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Weather Alert: SCAD Atlanta to operate on late start Feb. 26

Due to inclement weather, SCAD Atlanta will open for students, faculty and staff on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 11 a.m. Classes scheduled 8 – 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 26 will be rescheduled for Friday, March 6 . SCAD Atlanta transportation will resume operations on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 10:45 a.m., weather permitting. SCAD dining services will operate in the Hub on the weekend schedule tomorrow; 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., and for dinner. Continue to monitor your email, cell phones, the SCAD Twitter feed and the blog.

UPDATED Weather Alert: SCAD Atlanta to be closed on Feb. 25

UPDATED: Feb. 25 For SCAD Atlanta students who wish to attend the SCAD Career Fair on Friday, Feb. 27 but have been affected by rescheduling of the Feb. 25 classes, please email careersatl@scad.edu with the subject line "Missing class for career fair in Savannah" by Thursday, Feb. 26 at 5:30 p.m. Once we receive your email, faculty will contact you with an alternative make-up date. Due to anticipated inclement weather, SCAD Atlanta will be closed on Wednesday, Feb. 25 and resume operations on Thursday, Feb. 26, weather permitting.

Virtual reality for all

A thick envelope carrying a letter of acceptance was once the most exciting thing a college bound student could anticipate receiving in the mail. But virtual reality is changing that, and much more. For 5,000 students accepted by Savannah College of Art and Design, a package containing VR goggles may just have upstaged their acceptance letter.

In honor of Fashion Week: career advice from Oscar de la Renta

The debut of Peter Copping’s first collection as creative director of Oscar de la Renta at New York Fashion Week reminds us of the designer’s timeless advice to students of the industry. During his 2001 visit to Savannah College of Art and Design to accept the André Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award, Mr. de la Renta emphasized the importance of fresh ideas.

At SCAD Savannah bikes know no season

Got spring? No doubt, our friends up North are asking that. Winter will endure for a good while longer, but when it comes to commuting to and from classes at Savannah College of Art and Design, it is eternal spring.  That's because in a recent university survey, roughly 30 percent of SCAD Savannah students said they cycle daily or weekly. That’s compared to two percent for the general population of commuters in Savannah and the national average of just over one percent. Can’t say that we blame you, New England.

Beyond Google Glass: Geoffrey Beene scholarship winner makes wearable tech beautiful

Imagine a high-end piece of jewelry whose materials – the finest silver and semi-precious stones - elegantly camoflauge a host of technology designed to maximize your personal performance. Haven’t you seen this somewhere? The MICA bracelet at Barney’s? Tory Burch for Fitbit? No.

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from the SCAD blog! It has been a pleasure throughout the year to share your stories and your work, work like you’ll see enclosed from our talented students and alumni. The blog’s mission is to share the best in art and design. Thanks for making it so easy and for submitting your art for inclusion in our card. Best wishes in 2015, and keep us 'posted'.     "Limerick" Annie Tyner, graphic design and illustration

Submit your art for Thread's holiday card

We're making a list of our favorite holiday-inspired art by our talented student body at Savannah College of Art and Design. Students, submit an original work that captures the festivity of the season to blog@scad.edu by 12 a.m. EST on December 22 for a chance to be featured in the blog's second annual holiday card.

Congratulations, graduates! SCAD commencement in pictures.

Here's to the 413 new alumni from Savannah College of Art and Design who graduated in the university's 35th commencement ceremonies. We agree with Academy Award-winning screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher's characterization of you as individuals and as a class: you are brilliant 'containers of gifts that you will share with the world.' Please keep us posted on all that you do.

Shanghai Fashion Week through student eyes

Sixty-five students from Savannah College of Art and Design in Hong Kong recently traveled to Shanghai Fashion Week and Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, the second largest fabric fair in the world.

Here's to a successful fall quarter

We’ve just wrapped up our first week of an already life-changing quarter. We wanted to recap everything that’s happened and mention a few of the things to look for in the coming months.

SecureCampus: a new level of safety

SCAD is adding another tool to our public safety strategy when we launch the SecureCampus network, a gunfire detection system. SecureCampus will cover a two-square-mile area in downtown Savannah, Georgia, with an array of sensors  — exterior and interior — that identifies the specific audio frequency created only by gunfire. John Buckovich, director of security for the SCAD Department of Public Safety, says this new tool can give the entire SCAD community more certainty in their safety.

‘Advocate yourself’: Dyer uses social media, tenaciousness to seek dreams

She was following her dream. She “worked her butt off for it.” Then she was told she didn’t make the cut. When junior Lindsay Dyer (B.F.A. advertising) came to the Savannah College of Art and Design it was because it was one of the few schools that offered a bachelor’s degree in advertising and a collegiate equestrian program. But pursuing both didn’t come easy.

To help save the endangered, SCAD alumni unite at Elephant Parade in Hong Kong

Illegal ivory poaching and vast deforestation has plunged the population of Asian elephants to dangerous lows. Roughly 50,000 of their kind are left in the world, according to several international conservation reports. The outlook on their long-term survival is grim, with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature placing them on the endangered Red List and some predicting the species will be extinct in the wild as soon as 2050.

SCAD alumna Heidi Elnora turns bridal fashion skills into TLC show

Heidi's Build-a-Bride collection landed her in Nordstrom bridal suites and drew brides from as far away as Dubai to her shop in Alabama.

Updated SCAD Savannah Alert: Hurricane Arthur

Updated July 3: Arthur is now a Category 1 hurricane positioned east of Savannah, Georgia. The nearest significant impact to land is expected to occur in Charleston, South Carolina, which is beginning to feel the effects of Arthur’s outer bands. Models calculate landfall on July 4 near North Carolina's Outer Banks, however, tropical storm warnings are currently in place 20 miles off the coast of Savannah, and marine warnings and rip current warnings will remain in place at least until tonight. Beachgoers should use extreme caution due to the potential for rip currents.

The future of preservation: Will a new generation take up the cause?

Growing up, I regularly thumbed through family photo albums. This ritual of navigating the worn, yellowing pages of images, as if I were traversing history, was eye opening. The photos contextualized my place in that history. So I panic when I think that my daughter may not experience that same sense of belonging because these physical signposts do not exist for her to explore, at least not in a form that she can touch or feel, except to swipe at them on the screens of the devices behind which they’re trapped.

How to get into the video game industry

Updated June 12: Savannah College of Art and Design’s team “Prisma” won the 2014 E3 College Game Competition.

Landmark moment for SCAD graduates in Hong Kong

It was a milestone for Savannah College of Art and Design's 35-year history when its first graduating class from Hong Kong walked across the commencement stage.

Au revoir, Lacoste!

Joining their peers in Savannah and Hong Kong, students studying at Savannah College of Art and Design in Lacoste finished out spring quarter by hosting their own version of the Sidewalk Arts Festival for families and children throughout the region.