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October, 2019

Volume 42, No. 5


Take me to the Moon…. Or at least Las Vegas!

By Tammy Kinley and Sheri Dragoo, Conference Co-chairs


We are crossing the final t’s and dotting the i’s.  By the time you read this, the programs and bags will be at the printer, the dress forms will be packed, the signs will be mounted, and the menus will be set.  If you have not been asked to volunteer and you want to, send an email to TKinley@unt.edu or Sheri_Dragoo@baylor.edu.

 

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Join us in Vegas for the Rat Pack Party!

By Jana Hawley and Sherry Schofield

 

In the 1950s and 60s, Las Vegas was home of the Rat-Pack, a group of entertainers centered on the Las Vegas casino scene.  The core of the group included Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford with sidekicks such as Marilyn Monroe, Angie Dickenson, Juliet Prowse, and Shirley McLane.

 

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President's Message

By Melody LeHew, ITAA President

 

Fall is my favorite time of year for many reasons, but especially the cooler weather and the changing colors in the landscape. I am writing this message while driving through the Flint Hills of Kansas (actually my husband is driving). This landscape is beautiful with rolling green hills that are turning orange and a sense of vastness. In the day-to-day of a busy professor’s life, I forget about the grander view. This realization struck me as particularly relevant as we approach the annual conference.

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Graduate Student Liaison Report

By Jenny Leigh Du Puis, Graduate Student Liaison

Happy October! We are just a few short weeks away from the annual conference in Fabulous Las Vegas, and I am looking forward to seeing you there! Included will be a few events of grad-specific interest.

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Membership Committee Report

By RayeCarol Cavender, Membership Committee Chair

 

As we gear up for another exciting conference, I wanted to share a brief Membership Committee update. As usual, first time attendees will have a designation on their nametags. Please take a minute to welcome them to ITAA!

 

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Contest to Win New Three-Book Series

 

The University of Fashion (UoF) and Laurence King Publishing have partnered to bring students and faculty the opportunity to win a new three-book series on Beginner Techniques: Draping, Pattern Making and Sewing, along with a one-year individual UoF website subscription. Deadline to enter: noon EST on October 15.

 

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Clothing and Textiles Research Journal Report

 

By Elaine Pedersen, Editor in Chief of CTRJ

 

Sixty-three new manuscripts were submitted for review for a regular issue of CTRJ between June 1, 2019 and September 16, 2019.  The track with the largest number of submissions was Textiles, Fiber and Polymer Science with 22 submission. This was followed by Aesthetics and Design (n = 13), Historic and Cultural (n = 10); Social, Psychological and Educational (n = 9); International, Business, and Industry (n = 6); and Consumer Theory and Behavior (n = 5).

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 TAPAC in Las Vegas

 

By Carol Warfield, TAPAC Executive Director

 

We encourage all who are interested in learning more about Textile and Apparel Programs Accreditation to participate in one or more of the following TAPAC sessions during the ITAA meeting in Las Vegas.

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REMINDER from the Teaching Innovation &

Resources Committee

 

Please consider submitting to the ITAA Teaching Collection.

The Teaching Collection is an effective way to share teaching resources and  best practices with ITAA members and advance the scholarship of teaching and learning. Submission guidelines can be found on the ITAA homepage in the Professional Development Center tab.

Upcoming submission dates are November 1 and February 1.

 

 

Professional Development Opportunities

Explore opportunities on the ITAA Website in the Professional Development Center.  You are welcome to submit information about your academic programs, study tours, and special programs at no cost.  Open positions cost $150 to post, but the fee also includes distribution of the full announcement to ITAA members.  Contact Nancy Rutherford, executive_director@itaaonline.org for more information.

 

Since the Last Newsletter

Positions Posted

 

University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Assistant/Associate Professor in Apparel Design (9-month, tenure track), Department of Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies

Illinois State University, Instructional Assistant Professor in Fashion Design and Merchandising (full-time, non-tenure-track), Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

Illinois State University, Chairperson, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences (12-month, tenure track)

Drexel University, Assistant Teaching Professor in Design & Merchandising (full-time, non-tenure), Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Assistant/Associate Professor in Merchandising (9-month, tenure track), Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design

California State University, Long Beach, Assistant Professor of Fashion Merchandising (tenure-track), Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Assistant/Associate Professor in Textile and Apparel Design Foundations (9-month, tenure track), Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design

Syracuse University, Assistant Professor of Fashion (tenure track), School of Design, College of Visual and Performing Arts

Auburn University, Assistant/Associate Professor in Apparel Design and Production Management (9-month, tenure track), Department of Consumer and Design Sciences

Auburn University, Assistant/Associate Professor in Apparel Merchandising (9-month, tenure track), Department of Consumer and Design Sciences

SUNY - Buffalo State, Faculty Lecturer in Fashion Show Production (full-time, 1-month fixed term), Department of Fashion and Textile Technology

Centenary University, Assistant Professor in Fashion (Costume Design and Fashion Merchandising)

Sam Houston State University, Associate Dean: Academic Affairs or Research and Graduate Programs, College of Health Sciences

University of Missouri, Assistant/Associate Professor in Textile and Apparel Management -Product Development focus (9-month, tenure track)

University of Missouri, Assistant Professor in Textile and Apparel Management -Merchandising focus (9-month, tenure track)

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Assistant Professor / Research Assistant Professor in Fashion Business (2 posts), Institute of Textiles and Clothing

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Assistant Professor / Research Assistant Professor in Fashion and Textile Technology, Institute of Textiles and Clothing

Texas State University, Assistant Professor in Fashion Merchandising (2 positions - 9 month, tenure track)

Texas Woman's University, Visiting Assistant Professor, Fashion and Textiles

 

 

Special Calls & Announcements

ESRAP 2020 Student Merchandising Poster Competition

CFP: Faith/Fashion/Forward: Dress and the Sacred

CFA: Fashion and Freaks and Monsters

CFP: Appearance, Dress, and Social Psychology in the Contemporary Society

CFA: ICCT 2020 International Conference on Clothing and Textiles

University of Fashion - Laurence King Publishing Contest/Give-Away

ITAA
PO Box 3643
Cary, NC  27519-3643
919-297-8133
Email: info@itaaonline.org
Executive Director, Nancy Rutherford, Ph.D

 
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