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  • Research-focused WorkCyte/ISD forum scheduled April 16
  • April 15, 2019

    Faculty and staff researchers are invited to attend a research-focused WorkCyte/Improved Service Delivery (ISD) forum from noon–2 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. This is an opportunity for principal investigators and research teams to learn more about how managing sponsored awards will be affected by the transition in campus systems (WorkCyte) and staff support (finance and HR) that will occur on July 1. You will be able to get information and answers to questions specific to your needs as a funded researcher.

    The forum will begin with overview and Q&A panel; however, you may arrive at any time and need not attend the full two-hour session. There will be different stations with different functions so you can focus on the unique needs of your research programs. Staff who help manage sponsored awards are also invited to attend with the researchers you support. Register online for this free event at Learn@ISU. Questions may be submitted anytime to or through the WorkCyte website, which offers the option to remain anonymous. The ISD project uses these questions to identify issues and build out FAQs to support the campus during this transition.

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Upcoming Events

Next 14 days

Monday 04/22/19
  • College of Design Faculty-Staff Meeting
  • 12:00 pm

  • Biorenewables Opening Reception
  • 03:00 pm

    The Biorenewables Art Competition 2019 Opening Reception will be held Monday, Apr. 22, 2019, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the BRL lobby, with a program around 4:00 p.m.


    Catherine Reinhart is a fiber artist living and working in Ames, Iowa. She is the current Artist-in-Residence and Gallery manager at the Iowa State University Design on Main Gallery. Reinhart’s work has been exhibited locally and regionally. She was the recipient of a 2016 Art Project Grant for her collaborative project Common Threads and a 2015 Personal Development Grant from the Surface Design Association for work with the Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence, Kansas. Her artistic voice is one of second chances. Reinhart creates fiber works, works on paper, and site-specific textile installations with reused materials from a state of irrepressible hope, a pessimist driven to create optimistic art. See

    Heather Whittlesey is a mixed media artist located in Des Moines, Iowa.  She creates larger-than-life paper sculptures, builds slab constructed clay forms that defy gravity, and blows functional glass with painterly effects. The impetus behind her work is about civil rights and social behavior. More precisely, how race, sex and especially class influence the way we treat each other and how it informs boundaries. She is also a financial crimes investigator; this role allows her to delve into the world of consumer rights and protections and how this directly relates to our identities and how people perceive us through our consumerism. Whittlesey has built a fully functioning ceramics studio since graduating from Iowa State University in 2015 and has current plans to expand the studio into a fully fledged community space that houses ceramic, glass and sculpture studios as well as a community gallery. She won best-in-show in the Biorenewables Art Competition in 2011 (with Naomi Friend) and 2015. See

    Naomi Friend is a professional artist in Central Iowa. She makes art about the land and life based on farming, or “agrarian” art. She is most interested in the intersection of wild, urban, and rural environments and the work of humans as caretakers of creation. Her work has been shown in solo shows in Iowa and Nebraska, and other group shows. It is recognized in local radio, newspaper, published in Diffusion magazine, and resides in public and private art collections. It has received awards in national juried art exhibits. She exhibits in a variety outdoor public art events including the Des Moines Arts Festival. She earned a Masters of Fine Art in Integrated Visual Arts at Iowa State University in 2013 and grew up in the community of Sioux Center, Iowa. Her undergraduate degree is from Dordt College where she studied fine art and graphic design. Friend worked for three years at the Octagon Center from the Arts as the Exhibits Director. Friend operates a small 3 acre farm, Friends Flowers, where she grows flowers for local markets. Friend won best-in-show in the Biorenewables Art Competition in 2011 (with Heather Whittlesey) and 2013. See

    Jacqueline Vanni Shanks is the Manley R. Hoppe Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Iowa State University and an adjunct professor in Department of Bioengineering at Rice University. She received her B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Iowa State University in 1983 and her Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1989. Dr. Shanks’ research has spanned topics from plant and microbial metabolic engineering for the production of advanced biofuels and chemicals from biorenewable resources to phytoremediation. She has authored or co-authored over 100 publications, and has supervised over 25 graduate students, 65 undergraduate research students, 4 postdoctoral fellows and 4 high school students in her career. She is currently a review editor for Biotechnology Letters and serves as the advisor to ISU GradSWE.  See her profile


    Best-in-show: $750 award and the work becomes part of the Biorenewables Research Laboratory’s permanent art collection.
    First Place: $350
    Second Place: $250
    Third Place: $150

    The jurors may also elect to award honorable mentions with no cash prize.

