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Papers by K-State Interior Design professors among best at international conference

Friday, March 28, 2008

MANHATTAN -- Papers presented by two Kansas State University interior design faculty members were recognized as among the best at the 2008 international conference of the Interior Design Educators Council, March 5-8, in Montreal, Canada.

The papers by K-State's Migette Kaup, associate professor of interior design, and Barbara Anderson, assistant professor of interior design, were among the nine out 101 papers presented at the conference that were identified as outstanding based on scores earned through a blind peer-review process.

Kaup's paper was "Exploring Strategies for Optimizing the Design of Therapeutic Environments for people with Dementia: Opportunities for Changing the Culture of Care."

Anderson's paper was "Redefining Beauty in Interior Design."

Narratives of both papers are available at the Interior Design Educators Council's Web site at http://www.idec.org

Also at the meeting, Kaup was elected to serve on the Interior Design Educators Council's board of directors as the regional chair liaison. She will begin her appointment at the end of her term as the council's Midwest regional chair in 2009. The regional chair liaison oversees the activities of each of the five regions within the council's membership and coordinates communication between the regional chairs and the council leadership at the board level.

Sources: Migette Kaup, 785-532-1317, kaup@k-state.edu;
and Barbara Anderson, 785-532-1304, barbara@k-state.edu

This article was posted on Friday, March 28, 2008, and is filed under Apparel, Textiles, & Interior Design, College News.