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This Week in the College of Design

This weekly e-newsletter is sent to all College of Design faculty and staff via e-mail on Mondays (except holidays) during the academic year. To have information included in the weekly update, please forward all materials to Heather Sauer ( by noon on Friday for inclusion in the following Monday’s e-blast. Announcements will be updated here and on the Announcements webpage.

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This Week in the College of Design


Building & Office Summer Hours

The College of Design will observe summer building and office hours today, May 16, through Friday, Aug. 15. The building will be open (unlocked) from 7 a.m.–7 p.m. weekdays, closed weekends. Faculty, staff and students will continue to have card access 24/7. The Dean's Office, Administrative Services Office and Student Services and Programs Office will be open 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m. weekdays, closed weekends and university holidays.

Interior Design Interim Department Chair

The search for a new chair of the Department of Interior Design did not progress as planned, and the college is in the process of restarting the search. In the meantime, Deborah Hauptmann, chair of the Department of Architecture, will serve as interim chair of the Department of Interior Design. She and outgoing chair Lee Cagley, who is retiring at the end of June, will work together to ensure a smooth transition to her interim leadership. The search committee will post the position soon with the goal of beginning fall semester ahead of other academic searches across the country.

STEM for All Video Showcase

An ISU research project on "Co-designing Inclusive and Place-Based STEM Programs" is featured in the 2022 STEM for All Video Showcase: Access, Inclusion and Equity." Funded by a National Science Foundation Smart and Connected Communities planning grant, the project is a partnership between an interdisciplinary group of researchers at Iowa State, Iowa 4-H and the youth, families, teachers and other stakeholders in Storm Lake Community School District in northwest Iowa. The research team includes co-PIs fom the College of Design. View the 3-minute video, comment and vote online by 7 p.m. CT Tuesday, May 17. Comments and votes increase the project's visibility and may help the team garner additional future funding.

CEAH Symposium

You're invited to attend a symposium on "Learning from Socialism: Alternative Modernities in the Second World" Tuesday–Wednesday, May 17–18, in 4202 Student Innovation Center. Supported by a grant from the ISU Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities (CEAH), the event is organized by architecture faculty Vladimir Kulic and Kimberly Zarecor with James Andrews, University Professor of history. Activities will include three roundtable discussions, a keynote lecture, a film screening with Q&A and an exhibition curated by Kulic, on display in the College of Design atrium.

Reminder: Fulbright Scholars Program Webinars

Faculty members interested in the Fulbright U.S. Scholars Program are encouraged to register for any of the remaining live, interactive webinars scheduled May 18, May 26, June 9, June 16, June 23 and June 30 (different country/area on each date). Prerecorded, on-demand webinars for other opportunities also are available. Applications for 2023–2024 are due Sept. 15. If you're considering applying to the program, please contact Sandra Norvell to discuss options. Read more

Reminder: Cardinal Women* Applications

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). 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. See the call for applicants (PDF) for more information. Questions may be directed to co-facilitators Tera Lawson or Denise Williams-Klotz.

Next 'This Week' in August

This is the final "This Week in the College of Design" e-blast for faculty and staff for the 2021–22 academic year. We will resume publication in August. Have a great summer!

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CELT Training

"Get Started with Canvas New Quizzes: Sandbox Training," 11 a.m.–noon CT Wednesday, May 18, 2030 Morrill or via Webex. Read more and register

Virtual Lecture

"Lines and Misdemeanors," Firat Erdim, assistant professor and Daniel J. Huberty Faculty Fellow in Architecture, noon CT Wednesday,  May 18, via Zoom. Read more

University Library Virtual Workshop

"Transferring Records to the University Archives," Greg Bailey and Daniel Hartwig, 3–4 p.m. CT Wednesday, May 18, via Zoom. Read more and register for link

University Museums Event

"Art Walk: Ceramics in Public Art," with Adrienne Gennett, University Museums curator, noon–1 p.m. CT Sunday, May 22, meet at Lagomarcino Hall courtyard. Read more

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Honors, Awards & Publications

Megan Adams

Megan Adams, from Sergeant Bluff, who graduated with a bachelor of landscape architecture on Saturday, is one of three 2022 National Olmsted Scholar Finalists. She will receive a $3,000 award from the Landscape Architecture Foundation.

Firat Erdim

Firat Erdim, assistant professor and Daniel J. Huberty Faculty Fellow in Architecture, will present "Lines and Misdemeanors," a virtual lecture via Zoom at noon CT Wednesday, May 18, as part of the Dirty Drawings Wednesday Talks series hosted by Istanbul Kent University. In this talk, Erdim will relate a series of lines — lines that point, lines that hold, singing lines and lines that bleed through — from works and projects that situate the imaginary of drawing in the particularities of place and materiality.

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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, by noon on Friday for inclusion in the following Monday's e-blast, 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.