Call TO Help Staff Vaccination Clinic
Please help support Iowa State's large-scale vaccination clinic. The mass vaccination clinic, loacated at State Gym, will run in shifts from 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. on the following days: April 15 – 16, 20 – 23, 26 – May 1, and May 3 – 7. Please note these dates are subject to change based on daily vaccine supply. Nearly 750 individual nonclinical full-day shifts need to be filled in the following roles: wayfinding, registration, observation, and data entry. Visit these resources for more information and to sign-up to work at the clinic:
April 19 College Faculty-Staff Meeting
Plan to attend the next College of Design Faculty-Staff meeting from noon–1 p.m. next Monday, April 19. An agenda is forthcoming.
Reminder: Phase 3 Strategic Planning Workshop
College of Design faculty and staff are invited to participate in the 2021-2028 Strategic Plan Phase 3 Workshop from 10 a.m.–noon Tuesday, April 13, via Zoom. Julie Robison and Aimee Viniard-Weideman will facilitate the session to gain input, evaluation and response to what has been developed from the information gathered during the Phase 2 workshops in February. Everyone has access to the current draft as editors, and your comments are welcome. Please register for the Zoom meeting in advance; you will receive a confirmation email with details on joining the meeting.
Fulbright Virtual Campus Visit
Faculty are invited to attend a Fulbright Virtual Campus Visit at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, to learn more about Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program opportunities and the application process. Participants will be able to ask general questions. Register online. Fulbright applications are due Sept. 15 for the following academic year's leave (2022-23).
Iowa Climate Action Planning Panel
Faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in a virtual panel discussion from 7–8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, on Ames’ new climate action planning process. Learn more about climate action plans, why cities create them and how we can center equity in the climate action planning process in this discussion with climate action experts from neighboring cities and counties who have been addressing these and similar issues. The event will be moderated by Vivian Cook, graduate student in community development and sustainable agriculture, member of the EcoTheatre Lab and Ames Climate Action Team. This event is sponsored in part by the Department of Community and Regional Planning.
Ignite Innovation Showcase
Iowa State's first Ignite Innovation Showcase will celebrate students' contributions to and engagement with the university's culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. Events scheduled April 16–23 will feature the collaborations, inventions and opportunities that set the university apart.
The College of Design will kick things off with the Dean's Charrette Keynote Lecture on "Learning Courage: Designing Innovation in a Post-COVID World" by Ana Pinto da Silva, co-founder and CEO of Minka, Inc., and former principal user experience design lead for Amazon, at 5 p.m. Friday, April 16, via Zoom. We will also have a full day of virtual and in-person events Thursday, April 22, culminating with design charrette student team presentations online from 1–3 p.m. Register to participate in the week of innovation events!
Food Pantry Volunteers
Faculty and staff are invited to volunteer in the SHOP student food pantry (1306 Beyer) during prep and final exam weeks, April 27–May 7, so student volunteers can focus on their studies. SHOP's normal hours will be maintained during these two weeks: 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Tuesday and Friday and 4–7 p.m. Wednesday. Employees are asked to sign up online to volunteer for an hour or more; details will be emailed to those who sign up. Questions may be directed to SHOP advisor Breanna Wetzler, (515) 294-4875.
Alumni Award Nomination Deadline Extended
Each fall at Homecoming, the College of Design honors the exceptional work of our dedicated alumni and friends. Our college-level awards recognize members of the design community who have gone above and beyond in demonstrating excellence in student engagement and impact, volunteer and community service and/or design performance. We welcome nominations for this year's Design Achievement and Outstanding Young Professional Awards. Submit a nomination online by 5 p.m. CT Friday, April 30.
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