Thursday 04/25/19
  • College of Design Film Forum: North by Northwest
  • 05:30 pm

    The Department of Architecture presents the College of Design Film Forum on Alfred Hitchcock.

    In a symposium setting, architecture faculty Mikesch Muecke and Andrew Gleeson, together with guest critics, will briefly discuss the evening’s film, followed by a screening. This will be followed by closing comments and time for questions. The goal is to broaden the experience of film for the design student by showing movies the faculty members love and that have changed their world view.

    Tonight’s movie is North by Northwest, starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint and James Mason. All movies are shown in the north end of the Lightfoot Forum.

  • Faculty Review
  • 06:00 pm

    The College of Design’s Multicultural Services Office hosts a series of workshops on assembling high-quality portfolios for the enrollment-managed application process. All workshops for spring 2019 will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. in room 130 Design unless otherwise noted. Students of all backgrounds are welcome to attend!

    At tonight’s workshop, faculty will be available to review your portfolio and provide feedback for improvement prior to submission. This is the final workshop of the spring semester.

Saturday 04/27/19
  • RR3 Black Contemporary Exhibition
  • 01:00 pm

    Black Contemporary, founded and operated by Peter P. Goché (Artist/Architect), will host a series of installation and experimental drawing works by Colleen De Matta, Megan Dunham, Zachary Hansen, Kane Hassebrock, Jeffrey Klynsma, Tomi Laja, Jacob Murphy, Christopher Perez, Nicholas Raap, Jake Spangler, Andrew Sparby, Shance Taylor, Wade Vollink, Megan Zeien, Wentao Zhong, Venessa Miller, Paige Sivinski, Julianne Krusemark, Merwick D’Souza, Miranda Herpfer, Obhishek Mandal, Ryoka Matsuno, Nicholas Nagawiecki, Ruchi Patel, Samuel Rezac-Contreras, and Zheng Yang. It is our assertion that artist, architects and farmers can play a critical role in the production of the seen and unseen – spaces made and re-made. Our team of participants will present art, architecture and agriculture as an embodiment of the principles and methods of inquiry whereby the general public is allowed to insert itself as participant.

Wednesday 05/01/19
  • Community Engagement Exhibition
  • 01:00 pm

    DSNS 546 Exhibition at Reliable Street – culmination of all community engagement events

Friday 05/03/19
  • Graphic Design Grad Show
  • 06:00 pm

    Open house showcasing the work of Iowa State University’s graphic design graduate students.

    Food and drinks provided.

