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IN THE NEWS Davenport Art Museum Exhibits Work by ISU Architecture Students

An exhibition of work by ISU advanced undergraduate architecture students is on display in Davenport through Oct. 23. “Innovative Objects of Design: Museum Proposals for Columbus, Indiana” opened Sept. 3 at the Figge Art Museum. A public reception, including remarks by ISU architecture Lecturer Rob Whitehead, who curated the exhibition, and Rod Kruse, principal with BNIM Architects, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, in the museum’s Mary Waterman Gildehaus Community Gallery. The event is open to the public. [Read more]

Turkish American Society of Iowa Vice President to Share Ceramic Art

David R. Evans, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, will talk about traditional and contemporary Turkish ceramic art and share a selection of works from his own collection in an event Thursday, Sept. 29, at Iowa State University. Evans, who is also vice president of the Turkish American Society of Iowa, will present “Turkish Ceramics from Istanbul to Iowa” at 5:30 p.m. in the ISU College of Design’s Gallery 181. This will be followed by a brief Q&A session and a reception featuring traditional Turkish foods. The event is free and open to the public. [Read more]

Leslie is First Pickard Chilton Professor in Architecture

Thomas Leslie, an internationally recognized expert on the history of technology and architecture, has been named the first holder of the Pickard Chilton Professorship in Architecture in the College of Design. A member of the ISU architecture faculty since 2000, Leslie is an award-winning teacher and author, and previously was an architect with Foster and Partners, one of the world’s leading design firms. He was recognized in a campus ceremony Sept. 9. [Read more]

DID YOU KNOW? Presidential Candidate Forums this Week

Finalists for the presidency of Iowa State University will be on campus this week to meet with university constituencies, and will each participate in a one-hour open forum. Each forum will include a presentation by the finalist followed by a Q&A period. Students are invited and encouraged to attend the forums and provide comments on the finalists to help the search committee gather as much input as possible in the selection process. You can find more information about the finalists on the presidential search website. The open forum for Kumble Subbaswamy, currently provost of the University of Kentucky, Lexington, will be at 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, while the forum for Steven Leath, vice president for research and sponsored programs for the University of North Carolina System, Chapel Hill, will be at 3:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, both in 2019 Morrill Hall. Candidate evaluations will be due by 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26. An online comment form will soon be available on the presidential search site. For those who cannot attend the forums, they will be recorded, and videos will be posted on the search site. Comments still will need to be in by 9 a.m. Monday.

Scholarship Application Information Session Sept. 27

The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs annually awards 14 scholarships to undergraduate students who meet the selection criteria. Scholarships include the Kappa Alpha Theta High Flyer Award, Sesquicentennial “Learning to Live a Life” Leadership Award, President’s Leadership Initiative Awards (eight different awards), and Minority Student Scholarships (four different awards). More information on all of these is available on the Student Affairs website. An information session for applicants will be at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, in the Memorial Union Gold Room. The session will offer information on the scholarships, application procedures, and the process by which recipients are selected. Attendance is not required to submit an application. If you’re interested in knowing more but can’t attend the meeting, contact Martha Tanner, 294-0322, Slides from the presentation will be posted on the Student Affairs site after the session.

Become a Design Ambassador

The College of Design seeks students at all levels, in every major, to participate in the Design Ambassadors Club. Ambassadors serve as representatives of the college for current and prospective Iowa State students. Leadership positions are available, and there is the opportunity to earn 1-2 credits of electives at the 300 level, depending on your participation. Active club participants will be asked to meet with current and prospective ISU students, talk about your experiences in your major, and show them around the CoD and your work space. If you are interested, please attend an organizational meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, in 416 Design. Contact Clayton Johnson,, with any questions.

