CELT inclusive classroom faculty fellow applications due Oct. 1
September 16, 2020 8:10 am
The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) invites tenured and term faculty at the rank of associate or full professor to apply for a half-time, three-year position as an Inclusive Classroom Faculty Fellow, beginning no later than January 2021. All applicants should have been employed at Iowa State for at least five years. The fellow will be provided with 50% release time. More information and application instructions are on the CELT website. Submit applicants via email to CELT director Sarah Marcketti by Thursday, Oct. 1.
Employee flu shot clinic opens Sept. 21
September 16, 2020 8:06 am
Faculty and staff can obtain free flu shots from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. weekdays Monday, Sept. 21—Friday, Oct. 2, in the Stephens Auditorium north lobby. Parking is available in Lot F between the building and Beach Avenue. Older employees or those at higher risk due to medical conditions may receive their vaccination during the 9–10 a.m. hour. Appointments aren’t needed for either group. To ensure everyone’s health and safety, the Cyclones Care behaviors will be enforced at the flu clinic, including face coverings, physical distancing, designated entrance and exit doors and hand sanitizer availability. You’re asked to wear short-sleeved or loose-fitting clothing. Read more in Inside Iowa State
How to cite presentations at conferences canceled by the pandemic
September 11, 2020 9:59 am
It’s a question many researchers ponder: When my paper was accepted for a conference that later is canceled, is there still a place for it in my vitae? In this short article, library interim associate dean and head of the research services department Lorrie Pellack summarizes style recommendations from the Modern Language Association and American Psychological Association.
Webex updates should improve user experience
September 11, 2020 9:57 am
An updated version of Webex Meetings was released this week that enhances several aspects of the user experience. Among the improvements are command buttons for the audio and video controls, a microphone bar that indicates how well sound is transmitting and easier access to controls for meeting hosts. Users do not need to reinstall the application, but fully closing and reopening it may be required.
Primary COVID-19 testing site moves to Hilton Coliseum
September 10, 2020 9:59 am
This week, the university’s primary COVID-19 testing site for students, faculty and staff moved to Johnny’s lounge on the east side of Hilton Coliseum. In addition to expanding testing capacity — with six registration tables and eight semiprivate testing stations — the location also provides indoor comfort as the weather changes. Most ISU patients will have their test done at Johnny’s. The exception is student patients at Thielen for whom testing is deemed necessary during an appointment.
Testing hours at Johnny’s are 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Monday–Friday and 8 a.m.–noon Saturday. Face coverings and appointments are required. Call (515) 294-5801 (select option 9) or go to cyclonehealth.org/appt to schedule an appointment. A screening questionnaire needs to be completed prior to arriving at an appointment. Those being tested should bring their ISUCard and email confirmation that they completed the questionnaire. Greeters will ask to see these at the doors.
Those being tested should park on the east side of Hilton Coliseum; no parking passes are needed.
Fall 2020 college faculty-staff meeting schedule
September 8, 2020 4:10 pm
The College of Design faculty-staff meetings for fall semester will be from noon–1 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 28, Oct. 26 and Nov. 30, via Webex. These meetings have been added to the college’s online calendar and will be announced in the “This Week in the College of Design” e-blast for faculty and staff. Agendas and meeting links will be emailed in advance.
‘Women Impacting ISU’ calendar nominations due Sept. 25
September 7, 2020 8:48 am
The Catt Center is accepting nominations for the 2021 “Women Impacting ISU” calendar through 11:59 p.m. CDT Friday, Sept. 25. The calendar is open to all individuals who identify as a woman, inclusive of cisgender and transgender identities. Faculty and P&S or merit staff must be employed by Iowa State for the 2021 calendar year to be eligible for nomination. Students graduating in May 2021 may be nominated. Nominators do not need to be employees or students at Iowa State. Nomination instructions are on the Catt Center’s website; questions about the process may be directed to Sue Cloud, (515) 294-3181.
Faculty and staff mentors: Register for spring honors research program by Sept. 15
September 7, 2020 8:32 am
Faculty and staff researchers at Iowa State or any associated research center/institute are invited to register by Tuesday, Sept. 15 for the spring 2021 First-Year Honors Mentor Program. Talented first-year honors students work under faculty/stafff mentorship in some area of research or creative effort, three hours a week per credit, with a limit of six hours/two credits (graded satisfactory/fail). The registration software allows faculty/staff to register multiple research projects and request students from specific majors and with specific background and skills. There is no limit on the number of projects or students you may register for. Questions may be directed to Svitlana Zbarska, Honors program undergraduate research coordinator, (515) 294-2064.
Date is set for a virtual fall commencement
September 4, 2020 11:32 am
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Iowa State leaders have approved virtual delivery for the fall 2020 undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremonies and college convocations. The ceremonies will be prerecorded and available for viewing beginning at 10 a.m. CST Saturday, Nov. 28. Similar to spring 2020 graduation, virtual commencement will include the conferring of degrees, a listing of graduates’ individual names and addresses from President Wendy Wintersteen and other leaders. The university commencement ceremonies and college convocations will be viewable at https://virtual.graduation.iastate.edu. In a Sept. 4 letter, Wintersteen also invited fall graduates to participate in a future in-person commencement ceremony.
Sept. 8 P&S seminar to focus on staff engagement
September 4, 2020 8:20 am
Instructional development specialists Angela Braggs and Shawn Peterson, Child Welfare Research and Training Project, will present techniques for encouraging staff interaction during the Professional and Scientific Council’s monthly seminar, “How to Engage Staff to Foster Learning,” from 2–3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, via Adobe Connect. All are welcome.
Test Iowa Clinic opens today at ISU Research Park
August 31, 2020 12:24 pm
A new Test Iowa clinic opens today, Aug. 31, at 2503 South Loop Drive in the ISU Research Park. The testing site, operated by Mary Greeley Medical Center, will be open for testing from 12:30–7:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Complete an online assessment at testiowa.com before scheduling an appointment by phone, (800) 866-3492. Though the assessment is required and those with symptoms or contact with a person with COVID-19 are prioritized for scheduling, Test Iowa is available to individuals who don’t have symptoms or known exposure. Samples are processed at the State Hygienic Lab in Iowa City.
Free on-campus counseling sessions for employees to be offered weekly
August 31, 2020 8:18 am
Employee and Family Resources will begin offering weekly on-campus counseling sessions for Iowa State employees beginning in September. The sessions with counselor Megan Wych will be held in-person, with face coverings required, or virtually if an employee prefers. Wych will be on campus once a week, alternating between Thursday and Friday, starting Thursday, Sept. 3. Sessions are free to benefits-eligible faculty and staff. Appointments are required. Call Employee and Family Resources at (800) 327-4692 to schedule an appointment.
Register for ISU ADVANCE workshop on attracting, retaining and developing women and persons of color
August 27, 2020 3:09 pm
ISU ADVANCE will host a virtual workshop on “Advancing Talent Management in Academia: A Conversation about Atttracting, Retaining and Developing Women and Persons of Color” via Zoom from 3:30–5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24. The workshop will be led by Deidra J. Schleicher, John and Deborah Ganoe Professor and chair of the Department of Management in the Ivy College of Business.
Registration is requested by Tuesday, Sept. 22, through Learn@ISU. Select “Course Catalog” from the top-left menu, scroll to SVPP: Faculty Professional Development, and click “List Events” to select “ADVANCE Workshop with Deidra J. Schleicher: Advancing Talent Management in Academia.” Select “Enroll” in the pop-up window and the event will be added to “My Enrollments.”
Submit feedback on Title IX policy changes by Sept. 18
August 26, 2020 4:12 pm
The ISU Sexual Misconduct Leadership Committee is seeking feedback on the new Title IX changes that went into effect Aug. 14 (see new policy on Title IX Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence and Stalking). Faculty and staff are asked to respond to the survey by Friday, Sept. 18. In general, the university changed its policy to align with US Department of Education Title IX rule changes and to be in compliance with the new federal law. The committee wants to ensure appropriate training and education and seeks feedback on questions about the revised policy. Learn more about what’s changed and answer Questions from ISU Sexual Misconduct Leadership Committee in the survey.
Complete required Title IX training by Oct. 1
August 26, 2020 9:14 am
Due to the recent changes to the federal Title IX regulations, all university employees are required to complete new training by Thursday, Oct. 1. Please complete the course most appropriate for your role. If you are a supervisor, you are required to complete the Title IX Training – Supervisor course (about 2 hours); the Title IX Training – Non-supervisor course is about 1 hour. Both can be completed in multiple sessions; you don’t need to complete the entire 1-2 hours at once.
You can access these courses in Learn@ISU. Select “My Requirements” from the “My Menu” dropdown menu. Find learning track “EO Training” or enter “Title IX” in the search bar menu. If you supervise employees, click on “Launch” by the supervisor course. If you do not supervise employees, click on “Launch” by the non-supervisor course.
Sign up for ‘The Spark’ by Sept. 11
August 24, 2020 8:45 am
Faculty and staff are invited once again to participate in “The Spark,” a weekly email series that serves as an ongoing professional development opportunity for working with multicultural students. There is an optional opportunity for departments or informal groups to gather throughout the year to discuss what they’ve read in “The Spark.” Sign up online by Friday, Sept. 11, for this year’s series. People who have participated previously will see some content repeated from prior years; those who are participating for the second or third time are encouraged to lead discussions and support colleagues.
‘Autism Links’ faculty learning community
August 24, 2020 8:37 am
The ISU Office of the Vice President for Research and Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities have approved the “Autism Links” faculty learning community proposed by Julie Irish, assistant professor of interior design, to bring together interdisciplinary researchers who are interested in research into Autism Spectrum Disorder. Research areas encompass design, diagnostics, health, interventions, medical, and post-educational and family support. Contact Irish at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more and participate in the learning community.
Spring honors seminar proposals due Sept. 11
August 19, 2020 9:54 am
The University Honors Program committee seeks proposals from experienced instructors for honors seminars for spring 2021. The seminars are one- or two-credit courses that let honors students examine topics of current or special interest in an active learning environment. Seminars generally are limited to 17 students and offered on a satisfactory/fail basis. Honors seminar instructors receive $500 to be used for professional development. The proposal submission deadline is Friday, Sept. 11; more information is online. Questions may be directed to Laurie Smith Law, 294-4371.
Register for Aug. 14 college-wide diversity, equity and inclusion workshop
August 10, 2020 9:19 am
The College of Design Diversity Committee will open the 2020-21 #InclusiveByDesign series with our fall-semester college-wide Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Workshop from 10 a.m.–noon Friday, Aug. 14, via Zoom. Equity adviser Monica Haddad will provide an overview of the processes and structure for departmental trainings for search committees and the college-level promotion and tenure committee. Jordan Brooks, director of equity, inclusion and multicultural student success, will share updates on DEI programming for fall and continue the “Decolonizing the Curriculum” conversation from our January workshop. Register online in advance to receive the meeting link.
Diversity and inclusion office releases podcast series
August 4, 2020 9:37 am
As a follow-up to the Campus Conversation on June 17 — a panel and Q&A session on how white action and accountability can combat anti-Blackness and systems-based racism — the Office of Diversity and Inclusion is releasing a podcast series in the lead-up to fall semester. The first three episodes are available on SoundCloud now, including “Race and Racism,” “How to Be an Anti-Racist” and “Intention vs. Impact.” New episodes will come out Friday, Aug. 7, and Friday, Aug. 14.
Experiential course participation agreement complements lab, studio safety protocols
August 3, 2020 5:52 pm
The university’s Academic Continuity Working Group has developed an experiential course participation agreement in response to faculty requests for a uniform document that could be used in labs, studios and other types of experiential-learning courses. The agreement has been reviewed by University Counsel and complements the guidance on safety protocols for labs, studios and other specialized learning spaces that was distributed on June 30. University Counsel and CELT also have developed a notice on the inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 that exists in any public space where people are present, including many on-campus settings. This notice will appear in Canvas courses where students will be attending in-person, face-to-face classes. Students will be asked to review and acknowledge the notice.
University Library, Design Reading Room reopen today
August 3, 2020 9:19 am
The University Library began a phased reopening today. The main desk, tech lending desk and course reserves are open from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday. Library Instruction is open from 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday–Friday. The tech lending online reservation system is available 24 hours a day. Chat is available 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday and noon–5 p.m. Saturday–Sunday. Special Collections and University Archives will be open by appointment only between 10 a.m.–noon and 1–3 p.m. Monday–Thursday, and require a 24-hour notice for appointment requests. The Design Reading Room also reopened; hours are 8–11:30 a.m. and noon–4 p.m. Monday–Friday.
CYstarters to hold virtual Demo Day July 30
July 24, 2020 10:58 am
Celebrate the 20 student entrepreneurs who participated in Iowa State’s 11-week summer accelerator program, CYstarters, at this year’s Virtual CYstarters Demo Day event from noon–1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 30. Participants will give presentations on the businesses they have been building, and President Wendy Wintersteen will provide remarks. Five College of Design students and recent graduates selected for this year’s program will pitch their startups. The virtual event is open to the public and will be livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube. RSVP online.
Employees asked to fill support roles for COVID-19 testing during student move-in
July 22, 2020 4:31 pm
Help is needed to support the COVID-19 testing and check-in at Lied Recreation Center for students moving into residence halls and campus apartments during the first two weeks prior to the start of fall semester. Roles range from welcoming and registering students to handing out cloth face coverings and performing touch-free temperature scans and symptom screenings. There are half- and full-day shifts on July 31, Aug. 3-7 and Aug. 10-16. (Note that Aug. 15-16 is Saturday-Sunday.) Those interested in assisting with this effort must get approval from their department chair or supervisor before completing the online sign-up form. The form includes more detail about the various roles and what is required for each. Carefully consider your own health and safety before signing up.
Fourth virtual town hall for faculty and staff scheduled July 30
July 22, 2020 3:53 pm
President Wendy Wintersteen and senior leaders will hold their fourth virtual town hall for faculty and staff from 3–4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 30. They will discuss plans to support a safe and healthy fall semester. Participants may access the town hall through Webex events, which now can accommodate up to 3,000 attendees. Participants may type questions for leaders in the Q&A box.
ISU family listserv and other family resources available
July 20, 2020 12:05 pm
University Human Resources’ WorkLife team has created a new ISU Family listserv to share details about Family Forum sessions (including their Tuesday childcare discussions), Family Friday webinars and other family-related matters relevant to the Iowa State community. If you are not on the listserv yet and would like to join, send a message to email@example.com to be added. The listserv is intended to provide an additional avenue for employees to communicate, share ideas, discuss concerns and connect with others.
Calendar is searchable for religious, cultural holidays
July 20, 2020 10:51 am
The Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion has created a searchable calendar of religious and cultural holidays and observances to assist event planners and others on campus in checking for potential conflicts when planning events (virtual or in person). Because many of the holidays fluctuate, the calendar is a constant work in progress; however, it is up to date for the 2020-21 academic year. Find the calendar under the DEI Resources dropdown menu on the diversity and inclusion homepage.
Phased return begins for face-to-face human subject research
July 16, 2020 10:48 am
Face-to-face interaction with human research participants, prohibited since March due to COVID-19, is now allowed under certain conditions if it can’t be performed remotely and presents a low risk of exposure. Requirements for in-person research involving human subjects include conducting the research in university facilities, complying with all ISU policies related to COVID-19 and establishing a risk mitigation plan approved the lead principal investigator’s department chair or unit director. For more details, see the human subjects section of the COVID-19 & Research FAQ maintained by the Office of the Vice President for Research.
Register for July 10 resourcefulness, creativity online workshop
July 9, 2020 9:35 am
Sponsored by Iowa State’s WorkLife team, a livestreamed Zoom workshop from 2–3 p.m. Friday, July 10, will lead participants in step-by-step experiences to produce useful and creative items, repurposed or upcycled from everyday materials around the home. This workshop’s projects include: shoestring bracelets and keychains, embellished jeans and denim items, and melted crayon paperweights. Items to gather before the workshop starts. Presenters are Linda Niehm, professor and director of entrepreneurship and retailing; and Lauren Niehm, senior in product development, both in the department of apparel, events and hospitality management. Preregister.
New ISU policy covers parcels shipped out of the country
July 9, 2020 9:33 am
In response to new federal rules on export and trade that took effect June 29, Iowa State has a new policy on shipping international parcels. To avoid customs delays, seizure of goods or inadvertent violation of the new rules, ISU parcels leaving the country require the office of research ethics’ international shipping form (downloadable on the policy website) and must be shipped through ISU postal and parcel services. Bypassing these requirements makes shipping costs ineligible for reimbursement. The university policy covers parcels; letters, postcards and flat envelopes don’t apply.
Approvals to hire extended through December
July 9, 2020 9:32 am
University Human Resources announced June 25 that requests to post position vacancies will require approval from the respective president/senior VP (or delegate) through at least Dec. 31. This applies to faculty, P&S, merit, contract, postdoc, resident/intern, temporary and emergency employees.
For positions with approval to proceed, units should exercise discretion on whether to conduct interviews virtually or in-person. Department circumstances will vary, but the top priority should be each candidate’s comfort level and preference for interviewing virtually or on campus. For on-campus interviews, all related COVID-19 safety protocols outlined by the university must be followed.
Hiring units also should have plans in place to properly welcome and onboard any new hires during this time. University orientation presentations now can be found online.
Process improvement challenges sought for student class projects
July 9, 2020 9:31 am
The faculty instructors for Industrial Engineering 361 (Statistical Quality Assurance) are asking for the Iowa State community’s assistance to identify internal projects for students for the 2020-21 academic year. As part of the course requirements, students conduct a process-oriented quality improvement project with a client. The project goal is to make data-driven recommendations to improve the quality of a process the client cares about. Examples could be something you need assistance with in your group, team, office, lab or department — on or off campus. Instructors estimate they’ll need 15 projects for fall term and 22 for spring semester. Send your ideas (or questions) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nomination deadline is Aug. 1 for alumni association awards
July 9, 2020 9:30 am
Nominations are due Saturday, Aug. 1, for these two ISU Alumni Association awards. Forms are online; questions may be directed to Katie Lickteig.
- Distinguished Alumni Award: The highest award the association presents to honor alumni who are nationally or internationally recognized for preeminent contributions to their profession or life’s work.
- Honorary Alumni Award: The highest honor the university presents through the alumni association to honor individuals who are not Iowa State graduates and have made significant contributions to the university’s welfare, reputation, prestige and pursuit of excellence.
‘Processing COVID-19’ grant proposals due May 30
May 26, 2020 9:05 am
The Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities is sponsoring a one-time grant program (up to 30 awards of $250) to support projects that create a local record of the experience of a global pandemic as it was happening. There is no format that projects must adhere to, and any medium or form of expression is acceptable. The one expectation is that the outcomes of individual projects can be shared with the campus community. The center is collaborating with the library’s special collections and university archives department to archive these products in ISU’s digital repository. Proposals are due Saturday, May 30.
Applications due June 1 for term faculty professional development grants
May 18, 2020 12:52 pm
The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost has funds to support professional development of term faculty, particularly faculty without access to professional development support from their departments. Awards up to $500 help faculty participate in a virtual or in-person conference, workshop or training. View guidelines online. Applications are due Monday, June 1, for conferences or workshops between July 1 and Dec. 31. You must also upload a signed form. Recipients will be notified within three weeks. Abstracts for conference presentations need not have been accepted at the time an application is submitted.
COVID-19 Research Seed Grant program applications due May 29
May 18, 2020 12:23 pm
The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is accepting applications for a new research seed funding program dedicated to addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Research Seed Grant program (CRSG) — designed to encourage faculty in all academic disciplines to apply their expertise to an aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic — will support the initial stages of high-risk, high-reward projects that have an interdisciplinary focus and strong potential for future external funding. CRSG projects are expected to build new teams to pursue innovative, ambitious, interdisciplinary research programs to address the COVID-19 crisis.
COVID-19 research seed funding is planned for five teams to pursue projects rapidly for up to six months, with up to $15,000 available per team over the project period. Full-time faculty in tenure-eligible, term research or clinician appointments from any discipline may apply for the CRSG. The deadline for applications is Friday, May 29. The selection process will be led by the OVPR with representatives from all colleges. Funding will start in early June. More information about the application, review and award process can be found on CyBox.
Request for proposals: Art Innovators commission for Biorenewables Research Laboratory
May 18, 2020 10:49 am
The ISU Bioeconomy Institute, Center for Biorenewable Chemicals and College of Design seek applications from faculty members for commissioned artwork for the Biorenewables Research Laboratory building lobby/gallery. Work should engage, inspire and educate the public about Iowa State interdisciplinary research to advance the bioeconomy – specifically, make visible the discovery and deployment of technologies to derive fuels, chemicals, materials and power from biomass.
Applicants are encouraged to visit the site prior to submitting a proposal. Awards will range from $2,000–$6,000, which includes installation costs. Preproposals are due Thursday, Oct. 8, with final proposals due Friday, Dec. 4. View request for proposals online and as a PDF file.
Ice Cream Flavors of Iowa State Colleges Contest entries due June 15
April 29, 2020 10:18 am
Beginning this fall, the Iowa State University Creamery retail store (second floor of the Food Sciences building) will offer a variety of ice cream flavors available by the scoop and in 8-oz. and quart containers. The Ice Cream Flavors of Iowa State Colleges Contest has been established to tap into the creativity of faculty, staff, alumni and current students, with the highest-scoring entry from each college to be launched at the new Sparks student-operated cafe in the Student Innovation Center this fall and also offered for sale in the creamery’s retail store.
Entrants are asked to describe their ice cream concept and why it represents their college. We hope you will enter and propose an ice cream flavor that represents the College of Design! Review the contest details (Word doc) and enter online (requires your ISU NetID and password) by 11:59 p.m. Monday, June 15. Winners, who will be announced in July, will receive a free quart of ice cream and will be featured on signage and at the Student Innovation Center grand opening in fall 2020.
Research Collaboration Catalysts nominations due May 15
April 29, 2020 9:54 am
The Office of the Vice President for Research has issued a call for nominations for the 2020-21 Research Collaboration Catalysts program, designed to train the university’s next generation of research team leaders. The program is based on team science principles, and participating faculty will use evidence-based training, tools and resources to develop leadership skills and learn how to manage challenges specific to interdisciplinary research. Nominations are due Friday, May 15, and open to tenured, tenure-eligible and research term faculty who have demonstrated potential to lead high-impact interdisciplinary research teams. Interested candidates are encouraged to discuss their potential nomination with their supervisors. More information, including nomination instructions, is online in CyBox.
reACT Gallery exhibition proposal deadline extended to May 15
April 28, 2020 8:49 am
Faculty and P&S staff are invited to submit proposals for the reACT exhibition series, which provides the opportunity for relevant ideas and current events to be discussed through the lens of art, and specifically University Museums’ permanent collection. Post-pandemic exhibitions could prompt discussion among the ISU community, with works of art that can help express questions and provoke ideas and conversations. View the selection criteria and apply online by the extended proposal deadline of Friday, May 15. Contact program coordinator Lilah Anderson with questions.
Cardinal Women* applications due May 29
April 27, 2020 11:31 am
Applications are being accepted for the 2020 cohort of Cardinal Women*, a free professional development opportunity for Iowa State faculty and Professional & Scientific staff who identify as women. Participants will engage in discussions designed to foster leadership development, goal orientation and purpose in their personal and professional spheres. The curriculum involves a monthly gathering that will include large and small-group discussions and short written and/or video resources to be viewed prior to the gathering. Sessions will be held from 2:10–4 p.m. Sept. 1, Sept. 22, Oct. 6, Nov. 3 and Dec. 1. Apply online through Friday, May 29. Selection will be announced Wednesday, July 1. Questions may be directed to co-facilitators Tera Lawson or Denise Williams-Klotz.
New work-from-home guidelines
April 27, 2020 11:30 am
The Division of Operations and Finance has posted new FAQ guidance on home office and remote work costs. It’s emphasized that supervisors should strive for flexibility and accommodation with employees whenever practical to ensure you’re in a position to succeed as work-from-home arrangements continue. Information also is provided about confidentiality concerns and how to handle P-card transactions and receipt reconciliation.
Diversity and inclusion resources
April 24, 2020 4:10 pm
A new COVID-19 response page for diversity, equity and inclusion resources is available on the university’s Diversity and Inclusion website. You can access professional development opportunities to continue the work of diversity, equity and inclusion; find webinars on best practices; connect with campus groups for identity-based support and more.
IT Portal Lunch & Learns offered April 24, April 27 and April 29
April 22, 2020 2:17 pm
Information Technology Services has a new website with a new IT Portal through which users can request IT-related products and services, browse helpful how-to articles and report tech troubles with an “incident form” routed directly to the IT Solution Center.
Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend one of three IT Portal Lunch & Learn sessions via Webex at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 24; Monday, April 27; or Wednesday, April 29, to learn more and take a live tour of the new IT Portal. A group of experts will be available during each event to answer questions via chat.
New interim library services include front-door delivery of materials and tech devices
April 20, 2020 11:07 am
Iowa State students, faculty and staff can have library resources delivered right to their front doors. Tech Lending Delivery and Library Material Delivery are newly added interim services created to increase access to essential technology and resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students in need of laptops, iPads, hotspots, chargers and more can view and check out equipment online. All technology is due back by Wednesday, May 13.
Library Material Delivery grants Iowa State students, faculty and staff access to thousands of books, CDs, movies and bound journals. Order instructions are available online. Undergraduate students and Merit staff can check out items for 12 weeks. Graduate students, faculty and P&S staff must return items by Friday, May 7, 2021.
Exemplary Faculty Mentor Award nominations due April 30
April 15, 2020 11:00 am
To acknowledge the critical role that faculty mentoring plays at Iowa State, the Provost’s Office created the annual Exemplary Faculty Mentor Award to recognize senior colleagues who have gone above and beyond the usual expectations of a mentor. Faculty who want to nominate their mentor should complete and email the nomination form (PDF) to email@example.com by Thursday, April 30; recipients this spring will receive a certificate and recognition on several websites.
reACT exhibition series proposals due May 1
April 15, 2020 9:58 am
Faculty and staff are invited to submit proposals for the 2020-21 reACT exhibition series. The series provides the opportunity for relevant ideas and current events to be discussed through the lens of art, and specifically the art of the University Museums’ permanent collection. You’re asked to propose a topic that would benefit from an open and safe dialogue facilitated by the visual arts and to be a guest curator for that exhibition. View theselection criteria and apply online by Friday, May 1. Contact University Museums program coordinator Lilah Anderson with questions.
Renew library loans and submit course reserve requests
April 15, 2020 9:45 am
University Library items borrowed on an extended loan (due in May) can be renewed now via the library’s website. Follow the instructions provided. If an item doesn’t renew, contact the circulation desk, 294-3961. Instructors who wish to place required materials on reserve for the summer and fall semester should submit requests now. The forms are on the library’s website.
‘Keep Community, Stay Informed, Be Well’ campaign for employees and students
March 23, 2020 2:35 pm
Student Health and Wellness, in partnership with ISU WellBeing, is launching the “Keep Community, Stay Informed and Be Well” campaign during remote work, online instruction and social distancing at Iowa State. Students and employees are navigating many changes to our daily lives due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Focusing on and prioritizing our wellbeing is essential. See student campaign handout and employee campaign handout.
Every day, Student Wellness will share a post on social media that focuses on one of the three campaign themes. They will be tangible strategies that people can use as well as information about resources. Student organizations, peer mentor groups and other student groups are encouraged to make a student action plan for the online instruction period. Employees also are encouraged to make an employee action plan for your staff team, department, office, etc.; filling out a plan will be an activity to get points in Adventure2 (coming soon).
Visit the campaign website for the latest updates, resources and strategies.
New procedures for mail, packages and keys during COVID-19 mitigation
March 23, 2020 2:12 pm
Effective Monday, March 23, the following temporary changes will be made to procedures and practices for mail and parcel deliveries, and keys and access cards:
- For parcel delivery vendors (FedEx, UPS, DHL, etc.), Central Receiving on East Lincoln Way will receive all inbound campus packages and provide delivery to campus buildings. Packages can be picked up from Central Receiving on an as-needed-only basis. See additional Central Receiving information.
- For locked campus buildings with entry card access, ISU Postal and Parcel Services (PPS) has been granted access to make deliveries. All mailing and shipping services will remain available unless specified by the shipping vendors. To ensure items are dispatched from campus, take them to your building’s mailroom location for collection by the route driver. See additional PPS information.
- To protect counter staff at the key desk in the General Services Building, tweaks have also been made to key and access card procedures. See additional Key Access Changes information.
The Central Receiving and ISU PPS information is also available in an FAQ on the Procurement Services COVID-19 response website. The key service tweaks are in a COVID-19 banner on the Building Security Services website.
Lectures and Exhibitions Committee AY2020-21 nomination deadline extended to April 6
March 23, 2020 1:50 pm
For the 2020-21 academic year, the College of Design 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 nominate. The nomination deadline has been extended to 5 p.m. CST Monday, April 6.
Adobe Creative Cloud access for students during online instruction period
March 20, 2020 7:43 pm
As a result of Iowa State University’s migration to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, student access to Adobe Creative Cloud in labs and classrooms will not be available. Adobe has provided temporary at-home access for affected students and faculty, so you can continue your work remotely. This service is available through May 31, and cloud-based storage is limited. If you currently have a student account, you are encouraged to keep it if the temporary solution will not meet your needs. For plan-related questions, contact the Adobe Support Center.
Update on student access to College of Design spaces
March 20, 2020 1:37 pm
We will be closing our studios in the College of Design, Armory, Communications Building and Design on Main at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 25. Students who may have left belongings in your studios when you departed campus for spring break can pick things up between now and 5 p.m. Wednesday. Note that very limited access will be provided after March 25 for situations that warrant exceptions, and then only by appointment.
The buildings are locked, but you have access with your ISU ID card. Please practice good public health hygiene and social distancing while in the building. A box has been placed on a table in the atrium for return of locker padlocks. Please put your padlock in the box and add your name and NetID to the checkout sheet. Please wash your hands after using one of the pens.
If you wish to donate materials to the Design Closet, magnets are on the same table with the padlock return box. Leave whatever you want to donate in your locker, put the magnet on the outside of the locker and return your padlock in the box provided.
Please see the email you received from Mike Miller today for more details, and contact him with any questions.
Register for free webinar on challenging bias in student evaluations
March 9, 2020 12:55 pm
Administrators, faculty and teaching staff are invited to register for the free webinar “How to Challenge Race and Gender Bias in Student Evaluations,” which is available free of charge through Iowa State’s institutional membership with the National Center for Faculty Diversity and Development. The webinar will be from 1–2 p.m. CDT Tuesday, March 24. Register online; if you do not already have an account, you will need to create one.
Studies consistently show that student evaluations are biased against women faculty and faculty of color. Yet, higher education institutions continue to lean heavily on students’ evaluations of teaching for hiring and promotion decisions. This webinar is designed for faculty and administrators to better understand how student biases become transformed into institutional inequalities based on race and gender.
The webinar provides administrators and faculty in leadership positions with a range of potential solutions for eliminating or minimizing the negative impacts of biased student evaluations. Recognizing that institutional change takes time, however, the webinar also provides strategies for empowering women faculty and faculty of color on how to advocate for themselves, particularly in situations where they are not being fully supported.
Foreign travel grant applications due March 25
March 9, 2020 12:21 pm
Foreign travel grant applications for the travel period of June 1, 2020, through Jan. 31, 2021, are due to the Dean’s Office by 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 25. Submit the original copy only with department chair signature. This is an internal deadline prior to submission to the university.
Dead week space reservations requests due Friday, March 13
March 9, 2020 11:42 am
The College of Design would like to determine all dead week space allocations over spring break. In order to make this happen, the deadline to submit a dead week space request is by 5 p.m. Friday, March 13. For consistency, all dead week space requests should come through the college’s online space reservation request system.
To ensure space needs can be met, please be as thorough as possible when completing the form. Include class size, project display requirements, estimated attendance, any amplified sound and the exact time the requested space is needed
Once space requests are set, those who have requested space will receive their location along with the finalized schedule for each requested space. Additionally, during dead week each location will have the printed schedule within the space. This will allow each review to see who comes before or after them.
Finally, a reminder to leave the review space in better condition than you found it. We have many reviews using the same space right after one another; because of this it is imperative that all studios clean up once finished. This includes stacking chairs and placing them back in room 169, returning any borrowed tables to room 169, removing items from the walls and sweeping the floors.
Register for March 7 film-scratching workshop
February 24, 2020 3:55 pm
Join artist and creative director of subterranean films Rosie Rowe, AV and film preservation specialist with the University Library, to explore the creative potential of film-scratching in “SCRATCH: A Moving Sketch Workshop” from 1–4 p.m. Saturday, March 7, in 77 Design.
Participants will learn how to manipulate found 16mm film to make original works of art. The program is part of the #WomenKnowStuffToo exhibition and series of programming. Email Emily Morgan, assistant professor of art and visual culture, by Friday, March 6, to RSVP for this workshop.
Register for Service-Learning in Design Workshop
February 24, 2020 9:16 am
The College of Design has partnered with the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching to host a workshop on “Service-Learning in Design: Challenges and Opportunities for Community-Engaged Coursework” from 9–11 a.m. Friday, March 6, in 4250 Student Innovation Center.
The purpose of this workshop is to bring together a cross-disciplinary group of instructors across the college to discuss best practices and critical challenges we face in developing and delivering service-learning coursework. The workshop will include information about service-learning efforts across campus, will suggest ways to cultivate community partnerships, and will provide suggestions for developing and delivering content. Facilitators will be Rob Whitehead, associate professor of architecture, CELT’s Faculty Fellow for High-Impact Practices and an instructor of service-learning coursework; and Rachel Meyers, assistant professor of classical studies, former Campus Compact fellow, CELT service-learning teaching/learning community co-chair and current service-learning instructor.
Experienced and new faculty are welcome, as are administrators and staff. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space, or register online at Learn@ISU. Participation is limited to 30 people.
Register to participate in ISU 4U Promise College Night
February 16, 2020 5:29 pm
College of Design departments and student organizations are invited to participate in this year’s ISU 4U Promise College Night from 4:30–6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at King Elementary School in Des Moines. Any department or organization interested in participating is asked to prepare a brief, fun, engaging activity that will get students (mainly K–5 with some in grades 6–11) and their families excited about some aspect of Iowa State or promote resources available to help students continue successfully on their path to ISU.
Nearly 600 ISU 4U Promise Scholars and family members attended last year’s event! This is a great opportunity to showcase your department or club and encourage prospective students. Fill out the registration form by Friday, Feb. 28. Questions? Call (515) 294-4144 or email email@example.com.
Procurement Services information sessions offered in March
February 11, 2020 12:32 pm
New information sessions are being offered in March for Iowa State employees who want to know more about making purchases with their funds. Some things have changed a lot, but somethings haven’t changed at all. “How Do I Buy? with Procurement Services” sessions will touch on what hasn’t changed and what’s new, including introducing some new tools that have been created to assist you with making both purchases and purchasing decisions. Sessions also will address commonly asked questions and leave plenty of time for you to have your questions addressed individually by CyBUY, P-Card and T&H Card experts as well procurement agents. Bring questions and purchasing scenarios and get to know your colleagues in Procurement Services:
- Wednesday, March 4: 2–3 p.m., MU Gallery Room
- Thursday, March 12: 8:30–9:30 a.m., 2532 Vet Med
- Tuesday, March 17: 10–11 a.m., 198 Parks Library
- Thursday, March 26: 12:30–1:30 p.m., 101 Design
Apply for CEAH Research, Symposium Grants by Feb. 14
February 9, 2020 11:45 am
Faculty are invited to submit proposals for Research Grants and Symposium Grants offered by the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities. Three different types of research support are available: Summer Research Support for Assistant Professors ($5,000), Course Release Support (negotiated with the applicant’s college) and Grant Account ($2,000 – $6,000) for expenses such as hourly research assistance, equipment and research-related travel.
Symposium Grant funds of $2,000 – $10,000 are available to support the creation of artistic and scholarly conferences, symposia or seminars on the Iowa State campus that will attract significant national attention and bring recognition to the scholarly work being done by ISU’s arts and humanities faculty. Proposals for both Research Grants and Symposium Grants must be submitted online by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14.
Complete your annual conflict-of-interest disclosure form
February 9, 2020 10:45 am
Please remember to complete your annual COIC (Conflict of Interest and Commitment) disclosure for 2020. All faculty, P&S staff, graduate assistants and postdoctoral scholars are required to disclose whether or not you believe you have a conflict. You should also update the disclosure form throughout the year as necessary.
The COIC disclosure is accomplished through AccessPlus; click on the Employee tab and then the COIC Disclosure link on the left side bar, then Create/Update in the upper lefthand corner. Answer the screening question, which will send you to the appropriate form (Graduate Assistant Form, Short Form or Standard Form) to fill out and submit. Questions about the COIC disclosure process may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Surprenant Ingenuity Lab open hours and VR cart checkout
February 3, 2020 12:59 pm
The Surprenant Ingenuity Lab, located in the third-floor center space, is available for use by all College of Design students, faculty and staff. Open hours for exploration and experimentation are from 4–6 p.m. Thursdays. Contact Mitch Versteeg or Alex Dill for more information. VR cart checkout is also available through the Output Center.
Proposed governance document changes due Feb. 19
February 2, 2020 4:28 pm
The Liaison Council has made substantial structural revisions to the College of Design Governance Document to create consistency with the ISU Faculty Handbook, with the goal of making it easier to navigate between both documents. Several college councils and committees have also requested updates to their sections of the governance document (charge and membership), and additional corrections need to be made to include staff (“faculty and staff”) in processes that affect staff. Please contact the chair of each respective council or committee (see PDF document under Faculty & Staff Resources > Shared Governance > Councils and Committees) by Monday, Feb. 17, to propose changes. All changes must be submitted to the Liaison Council by Wednesday, Feb. 19.
Celebrate student, staff, faculty and alumni work at Octagon Gallery Night Feb. 7
February 2, 2020 4:26 pm
Work by several College of Design faculty and staff members, students and alumni has been accepted into Octagonal 2020: The All-Media Exhibition, which will be on display Feb. 7–April 4 in the Octagon Center for the Arts’ Main Gallery. Limens, a solo show by integrated visual arts graduate student Christopher Chiavetta, will be on display Feb. 7–March 21 in the Octagon’s Sweeney Gallery. A reception for both shows will be from 5–7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, with awards for Octagonal announced at 6 p.m.
Those with work in the show include James Casad, senior in integrated studio arts; Art Ciccotti (BFA 1987 Art Education); Andrew Clarridge (BFA 2009 Integrated Studio Arts); Rachel Connell, gallery coordinator; Nathan Edwards, assistant teaching professor of art and visual culture; Alma Hoffmann (MFA 2003 Graphic Design); Robert Jinkins (MFA 2017 Integrated Visual Arts); Letitia Kenemer (BFA 1996 Art & Design); Chris Martin (BFA 1990 Craft Design), professor of art and visual culture; Anna Segner (MFA Integrated Visual Arts), assistant teaching professor of art and visual culture; and Mattea Whetstone (BA 2005 Biological/Premedical Illustration / MS 2007 Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies).
