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IN THE NEWS Associate Professor Chuck Richards Offers Sneak Peak at New Children’s Book

Lulu’s Magic Wand, a new children’s book written and illustrated by Chuck Richards, associate professor of integrated studio arts, will be released April 24. As Lulu’s imagination runs wild, so does the amusement park: the merry-go-round comes to life, cotton candy sprouts all over and the roller coaster turns into a giant snake. Can’t wait until April to find out more? You can view the trailer Richards has created now!

DID YOU KNOW? Spring Semester Design Store Hours

The Design Store, located on the second floor of the College of Design building across from the Design Student Services office, will open next Tuesday, Jan. 17. Hours will be 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon) on Friday throughout spring semester. Please note, this is a schedule change from fall semester.

Beyer Hall Access

The recent renovation to State Gym now connects it to Beyer Hall. To control access to the gym facilities, Rec Services has added a “check point” that students, staff and faculty must pass through before they can access the building, Beyer and the classrooms. Everyone must now use their ISU Cards to access Beyer Hall to get to class. Room Scheduling is working through this access issue with Rec Services and hopes to find an easy solution soon.Because students pay a Rec fee, you should not have a problem with access, but please still remember to bring your ISU Card along if you have class in Beyer or otherwise need to enter that building.

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

The university and college will be closed next Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Iowa State will mark the holiday with several events. Tin-Shi Tam will present a carillon concert in honor of King at 11:50 a.m. this Wednesday, Jan. 11, on central campus. The university is a part of the Community Birthday Celebration at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, at Ames Middle School, and ISU’s own Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration will begin at 4 p.m. next Thursday, Jan. 19, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. The event will include speakers and musical performances.


LEED Workshop Series

The CRP Club is hosting a series of LEED workshops for anyone interested in becoming a LEED Green Associate. Workshops will be begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 18 and 25, and Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, in Room 130 Design. They are open to all majors, and snacks will be provided. Fliers with the schedule are posted around the building and a PDF copy also may be downloaded here.

S’more Mixer: Renewable Art Media

Graduate students working with biorenewable materials will host a sharing session about innovative materials they are developing in the laboratory, from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, in the lobby of the Biorenewables Research Laboratory (BRL) next door to the College of Design. This “s’more mixer” (yes, complete with s’mores!) is particularly aimed at students who wish to use renewable media in artwork to enter into the third annual Biorenewables Inspired Juried Student Art Competition later this spring.

Call for Entries: 2012 APLD International Student Landscape Design Awards

The Association of Professional Landscape Designers invites entries to the 2012 APLD International Student Landscape Design Awards competition. The first-place winner will receive $250 toward school costs. All entries are due Wednesday, Feb. 1. Questions about the awards program or entry process may be directed to Mary Fisher, APLD student awards coordinator. [View complete details online]

2012 YWCA Ames-ISU Scholarship Applications Due Feb. 14

The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. A $1,000 YWCA Ames-ISU scholarship will be awarded to one female undergraduate or graduate student at Iowa State who has demonstrated activity and achievement in one or more areas of the YWCA mission. Half of the award will be distributed during the fall 2012 semester with the other half distributed during the spring 2013 semester. Applicants must be female students who have completed at least one semester at ISU prior to Jan. 1, 2012. YWCA membership is not required for nomination or selection. Applications are due by 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14. [View complete details online]

A&D, GD, ISA, ID, IVA Scholarship Applications Due March 1

Scholarship application forms for art & design, graphic design, integrated studio arts, interior design and integrated visual arts students are available in room 156 Design. Please see Deb Parker or Linda Galvin for these forms. Application and faculty recommendation forms are due March 1. Don’t wait too long to fill these out! More information is available on the College of Design’s scholarships web page.


STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES Summer Academy Berlin Information Session

An informational meeting for students interested in the 2012 Summer Academy Berlin, a five-week summer study-abroad opportunity in Germany, will be from 10 to 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, in the fourth-floor landing space. A repeat meeting will be held from 5:20 to 6 p.m. that day in the same space. Special guests at both meetings will be Robert Demel and Willy Hasselmann from Beuth Hochschule fur Technik Berlin, the university at which the study abroad program will be held. Open to all majors, the program is geared toward sustainability issues and designing architectural environments for a low-carbon lifestyle. It may be best suited to thirdthrough fifth-year undergraduates and grad students, but second-year students who have a strong interest in sustainability and green design issues are also invited to participate. The course will be led by Ulrike Passe, ISU assistant professor of architecture. If you have questions, or if you are unable to attend one of the meetings but would still like to participate, please contact Passe or International Programs Coordinator Erin French. [View program details online]

Graphic Design in Europe

Join us for a three-week study tour of Italy, Switzerland, Holland and France, May 7-30, 2012. While this seminar course is primarily a study of graphic design, it is also a study of visual culture, as observed in the art, architecture and design of each city and site. Through visits to design studios, museums and historical sites, you will learn about variations in European design philosophies and methods. You will also conduct sitespecific design research in locations such as the Paris and Amsterdam metros, as well as observation and documentation of visual culture in a range of public spaces. The application deadline is Jan. 30. [View program details online]

JUST FOR GRAD STUDENTS Academic Writing for Graduate Students and New Faculty

Several university offices and programs have joined together to present “Academic Writing for Graduate Students and New Faculty,” a seminar series encouraging research and grant writing excellence, throughout spring semester. These seminars will be held from 3:10 to 4 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 19 - April 26, in 2030 Morrill. Register for any or all of these seminars online through AccessPlus > Employee > HRS Training > Continue > Courses > Enroll, or by email to celt@iastate.edu or phone by calling 294-5357. You will need to provide your name, department, position (graduate assistant), name and date of the event. [Download a complete list (PDF) of seminar topics and dates]

COMING EVENTS, LECTURES & EXHIBITIONS Hot Cocoa on Campus

Celebrating Volunteer Week at Iowa State 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 Foyer outside the Dean’s Office, College of Design [Read more]


Opening Reception

Adaptive Interface: Building Envelope ARS Berlin Summer Academy 2011 Exhibition 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 Lightfoot Forum, College of Design [Read more]

CRP Club Pizza Sale

Papa John’s pizza, $1.50/slice until gone 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 Lobby outside Dean’s Office, College of Design

Film Screening

Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY Art, Craft and Design 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design [Read more]

Exhibition Reception

Relationships: Spheres of Influence Featuring work by Brent Holland, Chris Martin and Teresa Paschke, associate professors, and Ingrid Lilligren, professor, integrated studio arts 4:30 - 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 5:15 p.m. Remarks by Wendy Wintersteen, dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Luis Rico-Gutierrez, dean, College of Design Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman [Read more]

Contemporary Issues in Planning and Design Lecture

New Deal Ruins: The Dismantling of Public Housing in the U.S. Edward G. Goetz, director, Center for Urban and Regional Planning, University of Minnesota 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23 Room 130 Design 6:30 p.m. Reception Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum, College of Design [Read more]

Gallery Talk

Working Over Wood: Recomposing the Grant Wood Murals Jennifer Drinkwater, lecturer, integrated studio arts 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 Christian Petersen Art Museum, 0003 Morrill Hall [Read more]


Student E-Newsletter: January 11, 2012