News

21 Mar 2011    

Qingdao University Associate Professor in TCD as Visiting Scholar

Associate Professor Qin de Qing, TCD Visiting Scholar from Qingdao University, China

Associate Professor Qin de Qing ("Gina"), Vice Dean in the Department of Textile and Fashion Design at Qingdao University in China, recently settled into TCD as a visiting scholar for a semester-long residency. Professor Qin's research and creative work emphasizes fiber art and the transformation of specific fabrics into 3-d structural forms, and this will be the area on which she focuses during her time on the UNL campus.

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22 Feb 2011    

Addressing the Body: Lessons in Quilting; February 21 - March 18, 2011

Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery presents new exhibit, Addressing the Body: Lessons in Quilting, February 21 - March 18, 2011.

Dessert Reception - free and open to the public: Friday, February 25, 5:30-8:00 pm.  (In conjunction with the College of Education and Human Sciences School House Supper and Evening of Fun.)

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09 Feb 2011    

Save America's Treasures Grant Awarded to IQSC & M

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has announced nine Save America’s Treasures grants, including a $25,000 award to TCD’s International Quilt Study Center & Museum. Save America’s Treasures makes critical investments in the preservation of our nation’s most significant and endangered cultural treasures, which illustrate, interpret, and embody the great events, ideas, and individuals that contribute to America’s history and culture.

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08 Feb 2011    

Winter Welcome

LOOSE THREADS has been on a bit of a hiatus since the Fall semester but as we settle comfortably into the Spring 2011 schedule, department activity is picking up momentum once again, and our occasional blogspot likewise. Undergraduate students led by editor-in-chief Rachel Jensen began the new semester with the publication of the 5th THIS SEASON 'zine, featuring the latest in fashion and accessories available at local retailers and online merchants. This student produced magazine never fails to generate excitement and interest in the local fashion scene, and puts our students' diverse talents on display for the campus and community.

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18 Jan 2011    

Indian Textiles and Costumes: Perspectives and Potential exhibition open

Indian Textiles and Costumes: Perspectives and Potential opened on Tuesday, January 18 and continues on exhibition at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery through February 11, 2011. Traditional Indian handcrafted textiles and their use in Indian costumes and everyday life provided the foundation for exploration and design development for the work presented in the exhibition.

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21 Oct 2010    

Panhandle Slim President Jeffrey Hochster Visits TCD

On Friday October 15, 2010, the department welcomed Mr. Jeffrey Hochster, President of Westmoor Mfg Co of Fort Worth, Texas, and the parent company of western wear purveyors Panhandle Slim [http://www.panhandleslim.com/]. Mr. Hochster toured our facilities, met with faculty and students to provide us with an overview of his company's business and market, and met with students to discuss the state of the industry today, the company’s internship and employment opportunities, and the skill sets that Westmoor seeks in interns and prospective employees.

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09 Sep 2010    

THIS Season Fall '10 now in print!

The fifth edition of the TCD student-produced 'zine THIS Season is now available at various locations around the department and the campuses. Coinciding with New York FASHION WEEK, the publication highlights some of the latest fashion trends as seen in local boutiques including Tsuru, Stella, The Black Market, Anonymous and Blu Velvet, and also features work by TCD grads including Pretty Good Things' creator and TCD visiting lecturer Mary Pattavina.

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09 Sep 2010    

Governor Heineman Declares October Textiles Month

Governor Dave Heineman has declared October "Textiles Month" in acknowledgment of the choice by the Textile Society of America to hold its biennial symposium here in Lincoln, under the sponsorship of TCD and the College of Education and Human Sciences. Professor Wendy Weiss and Dr. Diane Vigna, co-chairs of the conference, have been working tirelessly over the last two years in planning toward this event.

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16 Aug 2010    

TCD Students and Faculty Participate in First China Study Tour

TCD China Study Tour Participants with Apparel and Textile Students from Donghua University, Shanghai

Thirty UNL students, most from the Department of Textiles, Clothing and Design, and six faculty returned on May 27 from a twelve day trip to Shanghai and neighboring textile and apparel production centers in Suzhou and Wuxi. The trip was one of three 2010 UNL Global Gateways projects, with underwriting provided through the Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs that supported twenty student scholars and three faculty fellows.

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16 Aug 2010    

Dr. Shubha Bennur Joins the TCD Faculty

TCD is happy to welcome Dr. Shubha Bennur, Assistant Professor of Merchandising, who joins our faculty this semester. Dr. Bennur received her Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University earlier this summer, with a specialization in Apparel Merchandising. Her dissertation topic, From Apparel Product Attributes to Brand Loyalty: A Cross-Cultural Investigation of U.S. and Indian Consumers Attribute Choices Applying Kano’s Theory, explores and contrasts product preferences and related buying behaviors of American and South Asian consumers.

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