Spring 2020 college faculty-staff meeting schedule
February 1, 2020 3:51 pm
The College of Design faculty-staff meetings for spring semester will be from noon–1 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 13, Feb. 27, March 26 and April 23, in 416 Design. A meeting also has been tentatively scheduled from noon–1 p.m. Thursday, April 9, if needed in order to present and vote on governance document changes and items from the Academic Affairs Council. Please note the change of weekday and location from past semesters. These meetings have been added to the college’s online calendar and will be announced in the “This Week in the College of Design” e-blast for faculty and staff. Agendas will be emailed in advance and included in the weekly e-blast.
Strategic facilities plan open house will collect input on campus space usage
January 26, 2020 1:17 pm
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.
Publication subvention grants for scholarly works and open access journal articles
January 24, 2020 8:14 am
The Office of the Vice President for Research offers Publication Subvention Grants to support low-volume scholarly projects that are not expected to be commercially viable without assistance. Grants ranging from $1,000–$10,000 for scholarly works are used to defray costs for publications in the appropriate medium of meritorious scholarly works and other worthy original works by Iowa State University faculty and staff as well as works by others on topics of Iowa and regional interest. Grants for open access journal articles (half the publication cost, up to $1,250) are used to defray costs of publication of articles targeted for high-quality, peer-reviewed open access journals when other funds are not available.
Any full-time faculty member or any P&S staff member at the rank of P37 or above may apply for this award through his/her academic unit. Anyone outside the university working on Iowa-related research topics may apply to this program by working directly with the VPR’s office (see request form). These programs have rolling deadlines.
Workshop will cover the why, what and how of faculty fellowship opportunities
January 21, 2020 3:29 pm
Kirsten Abel, faculty honors and awards coordinator with 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; select Course Catalogue from the top left menu, scroll to SVPP events, click List Events next to the one you would like to attend and register.
Wellmark Foundation announces 2020 MATCH grant cycles
January 21, 2020 8:55 am
The Wellmark Foundation is accepting applications for its 2020 Matching Assets to Community Health (MATCH) Grants. The Large MATCH Grants cycle is for awards/requests up to $100,000 with applications due Friday, Feb. 21. Each grant must be matched dollar-for-dollar with cash or in-kind contributions (at least half of the matching support must be cash). The Small MATCH Grants are for up to $25,000 with applications due in June. Each grant must be matched 50 percent with cash or in-kind contributions, with at least half of the matching support in cash.
Projects should help create safe and healthy environments that encourage physical activity and access to and consumption of nutritious foods now and for generations to come. These can include such initiatives as community gardens, policies or councils working to create access to healthy foods and nutrition education, public playground structures and spaces, trails, Safe Routes to School plans and infrastructure, bike-share program infrastructure, etc.
Register for #BetterPosterDesign sessions
January 21, 2020 8:46 am
A new poster design has begun appearing at research poster presentations. How does this design help convey your message better? How can you incorporate your material in this design? The Office of the Vice President for Research will host four #BetterPosterDesign Sessions to go over the new design and how to use it to improve your research poster presentations:
- 1:30–2:20 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 206 Durham
- 10–10:50 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 1009 LeBaron
- 1:10–2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1330 Advanced Teaching and Research Building
- 1:10–2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, 206 Durham
Register online (you can chose the date/time/location that works best for you from the registration page).
Clothing donations needed for student business attire pop-up shop
January 14, 2020 10:00 am
Career fair season is approaching, and the campus multicultural student success staff have organized another free Business Attire Pop-Up Shop for students from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, and 10 a.m.–2 p.m. 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.
If you have items to donate, please drop them off at 1009 LeBaron between 1–5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5.
University offices closed Jan. 20 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 13, 2020 3:01 pm
There are no classes and Iowa State University offices are closed Monday, Jan. 20, for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. The university honors the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a series of events beginning with a carillon concert at 11:50 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15. Read more
Volunteers needed for FIRST LEGO League State Championships Jan. 18–19
January 13, 2020 9:35 am
The Iowa FIRST LEGO League State Championships will be held Jan. 18–19 at Iowa State. This program is designed to get 9- to 14-year-olds excited about science, technology, engineering and math through robotics, teamwork, research and fun. This year’s competition, “City Shaper,” focuses on architecture and design to encourage students to build the cities of tomorrow. Volunteer roles needed include team helper, judge, judge assistant and more. Volunteers receive a free t-shirt, lunch and a chance to win LEGO prizes. Sign up by emailing email@example.com. Questions? Contact Camille Sloan Schroeder.
Open labs announced for Canvas assistance
January 9, 2020 10:54 am
Staff from the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching will host Canvas open labs from 9–11 a.m. daily Thursday and Friday, Jan. 9–10, on the third floor of Morrill Hall. Beginning the week of Jan. 13, CELT staff will host Canvas open labs on Morrill Hall third floor on these days/times:
- 1–3 p.m. Tuesdays
- 11 am.–1 p.m. Wednesdays
- 9–11 a.m. Thursdays
For those interested in online training (demonstration sessions, interactive sessions or discussion sessions), visit CELT’s online training website. Canvas offers 24/7 support options (phone line, live chat, web-based problem form); use the ?Help icon in the left navigation menu on CELT’s MyCanvas Teacher at ISU website.
Registration required for international travel
January 9, 2020 10:50 am
A new policy effective Jan. 1 requires faculty, staff and students to preregister for all Iowa State-sponsored trips they take outside the US. Registering international travel and enrolling in centrally funded medical and emergency insurance previously had been encouraged, but the new policy makes it mandatory. Registering will automatically enroll employees in international travel insurance and sign you up for custom safety and security alerts via email or smartphone. Registering trips also gives the university a way to ensure compliance with federal export control law, and an opportunity to provide employees with laptops designed for use abroad, satellite phones and translation apps as appropriate. Read more
Applications open for Iowa Lakeside Lab Artist-in-Residence Program
January 5, 2020 5:13 pm
The Iowa Lakeside Laboratory Artist-in-Residence Program invites artists of all genres and stages in their careers to apply for a two- to four-week summer residency between May 24 and July 25. Residencies include housing, meals, rustic studio space and access to lab resources, classes and researchers. Preference is given to artists whose work engages ecology, science and natural history in unique and collaborative ways. Applications must include a portfolio of six to 10 images or five minutes of media; a PDF works list with titles, dates and descriptions; and a 500-word artist statement. Apply online by Sunday, March 1. Email AIR director Alex Braidwood, associate professor of graphic design, with questions.
Apply for NCORE-ISCORE Professional Development Academy by Jan. 17
January 3, 2020 4:07 pm
The NCORE-ISCORE Office is accepting applications from faculty and staff interested in participating in the NCORE-ISCORE Professional Development Academy and attending the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE) May 26–30 in New York City. The academy is a professional and personal development program designed to broaden skills in dialogic practice work of equity, diversity and inclusion on campus, with a focus on race and ethnicity. Faculty and staff who are attending NCORE for the first or second time may apply for the 20-person academy, which includes a series of small-group dialogue sessions prior to, during and after NCORE. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17. Those not selected for the academy are invited to participate in the NCORE-ISCORE Professional Development Network.
Big 12 Faculty Fellowship applications due Jan. 31
December 20, 2019 8:47 am
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.
Foreign travel grant proposals due Jan. 22
December 20, 2019 8:45 am
Foreign travel grant proposals for the travel period of March 1 through Oct. 31, 2020, are due from departments to the Administrative Services Office by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22. Submit the original copy only with department chair signature. This is an internal college deadline to allow the Research, Extension and Outreach Council to review applications prior to submission to the university.
Winter break building hours
December 20, 2019 8:25 am
The College of Design will observe abbreviated building hours during winter break. We will be closed to the public Saturday, Dec. 21, through Sunday, Dec. 29. The building will also be closed to the public on Wednesday, Jan. 1. You will continue to have access to the building with your ISU ID card. The Administrative Services Office will be open from 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m. and the Student Services and Programs Office will be open from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Dec. 30–31 and Jan. 2–3. Both offices will be open 8 a.m.–5 p.m. the week of Jan. 6–10.
Register for Iowa State Research Day 2020
December 19, 2019 11:47 am
Registration is open for Iowa State Research Day 2020 on Wednesday, March 25. Researchers and scholars of all disciplines are encouraged to attend, participate in the event and network with colleagues. This year’s event will feature a new poster design for those looking to showcase their research interests and project results, and printing costs will be covered for registrants who choose to use it. The registration deadline to present a research poster or lightning talk at Research Day is Friday, Jan. 24.
Campus mental health training offered Jan. 9
December 19, 2019 11:39 am
Student Counseling Services will offer an 8-hour training, “RESPOND: Partnering for Campus Mental Health,” from 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, in the Hach Hall atrium. The training is for any ISU faculty, staff member or administrator who wants to learn more about how to respond to students or colleagues experiencing a mental health crisis or developing a mental health problem. Registration costs will be covered by ISU WellBeing. Register online.
Student employee of the year nominations
December 19, 2019 11:36 am
Nominations for the 2020 ISU Student Employee of the Year award are due by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5. Nominees must be undergraduates employed part time on campus for a minimum of six months between June 1, 2019, and May 31, 2020 (anticipated). The award will be based on the student employee’s demonstrated proficiency in the eight National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) career readiness competencies. The nomination form and instructions are in the OneApp system, which allows one student employee nominee per nominator. All nominees will be honored at a Feb. 26 ceremony. Questions may be directed to Erin Schwartz, 294-0102, or Julie Arnold, 294-0103.
Submit pickup requests for book recycling
December 12, 2019 1:18 pm
In the cleanup that comes as a semester winds down, don’t forget to recycle textbooks, journals and other hardcover books instead of throwing them away. Facilities Planning and Management would prefer to keep these materials out of blue desk-side recycling bins to avoid injuries for custodial staff. Place books set to be recycled in a box and submit an online pickup request.
Register for Jan. 7–8 Project LEA/RN workshop
December 12, 2019 1:14 pm
Project LEA/RN will host a January workshop aimed at training educators to help their students learn the kind of thinking required to solve complex problems. Faculty, staff and graduate students are welcome. Participants will share insights about the brain based on current research, engage in strategies that promote interaction and deep thinking, and apply them to situations in which they facilitate learning — classes, orientation sessions, extension meetings or other learning situations. The workshop will be from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 7–8, 2020, in 1022 Agronomy. Enrollment is limited to 20. To register or for more information, contact Project LEA/RN director Jan Wiersema, 294-4030.
CELT staff are hosting open labs
December 12, 2019 1:08 pm
Through Thursday, Dec. 19, staff from the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching will host end-of-semester Canvas open labs from 1–3 p.m. Tuesdays, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Wednesdays and 9–11 a.m. Thursdays on third-floor Morrill Hall. To aid in the Canvas grade submission process, CELT staff also will host open labs in 101E Collaboration space, Parks Library, from 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, and Monday, Dec. 23; and 7:30 a.m.–2:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26 (all grades are due at 2:15 p.m.).
Miller Fellowship proposal deadline extended to Dec. 20
December 12, 2019 1:04 pm
The deadline for Miller Faculty Fellowship proposals for the 2020-21 academic year has been extended to Friday, Dec. 20. Program and application details are online. The annual program provides recipients with opportunities to enhance their scholarly work in undergraduate academic programs and develop innovative approaches to strengthening student learning. Recipients have up to 12 months to meet their proposal goals. Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New course reserves system integrates Canvas
December 11, 2019 4:32 pm
Beginning in spring 2020, the library is moving to a new course reserves system that integrates Canvas. Services will remain the same; the online location for listing materials will change. To provide a consistent experience and ensure course material is available only to students enrolled in the course (required for copyrighted items), all course reserves requests must now be submitted through Canvas, regardless of whether Canvas is used for other class materials. Requests may no longer be submitted via email. To request course reserves, follow these three steps: 1) create your Canvas course shell; 2) enable the Course Reserves module; 3) select the semester and request items for Course Reserves. Questions may be directed to Tim Panages, Design Reading Room supervisor, 294-0418.
Raising Readers book donations accepted through Dec. 13
December 9, 2019 8:37 am
The Design on Main Gallery is helping Raising Readers in Story County collect new children’s books for the holiday season. If you have new (or like new) books you would like to donate, please take them to the Design on Main Gallery (203 Main St., Ames) during regular hours of operation or deliver them to Rachel Connor, gallery manager, in 146 Design, by Friday, Dec. 13. Your donation will help foster a love of reading in many children in Story County.
College of Design Green Team meetings
November 20, 2019 8:31 am
The College of Design Green Team is open to students, staff and faculty interested in furthering sustainability practices, policies, behaviors and opportunities at Iowa State University and in the College of Design. At its first meeting in November, the team began brainstorming potential projects to tackle and discussed ways to inform students, staff and faculty about current initiatives, how to incentivize sustainable practices like reducing waste in the Design Café and how to integrate a recycling system into our college work spaces. If you’d like to be involved, the next meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, in 130 Design. Fill out the online survey to get added to the email list for team updates. Email Miles Staples with any questions.
Input sought on parking fines and fees
November 19, 2019 7:49 am
The ISU Transportation Advisory Council seeks input on parking fines and fees for next year. The council is looking at options to increase the revenue coming into the Parking Division to fund maintenance and replacement of parking lots, etc., while limiting parking permit increases. Several ideas are under consideration. Please contact Josh Obrecht, the College of Design’s representative on the council, with any parking-related suggestions or concerns.
Building hours over Thanksgiving break
November 19, 2019 7:47 am
The College of Design building will be open to the public from 7 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, and Wednesday, Nov. 27, during Thanksgiving break. At other times, the building will be accessible to students, staff and faculty using your ISUID card. The building will be closed Tuesday, Nov. 26, due to a scheduled power outage for utility connections to be made. It should be open with card access after 5 p.m. The building will be closed Thursday–Friday, Nov. 28–29, for Thanksgiving/university holiday.
Professional development funds available for term faculty
November 12, 2019 8:09 am
The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost has funds to support professional development of term faculty, particularly faculty without access to professional development support from their departments. Awards up to $500 help faculty attend a conference, workshop or training. Guidelines are online and applications (also online) are due Sunday, Dec. 1, for conferences or workshops between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2020. The submission process has been updated. Recipients will be notified within three weeks. Abstracts for conference presentations need not have been accepted at the time an application is submitted.
Nov. 15 is faculty-staff appreciation day at the bookstore
November 12, 2019 8:08 am
Faculty and staff can save 8% on select Apple computers and iPads during a one-day event in the ISU Book Store Friday, Nov. 15. Details and preorder info are online. Watch your email for a coupon for 40% off Iowa State clothing (valid 4–6 p.m. only Nov. 15). Enjoy wine tasting 4–6 p.m. and other in-store deals while supplies last.
Feedback sought on library’s scholarship services
November 12, 2019 8:02 am
The University Library digital scholarship and initiatives unit is conducting an online survey of faculty, P&S staff, graduate students and post-docs to assess their involvement, interests and future needs relating to scholarship activities at ISU. The responses provided will assist the unit in developing services, training and outreach to the ISU community and inform library efforts to support future scholarship. An email invitation was sent Nov. 5 that includes a link to the survey, which should take 8-10 minutes to complete. Participation is voluntary. All responses will be treated confidentially and results will be reported in summary form without identifying individual responses. Questions about digital scholarship or the survey may be directed to Hannah Scates Kettler, digital scholarship and initiatives head, 294-8590.
Reception for term faculty is Dec. 5
November 12, 2019 8:00 am
The Provost’s Office will host a reception honoring the accomplishments and contributions of Iowa State’s term faculty from 5–7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at Reiman Gardens. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served. RSVPs are requested via Learn@ISU by Monday, Dec. 2. Questions may be directed to Megan Peterson, 294-6410.
Inclusive by Design working session is Nov. 13
November 11, 2019 12:03 pm
College of Design faculty and staff are encouraged to attend an Inclusive by Design discussion and working session with students from 5:30–7 pm. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the Hansen Exchange (upper-level center space in the King Pavilion). Together we will wrestle with the recent incidents of racism, cultural insensitivity and hate speech within the college and university and work to define strategies that will bring healing and help us build a more inclusive community. It is vital that we come together to support our students and work with them to create lasting change. Please join us in this important conversation.
College and university award nominations due internally by Nov. 22
November 11, 2019 8:55 am
The internal College of Design deadline to submit nominations for college and university awards is 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22. The College of Design annually presents a number of awards for advising, research/scholarship, teaching, outreach/service and extraordinary performance to faculty, staff and students (both undergraduate and graduate). More information and nomination forms may be found online.
A number of prestigious awards for faculty, staff, students and alumni also are presented by Iowa State each year. Calls for nominations come from various units, such as the Provost’s Office, university P&S Council and Alumni Association. While many of these university award nominations are open to all, the college asks that you submit your nominations for university faculty and staff awards to 146 Design by 5 p.m. Nov. 22 so the Faculty Development Council and college P&S Council can review and rank nominations prior to submission to the university.
Submit intent to apply for inclusion initiatives grants by Nov. 30
November 4, 2019 9:53 am
Teams planning to apply for funding from the Inclusion Initiatives Grant Program need to submit their intent to apply form online by the end of November. The program, administered by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, awards up to $5,000 for innovative campus initiatives that foster community engagement. Final applications will not be accepted without an intent form. Questions can be emailed to email@example.com. Descriptions of the five 2019-20 funded initiatives are available on the diversity and inclusion website.
Campus Conversations X: Students Against Racism scheduled Nov. 4
November 1, 2019 1:02 pm
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host Campus Conversations X: Students Against Racism from 4–6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, in room 198 Parks Library. All members of the campus community (students, faculty, staff and administrators) are encouraged to attend. Students will start the conversation with a presentation about the recent events on campus that led to the Students Against Racism protest and demands, followed by small group discussions and open mic.
The event will include resources for campus community members who have been impacted by incidents of racism on campus.
Open houses scheduled to collect feedback on campus facilities and spaces
October 31, 2019 10:08 am
Iowa State has embarked on 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 are hosting a series of open houses 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.
At each open house, campus planners will be on hand to collect comments and answer questions. The schedule:
- Wednesday, Nov. 6, 8–10 a.m., Veterinary Medicine Commons
- Wednesday, Nov. 6, 4–6 p.m., Union Drive Community Center Commons
- Thursday, Nov. 7, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Memorial Union Pine Room
Read more in the Inside Iowa State story.
ISU Black Faculty and Staff Association holiday party scheduled Dec. 13
October 29, 2019 11:37 am
The Iowa State University Black Faculty and Staff Association will host its holiday party from 5:30–8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at the Wessex Clubhouse, 3022 Wessex Dr. in Ames. Families are welcome. There will be prizes for best dessert and ugly sweater.
International Faculty and Staff Association welcome event is Friday, Nov. 1
October 28, 2019 10:53 am
The newly formed International Faculty and Staff Association at Iowa State will host its first welcome event from 3–6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at the Margaret Sloss Center for Women and Gender Equity, 205 Sloss House. All faculty and staff are invited to enjoy an evening of food, fun and fellowship, including a children’s craft corner, to help build community for our international colleagues on campus. The event is supported by the Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion.
College council nominations due Oct. 25
October 21, 2019 3:54 pm
Nominations for the College of Design Academic Affairs Council chair position and Faculty Development Council term faculty at-large position are due to Virgene Monthei in the administrative office by noon Friday, Oct. 25. The nominations will be brought forward by the Liaison Council at the Oct. 28 college faculty-staff meeting with a call to approve the nominations and vote via electronic ballot.
Rescheduled power outage planned Tuesday, Oct. 22
October 21, 2019 3:52 pm
It is anticipated that power will be out in the College of Design building from 5–7 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, for scheduled construction/maintenance. If this outage occurs, there will be no power for lights, computers, HVAC systems, etc. The emergency generator will be in operation during that two-hour period, and power should resume at 7 a.m. Please note that if it is raining that morning, this outage may be postponed again.
New Lectures & Exhibitions Committee funding proposal deadline
October 21, 2019 3:51 pm
The College of Design Lectures and Exhibitions Committee has updated the online submission form and issued a new call for proposals for the “Educate/Innovate(?)”-themed events. Those who previously submitted proposals are encouraged to revise and resubmit. The committee also will accept new proposals. Please note that you need to clearly state what the proposed event entails and how it relates to the theme as well as provide a detailed budget indicating how much funding has been committed by different departments/groups along with itemized costs for travel, accommodations, meals, materials, etc. Proposals are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15. Contact committee chair Mira Engler or your departmental representative with any questions. (Original hyperlinks have been removed as they are now out of date.)
Scheduled power outage 6-7 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16
October 11, 2019 3:19 pm
Power will be out in the College of Design building from 6–7 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, for scheduled construction/maintenance. There wll be no power for lights, computers, HVAC systems, etc. The emergency generator will be in operation. Power should resume at 7 a.m.
Big 12 Faculty Fellowship applications due Oct. 18
October 11, 2019 3:03 pm
The Big 12 Faculty Fellowship Program offers up to $2,500 for faculty to travel to member institutions, typically for two weeks, to exchange ideas and research (awards generally do not exceed $1,500). Applications for fellowship dates from Nov. 5, 2019, through June 30, 2020, are due by noon Friday, Oct. 18.
Register for workshop on preparing effective award nominations
October 11, 2019 2:57 pm
The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost will offer a workshop on “Preparing Effective Award Nominations” from 9–10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Memorial Union Pioneer Room. Participants will gain insights into the best practices of successful nominations and how to avoid the most common errors and pitfalls in your preparation. Light refreshments will be provided. Register online through Learn@ISU. Log in in the upper right corner using your ISU netID and password; select “Course Catalogue” from the menu in the upper left corner, then scroll to “SVPP events” and click “List Events” next to the event you would like to attend. Select “Enroll” in the pop-up window.
Free flu shot clinic offered Oct. 7–18
October 7, 2019 10:33 am
Occupational medicine staff will administer flu shots at no cost to employees (while supplies last) from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday–Friday, Oct. 7–18, at 205 Technical and Administrative Services Facility (TASF). No appointment is necessary, and registration is paperless. You will need your nine-digit university ID number to check in. Please wear a short-sleeved or loose-fitting shirt for better access to your arm. Parking is limited in front of TASF, so consider walking, biking or busing to the clinic. Additional information is online.
CEAH fall reception is Oct. 9
October 4, 2019 8:17 am
The Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities (CEAH) and the Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR) invite faculty in the arts and humanities to the 2019 CEAH Fall Reception from 4–6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, in the first-floor Rotunda of Beardshear Hall. The event will include a brief program with a message from ISU President Wendy Wintersteen. Enjoy refreshments and a cash bar and meet Vice President for Research Sarah Nusser, CEAH Director Carlton Basmajian and others from the VPR who can serve as resources for you as you develop your career.
Downtown Ames Oktoberfest tickets available now
September 30, 2019 9:46 am
Downtown Ames will celebrate its 8th annual Oktoberfest from noon–4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Ames Main Street Station. The event will feature live music, dancing, German food, Guttentag games and more. Tickets are $10 in advance and can be purchased online or from Susan Bradbury, professor of community and regional planning.
Faculty workshop on using storytelling to build your personal brand
September 23, 2019 10:54 am
The Office of the Senior Vice President and provost will host “What’s Your Story: Using Storytelling to Build Your Personal Brand,” a workshop designed to help faculty identify ways in which they can create and share their own personal story in academia, from 2–3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in the Memorial Union Gold Room. Led by Erin Wilgenbusch, associate teaching professor in the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, the workshop will explore ways to internally and externally examine your work and find your story, and the tools that are available to help you share that story.
Register online via Learn@ISU; select Course Catalogue from the menu in the top left corner, scroll to SVPP events, click List Events and select Enroll in the pop-up window.
Please bring an electronic device (phone, tablet, laptop) that can connect to the internet with you to the workshop. Light refreshments will be provided.
Fall 2019 faculty-staff meeting schedule
September 23, 2019 10:12 am
The College of Design faculty-staff meetings for fall semester will be from noon–1 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 7, Oct. 28 and Dec. 2 in 130 Design. These meetings have been added to the college’s online events calendar and will be announced in the “This Week in the College of Design” e-blast for faculty and staff the week before and the day of each meeting. Agendas will be emailed in advance and included in the weekly e-blast.
CEAH Research and Symposium Grant proposals due Oct. 11
September 16, 2019 4:11 pm
Faculty are invited to submit proposals for Research Grants and Symposium Grants offered by the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities. Three different types of research support are available: Summer Research Support for Assistant Professors ($5,000), Course Release Support (negotiated with the applicant’s college) and Grant Account ($2,000 – $6,000) for expenses such as hourly research assistance, equipment and research-related travel. See the 2020 Research Grants Call for Proposals for details. Questions about the proposal process may be submitted online.
Symposium Grant funds of $2,000 – $10,000 are available to support the creation of artistic and scholarly conferences, symposia or seminars on the Iowa State campus that will attract significant national attention and bring recognition to the scholarly work being done by ISU’s arts and humanities faculty. See the 2020 CEAH Symposium Grants Request for Proposals for details. Questions about the proposal process may be submitted online.
Proposals for both Research Grants and Symposium Grants must be submitted online by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11. Links to the proposal application template and submission form are available in the CFP/RFP.
Separation of personal vs. institutional political advocacy
September 16, 2019 9:38 am
As we prepare for the 2020 Iowa Presidential Caucuses as well as the upcoming legislative session, it is important to remember Iowa State’s policies regarding political advocacy and prohibition of using university resources for political purposes. As citizens, all Iowa State employees have full rights to participate in the political process, including voicing support for, or opposition to, candidates, state and federal legislation and legal issues involving government entities. However, employees — especially faculty members and administrative leaders — should not imply that their personal views represent those of the university.
In addition, using university computers, email accounts or telephones for these purposes is not permitted, lest the public incorrectly infer that the institution endorses the position or that state resources are being improperly used to support a particular position. Employees who wish to be personally involved in political advocacy should use a non-ISU computer and email account (such as Gmail), perform such advocacy on personal time and reference a home address in communications rather than an ISU office address.
Another area for consideration is the use of classroom time for political discussions or activity. Faculty are asked to take care to ensure that any discussions are germane to the curriculum of a course and to avoid guest speakers, voter registration drives, discussions of candidates or other activities that may be perceived as partisan in nature without providing similar opportunities for members of the campus community with other viewpoints. Questions regarding employee political activity may be directed to Michael Norton, University Counsel, (515) 294-5352.
Strategic planning open forums
September 16, 2019 9:11 am
The College of Design is beginning to develop a new strategic plan for 2020-2027. To facilitate this process, we will host a series of open forums to gain input on four main topics: budget and compensation; enrollment trends and implications; college structure for programs and support; and facilities. Two sessions on each of the topics will be held at different times and locations to provide an opportunity for everyone to participate:
Open Forum on Budget and Compensation
12–1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23 – 130 Design
5–6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1 – Beckman Forum
Open Forum on Enrollment Trends and Implications
12–1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21 – 130 Design
5–6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5 – Beckman Forum
Open Forum on College Structure for Programs and Support
12–1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11 – 130 Design
5–6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 – Beckman Forum
Open Forum on Facilities
12–1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9 – 130 Design
5–6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17 – Beckman Forum
The forums will consist of a brief presentation followed by discussion. All College of Design faculty and staff are encouraged to attend and provide input. Working meetings on interdisciplinary activities also will be scheduled; watch for more information via email.
Policy regarding excused absences for students
September 16, 2019 8:57 am
With fall semester in full swing, faculty are reminded of the policy regarding student absences for extracurricular activities scheduled by academic or athletic units of the university at times that conflict with scheduled classes. Faculty are required to excuse students who miss class while representing Iowa State in official department- or university-sponsored activities, including academic or professional conferences and workshops; intercollegiate athletic, academic and judging competitions; musical, theatrical, dance or other artistic performances; and presentations or programs given to external audiences. This policy overrides attendance policies established by individual instructors.
Faculty are specifically reminded of the need to excuse student athletes who must miss class for travel. Student athletes will provide instructors with an official letter from the Athletics Department that lists travel dates; faculty need to allow for those absences, but that is the extent of your responsibilities. For questions about absences for intercollegiate athletic activities, contact Mindy Cooper, who works with all student athletes in the College of Design. Also please note that “presentations or programs given to external audiences” can pertain to off-campus presentations of studio work. See the Faculty Handbook – August 2019, Section 10.4.3.1.
Call for environmental artwork for Climate Change Theatre Action: Lighting the Way exhibit
September 11, 2019 10:22 am
Iowa State University faculty, staff and students are invited to submit artwork that addresses climate change and the environment in some way for an environmental art exhibit planned in conjunction with the opening production of ISU Theatre’s 2019-2020 season. The production is a local contribution to Climate Change Theatre Action: Lighting the Way, an international initiative that supports the United Nations Climate Change Conference and encourages local action to address climate change. Performances will be at Fisher Theater, an outdoor location on the ISU campus and Ames Public Library during the first two weeks of October, and the accompanying exhibit will help raise awareness of climate change issues.
Artwork should be submitted as jpeg images via email to Rob Sunderman, designer/scenographer and associate professor of theater design, by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15. Include artist(s)’ name(s), phone numbers, email addresses and whether you are Iowa State students; the size of your piece(s) and whether they are 2D or 3D; and a brief artist’s statement. Questions? Contact director Vivian Cook.
Faculty learning community on community-engaged work in Perry
September 9, 2019 3:09 pm
College of Design faculty are invited to join the new CEAH Faculty Learning Community on Community-engaged Research and Coursework in Perry. This interdisciplinary working group will meet four–five times throughout the 2019-2020 academic year, both on campus and with community leaders and organizers in Perry. The group has a small budget to support meetings and travel and invites anyone interested to collaborate. The first learning community meeting will be from 4:30–5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, in the Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum (atrium). Contact Megan Myers or Ben Shirtcliff with questions.
Brunnier: Beyond the Glass gala committee seeks flash mob volunteers
September 9, 2019 11:00 am
The committee for Brunnier: Beyond the Glass, the Brunnier Art Museum’s reopening gala, seeks volunteers to participate in a flash mob from 12:15–12:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16 (rain or shine), in front of Parks Library. The event will be a flash-freeze experience (holding poses) to celebrate the Art on Campus collection and will culminate in the formation of a giant image of artist Josh Simpson’s “Megaplanet.” The image has been divided into 40 large printed panels that participants will carry during the flash mob. The event also will be filmed by a drone and used as PR for the gala itself, Thursday, Sept. 19.
If you’re interested and available, please attend the rehearsal from 3:45–5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, also in front of the library. Contact Jennifer Drinkwater with questions.
Honors program seeks spring seminar proposals
September 5, 2019 9:18 am
The University Honors Program seeks proposals for spring 2020 Honors seminars. These one- or two-credit courses explore various topics of current or special interest. Seminars are pass/not pass, with enrollment usually limited to 17 students. A grant of $500 per seminar supports the professional development of the instructor(s). More information, about seminars as well as guidelines for teaching one, is online. Proposals are due Friday, Sept. 20; the proposal submission form also is online. Questions may be directed to Honors director Laurie Law.
Donate gently used professional attire for student Business Attire Pop-Up Shop
September 3, 2019 10:14 am
Career fair season is approaching, and the campus multicultural student success staff have organized another free Business Attire Pop-Up Shop for students from 6–8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, and 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, in 1009 LeBaron. They are in need of gently used professional business attire (suits, jackets, shirts, pants, skirts, dresses, etc) and accessories (belts, ties, scarves, dress socks, jewelry, etc.) in all sizes and styles. If you have items to donate, please drop them off at 1022 LeBaron during the following times:
- 3–5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3
- 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5
- 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9
- 3–5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10
You may also bring donations to 1009 LeBaron anytime between 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12.
Student Services to host four faculty orientation sessions
August 30, 2019 4:19 pm
The College of Design Office of Student Services and Programs will host four faculty orientation sessions this fall. All sessions will be held from 12:10–1 p.m. in 130 Design. Topics will include:
- Recruitment (Undergraduate & Graduate) – Friday, Sept. 6
- Academic Advising & Career Services – Friday, Sept. 13
- International Programs & Equity, Inclusion and Multicultural Student Success – Friday, Oct. 4
- Student Counseling Services (not confirmed) – Friday, Oct. 11
Faculty are encouraged to attend these sessions to learn more about their role in each of these important areas and how they can work with Students Services and Programs to enhance recruitment, retention and student success.
Registration for The Spark 2019-2020 is open through Sept. 10
August 30, 2019 2:33 pm
Faculty and staff are invited to participate in The Spark, a weekly email series that serves as an ongoing professional development opportunity for working with multicultural students. Beginning the third week of classes, participants will be presented with a description of the Iowa State student experience from a different multicultural student along with content to process the story and build awareness, knowledge and skills. Student stories are in blog form and typically not more than one page of text. If you plan to devote 20 minutes each week, you will have ample time to engage with the material. Learn more online and register by Tuesday, Sept. 10.
Proposals for College of Design 2019-2020 lectures, exhibitions and events funding due Sept. 13
August 26, 2019 7:44 am
For the 2019-20 academic year, the College of Design Lectures and Exhibitions Committee will support a series of three events of various formats under one theme — “Educate/Innovate(?)” — that will speak to the greater college, departments, programs and student body. The theme relates to the pending opening of the Student Innovation Center in 2020 and its robust links to the College of Design. Event proposals will be funded at the $1,500–$2,000 level and must demonstrate collaboration across departments and programs, involvement of student groups and financial support by the respective departments. See the call for proposals (previously distributed in April). Submit proposals online by the end of the day Friday, Sept. 13. You’re encouraged to begin developing your proposals now! (Original hyperlinks have been removed as they are now out of date.)
AAUW American Fellowship applications due Nov. 1
August 24, 2019 10:38 am
The American Fellowships from the American Association for University Women support women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions or preparing research for publication. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research. Applications are due by Friday, Nov. 1. View details online.
New faculty invited to register for research orientation
August 24, 2019 10:31 am
The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) will host an orientation session for new faculty from 8:30–11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, in the Memorial Union Campanile Room. New faculty can meet and network with their peers and learn about the OVPR and its role in supporting their research careers. VP for Research Sarah Nusser will lead an open, interactive discussion about internal funding opportunities and other topics of interest. A panel of mid-career faculty will share experiences about their first years at Iowa State and what they learned from that time. And staff from OVPR units as well as partner units around campus will be on hand to answer questions about various components of the research lifecycle at Iowa State and how they support faculty throughout the process. Register online.
Applications for fall 2019 I-Corps cohort open through Sept. 13
August 24, 2019 10:16 am
The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps program at Iowa State has been successful in fostering a stronger culture of innovation across the entire campus community. Since its inception in 2017, 141 graduate students, postdocs and faculty members have participated in 52 teams representing six colleges and 25 departments. The program has helped launch six new companies and raised more than $1.6 million in venture financing.
The application period for the fall 2019 I-Corps cohort is open through Friday, Sept. 13. This is a great way to learn how to take an idea from the lab or studio to a potential entrepreneurial/commercialization opportunity, and you do not need to file an invention disclosure or have a patent to participate in the program. View key program dates and submit your ISU I-Corps application.
Nominations for 2020 Women Impacting ISU calendar due Sept. 27
August 19, 2019 12:28 pm
The Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics is accepting nominations through Friday, Sept. 27, for its 2020 Women Impacting ISU poster calendar. Since 2007, the calendar has highlighted the accomplishments and achievements of 12 Iowa State women — students, faculty and staff. Any individual who identifies as a woman and currently is employed by or enrolled at Iowa State — including a senior scheduled to graduate in May 2020 — is eligible to be nominated. Self-nominations won’t be accepted. More information, including the nomination form, is online.
Register for Aug. 30 employee wellness walk
August 19, 2019 12:26 pm
ISU WellBeing and Cyday Friday are teaming up for their annual employee walk on Friday, Aug. 30. Faculty and staff are encouraged to wear cardinal and gold apparel for the one-mile route that begins and ends in front of Beardshear Hall. Check-in is open from 11:45 a.m.-12:10 p.m. Preregistration is available, but not required, for this free event. The first 100 employees to check in will receive a free Cyday Friday beverage tumbler. The names of preregistered participants will be entered in a drawing for four $50 giftcards from the ISU Book Store. All employees who check in are eligible for raffle prizes and earn 150 points in the Adventure2 program. In the event of inclement weather, the status of the walk will be posted on the CyStyle Facebook page by 11 a.m. Friday.
Call is open for P&S conference proposals
August 19, 2019 12:21 pm
The Professional and Scientific Council Professional Development Conference subcommittee is seeking presenters — and recommendations for presenters — for the 2020 conference scheduled Thursday, Feb. 13. The conference focuses on the personal and professional development of P&S employees in the areas of leadership, health and wellness, professional resources and human interactions.
If you want to share your expertise on a topic you think P&S employees will benefit from learning about, consider being a presenter. If you would like to recommend a colleague to present on a topic, make sure that person is either an ISU employee or affiliated with ISU. All individuals — whether proposing a presentation or recommending a presenter — are asked to complete the online form by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4. The subcommittee will review all submissions and announce its selections by Friday, Nov. 1.
Tuition reimbursement deadline is Aug. 23
August 19, 2019 8:19 am
The fall 2019 deadline for employee tuition reimbursement applications is Friday, Aug. 23. The application is available on AccessPlus (“Employee” tab, then “Tuition Reimburse”). The employee tuition reimbursement program offers financial assistance with up to four college credits at ISU or another accredited post-secondary institution. Merit and professional and scientific staff with at least one year of continuous (non-temporary) employment are eligible. Details are outlined on the university human resources website.
Electrical power outage scheduled Aug. 16
August 15, 2019 1:17 pm
There will be a scheduled power outage in Town Engineering and the College of Design from 6–9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16, for existing utility electrical vault repair work. This means all normal electrical utility power to these two buildings will be shut off; there will be no normal power for lights, computers/equipment or HVAC systems. Emergency systems should remain operational via building generators.
If you would typically arrive at the College of Design earlier than 9 a.m., you are encouraged to wait until 9 on Friday.
Workday user labs for faculty and administrative specialists
August 12, 2019 11:23 am
To support new and returning faculty as they begin to explore the new Workday system, a series of faculty user labs will be offered the week of Aug. 19-23. One session specifically for administrative staff who support faculty also will be offered. Attendees are encouraged to bring to the labs their real work to process using the live Workday system. Proctors will b available to assist with navigation, provide job aids and answer questions. The schedule is as follows:
Administrative Specialists Session
Monday, Aug. 19
2 – 3 p.m.
3 – 4 p.m. Q&A
Faculty User Labs
Tuesday, Aug. 20
9 a.m. – noon
1 – 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 21
9 a.m. – noon
1 – 4 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 22
9 a.m. – noon
1 – 4 p.m.
