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Submit P&S CYtation Award nominations through Dec. 1

November 28, 2022 8:03 am

The university Professional and Scientific Council encourages individuals, programs, departments and colleges to nominate P&S employees through Thursday, Dec. 1, for a CYtation Award, Woodin CYtation Award, CYtation Team Award or Outstanding New Councilor CYtation Award. Anyone can submit a CYtation nomination. Awards showcase the many ways P&S employees have gone above their normal duties, done something extraordinarily well or acted in a way to make a real difference at ISU. Email with any questions, or visit the P&S Council awards webpage.

Send a shout-out of gratitude with #CyThx

November 28, 2022 8:00 am

The #CyThx recognition initiative, now in its fifth year, aims to honor fellow Cyclones who make us feel like valued members of the Iowa State community. You can send a shout-out to anyone you appreciate: faculty, staff, graduate teaching assistants, mentors, advisers, colleagues and others. Your gratitude will remain anonymous, but your #CyThx honoree will receive an email with your message (optional) and an acknowledgment on the #CyThx webpage. Campuswide recognition will occur after fall-semester grade submission. Questions? Email

Tradewell Fellowship

November 17, 2022 2:03 pm

Now entering its 26th year, the Tradewell Fellowship offers aspiring healthcare architects exceptional career-building opportunities and is the most established fellowship of its kind with over two decades of legacy and counting!

Fellows will be immersed in the field and have the opportunity to continue their education with an individual healthcare architecture research topic of their choice. The Tradewell Fellowship typically occurs on a June to June cycle in participating healthcare offices.

You, too, can be part of the legacy!

Visit the website:
Follow on social media
Instagram: @tradewellfellow
Facebook: Tradewell Fellow

Career Opportunities:

  • Gain skills and experience to become healthcare design leaders
  • Develop a project worthy of publication
  • Focus on medical planning and design
  • Direct involvement with clients

Submission Items:

  • Application
  • Resume
  • Personal Essay
  • Design Work
  • Reference Letters

Open houses to celebrate Ingrid Lilligren’s ‘Beauty Project” Nov. 26 and Dec. 3

November 14, 2022 9:40 am

Artist Ingrid Lilligren, professor of art and visual culture, will host a series of open houses at her studio in downtown Ames to share new work created in fall 2021 as part of an Iowa State University Faculty Professional Development Assignment and in spring 2022, and fired over the course of spring and summer in various kilns.

The “Beauty Project” explores ideas about and meanings of beauty, including objective and subjective – or intersubjective – responses to objects, persons, places, ideas and experiences. View the new pieces and engage in conversation with Lilligren and other visitors during these public open houses scheduled from 2–5 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 26 and Dec. 3 at Blue Door Studio, 108 5th Street, Ames (entrance on alley).

Student printmaking exhibition on display through Dec. 15 at Reiman Gardens

November 14, 2022 9:30 am

Each semester, the ART IS 206: Studio Fundamentals: Printmaking course, taught by art and visual culture assistant professor Raluca Iancu, visits Reiman Gardens to collect observational drawings of flora, fauna, sculptures and architecture for an intaglio drypoint project. Student prints from fall 2019 through fall 2022 are on display in the Printmaking in the Gardens exhibition through Thursday, Dec. 15, at Reiman Gardens. Viewing hours are 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Monday–Sunday.

Spring semester new faculty orientation scheduled Jan. 11 via Zoom

November 14, 2022 8:59 am

With numerous new faculty members joining Iowa State between August 2022 and January 2023, the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost will host a shorter version of the August orientation in January to give new faculty (tenure-eligible and term) an introduction to some of the fundamental aspects of their new positions at ISU.

The orientation will take place virtually from 1–4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, via Zoom. Faculty are encouraged to register for this event in advance. Questions can be directed to SVPP faculty success coordinator Katharine Hensley.

