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May 5, 2014

Message from the Department Head

As you can see in the header images, the end of semester is near and students are working diligently to assure that their design intent carries through to their final presentations. Our 4th year students who are participating in KCDC Studio, Internships, and Study Abroad are also nearing the completion of their experiences and we look forward to their return this Fall. For 5th year, this will be a bittersweet week, finalizing projects and associated products, final reviews on Thursday and Friday, and the realization of the end of this academic career.

As you finalize the work in each of the studios and vacate the space, please note the following cleanup activities that must occur. Each student must clean their area of trash and dispose of those items they no longer need or want in appropriate ways (to the recycling or trash areas). All personal items should be removed so that the area is the same as when the semester began. It is disrespectful to expect others to clean up for us. 

I wish for each of you a successful finish to this eventful semester!

News and Events

5th Year Final Review

Come see the results of a full academic year of research and design by the IAPD 5th year class during their final review this Thursday and Friday. Thursday review times occur from 9:30am to 7pm in Seaton 104, and Friday review times are from 8am to 5pm in Seaton 207 (McGraw Room). Check out the schedule of presentations and plan to attend as many as possible. All are invited to attend these reviews!

Faculty Honors

Congratulations to Professor Richer-O’Connell who will receive the Commerce Bank Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award today. Read more about it here!

Thank You

Rarely does a project come to fruition by the efforts of one person, and while professors are very appreciated in the development of students and their work, others also play an integral role. Shaun Troyer has assisted many of you with attaining a successful project, whether through his teaching of welding, metalwork, or finish work on your project or through mentoring you through the various processes. Thank you Shaun!


Summer Employment

If you are planning to be in Manhattan over the Summer and are looking for a parttime position, apply to work for APDesign. There are a number of projects that occur each summer in studios and elsewhere that require students working to accomplish. Hours may vary between 8-20 per week. If interested, contact Kathy Ankerson at ankerson@ksu.edu and attach a resume along with an expression of your interest.


Bag Design Competition

The GLO Bags, LLC  is a company that designed the perfect gym bag and now is looking to design the perfect school bag. Anyone who is interested, check out this flyer and contest rules .

Involvement Opportunities

APDesign Ambassador

APDesign is looking for new Ambassadors for the 2014-15 school year. Ambassadors give tours and participate in recruitment events and promote APDesign across campus. We hope you consider becoming an APDesign ambassador. Find more information here or contact Susan Lannou.


May 6 – Theory of Product Design Final Crit – Seaton 207 – 1-2:30
May 7  - ENVD Review - 202F - 8am-12pm
May 7 – 2nd Year Final Review – Seaton 207 – 1:30-5:30
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 – KCDC – 3:30-6:30
May 13 – 5th Year Cookout – Tuttle Creek State Park Shelter #4 – 4pm-8pm
May 15 – IAPD Commencement Rehearsal – McCain Auditorium – 3pm-5pm
May 17 – APDesign Commencement – 10am

Josef Lang's Award-Winning Chair will be exhibited soon in this New York City event: