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Mark Chidister to be honored at Aug. 18 welcome reception

August 11, 2017 4:03 pm

The College of Design will honor Associate Professor Emeritus Mark Chidister at its annual welcome reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, in the Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum. A brief program will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Chidister joined the Iowa State faculty in 1981 as an assistant professor of landscape architecture and was promoted to associate professor in 1988. He served as interim chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture from 1992–1994, associate dean for academic programs in the College of Design from 1995–2001 and 2014–2016, assistant to the president for budget planning and analysis from 2001–2006, associate professor of art and visual culture from 2006–2017, interim senior policy adviser for the College of Design from 2012–2016 and senior associate dean for planning and academic personnel from 2016 until his retirement June 30. He led the college’s strategic planning process for 2013-2020 and strategic plan update for 2017-2020. He received the 2017 Dean’s Excellence Award for Exceptional Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion.

Graveside memorial service for Professor Emeritus Philip Allen is Aug. 11

August 7, 2017 9:56 am

Professor Emeritus Philip Allen, 86, formerly of Ames, died July 2 in Fargo, N.D. A memorial graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11, at Ames Municipal Cemetery, 310 E. 9th St. Allen joined the Iowa State University Department of Applied Art as an assistant professor in 1967. He helped develop the ceramics studio and taught drawing, lettering, watercolor painting and visual foundation courses, including the color studio and classes focused on three-dimensional design, until his retirement in 1996. Memorial contributions may be directed to the St. Francis Village Protestant Fellowship or to the Salvation Army. Online condolences may be made at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care. View obituary

Grant-writing specialists can help faculty develop proposals

July 31, 2017 4:05 pm

Iowa State has contracts through 2020 with six grant-writing consultants, including three new ones: BioScience Writers, Grant Development & Management and Impacta. The consultants help faculty develop and write their proposals and ensure that proposals follow the sponsors’ guidelines. Principal investigators interested in hiring a consultant should review information about each consultant to see which one best fits their needs.

Registration open for a2ru national conference

July 28, 2017 9:52 am

Registration is open for the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) 5th Annual National Conference, “Arts in the Public Sphere: Civility, Advocacy, and Engagement,” scheduled Nov. 1-4 at Northeastern University in Boston. A pre-conference workshop will be hosted by Boston University. Register online through the early-bird deadline of Friday, Sept. 1, to save $50 off the Partner registration fee ($300 through Sept. 1, $350 Sept. 2-Oct. 1). A limited number of student travel grants of up to $250 are available for students from partner institutions.

Fall 2017 course reserve requests

July 19, 2017 3:01 pm

Parks Library is starting the course reserve process for fall 2017. Books that were on reserve last spring are still on the reserve shelves and need to be cleared. If the same books are required for fall, they should be changed to fall reserve.

College of Design faculty are asked to inform Design Reading Room Supervisor Angie Brown:

  • which books can be removed from the spring reserve shelves
  • which ones can be carried over to fall and
    • if the professor is different
    • if the course title and number are different
    • if the reserve list is somewhat different

If she doesn’t hear from you, she will remove the books from the reserve shelves.

Please also let her know any new lists you wish to place on reserve for fall. Brown can be reached at ambrown@iastate.edu, (515) 294-0418.

New faculty orientation Aug. 15-16

July 11, 2017 8:26 am

New faculty members are encouraged to attend two days of orientation programming in mid-August.

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching will host the CELT Teaching Symposium Tuesday morning, Aug. 15, at the Scheman Building. The program will highlight the best teaching practices and student support resources available at Iowa State. New faculty will learn how to prepare for a successful first semester of teaching as well as explore CELT’s services, resources and professional development opportunities. Following a hosted lunch, Tuesday afternoon will feature a faculty-focused version of University Human Resources’ Employee Orientation. These tailored sessions will cover a variety of policies and legal requirements that faculty should be aware of, including IT use and computer ethics, discrimination and harassment prevention, conflict-of-interest awareness and FERPA.

On Wednesday, Aug. 15, New Faculty Orientation will give all new faculty the opportunity to meet with one another as well as with senior leaders at Iowa State. Senior Vice President and Provost Jonathan Wickert will start by highlighting what it means to be part of a land-grant university. Presentations will address tools for faculty success, working with students, managing social media and getting a research program up and running. Lunch will be followed by a resource fair that includes information about Ames, faculty and staff associations, childcare and more. Concurrent afternoon sessions will include a panel discussion with experienced faculty on research and on teaching expectations, as well as roundtable conversations with the deans. Register online.

Register for fall 2017 NCFDD Faculty Success Program

July 5, 2017 9:15 am

Sponsored by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, the Faculty Success Program is a 12-week (Aug. 28 – Nov. 18) intensive mentoring program (or virtual bootcamp) designed to help faculty increase research productivity, get control of their time and live a full and healthy life beyond campus. Learn more about the program in a short preview webinar, “5 Secrets to a Super-Productive Semester,” from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, July 6.

Receive a $500 discount if you register (using your Iowa State institutional membership) for the program by the Friday, July 21 early-bird deadline. Online registration is available through Friday, July 28.

Riad Mahayni memorial service is June 29

June 27, 2017 9:22 am

The College of Design is deeply saddened by the passing of Professor Emeritus Riad Mahayni, FAICP, 75, who died Friday, June 23, at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames following a courageous battle with cancer. A memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 29, in the college’s Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dr. Riad Mahayni Civic Planning Award scholarship fund at Iowa State.

Professor Mahayni first came to Iowa State from 1979-1983 to serve as chair of the Department of Community & Regional Planning (formerly the Department of Urban Planning in the College of Agriculture) in its new home in the College of Design. After coordinating a major regional planning project in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, from 1983-1985, he returned to ISU in 1986 as a planning professor, teaching courses on planning in developing nations as well as transportation planning, planning theory and methods, land use and comprehensive planning. He chaired the department again from 1995-2002.

Under Mahayni’s direction, the department earned recognition and accreditation of its undergraduate and graduate programs, expanded the number of faculty and students, developed double-degree programs with several other departments and increased collaboration with communities in central Iowa and around the world. He retired in 2012.

Mahayni also contributed to the community through his service on the Ames City Council (including five years as mayor pro tem) as well as the city’s Historic Preservation Commission, Planning and Zoning Commission and Economic Development Commission; the Story County United Way; Ames Rotary Club; and the board of Youth and Shelter Services. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Darul Arqum Islamic Center in west Ames. View the full obituary

Faculty contributions sought for museum initiative

June 16, 2017 1:21 pm

In Memoriam: Louis (Louie) Lex

May 30, 2017 2:37 pm

Louis (Louie) Lex, Sr., 91, died Tuesday, May 23, at Accura Healthcare of Ames. He is survived by Louise (PhD 1977 Education), his wife of 62 years and a former political science faculty member at Iowa State University; daughter, Andrea (MS 1993 Journalism & Mass Communication) (Abdul Sudam, BS 1995 Industrial Engineering); son, Louis (Tricia); foster daughter, Peg Smith; and three grandchildren.

Lex joined the ISU faculty in the Department of Community and Regional Planning as an assistant professor in 1972 and was promoted to associate professor in 1975. He taught classes in planning and environmental law until his retirement in 1999.

Lex’s body has been deeded to the University of Iowa College of Medicine. A memorial event will be held on the Iowa State campus in July. View obituary

NCBDS 2018 Call for Submissions

May 30, 2017 12:56 pm

Submissions are being accepted for NCBDS 34: Time, the National Conference on the Beginning Design Student, which will take place March 1-3, 2018, at the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning. Submission categories include abstract, paper session, film and video, film and video panel, and performance. Entries are due electronically by Sunday, Oct. 1. Entries also are being accepted for the NCBDS Faculty Award.

a2ru Circuits Webinar on Integrating the Arts at Land-Grant Institutions

May 30, 2017 9:52 am

The next installment in the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) Circuits Webinar series, “Integrating the Arts at Land-Grant Institutions,” will explore the  landscape of arts and arts-interdisciplinary efforts in research universities across the country. Scheduled from 1 to 2:30 p.m. CDT on Friday, June 9, this webinar will provide case studies, benefits and practices for integrating the arts at land-grant institutions.

Panelists include (full bios online):

  • Stephen D. Beck, Louisiana State University
  • Ruth Waalkes, Virginia Tech
  • Stephen Waller, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Deb Mexicotte, Moderator, University of Michigan

Register online. You can email questions for the panelists in advance to moderator Deb Mexicotte. The webinar will be recorded and made available later on the a2ru website.

Presidential search committee’s first meeting open to the public

May 18, 2017 11:32 am

The Presidential Search and Screen Committee will hold its first meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, June 5, in the Uelner Executive Board Room at the ISU Alumni Center. The committee will receive its formal charge, discuss scheduling public listening sessions about qualities needed by the next president, and talk about next steps. The meeting is open to the public; audio from the meeting will be livestreamed on the board’s website.

The 21-member group is co-chaired by College of Design Dean Luis Rico-Gutierrez and Iowa State alumnus Dan Houston (BBA 1984 Marketing), president and chairman of Principal Financial Group. It will be assisted by the executive search firm AGB Search.

