IN THE NEWS Architectural Technology Expert Kiel Moe to Speak at ISU Feb. 22
Harvard University architectural technology professor Kiel Moe will address the formation of energy in contemporary architecture in a lecture Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Iowa State University. Moe’s talk, part of the ISU Architecture Advisory Council Lecture Series, will be at 5:30 p.m. in Kocimski Auditorium, Room 101 College of Design. The event is free and open to the public. [Read more]
College’s Reorganization Plan Clears Faculty Senate Vote
A reorganization plan for the College of Design received unanimous support from the university’s Faculty Senate at its meeting last Tuesday, Feb. 14. The plan calls for expansion from four to seven departments in the college, including architecture, community and regional planning, graphic design, industrial design, integrated studio arts, interior design and landscape architecture. The senate’s endorsement of the plan will be forwarded to Elizabeth Hoffman, executive vice president and provost.
CoD Students Win Exhibition Awards
Six College of Design students took home awards Tuesday, Feb. 21, in the “Assembled: Metal, Wood, Clay, Fiber and Mixed Media” exhibition at the Memorial Union Pioneer Room. Stephanie Schoeller, senior in integrated studio arts from Ames, won Best in Show for “Shutter.” ISA senior Amber Forbes from Underwood, junior Stephen Sawyer from Ames and graphic design senior Cory Witt from Elkhart won Merit Awards. Seniors Sam Mulholland, architecture, from Fort Madison, and Cody Sherman, ISA, from Stuart, received honorable mentions, and Sherman also won the Purchase Award, for “TeaKi Time.” Twenty-four of the 27 students with work in the show are from the College of Design! The exhibition is on display through March 18.
DID YOU KNOW? Career Days Call for Student Exhibition Entries
The Career Days Exhibitions Committee seeks student work to fill Gallery 181, the Pickard Chilton Gallery in the King Pavilion, the Dean’s Office walls and the display cases outside the Dean’s Office, Cyber Cafe and in the hallway to Kocimski Auditorium during Career Days 2012, March 1 and 2. You may submit as many pieces of work as you wish, in any media. Each piece must be accompanied by a typed tag with your name and email address (in case a firm would want to contact you based on the work), title of the work and medium. Additional artist’s statements are also welcome. Work and tags may be dropped off 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Design Student Services Office, 297 Design, through Thursday, Feb. 23. The work will be secure as the office is monitored during the day and will be locked overnight. Digital media can be submitted via email to Kyla Lowenberg. Call or text Lowenberg at (641) 919-8938 or email her with any questions.
Margaret Sloss Gender Equity Award Nominations Due Feb. 24
Nominations are being accepted for the Margaret Sloss Gender Equity Award. Nominees should have demonstrated a commitment to helping women gain equity within the university and/or the Ames community. Significant contributions come in many forms, from public acts such as organizational leadership to personal acts such as academic and professional mentoring. Those eligible for awards include Iowa State faculty and staff, undergraduate and graduate students, and Ames community members. The award will be presented at the Margaret Sloss Gender Equity Awards reception March 20 at the Memorial Union. Nomination forms are due Friday, Feb. 24.
The Art of the Buffet Design Competition Entries Due Feb. 24
Three-person student teams can win up to $75 in ISU Dining Dollars by designing a winning buffet concept in one of three competition categories: ISU theme, seasonal theme or open creative theme. The competition registration deadline is Friday, Feb. 24. To participate, you must attend a one-hour orientation session, 5-6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, and submit your contest entry by noon on March 21. Two finalists will be chosen from each category to assemble entries for judging. Email Magie Fakuos to register or with questions. [Download contest details (PDF)]
Wanted: LA, CRP Students to Apply for $3,500 Scholarship
Students in landscape architecture and community & regional planning can apply for the $3,500 National Garden Clubs Inc. student scholarship for 2012-2013. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents of the United States. International students are not eligible. Application deadline is Thursday, March 1. For more information, including complete eligibility criteria and application form, contact Linda Galvin, 146 Design.
Register for ISCORE March 2
Students are invited to attend the 13th Annual Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE), 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, March 2, at the Memorial Union. ISCORE 2012 is a celebration of our diverse community and supports the universityâ€™s mission to create, share and apply knowledge to make Iowa and the world a better place. Register online for this free event. The registration form lists the keynote and concurrent sessions.
First Half-Semester Student Evaluations Due March 2
Spring 2012 first half-semester course evaluations have been released. The first evaluation period will close Friday, March 2. Please follow the directions in your email to complete the evaluation.
Career Days Panel Discussion
Plan to attend this yearâ€™s Career Days panel discussion, 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 1, in Gallery 181. Representatives from Bratney Companies, BWBR Architects, Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, Neumann Monson Architects, OPN Architects and Soulsight will answer questions about careers in design. Several reps also are alumni. Take advantage of this opportunity to interact with professionals and learn more about your field!
Career Days Expo
Don’t miss the college’s annual Design Career Expo, 1-5 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Firm registered to date include BLDD Architects, Bratney Companies, BWBR Architects, Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, DLR Group (Silver Sponsor), GLMV ARchitecture, Hagie Manufacturing Company, HDR Engineering, Heery International, INVISION Architecture, Mariani Landscape, Neumonn Monson Architects (Gold Sponsor), OPN Architects (Gold Sponsor), Pickard Chilton (Gold Sponsor), Populous, Rosehill Gardens, RSP Architects, Shive-Hattery Group, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (Gold Sponsor), Soulsight, StruXture Architects and West Liberty Foods. The most current list, additional company information, job and internship postings can be found in Iowa State’s Career Management Service, ISU CMS.
