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Showing Alumni News from April 21, 2013 to Present [Show Archived News]

04.07.14

Paola Sepulveda (BLA 2011 Landscape Architecture) has joined Genus Landscape Architects, Des Moines, as a planner. She will be working on a project for Principal Financial Group and helping to write proposals. She had been a program coordinator with ISU Extension and Outreach Community and Economic Development.

04.04.14

Sowwah Square, part of the Abu Dhabi Financial Center on Al Maryah Island, is featured in World Landscape Architecture Magazine 07 and Dezeen Magazine. Matthew Edward Getch (BLA 1998 Landscape Architecture) is design director for Martha Schwartz Partners, whose scheme for the square responds to the local culture and environmental concerns while creating a unique landmark for Abu Dhabi. The project has been awarded a LEED Gold certification.

04.03.14

Beau A. Fey, AIA (BFA 2001 Interior Design / MArch 2005 Architecture), has joined FEH Associates' Sioux City, Iowa, office as an architect.

03.21.14

Place de la République is featured on Landezine and in the April 2014 issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine. Matthew Edward Getch (BLA 1998 Landscape Architecture) is design director with Martha Schwartz Partners, part of the collaborative team (with TVK – Trévelo & Viger-Kohler Architects and AREAL) that won the original design competition to redesign this important public space in the middle of Paris. Construction has been completed on the public square and it is now open to the public.

03.19.14

Monica Russell (MArch 2005 Architecture) has joined Coscia Moos Architecture, Philadelphia, as a project manager. She previously worked for MulvannyG2 Architecture. Russell has been responsible for management, design and development of projects at all levels. She has successfully managed multiple concurrent projects and maintained relationships among clients, consultants and general contractors.

03.18.14

Carol Moore (BA 1980 Interior Design) married John Woodward Mink, AIA, in Vail, Colo., Sept. 28, 2013. In addition to being principals of their own firms, Carol Moore Interior Design and Architectural Partnership, the pair have partnered in a third company, Moore & Mink, Inc., which promotes fine interior design and architecture with offices in Denver and Vail.

03.15.14

Matthew Edward Getch (BLA 1998 Landscape Architecture), design director with Martha Schwartz Partners, is celebrating the grand opening of Fengming Mountain Park in Chongqing, China. The park is featured in this month's World Landscape Architecture Magazine and Landezine.

03.11.14

Short Stories 2012-2014, an exhibition of forced-perspective constructions by Eric Sealine (BS 1970 Advertising Design), will be on display March 12 through April 13 at the Boston Sculptors Gallery. An artist's reception will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 15, and a SOWA First Friday reception is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 4.

03.04.14

Katie Raymon (BA 2007 Art & Design), a graphic designer with the ISU College of Business, recently opened her own design business, k.ray design, at 208 Fifth St., Suite 205 in downtown Ames. She works with small businesses and organizations to visually enhance their materials.

02.28.14

Homemaker, a solo exhibition of textile works by Catherine Reinhart (BFA 2008 Integrated Studio Arts), will be on display at the Plenum Space Gallery in Kansas City, Mo., in March. An artist reception will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 7, as part of the Kansas City First Friday Art Walk.

Reinhart also has work in the 46th Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood exhibition through April 5 at the Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames, and will have a solo show at the Octagon's Community Gallery in May.

02.25.14

C. Robert Belden (BLA 1963 Landscape Architecture) received the Robert Goetz Award for Distinguished Career in Landscape Architecture from the St. Louis Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. The award is presented to those who have made a lasting impact on the landscape architecture profession in the St. Louis region.

02.21.14

Bill Wedeking, AIA, LEED AP (MArch 1987 Architecture), has joined Schemmer Associates Inc. as a senior architect in the Des Moines office, where he will be responsible for business development and project management.

Wedeking has more than 25 years of experience in the design and construction industry, 12 of which involved leading his own design firm. For the past three years, he performed detailed healthcare compliance reviews as a plans reviewer in the State Fire Marshal's office. He also led the state effort to rewrite Iowa Administrative Code section 481-61, Minimum Physical Standards for Nursing Facilities.

02.15.14

The March 2014 issue of Phoenix Home & Garden magazine features Erik Peterson (BArch 1993 Architecture) as a Master of the Southwest for Architecture. Peterson is a principal with PHX Architecture in Scottsdale, Ariz.