Campus celebration of George A. Jackson Black Cultural Center naming is May 20

May 18, 2017 9:30 am

On Saturday, May 20, the campus community will celebrate the naming of the Black Cultural Center for longtime former administrator George Jackson, who died last year. During his 31 years of service, Jackson was director of the Office of Minority Student Affairs, assistant vice president for Student Affairs and assistant dean of the Graduate College. Located at 517 Welch Ave., the George A. Jackson Black Cultural Center will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to noon for the celebration. A short program will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Governance document, strategic plan and concurrent degree voting results

May 9, 2017 3:25 pm

The results of voting on items brought forward at the final college faculty-staff meetings of spring semester are as follows:

  • Governance document revisions: 55 yes, 0 no
  • Strategic plan 2017-2020 update: 51 yes, 0 no
  • BID/MBA concurrent degree proposal: 36 yes, 2 no

The motions to approve these three items have passed.

Seminars on navigating the IRB approval process and protecting human subjects

May 8, 2017 8:52 am

Learn tips on developing and submitting protocols to the Institutional Review Board at the Office for Responsible Research’s (ORR) monthly training seminar, “Institutional Review Board 101: Navigating the IRB Submission Process,” from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 11, in the Kildee Hall Ensminger Room. An IRB staff member will walk through key sections of the IRB application and explain what the IRB looks for during the review process. This seminar will be beneficial to both new and experienced investigators, including students and faculty. Participants are asked to register through Learn@ISU, but you are welcome to attend even if you don’t get a chance to register. Questions? Contact Jen Ensley.

The ORR’s second seminar in a series of four, “Protecting Human Subjects,” will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, in 1030 Morrill. Learn about protecting human subjects in your research, including discussion of risk in human subjects research and approaches to minimizing risk. The session also will address participant confidentiality as well as data security measures. Again, you’re asked to register via Learn@ISU, but it is not required to attend. Direct questions to Jen Ensley.

Taylor is finalist for ISU Extension and Outreach Community and Economic Development director

May 5, 2017 10:39 am

Since September 2015, Gary Taylor, Iowa State University associate professor of community and regional planning and ISU Extension and Outreach community development specialist, has served as the interim director of ISU Extension and Outreach Community and Economic Development. He has now been named a finalist in the search for the director of ISU CED, who also will serve as the associate director of the Institute for Design Research and Outreach in the College of Design and director of Design Extension.

Taylor will give a public presentation in an open forum at 2:30 p.m. Monday, May 15, in the Memorial Union Gold Room. You may also participate via webinar at the appointed time. Information on the position and Taylor’s background is available on the ISU Extension and Outreach Human Resources website.

Professional development opportunities available this summer through CELT

May 4, 2017 9:57 am

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) will offer several professional development opportunities this summer, when schedules are less full. Here’s a sampling:

  • The popular Research-Based Flipped Classroom-Team-Based Learning program. CELT Associate Director Holly Bender will offer this three-part series from 1:10 to 4 p.m. daily, June 27-29.
  • Best Practices in Online Course Design (using the Quality Matters rubric), led by Darrin Jones, CELT program coordinator and QM leader. This three-part series will be offered three times: May 17-19, June 20-22 and July 25-27.
  • Inclusive Classroom workshop for faculty and staff (with a teaching role). It includes pre-workshop online learning modules and a face-to-face workshop, and will be offered four times: May 11, June 13, July 12 and Aug. 9.

Recent faculty voting results

May 2, 2017 1:24 pm

The results of recent voting on items brought forward at the college faculty-staff meetings are as follows:

  • 2018-2019 Front of Catalog: 43 yes, 0 no
  • Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation and Cultural Heritage: 48 yes, 0 no
  • Master of Real Estate Development: 53 yes, 3 no
  • Textile Design Minor: 62 yes, 1 no
  • 2018-2019 Back of Catalog: 58 yes, 1 no

Voting on the strategic plan update (faculty and staff), governance document revisions (faculty and stafff) and BID/MBA concurrent degree proposal (faculty only) closes Monday, May 8.

Gene Figura visitation and funeral service May 6

May 2, 2017 11:17 am

Gene B. Figura, 90, of Ames, died Monday, May 1, at Green Hills Health Care Center. Figura joined the Iowa State University faculty in the Department of Applied Art (later the Department of Art and Design) as an instructor in 1968 and became an assistant professor in 1975. He retired in 1993. A funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at Adams Funeral Home in Ames, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial with military honors will follow at Ames Municipal Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames. View obituary

Fulbright U.S. Scholars Program webinars scheduled in May

April 28, 2017 11:59 am

The Core Fulbright Scholar Program — recognized by the Association of American Universities — offers more than 500 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in more than 125 countries. Opportunities are available for faculty members as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. In addition to several new program models designed to meet the changing needs of U.S. academics and professionals, Fulbright is offering more opportunities for flexible, multi-country grants.

Webinars offering an overview of Fulbright and its programs will be offered in May:

Applications are due Tuesday, Aug. 1. Questions? Contact Sandra Norvell.

CEAH director candidate open forums scheduled May 1-4

April 28, 2017 10:00 am

Four candidates for the position of director of the ISU Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities (CEAH) will interview on campus the week of May 1. Faculty members are encouraged to attend the open forums, all scheduled in 3150 Beardshear:

  • Carlton Basmajian, associate professor of community and regional planning, 4-5 p.m. Monday, May 1
  • Jonathan Sturm, professor of music, 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, May 2
  • Teresa Paschke, professor of art and visual culture, 12-1 p.m. Tuesday, May 2
  • Barbara Ching, professor of English, 3-4 p.m. Thursday, May 4

Nominations sought for 2018 “Women Impacting ISU” calendar

April 26, 2017 3:03 pm

The Catt Center will accept nominations for its 2018 “Women Impacting ISU” calendar through Sept. 29. Any woman who is currently employed by the university (must still be employed for the 2018 calendar year) or is a current student at Iowa State is eligible to be nominated. Self-nominations will not be considered. Those selected for the 2018 calendar will be notified in November. More information, including the nomination form, is online.

Revised college governance document available for review before May 1 vote

April 26, 2017 12:46 pm

Next Monday, May 1, proposed changes to the College of Design’s Governance Document will be brought to the college faculty-staff meeting for a vote. The revised document was presented at the April 24 faculty-staff meeting.

The Liaison Council invited the Office of the Dean to recommend changes to the college’s governance document to clarify term limits on college councils and committees, to align the college’s associate deans with the appropriate councils and committees, to reflect recent changes in the Faculty Handbook regarding position responsibility statements and to correct some Faculty Handbook references.

Recommendations were submitted to the Liaison Council, which reviewed all of the changes and decided which changes to bring forward for consideration and vote. Substantive changes are highlighted in the linked document.

Osborn Drive gates to remain down during summer session

April 25, 2017 2:39 pm

During previous summer sessions, the Osborn Drive gates have been in the open position. This summer session, however, the gates will remain down from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Facilities Planning & Management will monitor usage and may adjust the time to 5 p.m. depending on any issues that may need to be addressed by the Parking Division.

Final draft of strategic plan update available to review before May 1 vote

April 25, 2017 9:38 am

Next Monday, May 1, the final draft of the College of Design’s strategic plan update will be brought to the college faculty-staff meeting for a vote. The following two documents were presented at the April 24 meeting and are available for review:

Please come to the May 1 meeting prepared to vote on approval of the updated plan.

Faculty needed for student orientation panel

April 24, 2017 9:58 am

The Office of New Student Programs seeks participants for a faculty/adviser panel during summer orientation. The audience is primarily family members of first-year, direct-from-high-school students. The panel is intended to address academic expectations, classroom culture and how family members can support their students academically. Your advice about classroom etiquette and proper communication will help family members understand the academic environment their students will be entering this fall.

Each panel will be composed of one representative from each of the three colleges hosting orientation on that day. Design faculty panel dates are June 2, 7, 13, 23 and 27 from 9 to 10 a.m. each day in the Memorial Union Sun Room. As a panelist, you will be asked to:

  • tell the audience a little about yourself and how you work with students
  • share how family members can best support their student academically
  • answer questions from the audience
  • give family members a piece of helpful advice about academic success as they send their student off to college

Faculty members are asked to commit to participate in two or three orientation sessions. The orientation faculty/adviser panel is the second half of a session called “Key Topics for Family Members.” Please respond online ASAP. You will be informed of your confirmed dates by May 1.

Lavender Graduation is May 4

April 20, 2017 11:44 am

Lavender Graduation recognizes graduating members of the Iowa State lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual and ally community. Students graduating in May, August and December 2017 will be celebrated at the 20th annual event from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 4, in East State Gym.

Graduating students who wish to participate should sign up online by 5 p.m. Friday, April 28.

Volunteers also are needed to help create a special event for graduates. Sign up online.

Volunteers needed for spring graduation convocation

April 20, 2017 9:37 am

Volunteers are needed to help us host our annual spring undergraduate and graduate convocation Saturday, May 6. The event will be divided into two recognition ceremonies in the Lightfoot Forum with a reception for graduates and guests in the King Pavilion between ceremonies. The reception area will be open beginning at 7 a.m. and remain available for visitors to use through the end of the second ceremony.

