Founded in 2010, Downs Designs is the first company of its kind.
There are many niches in the fashion industry, from high fashion to costume wear, to performance-wear garments for people in the coal or oil industries. But another very important market is for specially designed garments for people with disabilities who often have difficulty finding clothing that fits properly.
Based in Mentor, Ohio, Downs Designs is a local company that is the first and only company of its kind. Downs Designs was founded to provide comfortable clothing to fit the unique body shape of a person with Down Syndrome. Those with Down Syndrome typically have shorter legs and have less muscle tone which leads to a rounder belly. Additionally, people with Down Syndrome also lack fine motor skills, which make it difficult to wear regular jeans with zippers and buttons.
Ursuline College athletic department is proud to announce Meghann Hess (volleyball) and Jessica Wood (basketball), both 2009 graduates, will be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame on May 4, 2014 at Hathaway Brown School.
The pair makes up the fifth induction class into the Hall of Fame, which was started in 2010 in an effort to bring attention to those who left a significant mark on Ursuline athletics. The Hall of Fame aims to recognize student-athletes who produced significant athletic achievement, but also those who excelled in the classroom and contributed time and service to the community.
“Right now in our store emerald green is flying off the shelves. Everyone loves the ease this chevron blouse goes from day to night.” $59.95 at The Limited
Many fashion students and alumnae also work in retail and can offer insight into world of buying and selling in the fashion industry.
Vanessa Feldkamp is a senior majoring in Fashion Merchandising at Ursuline College. She is also the sales lead manager at The Limited. Vanessa explains that she applies a lot of what she learned in May Beard’s Retail Buying classes: “May Beard’s class taught me to take a deeper look into the psychology of the target customer. I’ve also learned to analyze why a product didn’t sell.”
This helps Vanessa and her team to assist the customer in her shopping experience. “Also, by knowing what our customers likes we can drive sales in our stores,” Vanessa said.
Ursuline College student organization to take the lead on supporting public health awareness by hosting a Go Red for Women Campaign Fundraiser. The Student Nurses of Ursuline College (SNUC) are proud to support the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign for the ninth consecutive year. The Fundraiser will benefit research efforts in the fight against women’s heart disease.
Our favorite celebs dazzled us at The 56th Annual Grammy Awards.
And on this enchanted evening, the stars shined brightly in sequin gowns:
From left, Taylor Swift dazzles in Gucci, Rita Ora in Lanvin, and Ciara in Pucci.
Image via Us Weekly
I’ll never forget my internship experience. When I first set foot into the news department at WKYC-TV, I was an eager, wide-eyed, twenty-one-year-old college student ready to experience the hardboiled world of journalism. My first day, I had the chance to go undercover with a veteran reporter. Were we delving into the latest crime mystery? Not exactly. I was actually invited to join the consumer reporter to test out jean sizes in various stores (seeing if a size 2 at Target was different from a size 2 Nordstrom).
From my first day to the end of the second semester as an intern in the news department WKYC-TV, I jumped at every opportunity I was offered. The real world experience I achieved continues to help me as a marketing and public relations professional today. Northeast Ohio is a treasure trove of internship opportunities for PR & Marketing majors. Here are some PR and Marketing focused internship ideas based on your interests. Whether you’re an activist, arts and culture enthusiast, news junkie or a creative corporate – Cleveland has an opportunity for you!