02.13.14

Axel Holm (BLA 2013 Landscape Architecture) was invited to present the "CanYa?! Puzzle" at the Toy Industry Association's 111th annual American International Toy Fair, Feb. 16-19 in New York City. The toy (pictured) is a combination maze/puzzle with sliding pieces that create opportunity for more complex paths to be navigated. Holm and Jason Wood (BLA 2013 Landscape Architecture) designed and fabricated the prototype in architecture Associate Professor Mitchell Squire's (BArch 1994 / MArch 2001 Architecture) Toys 2013 spring option studio.

02.11.14

Matthew Edward Getch (BLA 1998 Landscape Architecture) has rejoined Martha Schwartz Partners as the design director of the London studio.

02.11.14

Jessie James (BFA 2007 / MFA 2009 Interior Design), Oak Brook, Ill., senior project designer with Whitney Architects, was the interior designer on a project for Adjustable Forms, Inc., recently published on ArchDaily.

02.04.14

"Chrysalis," an assemblage of architectural structures by Wil Natzel (BArch 2007 Architecture), is a finalist in the Minneapolis Creative City Challenge, a competition to create and install a temporary destination artwork at the MCC Plaza, a green roof located across from the Minneapolis Convention Center. Public voting will determine the winner of this $75,000 commission; vote online through Friday, Feb. 28.

01.30.14

Richey Madison (BArch 1998 Architecture) has joined SHW Group as project director. He brings 18 years of experience in comprehensive education planning and design with a portfolio that spans a variety of project types and scales for public and private higher education institutions across the nation. Madison previously was a project architect for Christner, Inc., in Chicago.

01.27.14

Nathan Kalaher, AIA (BArch 2002 Architecture / BS 2002 Community & Regional Planning), co-founder and principal of Sioux City, Iowa-based PLaN Architecture, is one of 18 recipients of the 2014 American Institute of Architects Young Architects Award. The national award recognizes individuals who have shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession early in their careers. As the 2014 president of AIA Iowa, Kalaher also is one of the youngest chapter presidents in the U.S. [Read more]

01.09.14

Andrew Kingsbury (BFA 2004 Graphic Design) is a graphic designer with the Center for Food Security and Public Health at Iowa State. Since graduation, he has married, become a father, and started his own handmade jewelry business in the Ames area.

01.09.14

Brennan Cox (BLA 1999 Landscape Architecture), recently founded Groundworks Office, a landscape architecture and design firm in San Francisco, Calif. One of his projects will be featured in the March/April issue of Dwell magazine.

12.30.13

Jim Goettsch (BArch 1967 Architecture), founding principal of Goettsch Partners, Chicago, was featured as one of the Chicago Tribune's Chicagoans of the Year 2013.

12.23.13

"Chamber Memoriam," a spring 2013 semester project by John J. Kerner and Justin T. Wang (both BArch 2013 Architecture), was accepted as a display poster for the EDRA45NewOrleans conference in May 2014.

12.18.13

Game developer Greg Wohlwend (BFA 2008 Graphic Design), Chicago, Ill., co-founder of Mikengreg Games, was the artist for Ridiculous Fishing, a gaming app that won a 2013 Apple Design Award.

12.12.13

Martina Foss (MArch 2009 Architecture), BIM (building information modeling) manager for Anning-Johnson Company, became a licensed architect in the state of Minnesota in November. She is getting married in April 2014.

12.10.13

"Chamber Memoriam," a spring 2013 semester project by John J. Kerner and Justin T. Wang (both BArch 2013 Architecture), was featured on the cover and pages 30-40 of Forward:213 Temporality, the fall 2013 issue of the journal of the American Institute of Architects National Associates Committee. Peter Goche (BArch 1991 / MArch 2005 Architecture), ISU senior lecturer in architecture, served as studio critic for the project.

12.09.13

An exhibition of paintings and prints by Andrew Clarridge (BFA 2009 Integrated Studio Arts) is on display through Jan. 2, 2014, at Wheatsfield Cooperative in Ames. He describes his work as self-reflective, examining constructs that he and others are bound to. "Dimensional Realization of Existence 1" (4' x 4', wood burning and acrylic), pictured at right, is part of the show, which can be viewed during store hours, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

12.09.13

Video and performance artist Amber Hawk Swanson (BFA 2002 Art & Design / BFA 2002 Graphic Design), Brooklyn, N.Y., is performing "Sidore (Mark II) / Heather > LOLITA," in which she transforms lifelike silicone sex dolls into models of captive whales, live online. She will begin at 10 a.m. EST Dec. 10 and will continue for several days. Check her website for performance times.

