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A Memorial Mass for Carlota Gutierrez, who had been a staff member of the Design Reading Room for 28 years, will be celebrated at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, at St. Cecilia Catholic Church. All are invited to the mass and to the meal following in the St. Cecilia Social Hall.
Students in the first-year Core Design Program are encouraged to attend the College of Design Program Night from 5:15 to 7:00 p.m. October 25, 2016. Representatives from each of our degree programs will be available to talk about their programs and answer your questions to help you decide what areas you want to apply to at the end of the academic year. Flyers with a map of locations for all programs will be hung around the building.
James Timberlake, FAIA, partner in KieranTimberlake, Philadelphia, will present the 2016 Curt F. Dale Guest Lecture in Architecture. Timberlake's presentation, "Ortlieb's!", will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 College of Design. Part of the 2016-17 ISU Department of Architecture Lecture Series, his talk is free and open to the public.
Uphill Both Ways in the Snow
Mostly true tales from Iowa State 1989-93 and the true path that followed.
Reception honoring College of Design alumni who will receive awards from the college and the university during Homecoming at the ISU Alumni Association's 85th Honors & Awards Ceremony. Enjoy hors d'oeurves and a complimentary bar and greet our awardees: Christian Petersen Design Award recipient Kate Schwennsen (BA 1978 / MArch 1980 Architecture), former professor of architecture and associate dean of the College of Design; Design Achievement Award recipients Michael Braley (BFA 1993 Graphic Design), Thomas R. Gerend (BS 2000 Community & Regional Planning) and Matt Ostanik (BArch 2001 Architecture / MBA 2009 Business Administration); and Outstanding Young Alumni Award recipient Lynn M. Ross (BS 1999 Community & Regional Planning).
Alumni Michael Braley (BFA 1993 Graphic Design), creative director of Braley Design in Lexington, Ky.; Thomas R. Gerend, executive director of the Kansas City Streetcar Authority in Kansas City, Mo.; and Matt Ostanik, CEO of FunnelWise, based in West Des Moines, will receive the 2016 Design Achievement Award from the College of Design at the ISU Alumni Association's 85th Honors & Awards Ceremony. Alumna Kate Schwennsen (BA 1978 / MArch 1980 Architecture), FAIA, professor and director of the Clemson University School of Architecture in Clemson, South Carolina, will receive the 2016 Christian Petersen Design Award. Alumna Lynn M. Ross (BS 1999 Community & Regional Planning) will receive the 2016 Outstanding Young Alumni Award from the ISU Alumni Association.
The College of Design's Multicultural Liaison Office, together with faculty and peer mentors will host a series of workshops for multicultural design students on assembling high-quality portfolios for the enrollment-managed application process at the end of the Core Design Program.
Workshops will be held the first Wednesday of the month in October, November and December 2016 from 6 to 7 p.m. in 130 Design. Today's workshop will focus on beginning your portfolio and photographing work for inclusion in the portfolio.
If you're considering a graduate degree in one of our design or art majors, this open house is for you! The event will give you the opportunity to interact with faculty and students, tour our facilities, engage with other prospective students and learn the value of our outstanding graduate programs. Questions? Contact Meredith Foley, graduate recruitment and student services coordinator, email@example.com.
Schedule of Events:
12:30 p.m. Check-in and Welcome Reception
12:45 p.m. Welcome Remarks
1:00 p.m. Program Breakout Session I
2:00 p.m. Program Breakout Session II
3:00 p.m. Graduate Student Panel
4:00 p.m. Reception/College & Campus Tours
Agenda will be posted in college's weekly update published on Monday.
Creating a Land Managment Plan for Sandhill Crane (Grus Canadensis)
Bret Lang, GIS certificate candidate, natural resource ecology and management
Adviser: Tim Stewart, associate professor, natural resource ecology and management
Sandhill cranes were once common across the state of Iowa until populations decreased drastically in the late 1800s due to European settlement. Although there have been sparse sightings, it wasn't until 1992 that the first successful nesting pair in 98 years was discovered in Tama County. Since then, a number of Iowa environmental entities have made managing their lands for Sandhill crane nesting a priority. This has led to a need to develop methods that will aid in discovering Sandhill crane nesting sites as well as determining areas that have potential for nesting habitat restoration.
In 2014, Polk County Conservation made Sandhill cranes one of their priority species for conservation. One thing they desire is to develop a GIS model that will help identify potential Sandhill crane nesting sites as well as areas to prioritize for wetland development in their managed lands.
Using ArcGIS model builder, Lang developed a model that would allow Polk County Conservation to serve this purpose while needing only a raster land cover map as an initial input. He has also used ArcGIS model builder to create a GIS model that would create hotspots on locations with high wetland restoration potential.
Opening reception for "In Between Infill," an exhibition of work by eight ISU architecture students who participated in the ars 16 berlin summer academy, a five-week workshop organized by Iowa State University in partnership with Beuth Hoschule fur Technik Berlin, City College New York (CCNY) the German University of Technology (GUtech), Muscat Oman, and the Berlin housing association, WBM Wohnungsbaugesellschaft Berlin-Mitte, to address infill situations with innovative design approaches.
The Iowa State students collaborated with 23 students from the other three universities to develop proposals for future live-work scenarios in challenging infill sites in Berlin-Mitte. The students were mentored by Ulrike Passe, ISU associate professor of architecture; Ahu Aydogan Akseli, CCNY; Alexander Kader, GUtech, and Robert Demel and Mathias Essig, Beuth Hoschule Berlin.
Deborah Hauptmann, chair of the ISU architecture department, will give brief remarks at the reception.
Today's workshop, the last of the semester, will focus on preparing a grid layout for your portfolio.
Department approved Foreign Travel Grants due to the dean's office. Please submit original copy. Information on these grants may be found at: http://www.facsen.iastate.edu/foreigntravel
The College of Design's fall undergraduate and graduate convocation will take place Saturday, Dec. 17. This is a separate event from the official Iowa State University commencement ceremony. This event includes bachelor's and master's students only from the College of Design and allows students and their guests a more individualized celebration of their achievement. Candidates for degrees from the College of Design will be recognized at a reception at 9:30 a.m. in the Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum (atrium) and a convocation at 10 a.m. in Kocimski Auditorium.