"U of M, Uptown Business Association partner to fight heart disease"
By Luisa Badaracco, UMNnews, January 31, 2008
Eighty-five students in the College of Design's retail merchandising class are teaming up with the (Minneapolis) Uptown Business Association to decorate store windows during February to raise awareness about heart disease. A collaboration with the American Heart Association (AHA), each of the 16 window displays will feature a red dress and retailers' merchandise as part of the AHA's "Go Red for Women" campaign. Jaeha Lee (Graphic Design) is quoted: "This is a great project on many levels and we are honored to be working with the American Heart Association for it. When students are able to directly connect community service with their academic curriculum, they are able to consider how their skills, their education, their time, and their effort can truly make a visible impact on those around them."