Swanson has exhibited internationally, and her work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Ill. She received a 2013-14 Workspace residency made possible by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and a 2013 MacDowell Fellowship.

12.06.13

Mitchell Squire (BArch 1994 / MArch 2001 Architecture), Iowa State University associate professor of architecture, is one of only 22 candidates from a pool of 218 selected to participate in Cannonball's 2014 Visiting Residency Program in Miami, Fla. During his eight-week residency, which will begin at the end of the spring 2014 semester, Squire will continue his creative activity that explores the afterimage resulting from successive rounds of ammunition being shot through paper artillery targets—an image perceptible only when an accumulative grouping of targets is presented in verso.

His research explores the way inanimate objects can be viewed as projections of the human body, and how material culture can provide a visceral understanding of historic events and institutional practices that quietly and continually influence our national dialogue.

11.27.13

Field Notes, an exhibition of a new series of artwork by Peter Goché (BArch 1991 / MArch 2005 Architecture), Iowa State University senior lecturer in architecture, will open with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Transient Gallery, a new alternative art space at Nestcraft Studio, 121 12th St., West Des Moines. The show will include one large and three small works in which Goché has assembled found farm detritus on top of scraped and worked thick, viscous ink on a plywood substrate. The work will be available for viewing by appointment after the opening event.

11.20.13

John Bosley (BFA 2003 Art & Design – Drawing/Painting/Printmaking), head designer for Des Moines-based company RAYGUN, recently illustrated his first children's book, A Spaceman Who Lived in Des Moines. It is available through RAYGUN's stores, online and at the Iowa State University Book Store.

11.19.13

Alex Priest (BLA 2011 Landscape Architecture) curated What the Void Can Hold, an exhibition on view Nov. 3 through Dec. 18 at Marxhausen Gallery, Concordia University, Seward, Neb. Extracting 30 prints from Concordia's world-class collection, Priest organized the exhibition under the guise of spatial anxiety and forced grouping, complicating conventionality and the perceived knowns of the collection.

11.16.13

Wil Natzel (BArch 2007 Architecture) was featured in the Nov. 15 episode of Minnesota Original on Twin Cities Public Television. Natzel uses corrugated cardboard to create art installations that challenge the expected use of a space. See his 2013 SooVAC installation, "Convolution," come to life from flat, cardboard components to a meandering, three-dimensional tube.

11.14.13

Timothy Scott Gunther (BA 1971 Architecture) retired Aug. 14 after 41 years in Houston, Texas, with Neuhaus & Taylor, 3D/International and Parsons. Notable projects over this distinguished career include the restoration and additions to the Texas and Utah state capitol buildings, the total renovation of the Pentagon and the project definition for the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. Gunther now resides with his wife, Susan, in historic Natchitoches, La., which will celebrate its 300-year anniversary in 2014.

11.01.13

SketchUp for Interior Design, a new book by Lydia Sloan Cline (BA 1982 Architecture), Overland Park, Kan., will be published by Wiley in January 2014. Cline also is at work on 3D Printing with Autodesk 123d, which will be published by TAB/McGraw-Hill in November 2014.

10.22.13

Jade Liska, PLA, ASLA (BLA 1994 Landscape Architecture), is the new manager of airport planning (Kansas City International Airport) with the Kansas City Aviation Department in Kansas City, Mo. He previously was the division manager of citywide planning for the City of Kansas City. Liska also recently was elected a trustee of the Prairie Gateway Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, which represents Kansas and the western half of Missouri. He will serve a three-year term.

10.20.13

Jessica Besonen (BS 2013 Community & Regional Planning / Construction Engineering), Minnetonka, Minn., recently accepted a full-time project manager position with Opus Design-Build LLC in the Twin Cities.

10.15.13

Leigh M. Streit (BArch 2006 Architecture), architect with Flad Architects in Madison, Wis., passed his final ARE in April and was licensed in June.

10.02.13

Graham Hanson Design, owned by Graham Hanson (BFA 1989 Graphic Design) has work in Image of the Studio: A Portrait of New York City Graphic Design, an exhibition at the Herb Lubalin Study Center at the Cooper Union. The show opened Oct. 1 and runs through Oct. 26.

