FALL 2017 OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT
On Thursday, February 1, 2018, students who achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher for Fall 2017, were recognized for their academic excellence and dedication. This recognition consisted of an Academic Achievement Lunch hosted by Student Services and was also attended by TFC's Student Services Manager, Campus Director, Department Chairs, Director of Career Services and a few faculty members, to congratulate our students' achievement. CONGRATULATIONS and keep it up!!!
The Fall 2017 Outstanding Academic Achievement Students are:
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Victoria is a 2016 Recording Arts graduate and she's currently a Sound Editor at NoiseFloor Ltd. We asked Victoria a few questions about her current role and here's what she had to say!
What do you like most about working as a Sound Editor at NoiseFloor Ltd.?
I love the fact that I can go up to anyone I work with and ask for advice on a project. Everyone is open to showing you their way of doing things so, I can take what I learn from them and make it my own.
What piece of advice do you have for TFC candidates currently job searching?
My advice is to be open to new opportunities and don’t get discouraged. Keep looking and if you find a company that’s not hiring, ask about interning. It shows that you’re interested and determined to work with them.
How did your experience at TFC help you join your industry?
I would say working with the studio technician as a work-study student helped me a lot. If he was busy, I would help other students troubleshoot problems in the studio. It really helped me develop my technical skills, along with my people skills.
What would you look for if an opportunity to potentially hire TFC graduates come along?
Being passionate about audio and note-taking!
What was your favorite thing about TFC?
The Recording Arts faculty was my favorite thing about TFC. They gave me opportunities to show them what I really knew and gave me honest feedback of my work.
Name one thing that made you choose TFC over other colleges?
Hands-on, smaller classes.
If you had to do it all over again, what would you do differently?
If I had to do it all over again, I would have spent more of my time in the studios, trying to learn more difficult signal flows and experimented more with the gear and different techniques.
Victoria was also recently featured in Screen Magazine. Check out the feature here!
STUDENTS REGISTER HERE!
In order to assist students in properly preparing for the
Internship Fair, Career Services will be hosting two workshops to go over FAQs, how to approach employers, how to talk about your self and your work, how to follow up after the fair, etc.
These workshops will take place on:
Tuesday, February 13th, 1:00 - 2:00PM and
Thursday, February 15th, 1:00 - 2:00PM in Room 532
ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS!
If you wish to check out a laptop and/or power supply from the I.T. Department, you MUST LEAVE A FORM OF ID
(such as a Driver's License or State ID) with the I.T. Department while you are borrowing a laptop and/or power supply. This ID WILL BE RETURNED to you when you bring the equipment back to the I.T. Department.
Please note that NO LAPTOPS AND/OR POWER SUPPLIES CAN BE CHECKED OUT WITHOUT LEAVING AN ID!!! There will be no exceptions to this policy.
Beginning this Fall, you MUST LEAVE A FORM OF ID (Driver's License or State ID) at the InfoCommons service desk if you wish to use the TV, Blu-Ray player, and/or one of the gaming systems in the InfoCommons (XBOX360, PS3, Wii). Your ID WILL BE RETURNED when you have returned all borrowed remotes and/or controllers.
INDUSTRY EVENTS & NEWS
In honor of black history month, Bob Hercules has two broadcast screenings of films
celebrating black history:
MAYA ANGELOU: AND STILL I RISE
“Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise” repeat broadcast on American Masters, (WTTW) Friday, Feb. 16 at 9 p.m. (Central Time). This is the first documentary about the legendary writer/activist/performer. Directed by Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack.
For more information, visit http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/maya-angelou-film/7533/
Friday, February 16, 2018
9:00 PM CST
WTTW Broadcast Screening
FIGHTING ON BOTH FRONTS: THE STORY OF THE 370TH
“Fighting on Both Fronts: The Story of the 370th” shows on WTTW on Feb. 8 at 8:00 p.m. and Feb. 9 at 8:30 p.m. Tells the remarkable story of an African-American regiment from Chicago who fought in World War I under the French banner. When they returned they faced the same vicious racism that they experienced when they had left. Directed by Mario Tharpe, Produced by Bob Hercules.
Thursday, February 8, 2018
8:00 PM CST
WTTW Broadcast Screening
MOVIE SCREENING: I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO
With the leadership of the DuSable Museum of African American History • In English • Black History Month
I Am Not Your Negro by Raoul Peck (2016, 95 min.)
An Academy Award nominee and the winner of the People's Choice Award at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, this documentary is based on James Baldwin's unfinished manuscript Remember This House. With Samuel L. Jackson as narrator, the audience hears of Baldwin's intensely personal relationship with the civil rights leaders of his day. Raoul Peck is a Haitian filmmaker and a political activist usually working in French language. Maybe it takes an outsider to look into the legacy of a brilliant African American author and the modern American psyche.
