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This Week in the College of Design

This is a weekly listing of announcements and news sent via e-mail on Mondays (except holidays) to all College of Design faculty and staff. To have information included in the weekly update, please forward all materials to Heather Sauer ( by 9 a.m. on Monday of the week they should appear. Announcements will be updated here throughout the week.

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This Week in the College of Design


College Faculty-Staff Meeting

Please join in the shared governance of the College of Design by attending the college faculty-staff meeting from noon to 1 p.m. today in 130 Design. The agenda includes a report on the dean's reappointment review, an update on front-of-catalog changes and discussion of governance document revisions with a call for an electronic vote on both the catalog changes and the governance document changes. Please see the agenda and other documents emailed in advance by Liaison Council chair Nick Senske.

Faculty Session on Competitive Student Awards

The Study Abroad Center invites faculty and staff to learn more about nationally competitive awards for students, including the Boren Awards for international study, during an information session at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in 3534 Memorial Union. It will be repeated at noon in the same location. Strong applicants for these and and other awards come from diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines, and faculty and staff are needed to encourage students to apply. Read more

Inclusion Initiatives Grant Program

Teams planning to apply for funding from the Inclusion Initiatives Grant Program need to submit their intent to apply form online by the end of November. The program, administered by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, awards up to $5,000 for innovative campus initiatives that foster community engagement. Final applications will not be accepted without an intent form. Read more

Fall Commencement & Grade Submission

Iowa State will hold separate commencement ceremonies next month for undergraduate and graduate students. A Graduate College ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14; an undergraduate ceremony will begin at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, both in Hilton Coliseum. The College of Design's undergraduate and graduate convocation will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, in Kocimski Auditorium. Final exams will conclude Thursday evening, Dec. 13, with final grade submissions due by 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18. Read more

Reminder: RSVP for ISU Advance Workshop

ISU ADVANCE will host a "Pathways to Promotion" workshop for associate professors who are planning to go up for full professor in the near future. Faculty panelists will talk about preparing their portfolios and the different paths they took to meet the requirements for advancement to full professor. A question-and-answer period will follow. RSVP by 5 p.m. today, Nov. 12. Read more

Reminder: Term Faculty Reception

The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost will host an appreciation reception for term faculty from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, in the Garden Room at Reiman Gardens. Faculty members are asked to register via Learn@ISU by Wednesday, Nov. 21.

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Shive-Hattery Lecture

"Science Inspired Design," Forrest Meggers, assistant professor of architecture and head, CHAOS lab, Princeton University, 5:30 p.m. today, 2432 Food Sciences Bldg. Read more


"Berlin Summer Academy 2018 Exhibition Reception," 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, Lightfoot Forum. Read more

College Lecture

"How a Center of Innovation Can Impact the University and Community," Allen Kunkel, associate vice president for economic development and director, Jordan Valley Innovation Center, Missouri State University, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, Kocimski Auditorium. Read more

Art & Visual Culture Lecture

"The Precipitous Decline of Cairo, Illinois: Enamels and Photography," Sarah Perkins and Gwen Walstrand, artists, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, Kocimski Auditorium. Read more

ISU ADVANCE Mid-Career Faculty Workshop

"Pathways to Promotion," 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, MU South Ballroom. Read more and RSVP by Nov. 12

Architecture Public Program

"Towards an Architecture of Happy Nihilism," Sean Griffiths, professor of architecture, University of Westminster, London, and principal, Modern Architect, 12 - 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 181 Design. Read more

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Honors, Awards & Publications

Christine Carr

Work by Christine Carr, assistant professor of art and visual culture, is part of the 2018 State of the Art Photography Invitational on display Nov. 12, 2018, through Feb. 2, 2019, at the Giertz Gallery at Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois. A public reception will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, with a curatorial talk by Christopher Schneberger at 6:30 p.m.

Shelby Doyle & Nick Senske

Shelby Doyle and Nick Senske, assistant professors of architecture, have received a $50,000 grant from the Computation Advisory Committee for "Integration of Creative and Collaborative Architectural Robotics." They will use the funding to purchase an industrial robotic arm (and associated software and equipment), which will first be installed in the Department of Architecture's Computation + Construction Lab and later move to the Student Innovation Center.

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This Week in the College of Design is published Monday mornings by the Office of the Dean, College of Design. Send news to Heather Sauer,, or submit your information online. You can also submit awards and publication information online. Announcements and honors will be posted as they are received and may be viewed anytime via the College of Design Dashboard.
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