09.14.13

John Kerner (BArch 2013 Architecture) and Justin Wang (BArch 2013 Architecture) received second place (pictured) and an honorable mention in the "Curtains" photography competition hosted by the Center for American Architecture and Design at the University of Texas at Austin. The work was completed in spring 2013 with Peter Goche, ISU senior lecturer in architecture, acting as studio critic. It will be exhibited Oct. 14-18 at UT-Austin. The images also will appear in CENTER 19: Curtains.

09.13.13

Susan J. Moss, ASID (BS 1972 Applied Art - Interior Design), received a 2013 American Society of Interior Designers Hawaii Chapter Design Excellence Award for the design of a "Hawaiian Style Bungalow Kitchen." Tatiana Tien, senior in interior design at Iowa State, recently completed a summer internship with Moss at Trans-Pacific Design in Kamuela, Hawaii.

08.20.13

Aaron Hewitt (BFA 2012 Integrated Studio Arts) graduated with honors from the digital character animation program at Vancouver Film School in Vancouver, BC. View his VFS short

08.17.13

Kristin Lewis (BS 2006 Apparel Merchandising, Design & Production / MA 2010 Interior Design), LEED AP, has accepted a design consulting position with real estate development firm Merlone Geier Partners in San Diego, Calif., where she will work on retail and mixed-use developments on the West Coast. For the past three years she worked in commercial interior design practices in Melbourne, Australia.

08.16.13

Todd Asmus (BFA 2002 Graphic Design), is the new director of digital design at Aveda. He previously was the interactive art director at Row27.

08.16.13

Lauren Clark (BLA 2012 Landscape Architecture) is a landscape designer with Enea Garden Design in Miami Beach, Fla.

08.16.13

Lisa Orgler (BLA 1992 / MLA 2000 Landscape Architecture), an Iowa State University lecturer in horticulture, this summer published her first eBook, The Peanut Butter and Jelly Garden, on a theme garden design process she has developed over the past 10 years. It contains illustrations and garden design ideas to encourage readers to look at the landscape in a new way.

08.14.13

Timely Rain (20" x 46" pastel on U-Art paper 2012) by Iowa State University integrated studio arts Lecturer Nancy Thompson (BFA 2001 Art & Design/MFA 2008 Integrated Visual Arts) won first place in the pastel category at the 2013 Iowa State Fair Fine Art Exhibition.

08.12.13

Clark Colby III (BArch 2011 Architecture),
Urbandale, received second place in the International Places & Landscapes category of the 2013 Iowa State Fair Photography Competition for his photo "Duomo from Above."

08.12.13

Jon Lemons (BFA 2009 Integrated Studio Arts / Journalism & Mass Communication), Des Moines, received honorable mention in the Animals Insects & Wildlife category of the 2013 Iowa State Fair Photography Competition for hsi photo "Steller's Jay Rocky Mountain N.P."

08.08.13

Architect David L. Andersen (BA 1974 / MArch 1977 Architecture) has completed a comprehensive tourism development plan for the Mississippi Band of the Choctaw Indians at its Nanih Waiya Mound sacred site, the oldest recorded mound in the Mississippi River Basin. Located northeast of Philadelphia, Miss., the site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

In Belize, Andersen's designs for new park facilities at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve are under construction. The park on Ambergris Caye, with its pristine reefs and significant Maya archaeological sites, is now designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

08.08.13

Eric Beron (BArch 2000 Architecture), Urbandale, received first place in the Architecture category of the 2013 Iowa State Fair Photography Competition for his black and white photo of the Bank of America Tower in New York City. Of 3,700 photos submitted to the contest, only about 900 were selected for exhibit at the fair.

In addition to his award-winning entry, Beron had two additional photos accepted.

08.06.13

13th Ballad, an exhibition of work by Theaster Gates, Jr. (BS 1996 Community & Regional Planning / MA 2005 Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies), is on display through Oct. 6 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Gates also will perform in two live musical collaborations: "Migration Stories" at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, and "Church in Five Acts" at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22.

08.05.13

Jim Patchett, FASLA, LEED AP (BS 1975 / MLA 1981 Landscape Architecture, MS 1985 Civil Engineering), founder and president of Conservation Design Forum in Elmhurst, Ill., and Ann Arbor, Mich., will receive the 2013 Christian Petersen Design Award from the College of Design Monday, Aug. 26, at the college's annual welcome reception.

