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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.

Join us during IGNITE for Design for Social Change exhibition, reception and presentation

April 5, 2022 9:32 am

College of Design interdisciplinary spring option studios will share their work in progress as part of the university’s IGNITE Innovation Showcase April 18–22 at the Student Innovation Center. Titled “Design for Social Change: Civic Innovation, Social Entrepreneurship and Community Engagement,” the exhibition will open with a reception from 3–4:30 p.m. today, April 18, in 2260 SICTR, with remarks by Dean Luis Rico-Gutierrez at 3:30 p.m. Students from the Graphic Design Social Club designed promotional signage for the show.

Option studios students also will participate in a “Conversation with the Dean on Civic Innovation” from 3–5 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, in Kocimski Auditorium, 0101 Design. All are invited to attend the reception and presentation. The exhibition will be up through Friday.

Raise funds and register for suicide awareness campus walk

April 4, 2022 1:31 pm

ISU Student Counseling Services is partnering with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to bring the Out of the Darkness Campus Walk to Iowa State on Saturday, April 30. Check-in will be at 9:30 a.m. and the walk will start at 10 a.m. on the South Campanile Lawn on central campus. Register for the walk, raise funds and invite others to join you to bring awareness to the cause and help save lives. If you raise $100 by Friday, April 15, you’ll receive a t-shirt following the event. Other incentives for the first 175 to register, the first 35 to raise $150 and the first 35 to raise $200 also are available. Register online. Follow event updates on Facebook.

Register now for Project LEA/RN workshop in May

April 3, 2022 6:21 pm

Project LEA/RN will host an in-person workshop from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. daily May 17-18 in 1022 Agronomy, aimed at training educators to help their students learn the kind of thinking required to solve complex problems. Faculty, staff and graduate students are welcome. Participants will share insights about the brain based on current research, engage in strategies that promote interaction and deep thinking, and apply them to situations in which they facilitate learning — classes, orientation sessions, extension meetings or other learning situations. Enrollment is limited to 20. To register or for more information, contact Project LEA/RN director Jan Wiersema, (712) 221-1203.

Apply for 2022-23 faculty professional development

April 3, 2022 6:12 pm

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) scholars programs, Teaching and Learning Academy (TLA) and Teaching Partners Program (TPP) are accepting applications for the 2022-23 academic year. All faculty with at least one year of experience teaching at Iowa State qualify for at least one of the programs. Whether you are an instructor investigating questions to improve student learning (SoTL), supplementing departmental mentoring (TPP), or looking at course design and teaching strategies (TLA), the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching has programming to meet your goals. All may apply through this Qualtrics survey. Applications are due Friday, April 15, and applicants will be notified by April 30. Email with any questions.

Canvas New Quizzes virtual panel and future training opportunities

March 21, 2022 1:31 pm

Sixteen instructors across the university are piloting Canvas New Quizzes this semester. New Quizzes will replace Classic Quizzes after the end of spring semester. The pilot process was outlined in a Feb. 24 Inside Iowa State story. Instructors are invited to attend the New Quizzes virtual panel from 2–3 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, to learn more. You can also find more information, including timelines, demonstrations and training opportunities, on the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching’s New Quizzes page.

Pomerantz Award nominations due May 1

March 21, 2022 12:45 pm

Tenured faculty members in the College of Design are eligible for the FY22 Marvin A. Pomerantz Award. Administered through the ISU Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost, the award recognizes 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 curriculum vitae. A one-time award of about $4,000, to be used to support scholarly activities, will be conferred to the selected candidate on July 1, 2022, and funds  must be expended by the end of the fiscal year on June 30, 2023. Applications/nominations must be submitted to Amy Bannister by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, May 1.

Apply for Miller Open Education Mini-Grants by April 15

March 21, 2022 12:22 pm

Iowa State instructors can apply for grants of up to $5,000 to help use open educational resources (OER) in their courses during the 2022-23 academic year. OER are educational materials that are free for students and free for faculty to customize, which can improve learning outcomes and make courses materials more accessible for all students. Miller Open Education Mini-Grants, awarded annually since 2018, provide ISU faculty funds to locate, adopt, adapt, update or create OER. A drop-in Q&A for those interested in applying will be held from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Friday, April 1, via Zoom. Applications are due by Friday, April 15.