New accessibility syllabus statement
August 12, 2019 10:46 am
The university has developed an updated syllabus statement that needs to be included in all course syllabi. Prior versions or variations thereof should no longer be used. Faculty are asked to incorporate the following statement (which has also been provided in an email from Steven Moats, director of Student Accessibility Services) into their syllabi:
Iowa State University is committed to assuring that all educational activities are free from discrimination and harassment based on disability status. Students requesting accommodations for a documented disability are required to work directly with staff in Student Accessibility Services (SAS) to establish eligibility and learn about related processes before accommodations will be identified. After eligibility is established, SAS staff will create and issue a Notification Letter for each course listing approved reasonable accommodations. This document will be made available to the student and instructor either electronically or in hard-copy every semester. Students and instructors are encouraged to review contents of the Notification Letters as early in the semester as possible to identify a specific, timely plan to deliver/receive the indicated accommodations. Reasonable accommodations are not retroactive in nature and are not intended to be an unfair advantage. Additional information or assistance is available online at www.sas.dso.iastate.edu, by contacting SAS staff by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 515-294-7220. Student Accessibility Services is a unit in the Dean of Students Office located at 1076 Student Services Building.
Faculty invited to join new water resources learning community
August 12, 2019 9:04 am
Water touches all disciplines, requiring many perspectives to solve complex water resource management problems and making it a top priority for many interdisciplinary research opportunities. The Iowa Water Center invites faculty from the arts and sciences at Iowa State University to join the Water Scholars Faculty Learning Community for the 2019-2020 academic year. Faculty will be assigned to small, subject-diverse groups that will meet once a month for professional development and group-work exercises to explore each other’s disciplines.
Learning community topics include science communication to the public and policymakers; building competitive, diverse research teams; grant writing; and arts and the environment. Up to 40 ISU faculty will be selected to join the faculty learning community. Submit a statement of interest online by 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16. Questions? Contact program coordinator Hanna Bates.
This project is made possible by support from the CEAH-OVPR New Explorations grant to support faculty research on campus.
Registration open through July 22 for NSF workshop on sustainable urban systems in the Mississippi River watershed
July 9, 2019 1:30 pm
Registration is open for a Aug. 12-13 workshop on “Developing a Convergence SUS (Sustainable Urban Systems) Agenda for Redesigning the Urban-Rural Interface along the Mississippi River Watershed.” Ulrike Passe and Kimberly Zarecor, associate professors of architecture, and Janette Thompson, Morrill Professor of natural resource ecology and management, received a $50,000 National Science Foundation grant for the workshop at the ISU Alumni Center, which will focus on relationships and connectivity among urban and rural landscapes and communities in the 1.2 million-square-mile Mississippi River watershed. Cost is $30 for faculty, researchers and professionals and $20 for students. Registration deadline is Monday, July 22. If you plan to present a poster, indicate this on your registration and submit your poster abstract on or before Thursday, Aug. 1.
Artists sought for large-scale murals
July 9, 2019 10:05 am
The Ames Community Arts Council seeks artists to create large-scale murals intended to demonstrate the creative spirit of the Ames community and showcase local and regional artists. Individual artists and teams of artists may apply. Applications are due Wednesday, July 31, with the selected artists notified by Saturday, Aug. 3. The goal is a mid-October completion. The inaugural two sites for the council’s Back Alley Gallery series are:
- Morning Bell Coffee Roasters, 111 Main St. (20′ x 20′). The staff is hoping for a mural that’s colorful, inspiring and urban.
- Loading dock area of Stephens Auditorium (18’x 20′). Iowa State Center staff are looking for a vibrant mural depicting the diversity and culture of the performing arts as Stephens Auditorium celebrates its 50th birthday in September.
Foundation’s Cardinal Sheet becomes web-based July 1
June 27, 2019 11:53 am
The Cardinal Sheet, the ISU Foundation’s proposal routing form to secure departmental, college and university approvals to request gift funding from a foundation, corporation or other non-government source, will switch from a PDF form to a web-based process on Monday, July 1. College pre-award teams can assist with completing the form; the foundation also has instructions and an FAQ online. Questions may be directed to the foundation relations team.
Octagon Art Festival applications due June 30
June 17, 2019 11:44 am
The Octagon Center for the Arts is accepting applications to participate in the 49th Octagon Art Festival from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, in downtown Ames. Artists 18 and older may apply to exhibit original work in fine art or fine craft for a $20 nonrefundable jury fee. A panel of three jurors also will perform on-site judging for cash purchase awards on the day of the festival; three honorable mentions of $100 each and one Best of Show of $150 will be presented to the winning artists. Apply online by Sunday, June 30.
Position statements sought by June 8 for workshop on redesigning the rural-urban interface in the Mississippi River watershed
May 23, 2019 5:46 pm
Three Iowa State University researchers — Ulrike Passe and Kimberly Zarecor, associate professors of architecture, and Janette Thompson, Morrill Professor of natural resource ecology and management — have received a $50,000 National Science Foundation grant for a workshop on “Redesigning the Urban-Rural Interface (RURI) along the Mississippi Watershed.” Scheduled for Aug. 12–13, the workshop is intended to guide development of a sustainable urban systems research and action agenda for mid-sized metropolitan areas within the Mississippi River watershed, with a focus on relationships and connectivity among urban and rural landscapes and communities. Over two days, participants will explore the impacts of climate variability, infrastructure design and population dynamics within the network of cities in the watershed, with the goal of developing transdisciplinary research and actions to address large-scale problems such as nutrient runoff, erosion, flooding, heat island effects and urban sprawl. The organizers seek position statements from potential speakers; for guaranteed consideration, statements should be submitted online by Saturday, June 8.
Application deadline for summer NSF I-Corps cohort is May 30
May 20, 2019 9:12 am
Graduate students, postdocs and faculty eager to turn their innovations into real-world solutions that benefit society are encouraged to apply for Iowa State’s National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) summer cohort. Applications are due by Friday, May 30. Teams that are accepted into the program and participate in all sessions are eligible to receive a mini-grant of up to $3,000 to support customer discovery efforts. More information is available online or by contacting email@example.com.
Faculty invited to join new learning communities this fall
May 17, 2019 8:10 am
The Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities and the Office of the Vice President for Research have awarded $1,000 in seed funds to five new faculty learning communities to further develop their outreach efforts beginning in fall 2019. Faculty are invited to participate in these learning communities and think about others they would like to initiate. The goal is “to develop an ecosystem of faculty collaborators who will eventually take their work and interests to the next level, such as publish articles, develop symposia, apply for grants, create courses or generate other scholarly output,” said CEAH director Carlton Basmajian, associate professor of community and regional planning. Contact the learning community faculty leaders for more information.
Wellmark Foundation Small MATCH Grant applications
May 13, 2019 1:47 pm
The Wellmark Foundation is accepting applications for its small Matching Assets to Community Health (MATCH) grants. The small MATCH grants are for up to $25,000 and must be matched at 50 percent with cash or in-kind contributions (at least one-half of the matching support must be in cash). Projects should help create safe and healthy environments that encourage physical activity and access to and consumption of nutritious foods now and for generations to come. Applications are available online and must be submitted by Friday, June 7. View previous MATCH grant project online.
Workday training available for faculty, staff and graduate students
May 13, 2019 1:46 pm
Workday training is now live, with 49 computer-based and instructor-led courses available for Iowa State employees across campus. Messages have gone out that highlight how to find the training you may need depending on your role at the university. Visit the WorkCyte website and click on “Ready, Set, Learn!” to find the courses recommended for you, and register through Learn@ISU. Computer-based courses are available 24/7, and you do not have to complete them in a single sitting. Google Chrome is recommended, as other browsers may experience resolution issues. Be sure to complete training prior to the July 1 go-live date if you need to access and navigate the system right away in July. Otherwise, be sure to do so before fall classes start in August.
Queer Abstraction celebration call for artists
April 24, 2019 9:41 am
The Des Moines Art Center invites local LGBTQ+ identifying artists and performers, working solo or collaboratively, to a submit proposals for two different pop-up opportunities during the opening of its Queer Abstraction exhibition from 7–10 p.m. Saturday, June 1. The first is to create an interactive art activity to engage guests of all ages in the museum lobby during the event. The second is to create an immersive pop-up installation to commemorate their Queer Abstraction experience.
Two-three art activity proposals will be selected and each artist will receive a $150 honorarium. One installation proposal will be selected, and the artist will receive a $300 honorarium. More information and submission form is available online. Entries must be submitted digitally by 11:59 p.m. Thursday, May 9. Selected artists will be notified by Monday, May 13. Contact Julia Mason Gray with questions, (515) 271-0327.
Cardinal Women professional development opportunity
April 24, 2019 8:55 am
Applications are being accepted for Cardinal Women, a free professional growth opportunity for women* who are faculty and Professional & Scientific staff at Iowa State. Participants will engage in discussions designed to foster leadership development, goal orientation and purpose in their personal and professional spheres. The curriculum involves a monthly gathering that will include large and small-group discussions and short written and/or video resources to be viewed prior to the gathering. Topics will include identifying and silencing the inner critic, discovering and utilizing your inner mentor, communication-style strategies, approaches to negotiation and how to support and affirm women in our community.
Note: This group is designed to support faculty and staff who identify as women, including cisgender, trans, of trans experience, etc. Sessions will be held from 2:10–4 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 14, Sept. 11, Oct. 2, Nov. 13 and Dec. 11. Participation at all sessions is preferred; if you there is a date you know you have a conflict please describe that in your statement of interest. Apply online through Friday, May 17. Selection will be announced Monday, July 1. Questions? Contact Tera Lawson or Denise Williams-Klotz.
Research-focused WorkCyte/ISD forum scheduled April 16
April 15, 2019 9:54 am
Faculty and staff researchers are invited to attend a research-focused WorkCyte/Improved Service Delivery (ISD) forum from noon–2 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. This is an opportunity for principal investigators and research teams to learn more about how managing sponsored awards will be affected by the transition in campus systems (WorkCyte) and staff support (finance and HR) that will occur on July 1. You will be able to get information and answers to questions specific to your needs as a funded researcher.
The forum will begin with overview and Q&A panel; however, you may arrive at any time and need not attend the full two-hour session. There will be different stations with different functions so you can focus on the unique needs of your research programs. Staff who help manage sponsored awards are also invited to attend with the researchers you support. Register online for this free event at Learn@ISU. Questions may be submitted anytime to Workcyte_Change@iastate.edu or through the WorkCyte website, which offers the option to remain anonymous. The ISD project uses these questions to identify issues and build out FAQs to support the campus during this transition.
Register NIH proposal workshop and consultation
April 4, 2019 8:53 am
The Office of the Vice President for Research will host a “National Institutes of Health Proposal Workshop” from 9–10 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, in 206 Durham. Norbert Tavares, program manager at the NIH-NCL Center for Strategic Science Initiatives and a 2017-19 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellow, will talk about NIH funding mechanisms, common things to know about submitting proposals, available tools and more. A question-and-answer period will follow the presentation. Register online.
A limited number of 20-minute, one-on-one consultations with Tavares also are available after the presentation. These will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up online.
Apply to participate in Ames Area Studio Tour
April 4, 2019 8:44 am
The Ames Community Arts Council seeks applicants for the 2019 Ames Area Studio Tour scheduled Saturday, Oct. 12 (10 a.m.–4 p.m.), and Sunday, Oct. 13 (noon–4 p.m.). This is open to all types of studios — visual arts, recording, dance, radio, etc. The public will be invited to a “behind the scenes” look at how art/design/performance is created in this self-guided tour. The application fee is $75 for ACAC members or $125 for non-members. Applications are due Monday, April 29. Up to 20 artists/studios will be accepted. Apply online, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a hard copy of the application.
Road closure April 1-4
April 1, 2019 7:48 am
The drive on the west side of Town Engineering will be closed from 6 a.m. Monday, April 1, through 5 p.m. Thursday, April 4, to repair two areas of failing pavement. Access to Lot 10 and Lot 11 and a single lane of access to the Town loading dock will be maintained. Through traffic should use Hyland Avenue as an alternate route.
Register for ISU Innovation Prize competition
March 19, 2019 9:57 am
The Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship and the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative are co-hosting an incentive competition called the ISU Innovation Prize for dynamic problem-solvers, thinkers and aspiring entrepreneurs. The event will take place Friday evening, April 5, through Saturday, April 6, at the ISU Economic Development Core Facility at the ISU Research Park. This year’s competition theme is “Innovation at Iowa State.” Participants will develop innovative solutions in three focus areas:
- AgTech: How do we increase productivity of the global agricultural system with less negative impact on land, energy, water and Mother Earth?
- EdTech: How do we design and reinvent learning for a better experience (quality and value) in an age of accelerating technology?
- Global Impact: How do we improve the quality of life and continue to help solve urgent issues all around the globe?
Brian McClendon, serial entrepreneur, will kick off the weekend with a keynote address from 4–5 p.m. Friday, April 5, in the Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall. He will share anecdotes on applied machine learning and discuss his work with Google, Uber and various startups. The talk will also feature a sneak-peek inside Iowa State’s new Student Innovation Center.
ISU ADVANCE offers two sessions of workshop on faculty as strategic change agents
March 8, 2019 2:34 pm
ISU ADVANCE will offer a workshop on “Faculty with Multiple Identities as Strategic Agents to Institutional Change” on Tuesday, April 16, in the Memorial Union Campanile Room. Nancy “Rusty” Barcelo will share her professional journey as a Chicana administrator who has been a change agent at the highest levels of academia. Barcelo is the special assistant for diversity, equity and inclusion to the chancellor of the University of Illinois and former president of Northern New Mexico College.
This interactive workshop will focus on how diversity alters our conversations and transforms how we teach, learn and know. Discussion and sharing will be encouraged. Practical strategies will be identified to take back to departments.
Two identical sessions (morning and afternoon) will be offered on the same topic: 9:30–11 a.m. or 1–2:30 p.m. Participants can select the session that works best for them. Register online via Learn@ISU by 5 p.m. Monday, April 8.
NEH Summer Stipend pre-proposals due March 25
March 8, 2019 2:25 pm
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences or both. The $6,000 awards support two consecutive summer months of full-time work on a humanities project at any stage of development.
Iowa State may submit only two applications to NEH each year. Pre-proposals for an internal competition must be submitted online by 5 p.m. Monday, March 25. Contact Sandra Norvell with questions.
Call for posters, exhibits and demos on the integration of arts, humanities and STEMM in higher ed
March 8, 2019 2:13 pm
“Branches from the Same Tree: A National Convening on the Integration of Arts, Humanities and STEMM in Higher Education” will take place from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday, April 12, at the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in Washington, DC. Register online.
Faculty and students are invited to submit posters and interactive exhibits of integrative courses, projects and/or activities at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Innovative ideas that have been implemented on campus or are planned in the future are welcomed. Work that demonstrates the interaction between the arts and humanities with science, engineering and medicine is of particular interest. See submission guidelines.
The NAS also invites demos on integrative courses that have been designed and implemented on campus. Faculty members from all disciplines who have taught courses integrating arts or humanities with science, engineering or medicine are welcomed. Submissions of posters, exhibits and course demos are due by Friday, March 15. Questions may be directed to Irene Ngun.
SVPP offers repeat of faculty workshop on the ‘public classroom’
March 5, 2019 8:22 am
Seemingly every week, university faculty members come under fire for statements or material presented in the classroom. The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost will offer a repeat of its annual faculty workshop, “The ‘Public Classroom,'” from 2–3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, in the Memorial Union Campanile Room. Faculty are invited to join university counsel Michael Norton for a review of the current environment and its implications for freedom of speech and academic freedom. Light refreshments will be provided.
Register for this free event through Learn@ISU. Log in using your NetID and password, then select the Course Catalog from the menu, scroll to SVPP events, click List Events and register.
Workday forum for faculty
March 4, 2019 12:01 pm
A forum designed specifically for faculty will provide a targeted look at how Workday and improved service delivery (ISD) will affect their teaching, research and extension work. Five sessions of the same faculty forum are scheduled:
- 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Thursday, March 14 (MU Sun Room)
- 10 a.m. – noon Tuesday, March 26 (MU Sun Room)
- 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, March 26 (MU Sun Room)
- 10 a.m. – noon Tuesday, April 2 (MU Sun Room)
- 9:30 – 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 3 (MU Great Hall)
Administrative leaders will open each forum with a brief overview of Workday and ISD, followed by a breakout session of interactive table-topic stations. Refreshments will be provided. Register online via Learn@ISU; type “WorkCyte faculty forum” in the keyword search.
Foreign Travel Grant proposals due March 15
March 1, 2019 2:18 pm
Foreign Travel Grant proposals for the travel period of June 3, 2019, through Jan. 31, 2020, are due from departments to the Dean’s Office by 5 p.m. Friday, March 15. Submit the original copy only with department chair signature. This is an internal college deadline to allow the Research, Extension and Outreach Council to review applications prior to submission to the university.
Emerging leader application deadline extended to March 15
February 28, 2019 11:52 am
The nomination deadline for the Emerging Leaders Academy‘s 2019-20 cohort has been extended to March 15. ELA, sponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost, fosters leadership development of faculty and professional and scientific staff serving in leadership roles — or those who aspire to be. Information about eligibility criteria and the nomination process is online. Questions may be directed to ELA co-directors Katharine Hensley or Rod Bagley.
Learn about early career award opportunities at Feb. 28 seminar
February 22, 2019 10:55 am
The Office of the Vice President for Research will host a seminar on “Early Career Foundation Awards” from 8:30 – 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Memorial Union Cardinal Room. The seminar will provide an overview of early career awards, focusing on awards from private foundations; information on the ISU Foundation and how it can help you pursue funding; and other early-career awards offered by the federal government. Iowa State faculty who have received early career awards will share their stories of how the awards helped shape their careers. Register online.
Design Thinking Research Social scheduled March 13
February 19, 2019 8:38 am
The College of Design Research, Extension and Outreach Council invites faculty, scholars, administrators and professionals from all disciplines to explore the application of design thinking beyond disciplinary boundaries, share knowledge and identify synergies around design thinking at the Design Thinking Research Social from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, in the Beckman Forum, lower level, King Pavilion. The event will include a panel discussion and small breakout sessions focused on developing future research collaborations. Refreshments will be served. Questions may be directed to Ulrike Passe or Tejas Dhadphale.
Faculty workshop on documenting research impact and increasing visibility
February 18, 2019 9:16 am
The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost, the Office of the Vice President for Research and the ISU Library will host a faculty workshop on “Documenting Your Research Impact and Increasing Visibility” from 3 – 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the Memorial Union Cardinal Room. The session will cover introductory impact metrics and sources (including journal impact factors and altmetrics); how to identify who is citing your work and create reports in Web of Science and Scopus; and methods for increasing scholarly visibility such as Google Scholar and ORCiD profiles, Digital Repository @ISU and open access publishing. Register through Learn@ISU.
Register for ISCORE events
February 12, 2019 8:16 am
The 19th annual Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE) will be from 8:15 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday, March 1, at the Memorial Union. This year’s keynote speaker is Vernon Wall, director of business development for LeaderShape Inc., and president and founder of One Better World. All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend and/or volunteer; registration is free. A half-day professional development preconference for university employees, designed to enhance understanding and sensitivity to cultural differences, will be from 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, also at the Memorial Union). Registration is free and also required; lunch is included.
Register for Business of Art Conference
February 7, 2019 2:50 pm
The Ames Community Arts Council and the Octagon Center for the Arts will co-host the Business of Art Conference from noon – 5 p.m. Friday, March 1, and 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Octagon. Intended for visual artists at all stages of their careers, this event will offer insight into numerous topics, including online and gallery sales, art festivals and entrepreneurship, and artist self-care and career development. In addition to professional development sessions, the conference will include networking opportunities throughout the day, giving participants the chance to talk one-on-one with speakers and each other.
The keynote address will be presented by world-renowned artist and ISU alumnus Jeremy Caniglia (BFA 1993 Art & Design – Drawing, Painting, Printmaking). Registration is $75 for professional artists and $50 for students, plus meals. A limited number of scholarships are available for students who are willing to volunteer to assist with the event. Register online.
Register for annual Iowa State Research Day
February 5, 2019 1:26 pm
The third annual Iowa State Research Day will be from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at the ISU Memorial Union. The event will include a keynote address on contemporaneous issues in data sharing, data management and open data; a poster, exhibit, creative scholarship and research art session; four-minute lightning talks; a storytelling session; and a resource fair. Register online to participate in this free event.
I-Corps application deadline extended to Feb. 8
February 5, 2019 1:13 pm
Iowa State’s I-Corps Site program aims to embed a stronger and more pervasive culture of entrepreneurship and innovation across the entire campus community. The ISU I-Corps Site acts as a training ground for faculty, postdoctoral, graduate and undergraduate students to learn how to increase the impact of their research and technology by exploring its commercial potential. The deadline to submit applications for the spring 2019 I-Corps Site Program is Friday, Feb. 8.
Green Dot bystander training is Feb. 7
February 4, 2019 8:30 am
Faculty and staff are invited to participate in bystander training for Green Dot, a campus initiative to identify and reduce power-based personal violence. Green dots are words, behaviors and attitudes that promote safety for everyone. The three-hour session provides employees with knowledge, skills and key behaviors to integrate in classrooms and offices. Register via Learn@ISU (search “GDOT”) to enroll in the final session for spring semester, which will be from 1 – 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Memorial Union Oak Room.
Design Career Fair and 40th anniversary reception
February 4, 2019 8:25 am
The annual Design Career Fair will be held from noon – 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Memorial Union. Ninety employers have registered and more than 100 College of Design alumni are expected to return to represent their firms. Faculty are asked to encourage students to participate.
Faculty and staff also are invited to celebrate the college’s 40th anniversary with alumni and firm representatives at a reception immediately following the career fair in the MU Campanile Room. 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.
Service-learning conference applications due Feb. 1
January 28, 2019 8:35 am
Iowa’s three regent universities are partnering to offer an Engaged Faculty Institute on Service-Learning May 22-23. The institute is for faculty who want to incorporate service-learning into a class but aren’t sure where to begin, as well as faculty who have tried service-learning but seek assistance optimizing the experience. Service-learning incorporates community work into the curriculum, giving students real-world learning experiences that enhance academic learning while providing a tangible benefit for the community. More information, including the application, is available on the CELT website. Applications are due by noon Friday, Feb. 1.
Workshops offered for term faculty
January 28, 2019 8:23 am
The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost will host “Advancing Your Career at ISU,” a workshop sharing best practices for putting together a portfolio, opportunities for faculty to to be more engaged as your careers develop and information on the new term faculty tracks. A session for lecturers and senior lecturers will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, in the Memorial Union Oak Room. A session for adjunct, clinical and research-track faculty will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, in the MU Campanile Room. Read more and register online
Student Employee of the Year nominations
January 28, 2019 8:16 am
Nominations for the 2019 ISU Student Employee of the Year award are due by 11:59 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4. Nominees must be undergraduates employed part time on campus for a minimum of six months between June 1, 2018, and May 31, 2019 (anticipated). They will be assessed for reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism and unique contributions to the employer. The nomination form and instructions are in the OneApp system, which allows one student employee nominee per nominator. All nominees will be honored at a March 5 ceremony. Questions may be directed to Erin Schwartz, 294-01012, or Julie Arnold, 294-0103.
Spring 2019 college faculty-staff meeting schedule
January 18, 2019 1:54 pm
The College of Design faculty-staff meetings for spring semester will be from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 11, Feb. 25, March 25 and April 22, in 130 Design. These meetings have been added to the college’s online calendar and will be announced in the “This Week in the College of Design” e-blast for faculty and staff. Agendas will be emailed in advance and included in the weekly e-blast.
Fulbright Scholars Program Workshop
January 18, 2019 1:43 pm
Kaitlin Jewett, outreach and recruitment officer at the Institute of International Education, will offer a workshop on Fulbright Scholars Program opportunities from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, in the Memorial Union Oak Room. Topics will include teaching, research and flexible opportunities; tips on how to craft a competitive application; the Outreach Lecturing Fund and the Scholar-in-Residence Program. Faculty may also reserve a 30-minute slot to visit with Jewett from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and from 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 11. To register, email Megan Peterson by Wednesday, Feb. 6.
CEAH Research and Symposium Grant proposal deadlines
January 18, 2019 1:38 pm
Faculty are invited to submit proposals for Research Grants and Symposium Grants offered by the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities. Three different types of research support are available: Summer Research Support for Assistant Professors ($5,000), Course Release Support (negotiated with the applicant’s college) and Grant Account ($2,000 – $6,000) for expenses such as hourly research assistance, equipment and research-related travel. See the 2019 Research Grants Call for Proposals for details.
Symposium Grant funds of $2,000 – $10,000 are available to support the creation of artistic and scholarly conferences, symposia or seminars on the Iowa State campus that will attract significant national attention and bring recognition to the scholarly work being done by ISU’s arts and humanities faculty. See the 2019 CEAH Symposium Grant Guidelines for details.
Proposals for both Research Grants and Symposium Grants must be submitted online by 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7.
Big 12 Faculty Fellowship applications
January 18, 2019 1:32 pm
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, applications are due to the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost by noon Friday, Feb. 1.
NCFDD spring 2019 webinars
January 15, 2019 1:07 pm
Iowa State University is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD), which is dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers. Our institutional membership provides all graduate students, postdocs and faculty with access to NCFDD’s member resources, including a weekly Monday Motivator email, monthly core curriculum webinars and guest expert webinars, access to multi-week courses, moderated monthly writing challenges, a private discussion forum and more.
The NCFDD’s spring 2019 webinar calendar offers a range of topics, from managing multiple roles (Wednesday, Jan. 16) to aligning time with priorities (Thursday, Feb. 14) to developing a daily writing practice (Thursday, March 14) to crafting a successful book proposal (Tuesdays, March 19, March 26, April 2, April 9) to mastering academic time management (Thursday, April 11). You can register at the links provided or activate your membership and then register.
Donate gently used professional attire to pop-up shop for students
January 7, 2019 5:05 pm
The multicultural liaison officers from the seven undergraduate colleges hosted the first #SquadCare Pop-up Shop for Business Attire in spring 2018. That first pop-up shop helped 70 students prepare for career fairs, interviews, internships, professional conferences and jobs. The fall 2018 pop-up shop helped more than 150 students! With the spring 2019 career fair season on the horizon, the MLOs hope to help even more Cyclones look sharp for the hundreds of employers who will be on campus this semester.
Please consider donating gently used professional attire and accessories to the #SquadCare Pop-Up Shop for Business Attire scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, in 1009 Lebaron Hall. 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 leadership development classes
January 7, 2019 9:30 am
University Human Resources has scheduled its spring slate of leadership development series. Participants may register now via Learn@ISU and up to the day before each series begins. Offerings include:
- Energize Your Leadership Process (six-part series), begins Tuesday, Jan. 15, and ends Tuesday, March 26 (9 a.m.-noon)
- Understanding, Handling and Championing Change (four-part series), begins Thursday, Jan. 17, and ends Wednesday, Feb. 27 (9-11 a.m.)
- Leadership at Any Level (five-part series), begins Tuesday, April 9, and ends Tuesday, May 28 (9 a.m.-noon)
Applications are open for Iowa Lakeside Lab Artist-in-Residence Program
January 2, 2019 10:36 am
The Iowa Lakeside Laboratory Artist-in-Residence Program invites artists, musicians, composers and performers of all genres to apply for a two- to four-week summer residency between May 26 and July 13, 2019. Lakeside Lab is a biological field station and nature preserve located in the northwest region of Iowa. The residency program is offered with an eye toward Long Term Ecological Reflections, a national partnership between biological field stations that supports thoughtful relationships between art and science.
Residencies include housing, three meals per day and studio space. Artists working in any medium are encouraged to apply. Accepted artists are responsible for transportation to the lab and for bringing their own tools and supplies. Apply online by Friday, March 1. Email AIR Director Alex Braidwood with questions.
Administrative office entrance closed week of Jan. 7
December 21, 2018 2:02 pm
Beginning Monday, Jan. 7, the Administrative Services Office entrance (146 Design) will be closed for construction/remodeling. All employees and guests will be asked to enter through the Dean’s Office (134 Design). Hope Kepler will be seated at the front desk where Betsy Edler typically sits. Remodeling should be complete and the ASO should be able to reopen for the start of spring-semester classes on Monday, Jan. 14.
ISD Job Showcase scheduled Jan. 8
December 20, 2018 9:27 am
Iowa State employees and supervisors interested in learning more about specialist positions in finance and human resources can drop by as schedules allow during the ISD Job Showcase from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Memorial Union. Top administrators in human resources and finance will be available to provide information and field questions about the specialist positions in their areas. No preregistration is required; participants will need to check in with their ISU card or employee ID number at the registration table outside the Sun Room west entrance.
Finalized position descriptions will be available by Friday, Dec. 21, on WorkCyte’s ISD website. A preview of the employee interest survey used to help match staff with specialist positions will be available before the job showcase, then posted Jan. 9-18 for employees to complete online.
Bridging the Divide seed grant information session
December 18, 2018 9:55 am
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.
This grant seeks to create an interdisciplinary team of faculty from design, arts, humanities and social sciences. 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.
Digital Humanities Summer Institute Registration Award applications due Jan. 19
December 17, 2018 4:19 pm
The Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities will award five free conference registrations to the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, in June 2019. Applicants may be Iowa State faculty, staff or full-time graduate students who are already working on or have an interest in some aspect of digital humanities as encompassed by DHSI programs. Applications must be submitted electronically in a single PDF file to Sue Shiptalo by 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19. Please read the RFP carefully and do not register with DHSI before receiving the registration award code.
Presidential Interdisciplinary Research Initiative pre-proposals due Jan. 15
December 17, 2018 4:12 pm
The Presidential Interdisciplinary Research Initiative (PIRI) provides up to three years of funding for larger interdisciplinary teams for integrated research efforts with a clear vision of fundamental advances, new discoveries or technological developments having state, national and global economic and societal impact. More information is available on the Office of the Vice President for Research’s Grants Hub. Pre-proposals must be submitted online by Tuesday, Jan. 15. Invitations for full proposals will be sent Tuesday, Feb. 1, with a submission deadline of Monday, March 18.
Register for annual P&S conference
December 17, 2018 8:25 am
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. Sessions will focus on cultivating professional as well as personal development on topics related to leadership, health and wellness, professional resources and human interactions. Experience growth, encouragement and positive social interactions with your colleagues while gaining skills and knowledge you can use. Registration is $100 through Monday, Jan. 28, and $120 from Jan. 29 to Feb. 12. Additional information, including the registration site, is online.
Proposals sought for 2019-2020 ReACT Exhibition Series
December 14, 2018 4:48 pm
The University Museums, in partnership with the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Senior Vice President for Finance and University Services, invites proposals for the ReACT Exhibition Series to be resumed at the Christian Petersen Art Museum for fall 2019 and spring 2020. Focused on offering engagement opportunities that foster social relevance and address provocative and challenging issues that arise on campus, ReACT exhibitions are intended to be a safe and respectful environment in which to express and explore reactions, opinions and perspectives of national current event issues relevant to the ISU community. Any member of ISU faculty and staff may submit a proposal for the ReACT Exhibition Series.
Proposal applications must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 15. More information on ReACT, the proposal process and selection criteria is available online. Dana Schumacher, University Museums project coordinator, is available to answer questions regarding exhibition collaboration, theme suggestions, how to recommend an interested colleague and other details.
Instructors sought for TAG summer camps
December 10, 2018 10:35 am
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 Jan. 18, 2019. For more information or to submit a proposal, visit the instructor proposal website. Questions may be directed to Kody Henke, 294-5689. The summer camp programs are:
- Adventures (week 1 June 17-21, week 2 June 24-28), grades 3-6
- Discoveries (June 10-13), grades 7-8
- Explorations (week 1 July 7-12, week 2 July 14-19), grades 9-11
Share your thoughts on Campustown business lineup
December 10, 2018 10:32 am
The Campustown Action Association is conducting a survey to find out what services and businesses users think are missing from the neighborhood. ISU faculty and staff are an audience the group would like to hear from. Take the four-question survey online before the end of December.
Foreign travel grant proposals due Dec. 14
December 10, 2018 10:29 am
Foreign travel grant proposals for the travel period of March 1 to Oct. 31, 2019, to are due from departments to the administrative office by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14. This is an internal deadline to provide the college’s Research, Extension and Outreach Council time to review and forward proposals for consideration at the university level.
College-wide in-service diversity workshop scheduled Jan. 10
December 10, 2018 10:19 am
The College of Design is committed to fostering a safe and welcoming environment for all community members. As part of this commitment, the college will host an in-service diversity workshop for faculty, staff and graduate students from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, in Kocimski Auditorium. “Expanding Diversity Perspectives” will focus on strategies that foster an appreciation for and commitment to honoring diversity, equity and inclusion within and beyond the classroom and studio. Margo Foreman, assistant vice president in the ISU Office of Equal Opportunity, will present the program; more information will be shared closer to the event.
If you would like help setting up multifactor authentication on your laptop, college IT staff will be available before and after the workshop, from 8:30 to 9 a.m. and 11:30 to 12 p.m., to walk you through the process. Please note that multifactor authentication will be required as of March 1.
DATUM silent auction donations
December 6, 2018 1:17 pm
DATUM, a student architectural publication, seeks donations of work from students, faculty and community members for a silent auction in January. 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, closing at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23. Proceeds will support publication and distribution of the current DATUM student journal, titled “END,” as well as bringing guest speakers to campus and providing opportunities for discussion and celebration. Works can be submitted from noon to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, or Tuesday, Jan. 15, in the Lightfoot Forum (atrium), or you can contact email@example.com for other options.
TEDxIowaStateUniversity call for speakers
December 3, 2018 9:29 am
The Student Activities Center seeks speakers for TEDxIowaStateUniversity, scheduled April 9, 2019. TEDx was created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading.” TEDxIowaStateUniversity is intended to help spread the ideas of students, educators, researchers and Ames community members. Speaker proposals should include the 2019 theme “Breaking Barriers” and encompass new ideas originating in our community, an interesting argument, a change in perception, etc. Learn more and apply online by Friday, Jan. 4.
Women Impacting ISU calendar recognition
November 30, 2018 4:52 pm
The 12 women honored by the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics in its 13th annual Women Impacting ISU calendar will be recognized in a ceremony from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. A half-hour program will begin at 4 p.m. After the program, copies of the calendar will be distributed for free. Three students, four faculty and five staff members were selected for the calendar, which honors women whose leadership has made a difference at Iowa State. Brenda Jones, university professor of art and visual culture, is among the honorees.
Register now for Project LEA/RN workshop Jan. 8-9
November 30, 2018 4:45 pm
Project LEA/RN will host a workshop in January aimed at training educators to help their students learn the kind of thinking required by professionals to solve complex problems. Faculty, staff and graduate students are welcome. Participants will share insights about the brain based on current research, engage in strategies that promote interaction and deep thinking, and apply them to situations in which they facilitate learning — classes, orientation sessions, extension meetings or other learning situations. The workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily Tuesday-Wednesday, Jan. 8-9, 2019, in 1022 Agronomy. To register or for more information, contact Project LEA/RN director Jan Wiersema, 294-4030.
Advancing One Community Award nominations due Dec. 1
November 27, 2018 11:43 am
Dec. 1 is the nomination deadline for the Advancing One Community Award, which recognizes efforts to create an inclusive university community that embraces justice and equity. Up to three awards may be given in the categories of faculty/staff, student and group, each with a $500 stipend. All current ISU faculty, staff and students, including groups and organizations, are eligible to be nominated. Awards are presented annually in January as part of the university’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.
19th Annual International Postcard Print Exchange call for artists
November 26, 2018 1:40 pm
The University Print Society invites artists to participate in “RISE,” the 19th Annual International Postcard Print Exchange. Any editionable printmaking technique may be used, and the theme may be interpreted any way you wish. All prints should be 4×6 (they can be folded to this size) and mailed individually to bear the markings of travel and the postal service. Submit 13 identical prints to April Katz, University Print Society faculty adviser, by Friday, April 12, 2019. Questions? Contact Katz, firstname.lastname@example.org.
CEAH seeks nominations for Donald R. Benson Memorial Lecture
November 16, 2018 8:20 am
The Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities welcomes nominations for the Donald R. Benson Memorial Lecture on Literature, Science and the Arts to be given during spring 2019. This endowed lecture fund honors Donald Benson, a former ISU English professor who had a long-term interest in the relationship between intellectual disciplines. It is requested that the public lecture embrace the relationship among the disciplines of literature, science and the arts, not merely highlight one of the three areas. Invited Benson speakers are generally in residency for two days, giving one public lecture and meeting with ISU faculty and students in seminars, departmental colloquia or similar events appropriate to the speaker’s areas of research. See the call for nominations, which are due via email to Sue Shiptalo by 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14. Questions may be directed to CEAH director Carlton Basmajian.
Art Mart scheduled Nov. 29-30, Dec. 1
November 16, 2018 8:16 am
The Memorial Union Workspace will host Art Mart, the MU’s annual art sale, Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 1 in the Campanile Room. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday (during WinterFest) and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Support the community of Workspace artists and find one-of-a-kind gifts such as functional pottery; beaded, upcycled and glass jewelry; handmade soaps; paintings; watercolors and a variety of blown glass by the ISU Gaffer’s Guild. By popular demand, Mystery Boxes will be back, filled with treasures donated by Art Mart participants.
Miller Faculty Fellowship applications due Dec. 10
November 16, 2018 7:52 am
Miller Faculty Fellowships provide faculty with opportunities to enhance their scholarly work in the university’s undergraduate academic programs and to develop innovative approaches to enhance student learning. Any faculty member (tenured, tenure-eligible, term) or staff member with a teaching appointment may apply for a fellowship. Proposals are due to Virgene Monthei in the Dean’s Office and to the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching by 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10.
Fall commencement plan follows last year’s
November 12, 2018 9:23 am
Iowa State will hold separate commencement ceremonies next month for undergraduate and graduate students. A Graduate College ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14; an undergraduate ceremony will begin at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, both in Hilton Coliseum. In 2017 the university resumed holding two fall events after seven years of a consolidated celebration. The intent is to offer a meaningful but shorter event for graduating students and their families on the heels of record enrollment and retention rates. College convocations and receptions are spread over Friday and Saturday morning. Final exams will conclude Thursday evening, Dec. 13, with final grade submissions due by 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18.
New library catalog focuses on archive collection
November 12, 2018 9:14 am
CARDinal is a new catalog that provides a way for users to search the Special Collections and University Archives in the University Library. The official launch will occur next summer, but researchers and community members are invited to begin using CARDinal now.
Application process for inclusion initiatives grants is under way
November 12, 2018 9:11 am
Teams planning to apply for funding from the Inclusion Initiatives Grant Program need to submit their intent to apply form online by the end of November. The program, administered by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, awards up to $5,000 for innovative campus initiatives that foster community engagement. Final applications will not be accepted without an intent form. Questions can be emailed to email@example.com. Descriptions of the seven 2018-19 funded initiatives are available on the diversity and inclusion website.
Faculty, staff invited to session on competitive international opportunities for students
November 12, 2018 9:03 am
ISU’s Study Abroad Center invites faculty and staff to learn more about nationally competitive awards for students, including the Boren Awards, during an information session at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in 3534 Memorial Union. It will be repeated at noon in the same location. It will feature a representative of the Institute of International Education, New York City. The Boren Awards offer undergraduate and graduate students opportunities to study abroad and learn less commonly taught languages. After studying abroad, Boren winners are expected to work in national security positions in the U.S. government. Strong applicants for a Boren Award — and other awards — come from diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines, and faculty and staff are needed to encourage students to apply.