07.22.13

Melanie Vote (BFA 1995 Art & Design – Craft Design), Brooklyn, N.Y., is one of 16 New York Academy of Art alumni whose work will be featured in an exhibition curated by Senior Academy Critic Eric Fischl, July 25-29 at Art Southampton. Her "Frog Ballet" (2012, 14"x17") is part of this show, which will open with a VIP preview from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, July 25. A cocktail reception and book signing by Fischl will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 27. The exhibition will be open daily from 12 to 7 p.m.

Vote recently returned from the Abu Dhabi Art Hub, an artist residency in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

07.18.13

Scott Stefanc (BLA 1994 Landscape Architecture) earlier this year became the commercial business development manager for Vortex Aquatic Structures International based in Montreal, Canada. He works closely with the company's commercial clients, including resorts and entertainment venues, to create dynamic solutions for aquatic play.

For the past 16 years, he had worked as a principal designer of numerous water parks, aquatic centers and resort attractions around the world, including Great Wolf Resorts, Cedar Fair, Walt Disney World, KSL Resorts and others. Stefanc and his family have relocated to Oskaloosa, Iowa, and they are looking forward to many trips back to Ames.

07.18.13

Matthew Schultz (BArch 2012 Architecture) graduated with a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania in May. He recently became engaged to Kristel Kautzky (BS 2011 Elementary Education) in Philadelphia and is now an intern architect with StruXture Architects in West Des Moines.

07.18.13

As assistant director of transportation for the Mid-America Regional Council in Kansas City, Tom Gerend (BS 2000 Community and Regional Planning), Overland Park, Kan., has led and managed the successful application for a $50 million TIGER grant through the US Department of Transportation to support urban core infrastructure reinvestment and improved regional transit services in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. The council's ongoing work recently was recognized by the USDOT for positive community impact, timely completion and robust public communication.

07.18.13

Architect David L. Andersen (BA 1974 / MArch 1977 Architecture) of Andersen By Design LLC in Minneapolis, Minn., has completed his design for a forest ecology lab for Seeds of Change, a Minnesota nonprofit group promoting the sciences as a career choice for high school students. The project's research collaborators include the University of Wisconsin and the University of Costa Rica's School of Medicine. Scientists from both schools will staff the facility and will work with student interns to study the unique cloud forest environment. Construction of the lab project, sited on the slopes of an active volcanic mountain range in northern Costa Rica, will begin at the end of the rainy season later this year. Andersen's other work on ecolodges in Costa Rica has been recognized internationally as leading examples of responsible tourism development.

Andersen founded his practice in 1984 and continues his environmental work in the US and abroad. He has also worked on projects in the Bahamas, Belize, Canada, China, Guyana, Hawaii, Honduras, Nigeria, Panama and Vietnam.

07.15.13

Ohsung Kwon (BArch 2012 Architecture) is working with Hyundai Engineering and Construction Co. Ltd. on the Ma'aden Alumina Refinery Project in Saudi Arabia.

07.12.13

Fiber artist and Sac City, Iowa, native Cindy (Thiessen) Hickok (BS 1959 Applied Art), Houston, Texas, will be a featured speaker at the 2013 Sac County Quilt-A-Fair, Sept. 21-22 at the Sac County Fairgrounds.

06.25.13

Anders Holine (BFA 2009 Graphic Design), St. Paul, Minn., is the art director at Bolster in Minneapolis.

06.25.13

Beau Johnson (BLA 2007 Landscape Architecture) received a Master of Architecture in May from the Rhode Island School of Design, where he was awarded the prestigious AIA Henry Adams Medal. He is a studio instructor for the Boston Architectural College Summer Academy.

06.20.13

Ray Pruchnicki (BS 1989 Community & Regional Planning) recently returned from a two-year deployment to Afghanistan as a civilian contractor embedded with a U.S. Air Force expeditionary civil engineer squadron. He served as a military base master planner and was the primary master planning resource for more than 200 forward operating bases in southwest Afghanistan. He is now working as a contract real estate attorney for McDonald's Corporation in Oak Brook, Ill., while seeking a permanent attorney position. Groth resides in Wilmette, Ill., with his wife, Lisa, and their children, Michael, Emily and Caroline.

06.13.13

Jolene M. (Schmitt) Schwery (BFA 1988 Interior Design) will retire from the City of Ankeny on July 12, 2013, after 11 years as an engineering technician GIS specialist. She looks forward to devoting more time to acrylic and watercolor painting and sketching as well as many other hobbies, and to her 12 grandchildren.

