Our interior design program prides ourselves on educating our students to be confident, creative and responsible designers. The faculty are diligent in ensuring that the curriculum provides students diverse learning opportunities and provides them with the skills and knowledge to be creative problem solvers and critical thinkers. With these tools students are able to see the interconnectedness of the many systems that we must integrate in order to define spatial solutions that meet the needs of people and communities.
One way that we measure our success as a program is by the recognition our students receive by earning competitive scholarships and awards for their design work. Over the course of the last year (since Fall 2016) our students have received seven regional and/or national scholarships and awards.
The regional honors our students have received over the course the last year are listed below. These awards and scholarships are competitive with interior design programs at Iowa State, Northern Iowa, University of Nebraska-Kearney and our very own University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
• 2017 ASID NE/IA Chapter Student Project Award
• 2017 IIDA Great Plains Student Project Award
• 2016 ASID NEIA Student Scholarship Recipient
• 2016 IIDA Great Plains Student Project Award
National honors our students have received are:
• (Two students) 2017 Sherwin Williams Student Color Design Challenge Finalists
• 2016 Gensler Brinkmann Student Scholarship
Thanks to the hard-working and dedicated nature of our students and to our faculty’s commitment to the highest quality of interior design education, we are able to celebrate and receive recognition for design excellence.
In addition, DiAnna Hemsath has been hard at work preparing the Kruger Gallery for its annual open house. The Kruger Collection of Miniatures and Decorative Arts is having an open house on Monday, October 9, from 11:30 to 1 p.m. I encourage you to stop by (Arch 133) and see what is hidden behind those frosted glass windows. This is your chance to visit the miniature storage room and to learn about the craftsmanship involved in creating fine-detailed work at a miniature scale.