College Faculty-Staff Meeting
The college faculty-staff meeting originally scheduled to begin at noon today has been moved to 2:30–5 p.m. Tuesday, May 11. The calendar invitation has been updated accordingly. Please refer to the emails from Liaison Council chair Austin Stewart sent Friday, May 7, and Saturday, May 8, for details, including the document outlining the process that will be used to review and vote on the proposed amendments to the governance document. A revised agenda is forthcoming. You can access the meeting at https://iastate.webex.com/iastate/j.php?MTID=m358e7dec2f8c331c2deebcb047807412, meeting number 120 217 3239, password pWyw8NJFB66.
Food Pantry Summer Volunteers
SHOP, the on-campus food pantry serving students, will have summer hours Tuesday, May 11, through Friday, Aug. 20. University employees are invited to volunteer in one-hour increments on the signup site. SHOP, located at 1306 Beyer, will be open 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, and 2–7 p.m. Wednesdays. Volunteers will receive an email with details about volunteer duties prior to their first shift.
I-Corps Summer Cohort
The ISU I-Corps program is a National Science Foundation initiative that provides graduate students, post-docs and faculty with entrepreneurial experiences and training to increase the economic impact of funded basic research locally, regionally and nationally. Applications are open for the summer cohort, with sessions starting Friday, May 21. Participants who successfully complete the program are eligible to apply for NSF-backed mini-grants that can be used to continue their entrepreneurial journey through additional customer discovery.
Cardinal Women* Applications
Applications are being accepted through Friday, May 31, for the 2021 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. Aug. 17, Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 9 and Dec. 7 at the Memorial Union. Questions may be directed to co-facilitators Tera Lawson or Denise Williams-Klotz.
Term Faculty Professional Development Funds
The Provost's Office has funds to support professional development of term faculty, particularly faculty without access to professional development support from their departments. Awards up to $500 help faculty attend a conference, workshop or training (virtual or in person). Review the guidelines and apply online by Tuesday, June 1, for conferences or workshops between July 1–Dec. 31. Note that the submission process has been updated. Recipients will be notified within three weeks. Abstracts for conference presentations need not have been accepted at the time an application is submitted.
Climate Change Theatre Action Initiative
The EcoTheatre Lab invites Iowa State faculty, staff, students and Ames community members to join their fall 2021 contribution to the international Climate Change Theatre Action initiative. This will include public arts showcases that invite the community to engage in Ames' climate action planning process. The group seeks designers, visual artists, actors, musicians, dancers, writers, community changemakers, environmental scientists and anyone with an interest in climate action. If you'd like to get involved, sign up online and the EcoTheatre Lab will be in touch soon with more information. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Reminder: Workday Experience Faculty Focus Group
Six College of Design faculty members are sought for a college-specific faculty focus group to provide feedback on the university's current student information systems. This will help the WorkCyte Phase II Student Information and Receivables project team identify challenges and opportunities for improvement as they look at how Iowa State can best use Workday for student processes. The College of Design faculty focus group session is scheduled from 9:30–10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 27. Please sign up for this date and time using the link provided.
Reminder: State Fair Lego Design-Build Challenge
Iowa State teams of two or three students, staff, faculty and/or alumni are invited to participate in a LEGO brick-building challenge during the Iowa State Fair around the theme of "Innovate at Iowa State." Register your team by Tuesday, June 1; submit your concept by Thursday, July 1, and then build it during a two-hour time slot during the fair Aug. 12–22 (LEGO bricks provided). Five prizes ($500-$3,000) will be awarded.
Reminder: Compelling Ground Exhibition Celebration
Compelling Ground: Landscapes, Environments and Peoples of Iowa, an exhibition featuring work by 19 artists inspired by the Iowa landscape, continues through Friday, July 23, at the Brunnier Art Museum. Participating artists include four with ties to the College of Design: architecture assistant professor Pete Goché; art and visual culture professors Ingrid Lilligren and Joe Muench; and Christine Carr, former assistant professor of art and visual culture. A celebration with artists, donors, University Museums curator Adrienne Gennett and director Lynette Pohlman is planned for Sunday, July 11, with two timed entries. Pre-registration is required to reserve a space for this limited-capacity, in-person event. Register in advance for the 2 p.m. time slot or the 3 p.m. time slot.
Reminder: Art Innovators Commission RFP
College of Design faculty and university partners are invited to submit preproposals for art to be commissioned for the Biorenewables Research Laboratory building lobby/gallery. Awards ranging from $2,000–$6,000 will be provided to successful applicants in this juried competition for works that engage, inspire and educate the public about Iowa State interdisciplinary research to advance the bioeconomy. Please review the Art Innovators Commission RFP and submit preproposals online by Friday, Sept. 3. Final proposals will be due Friday, Oct. 8, with selected project(s) completed by March 1, 2022.
'This Week' on Hiatus
This is the final "This Week in the College of Design" faculty-staff e-blast of the academic year. Publication will resume in August.
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