Finals week schedule and final grade submission deadline
November 5, 2018 5:20 pm
Based on the overwhelmingly positive feedback received on the Monday-Thursday finals week schedule implemented in spring 2018, finals week this fall semester also will be Monday through Thursday. In parallel with the shortened finals week, final grade submissions will be due to the registrar at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18. (Note that last fall when finals went through noon on Friday, the deadline for grades also was the following Tuesday at 2:15 p.m.) This time frame will allow college student services staff adequate time to work with students who are facing academic challenges, registration changes (i.e., repeating failed classes, pre-req management, etc.), new tuition calculations and financial aid adjustments. Moving forward, provided there are no finals scheduled for Friday, grades will be due the Tuesday afternoon after finals week.
WorkCyte workshops for faculty and staff
November 5, 2018 11:23 am
Faculty and staff are invited to attend workshops designed to provide a preview of Workday and changes pending in areas that may affect you. These are not training sessions but rather offer an opportunity to familiarize yourself with components of Workday so they will not be new to you when training begins in the spring. Several workshops will be offered in 0198 Parks Library in November and December. These are free, but registration is requested through Learn@ISU. Search the WorkCyte catalog for the desired session. Registration closes four days prior to each course date. See the WorkCyte website for regular updates and information, including the workshop schedule.
Octagonal exhibition entries due Nov. 30
November 5, 2018 10:39 am
The Octagon Center for the Arts seeks entries for “Octagonal: The All-Media Exhibit” (formerly called the “Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood National All-Media Exhibit”). There are now eight media categories, and instead of first-, second- and third-place awards overall, one artwork accepted in each category will receive a $150 award. As before, however, one artwork from the entire exhibition will receive the Winifred V. Brown Best of Show award of $1,000. The juror this year will be Jeanine Couple Ryding. Each artist may submit up to three works; the entry fee is $35 for non-members, $30 for members, and submissions are due by Friday, Nov. 30.
ISU ADVANCE to host mid-career faculty workshop on promotion to full professor
November 2, 2018 8:48 am
ISU ADVANCE will host a “Pathways to Promotion” workshop for associate professors who are planning to go up for full professor in the near future. Faculty panelists will talk about preparing their portfolios and the different paths they took to meet the requirements for advancement to full professor. A question-and-answer period will follow. Panelists will include Gloria Jones-Johnson, University Professor of sociology; Balaji Narasimhan, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor of chemical and biological engineering; and Patricial Thiel, Distinguished Professor of chemistry and materials science and engineering. RSVP by Monday, Nov. 12.
Watch for Amazon and other email scams
November 1, 2018 12:24 pm
University email users are seeing a spike in a scam that makes threats and claims to extort email users. The information technology services security team said some emails are set up to look like they are sent from Amazon, asking for electronic payments (bitcoin) to ensure personal information from hacked accounts isn’t shared. The security team advises the use of multifactor authentication (MFA) for professional and personal logins, including Okta, ISU’s identity management platform. Users should not respond to the emails, which can be forwarded or reported to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students can give thanks for great mentors, advisers and teachers through #CyThx
November 1, 2018 12:22 pm
#CyThx, a collaborative effort of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, ISU learning communities and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, provides a month-long opportunity for ISU students — undergrad or grad — to thank someone on campus for making them feel valued. From Nov. 1 to 30, students may fill out an online submission form as many times as they wish. Prior to Dec. 21, the recipient will receive a #CyThx email, with an optional message from the sender. Campus leaders (VPs, deans, chairs, etc.) also will receive notification of who received a #CyThx.
Reception for term faculty is Nov. 29
November 1, 2018 12:21 pm
The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost will host an appreciation reception for term faculty from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, in the Garden Room at Reiman Gardens. Faculty members are asked to register via Learn@ISU by Wednesday, Nov. 21.
Faculty Experience Workgroup to host open forum on Campus Climate Survey
October 26, 2018 4:57 pm
The Faculty Experience Workgroup, led jointly by the Faculty Senate and the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost, is working to identify and take action on issues of concern raised by faculty in the recent Campus Climate Survey. Two open forums were scheduled to solicit faculty input. The second open forum will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in the Memorial Union Pioneer Room. Faculty are asked to take the opportunity to attend, add your voice to the conversation and help Iowa State foster a welcoming, respectful and collegial environment.
The Faculty Experience Workgroup is one of four charged by ISU President Wendy Wintersteen to develop initiatives to improve the experience of undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, faculty, and merit and professional and scientific employees. The workgroup has created a website with resource documents as well as a form where faculty can submit anonymous ideas and feedback.
Register for grant proposal-writing workshop
October 26, 2018 4:23 pm
The Office of the Vice President for Research will host the “Writing Winning Grant Proposals, Phase I” workshop from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. This day-long comprehensive presentation will address both practical and conceptual aspects important to writing competitive grant proposals. Emphasis will be placed on doing the “extra” things that can make the difference between success and failure.
All participants will receive an extensive handout as well as a copy of The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook. The workshop cost is $80, which includes the workbook and lunch. College of Design faculty must have the permission of the department chair to register for this event. Register online.
Nominate a Difference Maker at Iowa State
October 26, 2018 12:52 pm
We all have the power to make a difference, and many individuals on the Iowa State campus have given extensively of themselves on behalf of the university. Iowa State Athletics will recognize these Difference Makers who are having a positive impact by going above and beyond their formal commitments. This program, sponsored by TIAA, will celebrate ISU employees by shining a light on people who teach, invent, inspire, cure, nurture and serve others.
Iowa State employees are invited to nominate each other as Difference Makers. Submissions will be reviewed based on a variety of criteria, including impact, creativity, perseverance and motive. The grand prize winner will receive four tickets to the Iowa State vs. Baylor football game on Nov. 10; the prize includes food and beverage, pre-game field access, a $50 gift card to the team store and an autographed football. Runners-up also will receive four free tickets to the game. Nominate a Difference Maker today!
First-Generation College Celebration scheduled Nov. 8
October 26, 2018 8:08 am
The Council for Opportunity in Education and the Center for First-Generation Student Success have designated Thursday, Nov. 8, as the 2018 First-Generation College Celebration. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ multicultural liaison officer and Diversity and Inclusion Committee will host a #CelebrateFirstGen event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 8 in 302 Catt. Faculty and staff members across the university who were the first in their families to attend college are invited to sign up online to attend the event and share their stories with students.
Workshop on internal funding opportunities and writing a successful application
October 26, 2018 7:56 am
The Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities will host a workshop on “Internal Funding Opportunities and How to Write a Successful Application” from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the Memorial Union Oak Room. This brown-bag lunch session, geared toward the spring 2019 application season, will provide an overview of funding opportunities for research and scholarship goals and offer concrete advice on how to take advantage of these opportunities. Members of the faculty review team will discuss what makes a successful proposal and how they evaluate submissions. All faculty in the arts, design, humanities and social sciences are welcome. For more information, contact CEAH director Carlton Basmajian.
Disability Awareness Week is Oct. 29-Nov. 2
October 26, 2018 7:53 am
Iowa State will observe Disability Awareness Week Oct. 29 through Nov. 2. Events kick off with hot cocoa and goodies from 10:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, in the free speech zone in front of Parks Library. See the complete schedule of events for more information.
Submit proposals for 2019 ISCORE by Nov. 16
October 25, 2018 5:14 pm
The 2019 Thomas L. Hill Iowa State University Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE) will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, March 1, in the Memorial Union. It is free and open to all ISU students, staff and faculty. A pre-conference event, for faculty and staff only, will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, also in the Memorial Union. Registration for both will open in January. Faculty and staff interested in presenting at either conference should submit a presentation proposal by Friday, Nov. 16.
Recognize a P&S colleague with a CYtation award
October 25, 2018 5:13 pm
Nominations for Professional and Scientific Council CYtation Awards are being accepted through Saturday, Dec. 1. Four different awards recognize an employee or employees for a job well done: CYtation Award, Woodin CYtation Award, Team CYtation Award, and Outstanding New Professional and Scientific Council Member CYtation Award. A detailed explanation of each, including who is eligible and nomination instructions, is available on the P&S Council website and in an Oct. 15 email sent to P&S employees.
Student Innovation Center director finalist open forums
October 25, 2018 5:10 pm
David Ringholz, associate professor and chair of industrial design, and James Oliver, University Professor and Larry and Pam Pithan Professor of Mechanical Engineering, are finalists in the internal search for the inaugural director of the Student Innovation Center. The finalists will each hold an open forum for interested students, faculty and staff. The forum for Ringholz will be from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, in the Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall. The forum for Oliver will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, in Kocimski Auditorium.
Business of Art Conference seeks presenters
October 22, 2018 5:13 pm
The Octagon Center for the Arts and the Ames Community Arts Council seek presenters for the first-ever Business of Art Conference scheduled Friday afternoon, March 1, and all day Saturday, March 2, 2019. The keynote speaker will be ISU College of Design alumnus and award-winning artist Jeremy Caniglia. Art professionals, teachers and entrepreneurs interested in being considered as presenters for the professional development sessions should complete the online application by Thursday, Nov. 1. Proposed sessions should be informative and interactive to appeal to visual artists at all levels.
Register for three-part series on Sketchnoting with Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness
October 2, 2018 8:23 am
Faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to register for “Sketchnoting for Visual Notetaking and More,” a three-part workshop series on a pattern-based notetaking strategy that actively engages learners. Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness, assistant professor of industrial design, will demonstrate the essentials of Sketchnoting. Participants will learn the basics, start building your own simple image libraries and discuss ways to implement low-fidelity visual maps of what you see, hear and think. You will leave these sessions with concrete ways to break linear-thinking barriers for yourself and students. The third session in the series will be an open work day/practice session.
Sponsored by the ISU Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, the series meets from 12:10 to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 4, Oct. 11and Oct. 18 in 2030 Morrill. Register online through Learn@ISU. See instructions.
Green Dot bystander training
October 1, 2018 5:33 pm
Faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate students are invited to participate in bystander training for Green Dot, the initiative to identify and reduce power-based personal violence on campus. Green dots are words, attitudes, choices, etc. that promote safety for all. This three-hour session will help you understand “bystander” and equip you with the knowledge, skills and key behaviors to integrate in your classrooms and offices. Register via Learn@ISU (see “Green Dot”) for one of these sessions (more will be added this winter): 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18; 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15.
Additional college faculty-staff meeting scheduled
October 1, 2018 11:37 am
The Liaison Council has added a final college faculty-staff meeting for fall semester from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in 130 Design. This meeting is required to vote on changes to the college’s governance document related to appendices and term faculty updates.
Remaining fall-semester faculty-staff meetings are from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 1, Oct. 29 and Nov. 12, all in 130 Design. These meetings have been added to the college’s online calendar and will be announced in the “This Week in the College of Design” e-blast for faculty and staff. Agendas will be emailed to all faculty and staff in advance and included in the weekly e-blast.
Homecoming buttons and office decorating competition
October 1, 2018 11:02 am
Purchase your official Homecoming button for $5 and eat free on campus during Homecoming week (Oct. 20-26) with your button while supplies last. New this year will be a “Faculty and Staff Only” line so you can eat and return to work more quickly. Find the menu and buy your button online. Questions? Contact Mary Kate Misak.
Back by popular demand, the Homecoming office decorating contest will once again feature a door decoration and an office decoration division. Sign up by Friday, Oct. 12, to participate. Winners will be chosen based on creativity, effort and representation of this year’s Homecoming theme, “This is State.” Judging will take place from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22. Questions? Contact email@example.com.
Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibition seeks volunteer docents
October 1, 2018 10:32 am
The Ames Main Street Cultural District, in partnership with Iowa State University Athletics, is hosting the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibition, Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America, from Sept. 29 through Nov. 11 at several locations around Ames, including the ISU Design on Main Gallery and Octagon Center for the Arts. Volunteers are needed to serve as docents at various venues. More information and volunteer sign-up available online, or contact Cindy Hicks, executive director of the Ames Main Street Cultural District.
RSVP for Earth Observation Day celebration
September 27, 2018 2:46 pm
The ISU GIS Facility, in collaboration with AmericaView, will host the annual Earth Observation Day celebration from 12:15 to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in 248 Durham as part of Earth Science Week. Featured speaker Gregg Hadish, a staff member of ISU GIS Facility and Iowa Natural Resources Conservation Service, will give a hands-on demo of the Iowa Geographic Map Server — a browser-based website for statewide Iowa imagery. The presentation will highlight recent innovations to the map server, including an updated interface as well as many new features and image services. Hadish has been involved with the development of the Iowa Geographic Map Server for nearly 20 years.
Iowa Geographic Map Server hosts statewide Iowa imagery dating back to the 1930s through spring 2018 as well as layers of elevation data (Lidar hillshade, contours), high-resolution land cover data, and historical data including the 1880s General Land Office maps and Andreas Atlas. Many of the layers are available as web services within GIS software. This is one of the most robust, publicly available spatial imagery datasets in the country. This treasure trove of Iowa imagery is waiting to be incorporated into your research. This workshop is for all levels, and there will be time for questions. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP to Amy Logan as computer space is limited.
Call for proposals: P&S professional development conference
September 27, 2018 12:40 pm
The Professional and Scientific Council’s professional development conference subcommittee is seeking presenters — faculty or P&S staff — and recommendations for presenters for the Feb. 26, 2019, conference. Presenters and those recommending a presenter should complete this online form by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5. The subcommittee will review all submissions and announce its selections by Thursday, Nov. 1. Proposals should focus on the personal and professional development of P&S employees in areas such as leadership, health and wellness, professional resources and human interaction. More information is online.
Employee flu shot clinic is Oct. 1-12
September 27, 2018 12:15 pm
ISU WellBeing will sponsor the annual flu shot clinic for Iowa State faculty and staff from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, Oct. 1-12, at 205 Technical and Administrative Services Facility (TASF). A new, one-stop paperless registration process will be in place this year. Employees will check in on an electronic tablet — using their 9-digit university ID number — with the nurse who administers the vaccination. If you haven’t memorized your ID number, remember to take your ISU Card with you. Visitor parking is limited at the clinic, so walking or biking is recommended.
Lectures and Exhibitions Committee seeks funding and space reservation requests
September 24, 2018 9:19 am
The College of Design’s Lectures and Exhibitions Committee seeks requests from faculty, staff and students for funding support and space reservations for events taking place the remainder of fall semester 2018 and for spring semester 2019. Requests will be considered twice per semester, but due to budget constraints it’s recommended that you submit proposals earlier rather than later. The first submission deadline will be 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1. The second deadline this semester will be Thursday, Nov. 15. Submit space reservation request forms to Hope Kepler and funding request forms to Rachel Moylan, both in 146 Design. Please review the funding guidelines carefully prior to submitting your request. (Original hyperlinks have been removed as they are now out of date.)
United Way campaign
September 24, 2018 9:06 am
All faculty and staff should have received a United Way envelope in campus mail last week. Iowa State University seeks to raise $415,000 to support United Way in this year’s campaign. United Way provides assistance in the areas of health, education and financial stability that affects more than 30,000 people in Story County alone. If you are not a Story County resident and would like your donation to go to your county, you can indicate this on your pledge form. Donations help support diverse, need-based programs like the ACCESS, American Red Cross, Boys and Girls Clubs, YSS, Childserve and many more. Please consider returning your pledge form with a one-time donation or a monthly deduction from your paycheck.
CEAH Research and Symposium Grant applications due Oct. 15
September 21, 2018 9:22 am
Monday, Oct. 15, is the deadline to submit proposals for Research Grants and Symposium Grants offered by the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities. Three different types of research support are available: Summer Research Support for Assistant Professors ($5,000), Course Release Support (negotiated with the applicant’s college) and Grant Account ($2,000 – $6,000) for expenses such as hourly research assistance, equipment and research-related travel. See the Fall 2018 Research Grants Call for Proposals (for projects in 2019-2020) for details.
Symposium Grant funds of $2,000 – $10,000 are available to support the creation of artistic and scholarly conferences, symposia or seminars on the Iowa State campus that will attract significant national attention and bring recognition to the scholarly work being done by ISU’s arts and humanities faculty. See the Fall 2018 CEAH Symposium Grant Call for Proposals (for projects in spring and summer 2019) for details.
Proposals for both Research Grants and Symposium Grants must be submitted online by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15.
RSVP for CEAH Fall Reception
September 21, 2018 9:07 am
The Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities (CEAH) will host its annual fall reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in the Beardshear Hall first-floor atrium. Join senior vice president and provost Jonathan Wickert, vice president for research Sarah Nusser, CEAH director Carlton Basmajian, associate professor of community and regional planning, and previous CEAH award-winning faculty including Brent Holland, associate professor of art and visual culture; Katie Padgett-Walsh, associate philosophy and religious studies; and Matthew Sivils, professor of English, at this welcome-back reception for all faculty in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeurves and a cash bar. RSVP online to help with catering counts.
Learn about BNIM Regenerative Design Challenge at Friday Research Seminar
September 21, 2018 8:55 am
BNIM, an award-winning architecture and design firm with offices in Des Moines, Kansas City and San Diego, is sponsoring the BNIM Regenerative Design Challenge to support multidisciplinary research in the areas of sustainability and regenerative design. Funding of $10,000 over one year (2019) is available to faculty and/or staff within the College of Design, including tenured and tenure-track faculty, lecturers, senior lecturers and professional and scientific staff. A minimum of two co-principal investigators must be from two separate College of Design departments.
Kevin Nordmeyer, a principal with BNIM’s Des Moines office, will talk about this new funding opportunity in the brown-bag Friday Research Seminar from 12:10 to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, in 130 Design. Cookies will be provided.
Proposals for the BNIM Regenerative Design Challenge will be due to the associate dean for research and outreach by Thursday, Nov. 1.
Inclusion workshop for faculty
September 20, 2018 2:24 pm
The Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost will host a workshop designed to help faculty identify sources of bias — explicit or implicit — in their interactions with students, colleagues and community members, and to develop mechanisms for addressing unintended bias. “Mission Not-Impossible: Inclusion at a Land-Grant Institution” will be from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the Memorial Union Cardinal Room. The workshop has only two requirements: an inquisitive mind and an electronic device (phone, tablet, laptop) that can connect to the internet. The workshop will be led by Reginald Stewart, vice president for diversity and inclusion, and Jose Rosa, professor of marketing and faculty fellow for diversity and inclusion. Light refreshments will be provided.
To register, go to Learn@ISU and login using your ISU netID and password (top right). Select Course Catalog from the menu (top left) and scroll to SVPP events. Click List Events next to the event you would like to attend and select Enroll in the pop-up window. The event will be added to your menu.
Foreign travel grant proposals due Oct. 5
September 20, 2018 7:43 am
Foreign Travel Grant proposals for the travel period of Nov. 5, 2018, through June 30, 2019, are due from departments to the Dean’s Office by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5. Submit the original copy only with department chair signature. This is an internal college deadline to allow the Research, Extension and Outreach Council to review applications prior to submission to the university.
CELT Faculty Fellow applications due Oct. 15
September 17, 2018 1:23 pm
The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching seeks applications for two CELT Faculty Fellows. These are half-time appointments to begin spring semester 2019 or fall semester 2019. The CELT Programming Faculty Fellow will lead the development of a new Teaching and Learning Academy and provide leadership in the Teaching Partners Program. The CELT SoTL and Assessment Faculty Fellow will lead CELT efforts in the area of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and assessment. Apply via email to Karen Couves by Monday, Oct. 15. Questions may be directed to CELT director Sara Marcketti.
Internal funding opportunities workshop is Sept. 25
September 17, 2018 11:28 am
The Office of the Vice President for Research invites faculty to learn more about some specialized internal funding opportunities at a brown-bag information session from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, in 3155 Marston. Many of these opportunities actively promote and/or require the involvement of design, humanities and social sciences faculty. Funding opportunities to be covered include the Bailey Research Career Development Award, Bridging the Divide seed funding program, Building ISU-UI Research Partnerships Seed Grant Program, Presidential Interdisciplinary Research Initiative (PIRI) and Presidential Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grant Program (PIRS).
Design faculty and staff to be honored at University Awards Ceremony Sept. 14
September 10, 2018 11:55 am
More than 60 Iowa State University faculty and staff will be recognized for their accomplishments in teaching, research, service, student advising, leadership and outreach at the University Awards Ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, in the Great Hall, Iowa State Memorial Union. A reception follows the ceremony. The university community is invited to attend.
Award recipients from the College of Design are Tejas Dhadphale, assistant professor of industrial design, Award for Early Achievement in Teaching; April Eisman, associate professor of art and visual culture, Award for Early Achievement in Research; and Sandra Norvell, program coordinator for the Institute for Design Research and Outreach, Professional and Scientific Excellence Award.
Fall 2018 college faculty-staff meeting schedule
September 10, 2018 9:55 am
The College of Design faculty-staff meetings for fall semester will be from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 17, Oct. 1 and Oct. 29, in 130 Design. These meetings have been added to the college’s online calendar and will be announced in the “This Week in the College of Design” e-blast for faculty and staff. Agendas will be included in the weekly e-blast.
City seeks public input on improving Welch Avenue
September 6, 2018 8:49 am
City of Ames staff will host an open house this afternoon, Sept. 6, to gather input on planned improvements to the 100-block of Welch Avenue (between Lincoln Way and Chamberlain Avenue). The street will be reconstructed in 2019-20. The open house will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Ames Public Library auditorium, 515 Douglas Ave. There is no formal presentation, but different streetscape options will be available for people to view, with variations in features such as sidewalks, bike lanes, vegetation and on-street parking. Individuals also may complete the city’s Welch Avenue online survey through Sept. 16.
Instructors needed for middle school TAG conferences in November
September 4, 2018 10:37 am
The Office of Admissions’ early outreach program seeks outstanding faculty, graduate students, staff and student organizations to provide an interesting and dynamic 45-minute workshop for 6th- through 8th-grade students during its Investigation Series, a conference for gifted middle school students to explore new interest areas through hands-on and engaging sessions. More information, including conference dates and times, and the proposal form are online. Proposals are due Friday, Sept. 14. Qestions may be directed to Crystal Rexius, 294-7786.
FPDA proposals due Oct. 1
August 31, 2018 7:45 am
Faculty Professional Development Assignments (FPDAs) allow faculty members time to advance work on research and scholarship that is difficult or impossible to perform in conjunction with on-campus responsibilities. FPDA proposals from College of Design faculty for the 2019-2020 academic year are due to the Dean’s Office by Monday, Oct. 1.
Fulbright Scholars Program extended deadline
August 31, 2018 7:41 am
- Distinguished Chair in American Studies (Brazil)
- Distinguished Chair in Arts, Humanities + Culture (Canada)
- Research Chairs in Indigenous Studies, North American Studies (Canada)
- Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts award (Korea)
- TEFL/Applied Linguistics award (Estonia)
- Study of the United States award (China)
Questions? Contact Sandra Norvell.
Nominate students to be 2019 Cyclone Aides
August 30, 2018 6:23 pm
New Student Programs seeks help from faculty and staff in identifying talented and engaged students to serve as Cyclone Aides in 2019. In this paid role, Cyclone Aides serve as ambassadors for their college and the university, and assist students with their transition to Iowa State during orientation and Destination Iowa State, all while exploring their own professional development as leaders. Faculty and staff are encouraged to share this information with students. Or, to nominate a student, contact Nicole Nicholson in the new student programs office. More information, including the application, is online. Applications are due Sunday, Oct. 7.
Early-bird registration for a2ru National Conference ends Sept. 1
August 27, 2018 1:35 pm
Registration is open for the 2018 a2ru National Conference on “Arts Environments: Design, Resiliencey, and Sustainability” Nov. 1-3 at the University of Georgia. The conference will include breakouts, workshops, performances and presentations by more than 100 representatives from organizations around the world. Early-bird registration for partner institutions like Iowa State University is $300 by Saturday, Sept. 1. Regular registration will be $350 between Sept. 2 and Oct. 1. Late registration after Oct. 1 will be $400. Student registration is $200. Register online.
Professional development programming for department chairs
August 23, 2018 2:37 pm
The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost sponsors an annual series of workshops designed to support department chairs, including associate/assistant chairs. Timely topics are addressed, and the gatherings provide a way to get to know other chairs and share tips and best practices. Some of this year’s topics include “Implementing ISU’s New Term Faculty Career Tracks,” “Retaining Our Faculty of Color,” “WorkDay,” “Understanding the Complexities of ISU’s Insitutional Budget” and “Workplace Bullying.” View 2018-2019 schedule (PDF). The first workshop on “Evaluating Teaching Effectiveness” will be from 9-10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27, in the Memorial Union Campanile Room. Registration for all workshops is available through Learn@ISU.
Design Store grand opening Monday, Aug. 27
August 23, 2018 1:43 pm
Students, staff and faculty are invited to celebrate the grand opening of the Design Store from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, on the second floor of the College of Design. There will be snacks, refreshments and prizes! Students can enter to win one of three $100 University Book Store art/design supply scholarships. Faculty and staff can enter to win an Iowa State gift basket. Graphic design senior and UBS intern Mikah Fitzgerald developed the new graphics for the store!
New ISU travel partners
August 20, 2018 12:06 pm
Iowa State no longer has a contract with Travel & Transport. ISU employees now have two options: Key Travel for international travel and Corporate Travel Planners for domestic travel arrangements. See the Travel Information website for details.
Add library resources to Canvas courses
August 20, 2018 11:22 am
The University Library worked closely with CELT and IT Services to embed library research and course guides into Canvas courses. Students can have access to subject-specific guides and subscription-based article indexes, connect with their subject librarians, schedule appointments for research consultations and more. To enable this function, go to “Course Settings” in Canvas, select the “Navigation” tab, then “ISU Library Resources” from the list and “Enable.” This will populate the ISU Library Resources link on your course menu. Step-by-step instructions also are on the Canvas Embed Library Guides website. Questions about this service may be sent to librarians Rano Marupova or Jeff Kushkowski.
College of Design Model Shop hours and training requirements
August 14, 2018 1:07 pm
The College of Design Model Shop (room 20) will be open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday of the first week of fall-semester classes (Aug. 20-24). Beginning Monday, Aug. 27, the shop will be open from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday, noon – 5 p.m. Saturday, noon – 8 p.m. Sunday. All College of Design students, faculty and staff who want to use the Model Shop must complete the online training course in Canvas and the model shop orientation course in person. See Model Shop Safety Requirements
College of Design welcome reception is Aug. 20
August 12, 2018 2:42 pm
College of Design faculty, staff and friends are invited to the college’s annual welcome reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, in the Beckman Forum of the King Pavilion. Celebrate the start of the new academic year, reconnect with colleagues and welcome new faculty and staff members joining the college this fall. A brief program will begin at 6:30 p.m. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the College of Design, which opened in fall 1978 and was dedicated in May 1979.
Violent Incident Response Training workshops offered Aug. 16-17
August 12, 2018 2:37 pm
The College of Design will host two Violent Incident Response Training (VIRT) workshops for faculty and staff from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, and Friday, Aug. 17, in 130 Design. These are identical sessions, so you can choose which day works best for your schedule. The goal of this “Avoid Deny Defend” training is to begin your mental preparation for recognizing, assessing and responding to threats against you. This training is not designed to scare you into thinking there is a violent situation lurking around every corner; it is designed to provide you with options should you be in a violent situation.
Beware of telephone ‘neighborhood spoofing’ scams
August 11, 2018 10:28 am
Scammers have been spoofing Iowa State University telephone numbers in an attempt to obtain individuals’ personal information. According to the Federal Communications Commission, these are called “neighborhood spoofing” scams. The calls can come from anywhere around the world, but criminals manipulate caller ID information so the calls seem to come from the same area code and often the same prefix as their intended victims, tricking them into answering.
You can protect yourself with these tips from the FCC. Also note that Iowa State will never ask for personal information such as passwords over the phone. If you suspect you are the victim of spoofing, or have received a call from a scammer, contact the IT Security team or file a complaint with the FCC Complaint Center, the FTC Complaint Assistant or the Better Business Bureau’s Scam Tracker, where you can also see reported scams in any given area. For questions or other concerns, contact the IT Security team.
NSF I-Corps information session is Aug. 29
August 9, 2018 11:15 am
The Office of the Vice President for Research will offer information sessions about the fall 2018 National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program, an initiative to transition NSF-funded research from the laboratory to a product in the marketplace. The session for the colleges of Business, Design, Human Sciences, Veterinary Medicine and Graduate College will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, in the Memorial Union Pioneer Room.
The program application period is open through Friday, Sept. 7. Review panels will take place Sept. 10-14, with notification of acceptance Monday, Sept. 17. I-Corps sessions begin Wednesday, Sept. 26, with additional sessions on Wednesdays, Oct. 3, 17 and 24. Attendance by the entrepreneurial lead and the academic lead is required at all sessions to be eligible to receive a microgrant. No exceptions will be made for this requirement.
Residence move-in volunteers needed Aug. 14-15
August 9, 2018 11:08 am
ISU students, staff, faculty and community members are invited to join the Move-In Crew that greets new students and their families. Crew members receive a free T-shirt and designate their volunteer shifts that fall between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 14, and Wednesday, Aug. 15. Faculty, staff and community members can register as greeters or moving assistants. Student volunteers are eligible for early move-in with a minimum nine-hour work commitment.
OSPA Goldsheet approval delays
July 24, 2018 9:42 am
The Office of Sponsored Programs Administration (OSPA)’s pre-awards team is currently short-staffed, which will result in Goldsheet approval delays. Faculty are asked to send your finalized funding proposals to OSPA six days before the due date to allow the team enough time to submit them. Please plan ahead and route your Goldsheets early.
Call for participation: a2ru panel on interdisciplinary teams
July 20, 2018 11:02 am
The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) seeks proposals for a panel on “Learning from Interdisciplinary Teams.” How do you thread interdisciplinary practices and teamwork into your project and programs? Have you had success in building collaborations that span the arts and other disciplines across research universities? How has your work as a team influenced your research and practice? This session aims to represent the many and diverse ways interdisciplinary work takes place. It’s for those reflecting on how they collaborate at the intersections of disciplines. Learn more and submit proposals online by Monday, Aug. 6. Contact Maryrose Flanigan, a2ru associate director, with questions.
Submit fall library reserve requests now
July 19, 2018 9:48 am
Instructors who wish to place required materials on reserve in Parks Library for fall semester should submit requests now. Submission forms (online or printable) are online.
Mental health crisis training to be held Aug. 7
July 19, 2018 9:45 am
From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, Student Counseling Services is offering for the final time this summer a training program, RESPOND: Partnering for Campus Mental Health, for faculty, staff or administrators who want to learn more about how to respond to students or colleagues experiencing a mental health crisis or developing a mental health problem. ISU Wellbeing is covering registration costs. For more information or to register, go to the RESPOND website. The training will be held in the Hach Hall atrium.
Faculty applicants sought for Student Innovation Center director
July 19, 2018 9:37 am
The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost seeks applications from faculty interested in serving as the inaugural director of the Student Innovation Center, currently under construction. The director will provide overall leadership, vision and direction for the facility, including planning and implementing academic programming. The director also will foster engagement with students and external stakeholders.
This is an internal search open to current senior lecturers, adjunct associate professors, adjunct professors, associate professors and professors. The date for guaranteed consideration has been extended to Sunday, Aug. 5. The Student Innovation Center director will report to the college deans of Engineering and Design.
Interested faculty may view the job posting for more information.
Volunteers needed for student welcome and information centers
July 17, 2018 3:56 pm
The university will host five welcome and information centers located around campus to greet new and returning students during the primary student class hours on the first two days of fall semester. Fruit and water will be available for distribution to students. Volunteers are sought for four shifts (9:45 – 11 a.m., 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., 12 – 1 p.m., 1 – 2:15 p.m.) on Monday, Aug. 20, and Tuesday, Aug. 21. Locations include Library (southeast corner), Curtiss Hall (west side), Memorial Union (northwest side), Lagomarcino Hall (south side) and Bus Shelter (commuter lot). Assignments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. Reply to Mel Lee with your first and second choice of date/time/location. Thank you!
Register by July 25 for NCFDD Faculty Success Program’s fall session
July 17, 2018 11:36 am
Sponsored by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD), the Fall 2018 Faculty Success Program is a 12-week (Aug. 26 – Nov. 17) intensive mentoring program (or virtual bootcamp) designed to help faculty increase research productivity, get control of their time and live a full and healthy life beyond campus. The program includes weekly training, a supportive community, accountability calls, private coaching, time tracking and tenured faculty coaches. The fee is $3,950. Register online through 11 p.m. CDT Wednesday, July 25.
Apply by July 25 to participate in 2018-19 CELT Teaching Partners Program
July 16, 2018 9:42 am
Are you interested in having meaningful conversations about teaching and student learning with other engaged teaching faculty? Are you interested in meeting colleagues from other disciplines to discuss relevant issues related to teaching and learning? The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching’s Teaching Partners Program matches two or three second- or third-year tenure-track faculty or term faculty with a senior faculty member (a successful, experienced teacher) from another discipline. More information about the program, including the application, is online. Apply by Wednesday, July 25.
How to dispose of heavy items
July 16, 2018 9:37 am
Faculty and staff who need to dispose of books, loose paper and other potentially heavy items are asked to use the blue recycling bins on each floor of the building or the small dumpster located on the ground floor by the elevators. Placing these items in the regular trash bins in offices and around the building makes it very difficult for our custodians to empty them. Thank you!
New visitor parking permit request system
June 26, 2018 8:54 am
Beginning July 1, there will be a charge for all visitor parking permits. Those who need to request visitor permits (including student organizations) will be able to log into a new link on the parking web page and request a permit or permits through the Special Event Request. In cases where it may be difficult to know how many guests will be attending an event or activity, you can receive a permit via email to send or hand out to visitors, then let the Department of Public Safety Parking Office know how many permits you used. You will also need to use this process when you need a parking meter bagged for an event. This can be done by anyone on campus with the proper account number; you no longer need to be a departmental parking coordinator to do this.
If visitors will be obtaining their own permits, they will need to enter their visitor information online along with credit card number. Visitors may continue to park at the Commuter Lots between the Iowa State Center and Jack Trice Stadium for free and ride CyRide to campus. Parking after 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and on weekends is free in General Staff, most Reserve, and some parking meters and pay lots.
McDonough is new college development director
June 18, 2018 8:39 am
Kim McDonough has joined the College of Design as our new director of development. In this role, she will work closely with the dean on fundraising priorities for the college and will establish long-term relationships with our alumni and friends, working to match their philanthropic interests with the college’s needs.
McDonough had served as the director of alumni relations for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences since January 2014, and previously spent eight years in the Greenlee School of Journalism and Mass Communication in positions including academic adviser, internship coordinator, program coordinator and assistant to the director. She recently completed a four-year term as an ISU Alumni Association board member and served as chair of the university’s Alumni Relations Council. She is also a professional member of the Iowa State Daily publication board.
McDonough received a BA in journalism and mass communication with a minor in English in 2002, MS in journalism and mass communication in 2004 and PhD in education in 2017, all from Iowa State. She and her husband, Dustin, also a 2002 journalism and mass communication graduate, live in Ames with their cat, Marston. Dustin is a digital marketing coordinator for McFarland Clinic in Ames.
No chilled water June 14-15
June 11, 2018 10:29 am
There will be no chilled water in the College of Design, Armory, Coover Hall, Town Engineering or the Biorenewables Complex (Elings and Sukup Halls and the Biorenewables Research Laboratory) from 5 p.m. Thursday, June 14, through about noon on Friday, June 15. Weather permitting, they will be tying in new chilled-water lines at Bissell and Osborn. The building may be a bit warm Friday morning, so please dress accordingly.
Registration is open for August teaching symposium
May 24, 2018 9:44 am
The CELT Teaching Symposium will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the Scheman Building. In tandem with pre-symposium online learning modules, the symposium provides new faculty and staff with a teaching role and graduate teaching assistants an opportunity to prepare for a successful first semester of teaching. Register online.
Octagon seeks entries for Aperture 2018 juried photography exhibition
May 23, 2018 9:03 am
The Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames seeks entries for “Aperture 2018: The Biennial Juried Photography Exhibit” with the theme “Community Sports.” The show will be installed adjacent to the Smithsonian Institution’s “Hometown Teams” traveling exhibition. Jurors for the photography exhibition will be ISU alumni Dan (BA 2008 Journalism & Mass Communication) and Alex McClanahan (BFA 2008 Graphic Design) of McClanahan Studio in Ames. Submit up to three works online by Friday, July 20. You can also find the event on Facebook.
Memorial Day ceremony is May 28
May 22, 2018 11:43 am
Iowa State employees, retirees and spouses who died during the past year will be remembered at the university’s annual Memorial Day ceremony, hosted by the ISU Retirees Association, at 9 a.m. Monday, May 28, in the Reiman Ballroom, Alumni Center. The ceremony will include an invocation by Rev. James Secora, pastor at St. Cecilia Catholic Church; prelude by Collegiate Brass of Collegiate United Methodist Church; a reading of the names and a time for family, friends and colleagues to share memories of loved ones. In addition to ISU employees, retirees and spouses, the individuals on the center’s Wall of Alumni and Friends who died in the past year will be recognized. Parking is available on the east side of the Alumni Center. For more information, contact Jerilyn Logue, 294-3192.
Spring 2019 proposals sought for Freshman Research Initiative
May 21, 2018 8:55 am
The Freshmen Research Initiative (FRI) is accepting proposals for introductory research course support for the spring 2019 semester. FRI introduces first-year undergraduates to authentic research in the classroom, in collaborative projects with 15 to 30 students. The goal is to increase enthusiasm for science and develop critical thinking and research skills. See the call for proposals and additional background. Submissions are due Saturday, June 30.
Provost’s Office offers professional development funds for term faculty
May 17, 2018 10:06 am
The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost has funds to support professional development of lecturers/senior lecturers, clinicians/senior clinicians and adjunct faculty. Faculty may apply for up to $500 to participate at a professional conference, workshop or training. Applications are particularly encouraged from faculty without access to departmental professional development support. Applications are due Friday, June 1, for events taking place between July 1 and Dec. 31. More information is online. Abstracts for conference presentations need not have been accepted at the time of the funding request.
Mental health crisis training offered this month
May 11, 2018 10:00 am
During May, the Student Counseling Service will offer the eight-hour training, RESPOND: Partnering for Campus Mental Health, for faculty, staff or administrators who want to learn more about how to respond to students or colleagues experiencing a mental health crisis or developing a mental health problem. ISU Wellbeing is covering registration costs. For more information or to register, go to the RESPOND website. July training dates are TBA. The two May training options are:
- Thursdays, May 17 and 24 (8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. daily)
- Friday, May 18, and Monday, May 21 (8 a.m.-noon daily)
Cardinal Women professional development opportunity
May 9, 2018 10:04 am
Applications are being accepted for Cardinal Women, a free professional growth opportunity for women who are faculty and Professional & Scientific staff at Iowa State. Participants will engage in discussions designed to foster leadership development, goal orientation and purpose in their personal and professional spheres. The curriculum involves a monthly gathering that will include large and small-group discussions and short written and/or video resources to be viewed prior to the gathering. Topics will include identifying and silencing the inner critic, discovering and utilizing your inner mentor, communication-style strategies, approaches to negotiation and how to support and affirm women in our community.
