November 12, 2008 —
Five Design & Merchandising students are now published authors. Students in "Design Directions' were instructed in how to write traditional academic papers, synthesizing visual art ideas into a scholarly format for peer-reviewed publication. Their final assignment was to write a paper on any aspect of menswear. D&M Professor Joe Hancock and librarian Ann Keith Kennedy served as editors and chose five out of the twelve papers written to be published in the premiere issue of the Journal of Culture and Retail Image.
This is an official undergraduate journal publication that is permanently archived in the Drexel library. The next issue-out in 2009-will be about the great Philadelphia retailer Wanamakers. The Journal of Culture and Retail Image is a joint effort of the Design & Merchandising program and Drexel Libraries, with help from the University's Writing Center.