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February 17, 2014

Message from the Department Head

We had some exciting news at the most recent Excom meeting in the college - Dean de Noble reported that the Notice of Requested Architectural Services was published in the Kansas Register - meaning that proposals from architectural firms will be submitted and interviews will occur potentially in late April. Once again, as with the process for interviews of the firms during the programming phase, the interviews will be "open" and you will be able to observe and learn. Many people have been involved in moving this project for Seaton Hall forward and we appreciate it!


Please remember that if you are using spray paint or any spray adhesive to use it only in the paint booth. The booth is there for your use in order to avoid defacing or harming furniture and the building  so please make sure you use it.

News and Events

5th Year Schematic Design Review
This Thursday and Friday (February 20th and 21st), 5th year IAPD students will present their schematic designs leading up to their final project. Each student will have 35 minutes to present to faculty, peers and their professional mentor. For a list of presenters, times and locations, click here!

IDSA Students
The IDSA District Design Conference is being held on April 26th in Chicago for the Midwest District. The theme is Industrial evolution and it will be an exploration of the ways design has revolutionized how we live and work. Early registration continues until March 9th. Interested in going? Find out more information here or talk to Dave Richter-O’Connell.

WANTED: Media Recommendations
Faculty: Maxine is asking for suggestions from APDesign faculty for Weigel Library media purchases.   Dean de Noble has provided funds again this year to upgrade formats and/or to add new titles to our media collection.  This is a great chance for you to have available additional resources for the support and enhancement of your course curriculum.  Please use this opportunity to recommend new titles you want included in our collection to Maxine by the end of February.


Congratulations to Dustin Headley for being selected to receive 5 Intel Galileo Development Boards. These boards are the first generation of Intel produced boards that are compatible with Arduino Micro Controllers.  It's an open source platform on easy to use hardware (intended for designers) for creating interactive environments + objects. If you want more information about them, talk to Dustin. Thank you to Casey Hoeve in the Libraries for bringing this opportunity to our attention in a truly collaborative spirit!


K-State Launch:
Is your idea or concept the Next Big Thing? Is so, check out K-State Launch! K-state Launch is a competition for new, independent student ventures in the concept state or seed stage. This new venture idea competition awards a total of $20,000. Both individuals and teams are encouraged to participate. Find more information here - our Product Design and Furniture Design projects are prime candidates to move forward. IAPD students have had a lot of success with this competition in the past, will you be the next success? Applications are due by February 23rd!

Internships & Employment

Students: IAPD’s website has a secret and we are willing to share it with you! Our department’s website has a password protected page where we will list employment and internship opportunities available to you. We just finished putting the finishing touches on the site and it is now available for you to use as a resource. We will be distributing the username and password to current students soon, so be checking your e-mails.

Interesting Program
Interested in a Mind-Mapping program? This free program is called The Brain. Try it out!


Thursday Feb 20 NO IAPD Faculty Meeting 
Thursday Feb 20-Friday Feb 21 – IIDA Student Conference Houston, TX
Thursday Feb 20-Friday Feb 21 – 5th years Schematic Design Review
Monday Feb 24 – Ekdahl lecture (ARCH) delivered by Laurie Hawkinson at 4:00PM - Little Theatre
Thursday Feb 27–IAPD Faculty Meeting 11:30-1 Seaton 202F
March 6-8 – IDEC National Conference in New Orleans
March 15-23 – Spring Break
Wednesday April 2 – Sally Augustin, Environmental Psychologist 4:00 PM in the Little Theatre
Saturday April 5 – Open House
Monday April 7 – 10 - 3 DesignExpo in the K-State Alumni Center Ballroom
Saturday May 17 – APDesign Commencement