Support SHOP food pantry donation drive through Nov. 30

November 14, 2022 8:24 am

The university’s Professional and Scientific Council is holding a donation drive for the SHOP food pantry through Wednesday, Nov. 30. SHOP intakes its donations by weight and the council’s goal is 1 ton of donations (about 1 pound per staff member). Matt Crain, departmental partner for architecture and interior design in the College of Design, is a member of the P&S Council, and his desk in 146 Design is an official drop-off location for the SHOP donation drive. Please review the list of accepted items (those in bold are highly requested) and consider supporting this important cause.

CEAH grants and external funding information session is Nov. 16

November 14, 2022 8:06 am

The Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities (CEAH) invites faculty in the arts, design and humanities to an information session on obtaining external research funding. “CEAH Grants and External Funding” will be from noon–1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in 199 Parks Library.

Amy Bix, professor of history, and Kathleen Hilliard, associate professor of history, will share their experiences obtaining external funding for their scholarship. Kirsten Abel, honors and awards coordinator in the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost, and Annalisa Brandt from ISU’s Grants Hub will speak on external funding strategies and opportunities in the arts, design and humanities. Bring your lunch and hear about funding opportunities and application strategies to further your research and scholarly goals.

Lectures and Exhibitions Committee AY2022-23 nominations due March 6

November 2, 2022 10:42 am

The College of Design Lectures & Exhibitions Committee seeks nominations from faculty, staff and student organizations for speakers for college-level interdisciplinary events for the 2022-23 academic year. The committee will internally vet, rank and recommend up to 6 speakers to expend the annual budget requested from the Dean’s Office. Honorariums for this series are $1,000 with some flexibility for additional funds. You may nominate multiple people; fill out the form for each person you wish to nominate. The nomination deadline is 5 p.m. CT Monday, March 6. 

Miller Faculty Fellowship proposals due Dec. 12

October 27, 2022 1:23 pm

Miller Faculty Fellowship funds are available to develop innovative approaches to the teaching of existing undergraduate courses or to develop new courses for undergraduates. Any Iowa State tenured, tenure-eligible or term faculty member, or staff member with a teaching appointment, is eligible to apply for a fellowship. Preference will be given to first-time Miller Fellowship applicants.

Proposals for 2023-2024 are due Monday, Dec. 12, to both CELT at and to Amy Bannister, executive assistant to the dean in the College of Design. Review the information, download the proposal form and follow application instructions (see drop-down menus).

Next round of foreign travel grant applications due Dec. 2

October 25, 2022 8:10 am

Foreign travel grant applications for the travel period of March 1–Oct. 31, 2023, are due from departments to the Dean’s Office by 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2. Submit the original copy only with department chair signature. This is an internal college deadline to allow the Research, Extension and Outreach Council to review applications prior to submission to the university.

Presentation proposals for 2023 ISCORE due Dec. 2

October 24, 2022 3:31 pm

The Thomas L. Hill Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE) is accepting proposals for presentations on race and ethnicity from faculty, staff and students. Hold the dates for the 2023 ISCORE event, which will be in person Friday, March 3, 2023, with a half-day preconference for faculty and staff Wednesday, March 1. Registration will open Wednesday, Feb. 1. Submit your proposal online by Thursday, Dec. 2.

Faculty Fellow for Hispanic/Latino Student Success applications due Nov. 11

October 24, 2022 11:36 am

The Offices of the Senior Vice President and Provost and Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion seek applications from tenured faculty members to serve as Faculty Fellow for Hispanic/Latino Student Success. The fellow will develop and implement programming to support the academic success of Hispanic and Latino undergraduate, graduate and professional students, and support Iowa State’s engagement with the University Innovation Alliance. The position is open to current, full-time tenured associate and full professors at Iowa State who have been employed by the university for at least five years. Applications are due to Rose McCarty by Friday, Nov. 11.