Note this group is designed to support faculty and staff who identify as women, including cisgender, trans, of trans experience, etc. Sessions will be held from 2:10 to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, Aug. 8, Sept. 4, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5. Participation at all sessions is preferred; if you there is a date you know you have a conflict please describe that in your statement of interest. Apply online through Friday, June 15. Selection will be announced Monday, July 2. Questions? Contact Tera Lawson or Denise Williams-Klotz.
Design Closet seeks donations
April 26, 2018 9:34 am
The College of Design Multicultural Liaison Office is collecting new and gently used supplies for the Design Closet, which provides free supplies to design students who exhibit financial need. If you have supplies you would like to donate, please drop them off at 290 Design. To learn more, contact Audrey Kennis.
MU Workspace’s Art Mart is May 3-5
April 24, 2018 1:00 pm
The Workspace in the Memorial Union will host its annual Art Mart May 3-5 in the MU Trophy Tavern (adjacent to the food court). Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Items for sale include blown glass by the ISU Gaffers’ Guild, pottery, glass beads and jewelry, bags, handmade soap and prints. Most items sell for $5 – $25; all purchases support the sponsoring clubs as well as individual artists.
Design on Main Gallery 2019 exhibition proposals due May 1
April 24, 2018 12:46 pm
The ISU Design on Main Gallery seeks exhibition proposals from Iowa artists for the spring and fall 2019 semesters. Proposals may include solo, two-person or group exhibitions; performance, installation, two- or three-dimensional fine art, community-engaged projects, artist-led workshops, artistic/musical showcases, etc. Submit 10 images of current work (produced within the past three years), a description of your proposed exhibition, a one-page artist’s statement and a one-page CV/resume by Tuesday, May 1. Enter online.
Internal applications for associate dean position due by May 7
April 24, 2018 11:45 am
Sung Kang is completing her year as the College of Design’s interim associate dean for academic programs. The college is now accepting internal applications from tenured faculty to fill this position.
Responsibilities include supporting efforts to progressively improve and administer undergraduate and graduate programs; administering Design Studies, including the Core Design Program; providing administrative oversight for interdisciplinary programs, international programs and the Office of Student Programs and Services; coordinating course scheduling, option studios and summer session; serving on councils and committees identified in the college’s governance document; and representing the college on university councils and committees related to academic programs.
The complete position description and application instructions can be found on the Iowa State jobs website. To ensure consideration, apply by Monday, May 7.
CODAC spring art sale is April 25-27
April 23, 2018 11:17 am
The CODAC (College of Design Art Club) spring art sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Wednesday through Friday, April 25-27, in the foyer outside the Dean’s Office. The sale will include work by students in the integrated studio arts and integrated visual arts programs and may include ceramics, prints, photos, woods and textiles.
Most items will range in price from $5 to $150. A majority of proceeds go to the artists, while the rest help fund club activities such as workshops, field trips and guest speakers.
‘Mies en scene’ event celebrates historic building restoration
April 23, 2018 10:46 am
Join the Iowa Architectural Foundation for “Mies en scene,” a special evening to celebrate architect Mies van der Rohe’s modernistic masterpiece, the historic Home Federal Savings and Loan Association building (built 1959-1962), now housing the Catholic Pastoral Center / Diocese of Des Moines, which recently completed a four-year restoration of the building. The event will be from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at 601 Grand Ave., Des Moines.
In his role on the building commission, College of Design senior associate dean Cameron Campbell helped determine the scope of the project, hire professionals to design and restore the building and strategize how to accomplish the complex restoration process.
Enjoy building tours and hors d’oeurves, wine, craft beer and signature cocktails with catering by Trellis. Tickets are $100; proceeds benefit the Iowa Architectural Foundation. Contact Claudia Cackler, IAF executive director, (515) 244-1888, for more information.
Volunteers needed to staff College of Design/ISU exhibit at Iowa State Fair
April 23, 2018 10:01 am
A lighted pavilion based on a design by an interdisciplinary team of College of Design students will be featured at Iowa State’s display at the 2018 Iowa State Fair. Volunteers are needed to staff the exhibit in two shifts per day, Thursday, Aug. 9, through Sunday, Aug. 19, at the Varied Industries Building on the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. The volunteer shifts run from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 2:45 to 9 p.m. each day. Expenses covered include parking in a State Fairgrounds parking lot the day(s) you volunteer; admission to the State Fair for the day(s) you volunteer; one of the university’s State Fair-themed t-shirts to be worn while volunteering; name tag to be worn while volunteering at the exhibit; and a bottle of water during your shift(s). Please contact Erin Hunt, Computation + Construction Lab associate, to sign up for a shift.
Artifice online magazine seeks writers
April 17, 2018 11:27 am
The Artifice is an online magazine that covers a wide spectrum of art forms — movies, TV, anime, arts, comics, games, literature and more. The magazine is collaboratively built and maintained by fellow writers, including undergraduate and graduate students and faculty members. Interested? Join the team of writers now.
Course reserve requests for summer, fall are due to library now
April 16, 2018 10:18 am
Instructors who wish to place required materials on reserve at Parks Library for summer or fall semesters should submit requests now. Forms are online.
Renew your extended library loans
April 16, 2018 10:17 am
ISU Library materials that were borrowed on “extended loan” (due Friday, May 4) can be renewed now. Many items can be renewed via the “My Library Card” site, visible at the top of the library’s homepage. Remember, there is no grace period, so return or renew materials by the due date to avoid fines.
Project LEA/RN workshop on human learning
April 16, 2018 10:14 am
Project LEA/RN will host a two-day workshop on human learning for up to 20 ISU educators from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 8-9 in 2622 Lagomarcino. Share insights about the brain based on current research, engage in strategies that promote interaction and deep thinking, and apply your new understandings in situations where you facilitate learning. The strategies you experience and the concepts you explore are applicable to classes, orientation sessions, extension meetings or any other learning situations. RSVP to Jan Wiersema.
ISU bicycle needs assessment survey
April 16, 2018 10:05 am
Do you bike to and around campus? If you don’t, why not? ISU Facilities Planning and Management and Toole Design Group are conducting a survey to guide planning and implementation of bike facilities, parking, policies and programs. Please take 10 minutes to complete the online survey, which well help them assess needs for improving bicycling to and on campus. Also as part of this survey, FP&M and Toole Design Group seek input using a crowdsource map. Use the interactive tool to draw points and lines to indicate good routes for biking, challenges and desired enhancements. The survey will close Friday, May 18.
Celebrate ISU intellectual property at April 26 event
April 13, 2018 3:42 pm
A World Intellectual Property Day celebration, hosted by the Iowa State University Research Foundation (ISURF) and the Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer (OIPTT), will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, just north of the Campanile on central campus. The event will highlight important innovations developed by Iowa State researchers and include a sampling of products developed with ISU inventions. Visitors will also get a chance to meet ISU faculty who are an important part of ISU’s intellectual property engine.
College of Design Awards Day celebration April 13
April 9, 2018 10:54 am
The College of Design’s annual Awards Day program will be Friday, April 13. The event begins at 9:30 a.m. with brunch served in Gallery 181, followed by the presentation of several departmental and college awards at 10 a.m. in the Lightfoot Forum. Donors in attendance who have contributed to student scholarships and faculty awards also will be recognized. No tickets are required for the brunch or the ceremony.
This annual event is open to students, staff and faculty of the College of Design, university friends and guests. Please join us to celebrate our individual and collective accomplishments!
Deadline for NEH Summer Stipend pre-proposals extended to April 16
April 6, 2018 8:56 am
The Office of the Vice President for Research has extended the deadline for pre-proposals for the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends. NEH Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences or both. The $6,000 awards support two consecutive summer months of full-time work on a humanities project at any stage of development.
NEH regional workshop on digital humanities
April 2, 2018 10:34 am
The Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities (CEAH) and the Office of the Vice President for Research will host a regional workshop offered by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for scholars and graduate students who use and/or want to use digital humanities in their research and scholarship. The workshop will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, in the Alumni Center Ballroom.
Elizabeth Tran, senior program officer in the NEH Office of Digital Humanities (ODH), will offer an overview of the NEH and ODH funding opportunities, lead a mock panel review, listen to faculty and graduate student lightning talks, and hold 20-minute, one-on-one sessions with interested and pre-registered faculty. Register online (required) for this free event. Questions? Contact Sandra Norvell.
Changes to spring graduation convocation
March 30, 2018 2:15 pm
The College of Design’s spring 2018 undergraduate and graduate convocation will take place on Saturday, May 5. In order to comfortably and safely accommodate the growing number of students and families who attend the convocation, there will be a single event for all degree programs from 9 to 11 a.m. at Stephens Auditorium. Graduating students from each program will still select a faculty representative to speak at the event. Coffee and juice will be provided before, during and after the ceremony.
Candidates for graduation from the College of Design will join those from the College of Engineering and College of Human Sciences at the Spring 2018 Afternoon Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony at 2:30 p.m. May 5 in Hilton Coliseum. These changes will allow prospective graduates to celebrate with all guests and friends while reducing the length of each ceremony.
Annual postcard print exchange call for artists
March 26, 2018 5:13 pm
The University Print Society invites artists to participate in “Divided or United,” the 18th Annual International Postcard Print Exchange. Any editionable printmaking technique may be used, and the theme may be interpreted any way you wish. All prints should be 4×6 (they can be folded to this size) and mailed individually to bear the markings of travel and the postal service. Submit 13 identical prints to April Katz, University Print Society faculty adviser, by Friday, April 13. Questions? Contact club president Maddie Fowler.
College of Design presenters at Iowa State Research Day
March 26, 2018 10:57 am
Ten faculty and staff members from the College of Design are presenters at the second annual Iowa State Research Day from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, at the Memorial Union. GIS analyst Robin McNeely and architecture associate professor Ulrike Passe will share their work in the Posters, Exhibits and Creative Expressions Program in the Great Hall. Landscape architecture associate professors Heidi Hohmann and Bambi Yost and assistant professor Ben Shirtcliff; art and visual culture assistant professor Kim Moss; and industrial design assistant professor Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness will present lightning talks; and industrial design associate professor Mani Mina will participate in the Story Collider Program.
The event also features a keynote address by Gregory Petsko, chair of the Brandeis University Department of Biochemistry, on the marriage of science and the arts/humanities and a resource fair.
Call for proposals: BNIM Regenerative Design Challenge
March 26, 2018 9:15 am
BNIM, an award-winning architecture and design firm with offices in Des Moines, Kansas City and San Diego, is sponsoring the BNIM Regenerative Design Challenge to support multidisciplinary faculty research in the areas of sustainability and regenerative design. Funding of $10,000 over one academic year (2018-19) is available to faculty and/or staff within the College of Design, including tenured and tenure-track faculty, lecturers, senior lecturers and professional and scientific staff. A minimum of two co-principal investigators must be from two separate College of Design departments. Proposals should be sent electronically as a single PDF file to Linda Doering by 5 p.m. Monday, April 16, with the successful team to be announced Monday, April 30.
a2ru webinar to explore fate of cluster hires and cross-discipline appointments
March 20, 2018 4:34 pm
The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities’ Circuits: Conversations in the Field series continues with a webinar on “Cluster Hires and Cross-Discipline Appointments” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. CDT Friday, April 13. “Cluster hires” was an exciting trend that peaked a few years ago with many research institutions seriously piloting ambitious programs to kick-start interdisciplinary research and diversify campus climate. In this installment, a2ru checks in with the University of Cincinnati, the University of Kansas and Virginia Tech on the promise and perils of hiring outside the comfort zone. Guest speaker bios may be found on the a2ru website. Register online. You can also email questions for the panelists in advance.
This webinar will be recorded and made available on the a2ru website in the weeks following.
Notice of records disposal freeze from USDA
March 19, 2018 1:24 pm
Iowa State has received a notice of a records disposal freeze from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). The notice requires ISU to “retain all paper and/or electronic records associated with [our] agreements, awarded by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).”
As a result of this notification, Iowa State is under a legal obligation to maintain all records and documents (paper copies, electronic copies, email) relating to awards and agreements as identified above. This applies to hard-copy/paper documents as well as electronic records and documents regardless of where they reside. This obligation overrides the ISU records retention schedule.
Therefore, you must not destroy, modify or delete any records or documents that you or your unit may have related to this notice, including notes, documents, communications, expenditure documentation, reports, data, etc., for all USDA ARS, USDA ERS and USDA NASS agreements and accounts. This records disposal freeze is for all records related to funding received directly and flow-through funding received indirectly from USDA ARS, USDA ERS and USDA NASS. Questions/concerns may be directed to Becky Musselman, director, Office of Sponsored Programs Administration.
Flexible spending claims for 2017 due April 30
March 19, 2018 1:17 pm
Employees have until Monday, April 30, to submit claims to their flexible spending accounts for qualified health and child care expenses incurred during the 2017 calendar year. Up to $500 of unclaimed 2017 health care funds will be carried over and added to an employee’s 2018 contributions for use toward claims incurred during 2018. However, 2017 dependent child care funds not claimed by April 30 will be forfeited; there is no carry-over of these funds. More information is online; questions may be directed to University Human Resources, 294-4800.
Comment period for authorship policy draft closes April 30
March 19, 2018 1:14 pm
A draft of the university’s authorship policy, which applies to all ISU individuals who publish about their research and creative work, is available in the online policy library. Accompanying it is a draft of applications and guidance (PDF). Members of the university community are invited to read the drafts and submit any comments or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, April 30. The target effective date for the policy is Friday, June 1. The Faculty Senate’s governance council has found no conflicts between the draft policy and the “Faculty Handbook.”
Free digital access to Wall Street Journal available
March 19, 2018 1:12 pm
Faculty, staff and students can sign up for a free digital subscription to the Wall Street Journal, adding another free national newspaper to the already available New York Times. After student government leaders decided against renewing the one-year Times subscription, the University Library decided to support the campuswide subscription to the Times and the Journal, which cost $35,000 each per year. For instructions on how to sign up to either newspaper, go online to the library’s newspaper guide.
Nominations for Honors award for teaching, advising, mentoring are due April 2
March 19, 2018 1:06 pm
The University Honors Program gives two annual awards of $500 for excellence in:
- Teaching Honors courses, contracted courses or seminars
- Advising or mentoring Honors students academically, in first-year research or in final projects
Anyone who has taught or mentored in Honors at least once may be nominated. Nominations, including self-nominations, and supporting materials are due to the Honors Program Office, 2130 Jischke, by 5 p.m. Monday, April 2. The University Honors Committee will evaluate the nominations; recipients will be recognized at the Honors convocation April 25.
Submit summer and fall 2018 course material orders
March 13, 2018 11:49 am
The University Book Store is accepting course material orders for summer and fall 2018. Faculty should submit course material requirements and recommendations to their designated department academic coordinator or directly to book store staff Katelyn Engh, course material adoptions, 4-0362, or Stephanie Schoeller, art/office supplies buyer, 4-8362.
Course materials are defined as anything the student will need for the course, such as textbooks, manuals, access codes, eBooks, course packets, workbooks, lab/office/art supplies and OER. Please include any courses in which there will not be any requirements to allow staff to properly complete student book lists.
Foreign travel grant applications due March 23
March 5, 2018 10:43 am
Foreign Travel Grant proposals for the travel period of May 16, 2018, through Jan. 19, 2019, are due from departments to the Dean’s Office by 5 p.m. Friday, March 23. Submit the original copy only with department chair signature. This is an internal college deadline to allow the Research, Extension and Outreach Council to review applications prior to submission to the university.
Bissell Road closure begins March 12
March 5, 2018 10:34 am
Bissell Road from Osborn Drive to the elevated walkway between Hoover and Howe Halls will be closed beginning Monday, March 12, through Friday, Aug. 10, for underground utility and road replacement. Please use Sheldon Avenue to access Union Drive during this time. A temporary north-south pedestrian walkway will be maintained on the west side of Bissell during the project. East-west pedestrian crossings through the project will move as needed but will remain well marked. Read more about this and other west-side campus road projects in the Feb. 22 Inside Iowa State article.
Register for workshop on preparing for a successful P&T review
February 28, 2018 11:32 am
The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost will host a workshop on “Preparing Successfully for Promotion and Tenure” from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, in the Memorial Union Campanile Room. Designed for new tenure-eligible faculty, this is an introduction to ISU’s expectations and guidelines for promotion and tenure, as well as what makes a strong P&T case. There will be time for Q&A and discussion. Light refreshments will be provided. Register online by Monday, March 5, via Learn@ISU. Questions? Contact Katharine Hensley, 4-8823.
P&S Council nominations due March 2
February 28, 2018 11:26 am
Nominations can be submitted through Friday, March 2, for the university Professional and Scientific Council’s 2018 election. Interested parties may nominate themselves or a colleague by following the instructions listed on the council’s website. The College of Design’s learning communities coordinator, Mindy Cooper, who also serves as an academic adviser for landscape architecture and community and regional planning, is running for a second term on the council, which is both a resource and an advocate for P&S employees. Members serve three-year terms, attend monthly council meetings and serve on a standing committee. Council service typically takes four to eight hours per month.
Okta secure login debuts March 1
February 26, 2018 11:43 am
Iowa State is moving to a new login system called “Okta” that will replace the university’s multiple login systems with a modern, Cloud-based service to protect your information and offer convenient access to your applications (CyMail, CyBox, Outlook, AccessPlus and others). Beginning Thursday, March 1, you will see a new login page when accessing campus applications via the web. This is the first of several phases to provide an improved user experience through Single Sign On (SSO), a user dashboard, and enhanced security upon activation of Multifactor Authentication (MFA).
You can get started using Okta by logging in at login.iastate.edu. If you want to get a head start on protecting your account, you can activate MFA now by logging into Okta and selecting “Activate Multifactor Authentication.” At this time, activating MFA is optional, but in the future it will be required. Once you activate your MFA, your information will be better protected by requiring your ISU NetID, password and a third factor to login. That means only you should have access to your account. Read more
IRB application submission in IRBManager
February 24, 2018 1:52 pm
Beginning Monday, March 19 at 8 a.m., Institutional Review Board applications may be submitted through the new IRBManager system for review. For studies approved or exempted prior to March 19, basic protocol information (e.g., title, PI) will be imported into IRBManager. The IRB office will continue to accept applications using the current process for application and submission (paper applications either scanned or hard copy) until Friday, March 9, at 5 p.m. After that time and until March 19 at 8 a.m., IRB applications will not be accepted to allow the IRB staff to prepare for the full IRBManager implementation.
Researchers are reminded to formally close any projects that are complete, including those that were deemed excempt. The IRB’s study closure policy outlines when projects can be closed to IRB oversight. You may submit the short project closure form to formally close the project.
ISU ADVANCE workshop on gender and cultural diversity in effective teams
February 23, 2018 3:35 pm
ISU ADVANCE will host a workshop on “Effective Teams: Navigating Both Gender and Cultural Diversity” by award-winning author Kathrin Zippel, an associate professor of sociology at Northeastern University and an expert on gender, science and organizations. The workshop will provide tools and promising practices to understand and navigate interpersonal dynamics and (gendered) cultural differences in order to effectively lead and work in international teams.
This interactive program will be held twice, from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. and again from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. Monday, March 26, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. Register by Friday, March 23, at Learn@ISU (under Course Catalog > SVPP Events) for the session that works best for you. Sponsored by ISU ADVANCE, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences ADVANCE, Ivy College of Business, College of Engineering, College of Human Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University Library and Office of the Vice President for Research.
Register for ISU Research Day March 27
February 23, 2018 11:44 am
ISU Research Day, “Discover – Create – Together,” will be from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, at the Memorial Union. Faculty from all disciplines are invited to present a poster, deliver a lightning talk, display an exhibit, meet new colleagues and discover connections within Iowa State’s interdisciplinary grand challenge research areas.
The event will feature a keynote address by Gregory Petsko, chair of the Brandeis University Department of Biochemistry, on “Science and the Arts/Humanities: A Marriage Made in Heaven.” This second annual event will offer changes for those who participated last year, including more space for creative activity displays and demonstrations; a storytelling session; a resource fair; a separate, quiet room for lightning-talk presentations; professionally-recorded videos of all faculty talks for post-event faculty and departmental use; a “practice day” for faculty to do dry runs of their talks; and a continuous shuttle throughout the day.
For catering counts, please register if planning to attend.
ReACT Gallery exhibit focuses on U.S. mass shootings
February 22, 2018 9:22 am
A pop-up exhibit, “Thoughts and Prayers: Mass Shootings in the U.S.,” will run through Friday, March 9, in University Museums’ ReACT Gallery, 0003 Morrill. The exhibit explores the history of gun violence in the United States and how we respond to and heal after these tragedies. Admission is free, however there is a suggested donation of $3 per visitor. The gallery is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
March 30 application deadline for 2018-19 undergraduate research assistance
February 19, 2018 9:52 am
Faculty and staff have a March 30 application deadline to participate in the 2018-19 Undergraduate Research Assistantship program, which provides outstanding juniors and seniors hands-on experience in a formal research environment. The intent is to encourage them to pursue graduate school. Faculty, staff and students should seek out those with similar interests for possible “matches;” preference is given to qualified students and faculty/staff who ask to work with each other. Student candidates must have filled out the FAFSA financial aid form and be eligible for work-study funding. More information, including program guidelines, funding sources and application documents, is online. Questions? Contact Julie Arnold, 294-0103.
Register for women’s spring leadership conference
February 19, 2018 9:32 am
The Iowa Network for Women in Higher Education will host its annual spring leadership conference, “Finding Your Wonder Woman Within,” from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, at St. Ambrose University in Davenport. A preconference workshop will be from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, followed by a reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Cost for the conference only is $135 (members $110); conference and preconference is $155 (members $130). Register online.
Bridging the Divide seed funding proposals due March 15
February 19, 2018 9:26 am
“Bridging the Divide,” a new seed funding program at Iowa State, seeks proposals to form diverse teams of faculty from the design, arts, humanities and social science disciplines and from the science, engineering and data science disciplines. Teams should aim to establish a high-functioning, integrated collaboration to pursue innovative, ambitious, interdisciplinary research with strong potential to generate significant scholarly and creative activity. Awards will be available in two funding increments: one-year planning grants of up to $10,000 and research grants of up to $25,000 a year for two years. Support will come entirely from the ISU Presidential Interdisciplinary Research Fund. Submit proposals online by Thursday, March 15.
Inclusion Initiatives Grant Program applications due March 1
February 19, 2018 9:17 am
The Inclusion Initiatives Grant Program (formerly the Women’s and Diversity Grant Program) seeks creative proposals for funding of up to $5,000 for innovative inclusion initiatives intended to foster community engagement that positively impacts Iowa State University. Proposed initiatives must involve collaborative teams, have widespread impact on the Iowa State community, align with ISU’s guiding documents and principles regarding diversity and inclusion, and be innovative. If you submitted the required “intent to apply” last November and attended the required grant workshop in January, submit the full grant application by Thursday, March 1. Questions? Contact email@example.com.
New Miller mini-grants promote open educational resources
February 15, 2018 9:47 am
A new, specialized Miller mini-grant will help faculty integrate open educational resources (OER) into their teaching. OER is “high-quality teaching and research materials, such as textbooks, lab books, videos and course modules, that are free for people everywhere.” Grants will range from $500 to $10,000; proposals are due by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, April 15. A one-hour workshop for potential grant applicants will be held from 12:10 to 1 p.m. Monday, March 5, in 2030 Morrill. These grants are administered jointly by the University Library, Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost. Questions may be directed to Abbey Elder, Parks Library.
Design Career Fair is Feb. 14
February 8, 2018 12:30 pm
The 2018 Design Career Fair will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, in the Durham Great Hall at the Memorial Union. Eighty-four employers are registered and more than 90 College of Design alumni are returning to represent their employers. Faculty are asked to encourage students to participate and plan to stop by to say hello to alumni. View the full list of registered employers online or contact Career Services Director Tiffany Atilano for more information.
Complete your annual COIC disclosure
February 6, 2018 9:55 am
Please remember to complete your annual COIC (Conflict of Interest and Commitment) disclosure for 2018. All faculty, P&S staff, contract staff and postdoctoral scholars are required to disclose whether or not you believe you have a conflict.
The COIC disclosure is available through AccessPlus; click on the COIC Disclosure link on the left side bar, then Create/Update in the upper left-hand corner and answer the screening question, which will send you to the appropriate form. Please refer to the Feb. 5 email memo you should have received for details. Questions about the COIC disclosure may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for entries: Charles H. MacNider Art Museum Area Show
February 5, 2018 11:27 am
The Charles H. MacNider Art Museum seeks entries for its biennial Area Show, an all-media juried exhibition open to anyone above high-school age living within 100 miles of Mason City. All entered artworks are to be original, by the entering artist, completed since January 2016 and not previously entered into the MacNider Area Show. Awards totaling $1,000 will be awarded; the Best in Show recipient will win a solo exhibition in the museum’s Center Space Gallery. More information and entry form available online. Entries must be postmarked by Wednesday, April 25.
REO Council to host networking events on ‘Design and ISU’s Grand Challenges’
February 2, 2018 4:11 pm
In spring 2017 all departments in the College of Design responded to the “Grand Challenges” identified by Iowa State University: enabling healthy lives; building sustainable human and natural ecosystems; designing next-generation materials and manufacturing technologies; creating data-driven science and information systems for societal challenges; and developing global citizens and our workforce.
The college’s Research, Extension and Outreach Council invites all faculty, staff and interested students to reconvene to discuss the impact and role of design, arts and humanities in addressing these grand challenges. The council also will share a sixth challenge proposed by the Architecture Research Committee: advancing novel methods, venues and forums in which new forms of knowledge can be constructed.
Sessions will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 9 and Feb. 16, in 130 Design. Food will be provided.
Nominations sought for 2018-19 Emerging Leaders Academy
February 1, 2018 3:50 pm
The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost seeks nominations for the 2018-19 cohort of the Emerging Leaders Academy. The academy is open to faculty and P&S staff in all divisions, whether currently in a leadership role or aspiring to such positions. Participants attend monthly sessions led by on-campus and outside experts, and members complete modules in areas such as strategic planning, budget development, performance management, understanding diversity and creating an inclusive organizational culture. Nominations are due Thursday, March 1; participants will be selected by April 1. More information, including eligibility criteria and the nomination documents, is online.
Please complete your annual key audit
January 30, 2018 4:44 pm
Iowa State’s annual key audit is under way. Each faculty and staff member should have received a personalized email message over the weekend of Jan. 13-14 with a link to your individual key holder information to verify the keys in your possession. If you have not already done so, please log in to verify the university keys in your possession. Please respond by Friday, March 2. Building Security Services appreciates your assistance!
Register for Inclusive Classroom Faculty Development Workshop
January 29, 2018 4:34 pm
The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching will host an Inclusive Classroom Faculty Development Workshop from 2:10 to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5 (2030 Morrill Hall), for faculty and staff who have a teaching role at the university. This includes pre-workshop online learning modules and an interactive face-to-face workshop focused on creating an inclusive classroom environment. After participating in both the pre-workshop modules and the face-to-face program, faculty and still will identify discipline-based and course-specific improvements to foster inclusive excellence in the classroom; develop an individual action plan for promoting inclusion in the classroom; and be familiar with the campus resources and programs that support diversity and inclusion. Register online through the Learn@ISU website.
Faculty development workshop for NTE faculty
January 29, 2018 4:22 pm
The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost will host “Preparing for the Next Step,” a faculty development workshop for non-tenure-eligible faculty members, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, in the Memorial Union Campanile Room. Associate Provost Dawn Bratsch-Prince and LAS Associate Dean Amy Slagell will lead an overview of the advancement process for lecturers, clinicians, clinical and adjunct faculty and best practices for putting together your portfolio. Light refreshments will be provided. Register online through the Learn@ISU website; log in using your ISU netID and password in the top right, then select the Course Catalog from the menu in the top left. Scroll to SVPP events and click “List events” next to the event you would like to attend, then select “Enroll” in the pop-up window. The event will be added to your menu.
Cardinal Key Honor Society nominations due Feb. 9
January 29, 2018 11:09 am
Iowa State University’s highest honorary society, Cardinal Key, was founded on the cardinal virtues of leadership, service, scholarship and character. The Cardinal Key Faculty and Staff Membership Award recognizes faculty and staff for outstanding career accomplishments in leadership and service in their community and profession and for having used the cardinal virtues to positively affect lives throughout the community, state, nation or world. Nominations for this award are due online by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9. Each faculty/staff member nominated will be notified and asked to answer a few short questions regarding their qualifications. Questions may be directed to Matt Staley and Grace Feilmeier, vice presidents of selections, at email@example.com.
CEAH Research and Symposium Grant applications due Feb. 9
January 26, 2018 10:26 am
Friday, Feb. 9, is the deadline to submit proposals for Research Grants and Symposium Grants offered by the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities. Three different types of research support are available: Summer Research Support for Assistant Professors ($5,000), Course Release Support (negotiated with the applicant’s college) and Grant Account ($2,000 – $6,000) for expenses such as hourly research assistance, equipment and research-related travel. See the 2018 Research Grants Call for Proposals for details.
Symposium Grant funds of $2,000 – $10,000 are available to support the creation of artistic and scholarly conferences, symposia or seminars on the Iowa State campus that will attract significant national attention and bring recognition to the scholarly work being done by ISU’s arts and humanities faculty. See the 2018 CEAH Symposium Grant Call for Proposals for details.
Proposals for both Research Grants and Symposium Grants must be submitted online by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9.
Fulbright Scholars Program workshop and one-on-one meetings
January 26, 2018 9:45 am
Michelle Bolourchi, outreach and recruitment analyst with the Fulbright Scholars Program, will be on campus Tuesday, Feb. 13, to offer a workshop on the program for faculty and to provide advice on how to craft strong proposals. Topics covered will include opportunities for teaching, research and flexible initiatives in more than 125 countries; tips on how to craft a competitive application, including how to make contacts abroad and how to choose the right country and award for you; and ways to increase Iowa State’s international profile by hosting a Fulbright Visiting Scholar.
The workshop will be from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Memorial Union Cardinal Room. Faculty can also register for individual, 30-minute one-on-one meetings with Bolourchi (8 to 10:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.). Contact Megan Peterson to schedule an appointment.
Researcher Guidebook Webinar Series
January 22, 2018 5:09 pm
The Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer (OIPTT) will host a seven-session Researcher Guidebook Webinar Series presented by the University-Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP). This free webinar series will provide an in-depth understanding and insights on how to successfully navigate expectations when industry and university researchers collaborate. Sessions will be held from noon to 1:15 p.m. Wednesdays, all at 1805 Collaboration Place, Ames, except for Feb. 21, which will be at Building 6, Room 6115, Research Park.
- Session 1: Navigating the Benefits and Challenges, Feb. 7
- Session 2: Managing Expectations and Creating Relationships, Feb. 21
- Session 3: Establishing Contacts and Handling Proprietary Information, March 7
- Session 4: Preparing Proposals and Budgets, March 21
- Session 5: Addressing Compliance and Contracting Issues, April 4
- Session 6: Negotiating Intellectual Property, April 25
- Session 7: Leveraging Government Involvement, May 2
You can attend one or more sessions but are asked to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org at least one week in advance with the session number(s) you wish to attend.
Spring 2018 college faculty-staff meeting schedule
January 19, 2018 10:40 am
The College of Design faculty-staff meetings for this semester will be from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 12, March 26 and April 23 in 130 Design. These meetings have been added to the college’s online calendar and will be announced in the weekly “This Week in the College of Design” e-blast for faculty and staff.
Find frequently used information on Dashboard
January 19, 2018 9:23 am
The College of Design Dashboard for faculty and staff displays important and frequently used information (announcements, news, events, deadlines, sign-ons, forms, etc.) in one location. If these are items you look for most often on our website, you may find it useful to set the Dashboard as your homepage, or bookmark it for easy reference. The Dashboard is also a main-menu item on the Faculty & Staff Resources page of our website.
The weekly “This Week in the College of Design” e-blast highlights just a few of the current announcements, events and news items and links to the full listings online. Announcements are posted on this page as they are received and may be viewed anytime.
Honors program seeks fall seminar proposals
January 18, 2018 4:00 pm
The University Honors Program is seeking proposals for fall 2018 Honors seminars, 1- or 2-credit courses on topics of current or special interest. Seminars, open to all Honors students, are pass/fail with enrollment usually limited to 17. A grant of $500 per seminar supports the professional development of the instructor(s). Further information, including a proposal form and guidelines, is available online. Proposals are due Feb. 2.
In Memoriam: Ken Lane
January 17, 2018 9:54 am
The College of Design is saddened by the passing of Professor Emeritus Ken Lane, 87, of Bellingham, Washington, who died peacefully at home Monday, Jan. 8, after a long illness. He joined the ISU landscape architecture faculty as an assistant professor in 1963 and was promoted to associate and later to full professor, retiring in 1998. View obituary (PDF). Memorial gifts may be made in his name to the Audubon Society, the Nature Conservancy or Deer Park Monastery in Escondido, California.
Big 12 Faculty Fellowship applications due Jan. 19
January 17, 2018 9:41 am
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 Jan. 17 and Aug. 15, applications are due to the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost by noon Friday, Jan. 19.
Register for Iowa Arts Council grants presentation and one-on-one sessions
January 17, 2018 9:22 am
Learn about the Iowa Arts Council and grant funding available to Iowa artists, nonprofits and communities in a presentation from 12:10 to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, in 130 Design. IAC Grant Services & Artist Programs Manager Veronica O’Hern will discuss available grant programs, provide insight into how to apply and share the characteristics that differentiate a strong grant proposal from a weak one. This is a brown-bag session; cookies will be provided.
Attendees are welcome to bring ideas to share and discuss with O’Hern in 15-minute one-on-one sessions scheduled between 1:15 and 3:30 p.m. Hosted by the College of Design, the event is free and open to the public but an RSVP is appreciated. RSVP online. Sign up for a one-on-one session. Contact Sandra Norvell with questions.
Register for three-part series on Sketchnoting
January 16, 2018 4:48 pm
Faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to register for “Sketchnoting for Visual Notetaking and More,” a three-part workshop series on a pattern-based notetaking strategy that actively engages learners. Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness, assistant professor of industrial design, will demonstrate the essentials of Sketchnoting. Participants will learn the basics, start building your own simple image libraries and discuss ways to implement low-fidelity visual maps of what you see, hear and think. No artistic talent is required. You will leave this session with concrete ways to break linear-thinking barriers for yourself and students.
Sponsored by the ISU Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, the series meets from 12:10 to 1 p.m. Fridays, Jan. 26, Feb. 2 and Feb. 9. Register online through Learn@ISU. See instructions.
Student Employee of the Year nominations due Feb. 2
January 11, 2018 10:36 am
The Student Employment Center and Office of Student Financial Aid seek nominations for the 2018 ISU Student Employee of the Year award. Nominees must be undergraduates employed part time on campus for a minimum of six months between June 1, 2017, and May 31, 2018 (anticipated). Nominees will be assessed for reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism and unique contributions to the employer.
Nominations are due online by Friday, Feb. 2. The nomination form is in Qualtrics. When you complete the nomination form, it will need to be done in one sitting. You cannot “save” and go back later. Once it is submitted, you cannot make any changes to the form. You may nominate more than one student for this award by completing a separate nomination form for each student employee.
Submit ISU Alumni Association Homecoming award nominations
January 10, 2018 1:01 pm
The ISU Alumni Association seeks nominations for several awards to be given at Homecoming in October: Alumni Medal, Alumni Merit Award, Impact Award, James A. Hopson Volunteer Award and Alumni Service Award. Nominations especially are sought for the Alumni Merit Award and Impact Award.
Alumni Merit recognizes ISU alumni for outstanding humanitarian efforts that transcend purely professional accomplishments and bring honor to the university. The Impact Award recognizes individuals, businesses, organizations or units whose programs or accomplishments have brought broad recognition to the university and increased the involvement of ISU constituents in the life of the university in the year prior to being nominated.
If you know someone who should be considered for any of these awards, please contact Heather Sauer by Friday, Jan. 19, to allow enough time for the college to prepare a nomination packet before the Feb. 15 submission deadline.
Apply for a passport Jan. 18 during Spring Study Abroad Fair
January 9, 2018 10:14 am
The US Postal Service will be set up across the hall from the Spring Study Abroad Fair from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, near the post office window on the second floor of the Iowa State Memorial Union. They will provide the following services: take passport photos, hand out forms, make copies if needed and assist with everything required to complete the application process.
All applications will be mailed that day to the US Department of State for processing. Passports will be received within 4-6 weeks, or 2-3 weeks for those needing them sooner (expedited). Payment can be made with cash, check or money orders, but no credit cards will be accepted. Walk-ins will be welcome but appointments are recommended; contact Natalie, (515) 251-2360, to schedule your appointment in advance.
Call for applications: Iowa Lakeside Lab Artist-in-Residence Program
January 9, 2018 8:42 am
The Iowa Lakeside Laboratory Artist-in-Residence Program invites artists, musicians, composers and performers of all genres to apply for a two- to four-week residency in summer 2018. Lakeside Lab is a biological field station and nature preserve located in the northwest region of Iowa. The residency program is offered with an eye toward Long Term Ecological Reflections, a national partnership between biological field stations that supports thoughtful relationships between art and science.
Residencies include housing, three meals per day and studio space. Artists working in any medium are encouraged to apply. Accepted artists are responsible for transportation to the lab and for bringing their own tools and supplies. Apply online before Thursday, March 1. Email AIR Director Alex Braidwood with questions.
Register for Community Food Systems Annual Event
January 8, 2018 8:23 am
Engage with local leaders and learn about multiple programs, projects and coalitions that are making an impact in our region through food-systems development at the 4th Annual Community Food Systems Event Friday, Jan. 12, at the ISU Alumni Center, 420 Beach Ave., Ames. Discuss ways to promote community engagement, collective action and best practices in food-systems projects including edible landscapes, food hubs, shared-use kitchens and more. View agenda. Register online ($25) through Tuesday, Jan. 9.
Submit proposals for Coding Design/Designing Code symposium by Jan. 15
January 5, 2018 4:55 pm
The deadline to submit proposals for the “Coding Design/Designing Code” symposium has been extended to Monday, Jan. 15. This a three-day symposium — sponsored by the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities and the Departments of Community and Regional Planning, Graphic Design, Industrial Design and Landscape Architecture — will feature workshops, presentations, exhibitions and performances bringing together designers, artists, researchers and scientists to answer two fundamental questions:
- WHAT: Designing Code. What computer programs, algorithms or approaches are transforming the created product within and across disciplines?
- HOW: Coding Design. How is the creative process captured and/or cultivated with a computer program?
Organized by Assistant Professors Caroline Westort, landscape architecture, and Alex Braidwood, graphic design, and supported by a CEAH Symposium Grant, the symposium is scheduled March 7-9, 2018. Details on the symposium theme, format and submission process are online.
