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Threads: Behind the Curtain

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​​​BTC-Threads-360x640.jpgYou're invited to an intimate look at the student-produced fashion show, Threads, which is a signature event for students pursuing a fashion merchandising and design degree​ at Central Michigan University. 

On this visit you'll 
  • ​enjoy a complimentary lunch in a residence hall, 
  • tour our state-of-the-art facilities, including the Visual Merchandising and 3-D Makerbot labs,
  • attend interactive sessions led by faculty and current students 
  • and meet the show's student designers during the Threads dress rehearsal.

Register for Behind the Curtain

Check in starts at 10:30 a.m.
11 a.m. Friday, April 21, 2017
Education and Human Services Building
Central Michigan University​

Register Today​​​​​

Agenda

1​0:30 to 11 a.m. 

Check in

EHS Building

11:15​​ a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Complimentary Lunch
Real Food on Campus: Towers Residence Hall

12:25 to 12:50 p.m.
Tour of FMD Facilities
ET Building
1 p.m.
SessionsWightman Hall
4:30 p.m.

Threads Fashion 
Show Dress Rehearsal
Finch Fieldhouse

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Sessions
Computers and Fashion 
Explore the use of CAD for fashion design unlocking your creative potential. 

Wonderful World of Textiles 
Textiles form the basic foundation of fashion. In this session you will learn the science behind the glamour. 

Fashion Illustration 
Gain tips and skills on how to illustrate your very own fashion collection. 

Senior Spotlight 
Hear about the experiences of these graduating seniors from our program. 

Visual Merchandising
Learn the basics of window display and style your own mannequin. ​



Driving Directions 

All directions are designated for Parking Lot 22 off Preston Street and lead you to the Education and Human Services (EHS) Building. View a campus map and a photo of the EHS Building​.


Flint/Saginaw/Detroit North Suburbs (Warren, Troy, Oakland & Macomb Counties)
Take I-75 north to the Midland US 10 exit. Follow the exit into Midland and watch signs for US 10/20. Take M-20 west into Mt. Pleasant. Once in Mt. Pleasant, M-20 becomes Pickard Street. Continue on M-20/Pickard until you reach Mission Street, the sixth stoplight. Turn left. Go to the fifth traffic light at Preston Street, turn right. The entrance to Parking Lot 22 is just passed the third stop sign (Washington Street) on your left. Drive to opposite end of the entrance (south side of the parking lot) and the EHS Building is across Washington Street to the east. 

Ann Arbor/Detroit Southern Suburbs (Livonia, Dearborn, Trenton, Wayne County)
Take Interstate 96 west to Lansing, then US 127 north following the directional signs to Clare. Proceed north on US 127 to the first Mt. Pleasant exit (#139). You will exit onto Mission Street. At the third stoplight (Preston Street) turn left. The entrance to Parking Lot 22 is just passed the third stop sign (Washington Street) on your left. Drive to opposite end of the entrance (south side of the parking lot) and the EHS Building is across Washington Street to the east.

Lansing/Battle Creek
Take Interstate 94 east to 69/27 toward Lansing. From Lansing, take US 127 north following signs to Clare. Proceed north on US 127 to the first Mt. Pleasant exit (#139). You will exit onto Mission Street. At the third stoplight (Preston Street) turn left. The entrance to Parking Lot 22 is just passed the third stop sign (Washington Street) on your left. Drive to the opposite end of the entrance (south side of the parking lot) and the EHS Building is across Washington Street to the east. 

Chicago area
Take Interstate 94 east toward Detroit. Merge onto Interstate 196 north/US 31 north toward Holland/Grand Rapids (exit #34). Proceed north on Interstate 196 north. Merge onto US 131 north toward Cadillac (exit #77A). Take the M46 east exit (#120) toward Lakeview or Saginaw. At Six Lakes (blinker light), turn left or north on highway 66. Continue to Remus, and at the traffic light turn right or east on M20. Once in Mt. Pleasant, M20 becomes High Street. At the fourth traffic light (Washington Street), turn right. At the third stop sign (Preston Street), turn right. The entrance to Parking Lot 22 is off Preston Street just before the rail road tracks. Drive to the opposite end of the entrance (south side of the parking lot) and the EHS Building is across Washington Street to the east.

Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo
Take Interstate 131 to Grand Rapids/Cadillac. Take highway M46 east toward Lakeview or Saginaw. At Six Lakes (blinker light), turn left or north on highway 66. Continue to Remus, and at the traffic light turn right or east on M20. Once in Mt. Pleasant, M-20 becomes High Street. At the fourth traffic light (Washington Street), turn right. At the third stop sign (Preston Street), turn right. The entrance to Parking Lot 22 is off Preston Street just before the rail road tracks. Drive to the opposite end of the entrance (south side of the parking lot) and the EHS Building is across Washington Street to the east.

Big Rapids
Take highway M-20 east to Mt. Pleasant. At the fourth traffic light (Washington Street), turn right. At the third stop sign (Preston Street), turn right. The entrance to Parking Lot 22 is off Preston Street just before the rail road tracks. Drive to the opposite end of the entrance (south side of the parking lot) and the EHS Building is across Washington Street to the east.

Northern Michigan and Upper Peninsula
Take I-75 to US 127 south to the first Mt. Pleasant exit (#144), which is also Business 127. Business 127 becomes Mission Street. Turn right at the sixth traffic light (Preston Street). The entrance to Parking Lot 22 is just passed the third stop sign (Washington Street) on your left. Drive to the opposite end of the entrance (south side of the parking lot) and the EHS Building is across Washington Street to the east.​


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