Volunteers are needed from 7 or 7:30 a.m. to noon to greet guests, check in candidates for graduation, and work at the reception table, among other duties. If you can help, please contact Sarah Klahs, 294-7428, by Friday, April 28.

Final comments sought on updated College of Design strategic plan

April 17, 2017 10:58 am

Next Monday, April 24, an update to the College of Design’s strategic plan will be brought to the college faculty-staff meeting for final consideration and a vote. This week there is still time to submit comments that will shape the version presented on the 24th. Three documents are available for review:

The college needs input and ideas from faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends. All comments received via email to Senior Associate Dean Mark Chidister by 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, will be considered as the final version of the plan is developed. Thank you for your help in this process.

ARCH 202 design-build project reception at Reliable Street April 24

April 17, 2017 9:00 am

The Iowa State University second-year architecture studio (ARCH 202) is in the final stages of completing its latest design/build project involving the entire 86-person class. The project, titled SHIFT, is a permanent outdoor public space that integrates both seating and places for play. At night, it will be illuminated with an architectural light display powered by a solar panel system donated by local Ames company PowerFilm.

An opening reception for SHIFT will be at 7 p.m. (dusk) Monday, April 24, at Reliable Street, 4625 Reliable St. in Ames. Light refreshments will be provided. All are welcome to attend.

The ARCH 202 studio was invited by the Reliable Street artists’ collective to design a new installation for its upcoming opening. Reliable Street is a nonprofit organization which is developing an entrepreneurial incubator and community space with live music, food, coffee and a bar. Several College of Design faculty members as well as local Iowa artists are participating in the effort. The project is supported by Reliable Street and a 2017 Curriculum Based Outreach Fund grant.

Input sought by ISU Transportation Advisory Committee

April 13, 2017 4:47 pm

As the College of Design’s representative to the ISU Transportation Advisory Committee, Josh Obrecht seeks input and opinions from faculty and staff on any and all topics that would be of interest to this committee. These would include issues and ideas related to roads, parking lots, mobility and any other topics that would be associated with transportation. Please email Obrecht, jobrecht@iastate.edu, with comments or questions. Some topics already on the table include:

  • The possibility of charging for visitor passes to reduce their misuse
  • Restricted access to Bissell Road and Union Drive
  • Expanded parking including parking ramps
  • Renovation of the Iowa State Center parking lots; this includes the possibility of charging to park there due to an estimated $20 million cost for renovation
  • Increased support for pedestrian mobility
  • Changing the process to obtain medical permits

 

NSF CAREER Awards proposal development guidance

April 13, 2017 4:40 pm

College of Design junior faculty members interested in submitting an NSF CAREER Award proposal who wish to use the university’s consultant, The Implementation Group (TIG), for guidance on proposal development should contact Associate Dean for Research and Outreach Kevin Kane by Wednesday, April 26. Please note that first drafts of these proposals must be ready for review by Monday, May 1.

Exam Accommodations Center referrals

April 13, 2017 9:23 am

To meet the needs of students and faculty, the Exam Accommodations Center (1200 Hixson-Lied Student Success Center) will be open over the weekend preceding finals week to allow completion of scheduled Blackboard exams. Hours of operation will be noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 29, and Sunday, April 30.

Faculty members who would like to use the Exam Accommodations Center (EAC) to provide examinations for students who have shared notification letters should complete the online referral form. All exams at the EAC must be scheduled in advance; that is, no “drop-in” or unscheduled exams will be administered at the EAC. Referrals for final exams to be completed at the EAC must be received no later than Thursday, April 27, to guarantee availability.

Please note: Do not re-submit referral forms to EAC for spring 2017 final exams if you have done so already. Only students who present pink notification letters are permitted to take their exams with accommodations at the EAC.

CEAH director applications due April 21

April 12, 2017 4:55 pm

The Office of the Vice President for Research is accepting applications for director of the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities. This is a part-time, three-year term position open to tenured faculty with current appointments in an arts, humanities, design or appropriate social sciences department at Iowa State. View position description. Online applications are due Friday, April 21.

Make note of student orientation dates

April 12, 2017 4:37 pm

The College of Design will host orientation sessions for incoming freshmen, transfer and international students on the following days:

Transfer Student Orientation

Friday, April 14
Friday, April 21
Friday, May 22

Summer Orientation

Thursday and Friday, June 1-2
Tuesday and Wednesday, June 6-7
Tuesday and Wednesday, June 13-14
Thursday and Friday, June 22-23
Monday and Tuesday, June 26-27

International Orientation

Friday, June 9
Tuesday, Aug. 15

Just in Time (Transfer and Freshmen)

Thursday, Aug. 17

Arts Writers Grant Program now accepting applications

April 12, 2017 4:32 pm

The Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program supports writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art (made since World War II). The program issues grants directly to individual authors for articles ($15,000), blogs ($30,000), books ($50,000), new and alternative media ($15,000) and short-form writing projects ($30,000). See guidelines and eligibility requirements and apply online by Wednesday, May 17.

Proposal for textile design minor ready to review

April 11, 2017 4:16 pm

College of Design faculty are asked to review the proposal for a new textile design minor prior to the college faculty-staff meeting on Monday, April 24. There will be a call for a vote to approve the proposal at that meeting.

Comments sought on second draft of updated college strategic plan

April 10, 2017 11:57 am

Input received March 27 through April 5 on the first draft of the College of Design’s updated (2017-20) strategic plan has been incorporated into a second draft that is now ready for review. A copy of the comments received also is available.

You are invited to discuss the second draft and provide further input at a strategic planning forum at noon today, April 10, in 130 Design. Comments received at the forum and via email to Senior Associate Dean Mark Chidister by Wednesday, April 19, will be used to prepare a revised draft for a vote at the college faculty-staff meeting Monday, April 24.

Faculty Success Program early-bird discount ends Friday, April 14

April 10, 2017 11:16 am

Sponsored by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, the Faculty Success Program is a 12-week (May 21 – August 12, 2017) intensive mentoring program (or virtual bootcamp) designed to help faculty increase research productivity, get control of their time and live a full and healthy life beyond campus. Receive a $500 discount if you register (using your Iowa State institutional membership) by the Friday, April 14 early-bird deadline. Online registration is available through Friday, April 21 (or until full).

Awards Day is Friday, April 14

April 10, 2017 10:45 am

The College of Design’s annual Awards Day program is Friday, April 14. The event begins at 9:30 a.m. with brunch served in Gallery 181, followed by the presentation of several departmental and college awards at 10 a.m. in the Lightfoot Forum. Donors in attendance who have contributed to student scholarships and faculty awards also will be recognized. No tickets are required for the brunch or the ceremony.

This event is open to students, staff and faculty of the College of Design, university friends and guests. Please join us to celebrate our individual and collective accomplishments!

Vendors selected for learning management system demos

April 10, 2017 9:35 am

Education technology companies Canvas and Desire2Learn (D2L) have been selected to give on-campus presentations for Iowa State’s next learning management system, which will replace Blackboard. All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the informational vendor demonstrations: Instructure Canvas will be from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, April 17, and D2L will be from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 18, both in 206 Durham.

Product overviews of both products will be provided by ISU staff on Wednesday and Thursday, April 19 and 20, in other locations on campus. View schedule.

Science fair for elementary school students is April 22

April 5, 2017 9:43 am

The ISU student chapter of the American Meteorological Society will host its third annual science fair for students in grades 1-5 from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at the Memorial Union Pioneer Room. The event is organized in one-hour increments by grade with first- and second-graders in the first hour. Completed projects or posters do not have to be weather-related; they can be on any topic. Registration is free but required by Monday, April 17. Questions may be emailed to sciencefairams@gmail.com.

Departments, organizations sought for Destination Iowa State

April 4, 2017 1:43 pm

Destination Iowa State, the three-day welcome event for first-year and transfer students Aug. 17-19, invites university departments and organizations to participate in two specific activities: an evening picnic at the Iowa State Center on Thursday and Late Night at the Memorial Union on Friday. Participating units would host interactive activities for new Cyclones (while also promoting their department or unit). DIS staff can help develop ideas for activities. Email New Student Programs or call 294-5714 to express your interest or to get more information. Agreements are due July 28.

Intellectual property protection workshop is April 11

April 3, 2017 12:20 pm

The Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer (OIPTT) and Jim Oliver, director of the Virtual Reality Applications Center (VRAC), will share experiences securing intellectual property protection based on industry-funded research in a free workshop from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, in the Memorial Union Gold Room. Register for “Intellectual Property Protection at ISU” at Learn@ISU using your institutional membership. Lunch will be provided. Questions may be directed to industry-contracts@iastate.edu.

a2ru conference proposal deadline extended to April 14

April 3, 2017 12:13 pm

The deadline to submit proposals for papers/alternative equivalents (performances, time-based media presentations, etc.), discussion panels and working groups for the 2017 Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) national conference has been extended to Friday, April 14. Titled “Arts in the Public Sphere: Civility, Advocacy, and Engagement,” the conference will take place Nov. 1-4 in Boston, Massachusetts. It will be hosted by Northeastern University with additional events hosted by Boston University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Tufts University. Proposals will be reviewed and accepted through a blind peer-review process by a2ru partner scholars, practitioners and researchers. Visit the conference event page for more information and to download submission materials.

