Students in West Virginia University’s Division of Design and Merchandising will share their work at the 2014 Day of Design from 1p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday (April 25) in Room 122 Agricultural Sciences Annex on the Evansdale Campus.

“This year students have designed and constructed innovative interdisciplinary exhibits that reflect their creativity and commitment to sustainable practices through the use of recycled and repurposed materials,” said Cindy Beacham, associate professor of interior design in the Division.

Additionally students will display their individual creative and academic work as part of their exhibits.

Students in the program’s visual merchandising course will exhibit displays based on work done in the Fashion and Dress through History course.

“Displays will showcase knowledge the students have learned throughout the semester in both courses,” said Nora MacDonald, professor of fashion design and merchandising. “Student teams designed and are building display for decades throughout the 20th century.”

Each display will focus on a historic outfit and a contemporary re-interpretation. Students were challenged to work with and promote a local business, non-profit agency, or educational unit as they developed their display themes. The displays will be open to the public on 1-5 p.m. in the lower lobby of Percival Hall.

The Division of Design and Merchandising, a unit in the WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, offers undergraduate degrees in design studies, fashion design and merchandising and interior design. At the graduate level, students can pursue a Ph.D. in Human and Community Development and a M.S. in Design and Merchandising.



CONTACT: David Welsh, Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design

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