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Design Interaction Day set for Friday

February 25, 2009

Design Interaction Day, a full day dedicated to collegiate interior design students will take place on Friday, Feb. 27, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., in Hulman Memorial Student Union on Indiana State University's campus.

"This is a great opportunity for students in the design profession to meet professionals and vendors. This is also a wonderful opportunity for students to gain some exposure to the design community," according to Linda Casey, professional development chair for ASID Indiana Chapter,

"Design Interaction Day is of great value to students," said Drew Randal, an ISU junior interior design major who also serves as the student representative to the Indiana Board of America's Society of Interior Design (ASID). "Not only does it bring together students from various schools across Indiana, it is important to hear what the speakers have to say."

This year, the event will be held at ISU for the first time.

"Design Interaction Day has been held for more than ten years and continues to be a popular event," said Casey.

The event consists of breakout sessions and keynote speakers. Registration and breakfast will be held from 9 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. when Barbara Beard, ASID president gives her welcoming words. The first keynote speaker, Ripley Rasmus, will be speaking about the "New Indianapolis Airport," at 11:00 a.m. Rasmus' presentation will be followed by a few words from Indiana State University President Daniel Bradley. The second keynote speakers, Steve Arnold and Jodi Goings, will speak about "The Dynamic Working Relationship between and Architect and an Interior Designer."

For more information on DID, contact Mary Sterling, coordinator of interior design family and consumer sciences, at ext. 3311 or email


Writer: Jennifer Spector, Indiana State University, Media Relations Intern at 812-237-3773 or