Register for Project LEA/RN workshop on human learning

March 29, 2017 9:12 am

Project LEA/RN will host a two-day workshop on human learning for up to 20 ISU educators from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily Tuesday-Wednesday, May 9-10, in 2622 Lagomarcino. Share insights about the brain based on current research, engage in strategies that promote interaction and deep thinking, and apply your new understandings in situations where you facilitate learning. The strategies you experience and the concepts you explore are applicable to classes, orientation sessions, extension meetings or any other learning situations, making your leadership even more effective for improving learning. RSVP to Jan Wiersema.

Welcome Sarah Klahs to the College of Design

March 28, 2017 3:01 pm

Sarah Klahs joined the College of Design March 1 as an administrative specialist in the Dean’s Office. She is the assistant to Cameron Campbell, associate dean for academic programs, and Mike Miller, director of operations, and serves as the college’s events coordinator and alumni coordinator. One of her first tasks is getting everything in order for Awards Day on April 14.

Klahs received a Bachelor of Science in communications and psychology from William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri, in 2012. She and her husband, Phil, moved to Ames in fall 2015 for him to pursue a PhD in ecology and evolutionary biology. They have “an adorable grey cat” named Peppermint. Klahs previously worked as an executive aide to the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee, and most recently as a secretary II for New Student Programs at Iowa State.

She is the chapter relations and standards board adviser for the Delta Nu chapter of Alpha Chi Omega sorority at Iowa State and a volunteer event assistant for the Volunteer Center of Story County. She also occasionally volunteers at the Octagon Center for the Arts. In her free time, Klahs loves to craft and bake. Please help us welcome her to the College of Design!

Input requested on first draft of updated strategic plan

March 27, 2017 10:28 am

Earlier this month, the process of updating the College of Design’s Strategic Plan began with a request for input on the college’s current plan. Input received March 6-22 shaped the first draft of an updated plan which is ready for review. The input of faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends is critical as the revised goals and tactics will guide college actions and funding priorities for the coming years. The PDF file combines three documents that we hope will prove useful as you review this first draft.

You are invited to discuss the draft and provide further input at a strategic planning forum at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, in room 130. Comments received at the forum and via email to Senior Associate Dean Mark Chidister by Wednesday, April 5, will be used to prepare a second draft which will be released on Monday, April 10. A report on progress made 2013 to the present is almost complete and will be released later this week.

Three finalists named in landscape architecture chair search

March 24, 2017 6:05 pm

Three finalists have been named in the search for the next chair of the Iowa State University Department of Landscape Architecture. They are:

  • Nnamdi Elleh, professor of architecture, history and theory and coordinator of the master’s and PhD programs in the School of Architecture and Interior Design in the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning at the University of Cincinnati
  • Carl Rogers, associate professor and interim chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture at Iowa State University
  • Thomas Oslund, principal and design director of Oslund Associates in Minneapolis, Minnesota

The finalists will visit campus in the next two weeks; each candidate will give a public presentation followed by a question-and-answer period. More information, including a list of visit dates and presentation times and the candidates’ bios, is available online.

Participate in prospective international student video

March 23, 2017 4:45 pm

Admissions is working on a #YouAreWelcomeHere video for prospective international students. Please invite the students, faculty, and staff you work with to participate.

Iowa State University values diversity and enthusiastically welcomes students from all backgrounds; there’s a place for you at Iowa State! #YouAreWelcomeHere

Join admissions in recording a video of support for prospective international students: March 28: 1:30-2:30 pm, Central Campus or 3-4 pm, Elings Hall

Vote for Ames in America’s Main Streets competition

March 23, 2017 2:45 pm

The Ames Main Street Cultural District is a quarterfinalist in the America’s Main Streets competition. The College of Design is proud to be a part of the district through our Design on Main facility in downtown Ames. You can help Ames win the competition — and a $25,000 grand prize — by voting online for Ames Main Street Cultural District every day. (Note that if you are on the same server as your coworkers, turn off the wifi on your cell phone and vote that way instead of from your computer, or vote from a personal/home computer.) You can also share the link with people you know via email and on social media. Voting for this phase of the competition runs through Monday, April 24. Thanks for your support!

Call for entries: Community of Artists exhibition

March 23, 2017 1:53 pm

The Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames invites entries for the Community of Artists all-media exhibition scheduled to run from June 2 through July 29 in the Main and Sweeney galleries. The juror this year is Sarah McCoy, an assistant professor of graphic design at Drake University who also owns and operates The Permanent Collection Letterpress + Design, a letterpress studio in Des Moines. Artists over 18 years of age living within 150 miles of Ames may submit original work completed after Jan. 1, 2015. Submit up to three entries for the $20 entry fee ($15 for Octagon members). Entries are due Sunday, April 16.

In Memoriam: Elsa Sreenivasam

March 22, 2017 9:29 am

Associate Professor Emerita of Art and Design Elsa Marie Sreenivasam of St. Paul, Minnesota, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in Green Valley, Arizona. She is survived by her husband, Dharma; five children and three grandchildren.

Sreenivasam received a Bachelor of Arts in 1951 from St. Scholastica, Duluth, Minnesota, and a Master of Arts in art education in 1969 from the University of Minnesota. She taught fiber art and design at the University of Kansas from 1973-1976 and at Iowa State University from 1977 until her retirement in 1992. She received two Fulbright Study/Research Awards to study traditional textile printing, dyeing and embroidery processes in India, which resulted in her publication, “The Textiles of India: A Living History.” She helped found the Surface Design Association in 1976 and served as its first president.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Minnesota. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making a donation to a charity of your choice.

Retirement reception for Gregory Palermo, Bruce Bassler and Clare Cardinal-Pett

March 21, 2017 9:10 am

The Department of Architecture invites faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends to celebrate the work and dedication of Professor Gregory Palermo and Associate Professors Bruce Bassler and Clare Cardinal-Pett at a retirement reception in their honor from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 6, in the Beckman Forum, King Pavilion. Remarks will begin at 4:15 p.m. Congratulatory cards may be mailed to the faculty in care of the department: 146 College of Design, 715 Bissell Road, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011.

Faculty and staff workshop on women in the workplace

March 20, 2017 11:25 am

The University Committee on Women will host a “Ready, Set … Risk” seminar and workshop on the development and advancement of women in the workplace. Daniella Levitt, president of Daniella Levitt Enterprises and Ovation Global Strategies, will share positive strategies and tactics for how to leverage risk to your advantage in your current and future careers. She will explore why risk-taking is essential to any woman’s career-management and advancement strategy.

Join Levitt for an open seminar from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, and a faculty-staff workshop from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 23, both in the Memorial Union Gallery Room. Register online.

Free registration for AIA Iowa Spring Conference

March 20, 2017 11:14 am

Full-time students and faculty members of the Iowa State University Department of Architecture can register free of charge for the Iowa chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Iowa) Spring Conference Wednesday, April 12, at the Scheman Building. This year’s theme is “Resilience” and the conference will focus on resilient designs and practices that are adaptable to ever-changing markets and ways designers and entrepreneurs can better shape a future for the built environment. Register online.

Promotion and tenure vita guidelines

March 10, 2017 8:35 am

A new Promotion & Tenure Vita Guidelines document approved by the College of Design’s Faculty Development Council is available online. It provides guidelines for developing faculty curriculum vitae for promotion and tenure dossiers to present the strongest case for the quality, quantity and impacts of scholarship and work in the areas of their PRS  while assuring the content meets ISU Faculty Handbook requirements. The document may be found on the Faculty Promotion & Advancement section of the college’s website.

Publication Subvention Grant proposals due April 3

March 10, 2017 8:13 am

The Office of the Vice President for Research offers Publication Subvention Grants to support low-volume scholarly projects that are not expected to be commercially viable without assistance. Any full-time faculty member or any P&S staff member at the rank of P37 or above may apply for this award through his/her academic unit. Anyone outside the university working on Iowa-related research topics may apply to this program by working directly with the VPR’s office.

Proposals are due electronically by 5 p.m. Monday, April 3.

Register for data disasters workshop

March 7, 2017 3:08 pm

All College of Design students, staff and faculty are invited to participate in a workshop on “How to Avoid Data Disasters” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, in 434 Design. Learn more about creating backups of your files. Bring your laptop and an external hard drive or USB stick and learn multiple ways to save your data, how often and where to save it. Snacks will be provided. Register by 5 p.m. Monday, March 20, by sending an email to Jennifer Nieland with the subject line “Data Disaster Workshop.”

Register for Latina/Latino Education Initiative Conference

March 7, 2017 10:06 am

This year’s Latina/Latino Education Initiative Conference on “Student Success and Completion” will be Wednesday, April 12, at the Des Moines Area Community College FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny. Registration is free; sign up online. Questions? Contact J. Eliseo De Leon, adjunct assistant professor of food science and human nutrition.

Input requested on College of Design’s strategic plan

March 6, 2017 8:41 am

Three years ago, College of Design faculty and staff approved a strategic plan and action plan for the years 2013-20. That plan included a mid-term opportunity to examine and, as needed, recast the goals and tactics. It is time to begin this update process.

