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APDesign Newsletter 11.15.11


Repairs and installation! During the week of Thanksgiving, the first floor of the Link will be closed for repairs to the linoleum — nails are popping up from the wood below cracking the flooring. Additionally the floor installation people will complete their work with the installation of linoleum of the rest of the bridge area. You will have to go outside between Seaton Court and Seaton Hall during this week.

Lance is taking advantage of the University not having classes Thanksgiving week and is closing all of the shops. They will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18 reopen Monday, Nov. 28 at 8 a.m. Students, please plan your use of the shops accordingly with what you have due in your classes.


Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work at a library? Now’s your chance to find out! Weigel Library is looking for student library assistants for spring 2012.

We are looking for responsible, flexible, and reliable candidates who possess excellent attention to detail, outstanding interpersonal skills, the ability to work independently and take initiative to solve problems. A major consideration will be the applicant’s familiarity with Weigel Library.

Schedules may vary between seven and 15 hours per week and fall within the library operating hours (8 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays and also weekend hours). If you are interested, pick up an application in Weigel Library. Your completed application, including a firm Spring 2012 course schedule, must be returned by Friday, Dec. 2. Employment decisions will be made during winter break.


Best in Show: “Texture” by Lucas Bergstrom

Black & White
2nd: “Barber Shop” by Ashley Shmalberg
3rd. “The Shaper’s Hands” by Kyle Emme

1st: “Sepia Lake” by Andrew Rostek
2nd: “Japanese Garden” by Kylie Harper
3rd: “Tuttle Sunset” by Blake Archer

Exterior Architecture
1st: “Architecture of the Old” by Daniel Grudek
2nd: “Rust” by Yung-Chwn Lin
3rd: “Oh Gehry” by Paul Elmore

Interior & Details
1st: “The Halls of Herman Miller” by Darcy McDonough
2nd: “Cathedral” by Caroline Kroeger
3rd: “Studio Light” by Ethan Merritt

1st: “Xi’an Wedding” by Allen Eckhard
2nd “Abandon” by Elias Logan
3rd “Planners” by Benjamin Chmiel

Juror’s Choice Awards
“San Miniato al Monte” by Kirk Chonis
“Vibrant Future” by Meta
“Tsurro” by Anne Denney 


The MacDowell Colony provides time, space, and an inspiring environment to artists of exceptional talent. A MacDowell Fellowship, or residency, consists of exclusive use of a studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for up to eight weeks. MacDowell Fellows are selected by admissions panels comprised of a revolving group of distinguished professionals in each artistic discipline who serve anonymously for three years. The colony accepts applications from artists working in the following disciplines: architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts. The sole criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence, which the colony defines in a pluralistic and inclusive way. For more information, go to http://www.macdowellcolony.org/. Deadlines are January 15 and April 15, 2012.


Do you like awesome local bands and fighting cancer at the same time? Of course you do! The OC Project is proud to announce the 2nd annual OC Band Fest, Dec. 2 at Kathouse Lounge in Aggieville. T-shirts are on sale ‘til Nov. 17 in Seaton Hall 206 (ask for Elizabeth Draheim.) Buying a t-shirt gets you into the concert for free, however, you can still get in at the door $3 if you’re over 21 and $5 if you’re under 21. Everyone is welcome! All the proceeds go to the Ovarian Cancer Coalalition to spread awareness about Ovarian Cancer and to finding a cure. Hope to see you all there!


Dr. David Stone, associate vice president for research at Northern Illinois University, has written two articles for the Chronicle of Higher Education, “Becoming a Successful Principal Investigator” and “How Your Grant Compares.” These articles introduce the concept of positioning, the idea that there are many things that a faculty member needs to do before he or she considers writing a grant that will heavily determine whether that grant is funded. For this webinar Stone will discuss positioning in greater detail, take questions on how you might best position yourself, and discuss the importance of collaborative tools in facilitating better positioning. 

