Summer: June 4, 2007


Open House: John Thackara Lecture

Eminent design theorist John Thackara will be speaking at Art Center as part of the Public Programs courses being offered in conjunction with the Open House exhibition. In a presentation titled “Shades of Green: Design Roads to a One Planet Economy,” Thackara will address the differences between European and American green design and what they should learn from each other. Thackara is author of In the Bubble: Designing in a Complex World and director of Doors of Perception, a design futures network that involves visionary designers, business, the public sector and grassroots innovators in collaborative projects.
Tuesday, June 5 | 7:30 pm | South Campus Wind Tunnel

Film Series: New Housing Then

Encompassing a cross-section of work from across the U.S. and including many iconic examples from the mid-twentieth century, New “Housing Then” gives a post-war perspective on the housing boom—its triumphs as well as pitfalls. Each film addresses the inspirations and challenges
that have made contemporary American housing what it is today. Screening dates are listed in the Bulletin’s Calendar of Events. Just added to the June 18 Film Series: Eames Demetrios, principal of The Eames Office, dedicated to communicating, preserving and extending the work of his grandparents, Charles and Ray Eames.
Mondays | 7:00 - 9:30 pm | Wind Tunnel (South Campus)



Eco Council’s Weekly Meeting

EcoCouncil is a student organization which plans and implements sustainable ideas to help improve life at Art Center. Currently Eco Council is working to have bicycle racks put on the ARTS Bus. If you have any ideas on improving the quality of creative, environmentally friendly life at Art Center, come to the meetings.
Fridays | 1:00 pm | CMTEL Lab

Enrollment Services at South Campus

Beginning this week, Enrollment Services will keep office hours at South Campus. Enrollment Services is pleased to serve the South Campus community, advising students on the curriculum, class requirements and general policies of the College. Please stop by with any questions.
Thursdays | 1:00 - 6:00 pm | Room 201 (South Campus)



MONDAY, JUNE 4 | 7:00 - 9:30 PM
Film Series: Suburban Dreams
South Campus Wind Tunnel


Business Dialogue Series: Boombang
Los Angeles Times Media Center


Open House: John Thackara Lecture
South Campus Wind Tunnel


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6 | 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Huntington Hospital Blood Drive
Guest Parking Lot


MONDAY, JUNE 11 | 7:00 - 9:30 PM
Film Series: Visions of Utopia
South Campus Wind Tunnel


MONDAY, JUNE 18 | 4:30 PM
DOT Exchange Application Deadline
Office of Career Services


MONDAY, JUNE 18 | 7:00 - 9:30 PM
Film Series: Future Systems
South Campus Wind Tunnel


TUESDAY, JUNE 19 | 1:00 PM
Business Dialogue Series:
Lucas Animation

Los Angeles Times Media Center


Toyota Lecture Series: Annie Leibovitz
Ahmanson Auditorium


TUESDAY, JUNE 26 | 1:00 PM
Business Dialogue Series: West:
Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine

Los Angeles Times Media Center


Toyota Lecture Series: Julie Eizenberg
South Campus Wind Tunnel


Holiday: Independence Day
Campus Closed


Advisement Fair

Free LaserWorkshops

Laser workshops will be held Weeks 2-6 and are free to all. However, attendees must have a degree of proficiency in programs such as Corel Draw, Illustrator, Freehand, or Solid Works. Laser operation will be allowed to only those who have successfully completed a laser workshop, and have a current laser sticker on their ID cards.
Weeks 2-5: Fridays | 4:00 - 5:30 pm | Room 229A
Week 6: Monday, June 18 | 9:00 - 10:30 am | Room 229a

Work-Study Available in Public Programs

Public Programs is looking for student workers to assist parttime in our administrative office at the South Campus. Must be able to work weekday evenings. Work-Study students preferred. Please contact Molly Smith at 626.396.2383 for more

Work-Study Available in Advancement

There is a data entry position available in the Advancement Office. A student eligible for Federal Work-Study status is needed approximately 10 hours per week. The position offers a flexible schedule and the Advancement Office is willing to train. Contact Carol Holtrust at 626.396.2426 or



Free Course: Basics of Interplanetary Flight

In association with Art Center at Night, faculty member Dave Doody is offering a free course for anyone interested in learning about the craft of interplanetary flight. Sign up now! Class size is limited to nine people. The abbreviated course will meet on three consecutive Wednesday nights from 7:00 to 9:00 pm beginning June 13, 2007 on the JPL campus, located on Oak Grove Drive. If you're able to attend all three nights, please email instructor Dave Doody at for further information.

SIX alumni making fine art Exhibition

Art Center's Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery has organized this exhibition, featuring alumni of the College whose work is contributing substantially to contemporary art practice. The featured artists are Sharon Lockhart (MFA ART ’93), Jennifer Steinkamp (MFA ART ’91), Hiroshi Sugimoto (PHOT ’74), Mark Tansey (FINE ’72), Charlie White (MFA ART ’98) and Pae White (MFAART ’91).
Saturday, June 2 — Sunday, August 19 | Williamson Gallery

Human Resources’ Schwab Retirement Plan Update

A representative from Schwab Retirement Plan Services will be visiting the College this week to conduct educational meetings regarding Art Center’s Retirement Plan. All employees eligible
for Art Center’s Retirement Plan are invited to learn more about how to maximize your long-term retirement benefits from the plan, including new features and management tips. Attend one of the meetings on Tuesday, June 5 in the Boardroom at 8:30 am, 10:00 am or 12:30 pm or Wednesday, June 6 in Conference Room B at 8:30 am, 10:00 am, 1:30 pm or 3:00 pm. Meetings will last approximately 1½ hour.



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DOT Exchange - Mentor Program

The DOT Exchange is a mentor program sponsored by the Office of Career Services that pairs students and alumni to share experiences, exchange ideas and build relationships. Participation in this eight-week program is by application only. Interested students who are in at least their 4th term, with a 3.25 cumulative G.P.A, are invited to apply. Applications for the Fall 2007 term are now being accepted. Deadline is:
Monday, June 18 | 4:30 pm | Office of Career Services

The Business Dialogue Series: Boombang

Boombang is an international product design and brand strategy firm that generates a ‘return on idea’ by designing products that connect with market opportunity. Chairman Scott Griffiths will discuss Boombang’s development process in bringing strategic thinking to every aspect of product business creation from emerging market insights to identifying unmet customer desires, product development, branding and marketing/
channel strategies.
Tuesday, June 5 | 1:00 pm | Los Angeles Times Media Center


Red Dot Award: Design Concept

The Red Dot Award asks a timely question to answer a gaping void: Where does it begin? The celebration of an idea, the elevation of its driving potential at pre-production and pre-market stage places concrete claim on spontaneous sketches as intellectual anime, paper origami as floating prototypes and juxtaposed hyperlinks as virtual inter-connectors. There will be nothing less than the unexpected. This competition will be a barometer of future design directions and trends. Design companies will look towards the design concept award as a route marker for like-minded collaborations or alternative transgressions.
Details at:
Deadline: Friday, June 15, 2007

Design 21 “Heated Issue” Competition

Design 21: Social Network’s latest competition focuses on global warming. This competition asks participants to create an educational campaign to raise public awareness of the problem of global warming and the contribution of our daily lifestyle and activities to this phenomenon. The aim of the campaign is to provoke people to think about the issue and how their individual consumer choices and energy consumption play into the equation. 1st prize: $5,000.
Details at:
Deadline: Sunday, June 17, 2007


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