One of the values CEHS espouses is dedication to excellence. Another is valuing community. On April 12 CEHS faculty/staff gathered at the Sheldon Museum of Art to salute this year's faculty, staff, and student award recipients in CEHS. Each one is an example of excellence in teaching, research, creative work, engagement, mentoring as well as dedication to supporting the CEHS mission.
Staff Award Jim Benes-SSC Ben Lennander-CEHS Business Team
Outstanding Teaching Award Jennifer Johnson Jorgensen-TMFD Deryl Hatch-EDAD Natalie Williams-CYAF
Dr. Jennifer Jorgensen, Assistant Professor in the department of Textiles Merchandising & Fashion Design has been selected as one of three recipients of the 2019 College of Education and Human Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award. The committee was impressed with her contributions and excellence in teaching. These are already very well known to us in the department, and it’s great to have Jennybeth’s contributions acknowledged by the College.
The Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design is hosting “Crafting Culture: Women and the Business of Textiles in Nebraska,” an exhibition at the Nebraska History Museum, in partnership with the museum and the Asian Community and Cultural Center.
As part of her final master's degree project in Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design, College of Education and Human Sciences, Stephanie Pitcher used body scanning and 3-D printer technology to create avatars of real women.
For as long as she’s loved video games, one question has nagged at Stephanie Pitcher — why, in an industry where nearly half of all players are women, are female avatars not more representative and diverse? Her project can be seen on the second floor of the Home Economics building until Feb. 1, 2019. Check out the full article in Nebraska Today!
Md. Rashaduzzaman, Ph.D. Student in Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design received two awards from the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) on November 9, 2018 at ITAA's annual conference in Cleveland, Ohio. The two awards are "The Lois Dickey Fellowship: Outstanding Continuing Doctoral Student Award 2018" ($1,000 stipend) and "The Sara Douglas Fellowship for Professional Promise: Doctoral Student Award 2018" ($500 stipend).
The College of Education and Human Science’s Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design (TMFD) is participating in “Project Funway,” an annual fundraiser for Fresh Start, a nonprofit that helps homeless women get back on their feet. This is Project Funway’s ninth year, and TMFD students have been involved every year. Through donations, community support and fundraisers, Fresh Start has provided services to homeless women for more than 25 years.
In conjunction with the exhibition Pigment on Cloth: Tradition, Family, and the Art of Indian Pichvai Painting, the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery presents Pankaj Desai on tabla, a leading percussive instrument of the Hindustani or North Indian Classical Music form. This First Friday November 2 performance, accompanied by the sounds of another traditional instrument, the sarangi, will be in the traditional baithak style, wherein the audience and the artist are seated on the gallery floor in an informal and intimate setting.
The Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery will host a lecture on October 14 at 2:00 p.m. in Room 11 of the Home Economics Building on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s East Campus titled “Making the Desert Bloom: Painted Textiles for a Krishna Temple” by Kay Talwar. The lecture is free and open to all and will be followed by a reception in the gallery on the building’s second level.