Thursday, September 29, 2011

Paris Fashion Institute

The Cite Universitaire, where courses for the Paris Fashion Institute are held.
Fashion Merchandising majors have the opportunity to study at the Paris Fashion Institute in Paris, France for a one month period in either June or September.  The course of study includes attending fashion shows, interacting with industry professionals, and working hands on with designer labels and lecturers.  Students earn nine credit hours, three in Ready To Wear Analysis, three in Fashion Evolution, and three as elective credit.  This year, Emily Murray, Megan Arnold, Kaylee Wolfe and Amberly Bucholz attended.  Upon their return, Emily and Megan gave a presentation highlighting their experiences in Paris.

Megan Arnold and Emily Murray in Paris.
AU Fashion Merchandising students (L-R) Megan Arnold, Emily Murray, Kaylee Wolfe and Amberly Bucholz with Joan White (center), Director, Paris Fashion Institute.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Food, Clothing and Culture in France!

Dr. Deborah Sullivan and Professor Eileen Ptacek, Professors in the Family and Consumer Sciences Department, will lead a group of AU students and community members to France March 2-10, 2012. This multi-city tour of France will take place during Ashland University’s Spring Break. Traveling to France will provide students with the opportunity to experience one culture in depth, with a focus on either the foods or the fashions of the area. The tour is tied to two courses being offered during the spring semester, FCS 211 Clothing and Culture and FCS 221 Food and Culture. However, taking the course is not a requirement to participate in the study tour. Join us! If interested contact Dr. Sullivan at (419) 289-5290 or

Friday, September 2, 2011

2011 FCS Graduates...Where Are They Now?

Often college students worry and wonder what will become of them after graduation.  But if you are a Child and Family Studies major, we are here to tell you...Have No Fear!  Prospects are high for finding a rewarding career!  Our May 2011 graduates are doing very well for themselves.

Abbey Latham has accepted a position with Help Me Grow in Westlake, Ohio.  She is working as a Service Coordinator.

Marley McDonough is employed at Ashland Public Library in the Children's Library Department.  She has also been accepted into graduate school and will be attending Clarion University beginning this fall, majoring in Library Science.

Lisa Castelletti began her new career on August 29, 2011.  She is a Classroom Behavior Therapist at the Cleveland Clinic Autism Center.