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April 28, 2014

Message from the Department Head

Last week, I was fortunate to attend a symposium sponsored by IFI (International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers) focused on policy, design, and the economy. I'll share more about the symposium in the near future, and you can access IFI at this link: 

This week I will officially take office as President for IDEC and am so pleased to be able to serve the IDEC membership in this capacity. The role of education to the profession cannot be underestimated, and in addition to providing the foundation of professional knowledge, design educators are additionally acknowledged by students for igniting a passion for design in them. Design educators who belong to IDEC have opportunities to network, present scholarly and creative work in a rigorous and competitive environment, and learn best practices from excellent educators from across North America.

As we progress toward the semester's end, please be vigilant about your personal health and wellbeing. The IAPD Student Council has activities planned to help you in this regard. Keep your energy high, and continue to do your best work in a focused manner. 

News and Events

Student Council Safety Week

This week IA Student Council presents: Safety Week! Be sure to look out for safety tips regarding your physical and mental health around Seaton Hall and check out some of the events happening:

Tuesday - Massages in Pierce Commons from 7-10pm! Sign up for a slot in the IAPD office, $8 for 10 minutes.

Wednesday - Get a campus tour with the one and only Matt Spaniol! Tour will begin at 10pm from the SE steps of Seaton, free glow sticks for those attending.

Thursday - Check out the IAPD crit room all day for movies and nap time!

Advance Distinguished Lecture

Friday, May 2nd ATID Student symposium will host Debra Rowe for her lecture “Sustainability: How YOU Can Make a Difference.” Professor Rowe’s presentation will be on the universal relevance of sustainability to all professions. The presentation will be Friday, May 2 at 10am in the Alumni Center.

Current Projects

Weigel Library: Help Wanted Fall 2014

Do you like searching for answers?  Do you enjoy discovering information?  Do you like helping people?  Are you interested in working in Weigel Library?  A number of student assistants will be needed for the Fall 2014 semester.

The application form is available in Weigel, Seaton 323.    The number of hours typically ranges from 7 to 10 per week.  Students from all four APDesign disciplines are encouraged to apply. 

To be considered for employment a completed application must include a copy of your official KSIS class schedule using the “Weekly Calendar View”.   Applications are due in Weigel Tuesday, May 13.

Hiring decisions will be made during the summer.  Both successful and unsuccessful candidates will be notified of decisions.


Faculty, are you interested in the expansion efforts of Poyntz Ave and downtown? Come to the Library for a talk with the CEO of CIVICPLUS, Ward Morgan, and learn more. Mr. Morgan is responsible for the new Hibachi Hut, the move of 4 Olives plus additional building downtown. Come hear what he has to say at 3 pm today in the Hemisphere Room of the Library.

Summer Elective

How is your portfolio? Do you think it needs work? Donna Fullmer will be co-teaching “Portfolio Design and Job Search Material Preparation” this summer as an elective. Check out the course description  and what you will learn!

Involvement Opportunities

Library Survey

In an attempt to learn what kinds of research preferences IAPD students and faculty have, the K-State Libraries would like Faculty and Students to take this survey . This survey will be used to assess format preferences for the department.


April 28 - Ward Morgan Talk - Library Hemisphere Room - 3 pm
May 2 – Advance Distinguished Lecture – Alumni Center – 10 am
May 2 -APDesign Ice Cream Social - Pierce Commons - 3:30-5pm
May 7  - ENVD Review - 202F - 8am-12pm
May 8 - 5th year Final Review - Seaton 104 - 9:30am - 7pm
May 9 - ENVD Review - 202F - 8am-12pm
May 9 - 5th year Final Review - Seaton 104 - 8am-5:30pm
May 12 - 5th year Reception/Celebration at KCDC, 3:30-6:30
May 13 – 5th Year Cookout – Tuttle Creek State Park Shelter #4 – 4pm-8pm
May 17 – APDesign Commencement