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  • Presentation Mania!

    Posted May 9, 2011 in Classes & Presentations
      As anyone who attended Kendall (or any college for that matter) knows, the last two weeks of the semester are jam-packed putting the last minute touches on presentations. During the last week of April, I was invited by three classes to attend student presentations. First up: Industrial Design taught by Tom Edwards. I’ve attended this class presentation in the past, and it’s always a lot of fun. At the beginning of the semester, these sophomores were visited by product development and marketing representatives of Chervon, a privately held company that designs and develops power tool products for major retailers under private label brands. The students were challenged to develop a product in a particular category, using Chervon’s core competencies, which includes motors, lithium batteries, injection molding, and electronics. This semester’s challenge was to develop an affordable, battery-powered kitchen appliance. The results ranged from a device that can be placed on the edge of a pot for automatic stirring, to a counter-top hand-washer. The favorite of the focus group assembled by Chervon was a device that can both warm Read More…
  • Richard Zeid asks, “What if?”

    Posted May 3, 2011 in Events
          The Graphic Design Career Day was particularly interesting to me, watching the students dash in, juggling coffee, back packs and large Read More…
  • Industrial Design Career Day features historic Willys Jeep

    Posted April 29, 2011 in Events
      The first clue that the Industrial Design Career Day at Kendall College of Art and Design was going to be a special day was the bright red Willys Jeep parked Read More…
  • Kendall Faculty and Students Sweep UICA golf event awards.

    Posted April 26, 2011 in Award Winners
      When the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts sent out request for proposals for their mini-golf exhibit, Sam Blanchard of the Sculpture and Functional Arts Read More…
  • Mike Carroll Shares Stories and Images with Photography Students

    Posted April 12, 2011 in Events
      Mike Carroll, an accomplished photojournalist, put this photo up on the screen at the beginning of his talk recently at Kendall College of Art  and Design, Read More…
  • Don Hahn from Walt Disney Pictures visits Kendall

    Posted April 7, 2011 in Events
        During the last week of March, a couple hundred Kendall students crowded excitedly into the auditorium at GRCC to hear Don Hahn, a well-known Read More…
  • Students Focus on Etiquette at Professional Workshop

    Posted April 4, 2011 in Events
        Lilia Garvin, a Kendall Illustration major, nailed it at the Business Etiquette: Personal Power Tools workshop recently. The Read More…
  • Greg Manchess Visits Kendall for Career Day

    Posted March 23, 2011 in Events
      Photo by Lisa Ambrose    Career Day with Greg Manchess. What a gift to the illustration students at Kendall.  They seemed to Read More…
  • Jewelry Students Learn Inspiration Comes from many Sources

    Posted March 15, 2011 in Events
      When I got  dressed to attend the Kendall Career Day for the Metals and Jewelry students, I paused and pondered the question of adornment to add to my Read More…
  • Dr. Nell Painter Shares “The History of White People”

    Posted March 4, 2011 in Events
      On February 23, I attended a lecture by Dr. Nell Painter, presented by Kendall at the Ladies Literary Club. Dr. Painter received her Ph.D. from Harvard University, Read More…
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