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  • Mark Chidister to be honored at Aug. 18 welcome reception
  • August 11, 2017

    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.

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Friday 08/18/17
  • Welcome Reception
  • 06:00 pm

    Faculty, staff and friends are invited to this annual reception celebrating the start of a new academic year in the ISU College of Design. Reconnect with colleagues and welcome our new faculty and staff members joining the college this fall. Recognition of Mark Chidister, associate professor emeritus of art and visual culture, also will be a part of this special evening. A brief program will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday 08/23/17
  • Tech Fee Student Information Session
  • 05:30 pm

    The Design Council has been approached with a proposed technology fee deemed essential for the College of Design to excel as a design school. Through much discussion, the council has determined that this fee is a progressive way for students to invest in bettering their own education and for the college to provide crucial amenities for students.

    This information session is an opportunity to ask questions, enhance understanding within the student body and provide feedback about the proposal.

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Tuesday 12/12/17
  • Promotion & Tenure dossiers with Faculty Development Council recommendations due to dean
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Taylor named director of Community and Economic Development Extension and Oureach

August 16, 2017

08/16/17 AMES, Iowa — Gary Taylor has been named director for the Community and Economic Development program of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. He has been interim director since 2015. He also will serve as associate director of the…[read more]

State fair exhibit highlights how donors help students

August 3, 2017

ISU College of Design names new directors of sustainable environments, urban design graduate programs

August 3, 2017

07/31/17 AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University College of Design has appointed new directors of two interdisciplinary graduate programs. Mimi Wagner, associate professor of landscape architecture, will direct the graduate program in sustainable environments. Geared toward students with professional degrees…[read more]

Drinkwater’s ‘168 Hours’ exhibition reveals odd urgency of short-lived publications

July 6, 2017

“168 Hours” — an exhibition by Jennifer Drinkwater, Iowa State University assistant professor of art and visual culture — is on display July 1-31 in the South Gallery of the International Gallery of Contemporary Art in Anchorage, Alaska. A First…[read more]

Kang named ISU College of Design’s interim associate dean for academic programs

June 28, 2017

06/28/17 AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University College of Design has appointed Sunghyun Kang to serve as its interim associate dean for academic programs. Kang, a professor of graphic design, will oversee the college’s undergraduate and graduate academic programs,…[read more]

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Iowa Arts Council: Grants, Calls, and Other Opportunities

June 21, 2017

Arts The Iowa Arts Council empowers Iowa to build and sustain culturally vibrant communities by cultivating creativity, learning and participation in the arts. Established in 1967, the Iowa Arts Council serves as Iowa’s state arts agency and works in collaboration…[read more]

E-News for Researchers, June 20, 2017

June 21, 2017

E-News for Researchers, June 20, 2017 NSF website, FastLane, outage coming soon As the NSF moves its Data Center IT servers to prepare for a staff relocation, be aware that the NSF website, FastLane, and will be unavailable…[read more]

6/5/17 Monday Motivator

June 21, 2017

Writing Rocks During the summer months, I receive lots of questions about when to write, how to organize an unstructured day, and how to maneuver around your resistance — now that you understand it better! — on a daily basis….[read more]

5/29/17 Monday Motivator

June 21, 2017

Why Aren’t You Writing? – National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity provides external mentoring for graduate students, post-docs and university professors.

E-News for Researchers, June 6, 2017

June 19, 2017

E-News for Researchers, June 6, 2017 Register early for Big Data Summer School Early registration for the July 10-14 Midwest Big Data Summer School for Early Career Researchers ends Friday, June 9. This summer school is a one-week, intensive curriculum…[read more]

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