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08 Jan 2013    

Zhao, Cai, and Xu awarded AATCC research grants

Three textile science graduate students in the Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design have won three of five student research awards in the national competition of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists' Student Research Support Grants.

The students, mentored by Professors Yiqi Yang and Narendra Reddy, are: Shaobo Cai, AATCC Foundation Student Research Support Grant winner; Helan Xu, AATCC Foundation Student Research Support Grant winner; Yi Zhao, AATCC Foundation Student Research Support Grant winner.

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10 Dec 2012    

TMFD graduate students awarded 2012 Skala Fellowships

TCD Textile Science graduate students Yi Zhao, Shaobo Cai and Helan Xu were among recipients of Agricultural Research Division 2012 awards and fellowships. officially recognized on Tuesday October 30 at the annual Fellowship luncheon in East Campus Union. Zhou, Cai and Xu are recipients of the 2012-2013 John & Louise Skala Fellowships, recognizing outstanding performance as graduate students who are engaged in research for new industrial uses of agricultural products. The award comes with a $5000 stipend applied to the students’ assistantships.

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03 Dec 2012    

Parallel Circuits, an exhibition at the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery

Parallel Circuits, an exhibition running from December 10 to January 18, 2013, at the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery, evolved from the Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design Graduate Seminar course Design Perspectives and Issues. With anemphasis on the evolution of Do It Yourself culture and advancements in technology, students explored the DIY culture examining historical and contemporary texts, including how to instructional magazines, online video tutorials, and personal experimentation.

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26 Nov 2012    

TMFD students present designs in Honolulu competition

Two TMFD students, Yang Yu and Abby Dames, represented the department on Nov. 16 at the ITAA Juried Design Competition in Honolulu.

Their designs looked exciting and richly crafted as theythe models moved along the runway.

The award for top graduate student design went to Yang Yu for her “Mod” suit, created in Line development.

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12 Nov 2012    

Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design raises $8000 for Fresh Start Home

A special thanks and congratulations to those students who contributed to the fundraiser for Fresh Start Home. To the following students: Sarah Pollicky , Armela Naco, Hannah Flores, Sophie Hines, Jennifer Jefferson, Sam Christensen, Jasmine Gaston, Kyler Jasnoch, Nermin Terzic, Anna Mesloh, Adrienne Anderson, Megan Berry, Amanda Dendinger, Lilly Hersey, Kendra Morgan, Kjersti Scharf, Brin Walters, Haley Williams, Kaitlyn Coufal,Rachel Smith. Courtney Kruger and to all the models;  you were professional, great looking plus we helped raise close to $8000 for a worthy cause.

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20 Sep 2012    

TMFD alum Audio Helkuik featured on Omaha Fashion Week runway

Audio Helkuik on the runway after her show at Omaha Fashion Week 2012.    Photo credits: G Thompson Higgins Gallery.      

Recently, Textiles, Merchandising, and Fashion Design alumna Audio Helkuik participated in Omaha Fashion for the fourth time, introducing her latest collection entitled “monoprismatic.”  TMFD (Communications) major Averi Melcher caught up with her to talk about her designs, inspiration, and current projects:

            Like her previous collections, “monoprismatic” was part of the avant-garde show, but this year she decided to step out of her niche of dark colored garments and push her designs to a new level by utilizing fabrics that were saturated in an array of colors.  Wonderful monochromatic ensembles in bright blues, reds, and yellows resulted from her efforts. To complete the look, Audio topped them with one-of-a-kind hats and over-sized, thick-rimmed glasses. 

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23 Aug 2012    

Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design Faculty and Students Attend the 2012 Dallas Career Day

Dallas Career Day participants listen to TMFD alum Kristina Bruder in JCP's color library

Twenty-six Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design students, accompanied by Senior Lecturer Carol Easley, Visiting Lecturer Sandra Starkey and Department Chair and Professor Michael James, travelled to the Dallas/Fort Worth area from April 11th through 14th to attend the 39th Dallas Career Day and to visit several fashion industry companies.   Dallas Career Day, sponsored by Fashion Group International, was, according to its website homepage “conceived as a way to provide a philanthropic, educational outreach program for college and university students seeking careers in the fashion and lifestyle industries.”

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12 Jul 2012    

Fundraiser for the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery, August 18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For general information or to donate textiles items, email hillestadfriends@yahoo.com or call 402-466-0951.

Friends of the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed to stimulate interest in the Gallery and the historic collections in the Department of Textiles, Clothing and Design at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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02 Jul 2012    

Yang and Reddy awarded project funding from Nebraska Corn Board

Yiqi Yang and to Narendra Reddy, both from Textiles, Merchandizing and Fashion Design, have been awarded $51,000 for their research project, Fabrication of Zein Nanospheres for Potential Therapeutic Drug Delivery Applications. Funding comes from the Nebraska Corn Board

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11 Jun 2012    

Zhao and Jaing place in AATCC student competition

Congratulations to Yi Zhao and Jessie Qiuran Jiang, Ph.D. students in Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design, on winning 2nd place in the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists' annual student competition. Zhao and Jiang won for their poster entry in the Medical/Biomedical/Protective Materials and Devices category.

All entries were evaluated on concept originality, research quality, clarity, and results/discussions/conclusions.

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