Date: Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 
Time: 1-2 p.m. CST 
Cost: FREE! 

Register Now! at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/727649126

Free Offer: Attendees of this webinar will receive Dr. Stone’s articles “Becoming a Successful Principal Investigator” and “How Your Grant Compares” 


Please review the spring 2012 final exam schedule at: http://courses.k-state.edu/spring2012/information/xam.htm 

Please note that days/times have changed for section II: Examinations for other courses that begin before 5 p.m. These changes were implemented in order to rotate the exam days each semester and thus more fairly distribute the occurrence of Friday exams.


The fifth World Universities Forum (WUF) will be held in Rhodes, Greece, January 8-10, 2012. Over the past four years, the WUF has developed into a key site for the discussion of the current state of the university and its future possibilities. It has welcomed delegates from dozens of countries around the world, numerous academic disciplines, and a range of professional areas, including research, university administration, business, and policy-making. This year’s WUF will be held in Greece thanks to the generosity and collaborative spirit of the conference host, the University of the Aegean, School of the Humanities.

The 2012 World Universities Forum will feature sessions on a breadth of topics relevant to the university and its prospects. Given the dramatic impact of financial and political crises around world, the WUF will focus significantly on the ways in which these crises are bringing about major changes in the university itself, as well as in its relation to the society. It aspires to initiate a discussion on how we might engage this challenge in productive ways, critically examining long-dominant models of the university and considering new possibilities for the future. This focus is reflected accordingly, in the year’s special theme: “Reinventing the University in a Time of Crisis.”

The WUF welcomes distinguished plenary speakers, all of whom will share their particular insights on this theme, including:

  • Ronald Barnett, University of London, UK

  • Fatma Gök, Bogaziçi University, Turkey

  • Barbara M. Kehm, University of Kassel, Germany

  • António Nóvoa, University of Lisbon, Portugal

  • Marianna Papastephanou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

In addition, the program will feature the panel, “Reinventing the Greek University.” This panel will include, among other key Greek contributors:

  • Chryssi Vitsilaki, University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece

  • Linda Katehi, University of California, Davis, U.S.

  • Mary Kalantzis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.

The 2012 WUF will also include a variety of parallel sessions. We invite you to submit a proposal for one of these sessions, either on the special focus or the broader theme of the WUF: the current state and future role of the university. Details on proposal submission, and other aspects of the conference, are available on the WUF website: http://www.UniversitiesForum.com. We hope you will join us in Rhodes.


The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council announces the posting of the U.S. Forest Service 2012 Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost Share grant program.

Interested parties may download a copy of the application and instructions from www.fs.fed.us/ucf/nucfac

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. EST December 1, 2011.

For more information, contact Nancy Stremple at 202-205-1054 or nstremple@fs.fed.us.


Taking as a starting point the idea that the history of design should be seen as a process of evolution which draws inspiration from all the different parts and arts of the world, Infiniti - an Italian brand in continuous evolution producing chairs, tables, and stools - launches the second edition of the Infiniti Design De-Contest, entitled “Living Everywhere” and aimed at young designers born after 1/1/1972.

It will award projects that best represent one of the five continents, taking inspiration from how they have been portrayed in some internationaly renowned movies. In other words, when creating their designs, designers must use a movie which is set entirely in the continent where they live as their inspiration.

For their projects, designers will be allowed to use any kind of material in the three categories defined in the call for proposals - Europe and Africa, Asia and Oceania, The Americas - according to the movie titles corresponding to each Category.

The purpose of the competition is to award professional contracts to the designers whose work best embodies the theme of this second annual contest. The objects created by the winning designers will be included in the Infiniti Design catalogue and sales rights will be agreed between the company and the designer with a formal professional contract.

An expert panel of judges will select the best projects submitted and will determine a winning project in each category. Winning products will be presented during the Salone del Mobile di Milano 2012.

The closing date for submission of projects is 29 February 2012.

For information and the call for proposals: go to www.infinitidesign.it or email info@infinitidesign.it.