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February 3, 2014

Attention 5th Year Students

Are you planning to walk across the stage this spring, receive your diploma and join the working world? In order to do this, please remember to apply for graduation. Please complete the following forms by February 7th (this Friday) to Lisa Last in Seaton 213.

1) Complete the undergraduate course completion plan
2) Complete the request for graduation clearance form
3) Apply for Graduation in KSIS

If you have questions, please contact Lisa Last (llast@k-state.edu).

News and Events

2014 Ph.D. Student Colloquia

Presentations for doctoral candidates will be taking place over the next month and everyone is invited to participate in the presentations. All presentations will be held in Seaton 104 at 4pm.

• Feb. 4 – Tulu Toros
• Feb. 11 – Philip Omunga
• Feb. 18 – Kevin Rooney
• Feb. 25 – Katie Burke
• Mar. 4. – Calayde Davey
• Mar. 11 – Nancy Mahaney

Weigel Resources

Weigel library has recently acquired new material resources (these are resources recommended by IAPD Advisory Board member Andrea Nelson at Herman Miller, Inc) for your use. Each expands our resources related to materials, materiality, and manufacturing (as well as being beautiful and interesting reading).

• Making It: Manufacturing Techniques for Product Design 2nd edition
• Material Matters: New Materials in Design - transferred from Hale to Weigel
• Materiology: The Creative Industry's Guide to Materials and Technologies
• Material Design: Informing Architecture by Materiality
• Materials and Design, Third Edition: The Art and Science of Material Selection in Product Design 2nd edition is available as electronic resource
• Manufacturing Processes for Design Professionals
• Material World 3: Innovative Materials for Architecture and Design

Faculty Exhibit Submissions

The faculty show in Chang Gallery is scheduled for February 10 to February 28. If you are interested in being part of the exhibit, please send Thomas Jackson an e-mail (tjackson@ksu.edu) with the title of your work and the specs/needs for display.


Dave Richter-O’Connell's poster submission “Heartwood: Exploring the Connections between the Designing and Making of Wooden Furniture and the Resulting Perceived Spiritual Rewards” was double-blind peer-reviewed for acceptance and the abstract accompanying his submission will be published in the Conference Proceedings for EDRA45NewOrleans. Congratulations!


Digifabulous Competition

The University of Minnesota Regis Center for Art is holding a national competition for students and professionals alike. The exhibition will focus on works that are either wholly or partially digitally fabricated and should relate to the fields of Fine Art and Design, or anywhere in-between. Work will be on display at the University of Minnesota from March 25 – April 5. The deadline for submission is February 18th and for more information, click here.

Woodworking Competition

Super “WOOD” Bowl turning contest is now open for entries. Enter photos of your lathe turned bowl for a chance to win a number of prizes. See more information about rules and regulations here.


The Sylvan R. Shemitz memorial scholarship is being awarded to a student who demonstrates creativity, vision and knowledge in the field of architectural lighting. The total scholarship will be $2,500. For information on how to apply, please see here .

Fellowships and Grants

FY 2015 DCE Opportunities

Faculty, the Division of Continuing Education has released their request for proposals for program development grants. Funds from the grant will be used to support faculty and staff in the development of online courses and programs, new conferences and research related to distance education. Deadline for submissions is Friday, March 7th. If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, meet with Kathy prior to developing your full proposal.

FDA and USRG Proposal Call

Faculty, the office of Research and Sponsored Programs is accepting proposals for the Spring 2014 FDA (Faculty Development Award) and USRG (University Small Research Grant). Deadline for application is March 3rd, click here for details. Please take advantage of this opportunity to support your creative and scholarly work.

Involvement Opportunities

Teaching in Italy

Faculty, if you are interested in applying to teach in Italy for spring 2015, the deadline for applications is February 7th (Friday). Completed applications should be sent to Lynn Ewanow in Seaton 212. Please refer here  for program information.


Monday Feb 3 - 1st year program applications due
Friday Feb 7 – Graduation Application Materials due for 5th Year Students
Friday Feb 7 – IIDA Portfolios & Professionals – 1-5 – 360 Architecture (KC)
Thursday Feb 20 – IAPD Faculty Meeting – 11:30-1 pm – Seaton 202F
Thursday Feb 20-Friday Feb 21 – IIDA Student Conference Houston, TX
Monday Feb 24 – Ekdahl lecture (ARCH) delivered by Laurie Hawkinson at 4:00PM in the Little Theatre
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