Register for Responsible Conduct of Research Boot Camp
December 19, 2017 11:18 am
Faculty, staff and postdocs who receive funding through the National Science Foundation or certain National Institutes of Health grants are invited to a two-day “boot camp” that will satisfy NSF and NIH requirements for training in the Responsible Conduct of Research. The workshop, scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 9-10 in the Memorial Union Gold Room, will feature a flipped classroom format; you will be asked to do some reading beforehand so that session time can be dedicated to discussion. Register online.
Walk safely across campus this winter
December 13, 2017 8:35 am
Environmental health and safety (EHS) wants the Iowa State community to remember to walk carefully across campus this winter. Plan your route, be alert for icy patches and wear appropriate footwear. To help keep campus safe for everyone, please report slippery sidewalks or building entrances to EHS, 294-5359, or to facilities planning and management, 294-5100. View EHS’ winter preparedness website for more information.
Register for workshop on adaptive reuse in Rome
December 12, 2017 9:22 am
The College of Design has partnered with the Iowa chapter of the American Institute of Architects to host a summer workshop on “Adaptive Reuse: An Exploration of Rome” at our studio facilities in the historic heart of Rome, Italy. Travel dates are Friday, June 8, through Monday, June 18, 2018. Participants will visit sites including Monte Testaccio, Ghetto di Roma (Jewish Ghetto), Mattatoio, Museo Montemartini, Mercati Generali, Ara Pacis and Villa Adriana (Hadrian’s Villa).
The $2,150 fee includes programming, up to 27.5 CEUs, six lunches, two dinners, lodging, and transit to and from lodging during programming. Spouse registration is $600. A 25-percent deposit is required by Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, with full payment due by Thursday, Feb. 15. More information, including full itinerary and registration link, is available online.
Building hours over winter break
December 11, 2017 2:37 pm
The College of Design will observe normal building hours Monday-Friday, Dec. 18-22; offices will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. those five days. The building will be closed to the public Monday, Dec. 25, through Monday, Jan. 1. Normal hours will resume Tuesday, Jan. 2. Faculty, staff and students will continue to have access to the building with their ISU ID cards.
City Data for Decision Makers reports available online
December 11, 2017 11:29 am
The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Indicators Portal team has released the “City Data for Decision Makers” reports for every city in Iowa (945 total). The reports show population trends, demographics and socioeconomic indicators such as income, poverty, employment, housing characteristics and health insurance coverage. Reports can be downloaded through the Indicators Portal. They include data from the US Census Bureau’s Dec. 7 release of the 2012-2016 American Community Survey.
The Indicators program is led by Chris Seeger, professor of landscape architecture and extension specialist, and managed by Bailey Hanson, a systems analyst with ISU Extension and Outreach Community and Economic Development. The team can be followed on Twitter @ISUExtensionIP.
Register for a2ru creative placemaking webinar
December 5, 2017 1:42 pm
The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) will host a webinar on “The Future of Creative Placemaking in Higher Education” from 2 to 3:30 p.m. CST Wednesday, Jan. 31. Garry Golden, a senior futurist with Futurethink, will share insights into what the landscape for future creative placemaking efforts will look like. Part of a2ru’s “Circuits: Conversations in the Field” series, the webinar will benefit those actively involved in creative placemaking research, practice or teaching or simply curious about future trends. Register online now. Golden’s presentation will be recorded and made available on the a2ru website in the weeks following the webinar.
Science Bowl volunteers needed
December 4, 2017 11:31 am
Approximately 150 volunteers are needed for the 2018 high school and middle school Science Bowl competitions, Saturday, Jan. 27, and Saturday, Feb. 24, respectively. Volunteers will serve as moderators, scientific judges, timekeepers and scorekeepers. Individuals also are needed to help set up the competition rooms prior to each event. Register online to volunteer. Volunteers will be notified of their assignments prior to the events. Volunteer training will occur in January and February.
Expanding Diversity Perspectives collegewide in-service scheduled Jan. 5
November 30, 2017 1:12 pm
Mark Grey, a professor of anthropology and director of the Iowa Center for Immigrant Leadership and Integration at the University of Northern Iowa, will lead a workshop on managing cultural differences in the classroom intended for the entire College of Design.
“Expanding Diversity Perspectives II: College of Design In-Service” will be from 8 to 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 5, in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design. The workshop will provide an overview of Iowa’s rapidly changing ethnic and cultural identity with an eye toward the implications for university instructors and students on how to better engage the communities we serve.
Spring course materials due to ISU Book Store
November 30, 2017 8:54 am
Faculty are reminded that spring course material orders are due now to the ISU Book Store. Submit textbook and supply requirements for course(s) to your designated department coordinator. Departments without a designee should email their orders to course materials buyer Katelyn Engh at the bookstore. Spring adoptions impact the store’s fall book buyback, which starts Thursday, Dec. 7.
Project LEA/RN workshop scheduled Jan. 3-4
November 30, 2017 8:52 am
ISU’s Project LEA/RN will host a workshop for educators from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 3-4. Up to 20 participants will share insights about the brain based on current research and its implications, engage in strategies that promote interaction and deep thinking, and apply their new understandings in the situations where they facilitate learning. The strategies and concepts are directly applicable to classes, orientation sessions, extension meetings or any other learning situations. To enroll, or for more information, email associate director Jan Wiersema. Materials and lunch are provided at no cost to participants.
CODAC fall sale Dec. 6-8
November 29, 2017 11:36 am
The CODAC (College of Design Art Club) fall sale will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 6-8. Artwork by integrated studio/visual arts students will be available in prices generally ranging from $5 to $150. Work may include ceramics, prints, photos, woods and textiles. A majority of proceeds go to the artists, while the rest help fund club activities such as workshops, field trips and guest speakers. Help support our students and find unique gifts or something fun for yourself!
Input sought on proposed parking fee changes
November 29, 2017 9:27 am
At its meeting on Monday, Dec. 11, the University Transportation Advisory Committee will vote on several proposals to change parking fees and fines. If approved by the committee, the proposals will move to the university administration for review and approval followed by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. Please review the proposed changes and send any comments or questions to Josh Obrecht before Dec. 11.
College holiday reception is Dec. 6
November 27, 2017 10:24 am
The College of Design’s annual holiday reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at the ISU Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St. in downtown Ames. Faculty, staff and alumni are invited to enjoy food, drink and good company to celebrate the end of fall semester and the festive holiday season.
Save the date: Design Career Fair is Wednesday, Feb. 14
November 17, 2017 4:43 pm
Mark your calendar for the 2018 Design Career Fair, 12 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at the Memorial Union. An interview day will be held Thursday, Feb. 15, in Gallery 181, College of Design. Last spring the college hosted more than 80 alumni from 83 firms and 600 students participated. Contact Tiffany Atilano with questions.
Inclusion Initiatives Grant intent to apply due Nov. 30
November 17, 2017 8:47 am
The Inclusion Initiatives Grant Program (formerly the Women’s and Diversity Grant Program) seeks creative proposals for funding of up to $5,000 for innovative inclusion initiatives intended to foster community engagement that positively impacts Iowa State University. Proposed initiatives must involve collaborative teams, have widespread impact on the Iowa State community, align with ISU’s guiding documents and principles regarding diversity and inclusion, and be innovative. Submit the required “intent to apply” by Thursday, Nov. 30. Teams will need to attend a required grant workshop in January and submit the full grant application by March 1.
Call for Entries: Octagon Center for the Arts All-Media Exhibition
November 15, 2017 9:30 am
Artists age 18 and older are invited to submit work for the 50th Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood National All-Media Exhibition scheduled Jan. 26 through April 7, 2018, at the Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames. Enter up to three original works in any media executed in the past two years (since January 2016). Juror is Peter Pinnell, a professor of art at the University of Nebraska. Cash awards include $1,000 best of show, $500 first place, $250 second place, $100 third place and three $100 Board of Directors Special Media Awards in honor of the 50th anniversary of the show. Entry fee is $30 for members, $35 for non-members. Enter online by Sunday, Dec. 3.
U-TuRN translational research network
November 15, 2017 8:35 am
U-TuRN is a transdisciplinary, translational research network at Iowa State University whose vision is to build sustainable community systems that enable healthy lifestyles by empowering communities to take action informed by science. Faculty and staff are invited to attend Engaged Faculty Meetings hosted by U-TuRN in conjunction with ISU Extension and Outreach; the first will be from 12:10 to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, in the Memorial Union Cardinal Room. You’re also asked to complete a brief survey designed to gauge the interests and needs of U-TuRN members. Questions? Visit the website or contact email@example.com.
Enter work in ‘Contend & Question’ pop-up show at Design on Main Gallery
November 14, 2017 4:40 pm
The Community-Engaged Arts Management class taught by Jennifer Drinkwater, assistant professor of art and visual culture and community arts extension specialist, is hosting a free pop-up show on the theme “Contend & Question” after Thanksgiving break at the ISU Design on Main Gallery. Drop off work from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, or 12:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29. You can also sign up for a 15-minute performance slot (spoken word, poetry slam, music, other performance, etc.) from 8 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, as part of the public reception from 7 to 9 p.m.
Exam Accommodations Center referrals for final exams
November 14, 2017 3:26 pm
The Student Disability Resources Office (SDR) and Exam Accommodations Center (EAC) ask your help in making timely referrals for students with disabilities in need of accommodations for final exams. Space is limited and last-minute referrals may not be accepted due to seating, proctoring and service needs/limitations.
Instructors should be aware of important processes and expectations for finals week at the EAC, available online. Please note that when possible, instructors should proctor their own exams with extended time in a low-distraction setting. This must be arranged in advance with the student. For individuals needing “private room” accommodations, instructors can provide this, but many students need specialized text-to-speech software or other accommodations provided by SDR/EAC. In these cases, completion of an online referral form is required.
Postcard print exhange exhibition and silent auction end Nov. 16
November 13, 2017 12:40 pm
The University Print Society’s 17th annual international postcard print exchange exhibition, “On the Verge,” is on display through 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, in Gallery 181. The show features original prints by 289 artists from 26 US states and eight other countries. The prints are available for purchase via a silent auction; bidding starts at $5 per print and the process will end at 5 p.m. Thursday. Winners will be notified by email.
Seven College of Design students also have their prints on display in the gallery.
A closing reception will be from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday. Light refreshments will be served.
Key Travel open house is Nov. 15
November 13, 2017 11:22 am
Get to know Key Travel, Iowa State’s new approved travel agency, during an open house from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in 3228 Memorial Union. Stop by for coffee and pastries and meet the agency’s representatives. For individual meetings with Key Travel to discuss your specific travel needs, contact Meghan Finley or Beverly Weir to schedule an appointment.
Call for presenters: Iowa State Leadership Experience
November 13, 2017 9:16 am
The Iowa State Leadership Experience is an annual leadership conference sponsored by the Student Activities Center, the Department of Residence and the Inter Residence Hall Association. The event is intended to help new and existing leaders on campus improve their leadership skills, learn about leadership opportunities at Iowa State and network with other leaders from across campus.
The Iowa State Leadership Experience planning committee seeks presenters for 50-minute breakout sessions at this year’s conference from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, at the Iowa State Memorial Union. Faculty, staff or graduate students who would be interested in presenting on topics including networking, social justice, civic engagement, team development, time and stress management, wellness and leadershp or related topics are invited to submit your proposals online by Friday, Dec. 1.
Foreign travel grant proposals due Dec. 11
November 13, 2017 8:26 am
Foreign travel grant proposals for travel between Jan. 17 and Aug. 15, 2018, are due to the College of Design Dean’s Office by 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11. Submit the original copy only with department chair signature. This is an internal deadline for review prior to submission to the university.
Submit funding requests for spring 2018 lectures and exhibitions
November 8, 2017 10:34 am
The College of Design Lectures and Exhibitions Committee seeks requests from faculty, staff and students for funding support and space reservations. Due to budget constraints, the committee will review funding requests twice per semester or until funds are expended. This is the second call for proposals this semester.
Please note that the committee will award up to a maximum of $500 per request, but may award less based on a variety of factors. Submit your funding requests for spring 2018 by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1. Be sure to read the guidelines before submitting your completed form(s) to Sarah Klahs in the Dean’s Office, 134 Design.
VPR training on post-award actions
November 7, 2017 3:03 pm
The Office of the Vice President for Research will host two identical workshops on what to do after you’ve received a funding award. “Post-Award Actions 101” will be offered from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 4, and from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, in 2004 Black Engineering. Learn the basics of post-award actions and the most frequently asked questions. Talk about how to request a PI change, who can submit a no-cost extension request, who really needs to sign a revised GoldSheet and other useful information about budgeting and managing award changes.
This training is designed to help grant coordinators and research administration staff — as well as faculty members and PIs who manage their own award information — learn how to save time and navigate these processes quickly and efficiently. Register online. Questions? Contact research development coordinator Amy Harris-Tehan.
College, university award nominations due Dec. 15
November 6, 2017 4:10 pm
Nominations for College of Design awards are due to the Dean’s Office by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15. Administrators, faculty, staff and students may nominate colleagues, teachers, support staff and students for the following annual awards: Academic Advising Award, Polster Teaching Award, P&S/Merit Staff Award for Extraordinary Performance, Faculty/Staff Research Award, Outreach/Public Service Award, Faculty Award for Extraordinary Performance, Graduate Assistant Award for Extraordinary Performance, Undergraduate Assistant Award for Extraordinary Performance. Please note that some of these awards require the completion of a nomination packet and letters of support.
Nominations for several university-level faculty and staff awards (Distinguished Professor, University Professor, Morrill Professor, Regents Awards, etc.) are also are due Friday, Dec. 15.
The December nomination submission deadlines allow internal groups, including the Research, Outreach and Extension Council, Faculty Development Council and P&S Council, sufficient time to review and select awardees (college awards) and provide recommendations to the dean to forward nominations for university awards.
Miller Faculty Fellowship proposals due Dec. 5
November 3, 2017 9:08 am
Miller Faculty Fellowships provide faculty with opportunities to enhance their scholarly work in the university’s undergraduate academic programs and to develop innovative approaches to enhance student learning. Any faculty member at Iowa State (tenured, tenure-eligible, adjunct, lecturer or clinician) may apply as an individual or may join with others to submit a proposal as a team.
Submit one electronic copy of your proposal to Virgene Monthei in the Dean’s Office and to CELT at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5. The college’s Research, Outreach and Extension Council will review proposals and make recommendations for forwarding proposals to CELT.
CEAH offers free registration to Digital Humanities Summer Institute
November 3, 2017 9:03 am
The Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, offers nearly 50 separate courses and a number of short workshops on all aspects of digital humanities. Courses run for one week (either June 4-8 or June 11-15, 2018), while workshops are held the preceding weekends. An extensive range of topics are covered, appropriate either to those just entering the field of digital humanities or to those with more experience, and online registration is available.
As an institutional partner, the ISU Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities is able to award five free registrations to Iowa State faculty and graduate students. Apply for free registration by Friday, Dec. 1.
Publication subvention grant proposals
November 3, 2017 8:56 am
The Office of the Vice President for Research offers Publication Subvention Grants A) to support publications intended for high-quality, peer-reviewed open-access journals (up to $1,250) and B) to support low-volume scholarly projects that are not expected to be commercially viable without assistance (up to $10,000). Budgets may include photocopying, new illustrations, fees for the use of images, indexing, maps, graduate student hourly support and wire transfer fees.
Any full-time faculty member or any P&S staff member at the rank of P37 or above may apply for this award (either A or B) through his/her academic unit. Anyone outside the university working on Iowa-related research topics may apply to part B of this program by working directly with the VPR’s office.
MLK, Jr. Advancing One Community Award nominations due Nov. 17
November 3, 2017 8:35 am
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Advancing One Community Awards are given annually to faculty/staff, students and campus organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to the principles and goals of Martin Luther King, Jr. Recipients have worked to create an inclusive multicultural community or bring about systemic change to reduce injustice and inequity at Iowa State. Nominations for the 2017 awards are due electronically by Friday, Nov. 17.
NTE faculty can apply for spring professional development funds
November 2, 2017 3:54 pm
The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost has funds (up to $500 per award) to support professional development (conference, workshop or other training) of non-tenure-eligible faculty with at least a 50-percent appointment who have been employed at Iowa State for at least one year or two semesters. Matching funds from the department, college or center are required.
Applications for conferences/workshops between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2018, are due Friday, Dec. 15. View guidelines. Questions should be directed to Faculty Development Coordinator Katharine Hensley, 294-8823, or Associate Provost Dawn Bratsch-Prince, 294-6410.
ISCORE proposals due Nov. 17
November 2, 2017 9:50 am
The annual Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE) will be held Friday, March 2, 2018, in the Memorial Union. A preconference for faculty and staff will be from 11:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28. Planners are accepting proposals for presentations on race and ethnicity through Friday, Nov. 17. Notices of acceptance will by sent by Friday, Dec. 15.
Training for youth program leaders is Nov. 8
November 2, 2017 9:48 am
Risk Management, Extension and Outreach and Conference Planning and Management will offer training from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, that provides information about policies, procedures and forms for conducting youth programs at ISU. The training is for anyone responsible for planning and supervising youth programs or providing administrative support for one. Preregistration is required; send an email to email@example.com by Monday, Nov. 6. The session will take place at 1155 Administrative Services Building.
Campanile model project crowdfunding campaign ends Nov. 8
November 2, 2017 9:44 am
A student initiative to design and build a portable one-fifth scale model of the campanile — with a playable carillon — has a FundISU account, hosted by the ISU Foundation, to raise $20,000 for the project. A multidisciplinary team of students from the Colleges of Design and Engineering as well as student carilloneurs will create the model. The fundraising effort will close Wednesday, Nov. 8.
Reminder: Campus climate survey closes Nov. 7
November 2, 2017 9:30 am
Employees and students are asked to share their thoughts and experiences on the campus climate at Iowa State through an anonymous, online survey. All responses are confidential. Plan 20-30 minutes to complete the survey; it must be done in one sitting. The survey will be available through Tuesday, Nov. 7. Those who complete the survey may enter to win one of 10 $50 gift cards. Outcomes of the university’s 2004 campus climate survey included a multicultural student center, university-level diversity committee, ombuds office and training on techniques for improving diversity in search processes.
Metalpoint drawing workshop with Aaron Squadroni
October 30, 2017 11:23 am
Copper drawings by Minnesota artist Aaron Squadroni are on display in the Kawishiwi River exhibition Oct. 6 through Nov. 11 in the Community Gallery at the Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames. Join Squadroni for workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 11, on an experimental technique that can be used for metalpoint drawing.
A metalpoint drawing is made by dragging a metal rod or wire across a surface, often prepared with gesso or primer. Once used by scribes, craftsmen in ancient times and artists during the Renaissance, metalpoint is gaining renewed appreciation in the contemporary art world. In this workshop you will use copper, steel, gold, silver and brass to create unique artworks in which the metals will be applied over various media and aged to create selective patinas.
The fee is $45 for non-members of the Octagon. Register online by Monday, Nov. 6.
Final flu shot opportunity Nov. 2
October 30, 2017 10:58 am
A limited supply of flu vaccine remains from the employee flu shot clinic held earlier this month. Faculty and staff who have not received a free flu shot yet can still get one on a walk-in basis from 8 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at G11 TASF. Be sure to take your ISU card and wear a shirt with short or loose-fitting sleeves.
RSVP for translational research networking event
October 27, 2017 10:23 am
The Office of the Vice President for Research will host “Connecting Faculty to Translate Research” from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, in 198 Parks Library. This is an opportunity to network with other faculty interested in translational research, including community engagement and application science. Appetizers and beverages provided. Brief remarks at 5 p.m. RSVP by Friday, Nov. 3.
Call for submissions: Coding Design/Design Coding symposium
October 23, 2017 9:52 am
Faculty, staff and students are invited to submit proposals for “Coding Design/Designing Code,” a three-day symposium sponsored by the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities and the Departments of Community and Regional Planning, Graphic Design, Industrial Design and Landscape Architecture. The symposium will feature workshops, presentations, exhibitions and performances bringing together designers, artists, researchers and scientists to answer two fundamental questions:
- WHAT: Designing Code. What computer programs, algorithms or approaches are transforming the created product within and across disciplines?
- HOW: Coding Design. How is the creative process captured and/or cultivated with a computer program?
The symposium — organized by assistant professors Caroline Westort, landscape architecture, and Alex Braidwood, graphic design, and supported by a CEAH Symposium Grant — is scheduled March 7-9, 2018. Submissions are due Friday, Dec. 15. Details on the symposium theme, format and submission process are online.
Register for workshop on unconscious bias in faculty searches
October 19, 2017 9:22 am
ISU ADVANCE and the Cornell Interactive Theatre Ensemble (CITE) will host a workshop on unconscious bias in faculty searches on Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the Memorial Union South Ballroom.
In this interactive workshop designed for department chairs, faculty and search committee members, participants watch a filmed scenario of a search committee meeting, as five search team members begin to articulate their opinions about candidates for a short list. Following the scenario, participants have an opportunity to ask one of the characters questions about the meeting. The CITE facilitator conducts a guided discussion of the participants’ responses to the scenario and the characters. This discussion is followed by a research talk on unconscious bias, describing the studies used to develop the interactions depicted in the scenario. The session concludes with a discussion of best practices for addressing unconscious bias in searches.
Participants may choose the morning (9-11 a.m.) or afternoon (1-3 p.m.) session. Pre-registration is required via Learn@ISU (read instructions for how to register). The program is co-sponsored by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences ADVANCE; Colleges of Business, Design, Engineering, Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences and Veterinary Medicine; University Library, Office of the Vice President and Provost, Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and Department of Psychology.
Call for donations: DATUM silent auction
October 13, 2017 5:28 pm
DATUM, a student architectural publication, seeks donations of work from students, faculty and community members for a silent auction in November. 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 Nov. 20-29 with the silent auction from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29. Proceeds will support the current publication of the DATUM student journal and future activities.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange drop-off of work or take to a DATUM meeting, 8 p.m. Wednesdays in 416 Design. Please submit work by Friday, Nov. 10. See the call for entries for more information.
Donations being accepted for Puerto Rico hurricane relief
October 12, 2017 8:59 am
The ISU Puerto Rican Student Association is collecting donations for Puerto Rico hurricane relief. Especially needed are canned/dry food, canned milk, protein bars, baby food/formula/wipes, water bottles/gallons/filters, dog food, toilet paper, diapers (baby and adult), sanitary napkins, shampoo, bar soap, toothbrush/toothpaste, batteries (AA, AAA, C, D), flashlights with batteries, hand sanitizer, trash bags, mosquito repellent, small fans (with batteries or solar-powered) and blankets. The collection has been extended through Friday, Oct. 13. Please drop off donations at the booth on the first floor of the Memorial Union from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and tomorrow, and thank you for helping those in need!
P&S CYtation Award nominations now open
October 12, 2017 8:15 am
The Professional and Scientific Council is accepting nominations for the following P&S staff awards: CYtation, Woodin CYtation, Team CYtation and Outstanding New Professional and Scientific Council Member CYtation. Nominations are due Friday, Dec. 1. See the council’s awards page for more information and nomination forms.
Nominate an outstanding senior for the Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award
October 11, 2017 11:32 am
The ISU Alumni Association seeks nominations for the Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award, established in 1968 to recognize outstanding Iowa State University seniors who display high character, outstanding achievements in academics and university/community activities, and promise for continuing these exemplary qualities as alumni. Applicants/nominees must be undergraduate students with senior classification status (90+ credits) and a 3.0 cumulative GPA at the end of fall semester 2017 (seniors graduating in fall 2017 are eligible to receive the award). The recipient receives recognition at a luncheon in April and an ISU ring. Nomination forms are available online. Nomination deadline is Friday, Dec. 1.
Lecture and workshop to address research efficiency, reproducibility and diversity
October 11, 2017 8:12 am
The Office of the Vice President for Research and the University Library will co-host a lecture and workshop to support rigorous, publicly accessible research and scholarship. Jeff Spies, co-founder and chief technology officer of the Center for Open Science, will present “An Open Workflow Approach to Increasing Research Efficiency, Reproducibility and Diversity” from 4:10 to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, in 198 Parks Library. A reception will follow in the second-floor rotunda.
A free workshop on “Open Science Framework (OSF): A Research Workflow Tool to Support Transparency and Rigor in Scholarship” will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 24, in 134 Parks Library. Register online.
Renew your human subjects training prior to IRB transition
October 10, 2017 12:59 pm
Iowa State’s Institutional Review Board (IRB), part of the Office for Responsible Research, anticipates a January transition to an electronic system for submission, review and maintenance of applications. IRB staff currently are developing specific functions of the new system, IRBManager. Researchers can help now by completing the CITI training modules to renew their human subjects training and closing any projects that are complete. Please note that those who completed IRB certificate/training without using the CITI modules must redo the training using the modules.
Alumni association award nominations due Dec. 1
October 10, 2017 9:10 am
Nominations are due Friday, Dec. 1, for three awards presented annually by the ISU Alumni Association. Questions about any of the awards may be directed to Katie Lickteig. The awards are:
- Faculty/Staff Inspiration Award (nominators must have been ISU students), recognizes an employee who had a significant impact on a student’s professional or personal life while at Iowa State
- Iowa STATEment Maker, recognizes alumni 34 years and younger who reflect the spirit of ISU with accomplishments in any of these categories: scholastic, career achievement, personal achievement, entrepreneurial spirit or service
- Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award, recognizes outstanding senior students (90+ credits) who display high character, achievements in academics and university/community activities, and promise for continuing these exemplary qualities as alumni
Get your United Way raffle tickets!
October 9, 2017 9:42 am
Ingrid Lilligren, professor and chair of the Department of Art and Visual Culture, is putting her driveway (or at least temporary parking rights) up for auction! You can have access to one parking space for the remainder of the Cyclone home football games this season (Oct. 14 vs. Kansas, Oct. 28 vs. TCU, which is Homecoming, and Nov. 11 vs. Oklahoma State). Ingrid lives on Gaskill Drive, just one block from Jack Trice Stadium!
Raffle tickets are $1/each or 6/$5, on sale now through noon on Friday, Oct. 13, in the Dean’s Office, 134 Design. All proceeds go to the United Way.
RSVP for Earth Observation Day celebration
October 9, 2017 8:51 am
The ISU GIS Facility will host the annual Earth Observation Day celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, in 248 Durham. A mapping event focused on humanitarian mapping projects in areas hit by recent natural disasters will take place from 11 a.m. to noon. Bring your lunch and stay for a guest lecture by Daryl Herzmann about the Iowa Environmental Mesonet, a website that collects and displays environmental data for Iowa from various sources including Iowa Flood Center, Iowa Department of Transportation, National Weather Service, and Iowa State University Department of Agronomy.
The event is free, but you’re asked to fill out the RSVP form so they can plan for computer space and chairs.
Register for Oct. 17 workshop on communicating research and scholarship
October 6, 2017 4:52 pm
The Office of the Vice President for Research will sponsor a public lecture and workshop designed to develop participants’ ability to tell personal stories and apply storytelling craft and theory to communication challenges facing their team. Learn about narrative structure, identifying and developing story leads, improving performance and connecting to audiences.
A public lecture on “Communicating Your Research and Scholarship” will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, in the Memorial Union Pioneer Room. A workshop for faculty on “The Story Collider” will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, the MU Campanile Room. Space is limited and registration is required. This four-hour worshop begins with lecture and discussion, but primarily focuses on helping you develop your storytelling skills. You’ll be introduced to a blend of creative techniques and empirical science to gain a new appreciation of narrative, but most important, you’ll work under the guidance of the Story Collider team to brainstorm, develop and refine your own stories.
Register for Nov. 8 grant-writing workshop
October 2, 2017 12:59 pm
The Office of the Vice President for Research will host an all-day workshop on “Writing Winning Grant Proposals” from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. The presentation will comprehensively address both practical and conceptual aspects that are important to writing competitive grant proposals. The workshop is tailored to meet the needs of the faculty audience, focusing on the funding agencies (federal, private and/or industry) that are of greatest interest to the attendees. Emphasis is given to doing the “extra” things that can make the difference between success and failure.
Participants will receive an extensive handout as well as a field-relevant copy of “The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook.” The cost of this workshop is $80, which includes the workbook. Attendees must have the permission of their department chairs or other authorizing personnel before registering for this event. Register online.
CEAH Research Grant proposals due Oct. 13
October 2, 2017 12:52 pm
The Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities offers Research Grants for research and creative activity that make a significant contribution to the scholarly development and academic career progression of faculty in the arts, design and humanities. Projects should employ predominantly artistic and humanistic approaches and have outcomes clearly falling within the arts and humanities disciplines. Proposals are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13.
Flu shot clinic begins Oct. 9
October 2, 2017 11:33 am
Occupational medicine staff will administer flu shots at no cost to employees (while supplies last) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, Oct. 9-20, at 205 Technical and Administrative Services Facility. No appointment is necessary. Take your ISU ID card to the shot clinic and wear a short-sleeved or loose-fitting shirt for better access to your arm. Parking is limited in front of TASF, so consider walking, biking or busing to the clinic. Additional information is online.
Ames Area Studio Tour features College of Design faculty, facilities and alumni
September 29, 2017 10:15 am
The College of Design’s Design on Main Gallery is one of 15 Ames-area visual and performing arts studios included in this year’s Ames Area Studio Tour, Saturday, Oct. 7, and Sunday, Oct. 8. During this free, self-guided tour, patrons may visit any of the locations, where participating artists — including art and visual culture faculty members Jennifer Drinkwater and Barbara Walton, and alumni Erin Carpenter, Art Ciccotti and Melissa Stenstrom — will demonstrate their crafts. Visitors are welcome to ask questions and purchase artwork. Tour hours are Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m.
Stress-management workshop for faculty and staff
September 28, 2017 11:26 am
The Memorial Union Workspace is offering a stress-managment workshop exclusively for faculty and staff from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4. The workshop, “Dear Stress, Let’s Break Up,” will offer mindfulness and relaxation techniques through art, music and movement led by certified movement therapist Camilla Kottman. The cost is $10. Space is limited, preregistration is recommended.
Volunteers needed for United Way fundraising events
September 25, 2017 8:00 am
To raise money toward our $8,500 goal for United Way of Story County, the College of Design will hold two bake sales and a second pizza-and-pop sale in the foyer outside the Dean’s Office. Volunteers are needed to bake goodies (sign up here) and help sell them (sign up here) on Thursday, Oct. 5, and Friday, Oct. 6. Volunteers also are needed to sell pizza and pop (sign up here) on Friday, Oct. 22. We will be donating $126 to the United Way campaign from our first pizza/pop sale last Friday. Thanks to everyone who contributed!
CEAH Symposium Grant proposals due Oct. 13
September 22, 2017 1:04 pm
The Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities provides Symposium Grants to support the creation of artistic and scholarly conferences, symposia or seminars on the Iowa State campus that will attract significant national attention and bring recognition to the scholarly work being done by ISU arts and humanities faculty.
In addition to enhancing the ISU’s research mission, these symposia should broadly benefit the intellectual environment at Iowa State, offering a public event, such as a keynote address, that will attract a broad audience. Preference will be given to proposals that promote innovative or emergent themes, and that contribute to advancing arts and humanities research at ISU. Applications are due Friday, Oct. 13. View RFP and guidelines.
Big 12 Faculty Fellowship applications due Oct. 6
September 22, 2017 1:00 pm
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 Aug. 16, 2017, and May 13, 2018, applications are due to the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost by noon Friday, Oct. 6.
Technology available for checkout at Parks Library
September 21, 2017 3:28 pm
Students, faculty and staff may check out various types of technology, including laptops, headphones, chargers, iPads and other electronic hardware, from the Tech Lending Room in 117 Parks Library. All items are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The laptop checkout program previously was offered by IT Services, which still has digital cameras, camera accessories and PA systems for student checkout. Tech lending hours at the library are:
- Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-11 p.m.
- Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Saturday, closed
- Sunday, 2-9 p.m.
Inquiries can be made at the circulation desk when the Tech Lending Room is closed.
Registration open for Homecoming parade entrants
September 20, 2017 1:07 pm
All university departments, colleges and professional organizations are invited to participate in the Iowa State Homecoming parade at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, in downtown Ames. Register online by Sunday, Oct. 8. The entry fee is $50, payable through credit card or intramural. More information is online; questions may be emailed to the parade committee.
Green Dot program launches Sept. 27
September 19, 2017 2:11 pm
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to learn about the Green Dot program at its campus launch from 11 a.m .to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, on the Parks Library south lawn (rain location: State Gym). Enjoy food, music, games, raffle prizes, Green Dot “swag” and a photo booth. Attendees will learn ways to address violence as reactive and proactive bystanders. Pledge a Green Dot on a giant “I” and learn how to end violence on campus and in the community.
Fall 2017 United Way Campaign
September 18, 2017 8:10 am
I hope you all saw your United Way campaign envelopes in campus mail last week. I know that this probably feels like one more piece of junk mail but I truly think that this is an important cause for our college community to consider. If you don’t know much about the United Way, here is a quick summary.
The United Way is the world’s largest privately-funded nonprofit. United Way advances the common good by creating opportunities for all. The focus is on education, income and health–the building blocks for a good quality of life and a strong community. United Way goes beyond temporary fixes to create lasting change that lifts up entire communities around the world. By bringing people and organizations together around innovative solutions, United Way impacts millions of lives. For more information see www.unitedway.org.
The College of Design is committed to helping United Way of Story County reach those goals. Throughout the next few weeks, Sarah Klahs and I will be reminding you to donate to the United Way through your pledges and activities that we have planned; Pizza and Pop sales, Dean Rico-Gutierrez’s parking pass for a week, a bake sale and a food drive among many others! [See our currently planned events here]
Our first event will be Pizza and Pop this Friday from 11-1 in the atrium. Please come join us for some great pizza and please consider sending those pledge cards to the United Way!
Co-Chair 2017 College of Design United Way Campaign
P&S Professional Development Conference speaker proposals due Sept. 29
September 12, 2017 11:04 am
The P&S Council professional development conference subcommittee seeks proposals for speakers for the 2018 Professional & Scientific Professional Development Conference, which will be Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in the Scheman Building at the Iowa State Center. If you are interested in making a presentation, submit a proposal form by Friday, Sept. 29. If you have an idea for a possible speaker or topic, submit your idea to email@example.com.
Ames Main Street Cultural District online consumer survey
September 12, 2017 8:01 am
The College of Design’s Design on Main facility is a part of the Ames Main Street Cultural District, which is doing a market analysis study. Students, staff and faculty are invited to share thoughts on what you like about downtown Ames, why you visit downtown and what improvements you would like to see there. Complete the survey by Friday, Sept. 29.
Call for proposals: College lectures and exhibitions
September 11, 2017 12:28 pm
The College of Design Lectures and Exhibitions Committee seeks requests from faculty, staff and students for funding support and space reservations. Due to budget constraints, the committee will review funding requests twice per semester or until funds are expended. Please note that the committee will award up to a maximum of $500 per request, but may award less based on a variety of factors. Submit your funding requests for the remainder of fall 2017 and spring 2018 by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2. Be sure to read the guidelines before submitting your completed form(s) to Sarah Klahs in the Dean’s Office, 134 Design.
Bailey Research Career Award proposals due Oct. 23
September 8, 2017 10:25 am
All full-time tenured associate professors and professors may apply for the Bailey Research Career Award, which fosters innovative research (outside of an established research program) that not only increases knowledge but also has practical applications. The Bailey award — up to $50,000 per year for up to three years — allows faculty to devote time toward high-risk, high-impact research addressing emerging scientific, technical and/or societal problems resulting in practical applications and, in appropriate disciplines, extramural funding. The award will be given to an individual, but he/she can have collaborators on the project. Full proposals are due to the Dean’s Office by Monday, Oct. 23.
Reminder: Use the university’s car rental contract
September 7, 2017 12:41 pm
ISU has a contract with Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental, and ISU employees are to use this contract for business purposes when it is available because insurance is included in the rental rate for travel within the U.S. If Enterprise/National is not an option or an employee chooses another rental firm, he or she must purchase the minimum amount of liability coverage available AND the optional collision damage waiver or loss damage waiver (CDW/LDW). This cost is a reimbursable university travel expense. There is no reimbursement to an individual’s personal insurance for rental vehicle damages or claims. Additional information regarding university business vehicle insurance coverage is online. Questions may be directed to the office of risk management, 294-7711.
Design on Main studio party and potluck
September 7, 2017 8:24 am
Ames artist and ISU College of Design alumna Catherine Reinhart (BFA 2008 Integrated Studio Arts) is the new artist-in-residence and gallery manager at the ISU Design on Main Gallery. She will host a studio party and potluck from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at the gallery, 203 Main St. in downtown Ames. Stop by to meet Reinhart, bring a dish to share, mingle and see her studio space as well as the exhibition by Mary Mello in the gallery. Cookies and coffee will be provided.
Register for Iowa Women in Architecture annual meeting
September 6, 2017 7:10 pm
Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the Iowa Women in Architecture (iaWia) annual meeting from 5:15 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at RDG Planning & Design in Des Moines.
In the field of leadership, the discussion around gender and leadership is moving away from the “glass ceiling” idea and rather articulating the unique challenges of females in leadership roles in terms of a “leadership labyrinth.” Lindsay Hastings will give the keynote presentation (7 p.m.) on today’s unique challenges associated with females in leadership roles and the power of female friendship in developing the next generation of female leaders. Register online.
Don’t Cancel that Class initiative
September 5, 2017 4:24 pm
Are you expecting to miss one or more of your class periods this semester due to a professional or personal reason? Instead of canceling class, consider the “Don’t Cancel that Class” initiative, which will host your class in your absence by presenting on a topic of your choice. View available presentation topics and complete the form to request a presentation.
Presentations are not guaranteed as they are based on the availability of the presenters, and most require two weeks’ advance notice. A confirmation email will be sent to you two to three business days after you submit your request.
NSF I-Corps informational meetings scheduled Sept. 11-12
September 5, 2017 9:29 am
Iowa State University has been named a National Science Foundation Innovation-Corps site (NSF I-Corps), a distinction shared by more than 70 universities in the United States that contribute to the National Innovation Network. As one of the newest NSF I-Corps sites in the country, ISU’s goal is to help embed a stronger and more pervasive culture of entrepreneurship and innovation in students, faculty and research staff and to train a new generation of entrepreneurial scientists fully equipped to cross the translational bridge from creative ideas to early-stage technology to full-fledged companies.
The university will host informational meetings (9 – 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, MU Gallery and 9 – 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, MU Pioneer Room) to provide an overview of the I-Corps program and the process for participation by students, post-docs, staff and faculty. Attend either meeting to learn more about how the program can help you explore the commercial potential of your research discovery or innovation and increase its impact.
Workshop offered for faculty going up for full professor
September 5, 2017 9:08 am
ISU ADVANCE is offering a workshop for associate professors who are planning to go up for full professor in the near future. “Pathways to Promotion” (10 – 11:20 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15, MU Oak Room) will cover preparation of all components of your position responsibilities in your portfolio and highlight the different paths presenters took to meeting the requirements of advancement to full professor.
Presenters will include Beate Schmittmann, professor of physics and astronomy and dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Catherine Kling, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences and President’s Chair in Environmental Economics; James Andrews, professor of history and chair of the LAS promotion and tenure committee; and Julia Badenhope, professor of landscape architecture and chair of the College of Design promotion and tenure committee.
