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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


Equity and Gender Survey

As we all know, many factors affect gender equity in the workplace and the development of staff, term faculty and tenured/tenure-track faculty careers. As the college moves forward in promoting gender equity, there is a need to examine primary data – quantitative and qualitative – and the College of Design Gender and Equity Survey is one way to gather this data. Please complete the survey (emailed to you last week) by Friday, Feb. 7. Thank you!

Business Attire Donations

Career fair season is approaching, and the campus multicultural student success staff have organized another free Business Attire Pop-Up Shop for students Thursday, Feb. 6, and Friday, Feb. 7, in 1009 LeBaron. They are in need of gently used professional business attire (suits, jackets, shirts, pants, skirts, dresses, winter dress coats, etc.) and accessories (belts, ties, scarves, dress socks, jewelry, etc.) in all sizes and styles. They are especially in need of menswear, big and tall menswear and ties. You can drop off donations in the carts marked for this purpose in 158 Design.

Register for SVPP Workshop on Faculty Fellowships

The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost will host “Are You a Future Fellow?”, a workshop for all faculty, from 1–2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, in the Memorial Union Oak Room. Learn why a fellowship can advance your career, what opportunities are available for faculty, how you can assemble a successful application and how you can manage this opportunity. Past fellowship recipients will share their experiences and representatives from HR and pre-award will be there to answer questions. Light refreshments will be provided. Register online through Learn@ISU.

Strategic Facilities Plan Open House

Iowa State has launched a strategic facilities planning process to establish campus priorities for new construction, renewal and renovation in the coming years. As part of this effort, Facilities Planning and Management and the university’s project consultants, Ayers Saint Gross, are hosting an open house from 3–6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, in 198 Parks Library, to learn more about where students, faculty and staff spend their time on campus, including where we study/meet/eat, and even how we get to campus each day. Broad participation from across campus will result in a plan that effectively addresses the university’s facilities needs for the future. Please consider attending if you can, and share this opportunity with students.

Reminder: Big 12 Faculty Fellowship Applications

The Big 12 Faculty Fellowship Program offers faculty the opportunity to travel to member institutions, typically for two weeks, to exchange ideas and research. Faculty members may receive up to $2,500 toward transportation, room and board (awards generally will not exceed $1,500). For fellowship dates between March 1 and Oct. 31, 2020, applications are due to the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost by noon Friday, Jan. 31.

Save the Date: Design Career Fair & Reception

The annual Design Career Fair will be held from noon–5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Scheman Building. Faculty and staff are invited to attend the career fair as well as a reception immediately following. More than 100 employers have registered and more than 120 College of Design alumni are expected to return to represent their firms. Faculty are asked to encourage students to participate. Contact Career Services Director Tiffany Atilano for more information about the career fair or Events and Alumni Relations Coordinator Rachel Moylan for more information about the reception.

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University Museums Art Walk

"Artfulness in the Scheman Building," Brooke Rogers, University Museums interpretive specialist, 12–1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, ground floor lobby, Scheman Building. Read more and register online (free)

VPR Workshop

"#BetterPosterDesign Session," 1:10–2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1330 Advanced Teaching and Research Building. Read more and register online (free)

College Staff Meeting

"College of Design Staff Meeting," 9–10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, 416 Design.

Faculty Workshop

"Faculty Services at the Library," 3:30–5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, 198 Parks Library. Read more and register online via Learn@ISU (free)

Artist Talk

"Artist Talk with Karla Black," 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, Levitt Auditorium, Des Moines Art Center. Read more and register online (free)

Friday Research Seminar

"Heuristics in Design Innovation and Pedagogy," Seda McKilligan, associate dean for academic programs and interim chair, industrial design, 12:10–1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 130 Design. Read more

Exhibition Reception

"AiR: Catherine Reinhart," exhibition of work by Catherine Reinhart (BFA 2008 Integrated Studio Arts) created during her ISU Design on Main artist residency, 5–7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, Design on Main Gallery. Read more

Gallery Program

"Collective Mending Session and Book Signing," mending workshop with Catherine Reinhart and book signing by Mend it Better author Kristin Roach, 6–9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, Design on Main Gallery. Read more

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Students Design Solutions for Police Gear

Industrial design students are collaborating with the ISU Police Department to examine the issues police officers face with their uniforms, gear and vehicles — and what designers can do to help solve those problems. Read more

Lori Brown Lecture

Lori Brown, professor of architecture at Syracuse University and cofounder of ArchiteXX, a nonprofit organization for gender equity in architecture, will present “What Responsibility Do Architects Have to Create a More Just World?” at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, in Kocimski Auditorium. Read more

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Honors, Awards & Publications

Alex Braidwood

Alex Braidwood, associate professor of graphic design and director of the Iowa Lakeside Laboratory Artist-in-Residence Program, is featured in the Piney Woods Atlas Volume II: The Midwest, a catalog of emerging and unconventional Midwest artist residencies.

Trevor Kliever, Samantha Kragel & Paige Panek

"9289: Regenerating a Community, Regenerating a Building: A Housing Model for Adults with Autism," a poster by a team of three interior design students, has been accepted for presentation at EDRA51, the Environmental Design Research Association conference, April 4–7 at Arizona State University. Graduate student Trevor Kliever and seniors Samantha Kragel and Paige Panek developed the project in the fall 2019 "Inclusive Environments" class taught by Julie Irish, assistant professor of interior design. The class was part of the 2019 BNIM Regenerative Design Challenge Grant.

Miriam Martincic

Work by Miriam Martincic, assistant teaching professor of graphic design, has been accepted into the Illustrators 62: Part Two Exhibit: Editorial, Book, Surface/Product Design and publication. Her author/illustrator portraits are for the “About” pages of The Wreck of the Good Ship Lollipop. The show will be on display Feb. 5–March 7 at the Society of Illustrators New York, Museum of American Illustration.

Maurice Meilleur

Maurice Meilleur, assistant professor of graphic design, will present "Under construction: Jurriaan Schrofer's letters..." as part of the Type@Cooper Herb Lubalin Lecture Series at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at the Cooper Union Rose Auditorium.

Ulrike Passe

A new $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation will help an interdisciplinary team of Iowa State researchers analyze innovative approaches to improving urban sustainability. The Sustainable Cities Research Team will study various approaches to bolstering local food production in Des Moines and the surrounding area and how those approaches could affect nutrition, waste and environmental impacts. Ulrike Passe, associate professor of architecture, is the team's project coordinator.

Andrea Wheeler

Andrea Wheeler, assistant professor of architecture, has been elected president-elect of the Iowa State University Faculty Senate for 2020–2021. She will serve as Faculty Senate president in 2021–2022, succeeding Carol Faber, associate professor of graphic design. 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.
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