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Intro to WordPress

WordPress is an advanced CMS (Content Management System) that can be employed to build a wide variety of online projects, from personal academic sites to online exhibitions. This intro-level workshop will be the perfect introduction or refresher for those just starting out and will provide the basic knowledge you need to start your next website. Led by Jesse Merandy, Director of the Digital Media Lab.

Thursday, January 31, 12:15–1:15 pm | DML
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Audio Editing with GarageBand

GarageBand is a fully equipped digital audio workstation (DAW) for macOS and iOS that features an intuitive, modern design making it easy to create music, podcasts, oral history projects, and more. In this workshop you will learn basic skills including how to import, edit, mix, export, and share audio. Highly recommended for any students interested in working on projects involving audio. Led by Jesse Merandy, Director of the Digital Media Lab.

Tuesday, February 12 | 12:15-1:15 pm | DML
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Refining Your Research

How do you sift through overwhelming amounts of information to become an effective researcher? The goal of this workshop is to teach you about advanced research tools. We’ll review the advanced features of our library catalog, Folio, and explore the intricacies of searching Worldcat to find complicated periodical titles. Led by Anna Helgeson, Reader Services Librarian.

Wednesday, February 13 | 12:15-1:15 | PH-North

Remix the Exhibition: Advanced Sketchup Workshop
Part 1: Design and Development

In this first part of this two-part workshop, students will be encouraged to contemplate connections between exhibition objects, groupings, display tactics, and design choices from the spring exhibitions in order to begin conceptualizing a new exhibition of their own design. You will create a preliminary floor plan sketch and an object list for a one-room “remixed” exhibition. Once completed, students will begin implementing their design in Sketchup. Led by Jesse Merandy, Director of the Digital Media Lab.

Intro to Sketchup
Students should be familiar with Sketchup and have a basic working knowledge of how to create and position objects in an existing floor plan model.
Exhibition Tour
Students should try to attend a tour to gain an understanding of the curatorial intent and design of these exhibitions. Students are encouraged to take images of objects and design decisions that they might wish to use. Tours will be offered to students and announced by academic programs. Those unable to attend a tour should visit the Gallery on their own.

Tuesday, February 19 | 4:15-5:45 pm | DML
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QP Formatting

This drop-in session is intended to help students gain an understanding of the many ways they can format their QP. The Library will not be instructing students on formatting, but will simply be displaying examples so you may discover what kind of format would work best with your topic/advisor. You can drop in anytime within the hour to browse these materials. Led by the Library.

Thursday, February 21, 2019 | 12:15-1:15 pm | Reading Room
No RSVP required

QP Workshop: Intros and Conclusions

Learn to construct effective and compelling introductions and conclusions. Led by Helen Polson, Writing Tutor.

Friday, February 22, 2019 | 12:15-1:15 pm | Penthouse North

QP Workshop: Chicago Style and Bibliographies

This workshop will cover elements of the Chicago Manual of Style most pertinent to BGC essays and qualifying papers. Learn the unbreakable rules and how to make decisions about the rest. We will definitely talk about figures and illustrations! Please bring your Chicago Manual of Style or Turabian (if you can) and your questions. Led by Helen Polson, Writing Tutor.

Monday, February 25, 2019 | 12:15-1:15 pm | Penthouse North

Remix the Exhibition: Advanced Sketchup Workshop
Part 2: Build and Showcase

Using the exhibition draft created in Sketchup part 1, students will continue to build out their one-room exhibition design. During this time, students will be able to consult with workshop instructors on implementing their ideas as well as any technical issues/questions that they might have. Each participant will be able to present their exhibition to the group. Led by Jesse Merandy, Director of the Digital Media Lab.

Part 1: Design and Showcase

Tuesday, March 5 | 4:15-5:45 pm | DML
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QP Workshop: Proofreading and Copy-Editing

Learn to efficiently proofread your own essays and other written work. We will spend a short time reviewing common grammatical and typographic errors and their solutions, and then focus on developing individualized strategies for proofreading by identifying our own habitual errors and blind-spots. Please print out and bring a recent first draft–the more errors the better! Led by Helen Polson, Writing Tutor.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | 12:15-1:15 pm | Penthouse North

QP Workshop: QP Reading Drop-In

We often feel uncomfortable about sharing our writing with others and critiquing others’ work–but such sharing is an essential practice for academics and writers. In this workshop, we will lay out a rubric for reading and responding helpfully to the writing of your peers and begin the generous work of sharing our qualifying paper drafts with others. Please bring two paper copies of your draft. Led by Helen Polson, Writing Tutor.

Monday, March 25, 2019 | 5-7 pm | Penthouse North
No RSVP required

Video Editing with iMovie

iMovie is a video editing software application for Mac and iOS that allows users to easily create and export video. This workshop will cover the basics of this software including importing audio, video, and still images; cropping, trimming, splitting, and fine-tuning clips; adding background music and voiceovers; and exporting and sharing finished projects. If you are interested in developing any project that includes video elements, iMovie is a great tool to start with. Led by Jesse Merandy, Director of the Digital Media Lab.

Tuesday, March 26 | 12:15-1:15 pm | DML
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Resumes and Cover Letters

Wondering how to clearly highlight your skills on a resume? What you should include in a cover letter? What resources are available to help you with your job/internship search? This workshop will help answer these questions and much more. Feel free to bring a resume draft or postings that are of interest to get concrete suggestions on next steps. Opportunities for one-on-one follow-up are also available. Led by Jacqueline Rose (, Career Advisor at Bard College.

Monday, April 8, 2019 | 12:15-1:15 pm | Seminar Room

Public Speaking

Does the thought of speaking in front of a room full of people strike fear into your heart? You are not alone! But effectively presenting your research in public whether at symposia, in lectures, or in conference settings is an important skill. This workshop, led by Jeffrey Collins, will help you prepare for public speaking in academic settings.

Thursday, April 11 |  1:15-1:15 pm | Seminar Room