April 10, 2014-

 

Rising junior and senior high school students will have the opportunity to sharpen their design skills this summer during Mount Ida College’s Design Week. The program, beginning July 13 through July 18, invites high school students to get a taste of what it’s like to study design and related areas at the college level and to get informed and inspired about career paths in the design field.

The program will teach students to incorporate a wide array of design disciplines using state-of-the-art technology.

“We want to give high school students an opportunity to explore at the college level their interests and passions in a variety of design related fields,” says Jason Donati, Dean of Mount Ida’s School of Design. “Students will emerge from our one-week program with new skills, a new vocabulary for their area of interest, and increased confidence as an artist and problem solver – in addition to a portfolio for career pathways.”

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Students will spend the week attending career-focused lectures, going to workshops and getting hands-on studio experience with leading design instructors.

In addition to experiencing Mount Ida campus life, students will choose from one design field workshop that interests them the most in the areas of: animation, game art and digital visualization; fashion design; fashion merchandising and marketing; graphic design; interior design; and commercial photography.

Students will have access to our on campus design studios throughout the week to conceptualize, work on and complete their own personal design portfolio.

For more information on how to reserve your spot at Mount Ida Design Week, visit our webpage at MountIda.edu/Design-Week or contact us directly at (617) 928-4506. The deadline to register is July 3.

April 7, 2014, Newton, MA—Join us to experience Exposed, Mount Ida College School of Design’s annual Fashion Show, produced by students from the Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising & Marketing and Graphic Design programs, on Saturday, May 3 at 5:30 p.m. at Royale Nightclub on 279 Tremont Street in Boston. Ticket information available at http://www.mountida.edu/2014-fashion-show. Our Fashion Show event is open to the Mount Ida Community and the general public.

“This year’s Fashion Show is a creative tour-de-force of three School of Design programs,” said Kathleen Potter, Fashion Merchandising & Marketing Professor.  She continued, “On the runway, you will see the culmination of work from our fashion design students. While behind the scenes, our graphic design and fashion merchandising and marketing students have been focused on everything from creative, marketing and communications to event planning of this much-anticipated show.”

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Mount Ida welcomes and is very proud to present our panel of respected and accomplished fashion industry experts who will judge our fashion design students’ work on the runway: Kathy Benharris, Fashion Show Producer; Jay Calderín, Founder and Executive Director of Boston Fashion Week; David Josef, local Fashion Designer; and Yolanda Cellucci, local Fashion Designer and icon. Our judges will assess creativity, uniqueness, originality, and quality of the garments featured in the Exposed Fashion Show.

We are also thrilled to introduce a new venue for our fashion show, Royale Nightclub, in the heart of Boston’s theatre district. The new location offers real-world, big city excitement and energy for our students’ Fashion Show production.

In addition to purchasing tickets online, tickets are available for purchase on campus at the Campus Center: Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Center for Engagement and Leadership on the second floor; and Monday – Thursday from 11:00 a.m.to 2:00 p.m. at the Dining Commons on the first floor.

To learn more and to catch all the behind-the-scenes details of our designers and participating School of Design students, follow us on social media on Twitter @MountIdaExposed. Please use #MountIdaExposed to share your posts and photographs with us.

About Mount Ida College

Founded in 1899, Mount Ida College is a small, private college in Newton, Massachusetts that provides career-focused programs built upon a strong foundation of social sciences, humanities, and the arts—all to prepare our students for achievement in their chosen careers, and in life. With a tight-knit, inclusive community, a diverse student body, winning NCAA Division III sports teams, a beautiful and safe suburban campus, and a vibrant school spirit, Mount Ida is the place where students become the best version of themselves. To learn more, visit the College’s website at www.mountida.edu.

April 3, 2014, Newton, MA – Mount Ida College is pleased to announce that Alessandro Galvagni, General Manger of Turbine, will be the featured speaker at its annual David Healy Lecture Series on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. The lecture, The Business of Games:  Get Paid to Play, is from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  on campus at the Campus Center Theater. The event will include a reception immediately following the lecture and is free and open to the general public.

“We are honored to offer our students the opportunity to engage with Mr. Galvangi, a successful leader and innovator in the fields of design, technology and gaming. Technology plays a prominent role at Mount Ida. Many of our career-focused programs, including the recent announcement of our newest degree programs for fall 2014 in Digital Visualization, Animation and Media Communication, feature strong foundations in the evolving areas of technology and design,” noted Jason Donati, Dean of the School of Design at Mount Ida. “Mr. Galvagni’s extensive career in leading innovative organizations and expertise in these areas is excellent and of great interest to our students.

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About Alessandro Galvagni

Mr. Galvagni brings an extensive background building and leading organizations that deliver innovative products, games and technologies to his current role as General Manager of Turbine. Based in Needham, Massachusetts, Turbine is wholly owned by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group and has created some of the world’s most popular and award-winning online games, including Infinite Crisis, The Lord of the Rings Online™, Dungeons & Dragons Online®, and Asheron’s Call®.

Prior to his role at Turbine, Mr. Galvagni held a number of significant positions including the Head of Studio for Crowdstar, President of Transpera, Chief Technology Officer of Glu Mobile, an Architect at BEA Systems and as technical project leader of Pumatech building, one of the first full-featured browsers for the mobile web. Mr. Galvagni also held senior engineering positions at Pumatech, Proxinet and NASA Ames Research Center in the computational science division.

Galvagni has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from California State University at San Jose, and a Master in Science in Computer Engineering from Santa Clara University.

About the David Healy Lecture Series

The David Healy Lecture Series was established in 2011 to bring prominent business leaders to campus to speak with business students and the College community as a complement to the undergraduate and graduate curriculum of the School of Business.  The lecture series is named in honor of David Healy, the former Vice President of Finance and Acting Vice President of Development, who retired in August 2011, after nine years of dedicated service.  Also named Treasurer Emeritus by the Board of Trustees, Healy continues to teach at as an adjunct faculty member in the School of Business.

About Mount Ida College

Founded in 1899, Mount Ida College is a small, private college in Newton, Massachusetts that provides career-focused programs built upon a strong foundation of social sciences, humanities, and the arts—all to prepare our students for achievement in their chosen careers, and in life. With a tight-knit, inclusive community, a diverse student body, winning NCAA Division III sports teams, a beautiful and safe suburban campus, and a vibrant school spirit, Mount Ida is the place where students become the best version of themselves. To learn more, visit the College’s website at www.mountida.edu.