Northwood Style Show Encounters Delay in Getting the Reel Rolling--Tuesday, April 23, New Date

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April 18, 2013

MIDLAND, MI – The 12th annual Northwood University (NU) Style Show executive board has rescheduled their annual Style Show due to this week’s heavy rains and predicted flooding. This new date has been set for Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at 8:00 pm. in the Hach Student Life Center on the Midland Campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive. (The prior date was Friday, April 19, 2013.) The public is welcome to attend the show as well as the gala reception directly following the event.

For questions, or for those who wish to request a refund, contact Jill Ouellette at or 989.837.4260.

For more information on ticket sales and to see behind-the-scenes photos of the Style Show, please visit our website at For ticket information and questions, please contact Jill Ouellette or Elise Brotebeck at

This year we have exceptional student designers whose collections range from historic inspirations to skirts and dresses made from recycled materials. To name just a few of the featured vendors from around the state of Michigan, you will see apparel from Andrea’s Closet, Gems by Em, Doncaster, My Secret Garden, Francesca’s Collection and Rent the Runway. A majority of the featured shoes in this year’s show are being provided by Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW) in Saginaw. The apparel is specifically selected to be modeled in the segment that correlates with the Disney theme.

“As unfortunate as the show postponement is, no better executive board could handle it! Our team is so dedicated and passionate about this event that no setback will bring us down. This only helps us work even harder together and drives us to make the show that much better!” says Chairwoman Kaitlyn Girodat. The chair for the show is chosen every year by the show’s faculty advisor, Jill Ouellette. After Girodat was chosen, she and Ouellette chose three vice chairs and the remaining needed 14 executive board members. Professor Ouellette, states, “The hard work, dedication and synergy exhibited by our students are truly top notch. I am thrilled as an educator to watch our students develop truly marketable skills.”

This New York type high fashion show is organized by Northwood students who are solely responsible for everything—from training and coaching the 60+ student models, arranging model fittings all over Michigan, collecting the clothing, designing the decorations and layout, and the food and beverages which are served at the gala reception. This magical show is sure to be bringing back memories for attendees of all ages!

The Fashion Open House, previously scheduled for Friday, April 19, 2013, will coincide with our regularly scheduled Spring Open House on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The Spring Open House will be take place in Griswold Lecture Hall on the Midland campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive. Registration will take place from 9:00-9:30 a.m. and the event will occur from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch will be served, a campus tour provided and a panel of student ambassadors to answer questions. In addition, the Style Show executive board will be available to provide information regarding the Style Show. Prospective high school students are encouraged to attend to gain insight about the fashion marketing and management program. You may RSVP at 989.837.4273 or visit


Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in eight states with many course delivery options including an online option. The DeVos Graduate School offers day, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas and Florida. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise provides system-wide expertise in family enterprise, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and new business development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in Switzerland, China, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.