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Conscious Consumerism: A Design Process For Stylish Sustainable Apparel, Luz Becerra Dec 2018

Conscious Consumerism: A Design Process For Stylish Sustainable Apparel, Luz Becerra

Honors Theses

The main objective of this paper is to explore current consumer behavior and perspective on sustainable apparel as well as future trends in the market place such as willingness to buy. I investigated the market for organic apparel brands, and identified potential areas of growth. My findings concluded that young consumers lack interest in sustainable apparel because they are not sufficiently educated in the topic and are not willing to sacrifice their style identity, consequently purchasing trendy fast-fashion items. The fashion industry is famously claimed to be the second most polluting industry in the world, so I designed a line ...


Staff Member Recognized For Leadership, College Of Education And Human Development Oct 2018

Staff Member Recognized For Leadership, College Of Education And Human Development

Family and Consumer Sciences News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University's multicultural affairs director, Diana Hernández, received El Concilio's 2018 Quetzalcoatl Award in recognition of her stature as a professional Latinx leader who has been working, contributing, supporting and advocating for the well-being of the Latinx community in Kalamazoo


Integrating Art And Narrative To Enhance Quality Of Life In Palliative Care, Jennifer Fortuna Oct 2018

Integrating Art And Narrative To Enhance Quality Of Life In Palliative Care, Jennifer Fortuna

The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy

Lacie Lee Wallace, a mixed-media artist from Wheeling, West Virginia, is featured on the cover of the Fall 2018 issue of The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy (OJOT). The photograph depicts Lacie holding a self-portrait painted by artist CeCey Rose. Lacie’s physical appearance in the photograph is strikingly different from the physical appearance of the woman featured in the painting. The portrait was created 4 years before Lacie was diagnosed with advanced stage colon cancer. In the year following the diagnosis, Lacie lost nearly 100 lbs. as a result of an aggressive treatment regimen. When the palliative care team ...


Fall 2018 Fashion Merchandising And Design News Round-Up, College Of Education And Human Development Oct 2018

Fall 2018 Fashion Merchandising And Design News Round-Up, College Of Education And Human Development

Family and Consumer Sciences News

  • Awards
  • Conferences
  • Publications
  • Program Events


Fall 2018 Dietetics News Round-Up, College Of Education And Human Development Oct 2018

Fall 2018 Dietetics News Round-Up, College Of Education And Human Development

Family and Consumer Sciences News

  • Presentations
  • Student Dietetic Association
  • Program News


Fall 2018 Family Science News Round-Up, College Of Education And Human Development Oct 2018

Fall 2018 Family Science News Round-Up, College Of Education And Human Development

Family and Consumer Sciences News

  • Publications
  • Presentations at National Conferences
  • Family Science Faculty Service to Professional Organizations
  • Welcoming Our New Faculty (Summer II 2018)
  • Student Organizations
  • Student Accomplishments
  • New Academic Options and Major


Cold Wax Demystified Workshop With Miles Conrad, Cat Crotchett Sep 2018

Cold Wax Demystified Workshop With Miles Conrad, Cat Crotchett

Academic Leadership Academy

I applied for and received an Instructional Development Travel Grant to assist me in attending both the 12TH International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown, MA and a 2-day post conference workshop “Cold Wax Demystified with Miles Conrad” at Truro Center for the Arts in Truro, MA.

Both of these events provided me with a unique opportunity to participate in advanced intensive instructional encaustic and cold wax topics that will enhance my teaching within the Painting Area of the Frostic School of Art.

My purpose in taking the workshop on cold wax was to enable me to teach students how to use ...


Wmu To Expand Offerings In Youth And Community Development, College Of Education And Human Development Aug 2018

Wmu To Expand Offerings In Youth And Community Development, College Of Education And Human Development

Family and Consumer Sciences News

Youth and community development (YCD) is a quickly-professionalizing field, and WMU’s new master of arts degree and graduate certificate program in the College of Education and Human Development complete a continuum of community-based professional development opportunities available at the university.


Wmu Student Aims To Clean Up The Fashion Industry, College Of Education And Human Development Jul 2018

Wmu Student Aims To Clean Up The Fashion Industry, College Of Education And Human Development

Family and Consumer Sciences News

Western Michigan University - undergraduate student Avery Green. His fashion startup, House of Pariah, goes against the grain, selling nonconformity and placing an emphasis on sustainability and inclusion.


Overcoming Barriers By Doing Things Differently, Jennifer Fortuna Jul 2018

Overcoming Barriers By Doing Things Differently, Jennifer Fortuna

The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy

Tom Yendell, an artist based in Hampshire, England, provided the cover art for the Summer 2018 issue of The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy (OJOT). “Silk Flowers” is a mouth painting made from acrylic on silk. Born a bilateral congenital amputee, Tom has learned to use his toes the same ways others use their hands. Tom relies little on aids and adaptations in his everyday life. He believes learning to do things your own way is empowering. As a world-renowned mouth and foot painter, Tom is a living example of how barriers can be overcome by doing things differently. Through ...