Big 12 Faculty Fellowship applications due Oct. 14

October 7, 2022 8:47 am

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 exceed $1,500). For fellowship dates between Nov. 1, 2022, and June 30, 2023, applications are due to the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost by noon Friday, Oct. 14.

Fee assistance available for national faculty training program

September 19, 2022 10:03 am

The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost will contribute $2,500 toward early registration costs of $4,250 for up to four tenure-track or tenured faculty in the spring 2023 Faculty Success Program offered by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. Early career faculty will have priority. The 12-week, online mentoring program teaches participants the skills to increase their research and writing productivity while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Participants need to cover the remaining fee through other sources such as department or college matching funds, professional development funds, grants, startup funds, etc.

To apply for provost funding support, fill out this short application form by Tuesday, Oct. 11. To learn more about the program, join a moderated panel discussion with past participants who will share their experiences in a webinar from 2–3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, via Zoom. Register to receive the Zoom invitation.

CELT offers fall-semester programming for faculty in multiple formats

September 19, 2022 7:58 am

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) offers a wide range of in-person, hybrid and online programming for faculty. Workshops and webinars cover course design, conferencing software, other technology tools and strategies, team-based learning, student engagement, accessibility, equity and inclusion, and more. View the PDF flier for a complete list of fall 2022 programming, and register online by searching the CELT Events Calendar. Some activities also will be listed as a reminder under “Events” in the “This Week in the College of Design” e-blast.

College of Design groups can request mindfulness programming

September 15, 2022 11:14 am

Mindfulness sessions with Michelle Flattery are being offered this fall to groups (faculty, staff, student) in the College of Design. Contact Flattery at to schedule a mindfulness session for your class or club. We are not accepting individual appointments at this time. Flattery also will offer pop-up programming in the college this semester. The first pop-up session will be from 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, in the atrium. Watch for an installation in the atrium at the end of this month in conjunction with a pop-up event planned for Wednesday, Sept. 28.

Office remodeling visioning workshops scheduled Sept. 21–22

September 14, 2022 2:56 pm

College of Design faculty and staff are encouraged to attend one of four office remodeling visioning workshops scheduled next week (Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2–4 p.m. in 116 Design, 5:30–7:30 p.m. in 416 Design; and Thursday, Sept. 22, 9–11 a.m. and 2–4 p.m., both in 116 Design). Each session will be facilitated by a team from DLR Group that specializes in academic planning. Before attending a session, please consider how current faculty-staff spaces support your best work and what spaces or functions are missing that would enhance your experience. This is your opportunity to share ideas for improving our workspaces.

Bailey Career Research Development Award applications due Oct. 3

August 31, 2022 9:19 am

Open to full-time, tenured faculty members, the Bailey Research Career Development Award fosters research that is innovative (outside of an established research program) and not only increases knowledge but also has practical applications. One or two awards of $50,000 per year for two or three years will be made competitively each fiscal year. Submit an application to the Dean’s Office for internal review by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3. The college may forward no more than one application to the university award committee for consideration.

Women Impacting ISU calendar nominations due Sept. 30

August 31, 2022 8:37 am

The Catt Center is accepting nominations for its 2023 “Women Impacting ISU” calendar through 11:59 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30. The calendar is open to all individuals who identify as a woman, inclusive of cisgender and transgender identities. Faculty and staff must be employed by the university for the 2023 calendar year to be eligible for nomination. Students graduating in May 2023 may be nominated. More information, including an FAQ and the nomination form, is online. Questions may be directed to, or call 515-294-3181.

Foreign travel grant applications due Oct. 5

August 22, 2022 12:47 pm

Foreign travel grant applications for the travel period of Nov. 1, 2022–June 30, 2023 are due from departments to the Dean’s Office by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5. Submit the original copy only with department chair signature. This is an internal college deadline to allow the Research, Extension and Outreach Council to review applications prior to submission to the university.

