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  • Course reserve requests for summer, fall are due to library now
  • April 16, 2018

    Instructors who wish to place required materials on reserve at Parks Library for summer or fall semesters should submit requests now. Forms are online.

  • Renew your extended library loans
  • April 16, 2018

    ISU Library materials that were borrowed on “extended loan” (due Friday, May 4) can be renewed now. Many items can be renewed via the “My Library Card” site, visible at the top of the library’s homepage. Remember, there is no grace period, so return or renew materials by the due date to avoid fines.

  • Project LEA/RN workshop on human learning
  • April 16, 2018

    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. May 8-9 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. RSVP to Jan Wiersema.

  • ISU bicycle needs assessment survey
  • April 16, 2018

    Do you bike to and around campus? If you don’t, why not? ISU Facilities Planning and Management and Toole Design Group are conducting a survey to guide planning and implementation of bike facilities, parking, policies and programs. Please take 10 minutes to complete the online survey, which well help them assess needs for improving bicycling to and on campus. Also as part of this survey, FP&M and Toole Design Group seek input using a crowdsource map. Use the interactive tool to draw points and lines to indicate good routes for biking, challenges and desired enhancements. The survey will close Friday, May 18.

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Upcoming Events

Next 7 days

Saturday 04/21/18
  • Left/Over Objects: Tina Rice MFA Thesis Exhibition Reception
  • 04:00 pm

    Public reception for MFA thesis exhibition of work by Tina Rice, graduate student in integrated visual arts and graphic design.

Monday 04/23/18
  • College Faculty-Staff Meeting
  • 12:00 pm

  • GIS Seminar – Pawan Upadhyay and Natalie Thompson
  • 12:10 pm

    GIS Seminar Presentation

    Estimates of farm depressions in the Prairie Pothole Region of Iowa based on remote sensing and GIS

    Pawan Upadhyay, GIS Certificate Candidate, Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

    Advisor: Dr. Amy Kaleita

    Abstract: Nearly 90% of the four million acres of farm depressions in Iowa have been lost to agriculture and urban development. The management of these farmed wetlands has received inadequate attention, identification of wetland’s location and its extent is an integral part of wetland management, it is important to identify the depth, extent and location of wetlands as precise as possible in order to proceed further with any kind of management operation. So, we will be identifying the pothole depressions in the agricultural fields near Iowa State University using digital elevation model (DEM), which is created in the GIS environment using LIght Detection And Ranging (LiDAR) data. Specifically, we will see how to download the LiDAR data, processing of data to form a Digital Elevation Model (DEM) and clipping the DEM to the study area. Then we will develop depth-area and depth-volume relationships for surface depressions from the site topography data in order to translate the observed depth data into estimates of pothole water area and water volume. Finally, we will see the application of created DEM in the hydrological modeling of farmed depressions (potholes) in Des Moines lobe region of the Prairie Pothole Region (PPR) located just outside of Ames.

    GIS Seminar Presentation

    Constructing a three-dimensional urban model from LIDAR data

    Natalie Thompson, GIS Certificate Candidate, Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences

    Advisor: Dr. Yuyu Zhou

    Abstract: Urban growth is playing a significant and ever increasing role in environmental change, particularly with respect to energy use, emissions and the formation of urban heat islands. We can use GIS mapping techniques to monitor the impacts of urban development on the environment.  Typically, the size of a city is determined by its two-dimensional area, but as more cities grow upwards rather than outwards, we also need to take the height of these cities into consideration. The main goal of this project is to create a model that can be used to determine the three-dimensional footprint of urban areas, using LANDSAT imagery and LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) data. The initial model is based on data from the Des Moines metro area, which is determined based on land cover type and the % impervious surface. LIDAR data will provide a way to quantify the height of buildings, and thus construct a three-dimensional model of Des Moines.  Once complete, this model will be tested on cities with markedly different footprints, including Shanghai, New York and London.


Wednesday 04/25/18
  • CODAC Art Sale – Day 1
  • 10:00 am

    Biannual sale of work by students in the integrated studio arts (undergraduate) and integrated visual arts (graduate) programs, sponsored by CODAC (College of Design Art Club). Work this year may include ceramics, prints, photos, woods and textiles.

    Most items will range in price from $5 to $150. A majority of proceeds go to the artists, while the rest help fund club activities such as workshops, field trips and guest speakers.