“You would be hard-pressed to find a movie that speaks to the present moment with greater clarity and force.” – A.O. Scott, The New York Times
Named after Jean Baptiste Point DuSable, a Haitian of African and French descent, who established the first trading post which would become known as Chicago, the DuSable Museum of African American History is dedicated to the collection, documentation, preservation and study of the history and culture of Africans and African Americans
Short film: Of a Few Days by Timothy Fryett (2016, 14 min., English)
Thursday, February 15, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM CST
Alliance Française de Chicago
54 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60610
MARTIN ATKINS ON THE CHANGING FACE OF REVENUE AND OPPORTUNITIES
Under The Influence with Martin Atkins
Martin Atkins will look at the changing face of revenue and opportunities in the music business. Forget the four P's of marketing - how about the three F's - Three Floyds breweries and coffee makers are partnering with artists to release 7” singles and custom brews. The methods of distribution, release and, most importantly, story creation are changing. Martin will lead you through some insightful, mind-opening ideas and, he's funny AF.
About Martin Atkins:
Martin Atkins is the definition of entrepreneurial activity in cultural arts endeavors. His three decades of experience in the music business spans across genres, borders, and industries.
He was a member of Public Image Ltd and Killing Joke. He founded industrial supergroup Pigface, The Damage Manual, and Murder Inc., and has contributed to Nine Inch Nails and Ministry. He is the owner of Invisible Records and Mattress Factory Recording Studios (est. 1988). He is the Author of Tour: Smart, a syndicated blogger, is the Chair of the Music Business Program at SAE Chicago and coordinating the Music Industry Studies program at Millikin University in Decatur Illinois
Martin is a producer, drummer, documentary filmmaker, DJ, and father of four.
Whatever the future of music is, you can pretty much bet that he’ll be in the middle of it.
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Monday, February 26, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST
4245 North Knox Avenue
Chicago, IL 60641
ASK A WEB DEVELOPER PANEL
All companies need at least a basic website, and now, many companies' core product is a complex web application. This panel presentation will discuss how to evaluate what you need and how to get started building it. We'll cover how to choose a platform, how to decide what to outsource, and how to maximize limited financial and time resources.
This workshop will also be useful for those with an app or website already built. We'll talk maintaining and growing products, what to do when you outgrow your platform or skills, and how to prioritize features (hint: talk to your users!).
Come with questions about your idea or startup!
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM CST
Polsky Exchange - Washington Park Classroom
1452 E 53rd St
Chicago, IL 60615
LAY LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
The Lay Leadership Academy is for Presidents, Board Members, and Committee Leaders of Jewish Organizations
On a board or committee of a Jewish organization? Thinking about joining one? The Lay Leadership Academy will give you the grounding you need to serve in a time of rapid changes in the Jewish world.
Spend an afternoon with Dr. Leonard Saxe, one of the leading scholars on the state of Jewish communal life in North America. Learn about the challenges that Jewish organizations face today and the obstacles and opportunities that lie ahead.
Come away with a tool kit of constructive, feasible ways that you — as a volunteer leader — can use to ensure growth and success for the organizations you love.
The afternoon will include a presentation and choice of two out of three breakout sessions:
Top-Notch Teamwork: Lay-Professional Relations
Show Me The Money: Fundraising and Financials
Keeping Your Organization Out of Trouble: Legal Matters and Insurance
The Lay Leadership Academy will end promptly by 4:30 pm, so you'll have plenty of time to be wherever you need to be for the Superbowl.
Sunday, February 4, 2018
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM (CST)
Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership
610 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
Meet us on The Corner every Monday night for an intimate musical experience featuring a variety of Chicago's most innovative emerging artists.
The night kicks off with an open mic hosted by Plus Sign
Open mic guidelines:
1. performances limited to 5 minutes or less
2. all musical performances must be done a capella or with the band (i.e. no backing tracks)
3. The Corner is an inclusive space and that means no racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, xenophobic or otherwise hateful or derogatory content
DOORS AT 7PM
OPEN MIC AT 8PM.
$5 || all ages
The Corner is the multidisciplinary performance & open mic series that takes place in the corner of The Promontory every Monday night. We curate an eclectic and interactive night that seeks to build a community of artists across genre and identities. Follow us on IG at @thecornerseries
Monday, February 12, 2018
Doors Opent at 7:00 PM CST
5311 South Lake Park Avenue West
Chicago, IL 60615
TFC CAMPUS CLUBS
Now recruiting for clubs for Fall!
Feel free to let us know via email if you'd like to start your own club or join an existing club.
The more the merrier!
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