Global Health Conference Student Poster Competition

The Heartland Global Health Consortium (HGHC) will host a student poster session as part of its Third Annual Global Health Conference: The Challenges of Global Aging, scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the Des Moines University Olsen Medical Education Center. Participants will compete among their undergraduate and graduate student peers with the opportunity to win a $250 cash prize in each of three categories: best focus on the conference theme, best focus on benefits at the community level, and “other.” Those interested in participating should contact Francis Owusu, associate professor and director of graduate education, community and regional planning,, by Wednesday, Sept. 28. Conference registration for students from HGHC member institutions, including Iowa State University, is free. [Download HGHC Student Poster Session guidelines (MS Word)]

Students Needed for ISU USGBC R2P2 Team

Students with an interest in green building practices can now gain hands-on experience by joining the ISU USGBC Research to Practice (R2P2) Team, a partnership between the U.S. Green Building Council and more than 30 university research teams, including the one from Iowa State. Student team members are needed this fall to engage in performance and post-occupancy analysis, tenant satisfaction surveys, and assessments of strengths and weaknesses of five ISU campus buildings (both green and conventional) with respect to LEED certification and readiness. Integration of these activities into class work or independent studies is possible upon negotiation with course instructors and depending on major. Successful university teams in the USGBC R2P2 program will compete for funding and recognition in spring 2012. More information on the program is available online. Meetings are held at 8 a.m. on Wednesdays at the General Services Building. Contact Ulrike Passe, assistant professor of architecture,, or Sara Schmerbach,, with questions or to express interest in participating.

You Spray, You Pay!

Spraying of paint, adhesive or any other aerosol is strictly prohibited in the stairwells and other non-designated areas of the building. Violators will be fined! Please take responsibility for your own and others’ health and safety; use the spray rooms in 396 Design and 0712 King Pavilion. Thank you!

Like Pie? Take Part in United Way Campaign

The university’s annual campaign to benefit United Way of Story County is under way with an overall goal of $320,000. The College of Design wants to raise $5,400 toward that total, and we need your help! We’re planning some fun ways for students to participate; all we’re saying right now is, do you like pie? Watch for more information around the building and in the next edition of this e-newsletter! You can also donate your empty pop cans in our United Way can drive box in the Lightfoot Forum.

Cyclone Family Weekend Open House Oct. 1

The College of Design will host its annual open house for first-year and transfer students and their families as part of Cyclone Family Weekend activities. The open house will be from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, in the Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum (atrium). Dean Luis Rico-Gutierrez will provide brief welcoming remarks at 9 a.m., and program directors and academic advisers will be on hand to chat with families.

Now Recruiting Leaders for Career Days 2012

EXPLORE and Career Days will unite March 1-2, 2012, and getting involved is a great way to build leadership skills, make connections with firm representatives, and add accomplishments to your resume. Career Days is a student-run event, and representation from all disciplines is essential. Apply for a leadership position today! An application and list of committees can be found on the Career Days website. Want to be involved, but not ready to lead a committee? Learn more in an organizational meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in 416 Design. See you there!

Register for Slash and Burn Improvisational Quilting Workshop

College of Design students are invited to register for “Slash and Burn: A Textile Art Workshop with Pat Pauly” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, in 085 Design. Learn to compose using spontaneous design! The workshop will focus on composition, how to read elements for line, contrast, repeat and value. Sewing skills are what you bring to the class, so quilters at all stages are welcome. Seating is limited to 16 and spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Workshop fee is $44 for ISU students, $55 for non-students. Send a check payable to Pat Pauly, 2 Beech Rd., Pittsford, NY 14534. Please include your mailing address, phone number and email so Pauly can confirm your space in the class and provide details about materials and supplies. For more information or questions, contact Pauly, [Download a workshop flyer (PDF)]

Mark Your Calendar: Design Council Open Forum Nov. 7

Design Council will host an open forum Monday, Nov. 7, for all College of Design students to meet with Dean Luis Rico-Gutierrez and learn more about the final college restructuring plan. The forum will begin at 7 p.m. in the Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum. Come for free pizza and a chat with the dean!

Flyway Journal Auction/Raffle Seeks Art Donations

Iowa State’s Flyway: Journal of Writing and Environment is a nonprofit literary magazine dedicated to publishing quality fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry by new and established authors. To help support the journal, Flyway will host a benefit auction and raffle from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at the M-Shop. The event will also feature live local music and a poetry slam. The group seeks donations of art in any medium for it to auction or raffle off to raise funds. Any contributions will be tax deductible, your name will appear as a donor in the auction program, and you would be helping advance another form of art with your own art. If you are interested in donating an artwork to this cause, contact Lydia Melby, MFA candidate in creative writing and the environment, (210) 978-4448, And regardless of whether you decide to contribute, the group invites you to attend the auction event.


The Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) Welcome Back Picnic will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, in the parking lot behind Kildee Pavilion (Iowa Farm Bureau Pavilion, across from Agronomy Building). Stop by for free food (hamburgers, veggie burgers, cookies, chips, root beer) and to meet fellow graduate students from across campus. The event will be held rain or shine. More information on the GPSS is online.

GPSS Senator Positions for 2011-2012

The Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) represents the graduate and professional students’ perspective on campus issues and serves as a liaison between graduate/professional students and the university. Each department is permitted at least one GPSS representative. Most departments vote on senators, or they are appointed through the department’s graduate student organization, if one exists. To determine how senators are selected for your department, please contact your DOGE. Senate seats are currently unfilled for architecture, art and design (includes graphic design, industrial design, integrated visual arts, interior design), and landscape architecture. If you are interested in serving on behalf of your department, you must fill out the verification form and department contact form found at the bottom of the GPSS website, and return them to the GPSS chief information officer in the GPSS Office, West Student Office Space, Memorial Union, or via email to

Thesis/Dissertation and Research Writing Seminars

Two resources are available this semester for graduate students nearing graduation. A thesis/dissertation seminar will be offered Tuesday, Oct. 25, to help clarify the procedures for graduation, outline format requirements for a thesis or dissertation, answer questions about common problems that occur before, during or after online thesis submission, and identify important deadlines and what happens if you miss them. A series of research writing seminars will be held Oct. 27, Oct. 28, Nov. 1, Nov. 3 and Nov. 4 to help you with writing specific sections/chapters: introduction, methods, results, discussion and conclusion. Any graduate students working on a research paper, article for publication, or thesis/dissertation should plan to attend these seminars. Each one focuses on a different topic and presents different content. Sign up for these seminars by emailing Linda Thorson, [Download a flyer (MS Word)]


Inuit Culture of North Canada [Read more] Peter Irniq, Inuit sculptor and deputy minister of culture, language, elders and youth, Department of Education, Culture and Employment, Government of the Northwest Territories (Canada) 7 p.m. today, Sept. 21, in Memorial Union Great Hall

Guest Presentation

Designing for Diverse Populations in Rural Iowa [Read more] Himar Hernandez, ISU Extension community and economic development specialist 2:10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in 262 Design

Gallery Talk

Anything Shiny [Read more] Steven Herrnstadt, professor, graphic design James Bloedel, professor, biomedical science Mani Mina, lecturer, computer engineering Part of the Relationships: Interstitial Connections exhibition 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman

Rome Student & Family Orientation [Read more]

For participants in the spring 2012 Rome Program and their families 1 - 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, in Kocimski Auditorium and Lightfoot Forum

College of Engineering Technology, Globalization and Culture Series Why the 21st Century Needs Videogames [Read more] Ian Bogost, director, graduate program in digital media, Georgia Tech, and founding partner, Persuasive Games 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, in Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall

College of Design Event

Turkish Ceramics from Istanbul to Iowa [Read more] David R. Evans, vice president for academic affairs, Buena Vista University, and vice president, Turkish American Society of Iowa 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in Gallery 181 and Lightfoot Forum Exhibition of Turkish ceramic art and reception with traditional Turkish food following the lecture

Des Moines Art Center Exhibition

Iowa Artists 2011 Matt Corones, candidate for MFA in integrated visual arts [Read more] Matthew Kluber (BA 1982 Art & Design), assistant professor of art, Grinnell College [Read more] Exhibition runs through Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Des Moines Art Center

Fall Events Schedule Online

You can find a comprehensive list of fall 2011 events on our website. Check it frequently for new and updated information!

Student E-Newsletter: September 21, 2011  

Student E-Newsletter Sept. 21, 2011

Student E-Newsletter: September 21, 2011  

Student E-Newsletter Sept. 21, 2011