Please Check Your Email
This will be the final regular "This Week in the College of Design" of the academic year. Please monitor your email carefully for messages from the university, college and individual departments and units as new information becomes available about fall planning, returning to work on campus, and other important issues. The most current updates are available on the university's COVID-19 Response website.
Reminder: College Summer Town Hall Meetings
To keep everyone informed of developments over the summer and in preparation for fall semester, three additional college faculty-staff (summer town hall) meetings have been scheduled via Webex from noon–1 p.m. Mondays, June 1, July 6 and Aug. 3. These will consist of a dean's report followed by Q&A. Please make note of these meetings; you will also receive calendar invitations with Webex links. The June 1 meeting may be accessed at https://iastate.webex.com/iastate/j.php?MTID=m1ea653b75cff0f94b8ed0ee0fe3b5421. Should any significant policy changes occur that require more timely discussion, additional meetings will be scheduled and communicated by email.
'Processing COVID-19' Grant Proposals Due May 30
The Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities is sponsoring a one-time grant program (up to 30 awards of $250) to support projects that create a local record of the experience of a global pandemic as it was happening. There is no format that projects must adhere to, and any medium or form of expression is acceptable. Outcomes of individual projects should be able to be shared with the campus community. Submit proposals for "Sheltering the Storm: Processing COVID-19" by Saturday, May 30.
Reminder: Cardinal Women* Applications
Applications are being accepted through Friday, May 29, for the 2020 cohort of Cardinal Women*, a free professional development opportunity for Iowa State faculty and Professional & Scientific staff who identify as women. 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. Sessions will be held from 2:10–4 p.m. Sept. 1, Sept. 22, Oct. 6, Nov. 3 and Dec. 1. Questions may be directed to co-facilitators Tera Lawson or Denise Williams-Klotz.
Reminder: COVID-19 Research Seed Grant
Full-time faculty in tenure-eligible, term research or clinician appointments from any discipline may apply for the new COVID-19 Research Seed Grant program (CRSG). The program, designed to encourage faculty in all academic disciplines to apply their expertise to an aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic, will support the initial stages of high-risk, high-reward projects that have an interdisciplinary focus and strong potential for future external funding. Up to $15,000 is available for each of up to five teams to pursue projects rapidly for up to six months. Apply by Friday, May 29.
Reminder: Term Faculty Professional Development Grants
Term faculty are eligible for professional development awards up to $500 to participate in a virtual or in-person conference, workshop or training. View guidelines online. Applications are due Monday, June 1, for conferences or workshops between July 1 and Dec. 31. You must also upload a signed form. Recipients will be notified within three weeks. Abstracts for conference presentations need not have been accepted at the time an application is submitted.
Virtual Iowa Arts Summit Registration
Registration is open for the first-ever Virtual Iowa Arts Summit 2020, scheduled Aug. 7. Open to artists, nonprofit organizations, community leaders and creative professionals statewide. Presented by the Iowa Arts Council, a divison of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, the summit's theme will be "moving from relief to resilience."
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