Proposals sought for spring 2023 Honors seminars

August 21, 2022 11:31 am

The University Honors Program is seeking proposals for spring 2023 Honors seminars. The one- or two-credit courses, offered for a half or full term, allow Honors students to examine topics of current or special interest. Seminars are offered on a pass/fail basis, and enrollment is usually limited to 17 students. The Honors program allocates $500 per seminar for the instructor(s)’ professional development.

Proposals are due Friday, Sept. 16, via an online form. More information, including a list of prior seminars, is available on the Honors program website. Contact Leisha Estep or Laurie Smith Law with questions or for more information.

Town hall will provide overview of new recruitment marketing campaign

August 21, 2022 11:14 am

This fall, the Office of Admissions is launching its new recruitment marketing campaign, “A Cyclone in the Making,” for prospective students. The “Adventure” theme has served Iowa State well for 15 years, but extensive research has revealed it no longer resonates with today’s students or differentiates Iowa State University from its competitors. Faculty and staff who recruit prospective students and are interested in learning more about the campaign are invited to a general overview during a town hall at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, in 101 Carver. Seating is limited, so RSVPs are requested via Qualtrics survey.

Provost’s Office expands faculty mentoring opportunities

August 21, 2022 10:33 am

The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost has expanded mentoring opportunities for early-career faculty at the rank of assistant professor (term and tenure-eligible) and mid-career faculty at the rank of associate professor (term and tenure-eligible). The Provost’s Office also will pilot a Term Faculty Learning Community for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Learn more about these programs and initiatives on the Faculty Mentoring webpage and the Term Faculty Programs and Resources webpage. Recently appointed, promoted and advanced faculty will receive a memo from the Provost’s Office outlining the mentoring opportunities for assistant and associate professors, and term faculty with 1–5 years of employment at Iowa State will receive an invitation to apply for the Term Faculty Learning Community pilot.

College of Design accepting FPDA applications Sept. 2–9; contact department chairs for internal deadlines

August 20, 2022 3:43 pm

Faculty Professional Development Assignments (FPDAs) allow faculty members time to advance work on research and scholarship that is difficult or impossible to perform in conjunction with on-campus responsibilities. The Dean’s Office will accept FPDA proposals for the 2023–2024 academic year from department chairs between Sept. 2–9. Faculty should contact their department chairs for internal departmental submission deadlines.

New Canvas page for students replaces e-newsletter

August 10, 2022 3:06 pm

Design Student Services is launching a new College of Design Student Resources Canvas page, which will highlight helpful resources and centralize important information and news for College of Design students. With the rollout of this new page, we will be retiring the biweekly Design Student News e-blast.

Watch for an invitation to join the Canvas page and an email address to submit any announcements you’d like to have shared with students. Questions? Contact Brooke Hartmann in 297 Design, 515-294-4390.

Campus resources for instructors to support course preparation and teaching

August 10, 2022 2:19 pm

Associate Provost for Academic Programs Ann Marie VanDerZanden has compiled a list of campus resources available to help instructors prepare for the start of classes. The list includes links to multiple resources related to course design and teaching, syllabus preparation and statements, student mental health resources, class attendance policies, prep week policy, Canvas course presence, student engagement recommendations, student resources, and technology in the classroom. Please review and access these resources to support your work.

Submit requests now for fall course reserves

August 5, 2022 12:53 pm

Instructors who want to place required materials on reserve for fall courses should submit requests now via Canvas. Information and instructions are on the library’s website. If you previously used course reserve and wish to use a list from a prior semester, you may import your earlier list. If you have questions or need help with the process, contact Tim Panages, Design Reading Room coordinator, 515-294-0418.

The Way Up Conference for women leaders scheduled Nov. 3-4 in Cedar Falls

July 13, 2022 4:04 pm

Now in its 35th year, The Way Up Conference offers Iowa women in higher education the opportunity to learn, share and network with other women in formal and informal leadership roles as well as those who aspire to move up. This includes professional and scientific staff, faculty members, deans, directors, department chairs and other administrators who identify as women and are seeking to develop further as leaders.

