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Building a Legacy

Living the American Dream


Finding Balance

Seeing Double in the AEC Department


The Flower Whisperer


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Smart Crop


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Red Raider Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Tier One


Red Raider Families

Go Get Lost in the Corn Maze

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Floral Design For You

Story and Photos by Colleen Monroe


Floral Design professor Judith Wilmington gives you the step-by-step process for creating a half round design worthy of the centerpiece for your dining room table.


Items needed:


Step 1:

Take a piece of water soaked oasis and place it into the container. Use floral tape to tape the oasis to the container.

Step 1


Step 2:

Slice the corners off the oasis. Then, Place one flower directly in the center of the oasis and four more flowers in the center of the four sides.

Step 2


Step 3:

Once you have the five flowers in the oasis, take four more flowers and place them on top of the oasis, at the four corners.

Step 3


Step 4:

Once you have the flowers in their correct areas, stick pieces of fern on each side of the flowers. The design so should look like a half-circle shape at this time with the top rounded.

Step 4


Step 5:

Now that you have all of the flowers and ferns stuck in the oasis, you will need to use your judgment to fill in any empty appearing spaces with more fern or filler flowers.

Step 5