Register for ISU Research Day 2022

March 9, 2022 7:56 am

ISU Research Day 2022 has been reimagined to be even more relevant and meaningful to Iowa State research faculty, staff and graduate students. This year’s in-person program will be from 8:45 a.m.–3:25 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, at the Memorial Union. It will feature the insights and perspectives of recent Presidential Interdisciplinary Research Initiative (PIRI) recipients and will provide greater opportunities to connect with colleagues across campus, while also diving deeper into issues that are key to interdisciplinary research success. Register online.

Funding help available for summer Faculty Success Program

March 6, 2022 5:03 pm

The Provost’s Office will partially sponsor up to four tenure-track or tenured faculty in the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity’s 12-week, online Faculty Success Program this summer by contributing $2,500 toward early registration of $4,150. Priority will be given to early career faculty. Participants cover the remaining program fees through other sources.

The highly rated mentoring program teaches skills to increase a faculty member’s research and writing productivity while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. To apply for this funding support, complete the short application form by Thursday, March 10. Questions may be directed to Katharine Hensley. Iowa State is an institutional member of the NCFDD; ISU faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate students are eligible for an individual membership free of cost.

Big 12 Faculty Fellowship applications due April 1

February 25, 2022 7:58 am

The Big 12 Faculty Fellowship Program offers faculty an opportunity to travel to member institutions, typically for two weeks, to exchange ideas and research (awards generally do not exceed $1,500). Applications for fellowship dates from June 1, 2022, through Jan. 31, 2023 are due electronically to Dawn Bratsch-Prince by noon Friday, April 1. Information and application forms are available online.

Tracing Race digital project proposals due April 1

February 25, 2022 7:48 am

The Tracing Race at Iowa State University Advisory Group seeks proposals for digital projects that reveal the under-documented history of accomplishment and experience of people of color, and engage with the history of race, inequality, racism and student, faculty and staff activism at Iowa State. Faculty, staff, and undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to receive technical, development and project management support for projects through this program.

Submit proposals online through Friday, April 1. If you have a topic in mind but are unsure how to express it as a digital project, you’re encouraged to schedule a consultation with a member of the Digital Scholarship and Initiatives (DSI) department of the University Library. Questions about the proposal process may be directed to Erin Ridnour.

Iowa Artist Fellowship applications due March 15

February 25, 2022 7:38 am

Iowa Artist Fellowships support individual artists with up to $10,000 in funding and professional development opportunities. Awards are made to visual and performing artists, filmmakers, musicians and creative writers who demonstrate exceptional creativity and a commitment to advancing their artistic practices at a pivotal moment in their careers.

Round one applications are due by 11:59 p.m. CST Tuesday, March 15, for the fellowship period from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023. Applicants must be current, full-time Iowa residents with a permanent address in Iowa. See other eligibility requirements. Potential applicants are welcome to join Iowa Arts Council virtual office hours on Zoom at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 10, to ask questions about applying to this program.

Bridging the Divide seed funding grant applications due Feb. 25

February 18, 2022 3:14 pm

Proposals for “Bridging the Divide” seed funding (up to $10,000 for a one-year planning project or up to $25,000/year for up to two years for a research project) are due Friday, Feb. 25. Put together a diverse team to pursue innovative, ambitious, interdisciplinary research with strong potential to generate significant scholarly and creative activity. Access program and application information

Nominations open for next emerging leaders class

February 2, 2022 1:29 pm

The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost is accepting nominations through Tuesday, March 1, for the 2022-23 cohort of the Emerging Leaders Academy (ELA). ELA fosters leadership development in faculty and P&S staff who currently serve in leadership roles or aspire to such positions. During the academic year, content experts lead monthly activities designed to develop leadership competencies in areas such as strategic planning, budget development, performance management, understanding diversity, and promoting an inclusive organizational culture. Participants also work in small teams to complete a university-related capstone project. Members are selected by nomination; next fall’s class will be chosen by April 1. More information about eligibility criteria and the nomination process is online.

