Faculty, Student and Alumni Notes for October 2012

Faculty, Student and Alumni Notes for October 2012
Image courtesy of David Evans.

Image courtesy of David Evans.

Distinguished alumnus David Evans (BEDV 1984) has a new exhibition in Miami opening with a reception on November 3 at the Williams McCall Gallery for the “Silkies of Madagascar.” http://www.williamsmccallgallery.com/

He recently spent his summer directing a documentary on the silk weavers of the Federation Sahalandy in Madagascar and Peace Corps volunteer Natalie Mundy’s journey as they navigate one of the largest international folk art markets in the world.

Read more: “Traditional folk art transforming lives through international art market”


The NCSU Libraries has recognized Associate Professor of Industrial Design Tim Buie with the North Carolina State University Libraries Faculty Award for “contributing consistently and notably to the accomplishment of the Libraries’ mission, vision, and strategic initiatives.” Buie shares the award with Dr. Michael Young from the Computer Science Department this year. Buie received his award during the Friends of the Library Fall Luncheon which took place on October 22 at the McKimmon Center.

The award includes a lifetime membership in the Friends of the Library, name engraved on an NCSU Libraries Faculty Award plague and a special recognition certificate.

For more information visit: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/aboutthelibraries/facultyaward


Professor of Graphic Design Meredith Davis, an AIGA medalist, took part in a live discussion hosted by AIGA on the topic of “What should a design education provide?” Davis spoke with AIGA Executive Director Ric GrefĂ© to “discuss AIGA’s position on the competencies that should be taught in design baccalaureate degree programs.” For more background info visit: “Evolving Expectations for Design Education.”


Art + Design graduate student Jamie Andrews was chosen by InPrint Magazine (Issue Eight) for their “Student Under the Spotlight” section. View her work online at: http://issuu.com/inprintmagazine/docs/inprint-mag.com beginning at page 58. Andrews will also have a film included in the upcoming show and exhibition “A Life, Still” at the NC Museum of Art in November.


“Footprints” taking “The Walk of the Immigrants” on the road. Recent Graphic Design alumnus Saul Flores wants to start a national traveling exhibit that teaches cultural empathy through images. Check out how you can make it happen! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/iamsaul/footprints-1


Alumna Dr. Shelley Gruendler (BEDV 1994) was interviewed in Communication Arts Magazine: http://www.commarts.com/insights/fantastic-chaotic.html She is a typographer, designer, educator and is the founder of TypeCamp.


Alumnus Todd Childers (BEDV 1986), who is an associate professor of graphic design at Bowling Green State University presented at the Typo SHIFT Graphic Design Conference in May 2011 in Berlin, Germany sponsored by Fontshop.


MassArts officially inaugurates new president and College of Design alumna Dawn Barrett. http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/roxbury/2012/10/mass_art_to_welcome_new_president.html


See a sneak peak of what faculty and students at the College of Design in partnership with the Computer Science Department at NC State and the new Hunt Library are working on for the upcoming opening of the Hunt Library. DESIGN + CSC + NEW TECHNOLOGY = MAGIC.


Did you miss BASH or CAM Raleigh’s Fright at the Museum?

Photo by Arsalan Abbasi.

Photo by Arsalan Abbasi.

Check out pictures from BASH and CAM’s Halloween event on Facebook at: BASH via Design Council and via CAM Raleigh.


School of Architecture partners with Habitat for Humanity. http://www2.hickoryrecord.com/news/2012/oct/14/custom-designs-habitat-homes-hickory-ar-2692773/


Miss out on the kick-off meeting for the “Uncovering Southwest Raleigh” project? With close to 200 participants, it was a spectacular kick-off led by Dr. Celen Pasalar, assistant dean for research and extension and Art Rice, associate dean for graduate studies and international studies.

Check out the flickr album below.