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  • Giving is Always in Fashion: KCAD Fashion Program Named in Honor of Pamella Roland Devos

    Posted October 29, 2013 in Campus, Fashion Studies, Giving

    The Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Kendall College of Art and Design (KCAD) Fashion Studies program has announced the official naming of the program as the Pamella Roland DeVos School of Fashion. The program is named for Pamella Roland DeVos, a Grand Rapids native and president and designer of pamella roland, a renowned international fashion company headquartered in New York City. The naming is in honor of a $1 million gift the Dan and Pamella DeVos Foundation has made to KCAD’s Fashion Studies program, a donation that will help the new program grow and raise its profile around the country and within the industry. Read More...

  • KCAD Collaborates to Apply for 2015 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon

    Posted October 9, 2013 in Campus

    Students and faculty members from Kendall College of Art and Design (KCAD), Ferris State University and Lansing Community College convened on Sept. 26 for a day and a half design charrette intended to shape a group proposal for the 2015 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. The event challenges collegiate teams from around the world to design and build energy-efficient houses that are powered by the sun. The houses are then evaluated over the course of ten “contests”, which include architecture, market appeal, engineering, energy balance and home entertainment, among others. Read More...

  • KCAD to Host The [re]vision Project During ArtPrize 2013

    Posted September 13, 2013 in ArtPrize, Campus

    Beginning Sept. 16, Kendall College of Art and Design will invite Grand Rapids to enter into a conversation about what an urban campus is and what it could become. The [re]vision Project is a truly collaborative design experiment that will temporarily transform the section of Pearl St. between the 17 Fountain building and the Woodbridge N. Ferris building into a dynamic green space that facilitates an organic exchange of ideas about sustainability, design thinking, and the relationship between educational institutions and their surrounding communities. Read More...

  • KCAD Announces New Curator of Exhibitions

    Posted September 12, 2013 in Campus

    In response to the recent expansion of the campus into the Woodbridge N. Ferris building and the subsequent expansion of the exhibitions department, Kendall College of Art and Design (KCAD) has created a new position: Curator of Exhibitions. After a thorough national search, experienced local curator Michele Bosak has been selected to fill the position. Read More...

  • KCAD Announces Hiring of Inaugural Community Arts Advocate

    Posted September 12, 2013 in Campus, Student

    Kendall College of Art and Design (KCAD) has hired Salvador Jiménez as a Community Arts Advocate. In his new role, Jiménez will develop new relationships with multicultural communities that contain underrepresented, under-served and first generation student populations. Additionally, he will be serving as a liaison to multicultural outreach organizations such as the West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology and the Hispanic Center of West Michigan, where he will be making connections and providing networking opportunities to foster these relationships. Read More...

  • KCAD Announces Hiring of Interim Dean

    Posted September 12, 2013 in Campus

    Kendall College of Art and Design (KCAD) has announced that Vic Liptak will serve as Dean of the College on an interim basis while a search for a permanent Dean is conducted. As Dean, Liptak will facilitate open communication throughout the institution and foster meaningful relationships between students, faculty, and administration. Her primary responsibility will be to help balance the KCAD ecosystem to take advantage of opportunities for sustainable growth and enhanced community involvement. Read More...

  • Accredited Where Credit Belongs: KCAD Announces Fashion, Printmaking Accreditation

    Posted August 29, 2013 in Campus, Fashion Studies, Printmaking, Public

    Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) is proud to announce the recent National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) accreditation of both the Fashion Studies and Printmaking programs. The Fashion Studies program is new to the school, while the Printmaking program was previously included in the Drawing program, and is now a stand-alone BFA.This NASAD stamp of approval validates the hard work that faculty members and students have undertaken over the past several years, and will be a solid foundation for future academic growth and integrity. Read More...