Exemplary faculty mentor nominations due Feb. 28

February 2, 2022 1:28 pm

The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost is accepting nominations for the Exemplary Faculty Mentor Award. The annual award acknowledges the critical role faculty mentoring plays at our university and recognizes excellent mentors who demonstrate extraordinary dedication to the success of their mentee(s). Colleagues who want to nominate their faculty mentor should complete the nomination form (PDF) and email it to by Monday, Feb. 28.

Register for ISCORE 2022

February 2, 2022 1:27 pm

Registration is open for the 22nd annual Thomas L. Hill Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE), the university’s comprehensive forum on issues of race and ethnicity on campus and beyond. ISCORE includes the in-person conference in the Memorial Union for the entire university community from 8:45 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Friday, March 4, and the virtual preconference for staff and faculty from 10:45 a.m.–4 p.m. Wednesday, March 2. Both events are free.

Priscilla Sage art sale to benefit University Museums, Octagon Center for the Arts

February 1, 2022 2:14 pm

Priscilla Sage, associate professor emerita of art and design, will host an exhibit and sale of her artwork from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25 and Saturday, Feb. 26 at 435 Welch Ave. Contributions from proceeds will be made to the University Museums and the Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames.

Recent and early work by Sage, including fiber sculptures, wall reliefs and small paintings, will be on display and available for sale, as well as Sage’s collection of work by other artists and fabrics from India, Japan, Ghana and Guatemala. Masks will be required at the sale.

Sage was on Iowa State’s art and design faculty, the precursor to the art and visual culture department, from 1984 until her retirement in 2000. She received the 2008 Christian Petersen Design Award from the College of Design. Her work is in public and private collections worldwide.

CEAH research, symposium grant proposals due Feb. 11

January 31, 2022 11:55 am

Faculty are invited to submit proposals for Research Grants (three different types of support for research and creative activity) and Symposium Grants of $2,000–$10,000 offered by the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities. Proposals for both must be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11. Visit the CEAH Faculty Research Support page and scroll down for more information and RFP links (you will be directed to CyBox).

Faculty and staff asked to complete WorkCyte Phase II readiness survey by Feb. 10

January 28, 2022 1:23 pm

The WorkCyte change management team continues to seek input from all faculty and staff members on their initial readiness assessment for the WorkCyte Phase II project (Workday Student and Receivables). Even if you do not regularly use AccessPlus or ADIN, they would like to hear from you. The deadline to complete the anonymous survey has been extended to 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10. Feedback will help the team identify areas where future training, communication or outreach is needed. Michelle Rasmussen, College of Design director of student services and programs, serves as a liaison on the change management team. Please review the “WorkCyte updates” email she sent to all College of Design faculty and staff earlier today (Friday, Jan. 28) for more information.

Advice on intellectual property issues available through Student Innovation Center’s IP Corner

January 27, 2022 11:16 am

Beginning in February, the Student Innovation Center will host an IP Corner from 9 a.m.–noon the second and fourth Fridays of the month of spring semester in 3121A SICTR. Gary Griswold, previously the chief intellectual property counsel for 3M, and Patrick Klepcyk, director of the ISU Office of Innovation and Commercialization, will be available to discuss general issues related to IP protection and strategy. They will serve as a sounding board to help students, faculty and staff understand general topics such as patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets or confidential information.

It will be the responsibility of participants to determine how best to proceed with regard to any information shared during IP Corner discussions, and you’re advised to obtain guidance from your own legal counsel on specific IP issues.

