‘Top Model’ coming to Miami
Published: Thursday, March 17, 2011
Updated: Thursday, March 17, 2011 22:03
A number of campus organizations are hoping to send a message about beauty to Miami's community and they plan to use the popular reality TV show, America's Next Top Model (ANTM), as an integral part of this message.
"The events are about women's beauty," said Alexa Conkey, president of the Miami Club of Fashion and Design. "It is to promote the idea that women's beauty is not just one thing or one look or one race."
Two ANTM-related events will happen on campus during diversity week, which begins Monday, March 21.
On Tuesday, March 22, students will be given an opportunity to turn in casting applications for the next season of the show, Conkey said.
The fashion club, as well as Associated Student Government, the Residence Hall Association, the Asian American Association, the Diversity Affairs Council, the Association for Women Students, Individuals for Disordered Eating Awareness, the National Pan-Hellenic Council and the Pan-Hellenic Association have teamed up to put on this event, said Eloiza Domingo-Snyder, director of diverse student development and adviser for the Diversity Affairs Council.
From 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, the Shriver Heritage Room will serve as a collection site for students to turn in applications, videos and photographs in hopes of being cast for the next season of ANTM said Lidija Gnjatic, the Secretary of Diversity Affairs and President of the Diversity Affairs Council. Domingo-Snyder also said the organizations in charge will be surrounding the event with educational tools centered around women's health.
All of the student applications will be handed personally to ANTM producer Michael Carandang after he gives a talk to Miami students 6 p.m. Monday, March 28 in Farmer School of Business room 1000, said Domingo-Snyder.
Carandang, a Filipino man who identifies as gay, will talk about the notions of identity inside the film and broadcast industry, according to Domingo-Snyder.
The event is free and ticketed. Tickets will be available at the Shriver Box Office March 21, Domingo-Snyder said.
Carandang's talk is presented by all of the organizations that will be instrumental in organizing the ANTM application-collecting event, in addition to Spectrum, the Office of Diversity Affairs and the Communication Department.
"The entire theme for Diversity Week is ‘My Miami Beautiful: Perceptions of Beauty," Domingo-Snyder said. "The objective is to talk openly, and challenge openly, perceptions of beauty at Miami University. Miami gets a certain rep about their perception of beauty – whether it's having a certain bag, sporting a certain jacket, things like that. Within Diversity Week, we're leveraging this very big media piece, ANTM, to ask ‘what is beauty? Who determines beauty? Who standardizes beauty and what is beauty to you?"
Marketing for these events will take place over Facebook and Twitter, as well as through listserv emails and flyers, Domingo-Snyder said.
Career Services holds fine arts internship fair
Career Services is holding the first Fine Arts Internship Fair Tuesday, March 22. Employers are visiting Miami University's campus to promote internship opportunities to students. Students can also interview or talk about possibilities for full time positions.
The fair will be held in the Art Building from 4 to 6 p.m. A list of employers can be found on the fine arts website, but is still growing.
The Miami Student will be one of the employers in attendance. The paper is searching for an editor and writers for a new arts section. To prepare for the fair or for interviews in general, students can participate in the Interviewing Basics Program March 17 from 5 to 6 p.m. in Hoyt Hall.
Dressing professionally, having a "30 second elevator speech" prepared and listening to the Career Services CareerChat podcast episode Job Fair Success are encouraged for the fair.
Honors to host ‘Geek Week'
Want to test your brains and your brawn? Get ready, because the Honors and Scholars Advisory Board (HSAB) is sponsoring its first ever "Geek Week"
Geek Week 2011 will be a week of mental and physical valor in which teams of six to 10 students sign up to participate. Events of the week range from quiz bowl to a food-eating relay. To sign up, download the registration form from the Forms & Apps tab. Forms are due by Monday, March 28 at 5 p.m. Send them in via e-mail to email@example.com or hand in a hard copy to the HSAB mailbox in the Honors Program Office.