    GD Grad Show 2019

    Event by Monica Pearson and 3 others on Friday, May 3 2019

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CoD Deadlines
Tuesday 04/30/19
  • S20 study abroad proposals approved by AAC due to Education Abroad Committee
  • Final SS20 room assignments due to Linda and Jean
Wednesday 05/01/19
  • Preliminary (third year) reviews of tenure eligible faculty due from dean to SVP and Provost
  • Written college council reports of the past year activities due to the Liaison Council to be made available to faculty and staff on college website.
Monday 05/06/19
  • S20 original course offerings distributed to departments
  • S20 original course offerings (gray sheets) distributed for review
Friday 05/10/19
  • Request for FISIP increments for the following fiscal year are due from the colleges to the SVP and Provost
  • Departments begin approval process for S20 experimental courses
  • Last day to cancel SS 19 Session II courses due to low enrollment.
Thursday 05/30/19
  • Corrected S19 gray sheets due to Linda and Jean
Friday 05/31/19
  • Deadline for approval of new experimental courses for F19 in CIMX
  • Preliminary room assignments for F19 distributed
  • Changes to course titles and descriptions approved by college due to Registrar
Saturday 06/01/19
  • Annual reviews of faculty completed by departments
  • Professional development funding proposals for lecturers/senior lecturers to SVPP
  • Confirmation that all faculty annual performance evaluations are complete due from dean to SVP and Provost
Friday 06/07/19
  • Changes to preliminary F19 room assignments due to Linda and Jean and Mandy
Wednesday 06/26/19
  • Changes in F19 room assignments due to Room Scheduling @ 4 p.m.
Saturday 06/29/19
  • Women’s and Diversity Grant Program Impact Reports from grant recipient’s due to SVP and Provost
Sunday 06/30/19
  • Departmental responsibility statements for NTE faculty due to dean
Friday 07/12/19
  • Last day to cancel F19 courses due to low enrollment
  • S20 course offerings due to Registrar
Wednesday 07/31/19
  • D-Trak open to chairs for adding % for research, service, buyouts, etc. Changes to courses need to be made by Linda and Jean and Mandy to ensure alignment with ADIN
Thursday 08/01/19
  • College Responsibility Statements for % of Term Fac Teaching Efforts (CRS) due from colleges to Senior Vice President and Provost
Tuesday 10/01/19
  • College of Design Lectures Request Forms due to Rachel Moylan, 146 Design
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Interior design graduating senior Trevor Kliever is ISU College of Design’s student marshal for spring commencement

April 15, 2019

04/15/19 AMES, Iowa — Trevor Kliever of Le Mars will represent the Iowa State University College of Design as its student marshal at the university’s public commencement exercises Saturday, May 11, at Hilton Coliseum. His faculty escort will be Nicole Peterson,…[read more]

Eight College of Design undergraduate students to present research at national conference

April 10, 2019

04/10/19 AMES, Iowa — Eight Iowa State University College of Design students will head south this week to share their research and scholarship with peers from across the nation. They are among 62 Iowa State undergraduate students selected to present…[read more]

Long explores themes of grief and loss in MFA thesis exhibition April 16-25 at ISU Design on Main Gallery

April 8, 2019

04/08/19 AMES, Iowa — The Veil, a collection of video, sound, installation and sculpture derived from experiences of grief, will be on display April 16-25 at the Iowa State University Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St. In her master…[read more]

Sketching to transform ideas from ‘mental camera roll’ is topic of April 15 lecture, workshop at ISU

April 1, 2019

04/01/19 AMES, Iowa — Richard Alomar, an associate professor of landscape architecture at Rutgers University, will talk about the value and impact of sketching as a form of data collection, design notation and communication in a lecture at Iowa State…[read more]

Designing senior living facilities a challenging task due to unique needs

April 1, 2019

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Research News

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Nationally Competitive Awards Week, April 8-11

April 1, 2019

Next week is the Nationally Competitive Awards Week at ISU!   For the first time, the University Honors Program, the Study Abroad Center, and the Center for Communication Excellence have joined efforts to offer a series of events to inform…[read more]

Research in the Capitol

April 1, 2019

Four College of Design student researchers are among 25 Iowa State students selected to present their work at Research in the Capitol from 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. today, April 1, in the State Capitol rotunda in Des Moines. They include Stuart…[read more]

Friday Research Seminar, April 5th

April 1, 2019

“Canopy as an Architectural ‘Parti,’” Jelena Bogdanovic, associate professor of architecture, 12:10–1 p.m. Friday, April 5, 130 Design. Read more

Architecture Research Exchange Mini-Series

April 1, 2019

“Postwar Skyscrapers from the Inside out: The Role of Lighting in the Development of the ‘Glass Box,’” Tom Leslie, Morrill Professor of architecture; and “Learning from Yugoslavia,” Vladimir Kulic, associate professor of architecture, 12–1 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, 130 Design….[read more]

Big 12 Faculty Fellowship

April 1, 2019

The Big 12 Faculty Fellowship Program offers faculty the opportunity to travel to member institutions, typically for two weeks, to exchange ideas and research. Faculty members may receive up to $2,500 toward transportation, room and board (awards generally will not…[read more]

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