Thursday 04/26/18
  • CODAC Art Sale – Day 2
  • 10:00 am

    Biannual sale of work by students in the integrated studio arts (undergraduate) and integrated visual arts (graduate) programs, sponsored by CODAC (College of Design Art Club). Work this year may include ceramics, prints, photos, woods and textiles.

    Most items will range in price from $5 to $150. A majority of proceeds go to the artists, while the rest help fund club activities such as workshops, field trips and guest speakers.

  • Carlos Cardoso INDD Faculty Candidate Presentation
  • 01:00 pm

    Transdisciplinary Methodologies: Between, Across and Beyond Design

    Carlos Cardoso is a candidate for an associate/full professor position in the Department of Industrial Design. Cardoso is an assistant professor of design methodology at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. His educational and research interests lie in the cognitive (and social) determinants of designing, the design process and its outcomes across domains. Particularly, his research focuses on critical and creative thinking in design, with a view to supporting creativity and innovation in educational and professional settings and to challenge disciplinary silos.

    Cardoso has a background in industrial design and earned his PhD in human-centered design from the Engineering Design Centre, University of Cambridge (UK). He has collaborated with several academic and industrial design partners, such as the Royal College of Art, the Design Council, IDEO, Philips, IKEA, Sony and TomTom.

    Cardoso is particularly driven to challenge how thinking is steered in design-related fields and how new methodologies, methods and applications might shape the future of research and education in interdisciplinary contexts.

  • Retirement Reception – Interior Design
  • 02:30 pm

    Reception for Cigdem Akkurt, Fred Malven, & Amy Mikovec

  • Graphic Design Senior Show
  • 06:00 pm

    Capstone In Progress – ISUGD 2018 Senior Show

    In Progress is the 2018 Iowa State Graphic Design Senior Show. 69 Graduating Seniors Suggested donation at the door: $5 individuals, $10 families, free…

  • Multicultural Portfolio Workshop: 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 2018 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.

Friday 04/27/18
  • CODAC Art Sale – Day 3
  • 10:00 am

    Biannual sale of work by students in the integrated studio arts (undergraduate) and integrated visual arts (graduate) programs, sponsored by CODAC (College of Design Art Club). Work this year may include ceramics, prints, photos, woods and textiles.

    Most items will range in price from $5 to $150. A majority of proceeds go to the artists, while the rest help fund club activities such as workshops, field trips and guest speakers.

  • Bluestem Design-Build Opening at Iowa Arboretum
  • 05:00 pm

    BLUESTEM is named after a native Iowan tallgrass and pays homage to the prairie which once covered nearly 80% of Iowa. Located in the Iowa Arboretum, BLUESTEM situates itself at the threshold between the walking path and the windbreak in the southwestern corner of the main campus. Two hundred tall, thin poles occupy a base of mulch and a path of pea gravel. These poles meet the ground at varying angles and orientations, creating a moiré effect and a feeling of movement reminiscent of tallgrasses swaying in the wind. Colors similar to native fields were used to emphasize wayfinding and to define internal spaces and clusters of seating. Shades of magenta and aqua define the lengths of the poles, while a lighter pink marks the top face, signifying the seed heads of the grasses. BLUESTEM is an implementation of a new tallgrass. The eight-foot poles invert the scalar relationship between humans and their environment, thus reminding occupants that they are part of the ecosystems that surround us.

    This project was made possible by the Stan G. Thurston Professorship in Design Build; the College of Design; and the Department of Architecture. The Formwork Workshop with Construction Engineering was made possible by a donation from Dirk Schaefer (Alum Dates Unknown). The Proving Ground Workshop was made possible by the Daniel J. Huberty Faculty Fellowship.

  • Graphic Design Spring 2018 Graduate Show
  • 05:00 pm

    Come out and see an informal show of current graphic design graduate work, including 12 MFA and MA thesis and creative component projects.

