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SAIC Administration Breathes Sigh of Relief
School President Tony Jones and Dean Carol Becker recently announced that the accreditation team from the North Central Association of Colleges and the National Association of Schools of Arts and Design declared the school worthy of uninterrupted accreditation of programs and operations. The team looked at student work exhibitions, examined thorough self-study reports, and participated in group discussions to come to this conclusion.

Help Wanted
Want to work from inside the system? Student Life is asking students to run for positions as Student Government officer (paid position!) or Exhibition & Events Representative (volunteer position). Applications and platform proposals are due April 9 at the Student Government office and a meet the candidate session will be held at Student Government's open meeting on April 16. Elections will be held in various SAIC building lobbies on April 17 and 18.

Artwindows Exposes SAIC Students to Rich People
The Exhibition and Events department is sponsoring Artwindows, with works by undergraduate and graduate students displayed in store windows around Chicago. Students can enjoy their peers' artworks in shi-shi retailer (such as Bulgari, G'bani, Lalique, Nordstroms, and Tiffany & Co. to name a few) windows along Michigan Avenue and Oak Street through mid-April. Students may also enjoy no admission charge and the absence of restricting gallery hours.

More Money Available at SAIC
The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Trust has allocated a $110,000 gift to SAIC to establish an endowed scholarship for Mexican-American students and a travel study grant. According to the trustee, "SAIC was selected because of its status as a pre-eminent leader among the nation's art schools and the strong Mexican-American population it serves in the Chicagoland area." The new scholarships and grants will be awarded during the 2002-2003 academic year.


April 4
Hot Spot
Benefit celebration for the Undergraduate Exhibition
Student work and discussion, with many pieces available for purchase.
Tickets: $15 adv., $20 at the door
6-9 p.m.
847 W. Jackson Blvd., 2nd/3rd fl.

April 6
Fulcrum Point New Music Project
Studs Turkel reads Bertolt Brecht.
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $20, with SAIC ID: $8.
SAIC Auditorium
280 S. Columbus Dr.

Faculty Sabbatical presentation by John Kurtich
11:00 a.m.
Art Institute of Chicago
Fullerton Auditorium
111 S. Michigan

April 9-April 18
Stylistic Hybrids: Contemporary Indian Art
Visiting Artists Program
Featuring two of India's most revered living artists and a well-respected curator, highlights contemporary Indian figurative art.
See www.artic.edu/saic/vap for schedule information.

April 10-29
Other Visiting Artist Program

Janis Timm-Bottos, April 10
Ernie Gehr, April 11
Phyllis Kornfeld of Cellblock Visions, April 15
Daoud Kattub, April 22
Tom Poole (formerly of Deep Dish), April 29

All lectures at 6 p.m.
SAIC Auditorium
280 S. Columbus Drive
$5 general, $3 SAIC

April 17
Faculty Sabbatical presentation by Janet Desaulniers
Free and open to the public.
4:30 p.m.
112 S. Michigan Ave., Room 1311

The Poetry Center: Lisel Mueller
6:30 p.m.
$10 general; free for SAIC.
SAIC Ballroom
112 S. Michigan Ave.

April 18-21
Room by the SITI Company
Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri/Sat 8 p.m., Sun 4p.m.
$20 general, $8 with SAIC ID
Athenaeum Theatre
2936 N. Southport

April 18
The Poetry Center: Gail Lukasik
7 p.m.
For ticket info call 312-575-8000
SAIC Ballroom
112 S. Michigan Ave.

April 25
The Hillard Ensemble with Christoph Poppen
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $25, with SAIC ID: $10.
St. James Cathedral
65 E. Huron

April 26
Le Montage
SAIC's Auxiliary Board presents a black-tie gala benefit, featuring alumnus Ed Pashke. Tickets begin at $300 and include cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, dinner and dessert, and a live auction.
6:30 p.m.
Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave.
For ticket info call 312-899-7445

April 26-May 10
Opening reception: Friday, April 26
6-8 p.m.
Gallery 2
847 W. Jackson Blvd., street level

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