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Fall 2010 Department Meeting

Department,Meetings — KVH @ 8:41 am, Monday, September 13th, 2010

Sorry for the short notice on this, but I’m eeking it through just in time:

There will be a department-wide meeting for all majors and concentrators TOMORROW (that’s Tuesday), Sept. 14th, from 3:15 – 4:00 PM.

It is mandatory that all majors and concentrators attend. We will be covering the myriad of changes in the department this fall, not the least of which is a new faculty member!

We will be meeting in the Litho room and starting promptly at 3:15. The meeting will let out before 4PM to accommodate everyone’s class schedules.

Thanks, spread the word and we’ll see you then!


Changes in the Department, and Meeting Minutes

Campus,Facilities,Faculty,Meetings,Resources — KVH @ 2:51 pm, Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

After the engaging conversation that took place at the department meeting yesterday, you will be pleased to know that the building hours will remain the same unless we are directed by MICA Operations. 

The faculty invites you to help make decisions on ways that we can better distribute our resources in the department. In the next department meeting, we can include a short discussion of your ideas and suggestions. 

Please help to adopt the new procedures that we have laid out for studio practice and lead the way to a healthier safer studio practice. Below are some of the new procedures.

-Gail Deery

Departmental Meeting Minutes:

We covered the following points in the Meeting yesterday:

The Bathrooms have been rehabbed… New sinks/toilets, repaired walls, floors, repainted. People spent a lot of time working on this, please take care of it.

We talked at length about the department Going Green.  We need to cut back on wasted materials, make the shop a healthier environment, and still keep everyone happy and productive in the shop.

Bullet points included:

– Safer cleaning materials for tabletops / palettes (vinegar, vegetable oil).  You will find more bottles of Vegetable Oil present, and far fewer bottles of solvent (Gamsol, Denatured Alcohol).

-Recycling all scrap and mis-printed rag paper (arches, rives) for the paper studio

-Conserving electricity when possible

-Orange-scrub soap will no longer be available – Lava Bar soap will be available at every sink. (we forgot to mention this in the meeting).  The bookstore also sells small bottles of Pumice Soap that will fit in your drawer if you so desire.

-Our crummy blotters are being replaced with a new system using Pellons and Bounty paper towels, as was demonstrated by Gail.  If you prefer, you may use your own bath towels, but they must be taken home when you are finished.  Any left behind will be thrown away, no questions asked.

-the shop used its entire YEAR’S supply of newsprint last semester. Unfortunately you must now purchase your own pads and keep them in your drawers.

Finally, there was MUCH discussion over attempting to limit shop access for safety and energy – conservation reasons.  After much consideration, we’ve decided NOT to limit hours this semester (see Gail’s letter above).

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Department Meeting THIS TUESDAY

Facilities,Meetings,Resources — KVH @ 10:06 am, Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Tuesday, Jan. 27th at 3 PM, there is a Printmaking Department Meeting.

All Majors and Concentrators should attend! 

We have many new policies and procedures to cover and demonstrate with you, most importantly, the fact that THE SHOP IS GOING GREEN!

The meeting starts at 3 and will end before 4pm classes.

Please don’t miss the meeting, we have much to cover… Miss the meeting and you’ll miss a lot.

Questions, contact Kyle, kvanhorn@mica.edu.


Meetings — KVH @ 1:14 pm, Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Photo from the Venice Printmaking Studio

Photo from the Venice Printmaking Studio

This meeting has passed.

Wednesday, Oct. 29th, there’s a department meeting from 3-4 PM in Litho. We have a lot to cover regarding the italy program and other upcoming events in the department. Be there!


Events,Faculty,Meetings,Resources,Uncategorized — KVH @ 12:24 pm, Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008


Students, only students, either majors or in classes, please sign up on the lower right side of this web page.  This will put you on our mailing list for upcoming events, meetings, news, announcements, et al, within the department.  Enter your name, e-mail address, and click GO, fill out the security check, and you’re done.  When you’re tired of hearing from us you can delete yourself from the list.


Department Meeting, Sept.8

Meetings — printmaking @ 8:34 am, Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Welcome back! Hope everyone had a relaxing summer. There will be a department meeting on Monday, September 8, 2008. . All majors and concentrators are required to attend. The meeting will be at 3:00 p.m. in the litho studio. There have been many changes this summer and a lot of information that will be gone over. See you there.

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