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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


Faculty Promotions

At its meeting last week, the state Board of Regents approved promotions for seven College of Design faculty members for the 2018-2019 academic year. Diane Al Shihabi, interior design; Alex Braidwood and Andrea Quam, graphic design; Jane Rongerude, community and regional planning; and Rob Whitehead, architecture, were promoted from assistant professor to associate professor with tenure. John Cunnally, art and visual culture (art history), and Gary Taylor, community and regional planning, were promoted from associate professor to professor (already tenured). The promotions take effect in mid-August.

College Faculty-Staff Meeting April 23

The final college faculty-staff meeting of the semester is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. next Monday, April 23, in 130 Design. Please plan to attend and participate in the shared governance of the College of Design.

Course Reserve Requests

Instructors who wish to place required materials on reserve at Parks Library for summer or fall semesters should submit requests now. Forms are online.

Bicycle Needs Assessment Survey

Do you bike to and around campus? If you don't, why not? ISU Facilities Planning and Management and Toole Design Group are conducting a survey to determine needs and to guide planning and implementation of bike facilities, parking, policies and programs. Read more and take the survey

Reminder: BNIM Regenerative Design Challenge

College of Design faculty and P&S staff are invited to apply for funding through the BNIM Regenerative Design Challenge, which will provide $10,000 over one academic year (2018-2019) to support multidisciplinary research in the areas of sustainability and regenerative design. Proposals must be submitted electronically to Linda Doering by 5 p.m. today, April 16. Read more

Reminder: NEH Summer Stipend Pre-Proposals

The Office of the Vice President for Research has extended the deadline for pre-proposals for the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends, which support two consecutive summer months of full-time work on a humanities project at any stage of development. ISU may submit only two applications to NEH each year; one slot remains open. Pre-proposals for an internal competition must be submitted online by 5 p.m. today, April 16. Read more

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INDD Faculty Candidate Presentation

"The Biggest Design Project: Yourself," Sooshin Choi, candidate for associate/full professor in industrial design, 2:30-3:30 p.m. today, April 16, 411 Design. Read more

Art & Visual Culture / CODAC Lecture

"Into Purer Light," Jeremy Caniglia (BFA 1993 Art & Design - Drawing, Painting, Printmaking), internationally renowned painter, 7 p.m. today, April 16, Kocimski Auditorium. Read more

MFA Creative Component Presentation

"The Dose Makes the Poison: An exploration of the contaminants affecting Iowa's drinking water," David Carius, graduate student in graphic design, 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, Design on Main.

Community Art Event

"This Is Now," 5 - 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, Design on Main Gallery. Read more


"Adaptive Facades Symposium," 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday, April 19, Scheman Building. Read more


"Nice Life," exhibition of work by David Parker, lecturer in graphic design, 5 - 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, Octagon Center for the Arts Community Gallery. Read more

Reception & Awards

"Biorenewables Art Competition," 4-5:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, Biorenewables Research Laboratory Lobby. Read more

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Jeremy Caniglia Lecture & Workshop

Internationally renowned painter and College of Design alumnus Jeremy Caniglia (BFA 1993 Art & Design – Drawing, Painting, Printmaking) will speak about his experiences working with the figurative painter Odd Nerdrum at the Nerdrum School in Norway, his new solo exhibition and the future of figurative painting in “Into Purer Light,” a lecture at 7 p.m. today, April 16, in Kocimski Auditorium. He also will lead a portrait and still life painting workshop for students from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, in room 054A Design. Visitors are welcome to observe the workshop and ask questions. Read more

Tina Rice MFA Exhibition

Multimedia works by Tina Rice, Sacramento, California, graduate student in integrated visual arts and graphic design, are on display through May 18 at the Gallery in the Round, 1015 N. Hyland Ave. Rice will speak briefly about her work during a public reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 21. Read more

Breanna Kixmiller Student Marshal

Breanna Kixmiller of Atlantic will represent the Iowa State University College of Design as its student marshal at the university’s public commencement exercises Saturday, May 5, at Hilton Coliseum. Her faculty escort will be Teresa Paschke, professor of art and visual culture. Read more

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Honors, Awards & Publications

nicholas Fila, Kelly Geurin & Seda McKilligan

“Design thinking in engineering course design,” a paper by Nicholas Fila, postdoctoral researcher in industrial design and electrical and computer engineering; Kelly Guerin, junior in industrial design, and Seda McKilligan, associate professor of industrial design, has been accepted to the Annual Conference of American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). Read more

Ted Grevstad-Nordbrock

Ted Grevstad-Nordbrock, assistant professor of community and regional planning, presented “Heritage-Fueled Gentrification and the Remaking of Chicago’s Northside Neighborhoods” as part of a panel discussion on “Exploring Global Gentrification Processes” at the 48th Annual Urban Affairs Association Conference April 4-7 in Toronto, Canada.

Zoey Mauck

Zoey Mauck, Des Moines, a senior double-majoring in community and regional planning and landscape architecture, received a Merit Award from the Central States chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects for her project "Connecting Jefferson." She developed the project as an independent study last semester with landscape architecture senior lecturer Tom Neppl. Mauck, who is studying abroad at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm this spring, was recognized in absentia at the ASLA Central States Conference 2018 Friday, April 13, in Kansas City.

Seda McKilligan

“Incremental to Radical Ideas: Paradigm-Relatedness Metrics for Investigating Ideation Creativity and Diversity,” an article by Seda McKilligan, associate professor of industrial design, with colleagues from Rutgers University, Penn State University and University of Michigan, has been published by the International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation. Read more

Catherine Reinhart

Bricks & Blocks, a solo exhibition of artwork by Catherine Reinhart, artist-in-residence and manager of the Design on Main Gallery, will be on display today through May 25 at the Grinnell Art Center's Stewart Gallery in Grinnell. A public reception will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21, during which guests are invited to work with Reinhart to create elements of the installation. Read more

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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.