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Lessons Learned As A Faculty Advisor To A Student- Produced Event, Sara B. Marcketti Jun 2008

Lessons Learned As A Faculty Advisor To A Student- Produced Event, Sara B. Marcketti

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

The curtain dropped on April 25, 2008, concluding my third year as faculty advisor to the Iowa State University Textiles and Clothing Fashion Show. This year marked perhaps our most successful event to date. Attendance increased 35 percent from the previous year and included 2,455 guests in Stephens Auditorium, filling all but the most remote corners.


How To Stay Sane As A Faculty Advisor To A Student-Run Event, Sara B. Marcketti Sep 2007

How To Stay Sane As A Faculty Advisor To A Student-Run Event, Sara B. Marcketti

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

Serving as a faculty advisor to the student-planned, -promoted, and - produced annual fashion show resulted in some of my most proud professional moments – and some of the most wrenching stressors I’ve experienced to date.As mentioned in a previous Campus Events Professional, the Iowa State University Textiles and Clothing (TC) Annual Fashion Show is the most public event in the TC program and is attended by university administrators, faculty, alumni, industry executives, and family and friends.We have received media coverage for our event and actively seek to raise awareness of our show and program among national and international ...


Turning A Fashion Show Event Into An Event Planning Class, Sara B. Marcketti Aug 2007

Turning A Fashion Show Event Into An Event Planning Class, Sara B. Marcketti

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

The Iowa State University Fashion Show is the most public event in the Textiles and Clothing (TC) Program. It is currently in its 26th year and is attended by over 1,800 guests, including Iowa State University’s president, local dignitaries, elected officials and minor celebrities, and industry executives and has an annual budget of $30,000. Every aspect, from the development of apparel designs to the planning and promotion of the runway show, is completed by undergraduate students.