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September 30, 2013

Message from the Department Head

Thank you to all who prepared for and participated in our IAPD Advisory Board events last Thursday and Friday! We are fortunate to have Advisory Board members who provide their time, knowledge and insights to help us grow in our understanding of the various facets of the profession our students enter, the knowledge, skills and attributes necessary to succeed in their pursuits, and the advise to help us as we consistently improve our preparation of students.

This week, the third year students are in Dallas accompanied by Professors Dave Richter-O'Connell and Steve Davidson; they will be visiting many firms, showrooms, and installations while there. Fourth year students are in Chicago on their field trip, accompanied by Professors Donna Fullmer and Dustin Headley. In addition to firm visits and tours, they will spend a significant and concentrated time in the Merchandise Mart, hosted by showrooms to dive deeply into new products and inspiration. If you are not already signed up for IAPD Facebook and Twitter, do so now to take advantage of updates from our field trip groups this week!

News and Events

The closing reception for the exhibition "In the Land of a Thousand Buddhas" (exhibit shown in the header above) on Friday was well attended by students, faculty, staff, administrators, Rotary members, IAPD Advisory Board members and other guests.  Funded through an Academic Excellence grant through the Provost’s office, the exhibit was a collaborative effort under the direction of Vibha Jani and including  graduate students Amanda Barker, Kurt Andre, Teresa Siegele and Adam Davenport who designed and installed the exhibition. Dustin Headley and Richard Thompson fabricated the life size Buddha.


Third year students accompanied by Donna Fullmer enjoyed a tour of the newly completed Frontier Farm Credit headquarters by IAPD Alum Ryan Wooldridge, The Clark Enersen Partners. Thank you Ryan for reaching out and offering this opportunity for our students!

Faculty Announcements

If you are interested in offering a FYS or a CAT Community for 2014-2015, Greg Eiselein, Director of K-State First or Lynn Ewanow, Associate Dean, can provide more information as you consider your teaching assignment with your department head.


Share Your Professional Insight & Knowledge!
You are invited to submit a seminar application to be considered for future NeoCon conferences produced by MMPI, a leader in trade show management and production. Submit your application today and share you expertise with the commercial and residential interior design, architecture and facilities planning professionals!

To request an application or for more information, visit www.neocon.com or www.neoconcfp.com or call 312.527.7055.

Have news or an announcement? Send it to IAPD@k-state.edu.

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. 

Involvement Opportunities

Join us Wednesday October 9th from 5:30 to 6:00 in the McGraw room for an internship Q & A session - for Winter, Spring and Summer. A general overview of the internship requirements will be discussed as well as the basics of obtaining an internship. Please bring questions. Also, please remember to attend the workshops this semester associated with Mock Interview. (IAPD Faculty Contact for Mock Interviews: Donna Fullmer)

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. 

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


Additional Dates of Note

Today, Sept 30 Last day to drop without a W
Oct 2 Mid-Crits for Katrina Lewis' 2nd year
Oct 2 Thomas Phifer lecture in the Little Theatre at 4:00PM
Oct 4 APD Golf Tournament
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 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 17-18 SW IDEC Regional Conference
Oct 25 MW IDEC Regional Conference
Oct 31 IAPD Faculty Meeting in 202F 11:30-12:30

Our IAPD Student Council held an Ice Cream Sundae Event the evening of September 25 with great attendance (and enjoyment!):