    Graphic Design Spring 2018 Graduate Show

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CoD Deadlines
Monday 04/30/18
  • S19 original course offerings distributed to departments
Tuesday 05/01/18
  • S19 study abroad proposals approved by AAC due to Education Abroad Committee
  • Final SS18 room assignments due to Linda and Jean and Mandy
  • Preliminary (third year) reviews of tenure eligible faculty due from dean to SVP and Provost
Monday 05/07/18
  • S19 original course offerings (gray sheets) distributed for review
Friday 05/11/18
  • Request for FISIP increments for the following fiscal year are due from the colleges to the SVP and Provost
  • Departments begin approval process for S19 experimental courses
  • Last day to cancel SS 18 Session II courses due to low enrollment.
Monday 05/28/18
  • Preliminary room assignments for F18 distributed
Thursday 05/31/18
  • Corrected S18 gray sheets due to Linda and Jean and Mandy
Friday 06/01/18
  • Professional development funding proposals for lecturers/senior lecturers
  • Deadline for approval of new experimental courses for F18 in CIMX
  • Changes to course titles and descriptions approved by college due to Registrar
  • Confirmation that all faculty annual performance evaluations are complete due from dean to SVP and Provost
Friday 06/08/18
  • Changes to preliminary F18 room assignments due to Linda and Jean and Mandy
Wednesday 06/20/18
  • Changes in F18 room assignments due to Room Scheduling @ 4 p.m.
Saturday 06/30/18
  • Women’s and Diversity Grant Program Impact Reports from grant recipient’s due to SVP and Provost
Sunday 07/01/18
  • Departmental responsibility statements for NTE faculty due to dean
Friday 07/06/18
  • Last day to cancel F18 courses due to low enrollment
  • S19 course offerings due to Registrar
Wednesday 08/01/18
  • 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
  • College Responsibility Statements (CRS) due from colleges to Senior Vice President and Provost
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College News

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Iowa State architecture students create massive, twisting structure for Reiman Gardens

April 17, 2018

Figurative painter Jeremy Caniglia to share his work in lecture, workshop at ISU

April 16, 2018

04/16/18 AMES, Iowa — Internationally renowned painter and Iowa State University alumnus Jeremy Caniglia will present a lecture and workshop April 16-17 at the ISU College of Design. Caniglia will speak about his experiences working with the figurative painter Odd…[read more]

Integrated studio arts graduating senior Breanna Kixmiller is ISU College of Design’s student marshal for spring commencement

April 16, 2018

04/16/18 AMES, Iowa — Breanna Kixmiller of Atlantic will represent the Iowa State University College of Design as its student marshal at the university’s public commencement exercises Saturday, May 5, at Hilton Coliseum. Her faculty escort will be Teresa Paschke,…[read more]

ISU graduate student explores ‘objects left behind’ in Gallery in the Round exhibition

April 9, 2018

04/09/18 AMES, Iowa – Multimedia works by Tina Rice, an Iowa State University graduate student in integrated visual arts and graphic design, are on display through May 18 at the Gallery in the Round, 1015 N. Hyland Ave., Ames. A…[read more]

Research on coastal housing recovery after natural disasters shows gaps in recovery policies

April 4, 2018

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External Funding Opportunities

April 6, 2018

State Historical Society of Iowa Research Grants April 15th Awards of $1k for 18-19 academic year to support original research and interpretive writing related to the history of Iowa and the Midwest. (RFP)   Humanities Iowa Mini Grants (up to…[read more]

Publication Subvention Grants

April 6, 2018

(Rolling Deadline) The primary intent of these grants is now two fold: A) to support publications intended for high quality, peer-reviewed open access journals (up to $1,250), and B) to support the low-volume scholarly projects that are not expected to…[read more]

Call for proposals: BNIM Regenerative Design Challenge, Due April 16th.

April 6, 2018

BNIM, an award-winning architecture and design firm with offices in Des Moines, Kansas City and San Diego, is sponsoring the BNIM Regenerative Design Challenge to support multidisciplinary faculty research in the areas of sustainability and regenerative design. Funding of $10,000…[read more]

RAPID Manufacturing Institute call for proposals

April 3, 2018

RAPID is excited to announce that our Spring 2018 call for proposals is now open. The RAPID Manufacturing Institute is opening two calls for proposals: Research and Development (R&D) Research and development (R&D) project proposals in the areas of process…[read more]

Faculty Workshop: Supporting and Managing Staff

April 3, 2018

SUPPORTING AND MANAGING STAFF (for faculty supervisors) April 9, 2018; 2:00-4:00pm, Campanile Room, Memorial Union As a faculty supervisor, we realize you have many demands on your time. This session highlights ISU policies and procedures, and provides valuable resources to…[read more]

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