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Southern HS Visits SU
Southern High School students visit Stevenson University for a design workshop

Students from Southern High School in Anne Arundel County traveled to Stevenson's School of Design to participate in a workshop led by professor Inna Alesina. Using household materials such as cereal boxes, pool noodles and paper towel rolls, each student was tasked with creating a prototype to solve a challenge they were given. They were encouraged to think past existing solutions and rather consider the properties of the materials for their designs. This open-ended prompt inspired students to think outside the box and have some hands-on fun in the process.

Students use different materials for solutions
Different materials were combined to create their prototypes

Students work on their inventions
Students brainstormed and bounced ideas off of each other for their solutions

School of Design at Fan Fare
The School of Design had fun at Fan Fare during Homecoming 2015.

Faculty, staff, students, alumni and families enjoyed Fan Fare in the School of Business parking lot before the Homecoming football game. Fans packed the area to socialize and enjoy food, games and giveaways to show their Stevenson pride.

The School of Design tent was busy all morning dishing out nachos, raising money for Socktober, and of course handing out the highly desired "School of Design Rocks" foam fingers to excited fans!

Foam Fingers
Our foam fingers were popular among fans and were snatched up quickly.

SOD Alumni at Fan Fare
We love seeing the familiar faces of alumni!

Soctober at Fan Fare
Every dollar given towards Socktober bought a pair of socks for the men at the Helping Up Mission in Baltimore.

Serving nachos at Fan Fare
Nachos, salsa and cheese—a tailgating favorite!

See more pictures of the event taken by Professor Chris Reed on flickr.

Fall 2015 Town Hall
Students and faculty engaged in AVCD's Fall 2015 Town Hall on Friday, October 23rd

The AVCD department hosted their Fall 2015 Town Hall in the School of Design on Friday. Faculty and students from freshmen to seniors came out for group advising sessions, portfolio review tips, answers to their questions, raffles, and of course plenty of pizza!

Group Advising at Town Hall
Faculty led group advising sessions to prepare for upcoming class registration

Discussions at Town Hall
Students had the chance to give suggestions for study abroad opportunities, visiting artists, and more

Peer Advisors at Town Hall
Senior VCD students and AIGA Officers answered their peers' questions

FIN exhibition
Boyang Hou's exhibition, FIN

Terence Hannum wrote another review for BmoreArt, a Baltimore-based creative online journal discussing unique local artworks. Here he examines Boyang Hou’s exhibition FIN at Lease Agreement. Hannum will now be a regular contributor for BmoreArt; congratulations!

Read the review of FIN.

Interested in reading more? Check out one of his past reviews too.

Unmaking Waste Conference
Professors Inna Alesina and Lori Rubeling join other participants from around the world to present at the Unmaking Waste 2015 Conference

AVCD faculty, Inna Alesina and Lori Rubeling presented their paper, The Medium is the Message: Reinvesting in Environments and Communities Changes Habits – Station North Arts and Entertainment District Case Study, at the Unmaking Waste conference, University of South Australia, Adelaide on May 23, 2015.

80 delegates from across the globe shared exhibitions, research, sustainable pedagogies and publications that address un-making waste. The conference theme, Redefining waste as value, was explored in four organizing themes: value-centered practices and processes; designing sustainable organizational structures; economies and markets; and design methodologies.

To explore these topics you can go to the conference proceedings micro site: Unmaking Waste 2015

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