campus must be kept on a leash and animal fecal matter should be removed to a proper disposal container by the animal’s owner. Animals cannot be tethered to buildings, handrails, trees, bike racks, or other objects and left unattended.    

Questions regarding service and assistance animals can be directed to Disability Support Services, http://www.sss.msstate.edu/disabilities/.   

Great to Know: Advising Edition

March 20th, 2018 Comments Off on Great to Know: Advising Edition

The summer and fall 2018 class schedule is now visible! Please take a moment to review the Master Class Schedule, and draft your summer and/or fall schedules before your advising appointment.

 

Faculty advising for pre-registration is March 19 through March 30 this semester. All students must meet with their advisor before registering summer or fall classes. Advisors will post sign-up sheets outside of their office door, or email you a link to schedule your appointment online. Please be sure to check the date of your appointment; advisors may offer appointments on any day during the advising period.

 

Advising Tips

Ø  The advisor list has been posted in the Art main office (Freeman Hall) on the bulletin board just past the front desk. You can also find out who your advisor(s) is by logging into myState, clicking the Banner tab, selecting the View Student Record link, and scrolling to the bottom of the page.

o   If you have more than one major, you will need to be released by an advisor from both of your majors to register for classes.

o   Advisors are also listed on the top of your CAPP Compliances.

Ø  Once you’ve selected your advising appointment, add it to your calendar so you don’t miss it.

Ø  Pre-registration worksheets are in the folder that is attached to the Art office glass door.

o   Your advising appointment is 20 minutes; draft your schedule before your meeting so you can discuss other items with your advisor as well.

Ø  Finalize your summer and/or fall schedule before leaving campus for the summer.

o   With multiple summer orientation sessions, it is possible for all of our sections to fill over the summer. Don’t miss your chance to take a class you need; register for classes before you leave for the summer!

Great to Know: Joseph DeLappe will deliver an Amazing Lecture on Wednesday, March 21 at 4 p.m.

March 20th, 2018 Comments Off on Great to Know: Joseph DeLappe will deliver an Amazing Lecture on Wednesday, March 21 at 4 p.m.

Joseph DeLappe, Professor of Games and Tactical Media at Abertay University and a 2017 Guggenheim Fellow, will deliver a riveting discussion on his collection of works that disrupt social and political norms on Wednesday, March 21 from 4 – 5:30 p.m. in the Fowlkes Auditorium (3rd floor of the Union)! Don’t miss your chance to meet the artist; add March 21 at 4 p.m. to your calendar today!

 

Great to Know: Fine Art Entry Portfolios are due on Friday, March 2!

February 23rd, 2018 Comments Off on Great to Know: Fine Art Entry Portfolios are due on Friday, March 2!

Attention: all eligible Undeclared Art students wishing to concentrate inFine Art:

(Painting, Ceramics, Printmaking, Sculpture, Drawing)

 

The Fine Art Entry Portfolio Review is almost here.

 

Portfolios must be submitted by

Friday, March 2, 2018    

12:00 Noon

Department of Art Office

Freeman Hall

 

Forms and detailed information are available in the Art Office.

Questions after reading all?  Contact Prof. Funderburk, Fine Art Coordinator bfunderburk@caad.msstate.edu

Great to Know: Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum Ceramics Exhibition and Lecture featuring Robert Long!

February 23rd, 2018 Comments Off on Great to Know: Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum Ceramics Exhibition and Lecture featuring Robert Long!

The Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum is hosting a lecture series and rotating exhibit of ceramic arts this semester! This Spring Lecture Series will cover the processes of creating ceramic arts by starting with present day techniques, and work backwards to techniques used to create ancient pottery. Lectures will also discuss what we have learned about the history of Oktibbeha County from the remnants of the pottery left by the Native Americans.

 

The exhibition opening and first lecture will be on Thursday, February 22 at 6 p.m. at the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum (206 Fellowship Street, Starkville, MS 39759) . OUR VERY OWN ROBERT LONG will be displaying his work and discussing his process. Refreshments will be provided at the event. His work will be on display for a month until the next lecture. Other featured lecturers include Cobb Institute professionals – Dylan Karges, Archaeological Illustrator (March 15 at 12 p.m.) and Dr. Evan Peacock, North American Environmental Archaeologist (April 19 at 6 p.m.).

Great to Know: MSU is a Smoke-free Campus

February 15th, 2018 Comments Off on Great to Know: MSU is a Smoke-free Campus

This is a friendly reminder that MSU has adopted a Smoke-Free Campus policy. Smoke-free means that smoking in any form is prohibited on campus (except in closed private vehicles) including:

cigarettes
cigars
pipes
e-cigarettes
hookah
similar devices

Please do not smoke outside of our buildings, or in the surrounding parking lots. Please visit https://www.smokefree.msstate.edu/ for more information about the policy or learn about smoking cessation programs that are available on campus. As always, should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.