This Week in the College of Design

This is a weekly listing of announcements and news sent via e-mail on Mondays (except holidays) to all College of Design faculty and staff. To have information included in the weekly update, please forward all materials to Heather Sauer ( by 9 a.m. on Monday of the week they should appear. Announcements will be updated here throughout the week.

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This Week in the College of Design


College Faculty-Staff Meeting

The first college faculty-staff meeting of fall semester will be from noon to 1 p.m. today, Sept. 18, in 130 Design. View agenda. New business on the agenda includes nomination for AAC Chair


The College of Design is committed to helping United Way of Story County reach their goals, see a list of our currently planned events. Our first event will be Pizza and Pop this Friday from 11-1 in the atrium. We need faculty and staff to volunteer to help sell pizza and pop during our Pizza and Pop Sales, and to bake goodies as Bake Sale Bakers at our Bake Sale. The United Way is the world's largest privately-funded nonprofit.

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Big Data Research Workshop

The Office of the Vice President for Research will host a workshop on "Leveraging NSF Programs for Big Data Research" from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the MU Campanile Room. Read more and register online


Foreign travel grants for travel between Aug. 16, 2017 and May 13, 2018, are due to the Dean's Office by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22. Read more

Ames Main Street Cultural District Survey

Faculty and staff are invited to share your ideas for downtown Ames. Complete the online survey by Friday, Sept. 29. Read more

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Canvas Workshops

"Canvas Overview," 12:10 – 1 p.m. today, Sept. 18, 2015 Morrill; "Communication," 12:10 – 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2015 Morrill; "Quizzes," 12:10 – 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, 032 Library. Register online through Learn@ISU

emily Scott Lecture

"Visionary Architecture in the Age of Mass Incarceration: Jackie Sumell's 'The House that Herman Built (2003-Present),'" Emily Eliza Scott, postdoctoral fellow in architecture, ETH Zurich, 5 p.m. today, Sept. 18, Gilman 1002. Read more

RFP Workshops

"Reading a Request for Proposal (RFP)," 8:30 – 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, or 3 – 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, MU Gold Room. Read more and register

iaWia Annual Meeting

"From 'Glass Ceiling' to 'Leadership Labyrinth:' Developing the Next Generation of Female Leaders," 5:15 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, RDG Planning & Design, Des Moines. Read more and register

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Honors, Awards & Publications


Ulrike Passe presented her the paper ‘Performance, data and the expanding field of sustainable design’ at the ‘6th International Alvar Aalto Meeting on Contemporary Architecture – Technology and Humanism’ organized by the Alvar Aalto Academy at the Town Hall in Seinajoki Finland, which was designed by Alvar Aalto in 1962. Read more


NEH awarded $216,849 to support an interdisciplinary Summer Institute for College and University Teachers on the topic of "Culture in the Cold War: East German Art, Music and Film," to take place from June 17 to July 14, 2018. April Eisman is one of eight people on the project, she will be a guest faculty, giving a keynote address and several lectures.

Bambi Yost & ben shirtcliff

Bambi Yost and Ben Shirtcliff spoke last week at the International Play Association Conference in Calgary, Canada.

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This Week in the College of Design is published Monday mornings by the Office of the Dean, College of Design. Send news to Heather Sauer,, or submit your information online. Announcements will be posted as they are received and may be viewed anytime via the College of Design Dashboard.