Dean Luis Rico-Gutierrez and Senior Associate Dean Mark Chidister invite input from faculty, staff, students and alumni on the current plan with a focus on the goals and tactics that should inform priorities and guide action for the next three years. The update process will be iterative with several opportunities for you to provide feedback and respond to draft documents. In this first round, it would be most helpful to receive input and ideas by Wednesday, March 22, sent to Mark Chidister.

Faculty and staff should have received an email about this with two supporting documents attached. Students and alumni will be notified via the regularly scheduled e-blasts this week. CoD Plan Update Basics 2017 is a distillation of the strategic plans for ISU and the College of Design. CoD Plan Update Background 2017 includes the full text of these plans. Next week, you will also receive a report of progress made on the college’s plan since it was launched in 2013.

There are three basic questions under consideration for which we welcome your input:

  1. What goals and tactics in the current plan should be continued to guide the college for the next three years?
  2. What goals and tactics in the current plan should be eliminated or reshaped?
  3. What goals and tactics should be added?

While the focus of this update is on the goals and tactics, we can also revisit the college’s mission, vision and values statements if there are compelling reasons to do so.

College partners with AIA Iowa to host historic preservation workshop in Rome

March 3, 2017 10:23 am

The ISU College of Design and Iowa chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Iowa) will host a nine-day summer workshop on “Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse in Rome” at the college’s Rome studio. Travel dates are Friday, June 23, through Monday, July 3, 2017. Classes will take place at the Palazzo Cenci-Bolognetti with site visits and field trips to locations throughout Rome and its environs. The college has applied for continuing education credit (up to 20 hours) through the AIA, and participants may apply for credit through other professional organizations such as the American Society of Interior Designers and the American Society of Landscape Architects.

The $1,950 fee includes programming, six lunches, two dinners, lodging and transportation to and from lodging during programming. Not included are round-trip airfare, transit to and from airport, passport/visa fees, meals not specified in itinerary, personal items and expenses, gratuities other than specified, damage or abuse of lodging, travel insurance, and other items not listed in the itinerary. A $500 is required by Friday, April 14, to secure a place in the workshop. More information, including a complete itinerary, will be forthcoming.

Iowa Arts Council Fellowship letters of intent due March 15

March 3, 2017 9:05 am

Iowa Arts Council Fellowships support individual artists with up to $10,000 in funding and professional development opportunities. Awards are made to artists who demonstrate exceptional creativity and the capacity to contribute to the innovation and elevation of the arts in Iowa. Letters of intent are due Wednesday, March 15, for the fellowship period from July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.

Foreign travel grant applications due March 24

March 3, 2017 8:48 am

Foreign travel grant applications for the travel period of May 16, 2017, through Jan. 16, 2018, are due to the Dean’s Office, 134 Design, by 5 p.m. Friday, March 24. These grant funds, offered three times per year, support a portion of round-trip international airfare. Submit the original application copy only with department chair signature. This is an internal deadline prior to submission to the university.

Honors Program seeks award nominations

March 2, 2017 10:17 am

The University Honors Program seeks nominations for outstanding Honors teaching, advising or mentoring. Two awards of $500 will be given for general excellence in teaching or advising Honors students. Anyone who has taught or mentored in the Honors program may apply. Recipients will be recognized Wednesday, April 26, at the University Honors Program convocation. Send nominations and optional supporting materials to 2130 Jischke by 5 p.m. Friday, March 24.

Nominations sought for 2017-18 leadership class

February 28, 2017 3:10 pm

The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost seeks nominations for the 2017-18 cohort of the Emerging Leaders Academy. The academy is open to faculty and P&S staff members in all divisions, whether currently in a leadership role or aspiring to such positions. Participants attend monthly sessions led by on-campus and outside experts, and members complete modules in areas such as strategic planning, budget development, performance management, understanding diversity and creating an inclusive organizational culture.

Nominations are due Monday, March 20; participants will be selected by Monday, April 10. More information, including eligibility criteria and the nomination documents, is online.

Carver scholarship applications due April 1

February 27, 2017 1:33 pm

Twenty Roy J. Carver Scholarships are available to ISU students who will start their junior year this fall. Awards, averaging $5,200 and renewable for the senior year, are made to students with great potential and promise who work hard to make ends meet or face debilitating circumstances in their lives. Students should apply online at the Carver Charitable Trust site; faculty and staff are asked to refer worthy student applicants to this scholarship.

March 31 is application deadline for undergraduate research funds

February 27, 2017 11:05 am

Applications are open for the 2017-18 Undergraduate Research Assistantship program, which provides outstanding juniors and seniors hands-on experience in a formal research environment. The intent is to encourage them to pursue graduate school. Faculty, staff and students should seek out those with similar interests for possible “matches;” preference is given to qualified students and faculty/staff who each ask to work with the other.

Student candidates must have filled out the FAFSA financial aid form and be eligible for work-study funding. Application deadline for faculty, staff and students is Friday, March 31. More information, including program guidelines and application documents, is online. Questions may be directed to Julie Arnold, 294-0103.

Iowa Artists on Display 4th Annual Art Program

February 23, 2017 8:28 am

Dickinson Law (Dickinson Mackaman Tyler & Hagen PC) in Des Moines is hosting its 4th Annual Art Program, which highlights student artists who attend college in Iowa and faculty who teach art in Iowa. If you are interested in being involved in the law firm’s rotation of art between now and the end of June, contact Jesse Johnston, jjohnston@dickinsonlaw.com, attorney and art committee chair, (515) 246-4526. The firm also will host the “Iowa Artists on Display” open house for client and guests from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 23, to coincide with the first day of the Des Moines Arts Festival.

Reminder: Complete your COIC disclosure form

February 17, 2017 5:27 pm

Please remember to complete your annual COIC (Conflict of Interest and Commitment) disclosure for 2017. All faculty, P&S staff, contract staff and postdoctoral scholars are required to disclose whether or not you believe you have a conflict. You should also update the disclosure form throughout the year as necessary.

The COIC disclosure is accomplished through AccessPlus; click on the Employee tab and then the COIC Disclosure link on the left side bar, then Create/Update in the upper lefthand corner. Answer the screening question, which will send you to the appropriate form to fill out and submit.

Register for ISU ADVANCE workshop on diversity and inclusion

February 17, 2017 10:16 am

ISU ADVANCE will host a diversity and inclusion workshop featuring the Cornell Interactive Theatre Ensemble (CITE) on Monday, March 27, at the ISU Alumni Center Ballroom, Beach Avenue.

Interactive theater and facilitated dialogue from multiple points of view create a climate for participants that builds inclusion, foster collaboration and give participants knowledge and tools to take back to their own work environments. CITE scenarios reveal the dynamics of diversity issues and the dynamics of human interaction around those issues.

Participants may choose the morning (9-11 a.m.) or afternoon (2-4 p.m.) session. Pre-registration is required (read instructions for how to register) will be closed when program capacity is reached, so register soon! The program is co-sponsored by the colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Business, Design, Engineering, Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, University Library, Office of the Provost, Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Psychology, and Iowa NSF EPSCoR.

NEH Summer Stipends limited submission competition

February 17, 2017 10:02 am

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences or both. The $6,000 awards support two consecutive summer months of full-time work on a humanities project at any stage of development.

Iowa State may submit only two applications to NEH each year. Pre-proposals for an internal competition must be submitted online to the Vice President for Research’s office by 5 p.m. Friday, March 24.

Register for mental health first aid training

February 14, 2017 3:20 pm

A majority of mental illness begins between the ages of 18 and 24, and nearly 50 percent of that age range could potentially have an episode while in college. How would you handle it? Who would you call? Iowa State University Police Division and the Ames Police Department will host a mental health first aid training session from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 3, at Lynn Fuhrer Lodge, 1635 Amherst Dr., Ames.  The training will help participants better understand mental illness and respond to psychiatric emergencies. Space is limited to 30 people and you must be present for the entire eight-hour session for certification. Cost is $25, which includes materials, lunch and snacks. To register, email Det. Tim Denger, tdenger@iastate.edu, or call (515) 294-1897.

Iowa Lakeside Lab Artist-in-Residence Program applications due March 1

February 13, 2017 10:26 am

The Iowa Lakeside Laboratory Artist-in-Residence Program invites artists, musicians, composers and performers to apply for a two- to four-week residency in summer 2017. Residencies include housing, meals, rustic studio space and access to the lab’s scientific community. A high priority of the program is the mutual benefit of art and science partnerships. Preference is given to artists whose work engages with ecology, science and natural history in unique and collaborative ways. Apply online no later than Wednesday, March 1. Questions? Contact Alex Braidwood, director of the artist-in-residence program.

PedalArt Poster Show entries due Feb. 25

February 13, 2017 9:45 am

Entries are being accepted for the 8th Annual PedalArt, a poster show comprised entirely of bicycle-related works of art. Hosted by the Des Moines Social Club and Des Moines Bicycle Collective, the show’s purpose is to encourage recreational bicycling and promote bicycle commuting. It also introduces people to local artists. Thirty artists will be chosen for this year’s event. Submissions need not be bicycle-related; those selected will create work specifically for PedalArt. Submit three to five pieces or work or an electronic portfolio on or before Saturday, Feb. 25, to gallery@desmoinessocialclub.org.

