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  • Students Focus on Etiquette at Professional Workshop

    Posted April 4, 2011 in Events
        Lilia Garvin, a Kendall Illustration major, nailed it at the Business Etiquette: Personal Power Tools workshop recently. The workshop leader, Julie Duke, asked the students to come up with a short “elevator” statement to explain who they are when they need to introduce themselves at a business or professional or social event.  Lilia’s immediate and confident response was, “ I’m an illustrator with a particular interest in two dimensional character design in the gaming industry.” “You got it. That’s perfect,” said Julie.  Julie Duke spent four hours at Kendall with a group of students teaching them everything from how to shake hands properly, to making introductions, presenting a business card and making a good impression at a cocktail party.  “You create a first impression in five seconds,” she said.  “Your posture, your smile and your confidence are all part of that. If you practice things like shaking hands, making introductions, eye contact and your short statement about Read More…
  • Greg Manchess Visits Kendall for Career Day

    Posted March 23, 2011 in Events
      Photo by Lisa Ambrose    Career Day with Greg Manchess. What a gift to the illustration students at Kendall.  They seemed to Read More…
  • Jewelry Students Learn Inspiration Comes from many Sources

    Posted March 15, 2011 in Events
      When I got  dressed to attend the Kendall Career Day for the Metals and Jewelry students, I paused and pondered the question of adornment to add to my Read More…
  • Dr. Nell Painter Shares “The History of White People”

    Posted March 4, 2011 in Events
      On February 23, I attended a lecture by Dr. Nell Painter, presented by Kendall at the Ladies Literary Club. Dr. Painter received her Ph.D. from Harvard University, Read More…
  • Spinning Yarns

    Posted February 23, 2011 in Events
    I love to find the origin of idioms, so when I heard that the next exhibition in the Kendall Main Gallery was “Spinning Yarns: Photographic Storytellers,” I knew I was Read More…
  • Fine Arts Career Day Students Told: Get out there and Sell Yourself”

    Posted February 23, 2011 in Events
          The Fine Arts students who packed the room last week for their Career Day got a bucket full of very specific Read More…
  • NYC Alumni Gather in the Big Apple

    Posted February 14, 2011 in AlumniEvents
      New York City has been pummeled with winter’s wrath this year, but a warm reception greeted Kendall alumni at the first Big Apple alumni gathering on January Read More…
  • Great Advice Given at Motion Picture Dialog Series Panel

    Posted February 14, 2011 in Events
        "If you want to make it in the film industry, get yourself adopted by Michael Douglas or George Lucas,” joked George Bradshaw, Kendall Faculty at Read More…
  • Destination Wedding Photographers Share Advice on Careers and Life

    Posted February 6, 2011
        I sat in the back row of a room filled with Kendall photography students recently and listened to two young professional photographers give advice, thinking Read More…
  • THEM: Images of Separation

    Posted February 2, 2011 in Events
      “Some of the images are vulgar; most will offend members of the audience. The presenter did not mean to shock, but to stimulate honest discussion. Many of these Read More…
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