06.13.13

Thomas Groth (BA 1969 Applied Art – Advertising Design), Gulf Breeze, Fla., has been awarded professor emeritus status in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of West Florida, Pensacola. Groth, who has served as head of the department's advertising program since 1988, will retire this year after a 37-year teaching career that included 13 years at Iowa State University.

During his tenure at UWF, Groth received several Distinguished Teaching Awards and an Excellence in Academic Advising Award, and as the adviser to the university chapter of the American Adverising Federation, he led student "agencies" to AAF National Student Advertising Competition district championships 10 times. His teams won the NSAC national championship a record four times.

Groth is also an exhibiting artist; shown is his oil painting, White Linen, which was part of a solo show at  Artel Gallery in Pensacola.

06.13.13

Kelsey Gill (BFA 2013 Integrated Studio Arts) is a full-time summer intern in the fabric research and development department at Coldwater Creek in New York City from June through early August. She does global sourcing with mills in Asia, India, South Korea and more.

06.08.13

Andrew Gleeson (BArch 2006 Architecture) graduated in May with a Master in Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

05.30.13

TZS Design, Chicago, Ill., founded four years ago by Tom Spanier (BFA 2000 Interior Design), has been awarded Best Of Houzz 2013 by Houzz, the leading online platform for residential remodeling and design.

05.30.13

I'd Rather Be Short: 100 Reasons Why It's Great to Be Small, a book written and illustrated by Becky Murphy (BFA 2010 Graphic Design), Austin, Texas, will be published by Plume in October.

05.13.13

Brilliant Deduction: The Story of Real-Life Great Detectives, a book by Matt Kuhns (BFA 2000 Graphic Design), has received positive reviews from Library Journal, Midwest Book Review and others, including a four-star rating from the San Francisco Book Review. It is available in hardcover, paperback and eBook editions from lulu.com.

05.12.13

Working with Cantina Creative, freelance motion designer and art director John Likens (BFA 2008 Graphic Design), Brooklyn, New York, helped create more than 100 3D heads-up display (HUD) shots for Iron Man 3.

05.09.13

Gregory E. Martin (BLA 1983 Landscape Architecture) of Martin Design Partnership has been elected to the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) Executive Committee through 2017. He will serve as secretary for 2013-2014.

Phillips Park Golf Course, Aurora, Ill., designed by Martin, was among the inaugural ASGCA Design Excellence Recognition Program recipients in October 2012.

05.09.13

From 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 17, the Polk County Health Department will host a reception to unveil the first of six paintings by artist S. Richard "Dick" Shook (BA 1983 Art & Design) to be completed over the next two years. "Bike Club" (pictured at right) is a 6' x 11' oil-on-canvas painting of a group of cyclists making their way along a rural bike path. The series of paintings is intended to motivate visitors to be more physically active. Shook conceived the project following a visit with his wife to the clinic for a flu shot when he decided the clinic needed artwork. Working with Polk County Health Department Director Rick Kozin, Shook developed a series of concepts that would invite people to make healthy lifestyle choices. Among the paintings to be completed are images of skipping rope, strolling, yoga, swimming and playground activities. The work is sponsored by UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Iowa.

05.02.13

John Bosley (BFA 2003 Art & Design – Drawing/Painting/Printmaking) has been named a 2013 Iowa STATEment Maker by the Iowa State University Alumni Association. Bosley is the creative designer for Des Moines-based clothing company RAYGUN, an avid painter, and author and illustrator of several comic books and children's books, for which he hopes to find a publisher.

05.02.13
Shelly Greving (BFA 2004 Graphic Design / MBA 2009 Business Administration) has been named a 2013 Iowa STATEment Maker by the Iowa State University Alumni Association. Greving is the marketing director for ISU Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development.
05.02.13

Rachel (Stork) Stoltz (BA 2005 Biological/Premedical Illustration) has been named a 2013 Iowa STATEment Maker by the Iowa State University Alumni Association. Working with a surgeon from a Chicago children's hospital, Stoltz created the company CEVL for Healthcare, Inc., which provides web-based educational platforms that enhance efficiency and safety in the operating room and are revolutionizing medical education.

04.29.13

After six months of self-employment, Nicholas Riha (BFA 2012 Graphic Design) will join Harry & David Inc., Medford, Ore., as a graphic designer-marketing in mid-May.