Applications open for senior associate dean position

February 13, 2017 9:15 am

College of Design Senior Associate Dean Mark Chidister will retire June 30, 2017. The college is now accepting internal applications to fill the vacated position. Responsibilities include providing leadership in the areas of academic personnel; coordinating college-level strategic plan development; budget oversight; and assisting the dean with a wide variety of special initiatives, studies and reports. This position is a full-time, A-base appointment with a negotiated percentage of time for scholarship and/or teaching in the incumbent’s academic department and serves at the pleasure of the dean.

The complete position description and application instructions can be found online. Internal applications will be accepted until Sunday, February 26, 2017. The search committee will be led by David Ringholz, chair of the Department of Industrial Design. Search committee members include Pam Boehm, Marwan Ghandour, Monica Haddad and Audrey Kennis.

Design Career Fair March 2

February 10, 2017 4:57 pm

The Design Career Fair will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 2, in the Durham Great Hall at the Memorial Union. Seventy-six employers are registered and more than 70 College of Design alumni are returning to represent their employers. Faculty are asked to encourage students to participate and plan to stop by to say hello to alumni. View the full list of registered employers and majors recruited or contact Career Services Director Tiffany Atilano for more information.

Iowa Arts Council seeks work for Iowa Women’s Art Exhibition

February 9, 2017 2:10 pm

Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Arts Council invite entries for the Iowa Women’s Art Exhibition, which celebrates female Iowa artists and their contributions to the vitality of the arts and quality of life in Iowa. Applicants must be current Iowa residents, female, 21 years of age or older and not enrolled in a degree-granting program. The exhibition includes two shows each year that rotate semi-annually in the formal office of the lieutenant governor at the Iowa State Capitol Building. Apply online by Monday, May 1.

Film and panel discussion on evolution of xenophobia

February 9, 2017 10:19 am

The Design Community on Diversity and the College of Design Diversity Committee will host a film viewing and panel discussion on “The Evolution of Xenophobia” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in 181 Design. The program will explore the evolution of xenophobia in America and the impact of stereotypical portrayals of people from the Middle East and other racialized groups in media and politics. There will be a panel of faculty members and students who have been affected by the presidential executive order and the uncertainty of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) renewal. Questions? Contact College of Design Multicultural Liaison Officer Audrey Kennis.

Register for ISU Faculty Research Day

February 9, 2017 9:41 am

ISU Faculty Research Day will be from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Faculty from all disciplines are invited to present a poster, deliver a talk, display an exhibit, meet new colleagues and discover connections within Iowa State’s interdisciplinary grand challenge research areas. The event will feature a keynote address by Debi Durham, director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority; a poster session, lightning talks and a hosted networking reception. Registration for attendance and to present a poster or talk is required. Questions may be directed to Amy Harris-Tehan.

Register now for ISCORE and preconference events

February 8, 2017 10:30 am

The 17th annual Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE) will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, March 3, at the Memorial Union. All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend and/or volunteer; registration is free but required. A half-day professional development preconference for university employees, designed to enhance understanding and sensitivity to cultural differences, will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, also at the Memorial Union. Registration is free and also required.

Security alert: W-2 request is a con

February 7, 2017 4:15 pm

Your boss doesn’t want your W-2. Nor does any other honest person you know. The IRS has issued a warning about the latest ploy making its way across the country. Criminals spoof the email addresses of your acquaintances to try to get you to reveal your or others’ W-2s, SSNs, income or personal info. Don’t. The ISU IT website has more information on how to report these scams.

Nominations open through Feb. 17 for Gender and Sexuality Equity Awards

February 7, 2017 8:39 am

The Margaret Sloss Women’s Center and the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Student Services Center invite nominations for the 2017 Gender and Sexuality Equity Awards. These awards recognize individuals and groups demonstrating leadership, involvement and/or academic scholarship that has advanced gender and sexuality equity for women, LGBTQIA+ people and other gender and sexual minorities. Scholarship awards support the academic success and leadership of women, LGBTQIA+ students, adult and nontraditional students and single parents. The deadline to submit nominations is 11:59 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17. Winners will be honored at the Gender and Sexuality Equity Awards Reception Wednesday, March 22. Questions? Email lgbtsscenter@iastate.edu.

Symposium on Sustainability poster, award deadline is Feb. 22

February 6, 2017 2:45 pm

Iowa State’s 8th annual Symposium on Sustainability will be held Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 27-28, in the Memorial Union. Students, faculty, staff and campus and community organizations are encouraged to participate in the poster and table display reception on both evenings; applications will be accepted through Wednesday, Feb. 22. Space is limited. Nominations also are being accepted through Feb. 22 for the Live Green! Awards for Excellence in Sustainability.

CEAH Research and Symposium Grant proposals due Feb. 7

February 2, 2017 10:19 am

The Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities Research Grant and Symposium Grant proposals are due via online submission by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7. The CEAH provides grants for research and creative activity that makes a significant contribution to the scholarly development and academic career progression of faculty in the arts, design and humanities. Projects should employ predominantly artistic and humanistic approaches and have outcomes clearly falling within the arts and humanities disciplines. Find the RFP and guidelines online.

Symposium Grants support the creation of artistic and scholarly conferences, symposia or seminars on the Iowa State campus that will attract significant national attention and bring recognition to the scholarly work being done by ISU’s arts and humanities faculty. In addition to enhancing the Iowa State research mission, these symposia should broadly benefit the intellectual environment at ISU, offering a public event, such as a keynote address, that will attract a broad audience. Preference will be given to proposals that promote innovative or emergent themes and contribute to advancing arts and humanities research at Iowa State. Find the RFP and guidelines online.

Register for workshop on finding foundation funding

February 1, 2017 1:23 pm

The Office of the Vice President for Research and ISU Research Park will host a workshop on “Finding Foundation Funding and What to Do Once You’ve Found a Match” from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2, in the Kildee Hall Ensminger Room. Participants will learn how to strategically search for foundation funding using the Foundation Directory Online and other sources. This session will inform you about the next steps to take once a match is found, as well as the university resources available to assist with completion of your submission. The event will be useful to all faculty and staff who are interested in funding smaller projects or diversifying funding sources. Register online.

College awards deadline extended to Feb. 10

February 1, 2017 12:40 pm

The deadline to submit nominations for College of Design awards has been extended. Nominations are now due to the Dean’s Office by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10. Administrators, faculty, staff and students may nominate colleagues, teachers, support staff and students for the following annual awards: Academic Advising Award, Polster Teaching Award, P&S/Merit Staff Award for Extraordinary Performance, Faculty/Staff Research Award, Outreach/Public Service Award, Faculty Award for Extraordinary Performance, Graduate Assistant Award for Extraordinary Performance, Undergraduate Assistant Award for Extraordinary Performance.

Please note that some of these awards require the completion of a nomination packet and letters of support. Please consider nominating a worthy colleague, employee, adviser or instructor for well-deserved recognition!

a2ru National Conference call for proposals

January 31, 2017 1:03 pm

The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) is accepting proposals for papers/alternative equivalents (performances, time-based media presentations, etc.), discussion panels and working groups for the 2017 national conference, “Arts in the Public Sphere: Civility, Advocacy, and Engagement,” which will take place Nov. 1-4 in Boston, Massachusetts. The conference is hosted by Northeastern University with additional events hosted by Boston University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Tufts University. Proposals will be reviewed and accepted through a blind peer-review process by a2ru partner scholars, practitioners and researchers. Visit the conference event page for more information and to download submission materials. Proposals are due Friday, April 7.

Human subjects training opportunity

January 26, 2017 4:55 pm

The Office of Responsible Research will offer a training program this spring for faculty, staff and students who may conduct research involving human subjects. The ORR will provide monthly training on the basics of navigating the approval process for research on human subjects as well as a four-part series (one seminar each quarter) that addresses different components of such research. Graduate students and new faculty members will find these events especially valuable.

The first monthly event will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, in the Ensminger Room, Kildee Hall. Register through the Learn@ISU system using your ISU institutional membership. Information on the four-part series is forthcoming.

Proposals sought for Women’s and Diversity Grants Program

January 26, 2017 9:27 am

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is accepting grant proposals for the Women’s and Diversity Grants Program, which supports initiatives that enrich the experiences of women and diverse Iowa State faculty, staff and students. Up to $50,000 in grant funding is available to support women’s and diversity initiatives for either one-time programming or as seed money to stimulate additional funding from other sources. Proposals are due Wednesday, March 1, and may be submitted by faculty or staff, as individuals or teams. Guidelines, an application form and timeline are available online.

Lectures and Exhibitions Committee funding

January 24, 2017 9:47 am

The College of Design Lectures and Exhibitions Committee has allocated all of its funding for 2016-2017 and will no longer accept requests for funding assistance through the end of this academic year. The budget for 2017-2018 has not been determined.

Review LMS vendor proposals by Jan. 31

January 20, 2017 10:50 am

Information Technology and the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) are continuing their review of Iowa State’s learning management system (LMS). Faculty, staff and students can assist now by reviewing a proposed list of required elements for vendor proposals and offering feedback by Tuesday, Jan. 31.

