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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


Reminder: CannonDesign Virtual Town Hall Meeting

CannonDesign will present in a live webinar format at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, with an opportunity for Q&A. Those who participate in real time can ask questions through the chat. Cannon will also record the session and we will provide it through D-TRAK for anyone who is unable to attend at that time or encounters difficulty with streaming. You will then be able to send comments via email. You can access the webinar via this GoToMeeting link: or call (571) 317-3116, access code 186-741-373.

Social Distancing Campaign

Student Health and Wellness is rolling out a social distancing campaign to campus. This is not only targeted to students; it is critical that all of us emphasize and observe social distancing to help stem the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the burden on our healthcare system. Please watch for the posts on College of Design and university social media and consider sharing them, and remind students of the importance of staying home for everyone's health and well-being.

P&S Council Nominations

College of Design staff are reminded to submit nominations (including self-nominations) for the two open positions on the college's P&S Council. These are for three-year terms, which will begin in June. Email nominations to Heather Sauer, P&S Council chair, by 5 p.m. Thursday, April 2.

Reminder: Lectures & Exhibitions Nomination Deadline

For the 2020-21 academic year, the Lectures and Exhibitions Committee will internally vet, rank and propose one or two speakers to expend the allocated budget (still to be determined with the Dean’s Office). Anyone in the college may nominate a visitor to present a guest lecture, workshop or other activity for fall 2020 or spring 2021. The only information required for a nomination is the proposed presenter’s name and website or CV. Additional instructions are provided in the online nomination form. You may nominate multiple people; fill out the form for each person you wish to 5 p.m. Monday, April 6.

Seeking Good News

If you have "good news" stories of faculty, staff and/or students doing an amazing job of adapting to the new circumstances, going above and beyond to serve and support students or colleagues, taking innovative approaches to online learning, etc., please email them to communications director Heather Sauer. The college and university want to share these to help celebrate the extraordinary efforts being made to fulfill our mission and continue our work in difficult circumstances.

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Creative Approaches to Remote Learning

Iowa State faculty and staff have responded creatively to the need to move courses online. In this ISU News Service story, Raluca Iancu, assistant professor of art and visual culture, together with Joe Bovenmyer, studio support coordinator, and Jeremy Thurlby, model shop manager, are featured for their work to 3D print small printing presses for students in the intaglio printmaking studio to use at home. Read more

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Honors, Awards & Publications

Alex Braidwood

A reflection by Alex Braidwood, associate professor of graphic design, about his time as an Isle Royale National Park 2019 resident artist has been published in The Greenstone 2020, the park's annual newspaper. The paper is handed to every visitor to Isle Royale and made available within the park as well as at the mainland visitor centers, museums and surrounding Lake Superior communities. It is also available online as a PDF file. A photo of Braidwood also is currently set as the cover photo of the park's Facebook page.

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"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.
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