Category Archives: Retail Merchandising

Photos + Video from 2012 College of Design Commencement

"Public interest design starts with a belief in the power of design to transform lives. It's a belief that everyone deserves good design and, in fact, it's a belief that every human being needs good design in order to live their best lives." John Cary (BA Arch '99), 2012 College of Design commencement address Congratulations to our Apparel Design, Architecture, Graphic Design, Housing Studies, Interior Design, Landscape Design and Planning, and Retail Merchandising undergraduate students, along with our Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Design graduate students who received their degrees during commencement on May 12, 2012. 2012 College of Design Commencement College of Design Dean Tom Fisher with commencement speaker John Cary (BA Arch '99)Kate Maple, Assistant Dean of Student Services;…

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Students, Faculty, and Staff Honored for their Contributions to the College

The following students, faculty, and staff were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the College of Design during our annual Honors and Awards event on Friday, May 4, 2012. Student Design and Scholarship Excellence Ben Vandenwymelenberg – Architecture Undergraduate IndividualJeremy Bernardy – Architecture Undergraduate TeamSosethika Chhuth – Architecture Undergraduate Team Michael Jamison – Architecture Undergraduate TeamKaty Kenyon – Architecture Undergraduate TeamNicholas Kramer – Architecture Undergraduate TeamJessica McSherry – Architecture Undergraduate TeamJoshua Miller – Architecture Undergraduate TeamCho Park – Architecture Undergraduate TeamStefanie Perez – Architecture Undergraduate TeamLane Pralle – Architecture Undergraduate TeamRyan Radzak – Architecture Undergraduate TeamDevon Regan – Architecture Undergraduate TeamEmily Richardson – Architecture Undergraduate TeamLindsey Richter – Architecture Undergraduate TeamSamuel Schroeder – Architecture Undergraduate Team Benjawan Sinchai – Architecture Undergraduate TeamJeff…

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Kim Johnson Receives Distinguished Teaching Award

Retail merchandising professor Kim Johnson received the University of Minnesota Senate Committee on Educational Policy’s award for Outstanding Contributions to Postbaccalaureate, Graduate, and Professional Education. The honor recognizes Johnson’s excellence in instruction; instructional program development; intellectual distinction; advising and mentoring; and involvement of students in research, scholarship, and professional development. “Advising and mentoring of students is the aspect of my job that brings me the most joy,” says Johnson. “To be a mentor is to provide the support and encouragement that students need to manage their own learning and to gain confidence in their abilities.”Along with serving as the Retail Merchandising Program Chair since 2002, she’s served on the Senate Judicial Committee and College of Design Curriculum Committee since 2010. Her…

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