CELT director Ann Marie VanDerZanden and IT director Mike Lohrbach are co-leading the effort to determine the university’s future teaching and technological needs. Iowa State currently uses Blackboard Learn, hosted locally on university servers. That license ends in December 2017, providing an opportunity to evaluate the newer, cloud-based version of Blackboard Learn — and explore alternative products.

Leanne Alexander to retire Jan. 27; new Reading Room contact

January 20, 2017 9:07 am

Design Reading Room Supervisor Leanne Alexander is retiring from Iowa State University. Her last day in the College of Design will be Friday, Jan. 27. After that date, the Design Reading Room contact will be Angie Brown, 294-0418 (Design) or 294-0448 (Parks Library Circulation).

Panel discussion on legal rights of immigrants in Iowa

January 19, 2017 10:31 am

The Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion will host a panel discussion, Know Your Rights (PDF), from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. The forum will focus on the legal rights of all immigrants living in Iowa, including undocumented residents and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students. How to address hate incidents and available resources on and off campus also will be shared. Panelists will represent Iowa State, Iowa Department of Human Rights, Justice for Our Neighbors, American Friends Service Committee, One Iowa and ACLU of Iowa. All are welcome to attend this free event. For more information, contact  Consuelo Liz Mendez-Shannon, project director for Hispanic/Latinx affairs.

University Honors program proposals sought for fall 2017

January 19, 2017 10:26 am

The University Honors program seeks proposals for Honors seminars to be offered in fall 2017. These 1- or 2-credit courses explore topics of current or special interest. Seminars are pass/fail, with enrollment usually limited to 17. A grant of $500 per seminar supports the professional development of the instructor(s). More information, including proposal guidelines and a downloadable proposal form, is online. Proposals are due Friday, Feb. 3.

Bissell Road construction open houses Jan. 25

January 18, 2017 1:09 pm

Facilities planning and management is seeking input on the future use of Bissell Road during two open house sessions on Wednesday, Jan. 25: 12:30-2 p.m. in the College of Design’s Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum, and 2:30-4 p.m. in the Sukup Hall atrium. Utility work for upcoming construction projects will require the demolition and reconstruction of Bissell from Osborn Drive to Union Drive. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to share feedback about possible roadway configurations, including pedestrian safety, traffic and overall campus character considerations.

Reminder: Student Employee of the Year Award nominations due Jan. 27

January 18, 2017 9:35 am

Nominations for the 2017 ISU Student Employee of the Year award are due Friday, Jan. 27. Nominees must be undergraduate students employed part time on campus for a minimum of six months between June 1, 2016, and May 31, 2017 (anticipated). Nominees will be assessed for reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism, interpersonal skills and unique contributions to the employer. Direct questions to Erin Schwartz, 294-0102, or Julie Arnold, 294-0103.

Art Inspired student exhibition call for entries

January 17, 2017 10:48 am

Iowa State students in any major are invited to submit artwork to the “Art Inspired” juried art exhibition, which will be on view Feb. 4 through March 20 in the Memorial Union Pioneer Room. The show will be juried by ISU alumnus and professional ceramics designer Jonathan Castro (BFA 2007 Integrated Studio Arts). You may enter up to three 2D or 3D works with a one- to three-sentence statement describing your inspiration for each artwork. Entry details are available on the Student Activities Center website.

Entries must be hand-delivered between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the Pioneer Room. Entry forms and artwork labels will be available when you drop off your work, or you can download the form, fill it out and take it with you when you drop off your work. If you are unable to deliver artwork during that time frame, contact Letitia Kenemer, MU fine arts coordinator, to make other arrangements in advance.

College of Design faculty members also are asked to inform students about this opportunity and encourage them to enter.

Complete your Conflicts of Interest and Commitment (COIC) Disclosure

January 12, 2017 2:42 pm

Please remember to complete your annual COIC (Conflict of Interest and Commitment) disclosure for 2017. All faculty, P&S staff, contract staff and postdoctoral scholars are required to disclose whether or not you believe you have a conflict. You should also update the disclosure form throughout the year as necessary.

The COIC disclosure is accomplished through AccessPlus; click on the Employee tab and then the COIC Disclosure link on the left side bar, then Create/Update in the upper lefthand corner. Answer the screening question, which will send you to the appropriate form to fill out and submit. Please refer to the Jan. 11 email memo sent by Virgene Monthei if you have further questions.

Fulbright Scholar Program Workshop for Faculty and Professionals

January 12, 2017 12:52 pm

Faculty members, administrators and professionals are invited to attend a free workshop on the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program from 3 to 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the Memorial Union Cardinal Room. Topics covered in the workshop will include opportunities for teaching, research and flexible initiatives in more than 125 countries; tips on how to craft a competitive application, including how to make contacts abroad and choosing the right country and award for you; and ways to increase Iowa State’s international profile by hosting a Fulbright Visiting Scholar through the Outreach Learning Fund and Scholar-in-Residence Program.

Anyone with a potential interest in applying for a Fulbright should attend. Department chairs also may attend to get an overview of the program and to encourage their faculty to apply, especially if they know faculty in their department are considering FPDAs in other countries.

Individual faculty and professionals also can reserve a 30-minute slot to visit with the Fulbright Program representative between 12:30 and 2:45 p.m. and from 4:30 to 5 p.m. in the Cardinal Room, or join her for dinner the evening of Feb. 14. To reserve an individual meeting time, contact Megan Peterson by Tuesday, Feb. 7.

OPPTAG seeks teachers, course proposals for summer programs

January 11, 2017 2:07 pm

The Office of Precollegiate Programs for Talented and Gifted (OPPTAG) seeks faculty, staff, graduate students and local teachers to teach summer camp courses for talented and gifted students in grades 3-11. Potential instructors should be passionate about their fields of study and have the skills to work with elementary, middle and high school students. Proposals for classes, especially in the STEM fields, also are being accepted. Course proposals should be submitted by Friday, Jan. 27. An application for proposals and more information is available online.

Learning management system review (Blackboard Learn)

January 11, 2017 12:38 pm

Iowa State’s license with the Blackboard Learn vendor ends in December. At that time, a change must be made: either to the cloud-hosted version of Blackboard, which will be a product with a very different look and feel, or to a different learning management system (LMS) product. Faculty who use Blackboard have the opportunity to help review LMS options to determine current and future teaching and technological needs and the direction the university decides to take.

The review and implementation process is being co-led by the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and the Office of the CIO. If you have questions about the LMS review process, contact the review co-leads at lmsreview@iastate.edu.

Plato’s Cave Changes

January 11, 2017 11:14 am

Plato’s Cave, our on-line collection of scanned images from slides, has moved to a new server.  The only change is that in order to use it from off campus, you will need to use a VPN connection to campus.  More about VPN connections can be found here: — https://www.it.iastate.edu/howtos/vpn

If you need assistance, please see Dan Carlisle.

Use the ISU Incident Portal to report work-related injuries

January 9, 2017 12:13 pm

The ISU Incident Portal is a comprehensive incident-reporting system for work-related injuries and incidents. (A portion of the system is devoted to non-work-related injuries such as student or visitor injuries, volunteer injuries and others not covered by workers’ compensation.) This system replaces the former injury and incident-reporting system that was available in AccessPlus. It is intended to increase efficiency and automation in incident and injury reporting and tracking by utilizing a single portal with more user-friendly and intuitive interfaces.

The system enables increased collaboration and coordination between University Human Resources, Office of Risk Management, Environmental Health and Safety and others to better serve faculty, staff, students and visitors.

Please note that all faculty and staff need to report work-related injuries using this system. To access the portal, visit UHR’s website or use the alpha index on Iowa State’s homepage (W > Workers’ Compensation > Workers’ Compensation Forms > First Report of Injury). If you have questions about the system or about workers’ compensation, call 294-4800 or email workcomp@iastate.edu.

NCFDD spring 2017 webinar series

January 6, 2017 2:42 pm

The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity offers a wide array of professional development webinars available free to Iowa State University faculty and staff through the university’s institutional membership. The first core curriculum webinar, “Every Semester Needs a Plan,” will be from 1 to 2 p.m. CST Thursday, Jan. 12. Check the NCFDD’s Community Calendar for additional events scheduled this semester. Events also will be posted on the College of Design calendar.

College award nominations due Feb. 1

January 5, 2017 11:23 am

Nominations for College of Design awards are due to the Dean’s Office by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1. Administrators, faculty, staff and students may nominate colleagues, teachers, support staff and students for the following annual awards: Academic Advising Award, Polster Teaching Award, P&S/Merit Staff Award for Extraordinary Performance, Faculty/Staff Research Award, Outreach/Public Service Award, Faculty Award for Extraordinary Performance, Graduate Assistant Award for Extraordinary Performance, Undergraduate Assistant Award for Extraordinary Performance. Please note that some of these awards require the completion of a nomination packet and letters of support.