This year’s conference, “Women on The Way Up: Embracing Challenges and Creating Opportunities,” will be Nov. 3-4 at the Bien VenU Conference Center in Cedar Falls. Watch for conference registration materials in September.

Sign up by July 5 to help at the university’s state fair exhibit

June 24, 2022 10:03 am

University Marketing seeks faculty and staff volunteers to help in the university’s exhibit at the Iowa State Fair Aug. 11–21. Inside the air-conditioned Varied Industries Building, choose from three shorter shifts daily: 8:45 a.m.–1 p.m., 12:45–4:30 p.m. and 4:15–8 p.m. Use the online registration form and register by July 5 to guarantee your T-shirt size. Questions may be directed to Jaden or 515-294-3969. Volunteers choose from two assignments:

  • Roll and hand out football posters and schedule cards
  • Hand out dry Cyclone tattoos and complimentary bags

Fulbright Scholars Program live and on-demand webinars

May 6, 2022 9:33 am

Faculty interested in the Fulbright U.S. Scholars Program are encouraged to register for any of the following live and interactive webinars: May 11 (Egypt), May 12 (Spain), May 18 (Postdoctoral and Early Career), May 26 (Ireland), June 9 (Austria), June 16 (Italy), June 23 (France), June 30 (Brazil).

Prerecorded, on-demand webinars for opportunities in 2023-24 are also available:

The Fulbright U.S. Scholars Program applications for 2023-24 are due Sept. 15. If you’re considering applying to the program, please contact Sandra Norvell to discuss options.

AAHHE Faculty Fellows Program applications due May 27

May 5, 2022 7:11 am

The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education is accepting applications for the 2022–2023 AAHHE Faculty Fellowship Program. Geared toward new faculty who are beyond their first year on the tenure track, the program’s goal is to prepare Latina/o/x faculty for successful careers in academia and beyond by increasing the number of tenured and promoted Latina/o/x faculty.

The program provides strategies to assist tenure-track faculty in achieving their scholarly and career goals; helps participants build community and network with other Latina/o/x faculty; and aims to develop future leaders who are dedicated to uplifting their communities. Upon acceptance into the program, faculty fellows are required to become AAHHE active members. Applications are due via the AAAHE submissions portal no later than 7 p.m. CT Friday, May 27.

SHOP seeks summer volunteers among faculty, staff

May 2, 2022 9:56 am

Student leaders of SHOP, the campus food pantry that serves students in 1306 Beyer, are seeking faculty and staff help to keep SHOP open during prep week, finals week and the summer (through Friday, Aug. 19).

Scheduled service hours are noon–8 p.m. Tuesdays, 2–7 p.m. Wednesdays and 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Fridays. Additional shifts are available for assistance with food deliveries and stocking. University employees are invited to volunteer in one-hour increments on the signup site. Volunteers will receive an email with details about volunteer duties prior to their first shift.

Pomerantz Award nomination deadline extended to May 8

May 2, 2022 9:47 am

The application/nomination deadline for the FY22 Marvin A. Pomerantz Award has been extended one week.

Administered through the ISU Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost, the one-time award (about $4,000) recognizes tenured faculty who are outstanding in the areas of teaching, research and/or outreach, and eligibility rotates among the academic colleges. This year the award will be given to a College of Design faculty member.

Applications should include a nomination letter summarizing how the candidate meets the award eligibility, a current Position Responsibility Statement and an updated CV. Applications/nominations must be submitted to Amy Bannister by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, May 8.

Boxes available for packing office belongings

April 29, 2022 12:26 pm

Boxes that can be used for packing belongings in offices are available just to the left of the copiers in the mailroom, 158 Design. They do not require any tape.

Cardinal Women* applications accepted through June 15

April 29, 2022 11:56 am

Applications are being accepted through Wednesday, June 15, for the 2022 cohort of Cardinal Women*, a free professional development opportunity for Iowa State faculty and Professional & Scientific staff who identify as women* (cisgender, trans, of trans experience, gender nonbinary or gender queer who seek this community).

