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Appalachian design students take home awards at international competition

By Meghan McCandless

BOONE, N.C.—Four seniors enrolled in the Department of Applied Design’s Interior Design Program at Appalachian State University have received top honors in the Planning and Visual Education (PAVE) 2016 Student Design Competition.

Appalachian State University furniture design students named ‘Rising Stars’ by professional association

By Meghan McCandless

BOONE, N.C.—Nicole Long and Ellis Frederick, both seniors in the Department of Applied Design at Appalachian State University, were recognized as “Rising Stars” by the Carolinas chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA). Fourteen awards were presented to students from across the Carolinas on Nov. 9 at the annual Night of Luminaries event in High Point.

Appalachian State University hosts “Power of Design 16”

By University Communications

BOONE—Students, faculty and the general public are invited to kick off “Power of Design 16” by attending a reception and panel discussion at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 6 in the Valborg Theatre at Appalachian State University.

Appalachian students again take home top honors at SOURCE Awards

BOONE—Appalachian State University students Elizabeth Hundley, Megan Everhart and Kaitlyn Hutchens have been named SOURCE Awards winners for their conceptual lighting design projects in power management company Eaton’s 39th annual lighting design competition. This marks the third year in a row that a student from the university has taken home the top honor, and the second year that all three winners have been Appalachian students.

Appalachian student Kasia Sweeny to receive Celia Moh Scholarship

BOONE—Appalachian State University student Kasia Sweeny of Hamilton, New Jersey, has been selected to receive the Celia Moh Scholarship for the 2016-17 academic year.

Sweeny is a senior majoring in industrial design with a concentration in furniture. The scholarship will pay for Sweeny’s tuition, room and board, books and fees for the 2016-17 school year.

CIDA reaffirms Interior Design program accreditation

BOONE—The Council of Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), a non-profit organization that accredits post-secondary design programs in the United States and Canada, has reaffirmed accreditation of the Appalachian State University interior design program in the College of Fine and Applied Arts. As one of just six accredited interior design programs in the state, the reaffirmation means that the program meets quality standards recognized by the profession.

Appalachian’s Apparel Design and Merchandising Showcase to be held April 24

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Apparel Design and Merchandising program will host its annual showcase Sunday, April 24, at 4 p.m. in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for general admission.

Student industrial designers thrive at Appalachian

BOONE—End-of-semester projects in the industrial design program at Appalachian State University have names like Flow, Sip and Sprout, Cinnaway and Hollo Band.

The work of senior students in the product design studio is a culmination of their experiences in the product design concentration within the Department of Applied Design’s industrial design program.

Whiskytree founder talks about design, creativity

BOONE—From his time as a production assistant at Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light & Magic to owning his own visual effects company, Jonathan Harb says it’s the basics he learned in high school and college that are tools of his success.