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News from Student Counseling and Wellness

Trauma 101

Monday, October 26
6:00 p.m.

We are proud to announce that one of our MCAD Mental Health Counselors will be giving a free virtual talk on Monday, October 26th at 6:00 p.m. Chris Staebell, MA, LPC will be presenting "Trauma 101" for the YouthMove MN.

The presentation is open to all ages.

Check out the other presentations too! We hosted Brandon Jones, MA this summer (Coping with George Floyd, COVID, and Racism) If you missed our summer webinar check out Brandon's talk on November 2nd.

Thursday, October 22

Opportunity Highlight

October 22, 2020

Highlights include CERT Certification Info Session, Graphic Design at The Laboratory Chicago, Call for Art: Self-Reflections, MacRostie Art Center Studio Art Residency, Call for Artists: Public Art at Bismarck Event Center, Art-in-Ed Artist's Book Residency Grant, Call for Entries: Black Lives Matter Exhibit, InBreak Virtual Residency and RFP: Mural for Downtown Faribault

Thursday, October 22

Thinking of moving off campus between semesters?

If you would like to cancel the Spring 2021 portion of your Housing Contract, you MUST notify the MCAD Housing Office in writing by Saturday, October 31.

You can provide notice by sending an email to

If the notice is late, your 2020-21 MCAD Housing Contract will be in effect until May and you will be charged the Spring semester housing fee.

BTW, there are vacancies in MCAD Housing, so switching to another apartment that better suits your needs is a possibility. If interested, contact us soon.

Thursday, October 22

Internship Spotlight

October 20, 2020

This week's spotlights include National Public Radio (NPR), Inc., Converse, and Bath & Body Works

Weekly Internship Spotlights

Job Title: Multimedia Intern, Science Desk (REMOTE) - Winter/Spring 2021

Organization Name: National Public Radio (NPR), Inc.
Wage/Salary: $15/hr

Opportunity Summary:
Across our organization, we're building a workplace where collaboration is essential, diverse voices are heard, and inclusion is the key to our success.

Tuesday, October 20

One Confirmed COVID-19 Case

Dear MCAD Community,

On Sunday, October 18, 2020 we were informed that an MCAD community member tested positive for COVID-19 on campus. We are doing all that we can to ensure this case is both isolated and contained. This person’s proactive communication, openness, and cooperation have been immensely helpful in mitigating risk to others. 

Tuesday, October 20

Cafeteria Menu

For Week of October 19

Hello All, Attached you'll find this week's Menu.

We are very excited to be able to continue our 50% off deal again this week. We hope you all are able come visit us sometime this week.

Monday, October 19

A Small Intranet Feature to Make Your Life Just a Bit Easier

Links to Online Events

Because more of our life is now online, we wanted to make it easier to find the links to events held online.

Zoom and Google Meet events will now be linked to directly from the Intranet home page.

We hope this small change will make your life just a bit easier!

Below you will find examples of these new links.

Your Intranet Team

Thursday, October 15

Now Accepting Undergrad 2020 Van Derlip Award Submissions!

Applications are due by 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 23

Attention December 2019 and May 2020 Undergrad Graduates: 2020 Van Derlip Awards

In 1923, with income from an endowment fund established by Ethel Morrison Van Derlip, MCAD established the Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Traveling Scholarship.

Van Derlip Awards in the amount of $2,500 each will be awarded to a graduated senior in the following departments:

Thursday, October 15

Register Today for MCAD Art Sale Online!

Dear MCAD Students,

Take a minute to register for the MCAD Art Sale Online!

Registration signals your intent to participate in this year's online Art Sale, November 19-21, 2020. Get started at the MCAD Art Sale Registration - Intent to Participate. Please, register for the sale by October 14.

Art Sale Q & A

Join Brett Smith and other MCAD staff in virtual conversation about the Art Sale Online! All eligible students and alumni are invited to join.

Monday, October 12

Learning Center Study Halls!

Hello Everyone!

The Learning Center would like to announce the start of our Learning Center Study Hall! The study hall(s) are offered, in-person, to all MCAD students. See below for details:

Study Halls

Main 101
7:00–10:00 p.m.

As a reminder, social-distancing and mask guidelines are required; nine students and the host can attend. Seats are not reservable, so come early and come often to see if there is space available!

We hope to see you there.

Thank you!
MCAD Learning Center

Monday, October 5

Updates to Google Chat Client Delayed Until Monday, October 5

Hello MCAD,

IT was initially going to release the new chat client Monday, Sept. 28th. Due to the network issues we were having at the time, that did not happen. Instead we will make that switch this coming Monday, October 5th.

The original announcement:

Google is changing its chat client from "Hangouts Chat" To simply "Chat". Chat has a different UI, and among the new features are team rooms that support better team collaboration.

Thursday, October 1

Get Active in the Election - Motivate Your Friends

Relational Organizing trainings sessions over Zoom via Rock the Vote

Relational Organizing is the simple idea that a volunteer reaching out to someone familiar is more effective than a volunteer reaching out to a stranger. Consider that it's easy to ignore a call from a campaign, but harder to ignore a call from a friend. Learn about tools that can help you get the word out!

Thursday, October 1

MCAD Art Sale Registration is LIVE

Dear MCAD Students,

Thank you for reaching out with your excitement and questions after our initial Art Sale announcement. The Art Sale is a team effort and we are thrilled to offer it this year online.

If you are new to the sale (hey new students!) or are interested in more information, check out our MCAD Art Sale Online Q & A.

Here are a few important updates to note from our last email:

Tuesday, September 29

Media Center Staffing Updates!

Hello, everyone!

We've all had quite the year and some new faces at the Media Center, so we figured we should give you an update on who to look out for at the Media Center:

We want to congratulate Emma Young on being promoted from Media Circulation Specialist to Media Circulation Coordinator! Emma has worked at MCAD for just over a year and has shown a tremendous drive to get things done and willingness to help anyone in need! You'll see her at the counter from 11-7pm Monday-Friday on the 1st and 3rd week of each month.

Wednesday, September 23

Updates to Google Chat Client on September 28th

Hello MCAD,

Google is changing its chat client from "Hangouts Chat" To simply "Chat". Chat has a different UI, and among the new features are team rooms that support better team collaboration.

Beginning September 28th, all teams will be using Chat for 1:1 direct messages (DMs), group messages, and team discussions. Classic Hangouts apps will be turned off.

How do I get Google Chat?

It's important to do the following before September 28th as classic Hangout apps will stop working:

Monday, September 14


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