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  • KCAD Announces Regional Winners of 2014 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

    Posted December 20, 2013

    This year, KCAD was once again honored to be one of 115 affiliate nationwide organizations to participate in The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Now in it's 90th year, the competition is the country's oldest and most respected scholarship and recognition program for student achievement in the arts. Read More...

  • Ready. Set. Solve! Teams Announced for Inaugural Wege Prize

    Posted December 9, 2013

    Over the last few months, students from around West Michigan have been networking, collaborating, brainstorming, and strategizing as they worked to build teams for the inaugural Wege Prize competition, which asks teams to work collaboratively and use design thinking principles to solve this year’s wicked problem: creating a circular economy. Read More...

  • Go, Grow, Pro: KCAD Announces Restructure, Expansion of Continuing Studies Programs

    Posted December 5, 2013

    Kendall College of Art and Design, Ferris State University (KCAD) has announced a restructuring and expansion of its Continuing Studies program, aimed at increasing impact by reaching a broader range of the community. As a first step, the Youth, Adult, and Professional programs have all been renamed and redesigned to give each its own identity and mission in concert with the college’s overall brand refresh. Read More...

  • Furniture Design Alumni Win Big at 2013 Pinnacle Awards

    Posted November 22, 2013

    The American Society of Furniture Designers announced the winners of the 2013 Pinnacle Awards on October 22, and five alumni of KCAD’s Furniture Design program were among them, further solidifying the program’s reputation for producing industry leaders. Read More...

  • Digital Media Program Contributes to Documentary

    Posted November 12, 2013

    Digital Media faculty members Bill Fischer and Susan Bonner, through their company, Visualpump, worked over an extensive period of time to create animations for a documentary film, "Lost Boy Home," the story of one of the Sudanese Lost Boy's journey home to find the family he left behind more than 24 years ago. Read More...

  • Art Education Program Chair Cindy Todd Appointed to National Art Education Association Task Force

    Posted November 6, 2013

    Leadership has to evolve in order to remain effective. This is a truth that Kendall College of Art and Design (KCAD) Art Education Program Chair Dr. Cindy Todd has become quite familiar with in her nearly 30 years of involvement with the National Art Education Association (NAEA). Dr. Todd’s extensive experience with the organization at both the state and national levels has resulted in her appointment to a special task force that will work closely with the NAEA’s Board of Directors to review and analyze the organization’s existing leadership strategies and to identify and recommend new program goals, core competencies, and implementation models. Read More...

  • Stair Week: Two Months After Kickoff

    Posted November 6, 2013

    In the light filled atrium lobby and with the stairs as its center piece, the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) played host to a leadership breakfast kickoff on September 3.  Representatives from Kendall College of Art and Design (KCAD), the local chapters of the American Institute of Architects, US Green Building Council, and the International Interior Design Association were on hand to celebrate the inter-sectoral collaboration between health, design and the environment.  Read More...


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