Students Honored For Entrepreneurial Innovation, College Of Education And Human Development May 2018

Students Honored For Entrepreneurial Innovation, College Of Education And Human Development

Family and Consumer Sciences News

Two Western Michigan University student entrepreneurs are being recognized for their original business ideas.


Drag: The Herstory And Phenomenon, Avery Green Apr 2018

Drag: The Herstory And Phenomenon, Avery Green

Honors Theses

My thesis project was spilt into three parts. The first part was gathering inspiration and experiencing drag shows. The second part was designing three different dresses for drag queens and showcasing them in the spring MODA fashion show. The final part was participating in Outspoken’s Drag Show as a drag queen. My goal for my thesis was to explore the world of drag and how I can use it to inspire my own creative endeavors.

The first part of my thesis was a ton of fun. In order to experience drag and gather inspiration for my own drag, I ...


Mapping Mrs. Dolloway, Adriane Little Apr 2018

Mapping Mrs. Dolloway, Adriane Little

Faculty Research and Creative Activities Award (FRACAA) Recipients

Project Description
Literature is riddled with dead or otherwise missing mothers. Virginia Woolf's life and writing were partly, yet significantly guided by the death of her mother when Woolf was just 13 years-old. This loss reappears across her novels. As an artist, I am interested in studying both her writing and her as a woman who experienced this early and profound loss. Conceptually, this work is supported by continued research to advance the trope of the missing mother. Mapping Mrs. Dalloway represents a new way of visualizing text and image within my practice by incorporating data mapping in this ...


Nightingales And Bombers: Reframing The Sacred And Profane, Karen Bondarchuk Apr 2018

Nightingales And Bombers: Reframing The Sacred And Profane, Karen Bondarchuk

Faculty Research and Creative Activities Award (FRACAA) Recipients

I received a FRACAA in 2016 to support research and development of a new body of artwork that uniquely combines low-relief sculptural elements with charcoal, gold leaf and ink drawings on cradled gessoed panels. This new work joins together complex layers of imagery and sculptural shapes I completed the visual research n 2016 in Spain and London, England, documenting Spanish retablos and altars as well as World War II bomb sites that bore relation to specific locales noted in my grandfather's war journals. My mother was seven years old and living in London when the war began in 1939 ...


Digital Techniques For Documenting And Preserving Cultural Heritage, Anna Bentkowska-Kafel, Lindsay Macdonald Jan 2018

Digital Techniques For Documenting And Preserving Cultural Heritage, Anna Bentkowska-Kafel, Lindsay Macdonald

Collection Development, Cultural Heritage, and Digital Humanities

In this unique collection the authors present a wide range of interdisciplinary methods to study, document, and conserve material cultural heritage. The methods used serve as exemplars of best practice with a wide variety of cultural heritage objects having been recorded, examined, and visualised. The objects range in date, scale, materials, and state of preservation and so pose different research questions and challenges for digitization, conservation, and ontological representation of knowledge. Heritage science and specialist digital technologies are presented in a way approachable to non-scientists, while a separate technical section provides details of methods and techniques, alongside examples of notable ...


Girl With Hoop Earring, Marissa Chupp Jan 2018

Girl With Hoop Earring, Marissa Chupp

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


Untitled, Molly Sell Jan 2018

Untitled, Molly Sell

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


Untitled, Tanner Bosma Jan 2018

Untitled, Tanner Bosma

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


Broken, Marissa Chupp Jan 2018

Broken, Marissa Chupp

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


Daughter Of The Ground, Crea Taylor Jan 2018

Daughter Of The Ground, Crea Taylor

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


Yesterday And Tomorrow, Molly Sell Jan 2018

Yesterday And Tomorrow, Molly Sell

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


Measuring Up, Marissa Chupp Jan 2018

Measuring Up, Marissa Chupp

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


Linoleum Block Carving, Tanner Bosma Jan 2018

Linoleum Block Carving, Tanner Bosma

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


Reality Is My Dream, David Borzkowski Jan 2018

Reality Is My Dream, David Borzkowski

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


I Cried Walking Home, David Borzkowski Jan 2018

I Cried Walking Home, David Borzkowski

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


The Things We Didn't Find, Clara Peeters Jan 2018

The Things We Didn't Find, Clara Peeters

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


Empathy And Sympathy, David Borzkowski Jan 2018

Empathy And Sympathy, David Borzkowski

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


Reminiscent, David Borzkowski Jan 2018

Reminiscent, David Borzkowski

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


Pensive, Molly Sell Jan 2018

Pensive, Molly Sell

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


The Laureate, 17th Edition (2018) Jan 2018

The Laureate, 17th Edition (2018)

The Laureate

No abstract provided.