Participants will engage in discussions designed to foster leadership development, goal orientation and purpose in their personal and professional spheres. The curriculum involves a monthly gathering that will include large and small-group discussions and short written and/or video resources to be viewed prior to the gathering. See call for applicants for more information.

Sessions will be held from 2:10–4 p.m. Aug. 16, Sept. 13, Oct. 4, Nov. 1 and Dec. 6 at the Memorial Union. Questions may be directed to co-facilitators Tera Lawson or Denise Williams-Klotz.

College seeks graduation convocation volunteers

April 29, 2022 11:36 am

We are looking for volunteers to assist with the College of Design graduation convocation beginning at 7:45 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at Stephens Auditorium. Volunteers will help welcome guests, direct families and graduates, hand out programs, monitor student line-up backstage and assist with procession into the auditorium. Please contact event planner Saylor Upah by 5 p.m. Friday, May 6, if you are interested and available to help.

Tenured faculty invited to submit CEAH director applications by May 6

April 29, 2022 11:34 am

Carlton Basmajian, associate professor of community and regional planning, will step down as director of the ISU Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities at the end of June. The Office of the Vice President for Research is conducting a search for the next CEAH director and invites applications from tenured faculty in an arts, humanities, design or appropriate social science department at Iowa State. This will be a part-time administrative appointment for a three-year term beginning June 30, with the potential for reappointment. Apply through Workday (R8183) by Friday, May 6.

Five College of Design faculty and staff receive university awards

April 28, 2022 12:14 pm

Five College of Design faculty and staff members are among the recipients of annual university awards announced this week. They include Carlton Basmajian, associate professor of community and regional planning, and Emily Morgan, associate professor of art and visual culture, James Huntington Ellis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Introductory Teaching; Jordan Brooks, director of equity, inclusion and multicultural student success, Professional and Scientific Outstanding New Professional Award; Raluca Iancu, assistant professor of art and visual culture, Award for Early Achievement in Teaching; and Chris Seeger, Outstanding Achievement in Extension or Professional Practice. They will be honored at a public event in the fall. Please join us in congratulating these colleagues on well-deserved recognition!

Learn to craft a strong pitch for The Conversation – register for Zoom workshop

April 28, 2022 11:55 am

The Conversation U.S. (TCUS) invites you to “Crafting a Strong Pitch,” a Zoom session from noon–1 p.m. CT Wednesday, May 4, for scholars and communications partners at member schools who are interested in learning  more about pitching and writing for them. Gain a better understanding of The Conversation’s pitch process, what makes a great pitch and how to concisely convey your story idea to their editors.

Anyone is welcome to attend this quarterly session, but scholars who have not yet written for TCUS  are especially encouraged to sign up, as well as any new communicators who are interested in learning more about best practices for pitching to TCUS. Your registration will be confirmed automatically after filling out the RSVP form. You will receive Zoom access information the day of the event.

Face shields available through May 2

April 27, 2022 12:02 pm

The College of Design has a number of face shields available for anyone who may still wish to use one. You’re welcome to pick them up in the Administrative Services Office, 146 Design, by 5 p.m. Monday, May 2. Any shields left after May 2 will be donated.

Food drive for United Way is April 25-May 5

April 25, 2022 9:30 am

Iowa State will participate in the United Way of Story County’s 2022 Live United Food Drive April 25–May 5. List of in-demand items. There are drop-off locations in more than 30 academic buildings and all residence buildings. Donations will benefit The S.H.O.P. student-operated pantry in Beyer Hall and more than 20 other local pantries. Cash donations can be made online or via Venmo.

