SAIC News

December 1, 2015

Holiday Installation by SAIC Students and Faculty Unveiled at The Shops

An installation perfect for portraits with Santa and holiday selfies was officially unveiled at the Roosevelt Collection Tree Lighting on Thursday, December 3.

November 30, 2015

Karen Archey Receives Arts Writers Grant by Creative Capital | The Andy Warhol Foundation

Karen Archey (BA 2015) received the prestigious Arts Writers Grant by Creative Capital | The Andy Warhol Foundation in Short-form writing division. Click here to read Karen Archey’s profile on Arts Writers Grant Program page.

November 29, 2015

The New Yorker Debuts Animated Version of Chris Ware’s Cover

The New Yorker debuts an animated version of a cover designed by Chris Ware (SAIC 1991–93).

November 22, 2015

Student Chosen as Semi-Finalist for "Future Founders"

Future Founders, a non-profit organization that believes every youth can become an entrepreneur, announced 24 semi-finalists for its 2nd Annual U.Pitch College Elevator Pitch Competition & Showcase.

November 22, 2015

F Newsmagazine Receives Multiple Design and Press Awards

F Newsmagazine has received awards from the Pinnacle Contest (formerly called "Best of Collegiate Design") held by the College Media Association, the professional association for college media advisers, and the Associated Collegiate Press, one of the two main associations for college and high school newspapers. Pinnacle Awards 2015 Best Newspaper Nameplate: First PlaceApril 2015 cover: KanyeDesign: Jordan Whitney Martin (MFA 2014)

November 18, 2015

SAIC Ranked as One of Chicagoland’s Top Biking Campuses

SAIC has officially reaffirmed its leadership as one of Chicagoland’s Top Biking Campuses this past Bike2Campus Week (B2C).

November 18, 2015

SAIC Alum Featured in BlouinArtinfo

Argentinian-born Juan Garcia Mosqueda (BFA 2010) has been at the forefront of contemporary design since he acquired a degree in Designed Objects from SAIC.

November 18, 2015

SAIC Signs American Campuses Act on Climate Pledge

Last week SAIC signed the American Campuses Act on Climate Pledge, put forth by the White House, alongside 200 other higher education universities and colleges that collectively represent over 3.5 million students. The pledge states:

November 17, 2015

SAIC at Nichols Tower Featured in Local News

New SAIC programming in North Lawndale on the city’s west side was featured in DNAinfo and on WTTW Chicago Tonight and ABC 7 news.

November 17, 2015

Martha Frish Okabe on the Development of Architecture

SAIC faculty member Martha Frish Okabe gave a talk at a freshman orientation class at DePaul University on September 1, entitled French Cultural Influences in the Physical Development of Chicago.

November 16, 2015

SAIC Announces Artist Residency Program, Workshops in Nichols Tower

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) opened its first permanent classroom outside of its downtown campus where it will offer arts education to the residents of North Lawndale on Chicago’s west side. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined SAIC to cut the ribbon at Nichols Tower, where SAIC announced it will launch an artist residency and three semester-long workshops. The original Sears, Roebuck and Co. tower was renovated as part of a revitalization of the neighborhood’s Homan Square area.

November 15, 2015

SAIC 2015 New Arts Journalism Publication Available at BFA Show Reception

Limited copies of Intersecting Inquiries, produced by the SAIC 2015 New Arts Journalism course Publication Incubator, will be available at the upcoming BFA show reception on November 21.

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