Directory   |   Access Plus   |   CyBox   |   Privacy Policy

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.

Archived Announcements:

This Week in the College of Design


DATUM Silent Auction Donations

DATUM, a student architectural publication, seeks donations of work from students, faculty and community members for a silent auction next week. Donations may be finished drawings or moments of process, sketches or models that could be appreciated by another. The work will be exhibited in Gallery 181 with the silent auction from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, and Wednesday, Jan. 23. Works can be submitted from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, in the Lightfoot Forum, or you can contact for other options.

Business Attire Donations

Please consider donating gently used professional attire and accessories to the #SquadCare Pop-Up Shop for Business Attire scheduled in early February. The college multicultural liaison officers are hosting the third pop-up shop to help students prepare for career fairs, interviews, internships, professional conferences and jobs. All sizes of dress shoes, dress coats, suits, dresses, shirts, pants, accessories (ties, scarves, belts, jewelry, new black dress socks, etc.) are needed. If you have items to donate or if you would like to volunteer, please sign up online.

Register for Spring Development Classes

Faculty and staff are invited to register for spring-semester leadership development courses offered by University Human Resources. "Energize Your Leadership Process" is a six-part series that begins Tuesday, Jan. 15, and ends Tuesday, March 26. If you haven't already, be sure to register today to participate! A four-part series on "Understanding, Handling and Championing Change" begins Thursday, Jan. 17, and ends Wednesday, Feb. 27. A third course begins in April. Register online through Learn@ISU up to a day before each series begins.

Register for P&S Annual Conference

Registration is open for the 7th annual Professional and Scientific Professional Development Conference, "Cultivate Your Adventure: Planting the Seeds of Success," scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Scheman Building. Registration is $100 through Monday, Jan. 28, and $120 from Jan. 29 to Feb. 12. Additional information, including the registration site, is online. Read more

Reminder: Bridging the Divide Seed Grant Info Session

Bring your lunch (and your questions) to 3155 Marston from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, to discover how the "Bridging the Divide" seed funding grant program could help get your research or scholarly project off the ground. No registration is required. A one-year planning grant project may request up to $10,000; a research project may request up to $25,000/year up to two years. Proposals are due Thursday, Feb. 28. Read more

Reminder: TAG Summer Camp Instructors

The Office of Admissions Early Outreach seeks faculty, staff, graduate students and local teachers who want to teach summer camp courses for talented and gifted students entering grades 3-11 in the fall. Instructors are monetarily compensated for their time in the classroom. Proposals are due Friday, Jan. 18. For more information or to submit a proposal, visit the instructor proposal website. Questions may be directed to Kody Henke, 294-5689.

See All Announcements


Artwork Drop-Off

"DATUM Silent Auction Donations," 12 - 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, Lightfoot Forum. Read more


"Women Impacting ISU Calendar," including recognition of Brenda Jones, university professor of art and visual culture, 3:30 - 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, Memorial Union Sun Room. Read more

Research Workshop

"Bridging the Divide," 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 3155 Marston. Read more

Soft Opening

"Very Very Real," exhibition of work by Roman Chikerinets, Leslie Forehand and Katie Torn, 5 - 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, Design on Main Gallery. Read more


"Moonrock: The Musical," written and produced by Lyndsay Nissen (MFA 2015 Integrated Visual Arts) and Sascha Andropov, senior in mechanical engineering, 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, Ames City Auditorium. Read more and purchase tickets

See All Events


'Very Very Real' Exhibition

Work by architecture faculty members Roman Chikerinets and Leslie Forehand, together with New York City-based artist Katie Torn, will be on display Jan. 16 through Feb. 2 at the ISU Design on Main Gallery. A soft opening for the Very Very Real exhibition will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, with a closing reception from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1. Read more

'Moonrock: The Musical'

Ames artists Lyndsay Nissen (MFA 2015 Integrated Visual Arts) and Sascha Antropov, an ISU senior in mechanical engineering, have co-written and -produced Moonrock: The Musical, which will be presented at 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20 — timed to coincide with the total lunar eclipse — at the Ames City Auditorium. General admission tickets are $20, available through Reliable Street. Read more

See All News

Honors, Awards & Publications

Ross Adams

Circulation and Urbanization, a book by Ross Adams, assistant professor of architecture, has been published by Sage Publishing. The book is part of the Society and Space series, which explores the fascinating relationship between the spatial and the social.

Sungduck Lee

Sungduck Lee, lecturer in architecture and urban design, was selected as a featured author by Routledge, the world’s leading academic publisher in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Her book, Design for Social Diversity, 2nd Edition, co-authored with Emily Talen, professor of urbanism at the University of Chicago, was published by Routledge in April 2018.

Francis Owusu

Francis Owusu, professor and chair of the Department of Community and Regional Planning, will present a keynote address on "An Overview of the Human, Political, Economic and Geographical Diversity of Africa" at 7 p.m. Monday Jan. 28, in the Volstorff Ballroom at South Dakota State University. His address is part of a two-day symposium on "Africa: Diversity, Myths, Successes and Challenges" sponsored by the South Dakota World Affairs Council.

Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness

Sketchnoting research led by industrial design assistant professor Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness with colleagues Ann Russell, adjunct associate professor of ecology, and Ann Gansemer-Topf, associate professor of education, is highlighted in a segment that aired Tuesday, Jan. 8, on KCCI Newschannel 8. View video

Michael Schell

“Palais des Cristaux,” a project by Michael Schell, a senior in interior design from Minneapolis, Minnesota, was chosen as a finalist in the student category of the first Covet International Awards competition. The winner will be selected by a combination of jury and public voting. To vote, create an account (only name and email required), click on “Shortlist” in the upper left of the page if on a computer or click the three horizontal dashes at the top of the page on a phone to show a dropdown menu and click “Shortlist,” then scroll down to the student section and tap or click the heart above the project. If you’re inclined, share the link with others in your network to support Schell’s project, which he completed for interior design professor and department chair Lee Cagley‘s Senior Interior Design Workshop in Paris, France, last January.

Mitchell Squire

“Smoke 1” (graphite, salvaged law enforcement paper targets shot through, housed in artist-made painted plywood enclosure; 2015) by Mitchell Squire, professor of architecture, is part of the Growing the Collection: Drawings and Collage, 1960 to Now exhibition on display Dec. 22, 2018, through Sept. 1, 2019, in Gallery 315 and 316 at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Sharon Wohl

“Fluid Urbanism: How Information Steered Architecture Might Reshape the Dynamics of Civic Dwelling,” an article by Sharon Wohl, assistant professor of architecture and urban design, and Reny Revariah (MUD 2018 Urban Design), has been published by The Plan Journal, Vol. 3, Issue 2. The article highlights a project Revariah completed in an urban design studio co-taught by Wohl and Mira Engler, professor of landscape architecture and urban design. The project examined the ways in which information technologies can change how we dwell in cities, and was framed in relation to complex adaptive systems thinking, Wohl’s research area.

See All Honors

"This Week in the College of Design" highlights only a handful of items each week; be sure to check the Dashboard regularly for updates.

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.
go up