Lee Cagley retirement reception is May 6

April 21, 2022 10:27 am

Lee Cagley, professor and chair of the Department of Interior Design, will retire at the end of June. The College of Design will host a retirement reception in his honor from 4–6 p.m. Friday, May 6, in the Lightfoot Forum, with a program at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. You’re also invited to submit well wishes online. These will be compiled into a single document to be shared with Cagley.

College equity advisor applications due April 29

April 20, 2022 1:57 pm

Monica Haddad, professor of community and regional planning, has served as the College of Design’s equity advisor since 2016. She has decided not to continue in this role when her term ends on June 30. Faculty should have received an email from senior associate dean Cameron Campbell  inviting you to apply for this important position. Applications from tenured faculty in the College of Design are due via email to Amy Bannister by 5 p.m. Friday, April 29.

Submit summer and fall course material orders

April 19, 2022 3:37 pm

Faculty who will teach a summer session or fall semester course are asked to submit all materials needed for class, such as textbooks, courseware, e-books, course packets, manuals, Top Hat and other subscriptions, and supplies (design, lab, PPE, technology, etc.) as soon as your teaching assignment is confirmed. Include courses for which there are no textbook requirements and open educational resources (OER) will be used. And remember to use the bookstore’s Immediate Access program – no physical books, no accdss codes; the course material is ready for students in Canvas on the first day of class. Submit your lists to your departmental academic coordinator, who will share them with the textbook team at the ISU Book Store.

Rescheduled college faculty-staff meeting with president and provost

April 15, 2022 11:54 am

President Wendy Wintersteen and Senior Vice President and Provost Jonathan Wickert will meet with College of Design faculty and staff from noon–1 p.m. Monday, May 2, in-person only in Kocimski Auditorium. They will each share remarks and then open the meeting up for Q&A.

Applications invited for next Cardinal Women* class

April 13, 2022 2:31 pm

Applications are being accepted online through June 15 for Cardinal Women*, a growth opportunity for women who are ISU faculty and staff. Participants will engage in discussions designed to foster leadership development, goal orientation and purpose in their personal and professional spheres.

The curriculum involves a monthly two-hour gathering for large and small group discussion and short written or video resources viewed in advance. Topics include identifying and silencing the inner critic, discovering and utilizing your inner mentor, communication style strategies, approaches to negotiation, and how to support and affirm each other in our community. Questions can be directed to co-facilitators Tera Lawson or Denise Williams-Klotz.

* This includes women who are cisgender, trans, of trans experience, etc. We also welcome individuals who identify as gender non-binary or gender queer.

Register for The Conversation’s Diversity Initiative virtual information session

April 13, 2022 12:47 pm

Faculty interested in learning more about The Conversation’s Diversity Initiative are invited to attend a virtual information session from noon–1 p.m. Thursday, April 28. Iowa State supports this initiative, which is designed to help make experts who inform the public look more like America as a whole. During the session, editors will give a short introduction to The Conversation’s model, including how they work with academics to produce stories. In 2021, 98 stories published by ISU scholars on The Conversation website received more than 1.5 million total reads. Register to attend the session.

Celebration of life for Gregory Palermo scheduled for April 25

April 11, 2022 9:06 am

The College of Design and Department of Architecture will host a public celebration of life for the late architecture professor emeritus Gregory Palermo from 4–6 p.m. Monday, April 25, in the Hunziker House at Reiman Gardens. View memorial webpage

A formal program will be followed by an informal opportunity for former colleagues, students, family and friends to share memories. Refreshments will be served. All are invited to attend.

Memorial contributions may be made to the ISU Palermo and Madison Architecture Travel Scholarship or their joint scholarship in architecture, either online or via mail: ISU Foundation, PO Box 2230, Ames, IA 50010-2230.

Mindfulness sessions offered by appointment

April 7, 2022 7:37 am

Mindfulness sessions with Michelle Flattery are being offered by appointment only the rest of the semester to classes and student organizations. This is open to any group in the College of Design. Contact event planner Saylor Upah if you would like to schedule a mindfulness session for your class or club.