Mindful Mondays in Design activities for students, staff and faculty

January 26, 2022 1:16 pm

Mindfulness activities will be offered on three Mondays in February from 12:10–1:10 the Lightfoot Forum. These sessions are open to students, staff and faculty in the College of Design and will be led by Michelle Flattery, a yoga instructor, personal trainer and coach who holds Mindfulness-Based Stress reduction and Mindful Teacher certification, among many other certifications.

Each session will be dedicated to a different topic: “Academic Stress and Breathing” (Monday, Feb. 7); “College Anxiety and Breaking Free” (Monday, Feb. 21); and “Waking and Sleeping Mindfully” (Monday, Feb. 28). The emphasis is on learning techniques and tools that can help us feel more relaxed, focused and at peace in our daily lives, and help us think clearly and make calm decisions when we’re faced with challenging circumstances.

Design Career Fairs will be Feb. 17 and Feb. 24

January 24, 2022 9:29 am

Career fairs focusing on design majors will be held from noon–5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, at the Iowa State Memorial Union and virtually from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24. Both are great opportunities for students to explore career options and employment opportunities. Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students to participate, and please consider stopping by the Memorial Union during the in-person fair or reception at 5:15 p.m. Feb. 17 to say hello to 100+ alumni returning to represent their firms. View more information and search participating firms.

Centering Room available for students, staff and faculty

January 21, 2022 12:53 pm

The College of Design has designated room 118 Design, near the stairwell behind the Design Reading Room, as a space to support the mental and spiritual health of our community. The Centering Room is meant to provide a quiet space to take a mental break, meditate or pray. It is now open and available for use by students, staff and faculty. Improvements to the room will be made throughout the semester. If you have feedback about the space, please email with “Centering Room” in the subject line.

Recovery ally training sessions available this semester

January 20, 2022 1:45 pm

Student Health and Wellness now offers a 90-minute recovery ally training for faculty, staff and students focused on how to support those in recovery or seeking recovery from a substance abuse disorder. To help create an atmosphere of acceptance and empowerment for students who are in or are considering recovery, the training provices an overview of what recovery means and how to build a positive recovery environment. You can request a free group training or sign up individually for one of the sessions from 3–4:30 p.m. Jan. 27, Feb. 10, Feb. 24, March 10, March 24 (virtual), April 7 or April 21 (virtual).

Health & Wellness Symposium postponed until 2023

January 14, 2022 8:43 am

The inaugural ISU Health and Wellness Symposium, an event for staff, faculty and students that had been planned for the afternoon of Feb. 4, has been postponed for a year. The symposium has been rescheduled for Feb. 3, 2023.

Foreign travel grant proposals due March 21

January 7, 2022 8:04 am

Foreign travel grant proposals for the travel period June 1, 2022 – January 31, 2023 are due from departments to the Dean’s Office by 5 p.m. Monday, March 21. Submit the original copy only with department chair signature. This is an internal deadline prior to submission to the university.

Miller Faculty Fellowship proposals due Dec. 13

November 30, 2021 11:48 am

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 2022-2023 are due Monday, Dec. 13, 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).

Register for inaugural Health & Wellness Symposium

November 30, 2021 11:07 am

The inaugural Health and Wellness Symposium for Iowa State faculty, staff and students will be from noon–5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at the Memorial Union. The breakout sessions and keynote speaker, Raphael Coleman, will focus on wellbeing and engagement on college campuses.

This free event will include lunch, snacks and beverages throughout the afternoon. Register early to ensure the availability of your preferred breakout session (2–2:45 p.m. and 3–3:45 p.m.) Those who register by Friday, Dec. 31, will be entered into a drawing for prizes. General questions may be sent to

Term faculty invited to apply for spring professional development funds

November 17, 2021 3:43 pm

The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost provides funds to support professional development of term faculty — up to $500 to participate in a virtual or in-person activity, such as trainings, workshops or conferences. Applications from faculty with limited professional development support particularly are encouraged.

Applications are due Wednesday, Dec. 15, for opportunities Jan. 1—June 30, 2022. Abstracts for conference presentations don’t need to be accepted at the time of submission. Recipients will be notified within three weeks of the deadline. More information, including submission directions, is online.