NEA Art Works indication of interest due Jan. 13

January 5, 2017 10:59 am

The National Endowment for the Arts recognizes the catalytic effects of excellent art and the key role that arts and design organizations play in revitalizing communities. To deepen and extend the arts’ value, including the ability to foster new connections and to exemplify creativity and innovation, the NEA Art Works program welcomes proposals for projects that:

  • are likely to prove transformative with the potential for meaningful change, whether in the development or enhancement of new or existing art forms, new approaches to the creation or presentation of art, or new ways of engaging the public with art;
  • are distinctive, offering fresh insights and new value for their fields and/or the public through unconventional solutions; and
  • have the potential to be shared or emulated, or are likely to lead to other advances in the field.

If you are interested in this opportunity, email fundingopps@iastate.edu by Friday, Jan. 13.

Reminder: Diversity course proposals due Jan. 16

January 4, 2017 10:50 am

Funding proposals for the Diversity Course Development Initiative are due Monday, Jan. 16. New and modified courses must be offered initially in the fall 2017, spring 2018 or fall 2018 semesters. More information, including the request for proposals and proposal template, is on the CELT website. Funding decisions will be announced in February.

GIS facility to host MLK Jr. Day service event Jan. 16

January 4, 2017 10:31 am

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Support and Research Facility, in cooperation with IowaView, is hosting a Martin Luther King Jr. Day service event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 16, in 206 Durham. All are invited to volunteer for this event; no experience is necessary.

Attendees will participate in a worldwide effort called Open Street Map, a crowd-sourced map of the world that is open source, free and available for any use. OSM provides online web-mapping tools for users to map roads, buildings, water bodies and features of interest using satellite imagery as a base. Past projects have worked with humanitarian groups like the Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders to create new maps in areas of the world dealing with disasters and emergencies.

Send an email to iowamapgive@gmail.com by Friday, Jan. 13 to register; please provide your pizza preference and whether you need a laptop computer. Additional information is online.

Library Reserve Requests

December 12, 2016 11:23 am

Faculty are reminded to please send your library reserve lists to Design Reading Room Supervisor Leanne Alexander. Let her know if you have new lists for spring semester, if you want her to remove the fall lists after this semester ends, and if you need to have fall lists transferred to spring.

Fall Convocation

December 12, 2016 11:23 am

The college’s fall undergraduate and graduate convocation will begin with a reception at 9:30 a.m. this Saturday, Dec. 17, followed by the recognition ceremony at 10 a.m., both in the Lightfoot Forum. Faculty and staff are invited to attend and wish our graduating students a personal farewell.

Winter Break Building Hours

December 12, 2016 11:22 am

The College of Design will observe the following hours over winter break. The building will be open normal hours Monday-Wednesday, Dec. 19-22 (the Office of Student Services and Programs will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. those days) and closed Dec. 23 through Jan. 2. Normal hours will resume Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Student Employee of the Year Award

December 12, 2016 11:21 am

The Student Employment Center and Office of Student Financial Aid seek nominations for the 2017 ISU Student Employee of the Year award. Nominees must be undergraduates employed part time on campus for a minimum of six months between June 1, 2016, and May 31, 2017 (anticipated). Nominees will be assessed for reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism, interpersonal skills and unique contributions to the employer. Nominations are due Friday, Jan. 27. Direct questions to Erin Schwartz, 294-0102, or Julie Arnold, 294-0103.

Reminder: Foreign Travel Grants

December 12, 2016 11:21 am

Foreign travel grant applications for the travel period of Jan. 17 through Aug. 15, 2017, are due to the Dean’s Office, 134 Design, by 5 p.m. today, Dec. 12. Submit the original copy only with department chair signature. This is an internal deadline prior to submission to the university.

Spring Professional Development Funds for NTE Faculty

December 12, 2016 11:20 am

The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost has funds (up to $500 per award) to support professional development (conference, workshop or other training) of non-tenure-eligible faculty with at least a 50-percent appointment who have been employed at Iowa State for at least one year or two semesters. Matching funds from the department, college or center are required. Applications for conferences/workshops between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2017, are due Dec. 15. View guidelines. Questions should be directed to Faculty Development Coordinator Katharine Hensley, 294-8823, or Associate Provost Dawn Bratsch-Prince, 294-6410.

Digital Humanities Summer Institute Registration Support

December 12, 2016 11:19 am

The Digital Humanities Summer Institute offers nearly 50 separate courses and a number of short workshops on all aspects of digital humanities. Courses run for one week (either June 5-9 or June 12-16, 2017), while workshops are held the preceding weekends. An extensive range of topics are covered, appropriate either to those just entering the field of digital humanities or to those with more experience, and online registration is available. Request CEAH support for registration costs by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17.

Bailey Research Career Development Award

December 12, 2016 11:19 am

Open to full-time, tenured associate professors and professors, the Bailey Research Career Development Award fosters research that is innovative (outside of an established research program) and not only increases knowledge but also has practical applications. One award of $50,000 per year for two or three years will be made competitively in spring 2017. Submit an application to the Dean’s Office for internal review by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31. The college may forward no more than one application to the university award committee for consideration.

Recorded Workshops

December 12, 2016 11:17 am

The Office of the Vice President for Research has posted two of the November workshops presented by Van Scoyoc Associates and the Implementation Group: Proposal Development Best Practices is just over one hour long and Navigating Congress and Federal Agencies is just under one hour. You will need to install the Adobe Connect Add-in to view the recordings.

Foreign Travel Grants

December 5, 2016 11:50 am

Foreign travel grant applications for the travel period of Jan. 17 through Aug. 15, 2017, are due to the Dean’s Office, 134 Design, by 5 p.m. next Monday, Dec. 12. Submit the original copy only with department chair signature. This is an internal deadline prior to submission to the university.

Miller Faculty Fellowships

December 5, 2016 11:49 am

Miller Faculty Fellowship proposals are due by 5 p.m. today, Dec. 5. Submit one electronic copy of your proposal to Virgene Monthei in the College of Design Dean’s Office and to CELT Associate Director Sara Marcketti. The college’s Research, Outreach and Extension Council will review proposals and make recommendations for forwarding proposals to CELT.

Digital Humanities Summer Institute Registration Support

December 5, 2016 11:48 am

The Digital Humanities Summer Institute offers nearly 50 separate courses and a number of short workshops on all aspects of digital humanities. Courses run for one week (either June 5-9 or June 12-16, 2017), while workshops are held the preceding weekends. An extensive range of topics are covered, appropriate either to those just entering the field of digital humanities or to those with more experience, and online registration is available. Request CEAH support for registration costs by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17.

Rural Creative Placemaking Funding

December 5, 2016 11:47 am

ArtPlace America staff members will be in Iowa to discuss their next national grantseeking cycle. Join them for a free informational session on Rural Creative Placemaking funding from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Des Moines Social Club. Register online.

Postcard Print Exchange Call for Entries

December 5, 2016 11:46 am

The University Print Society invites entries for “On the Verge…,” the 17th Annual International Postcard Print Exchange. Any editionable printmaking technique may be used (woodcut, lithography, intaglio, photography, silkscreen, digital printmaking, etc.). Entries are due April 14, 2017, and will be exhibited next fall in Gallery 181. Faculty are asked to consider making this opportunity part of your spring-semester course work or extra credit for students.

Holiday Reception

December 5, 2016 11:45 am

Faculty and staff are invited to attend the college’s holiday reception from 6 to 8 p.m. this Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Design on Main. Enjoy hors d’oeurves and a complimentary bar, relax with colleagues and celebrate a successful fall semester.

CODAC Fall Sale

December 5, 2016 11:45 am

Work by students in the integrated studio arts and integrated visual arts programs will be available for purchase during the CODAC (College of Design Art Club) fall art sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 7-9, in the foyer outside the Dean’s Office. A majority of proceeds go to the artists, while the rest help fund club activities like workshops, field trips and guest speakers. Pick up a holiday gift or find something unique for yourself!

NCFDD Webinar

December 5, 2016 11:44 am

The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) is hosting a free webinar on “Strategies for Dealing with Emerging Classroom Dynamics” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8. This post-election Q&A call will be facilitated by Chavella Pittman, associate professor of sociology at Dominican University and a faculty development coach who nurtures effective faculty with strategies for efficient course planning, contextualized teaching evaluations and inclusive college classrooms. Register using your ISU-sponsored membership.

Nicole Shimp Farewell Reception

December 2, 2016 12:12 pm

Nicole Shimp, the program assistant in the Dean’s Office for the past three years, has accepted a new position with the Departments of Agronomy and Geological & Atmospheric Sciences. Her last day in the College of Design will be Wednesday, Nov. 30. Please join us for a farewell reception from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, in the foyer outside the Dean’s Office, and wish her well!

Phased Retirement Program Policy

December 2, 2016 12:10 pm

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa phased retirement program for faculty and staff will expire June 30, 2017. There is no indication that the board will renew the program. If you are considering this option, please meet with your department chair/director/supervisor as soon as possible.

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NCORE/ISCORE Student Nominations

November 28, 2016 3:36 pm

The office of Multicultural Student Affairs and the NCORE/ISCORE project recruitment committee seek applications from, and nominations for, students interested in attending the 2017 National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Forth Worth, Texas, May 30-June 3. Students present on their NCORE experience at the next ISCORE event on campus. Nominations are due Wednesday, Dec. 21; use the online form to submit a student’s name. The committee then will send that student information about applying for a position.