Building Hours Over Spring Break
The College of Design will observe abbreviated hours during spring break as follows. The building will close at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 10. Hours will be 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, March 11, through Saturday, March 17. We will reopen at 7 a.m. Sunday, March 18, and resume normal hours (24 hours/day).
S.H.O.P. Food Pantry
The S.H.O.P. (Students Helping Our Peers) was created last year by a group of Iowa State students to help ISU students who are in need of food assistance. It’s located in 2616 Food Sciences; open hours are 3-6 p.m. Tuesdays and 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays. The S.H.O.P. is run by volunteers and the food comes in through donations. Students who come in show their ID and receive food anonymously. For more information, including how to volunteer, email email@example.com, or look on Facebook (The S.H.O.P.).
Your ONEderful Design Contest Seeks Poster Entries
Students are invited to design a poster based on the theme “Create something ONEderful” for The One Show’s Your ONEderful Design Contest. You must be 18 or older to enter, and only original works of art created for this contest will be accepted. Entries should be emailed in high-resolution jpeg format to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, March 16. All entries will be posted on Facebook; the entry that receives the most “likes” by March 20 will be declared the winner. The winning design will appear on screen at the 2012 ONE Show and in social media promotion for the ONE Show Festival 2012. Winning designer will receive round-trip E-class airfare for one person to New York City, two nights’ hotel accommodation and one ticket to attend the 2012 ONE Show awards ceremony and after-party. [View contest terms and conditions]
AgArts Local Wonders Potluck Dinner and Awards
If you have ideas for a creative/art project related to food and agriculture and would like some funding for it, develop a proposal and present it at the AgArts Local Wonders Potluck Dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, March 23, at Montebello B&B. Participants are encouraged to create projects that explore the intersection of the arts and agriculture, an agricultural/food theme and/or have a tie to the local community. There is a suggested donation of $20 for all participants except students, who are encouraged to contribute whatever you can, to help fund the awards. Last year the winning proposal received nearly $500. Voting will take place during the dinner, and awards will be given that evening. Those interested should download and complete an application and take it to the potluck. Please also prepare a food item to share at the dinner. Nancy Levandowski, ISU Dining, will judge the most artistic food presentation, and a prize will be awarded. Tegan Swanson and Sue Jarnagin will talk about their recent eco-trip to the Yucatan Peninsula working on herbal medicine with a local women’s social justice group. Last year’s grant winner, Jeanie Kirkpatrick, also will share information on her apron exhibit. Be creative, have fun, and bring your friends -- every vote counts!
JUST FOR GRAD STUDENTS New Graduate Disability Assistantship Program
The Graduate Disability Assistantship Program (GDAP) is open to any students admitted as full or provisional into a degree-seeking masterâ€™s or PhD program who have a disability (physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities) under the Americans with Disabilities Act and confirmed through the ISU Student Disability Resources Office. It is up to the student to provide written confirmation from that office that he/she is eligible for the GDAP. All appointments should be for half-time assistantships only. Nominations will be evaluated as they are submitted. If you are interested in and believe you qualify for this new program, work with your department to ensure it submits a nomination with proper documentation. [View eligibility requirements and nomination form]
Graduate Thesis Seminars
Graduate students planning to submit a thesis during spring, summer or fall should attend a thesis seminar to clarify procedures, format requirements and common problems for online submission of graduate theses and dissertations at Iowa State. Remaining spring seminars will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23; 10 to 10:50 a.m. and 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, all in 1115 Pearson. Sign up by email to Linda Thorson to reserve your place in one of these seminars. For those unable to attend in person, the PowerPoint presentation is available online. Additional seminars will be held in summer and fall. [View thesis checklists and guidelines] [Find graduation/thesis forms]
COMING EVENTS, LECTURES & EXHIBITIONS GDSA Presentation
AIGA and Design Entrepreneurship Doug Powell, president, AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in 1002 Gilman
Artist Studio Open House
Working Over Wood Jennifer Drinkwater, lecturer, integrated studio arts 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in ground-floor gallery, Christian Petersen Art Museum, 0003 Morrill [Read more]
Rome @ Home Exhibition of work by 58 students majoring in integrated studio arts, graphic design and interior design who studied in Italy with the College of Design Rome Program in summer and fall 2011 5 - 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in Gallery 181 and Lightfoot Forum
Freehand Sketching Workshop
Matthew Brehm, associate professor, architecture, University of Idaho 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, in 130 Design [Read more]
Revival Magazine Pizza Sale
Papa John’s pizza (cheese, pepperoni, sausage), $1.50/slice 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in foyer outside Dean’s Office
We Aren’t So Different After All Chris Martin, associate professor, integrated studio arts Robert Mazur, professor, sociology Part of the Relationships: Spheres of Influence exhibition 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman Bldg. [Read more]
CRP Club Pizza Sale
Papa John’s pizza (cheese, pepperoni, sausage), $1.50/slice 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wedneday, Feb. 29, in foyer outside the Dean’s Office
Innovation in Design 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, in 130 Design
Graduate CRP Club Social Justice Lecture Series
Myths and Realities of Homelessness and Poverty: A Plan for Transforming Cities Jane Ramsey, executive director, Jewish Council on Urban Affairs 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, in Sun Room, Memorial Union [Read more]