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October 7, 2013

Message from the Department Head

Welcome back to the faculty and students who were in Dallas and Chicago last week! We look forward to hearing more about each of the firms visited and facilities toured at the Pecha Kucha-style event in the Pierce Commons on October 15. We so appreciate the learning that comes from each of the visits, and the time of each of our alumni who make these visits so meaningful.

Check out the article in the K-State Today regarding the internship exhibit.

News and Events

A huge congratulations to Josef Lang, we had a note from DIS: Each summer semester we recognize one outstanding student in each discipline (architecture, interior architecture, urban design, graphic design and furniture design) with an Award of Academic Excellence. The awards are given to students who have distinguished themselves through diligence, commitment, academic performance, and ideally a student who contributes to a positive, collaborative learning environment in class.

I am pleased to inform you that Kansas State University student, Josef Lang, was awarded the Furniture Design in Metal Academic Excellence Award for the Summer 2013 semester. He was one of seven (out of 141 total students) to receive the DIS Design Excellence Award. We are very proud of Josef and this great achievement and hope you will join us in congratulating him.

Please join me in congratulating Josef, and thanking him for representing us so very well!

Contribute Content

Call for Content for Fall 2013 issue of IDEC Exchange:

We  invite you to submit content to the Fall 2013 issue of IDEC Exchange, content can be based around the issue's theme or other news worthy information (regional news, awarded PhD, research grants, publications, competition results...). Information for the Fall 2013 issue should be submitted by October 11, 2013. All news, stories, and information can be submitted via email to newsletter@idec.org.

Mock Interview Schedule

Fourth and fifth year students are encouraged to participate in the 2013 Mock Interviews that will be held on October 21 in the K-State Alumni Center, 8:00a.m. – 7:00p.m. (IAPD Faculty Contact for Mock Interviews: Donna Fullmer)
Several events lead up to the actual Mock Interview:
Oct. 14 Walk-In Resume Critiques 11:30a.m. – 1pm at the top of the Pierce Commons
Oct. 15 Sign-Up Day 5th year students & committee members may choose one interview 11:30a.m. – 1p.m. (top of the Pierce Commons)
Oct. 16 Sign-Up Day - Sign-Up Day 4th year students may choose one interview and 5th year students may choose a second interview, 11:30a.m. – 1p.m. (top of the Pierce Commons)
Oct. 21 Mock Interview Day (K-State Alumni Center), business dress required


You are cordially invited to attend the celebration dinner this Tuesday Evening (October 8) at 5:30 being held in the Pierce Commons. This celebration is being held to honor and celebrate the successful completion of the the two exhibition projects: the exhibition titled "In the Land of a Thousand Buddha" in the William T. Kemper Gallery, and "The Spiritual Wonder" project for the Beach Museum of Art, which our IAPD students and faculty members accomplished in September.

These two projects, in true sense embodied the spirit of camaraderie, collaboration and excellent team work. This celebration event salutes all the collaborators and participants who contributed in making these two events a great success. Please join us tomorrow in honoring these students' talents and hard work and faculty members' dedication to our students. Click here for more information.

Field Trips

The photo in the header as well as that above illustrates activities engaged by the 4th year students in Chicago. Fred Schmidt, Perkins + Will Principal and Global Corporate Interiors Practice Chair is shown here with our students.

Dates to Remember

Oct 8 Thank you reception for Beach Night of Wonder at 5:30PM in Pierce Commons
Oct 10 IAPD Faculty Meeting in 202F 11:30-12:30
Oct 14-15 Igor Siddiqui here for IAPD
Oct 14 Igor Siddiqui presentation in Pierce Commons 4:30
Oct 14 Charles Marohn (LARCP) lecture in the Little Theatre at 4:00PM
Oct 15 Pecha Kucha presentations of Field Trips in the Pierce Commons 5:30-7:30PM (dinner provided)
Oct 17 IAPD Faculty Meeting in 202F 11:30-12:30
Oct 17-18 SW IDEC Regional Conference
Oct 18 "The 4th Annual IAPD Great Pumpkin Carving Design Event" 2:00-5:00 Seaton Court Courtyard
Oct 24 IAPD Faculty Meeting in 202F 11:30-12:30
Oct 25-26 MW IDEC Regional Conference
Oct 31 IAPD Faculty Meeting in 202F 11:30-12:30
Nov 9 APDesign Research Symposium

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