There will be time for Q&A and light refreshments will be provided. RSVP online by Sept. 11.
Early-bird and student discounts available for LEED Green Associate training
September 1, 2017 4:40 pm
LeadingGreen will offer a LEED Green Associate (GA) training workshop from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, in 2004 Black Engineering. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a sustainability scorecard for green buildings, and LEED GA is the only professional designation to demonstrate to employers and clients that you have certified knowledge in the field. This class prepares you to take the US Green Building Council’s exam. Full-time students can register for $200 until two days before the class; the non-student fee is $300. Registration fees increase $50 Oct. 9. Register online.
Foreign travel grant proposals due Sept. 22
September 1, 2017 9:35 am
Foreign travel grant proposals for travel between Aug. 16, 2017, and May 13, 2018, are due to the College of Design Dean’s Office by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22. Submit the original copy only with department chair signature. This is an internal deadline for review prior to submission to the university.
New campus gallery invites participation, action
August 31, 2017 6:11 pm
Students, staff and faculty are invited to the opening of reACT Gallery, a new exhibition space providing an opportunity to interact and respond to current events and issues. The event will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, in the Christian Petersen Art Museum, 0003 Morrill. Brief remarks will begin at 12:10 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided.
The gallery is a joint project of University Museums, the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities, University Services and the Office of the Vice President for Research.
Canvas training workshops for faculty and staff
August 31, 2017 9:15 am
As part of preparing to move all courses from Blackboard to Canvas for next semester, the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching is offering a number of training sessions and open labs this fall, and the College of Design also is hosting several workshops. Check CELT’s Events & Registration page and the college’s online events calendar for more information. Faculty and teaching assistants are asked to plan accordingly to make the transition to the new system as smooth as possible.
Honors seminar proposals due Sept. 15
August 30, 2017 9:37 am
The University Honors Program seeks proposals for spring 2018 Honors seminars. These one- or two-credit courses explore various topics of current or special interest. Seminars are pass/fail, with enrollment usually limited to 17. A grant of $500 per seminar supports the professional development of the instructor(s). More information, including a downloadable proposal form and guidelines, is online. Proposals are due by Friday, Sept. 15.
Register for Oct. 23 Energy Efficiency Innovation Seminar on Smart Buildings
August 28, 2017 7:33 pm
The German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest, Inc., will host an Energy Efficiency Innovation Seminar on Smart Buildings at Iowa State University from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, in 416 Design.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Building Energy Research and the College of Design, the event will feature guest speaker Enrica Oliva, partner and chief operations officer of Werner Sobek, an engineering and architecture firm focused on sustainable building and materials that developed a Triple Zero standard which requires buildings to have zero energy from outside sources, zero carbon dioxide emissions and zero waste production. Representatives of MeteoViva, a leading global SaaS provider for smart operation of commercial buildings, also will be involved.
A catered networking reception will follow the seminar. Register online.
Free robotics workshop for students
August 25, 2017 1:35 pm
All College of Design students are invited to register for “Cyborg Sessions: Women in Robotics,” a free workshop series on painting with robots. The series will provide an introduction to Processing and Arduino and teach basic coding.
Most of the sessions are on Wednesdays (Sept. 6, Sept. 20, Sept. 27, Oct. 4, Oct. 11, Oct. 25) from 5:30 to 8 p.m. with dinner provided. A special session will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 18 followed by a lecture by guest instructor and speaker Madeline Gannon at 5 p.m. and a catered dinner for all workshop participants with Gannon at +39 in Ames. Supported by an ISU Women’s and Diversity Grant, the series is presented by architecture faculty Shelby Doyle, Leslie Forehand and Nick Senske with ISU Computation + Construction Lab Associate Erin Hunt and CCL Undergraduate Research Assistant Nick Loughrey.
Registration is free, but students must register online to participate. Students who identify as female will receive registration priority, but all are welcome.
Update your info in AccessPlus, D-TRAK
August 24, 2017 4:49 pm
Faculty and staff are encouraged to update your contact information in AccessPlus so the university directory is accurate and students, in particular, are able to locate your office and communicate with you. You’re also asked to update your information in D-TRAK, the College of Design’s intranet system, including your research interests, current scholarship and current CV. This is helpful for colleagues as well as students, and for responding to media inquiries for sources of expertise in specific areas. Log on to D-TRAK with your NetID and password and click on “Update Your Information.”
Emergency response guides online and in classrooms
August 24, 2017 2:42 pm
ISU Police and Environmental Health and Safety have developed campus safety and security training materials for faculty, staff and students. They offer several web resources specifically designed for emergency awareness, including classroom guidelines and guidelines for students.
An ISU Emergency Response Guide video is available, accompanied by the corresponding Emergency Response Guides posted in campus classrooms and labs. Please refer to these for the building emergency map, evacuation routes, severe-weather shelters and locations of fire alarms, fire extinguishers and automated external defibrillators. Teaching and research laboratories have emergency action plans that provide additional details on hazards of concern in lab environments.
Weekly training email to feature multicultural student experiences
August 24, 2017 9:24 am
The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs has launched a new professional development initiative for ISU faculty and staff called “The Spark.” This weekly (Wednesday) email series will highlight the experiences of multicultural students on campus. Those who sign up for the series also will receive information and data about each week’s student population along with tangible ways to strengthen awareness, knowledge and skills for working with multicultural students to build an inclusive campus environment. There is an optional opportunity for departments or informal groups to gather throughout the year to discuss what they’ve read in The Spark. Register to receive the emails by Friday, Sept. 8. Questions? Contact Denise Williams Klotz.
Keep up with digital scholarship news at the library
August 23, 2017 11:37 am
The library’s digital scholarship and initiatives (DSI) department, formed in 2016, has created a “DSI Update” blog that covers department activities, including new collections, and provides related links. It’s one of the new features on revamped top levels of the library’s website, launched to coincide with the new academic year.
Instructors sought for middle school TAG conferences in November
August 21, 2017 2:33 pm
The Office of Admissions Early Outreach (OPPTAG) hosts an annual “Investigation Series” at which gifted middle school students explore new interest areas. OPPTAG seeks outstanding faculty, graduate students, staff and student organizations to provide an interesting, hands-on 45-minute workshop for the sixth- through eighth-grade students in November. This is a great way for departments to showcase majors and programs of study for this audience. More information, including program dates and times and the proposal template, is online. Proposals are due Friday, Sept. 15. Questions may be directed to Kate Cossa, 294-3782.
Campus conversation scheduled Aug. 25
August 18, 2017 5:49 pm
Campus communities can be leaders of change. With respect to recent national and local events, all members of the Iowa State University community are invited to a campus conversation sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, in 3150 Beardshear. You are welcome to stop by for all or part of the discussion. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Technology fee student information session Aug. 23
August 17, 2017 4:37 pm
The Design Council and College of Design administration will host an information session about a proposed student technology fee at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, in Kocimski Auditorium.
Through much discussion, the Design Council has determined that the fee is a progressive way for students to invest in enhancing their own education and for the college to provide crucial amenities for students. This information session is an opportunity for students to ask questions and provide feedback about the proposal. Faculty and staff are asked to help spread the word.
Mark Chidister to be honored at Aug. 18 welcome reception
August 11, 2017 4:03 pm
The College of Design will honor Associate Professor Emeritus Mark Chidister at its annual welcome reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, in the Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum. A brief program will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Chidister joined the Iowa State faculty in 1981 as an assistant professor of landscape architecture and was promoted to associate professor in 1988. He served as interim chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture from 1992–1994, associate dean for academic programs in the College of Design from 1995–2001 and 2014–2016, assistant to the president for budget planning and analysis from 2001–2006, associate professor of art and visual culture from 2006–2017, interim senior policy adviser for the College of Design from 2012–2016 and senior associate dean for planning and academic personnel from 2016 until his retirement June 30. He led the college’s strategic planning process for 2013-2020 and strategic plan update for 2017-2020. He received the 2017 Dean’s Excellence Award for Exceptional Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion.
Graveside memorial service for Professor Emeritus Philip Allen is Aug. 11
August 7, 2017 9:56 am
Professor Emeritus Philip Allen, 86, formerly of Ames, died July 2 in Fargo, N.D. A memorial graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11, at Ames Municipal Cemetery, 310 E. 9th St. Allen joined the Iowa State University Department of Applied Art as an assistant professor in 1967. He helped develop the ceramics studio and taught drawing, lettering, watercolor painting and visual foundation courses, including the color studio and classes focused on three-dimensional design, until his retirement in 1996. Memorial contributions may be directed to the St. Francis Village Protestant Fellowship or to the Salvation Army. Online condolences may be made at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care. View obituary
Grant-writing specialists can help faculty develop proposals
July 31, 2017 4:05 pm
Iowa State has contracts through 2020 with six grant-writing consultants, including three new ones: BioScience Writers, Grant Development & Management and Impacta. The consultants help faculty develop and write their proposals and ensure that proposals follow the sponsors’ guidelines. Principal investigators interested in hiring a consultant should review information about each consultant to see which one best fits their needs.
Registration open for a2ru national conference
July 28, 2017 9:52 am
Registration is open for the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) 5th Annual National Conference, “Arts in the Public Sphere: Civility, Advocacy, and Engagement,” scheduled Nov. 1-4 at Northeastern University in Boston. A pre-conference workshop will be hosted by Boston University. Register online through the early-bird deadline of Friday, Sept. 1, to save $50 off the Partner registration fee ($300 through Sept. 1, $350 Sept. 2-Oct. 1). A limited number of student travel grants of up to $250 are available for students from partner institutions.
Fall 2017 course reserve requests
July 19, 2017 3:01 pm
Parks Library is starting the course reserve process for fall 2017. Books that were on reserve last spring are still on the reserve shelves and need to be cleared. If the same books are required for fall, they should be changed to fall reserve.
College of Design faculty are asked to inform Design Reading Room Supervisor Angie Brown:
- which books can be removed from the spring reserve shelves
- which ones can be carried over to fall and
- if the professor is different
- if the course title and number are different
- if the reserve list is somewhat different
If she doesn’t hear from you, she will remove the books from the reserve shelves.
Please also let her know any new lists you wish to place on reserve for fall. Brown can be reached at email@example.com, (515) 294-0418.
New faculty orientation Aug. 15-16
July 11, 2017 8:26 am
New faculty members are encouraged to attend two days of orientation programming in mid-August.
The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching will host the CELT Teaching Symposium Tuesday morning, Aug. 15, at the Scheman Building. The program will highlight the best teaching practices and student support resources available at Iowa State. New faculty will learn how to prepare for a successful first semester of teaching as well as explore CELT’s services, resources and professional development opportunities. Following a hosted lunch, Tuesday afternoon will feature a faculty-focused version of University Human Resources’ Employee Orientation. These tailored sessions will cover a variety of policies and legal requirements that faculty should be aware of, including IT use and computer ethics, discrimination and harassment prevention, conflict-of-interest awareness and FERPA.
On Wednesday, Aug. 15, New Faculty Orientation will give all new faculty the opportunity to meet with one another as well as with senior leaders at Iowa State. Senior Vice President and Provost Jonathan Wickert will start by highlighting what it means to be part of a land-grant university. Presentations will address tools for faculty success, working with students, managing social media and getting a research program up and running. Lunch will be followed by a resource fair that includes information about Ames, faculty and staff associations, childcare and more. Concurrent afternoon sessions will include a panel discussion with experienced faculty on research and on teaching expectations, as well as roundtable conversations with the deans. Register online.
Register for fall 2017 NCFDD Faculty Success Program
July 5, 2017 9:15 am
Sponsored by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, the Faculty Success Program is a 12-week (Aug. 28 – Nov. 18) intensive mentoring program (or virtual bootcamp) designed to help faculty increase research productivity, get control of their time and live a full and healthy life beyond campus. Learn more about the program in a short preview webinar, “5 Secrets to a Super-Productive Semester,” from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, July 6.
Receive a $500 discount if you register (using your Iowa State institutional membership) for the program by the Friday, July 21 early-bird deadline. Online registration is available through Friday, July 28.
Riad Mahayni memorial service is June 29
June 27, 2017 9:22 am
The College of Design is deeply saddened by the passing of Professor Emeritus Riad Mahayni, FAICP, 75, who died Friday, June 23, at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames following a courageous battle with cancer. A memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 29, in the college’s Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dr. Riad Mahayni Civic Planning Award scholarship fund at Iowa State.
Professor Mahayni first came to Iowa State from 1979-1983 to serve as chair of the Department of Community & Regional Planning (formerly the Department of Urban Planning in the College of Agriculture) in its new home in the College of Design. After coordinating a major regional planning project in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, from 1983-1985, he returned to ISU in 1986 as a planning professor, teaching courses on planning in developing nations as well as transportation planning, planning theory and methods, land use and comprehensive planning. He chaired the department again from 1995-2002.
Under Mahayni’s direction, the department earned recognition and accreditation of its undergraduate and graduate programs, expanded the number of faculty and students, developed double-degree programs with several other departments and increased collaboration with communities in central Iowa and around the world. He retired in 2012.
Mahayni also contributed to the community through his service on the Ames City Council (including five years as mayor pro tem) as well as the city’s Historic Preservation Commission, Planning and Zoning Commission and Economic Development Commission; the Story County United Way; Ames Rotary Club; and the board of Youth and Shelter Services. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Darul Arqum Islamic Center in west Ames. View the full obituary
Faculty contributions sought for museum initiative
June 16, 2017 1:21 pm
In Memoriam: Louis (Louie) Lex
May 30, 2017 2:37 pm
Louis (Louie) Lex, Sr., 91, died Tuesday, May 23, at Accura Healthcare of Ames. He is survived by Louise (PhD 1977 Education), his wife of 62 years and a former political science faculty member at Iowa State University; daughter, Andrea (MS 1993 Journalism & Mass Communication) (Abdul Sudam, BS 1995 Industrial Engineering); son, Louis (Tricia); foster daughter, Peg Smith; and three grandchildren.
Lex joined the ISU faculty in the Department of Community and Regional Planning as an assistant professor in 1972 and was promoted to associate professor in 1975. He taught classes in planning and environmental law until his retirement in 1999.
Lex’s body has been deeded to the University of Iowa College of Medicine. A memorial event will be held on the Iowa State campus in July. View obituary
NCBDS 2018 Call for Submissions
May 30, 2017 12:56 pm
Submissions are being accepted for NCBDS 34: Time, the National Conference on the Beginning Design Student, which will take place March 1-3, 2018, at the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning. Submission categories include abstract, paper session, film and video, film and video panel, and performance. Entries are due electronically by Sunday, Oct. 1. Entries also are being accepted for the NCBDS Faculty Award.
a2ru Circuits Webinar on Integrating the Arts at Land-Grant Institutions
May 30, 2017 9:52 am
The next installment in the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) Circuits Webinar series, “Integrating the Arts at Land-Grant Institutions,” will explore the landscape of arts and arts-interdisciplinary efforts in research universities across the country. Scheduled from 1 to 2:30 p.m. CDT on Friday, June 9, this webinar will provide case studies, benefits and practices for integrating the arts at land-grant institutions.
Panelists include (full bios online):
- Stephen D. Beck, Louisiana State University
- Ruth Waalkes, Virginia Tech
- Stephen Waller, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- Deb Mexicotte, Moderator, University of Michigan
Presidential search committee’s first meeting open to the public
May 18, 2017 11:32 am
The Presidential Search and Screen Committee will hold its first meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, June 5, in the Uelner Executive Board Room at the ISU Alumni Center. The committee will receive its formal charge, discuss scheduling public listening sessions about qualities needed by the next president, and talk about next steps. The meeting is open to the public; audio from the meeting will be livestreamed on the board’s website.
The 21-member group is co-chaired by College of Design Dean Luis Rico-Gutierrez and Iowa State alumnus Dan Houston (BBA 1984 Marketing), president and chairman of Principal Financial Group. It will be assisted by the executive search firm AGB Search.
Campus celebration of George A. Jackson Black Cultural Center naming is May 20
May 18, 2017 9:30 am
On Saturday, May 20, the campus community will celebrate the naming of the Black Cultural Center for longtime former administrator George Jackson, who died last year. During his 31 years of service, Jackson was director of the Office of Minority Student Affairs, assistant vice president for Student Affairs and assistant dean of the Graduate College. Located at 517 Welch Ave., the George A. Jackson Black Cultural Center will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to noon for the celebration. A short program will begin at 10:30 a.m.
Governance document, strategic plan and concurrent degree voting results
May 9, 2017 3:25 pm
The results of voting on items brought forward at the final college faculty-staff meetings of spring semester are as follows:
- Governance document revisions: 55 yes, 0 no
- Strategic plan 2017-2020 update: 51 yes, 0 no
- BID/MBA concurrent degree proposal: 36 yes, 2 no
The motions to approve these three items have passed.
Seminars on navigating the IRB approval process and protecting human subjects
May 8, 2017 8:52 am
Learn tips on developing and submitting protocols to the Institutional Review Board at the Office for Responsible Research’s (ORR) monthly training seminar, “Institutional Review Board 101: Navigating the IRB Submission Process,” from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 11, in the Kildee Hall Ensminger Room. An IRB staff member will walk through key sections of the IRB application and explain what the IRB looks for during the review process. This seminar will be beneficial to both new and experienced investigators, including students and faculty. Participants are asked to register through Learn@ISU, but you are welcome to attend even if you don’t get a chance to register. Questions? Contact Jen Ensley.
The ORR’s second seminar in a series of four, “Protecting Human Subjects,” will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, in 1030 Morrill. Learn about protecting human subjects in your research, including discussion of risk in human subjects research and approaches to minimizing risk. The session also will address participant confidentiality as well as data security measures. Again, you’re asked to register via Learn@ISU, but it is not required to attend. Direct questions to Jen Ensley.
Taylor is finalist for ISU Extension and Outreach Community and Economic Development director
May 5, 2017 10:39 am
Since September 2015, Gary Taylor, Iowa State University associate professor of community and regional planning and ISU Extension and Outreach community development specialist, has served as the interim director of ISU Extension and Outreach Community and Economic Development. He has now been named a finalist in the search for the director of ISU CED, who also will serve as the associate director of the Institute for Design Research and Outreach in the College of Design and director of Design Extension.
Taylor will give a public presentation in an open forum at 2:30 p.m. Monday, May 15, in the Memorial Union Gold Room. You may also participate via webinar at the appointed time. Information on the position and Taylor’s background is available on the ISU Extension and Outreach Human Resources website.
Professional development opportunities available this summer through CELT
May 4, 2017 9:57 am
The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) will offer several professional development opportunities this summer, when schedules are less full. Here’s a sampling:
- The popular Research-Based Flipped Classroom-Team-Based Learning program. CELT Associate Director Holly Bender will offer this three-part series from 1:10 to 4 p.m. daily, June 27-29.
- Best Practices in Online Course Design (using the Quality Matters rubric), led by Darrin Jones, CELT program coordinator and QM leader. This three-part series will be offered three times: May 17-19, June 20-22 and July 25-27.
- Inclusive Classroom workshop for faculty and staff (with a teaching role). It includes pre-workshop online learning modules and a face-to-face workshop, and will be offered four times: May 11, June 13, July 12 and Aug. 9.
Recent faculty voting results
May 2, 2017 1:24 pm
The results of recent voting on items brought forward at the college faculty-staff meetings are as follows:
- 2018-2019 Front of Catalog: 43 yes, 0 no
- Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation and Cultural Heritage: 48 yes, 0 no
- Master of Real Estate Development: 53 yes, 3 no
- Textile Design Minor: 62 yes, 1 no
- 2018-2019 Back of Catalog: 58 yes, 1 no
Voting on the strategic plan update (faculty and staff), governance document revisions (faculty and stafff) and BID/MBA concurrent degree proposal (faculty only) closes Monday, May 8.
Gene Figura visitation and funeral service May 6
May 2, 2017 11:17 am
Gene B. Figura, 90, of Ames, died Monday, May 1, at Green Hills Health Care Center. Figura joined the Iowa State University faculty in the Department of Applied Art (later the Department of Art and Design) as an instructor in 1968 and became an assistant professor in 1975. He retired in 1993. A funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at Adams Funeral Home in Ames, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial with military honors will follow at Ames Municipal Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames. View obituary
Fulbright U.S. Scholars Program webinars scheduled in May
April 28, 2017 11:59 am
The Core Fulbright Scholar Program — recognized by the Association of American Universities — offers more than 500 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in more than 125 countries. Opportunities are available for faculty members as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. In addition to several new program models designed to meet the changing needs of U.S. academics and professionals, Fulbright is offering more opportunities for flexible, multi-country grants.
Webinars offering an overview of Fulbright and its programs will be offered in May:
- Thursday, May 4: Fulbright Global Scholar Awards
- Tuesday, May 9: Brazil
- Wednesday, May 10: Grants for Early Career Applicants
- Tuesday, May 16: Canada
- Tuesday, May 23: Hidden Gems in the Western Hemisphere
- Wednesday, May 24: Mexico
Applications are due Tuesday, Aug. 1. Questions? Contact Sandra Norvell.
CEAH director candidate open forums scheduled May 1-4
April 28, 2017 10:00 am
Four candidates for the position of director of the ISU Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities (CEAH) will interview on campus the week of May 1. Faculty members are encouraged to attend the open forums, all scheduled in 3150 Beardshear:
Nominations sought for 2018 “Women Impacting ISU” calendar
April 26, 2017 3:03 pm
The Catt Center will accept nominations for its 2018 “Women Impacting ISU” calendar through Sept. 29. Any woman who is currently employed by the university (must still be employed for the 2018 calendar year) or is a current student at Iowa State is eligible to be nominated. Self-nominations will not be considered. Those selected for the 2018 calendar will be notified in November. More information, including the nomination form, is online.
Revised college governance document available for review before May 1 vote
April 26, 2017 12:46 pm
Next Monday, May 1, proposed changes to the College of Design’s Governance Document will be brought to the college faculty-staff meeting for a vote. The revised document was presented at the April 24 faculty-staff meeting.
The Liaison Council invited the Office of the Dean to recommend changes to the college’s governance document to clarify term limits on college councils and committees, to align the college’s associate deans with the appropriate councils and committees, to reflect recent changes in the Faculty Handbook regarding position responsibility statements and to correct some Faculty Handbook references.
Recommendations were submitted to the Liaison Council, which reviewed all of the changes and decided which changes to bring forward for consideration and vote. Substantive changes are highlighted in the linked document.
Osborn Drive gates to remain down during summer session
April 25, 2017 2:39 pm
During previous summer sessions, the Osborn Drive gates have been in the open position. This summer session, however, the gates will remain down from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Facilities Planning & Management will monitor usage and may adjust the time to 5 p.m. depending on any issues that may need to be addressed by the Parking Division.
Final draft of strategic plan update available to review before May 1 vote
April 25, 2017 9:38 am
Next Monday, May 1, the final draft of the College of Design’s strategic plan update will be brought to the college faculty-staff meeting for a vote. The following two documents were presented at the April 24 meeting and are available for review:
Please come to the May 1 meeting prepared to vote on approval of the updated plan.
Faculty needed for student orientation panel
April 24, 2017 9:58 am
The Office of New Student Programs seeks participants for a faculty/adviser panel during summer orientation. The audience is primarily family members of first-year, direct-from-high-school students. The panel is intended to address academic expectations, classroom culture and how family members can support their students academically. Your advice about classroom etiquette and proper communication will help family members understand the academic environment their students will be entering this fall.
Each panel will be composed of one representative from each of the three colleges hosting orientation on that day. Design faculty panel dates are June 2, 7, 13, 23 and 27 from 9 to 10 a.m. each day in the Memorial Union Sun Room. As a panelist, you will be asked to:
- tell the audience a little about yourself and how you work with students
- share how family members can best support their student academically
- answer questions from the audience
- give family members a piece of helpful advice about academic success as they send their student off to college
Faculty members are asked to commit to participate in two or three orientation sessions. The orientation faculty/adviser panel is the second half of a session called “Key Topics for Family Members.” Please respond online ASAP. You will be informed of your confirmed dates by May 1.
Lavender Graduation is May 4
April 20, 2017 11:44 am
Lavender Graduation recognizes graduating members of the Iowa State lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual and ally community. Students graduating in May, August and December 2017 will be celebrated at the 20th annual event from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 4, in East State Gym.
Graduating students who wish to participate should sign up online by 5 p.m. Friday, April 28.
Volunteers also are needed to help create a special event for graduates. Sign up online.
Volunteers needed for spring graduation convocation
April 20, 2017 9:37 am
Volunteers are needed to help us host our annual spring undergraduate and graduate convocation Saturday, May 6. The event will be divided into two recognition ceremonies in the Lightfoot Forum with a reception for graduates and guests in the King Pavilion between ceremonies. The reception area will be open beginning at 7 a.m. and remain available for visitors to use through the end of the second ceremony.
Volunteers are needed from 7 or 7:30 a.m. to noon to greet guests, check in candidates for graduation, and work at the reception table, among other duties. If you can help, please contact Sarah Klahs, 294-7428, by Friday, April 28.
Final comments sought on updated College of Design strategic plan
April 17, 2017 10:58 am
Next Monday, April 24, an update to the College of Design’s strategic plan will be brought to the college faculty-staff meeting for final consideration and a vote. This week there is still time to submit comments that will shape the version presented on the 24th. Three documents are available for review:
- The college’s 2013-20 strategic plan — the starting point for this update process,
- A comparison of update drafts 1 and 2 with the draft currently under development, and
- All of the comments received from March 6, when we began the update process, to April 11.
The college needs input and ideas from faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends. All comments received via email to Senior Associate Dean Mark Chidister by 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, will be considered as the final version of the plan is developed. Thank you for your help in this process.
ARCH 202 design-build project reception at Reliable Street April 24
April 17, 2017 9:00 am
The Iowa State University second-year architecture studio (ARCH 202) is in the final stages of completing its latest design/build project involving the entire 86-person class. The project, titled SHIFT, is a permanent outdoor public space that integrates both seating and places for play. At night, it will be illuminated with an architectural light display powered by a solar panel system donated by local Ames company PowerFilm.
An opening reception for SHIFT will be at 7 p.m. (dusk) Monday, April 24, at Reliable Street, 4625 Reliable St. in Ames. Light refreshments will be provided. All are welcome to attend.
The ARCH 202 studio was invited by the Reliable Street artists’ collective to design a new installation for its upcoming opening. Reliable Street is a nonprofit organization which is developing an entrepreneurial incubator and community space with live music, food, coffee and a bar. Several College of Design faculty members as well as local Iowa artists are participating in the effort. The project is supported by Reliable Street and a 2017 Curriculum Based Outreach Fund grant.
Input sought by ISU Transportation Advisory Committee
April 13, 2017 4:47 pm
As the College of Design’s representative to the ISU Transportation Advisory Committee, Josh Obrecht seeks input and opinions from faculty and staff on any and all topics that would be of interest to this committee. These would include issues and ideas related to roads, parking lots, mobility and any other topics that would be associated with transportation. Please email Obrecht, firstname.lastname@example.org, with comments or questions. Some topics already on the table include:
- The possibility of charging for visitor passes to reduce their misuse
- Restricted access to Bissell Road and Union Drive
- Expanded parking including parking ramps
- Renovation of the Iowa State Center parking lots; this includes the possibility of charging to park there due to an estimated $20 million cost for renovation
- Increased support for pedestrian mobility
- Changing the process to obtain medical permits
NSF CAREER Awards proposal development guidance
April 13, 2017 4:40 pm
College of Design junior faculty members interested in submitting an NSF CAREER Award proposal who wish to use the university’s consultant, The Implementation Group (TIG), for guidance on proposal development should contact Associate Dean for Research and Outreach Kevin Kane by Wednesday, April 26. Please note that first drafts of these proposals must be ready for review by Monday, May 1.
Exam Accommodations Center referrals
April 13, 2017 9:23 am
To meet the needs of students and faculty, the Exam Accommodations Center (1200 Hixson-Lied Student Success Center) will be open over the weekend preceding finals week to allow completion of scheduled Blackboard exams. Hours of operation will be noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 29, and Sunday, April 30.
Faculty members who would like to use the Exam Accommodations Center (EAC) to provide examinations for students who have shared notification letters should complete the online referral form. All exams at the EAC must be scheduled in advance; that is, no “drop-in” or unscheduled exams will be administered at the EAC. Referrals for final exams to be completed at the EAC must be received no later than Thursday, April 27, to guarantee availability.
Please note: Do not re-submit referral forms to EAC for spring 2017 final exams if you have done so already. Only students who present pink notification letters are permitted to take their exams with accommodations at the EAC.
CEAH director applications due April 21
April 12, 2017 4:55 pm
The Office of the Vice President for Research is accepting applications for director of the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities. This is a part-time, three-year term position open to tenured faculty with current appointments in an arts, humanities, design or appropriate social sciences department at Iowa State. View position description. Online applications are due Friday, April 21.
Make note of student orientation dates
April 12, 2017 4:37 pm
The College of Design will host orientation sessions for incoming freshmen, transfer and international students on the following days:
Transfer Student Orientation
Friday, April 14
Friday, April 21
Friday, May 22
Thursday and Friday, June 1-2
Tuesday and Wednesday, June 6-7
Tuesday and Wednesday, June 13-14
Thursday and Friday, June 22-23
Monday and Tuesday, June 26-27
Friday, June 9
Tuesday, Aug. 15
Just in Time (Transfer and Freshmen)
Thursday, Aug. 17
Arts Writers Grant Program now accepting applications
April 12, 2017 4:32 pm
The Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program supports writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art (made since World War II). The program issues grants directly to individual authors for articles ($15,000), blogs ($30,000), books ($50,000), new and alternative media ($15,000) and short-form writing projects ($30,000). See guidelines and eligibility requirements and apply online by Wednesday, May 17.
Proposal for textile design minor ready to review
April 11, 2017 4:16 pm
College of Design faculty are asked to review the proposal for a new textile design minor prior to the college faculty-staff meeting on Monday, April 24. There will be a call for a vote to approve the proposal at that meeting.
Comments sought on second draft of updated college strategic plan
April 10, 2017 11:57 am
Input received March 27 through April 5 on the first draft of the College of Design’s updated (2017-20) strategic plan has been incorporated into a second draft that is now ready for review. A copy of the comments received also is available.
You are invited to discuss the second draft and provide further input at a strategic planning forum at noon today, April 10, in 130 Design. Comments received at the forum and via email to Senior Associate Dean Mark Chidister by Wednesday, April 19, will be used to prepare a revised draft for a vote at the college faculty-staff meeting Monday, April 24.
Faculty Success Program early-bird discount ends Friday, April 14
April 10, 2017 11:16 am
Sponsored by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, the Faculty Success Program is a 12-week (May 21 – August 12, 2017) intensive mentoring program (or virtual bootcamp) designed to help faculty increase research productivity, get control of their time and live a full and healthy life beyond campus. Receive a $500 discount if you register (using your Iowa State institutional membership) by the Friday, April 14 early-bird deadline. Online registration is available through Friday, April 21 (or until full).
Awards Day is Friday, April 14
April 10, 2017 10:45 am
The College of Design’s annual Awards Day program is Friday, April 14. The event begins at 9:30 a.m. with brunch served in Gallery 181, followed by the presentation of several departmental and college awards at 10 a.m. in the Lightfoot Forum. Donors in attendance who have contributed to student scholarships and faculty awards also will be recognized. No tickets are required for the brunch or the ceremony.
This event is open to students, staff and faculty of the College of Design, university friends and guests. Please join us to celebrate our individual and collective accomplishments!
Vendors selected for learning management system demos
April 10, 2017 9:35 am
Education technology companies Canvas and Desire2Learn (D2L) have been selected to give on-campus presentations for Iowa State’s next learning management system, which will replace Blackboard. All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the informational vendor demonstrations: Instructure Canvas will be from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, April 17, and D2L will be from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 18, both in 206 Durham.
Product overviews of both products will be provided by ISU staff on Wednesday and Thursday, April 19 and 20, in other locations on campus. View schedule.
Science fair for elementary school students is April 22
April 5, 2017 9:43 am
The ISU student chapter of the American Meteorological Society will host its third annual science fair for students in grades 1-5 from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at the Memorial Union Pioneer Room. The event is organized in one-hour increments by grade with first- and second-graders in the first hour. Completed projects or posters do not have to be weather-related; they can be on any topic. Registration is free but required by Monday, April 17. Questions may be emailed to email@example.com.
Departments, organizations sought for Destination Iowa State
April 4, 2017 1:43 pm
Destination Iowa State, the three-day welcome event for first-year and transfer students Aug. 17-19, invites university departments and organizations to participate in two specific activities: an evening picnic at the Iowa State Center on Thursday and Late Night at the Memorial Union on Friday. Participating units would host interactive activities for new Cyclones (while also promoting their department or unit). DIS staff can help develop ideas for activities. Email New Student Programs or call 294-5714 to express your interest or to get more information. Agreements are due July 28.
Intellectual property protection workshop is April 11
April 3, 2017 12:20 pm
The Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer (OIPTT) and Jim Oliver, director of the Virtual Reality Applications Center (VRAC), will share experiences securing intellectual property protection based on industry-funded research in a free workshop from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, in the Memorial Union Gold Room. Register for “Intellectual Property Protection at ISU” at Learn@ISU using your institutional membership. Lunch will be provided. Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
a2ru conference proposal deadline extended to April 14
April 3, 2017 12:13 pm
The deadline to submit proposals for papers/alternative equivalents (performances, time-based media presentations, etc.), discussion panels and working groups for the 2017 Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) national conference has been extended to Friday, April 14. Titled “Arts in the Public Sphere: Civility, Advocacy, and Engagement,” the conference will take place Nov. 1-4 in Boston, Massachusetts. It will be hosted by Northeastern University with additional events hosted by Boston University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Tufts University. Proposals will be reviewed and accepted through a blind peer-review process by a2ru partner scholars, practitioners and researchers. Visit the conference event page for more information and to download submission materials.
Register for Project LEA/RN workshop on human learning
March 29, 2017 9:12 am
Project LEA/RN will host a two-day workshop on human learning for up to 20 ISU educators from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily Tuesday-Wednesday, May 9-10, in 2622 Lagomarcino. Share insights about the brain based on current research, engage in strategies that promote interaction and deep thinking, and apply your new understandings in situations where you facilitate learning. The strategies you experience and the concepts you explore are applicable to classes, orientation sessions, extension meetings or any other learning situations, making your leadership even more effective for improving learning. RSVP to Jan Wiersema.
Welcome Sarah Klahs to the College of Design
March 28, 2017 3:01 pm
Sarah Klahs joined the College of Design March 1 as an administrative specialist in the Dean’s Office. She is the assistant to Cameron Campbell, associate dean for academic programs, and Mike Miller, director of operations, and serves as the college’s events coordinator and alumni coordinator. One of her first tasks is getting everything in order for Awards Day on April 14.
Klahs received a Bachelor of Science in communications and psychology from William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri, in 2012. She and her husband, Phil, moved to Ames in fall 2015 for him to pursue a PhD in ecology and evolutionary biology. They have “an adorable grey cat” named Peppermint. Klahs previously worked as an executive aide to the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee, and most recently as a secretary II for New Student Programs at Iowa State.
She is the chapter relations and standards board adviser for the Delta Nu chapter of Alpha Chi Omega sorority at Iowa State and a volunteer event assistant for the Volunteer Center of Story County. She also occasionally volunteers at the Octagon Center for the Arts. In her free time, Klahs loves to craft and bake. Please help us welcome her to the College of Design!
Input requested on first draft of updated strategic plan
March 27, 2017 10:28 am
Earlier this month, the process of updating the College of Design’s Strategic Plan began with a request for input on the college’s current plan. Input received March 6-22 shaped the first draft of an updated plan which is ready for review. The input of faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends is critical as the revised goals and tactics will guide college actions and funding priorities for the coming years. The PDF file combines three documents that we hope will prove useful as you review this first draft.
You are invited to discuss the draft and provide further input at a strategic planning forum at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, in room 130. Comments received at the forum and via email to Senior Associate Dean Mark Chidister by Wednesday, April 5, will be used to prepare a second draft which will be released on Monday, April 10. A report on progress made 2013 to the present is almost complete and will be released later this week.
Three finalists named in landscape architecture chair search
March 24, 2017 6:05 pm
Three finalists have been named in the search for the next chair of the Iowa State University Department of Landscape Architecture. They are:
- Nnamdi Elleh, professor of architecture, history and theory and coordinator of the master’s and PhD programs in the School of Architecture and Interior Design in the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning at the University of Cincinnati
- Carl Rogers, associate professor and interim chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture at Iowa State University
- Thomas Oslund, principal and design director of Oslund Associates in Minneapolis, Minnesota
The finalists will visit campus in the next two weeks; each candidate will give a public presentation followed by a question-and-answer period. More information, including a list of visit dates and presentation times and the candidates’ bios, is available online.
Participate in prospective international student video
March 23, 2017 4:45 pm
Admissions is working on a #YouAreWelcomeHere video for prospective international students. Please invite the students, faculty, and staff you work with to participate.
Iowa State University values diversity and enthusiastically welcomes students from all backgrounds; there’s a place for you at Iowa State! #YouAreWelcomeHere
Join admissions in recording a video of support for prospective international students: March 28: 1:30-2:30 pm, Central Campus or 3-4 pm, Elings Hall
Vote for Ames in America’s Main Streets competition
March 23, 2017 2:45 pm
The Ames Main Street Cultural District is a quarterfinalist in the America’s Main Streets competition. The College of Design is proud to be a part of the district through our Design on Main facility in downtown Ames. You can help Ames win the competition — and a $25,000 grand prize — by voting online for Ames Main Street Cultural District every day. (Note that if you are on the same server as your coworkers, turn off the wifi on your cell phone and vote that way instead of from your computer, or vote from a personal/home computer.) You can also share the link with people you know via email and on social media. Voting for this phase of the competition runs through Monday, April 24. Thanks for your support!
Call for entries: Community of Artists exhibition
March 23, 2017 1:53 pm
The Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames invites entries for the Community of Artists all-media exhibition scheduled to run from June 2 through July 29 in the Main and Sweeney galleries. The juror this year is Sarah McCoy, an assistant professor of graphic design at Drake University who also owns and operates The Permanent Collection Letterpress + Design, a letterpress studio in Des Moines. Artists over 18 years of age living within 150 miles of Ames may submit original work completed after Jan. 1, 2015. Submit up to three entries for the $20 entry fee ($15 for Octagon members). Entries are due Sunday, April 16.
In Memoriam: Elsa Sreenivasam
March 22, 2017 9:29 am
Associate Professor Emerita of Art and Design Elsa Marie Sreenivasam of St. Paul, Minnesota, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in Green Valley, Arizona. She is survived by her husband, Dharma; five children and three grandchildren.
Sreenivasam received a Bachelor of Arts in 1951 from St. Scholastica, Duluth, Minnesota, and a Master of Arts in art education in 1969 from the University of Minnesota. She taught fiber art and design at the University of Kansas from 1973-1976 and at Iowa State University from 1977 until her retirement in 1992. She received two Fulbright Study/Research Awards to study traditional textile printing, dyeing and embroidery processes in India, which resulted in her publication, “The Textiles of India: A Living History.” She helped found the Surface Design Association in 1976 and served as its first president.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Minnesota. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making a donation to a charity of your choice.
Retirement reception for Gregory Palermo, Bruce Bassler and Clare Cardinal-Pett
March 21, 2017 9:10 am
The Department of Architecture invites faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends to celebrate the work and dedication of Professor Gregory Palermo and Associate Professors Bruce Bassler and Clare Cardinal-Pett at a retirement reception in their honor from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 6, in the Beckman Forum, King Pavilion. Remarks will begin at 4:15 p.m. Congratulatory cards may be mailed to the faculty in care of the department: 146 College of Design, 715 Bissell Road, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011.
Faculty and staff workshop on women in the workplace
March 20, 2017 11:25 am
The University Committee on Women will host a “Ready, Set … Risk” seminar and workshop on the development and advancement of women in the workplace. Daniella Levitt, president of Daniella Levitt Enterprises and Ovation Global Strategies, will share positive strategies and tactics for how to leverage risk to your advantage in your current and future careers. She will explore why risk-taking is essential to any woman’s career-management and advancement strategy.
Join Levitt for an open seminar from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, and a faculty-staff workshop from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 23, both in the Memorial Union Gallery Room. Register online.
Free registration for AIA Iowa Spring Conference
March 20, 2017 11:14 am
Full-time students and faculty members of the Iowa State University Department of Architecture can register free of charge for the Iowa chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Iowa) Spring Conference Wednesday, April 12, at the Scheman Building. This year’s theme is “Resilience” and the conference will focus on resilient designs and practices that are adaptable to ever-changing markets and ways designers and entrepreneurs can better shape a future for the built environment. Register online.
Promotion and tenure vita guidelines
March 10, 2017 8:35 am
A new Promotion & Tenure Vita Guidelines document approved by the College of Design’s Faculty Development Council is available online. It provides guidelines for developing faculty curriculum vitae for promotion and tenure dossiers to present the strongest case for the quality, quantity and impacts of scholarship and work in the areas of their PRS while assuring the content meets ISU Faculty Handbook requirements. The document may be found on the Faculty Promotion & Advancement section of the college’s website.
Publication Subvention Grant proposals due April 3
March 10, 2017 8:13 am
The Office of the Vice President for Research offers Publication Subvention Grants to support low-volume scholarly projects that are not expected to be commercially viable without assistance. Any full-time faculty member or any P&S staff member at the rank of P37 or above may apply for this award through his/her academic unit. Anyone outside the university working on Iowa-related research topics may apply to this program by working directly with the VPR’s office.
Proposals are due electronically by 5 p.m. Monday, April 3.
Register for data disasters workshop
March 7, 2017 3:08 pm
All College of Design students, staff and faculty are invited to participate in a workshop on “How to Avoid Data Disasters” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, in 434 Design. Learn more about creating backups of your files. Bring your laptop and an external hard drive or USB stick and learn multiple ways to save your data, how often and where to save it. Snacks will be provided. Register by 5 p.m. Monday, March 20, by sending an email to Jennifer Nieland with the subject line “Data Disaster Workshop.”
Register for Latina/Latino Education Initiative Conference
March 7, 2017 10:06 am
This year’s Latina/Latino Education Initiative Conference on “Student Success and Completion” will be Wednesday, April 12, at the Des Moines Area Community College FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny. Registration is free; sign up online. Questions? Contact J. Eliseo De Leon, adjunct assistant professor of food science and human nutrition.
Input requested on College of Design’s strategic plan
March 6, 2017 8:41 am
Three years ago, College of Design faculty and staff approved a strategic plan and action plan for the years 2013-20. That plan included a mid-term opportunity to examine and, as needed, recast the goals and tactics. It is time to begin this update process.
Dean Luis Rico-Gutierrez and Senior Associate Dean Mark Chidister invite input from faculty, staff, students and alumni on the current plan with a focus on the goals and tactics that should inform priorities and guide action for the next three years. The update process will be iterative with several opportunities for you to provide feedback and respond to draft documents. In this first round, it would be most helpful to receive input and ideas by Wednesday, March 22, sent to Mark Chidister.
Faculty and staff should have received an email about this with two supporting documents attached. Students and alumni will be notified via the regularly scheduled e-blasts this week. CoD Plan Update Basics 2017 is a distillation of the strategic plans for ISU and the College of Design. CoD Plan Update Background 2017 includes the full text of these plans. Next week, you will also receive a report of progress made on the college’s plan since it was launched in 2013.
There are three basic questions under consideration for which we welcome your input:
- What goals and tactics in the current plan should be continued to guide the college for the next three years?
- What goals and tactics in the current plan should be eliminated or reshaped?
- What goals and tactics should be added?
While the focus of this update is on the goals and tactics, we can also revisit the college’s mission, vision and values statements if there are compelling reasons to do so.
College partners with AIA Iowa to host historic preservation workshop in Rome
March 3, 2017 10:23 am
The ISU College of Design and Iowa chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Iowa) will host a nine-day summer workshop on “Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse in Rome” at the college’s Rome studio. Travel dates are Friday, June 23, through Monday, July 3, 2017. Classes will take place at the Palazzo Cenci-Bolognetti with site visits and field trips to locations throughout Rome and its environs. The college has applied for continuing education credit (up to 20 hours) through the AIA, and participants may apply for credit through other professional organizations such as the American Society of Interior Designers and the American Society of Landscape Architects.
The $1,950 fee includes programming, six lunches, two dinners, lodging and transportation to and from lodging during programming. Not included are round-trip airfare, transit to and from airport, passport/visa fees, meals not specified in itinerary, personal items and expenses, gratuities other than specified, damage or abuse of lodging, travel insurance, and other items not listed in the itinerary. A $500 is required by Friday, April 14, to secure a place in the workshop. More information, including a complete itinerary, will be forthcoming.
Iowa Arts Council Fellowship letters of intent due March 15
March 3, 2017 9:05 am
Iowa Arts Council Fellowships support individual artists with up to $10,000 in funding and professional development opportunities. Awards are made to artists who demonstrate exceptional creativity and the capacity to contribute to the innovation and elevation of the arts in Iowa. Letters of intent are due Wednesday, March 15, for the fellowship period from July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.
Foreign travel grant applications due March 24
March 3, 2017 8:48 am
Foreign travel grant applications for the travel period of May 16, 2017, through Jan. 16, 2018, are due to the Dean’s Office, 134 Design, by 5 p.m. Friday, March 24. These grant funds, offered three times per year, support a portion of round-trip international airfare. Submit the original application copy only with department chair signature. This is an internal deadline prior to submission to the university.
Honors Program seeks award nominations
March 2, 2017 10:17 am
The University Honors Program seeks nominations for outstanding Honors teaching, advising or mentoring. Two awards of $500 will be given for general excellence in teaching or advising Honors students. Anyone who has taught or mentored in the Honors program may apply. Recipients will be recognized Wednesday, April 26, at the University Honors Program convocation. Send nominations and optional supporting materials to 2130 Jischke by 5 p.m. Friday, March 24.
Nominations sought for 2017-18 leadership class
February 28, 2017 3:10 pm
The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost seeks nominations for the 2017-18 cohort of the Emerging Leaders Academy. The academy is open to faculty and P&S staff members in all divisions, whether currently in a leadership role or aspiring to such positions. Participants attend monthly sessions led by on-campus and outside experts, and members complete modules in areas such as strategic planning, budget development, performance management, understanding diversity and creating an inclusive organizational culture.
Nominations are due Monday, March 20; participants will be selected by Monday, April 10. More information, including eligibility criteria and the nomination documents, is online.
Carver scholarship applications due April 1
February 27, 2017 1:33 pm
Twenty Roy J. Carver Scholarships are available to ISU students who will start their junior year this fall. Awards, averaging $5,200 and renewable for the senior year, are made to students with great potential and promise who work hard to make ends meet or face debilitating circumstances in their lives. Students should apply online at the Carver Charitable Trust site; faculty and staff are asked to refer worthy student applicants to this scholarship.
March 31 is application deadline for undergraduate research funds
February 27, 2017 11:05 am
Applications are open for the 2017-18 Undergraduate Research Assistantship program, which provides outstanding juniors and seniors hands-on experience in a formal research environment. The intent is to encourage them to pursue graduate school. Faculty, staff and students should seek out those with similar interests for possible “matches;” preference is given to qualified students and faculty/staff who each ask to work with the other.
Student candidates must have filled out the FAFSA financial aid form and be eligible for work-study funding. Application deadline for faculty, staff and students is Friday, March 31. More information, including program guidelines and application documents, is online. Questions may be directed to Julie Arnold, 294-0103.
Iowa Artists on Display 4th Annual Art Program
February 23, 2017 8:28 am
Dickinson Law (Dickinson Mackaman Tyler & Hagen PC) in Des Moines is hosting its 4th Annual Art Program, which highlights student artists who attend college in Iowa and faculty who teach art in Iowa. If you are interested in being involved in the law firm’s rotation of art between now and the end of June, contact Jesse Johnston, email@example.com, attorney and art committee chair, (515) 246-4526. The firm also will host the “Iowa Artists on Display” open house for client and guests from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 23, to coincide with the first day of the Des Moines Arts Festival.
Reminder: Complete your COIC disclosure form
February 17, 2017 5:27 pm
Please remember to complete your annual COIC (Conflict of Interest and Commitment) disclosure for 2017. All faculty, P&S staff, contract staff and postdoctoral scholars are required to disclose whether or not you believe you have a conflict. You should also update the disclosure form throughout the year as necessary.
The COIC disclosure is accomplished through AccessPlus; click on the Employee tab and then the COIC Disclosure link on the left side bar, then Create/Update in the upper lefthand corner. Answer the screening question, which will send you to the appropriate form to fill out and submit.
Register for ISU ADVANCE workshop on diversity and inclusion
February 17, 2017 10:16 am
ISU ADVANCE will host a diversity and inclusion workshop featuring the Cornell Interactive Theatre Ensemble (CITE) on Monday, March 27, at the ISU Alumni Center Ballroom, Beach Avenue.
Interactive theater and facilitated dialogue from multiple points of view create a climate for participants that builds inclusion, foster collaboration and give participants knowledge and tools to take back to their own work environments. CITE scenarios reveal the dynamics of diversity issues and the dynamics of human interaction around those issues.
Participants may choose the morning (9-11 a.m.) or afternoon (2-4 p.m.) session. Pre-registration is required (read instructions for how to register) will be closed when program capacity is reached, so register soon! The program is co-sponsored by the colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Business, Design, Engineering, Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, University Library, Office of the Provost, Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Psychology, and Iowa NSF EPSCoR.
NEH Summer Stipends limited submission competition
February 17, 2017 10:02 am
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences or both. The $6,000 awards support two consecutive summer months of full-time work on a humanities project at any stage of development.
Iowa State may submit only two applications to NEH each year. Pre-proposals for an internal competition must be submitted online to the Vice President for Research’s office by 5 p.m. Friday, March 24.
Register for mental health first aid training
February 14, 2017 3:20 pm
A majority of mental illness begins between the ages of 18 and 24, and nearly 50 percent of that age range could potentially have an episode while in college. How would you handle it? Who would you call? Iowa State University Police Division and the Ames Police Department will host a mental health first aid training session from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 3, at Lynn Fuhrer Lodge, 1635 Amherst Dr., Ames. The training will help participants better understand mental illness and respond to psychiatric emergencies. Space is limited to 30 people and you must be present for the entire eight-hour session for certification. Cost is $25, which includes materials, lunch and snacks. To register, email Det. Tim Denger, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (515) 294-1897.
Iowa Lakeside Lab Artist-in-Residence Program applications due March 1
February 13, 2017 10:26 am
The Iowa Lakeside Laboratory Artist-in-Residence Program invites artists, musicians, composers and performers to apply for a two- to four-week residency in summer 2017. Residencies include housing, meals, rustic studio space and access to the lab’s scientific community. A high priority of the program is the mutual benefit of art and science partnerships. Preference is given to artists whose work engages with ecology, science and natural history in unique and collaborative ways. Apply online no later than Wednesday, March 1. Questions? Contact Alex Braidwood, director of the artist-in-residence program.
PedalArt Poster Show entries due Feb. 25
February 13, 2017 9:45 am
Entries are being accepted for the 8th Annual PedalArt, a poster show comprised entirely of bicycle-related works of art. Hosted by the Des Moines Social Club and Des Moines Bicycle Collective, the show’s purpose is to encourage recreational bicycling and promote bicycle commuting. It also introduces people to local artists. Thirty artists will be chosen for this year’s event. Submissions need not be bicycle-related; those selected will create work specifically for PedalArt. Submit three to five pieces or work or an electronic portfolio on or before Saturday, Feb. 25, to email@example.com.
Applications open for senior associate dean position
February 13, 2017 9:15 am
College of Design Senior Associate Dean Mark Chidister will retire June 30, 2017. The college is now accepting internal applications to fill the vacated position. Responsibilities include providing leadership in the areas of academic personnel; coordinating college-level strategic plan development; budget oversight; and assisting the dean with a wide variety of special initiatives, studies and reports. This position is a full-time, A-base appointment with a negotiated percentage of time for scholarship and/or teaching in the incumbent’s academic department and serves at the pleasure of the dean.
The complete position description and application instructions can be found online. Internal applications will be accepted until Sunday, February 26, 2017. The search committee will be led by David Ringholz, chair of the Department of Industrial Design. Search committee members include Pam Boehm, Marwan Ghandour, Monica Haddad and Audrey Kennis.
Design Career Fair March 2
February 10, 2017 4:57 pm
The Design Career Fair will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 2, in the Durham Great Hall at the Memorial Union. Seventy-six employers are registered and more than 70 College of Design alumni are returning to represent their employers. Faculty are asked to encourage students to participate and plan to stop by to say hello to alumni. View the full list of registered employers and majors recruited or contact Career Services Director Tiffany Atilano for more information.
Iowa Arts Council seeks work for Iowa Women’s Art Exhibition
February 9, 2017 2:10 pm
Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Arts Council invite entries for the Iowa Women’s Art Exhibition, which celebrates female Iowa artists and their contributions to the vitality of the arts and quality of life in Iowa. Applicants must be current Iowa residents, female, 21 years of age or older and not enrolled in a degree-granting program. The exhibition includes two shows each year that rotate semi-annually in the formal office of the lieutenant governor at the Iowa State Capitol Building. Apply online by Monday, May 1.
Film and panel discussion on evolution of xenophobia
February 9, 2017 10:19 am
The Design Community on Diversity and the College of Design Diversity Committee will host a film viewing and panel discussion on “The Evolution of Xenophobia” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in 181 Design. The program will explore the evolution of xenophobia in America and the impact of stereotypical portrayals of people from the Middle East and other racialized groups in media and politics. There will be a panel of faculty members and students who have been affected by the presidential executive order and the uncertainty of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) renewal. Questions? Contact College of Design Multicultural Liaison Officer Audrey Kennis.
Register for ISU Faculty Research Day
February 9, 2017 9:41 am
ISU Faculty Research Day will be from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Faculty from all disciplines are invited to present a poster, deliver a talk, display an exhibit, meet new colleagues and discover connections within Iowa State’s interdisciplinary grand challenge research areas. The event will feature a keynote address by Debi Durham, director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority; a poster session, lightning talks and a hosted networking reception. Registration for attendance and to present a poster or talk is required. Questions may be directed to Amy Harris-Tehan.
Register now for ISCORE and preconference events
February 8, 2017 10:30 am
The 17th annual Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE) will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, March 3, at the Memorial Union. All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend and/or volunteer; registration is free but required. A half-day professional development preconference for university employees, designed to enhance understanding and sensitivity to cultural differences, will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, also at the Memorial Union. Registration is free and also required.
Security alert: W-2 request is a con
February 7, 2017 4:15 pm
Your boss doesn’t want your W-2. Nor does any other honest person you know. The IRS has issued a warning about the latest ploy making its way across the country. Criminals spoof the email addresses of your acquaintances to try to get you to reveal your or others’ W-2s, SSNs, income or personal info. Don’t. The ISU IT website has more information on how to report these scams.
Nominations open through Feb. 17 for Gender and Sexuality Equity Awards
February 7, 2017 8:39 am
The Margaret Sloss Women’s Center and the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Student Services Center invite nominations for the 2017 Gender and Sexuality Equity Awards. These awards recognize individuals and groups demonstrating leadership, involvement and/or academic scholarship that has advanced gender and sexuality equity for women, LGBTQIA+ people and other gender and sexual minorities. Scholarship awards support the academic success and leadership of women, LGBTQIA+ students, adult and nontraditional students and single parents. The deadline to submit nominations is 11:59 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17. Winners will be honored at the Gender and Sexuality Equity Awards Reception Wednesday, March 22. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Symposium on Sustainability poster, award deadline is Feb. 22
February 6, 2017 2:45 pm
Iowa State’s 8th annual Symposium on Sustainability will be held Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 27-28, in the Memorial Union. Students, faculty, staff and campus and community organizations are encouraged to participate in the poster and table display reception on both evenings; applications will be accepted through Wednesday, Feb. 22. Space is limited. Nominations also are being accepted through Feb. 22 for the Live Green! Awards for Excellence in Sustainability.
CEAH Research and Symposium Grant proposals due Feb. 7
February 2, 2017 10:19 am
The Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities Research Grant and Symposium Grant proposals are due via online submission by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7. The CEAH provides grants for research and creative activity that makes a significant contribution to the scholarly development and academic career progression of faculty in the arts, design and humanities. Projects should employ predominantly artistic and humanistic approaches and have outcomes clearly falling within the arts and humanities disciplines. Find the RFP and guidelines online.
Symposium Grants support the creation of artistic and scholarly conferences, symposia or seminars on the Iowa State campus that will attract significant national attention and bring recognition to the scholarly work being done by ISU’s arts and humanities faculty. In addition to enhancing the Iowa State research mission, these symposia should broadly benefit the intellectual environment at ISU, offering a public event, such as a keynote address, that will attract a broad audience. Preference will be given to proposals that promote innovative or emergent themes and contribute to advancing arts and humanities research at Iowa State. Find the RFP and guidelines online.
Register for workshop on finding foundation funding
February 1, 2017 1:23 pm
The Office of the Vice President for Research and ISU Research Park will host a workshop on “Finding Foundation Funding and What to Do Once You’ve Found a Match” from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2, in the Kildee Hall Ensminger Room. Participants will learn how to strategically search for foundation funding using the Foundation Directory Online and other sources. This session will inform you about the next steps to take once a match is found, as well as the university resources available to assist with completion of your submission. The event will be useful to all faculty and staff who are interested in funding smaller projects or diversifying funding sources. Register online.
College awards deadline extended to Feb. 10
February 1, 2017 12:40 pm
The deadline to submit nominations for College of Design awards has been extended. Nominations are now due to the Dean’s Office by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10. Administrators, faculty, staff and students may nominate colleagues, teachers, support staff and students for the following annual awards: Academic Advising Award, Polster Teaching Award, P&S/Merit Staff Award for Extraordinary Performance, Faculty/Staff Research Award, Outreach/Public Service Award, Faculty Award for Extraordinary Performance, Graduate Assistant Award for Extraordinary Performance, Undergraduate Assistant Award for Extraordinary Performance.
Please note that some of these awards require the completion of a nomination packet and letters of support. Please consider nominating a worthy colleague, employee, adviser or instructor for well-deserved recognition!
a2ru National Conference call for proposals
January 31, 2017 1:03 pm
The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) is accepting proposals for papers/alternative equivalents (performances, time-based media presentations, etc.), discussion panels and working groups for the 2017 national conference, “Arts in the Public Sphere: Civility, Advocacy, and Engagement,” which will take place Nov. 1-4 in Boston, Massachusetts. The conference is hosted by Northeastern University with additional events hosted by Boston University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Tufts University. Proposals will be reviewed and accepted through a blind peer-review process by a2ru partner scholars, practitioners and researchers. Visit the conference event page for more information and to download submission materials. Proposals are due Friday, April 7.
Human subjects training opportunity
January 26, 2017 4:55 pm
The Office of Responsible Research will offer a training program this spring for faculty, staff and students who may conduct research involving human subjects. The ORR will provide monthly training on the basics of navigating the approval process for research on human subjects as well as a four-part series (one seminar each quarter) that addresses different components of such research. Graduate students and new faculty members will find these events especially valuable.
The first monthly event will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, in the Ensminger Room, Kildee Hall. Register through the Learn@ISU system using your ISU institutional membership. Information on the four-part series is forthcoming.
Proposals sought for Women’s and Diversity Grants Program
January 26, 2017 9:27 am
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is accepting grant proposals for the Women’s and Diversity Grants Program, which supports initiatives that enrich the experiences of women and diverse Iowa State faculty, staff and students. Up to $50,000 in grant funding is available to support women’s and diversity initiatives for either one-time programming or as seed money to stimulate additional funding from other sources. Proposals are due Wednesday, March 1, and may be submitted by faculty or staff, as individuals or teams. Guidelines, an application form and timeline are available online.
Lectures and Exhibitions Committee funding
January 24, 2017 9:47 am
The College of Design Lectures and Exhibitions Committee has allocated all of its funding for 2016-2017 and will no longer accept requests for funding assistance through the end of this academic year. The budget for 2017-2018 has not been determined.
Review LMS vendor proposals by Jan. 31
January 20, 2017 10:50 am
Information Technology and the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) are continuing their review of Iowa State’s learning management system (LMS). Faculty, staff and students can assist now by reviewing a proposed list of required elements for vendor proposals and offering feedback by Tuesday, Jan. 31.
CELT director Ann Marie VanDerZanden and IT director Mike Lohrbach are co-leading the effort to determine the university’s future teaching and technological needs. Iowa State currently uses Blackboard Learn, hosted locally on university servers. That license ends in December 2017, providing an opportunity to evaluate the newer, cloud-based version of Blackboard Learn — and explore alternative products.
Leanne Alexander to retire Jan. 27; new Reading Room contact
January 20, 2017 9:07 am
Design Reading Room Supervisor Leanne Alexander is retiring from Iowa State University. Her last day in the College of Design will be Friday, Jan. 27. After that date, the Design Reading Room contact will be Angie Brown, 294-0418 (Design) or 294-0448 (Parks Library Circulation).
Panel discussion on legal rights of immigrants in Iowa
January 19, 2017 10:31 am
The Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion will host a panel discussion, Know Your Rights (PDF), from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. The forum will focus on the legal rights of all immigrants living in Iowa, including undocumented residents and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students. How to address hate incidents and available resources on and off campus also will be shared. Panelists will represent Iowa State, Iowa Department of Human Rights, Justice for Our Neighbors, American Friends Service Committee, One Iowa and ACLU of Iowa. All are welcome to attend this free event. For more information, contact Consuelo Liz Mendez-Shannon, project director for Hispanic/Latinx affairs.
University Honors program proposals sought for fall 2017
January 19, 2017 10:26 am
The University Honors program seeks proposals for Honors seminars to be offered in fall 2017. These 1- or 2-credit courses explore topics of current or special interest. Seminars are pass/fail, with enrollment usually limited to 17. A grant of $500 per seminar supports the professional development of the instructor(s). More information, including proposal guidelines and a downloadable proposal form, is online. Proposals are due Friday, Feb. 3.
Bissell Road construction open houses Jan. 25
January 18, 2017 1:09 pm
Facilities planning and management is seeking input on the future use of Bissell Road during two open house sessions on Wednesday, Jan. 25: 12:30-2 p.m. in the College of Design’s Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum, and 2:30-4 p.m. in the Sukup Hall atrium. Utility work for upcoming construction projects will require the demolition and reconstruction of Bissell from Osborn Drive to Union Drive. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to share feedback about possible roadway configurations, including pedestrian safety, traffic and overall campus character considerations.
Reminder: Student Employee of the Year Award nominations due Jan. 27
January 18, 2017 9:35 am
Nominations for the 2017 ISU Student Employee of the Year award are due Friday, Jan. 27. Nominees must be undergraduate students employed part time on campus for a minimum of six months between June 1, 2016, and May 31, 2017 (anticipated). Nominees will be assessed for reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism, interpersonal skills and unique contributions to the employer. Direct questions to Erin Schwartz, 294-0102, or Julie Arnold, 294-0103.
Art Inspired student exhibition call for entries
January 17, 2017 10:48 am
Iowa State students in any major are invited to submit artwork to the “Art Inspired” juried art exhibition, which will be on view Feb. 4 through March 20 in the Memorial Union Pioneer Room. The show will be juried by ISU alumnus and professional ceramics designer Jonathan Castro (BFA 2007 Integrated Studio Arts). You may enter up to three 2D or 3D works with a one- to three-sentence statement describing your inspiration for each artwork. Entry details are available on the Student Activities Center website.
Entries must be hand-delivered between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the Pioneer Room. Entry forms and artwork labels will be available when you drop off your work, or you can download the form, fill it out and take it with you when you drop off your work. If you are unable to deliver artwork during that time frame, contact Letitia Kenemer, MU fine arts coordinator, to make other arrangements in advance.
College of Design faculty members also are asked to inform students about this opportunity and encourage them to enter.
Complete your Conflicts of Interest and Commitment (COIC) Disclosure
January 12, 2017 2:42 pm
Please remember to complete your annual COIC (Conflict of Interest and Commitment) disclosure for 2017. All faculty, P&S staff, contract staff and postdoctoral scholars are required to disclose whether or not you believe you have a conflict. You should also update the disclosure form throughout the year as necessary.
The COIC disclosure is accomplished through AccessPlus; click on the Employee tab and then the COIC Disclosure link on the left side bar, then Create/Update in the upper lefthand corner. Answer the screening question, which will send you to the appropriate form to fill out and submit. Please refer to the Jan. 11 email memo sent by Virgene Monthei if you have further questions.
Fulbright Scholar Program Workshop for Faculty and Professionals
January 12, 2017 12:52 pm
Faculty members, administrators and professionals are invited to attend a free workshop on the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program from 3 to 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the Memorial Union Cardinal Room. Topics covered in the workshop will include opportunities for teaching, research and flexible initiatives in more than 125 countries; tips on how to craft a competitive application, including how to make contacts abroad and choosing the right country and award for you; and ways to increase Iowa State’s international profile by hosting a Fulbright Visiting Scholar through the Outreach Learning Fund and Scholar-in-Residence Program.
Anyone with a potential interest in applying for a Fulbright should attend. Department chairs also may attend to get an overview of the program and to encourage their faculty to apply, especially if they know faculty in their department are considering FPDAs in other countries.
Individual faculty and professionals also can reserve a 30-minute slot to visit with the Fulbright Program representative between 12:30 and 2:45 p.m. and from 4:30 to 5 p.m. in the Cardinal Room, or join her for dinner the evening of Feb. 14. To reserve an individual meeting time, contact Megan Peterson by Tuesday, Feb. 7.
OPPTAG seeks teachers, course proposals for summer programs
January 11, 2017 2:07 pm
The Office of Precollegiate Programs for Talented and Gifted (OPPTAG) seeks faculty, staff, graduate students and local teachers to teach summer camp courses for talented and gifted students in grades 3-11. Potential instructors should be passionate about their fields of study and have the skills to work with elementary, middle and high school students. Proposals for classes, especially in the STEM fields, also are being accepted. Course proposals should be submitted by Friday, Jan. 27. An application for proposals and more information is available online.
Learning management system review (Blackboard Learn)
January 11, 2017 12:38 pm
Iowa State’s license with the Blackboard Learn vendor ends in December. At that time, a change must be made: either to the cloud-hosted version of Blackboard, which will be a product with a very different look and feel, or to a different learning management system (LMS) product. Faculty who use Blackboard have the opportunity to help review LMS options to determine current and future teaching and technological needs and the direction the university decides to take.
The review and implementation process is being co-led by the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and the Office of the CIO. If you have questions about the LMS review process, contact the review co-leads at email@example.com.
Plato’s Cave Changes
January 11, 2017 11:14 am
Plato’s Cave, our on-line collection of scanned images from slides, has moved to a new server. The only change is that in order to use it from off campus, you will need to use a VPN connection to campus. More about VPN connections can be found here: — https://www.it.iastate.edu/howtos/vpn
If you need assistance, please see Dan Carlisle.
Use the ISU Incident Portal to report work-related injuries
January 9, 2017 12:13 pm
The ISU Incident Portal is a comprehensive incident-reporting system for work-related injuries and incidents. (A portion of the system is devoted to non-work-related injuries such as student or visitor injuries, volunteer injuries and others not covered by workers’ compensation.) This system replaces the former injury and incident-reporting system that was available in AccessPlus. It is intended to increase efficiency and automation in incident and injury reporting and tracking by utilizing a single portal with more user-friendly and intuitive interfaces.
The system enables increased collaboration and coordination between University Human Resources, Office of Risk Management, Environmental Health and Safety and others to better serve faculty, staff, students and visitors.
Please note that all faculty and staff need to report work-related injuries using this system. To access the portal, visit UHR’s website or use the alpha index on Iowa State’s homepage (W > Workers’ Compensation > Workers’ Compensation Forms > First Report of Injury). If you have questions about the system or about workers’ compensation, call 294-4800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NCFDD spring 2017 webinar series
January 6, 2017 2:42 pm
The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity offers a wide array of professional development webinars available free to Iowa State University faculty and staff through the university’s institutional membership. The first core curriculum webinar, “Every Semester Needs a Plan,” will be from 1 to 2 p.m. CST Thursday, Jan. 12. Check the NCFDD’s Community Calendar for additional events scheduled this semester. Events also will be posted on the College of Design calendar.
College award nominations due Feb. 1
January 5, 2017 11:23 am
Nominations for College of Design awards are due to the Dean’s Office by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1. Administrators, faculty, staff and students may nominate colleagues, teachers, support staff and students for the following annual awards: Academic Advising Award, Polster Teaching Award, P&S/Merit Staff Award for Extraordinary Performance, Faculty/Staff Research Award, Outreach/Public Service Award, Faculty Award for Extraordinary Performance, Graduate Assistant Award for Extraordinary Performance, Undergraduate Assistant Award for Extraordinary Performance. Please note that some of these awards require the completion of a nomination packet and letters of support.
NEA Art Works indication of interest due Jan. 13
January 5, 2017 10:59 am
The National Endowment for the Arts recognizes the catalytic effects of excellent art and the key role that arts and design organizations play in revitalizing communities. To deepen and extend the arts’ value, including the ability to foster new connections and to exemplify creativity and innovation, the NEA Art Works program welcomes proposals for projects that:
- are likely to prove transformative with the potential for meaningful change, whether in the development or enhancement of new or existing art forms, new approaches to the creation or presentation of art, or new ways of engaging the public with art;
- are distinctive, offering fresh insights and new value for their fields and/or the public through unconventional solutions; and
- have the potential to be shared or emulated, or are likely to lead to other advances in the field.
If you are interested in this opportunity, email email@example.com by Friday, Jan. 13.
Reminder: Diversity course proposals due Jan. 16
January 4, 2017 10:50 am
Funding proposals for the Diversity Course Development Initiative are due Monday, Jan. 16. New and modified courses must be offered initially in the fall 2017, spring 2018 or fall 2018 semesters. More information, including the request for proposals and proposal template, is on the CELT website. Funding decisions will be announced in February.
GIS facility to host MLK Jr. Day service event Jan. 16
January 4, 2017 10:31 am
The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Support and Research Facility, in cooperation with IowaView, is hosting a Martin Luther King Jr. Day service event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 16, in 206 Durham. All are invited to volunteer for this event; no experience is necessary.
Attendees will participate in a worldwide effort called Open Street Map, a crowd-sourced map of the world that is open source, free and available for any use. OSM provides online web-mapping tools for users to map roads, buildings, water bodies and features of interest using satellite imagery as a base. Past projects have worked with humanitarian groups like the Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders to create new maps in areas of the world dealing with disasters and emergencies.
Library Reserve Requests
December 12, 2016 11:23 am
Faculty are reminded to please send your library reserve lists to Design Reading Room Supervisor Leanne Alexander. Let her know if you have new lists for spring semester, if you want her to remove the fall lists after this semester ends, and if you need to have fall lists transferred to spring.
December 12, 2016 11:23 am
The college’s fall undergraduate and graduate convocation will begin with a reception at 9:30 a.m. this Saturday, Dec. 17, followed by the recognition ceremony at 10 a.m., both in the Lightfoot Forum. Faculty and staff are invited to attend and wish our graduating students a personal farewell.
Winter Break Building Hours
December 12, 2016 11:22 am
The College of Design will observe the following hours over winter break. The building will be open normal hours Monday-Wednesday, Dec. 19-22 (the Office of Student Services and Programs will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. those days) and closed Dec. 23 through Jan. 2. Normal hours will resume Tuesday, Jan. 3.
Student Employee of the Year Award
December 12, 2016 11:21 am
The Student Employment Center and Office of Student Financial Aid seek nominations for the 2017 ISU Student Employee of the Year award. Nominees must be undergraduates employed part time on campus for a minimum of six months between June 1, 2016, and May 31, 2017 (anticipated). Nominees will be assessed for reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism, interpersonal skills and unique contributions to the employer. Nominations are due Friday, Jan. 27. Direct questions to Erin Schwartz, 294-0102, or Julie Arnold, 294-0103.
Reminder: Foreign Travel Grants
December 12, 2016 11:21 am
Foreign travel grant applications for the travel period of Jan. 17 through Aug. 15, 2017, are due to the Dean’s Office, 134 Design, by 5 p.m. today, Dec. 12. Submit the original copy only with department chair signature. This is an internal deadline prior to submission to the university.
Spring Professional Development Funds for NTE Faculty
December 12, 2016 11:20 am
The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost has funds (up to $500 per award) to support professional development (conference, workshop or other training) of non-tenure-eligible faculty with at least a 50-percent appointment who have been employed at Iowa State for at least one year or two semesters. Matching funds from the department, college or center are required. Applications for conferences/workshops between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2017, are due Dec. 15. View guidelines. Questions should be directed to Faculty Development Coordinator Katharine Hensley, 294-8823, or Associate Provost Dawn Bratsch-Prince, 294-6410.
Digital Humanities Summer Institute Registration Support
December 12, 2016 11:19 am
The Digital Humanities Summer Institute offers nearly 50 separate courses and a number of short workshops on all aspects of digital humanities. Courses run for one week (either June 5-9 or June 12-16, 2017), while workshops are held the preceding weekends. An extensive range of topics are covered, appropriate either to those just entering the field of digital humanities or to those with more experience, and online registration is available. Request CEAH support for registration costs by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17.
Bailey Research Career Development Award
December 12, 2016 11:19 am
Open to full-time, tenured associate professors and professors, the Bailey Research Career Development Award fosters research that is innovative (outside of an established research program) and not only increases knowledge but also has practical applications. One award of $50,000 per year for two or three years will be made competitively in spring 2017. Submit an application to the Dean’s Office for internal review by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31. The college may forward no more than one application to the university award committee for consideration.
December 12, 2016 11:17 am
The Office of the Vice President for Research has posted two of the November workshops presented by Van Scoyoc Associates and the Implementation Group: Proposal Development Best Practices is just over one hour long and Navigating Congress and Federal Agencies is just under one hour. You will need to install the Adobe Connect Add-in to view the recordings.
Foreign Travel Grants
December 5, 2016 11:50 am
Foreign travel grant applications for the travel period of Jan. 17 through Aug. 15, 2017, are due to the Dean’s Office, 134 Design, by 5 p.m. next Monday, Dec. 12. Submit the original copy only with department chair signature. This is an internal deadline prior to submission to the university.
Miller Faculty Fellowships
December 5, 2016 11:49 am
Miller Faculty Fellowship proposals are due by 5 p.m. today, Dec. 5. Submit one electronic copy of your proposal to Virgene Monthei in the College of Design Dean’s Office and to CELT Associate Director Sara Marcketti. The college’s Research, Outreach and Extension Council will review proposals and make recommendations for forwarding proposals to CELT.
Digital Humanities Summer Institute Registration Support
December 5, 2016 11:48 am
The Digital Humanities Summer Institute offers nearly 50 separate courses and a number of short workshops on all aspects of digital humanities. Courses run for one week (either June 5-9 or June 12-16, 2017), while workshops are held the preceding weekends. An extensive range of topics are covered, appropriate either to those just entering the field of digital humanities or to those with more experience, and online registration is available. Request CEAH support for registration costs by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17.
Rural Creative Placemaking Funding
December 5, 2016 11:47 am
Postcard Print Exchange Call for Entries
December 5, 2016 11:46 am
The University Print Society invites entries for “On the Verge…,” the 17th Annual International Postcard Print Exchange. Any editionable printmaking technique may be used (woodcut, lithography, intaglio, photography, silkscreen, digital printmaking, etc.). Entries are due April 14, 2017, and will be exhibited next fall in Gallery 181. Faculty are asked to consider making this opportunity part of your spring-semester course work or extra credit for students.
December 5, 2016 11:45 am
Faculty and staff are invited to attend the college’s holiday reception from 6 to 8 p.m. this Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Design on Main. Enjoy hors d’oeurves and a complimentary bar, relax with colleagues and celebrate a successful fall semester.
CODAC Fall Sale
December 5, 2016 11:45 am
Work by students in the integrated studio arts and integrated visual arts programs will be available for purchase during the CODAC (College of Design Art Club) fall art sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 7-9, in the foyer outside the Dean’s Office. A majority of proceeds go to the artists, while the rest help fund club activities like workshops, field trips and guest speakers. Pick up a holiday gift or find something unique for yourself!
December 5, 2016 11:44 am
The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) is hosting a free webinar on “Strategies for Dealing with Emerging Classroom Dynamics” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8. This post-election Q&A call will be facilitated by Chavella Pittman, associate professor of sociology at Dominican University and a faculty development coach who nurtures effective faculty with strategies for efficient course planning, contextualized teaching evaluations and inclusive college classrooms. Register using your ISU-sponsored membership.
Nicole Shimp Farewell Reception
December 2, 2016 12:12 pm
Nicole Shimp, the program assistant in the Dean’s Office for the past three years, has accepted a new position with the Departments of Agronomy and Geological & Atmospheric Sciences. Her last day in the College of Design will be Wednesday, Nov. 30. Please join us for a farewell reception from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, in the foyer outside the Dean’s Office, and wish her well!
Phased Retirement Program Policy
December 2, 2016 12:10 pm
The Board of Regents, State of Iowa phased retirement program for faculty and staff will expire June 30, 2017. There is no indication that the board will renew the program. If you are considering this option, please meet with your department chair/director/supervisor as soon as possible.
NCORE/ISCORE Student Nominations
November 28, 2016 3:36 pm
The office of Multicultural Student Affairs and the NCORE/ISCORE project recruitment committee seek applications from, and nominations for, students interested in attending the 2017 National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Forth Worth, Texas, May 30-June 3. Students present on their NCORE experience at the next ISCORE event on campus. Nominations are due Wednesday, Dec. 21; use the online form to submit a student’s name. The committee then will send that student information about applying for a position.