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College of Design Faculty/Staff Meeting

Monday, April 24, 2017 from 12:00pm-1:00pm in Room 130 Design

Agenda will be forthcoming.

College of Design Faculty/Staff Meeting

Monday, March 27, 2017 from 12:00pm-1:00pm in Room 130 Design

Agenda will be forthcoming.

Foreign Travel Grants Due from Departments to Dean's Office

Friday, March 24, 2017 from 8:00am-5:00pm in 134 Design

Department approved Foreign Travel Grants due to the dean's office.  Please submit original copy.  Information on these grants may be found at:  http://www.facsen.iastate.edu/foreigntravel

Design Career Fair

Thursday, March 02, 2017 from 12:00pm-5:00pm in ISU Memorial Union

College of Design Faculty/Staff Meeting

Monday, February 27, 2017 from 12:00pm-1:00pm in Room 130 Design

Agenda will be forthcoming.

College of Design Faculty/Staff Meeting

Monday, January 30, 2017 from 12:00pm-1:00pm in Room 130 Design

Agenda will be forthcoming.

Fall Undergraduate and Graduate Convocation

Saturday, December 17, 2016 from 9:30am-11:00am in Lightfoot Forum and Kocimski Auditorium

The College of Design's fall undergraduate and graduate convocation will take place Saturday, Dec. 17. This is a separate event from the official Iowa State University commencement ceremony. This event includes bachelor's and master's students only from the College of Design and allows students and their guests a more individualized celebration of their achievement. Candidates for degrees from the College of Design will be recognized at a reception at 9:30 a.m. in the Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum (atrium) and a convocation at 10 a.m. in Kocimski Auditorium.

Foreign Travel Grants Due from Departments to Dean's Office

Monday, December 12, 2016 from 8:00am-5:00pm in 134 Design

Department approved Foreign Travel Grants due to the dean's office.  Please submit original copy.  Information on these grants may be found at:  http://www.facsen.iastate.edu/foreigntravel

Multicultural Portfolio Workshop: Grid Layout

Wednesday, December 07, 2016 from 6:00pm-7:00pm in 130 Design

The College of Design's Multicultural Liaison Office, together with faculty and peer mentors will host a series of workshops for multicultural design students on assembling high-quality portfolios for the enrollment-managed application process at the end of the Core Design Program.

Today's workshop, the last of the semester, will focus on preparing a grid layout for your portfolio.

Architecture with a Detour: Carlos Bedoya

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 5:30pm-7:00pm in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

Carlos Bedoya, founding partner of Mexico City-based architecture firm Productora, will present "Architecture with a Detour" as part of the 2016-17 ISU Department of Architecture Lecture Series. His presentation is free and open to the public.

Bedoya will look at Productora's work "through a set of architectural variables as a means to tease out the practice's engagement not with solving problems per se, but with engaging the inherent 'difficulty' of architecture as a productive element of design," he said.

"Following Josef Maria Rilke's writings, a key question of Productora's research has been to ask how design should not only attempt to resolve difficulties, but to create architecture as difficulty: architecture imagined as a sort of detour."

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Youth Inclusion in Public Space Research Networking Social

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 5:30pm-7:30pm in Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum (atrium)

The College of Design invites researchers interested in advancing youth inclusion in public space to attend the inaugural research networking social on this topic. The social aims to find common ground between disciplines by generating research questions, exploring methodologies and discussing aspirations for future collaborations. Light snacks and a child-friendly movie with a babysitter will be provided.

Opening Reception: Berlin Summer Academy 2016 Exhibition

Monday, November 14, 2016 from 5:30pm-7:00pm in Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum, College of Design

Opening reception for "In Between Infill," an exhibition of work by eight ISU architecture students who participated in the ars 16 berlin summer academy, a five-week workshop organized by Iowa State University in partnership with Beuth Hoschule fur Technik Berlin, City College New York (CCNY) the German University of Technology (GUtech), Muscat Oman, and the Berlin housing association, WBM Wohnungsbaugesellschaft Berlin-Mitte, to address infill situations with innovative design approaches.

The Iowa State students collaborated with 23 students from the other three universities to develop proposals for future live-work scenarios in challenging infill sites in Berlin-Mitte. The students were mentored by Ulrike Passe, ISU associate professor of architecture; Ahu Aydogan Akseli, CCNY; Alexander Kader, GUtech, and Robert Demel and Mathias Essig, Beuth Hoschule Berlin.

Deborah Hauptmann, chair of the ISU architecture department, will give brief remarks at the reception.

GIS Graduate Seminar: Bret Lang

Monday, November 14, 2016 from 12:10pm-1:00pm in GIS Graduate Lab, 526 Design

Creating a Land Managment Plan for Sandhill Crane (Grus Canadensis)
Bret Lang, GIS certificate candidate, natural resource ecology and management
Adviser: Tim Stewart, associate professor, natural resource ecology and management

Sandhill cranes were once common across the state of Iowa until populations decreased drastically in the late 1800s due to European settlement. Although there have been sparse sightings, it wasn't until 1992 that the first successful nesting pair in 98 years was discovered in Tama County. Since then, a number of Iowa environmental entities have made managing their lands for Sandhill crane nesting a priority. This has led to a need to develop methods that will aid in discovering Sandhill crane nesting sites as well as determining areas that have potential for nesting habitat restoration.

In 2014, Polk County Conservation made Sandhill cranes one of their priority species for conservation. One thing they desire is to develop a GIS model that will help identify potential Sandhill crane nesting sites as well as areas to prioritize for wetland development in their managed lands.

Using ArcGIS model builder, Lang developed a model that would allow Polk County Conservation to serve this purpose while needing only a raster land cover map as an initial input. He has also used ArcGIS model builder to create a GIS model that would create hotspots on locations with high wetland restoration potential.

College of Design Faculty/Staff Meeting

Monday, November 14, 2016 from 12:00pm-1:00pm in 130 Design

Agenda will be posted in college's weekly update published on Monday.

Prospective Graduate Student in Design Open House

Friday, November 11, 2016 from 12:30pm-6:00pm

If you're considering a graduate degree in one of our design or art majors, this open house is for you! The event will give you the opportunity to interact with faculty and students, tour our facilities, engage with other prospective students and learn the value of our outstanding graduate programs. Questions? Contact Meredith Foley, graduate recruitment and student services coordinator, merfoley@iastate.edu. We can't wait for you to join us! RSVP online

Schedule of Events:
12:30 p.m. Check-in and Welcome Reception
12:45 p.m. Welcome Remarks
1:00 p.m. Program Breakout Session I
2:00 p.m. Program Breakout Session II
3:00 p.m. Graduate Student Panel
4:00 p.m. Reception/College & Campus Tours

CY Talks: Conversation on Intercultural Communication

Wednesday, November 09, 2016 from 6:00pm-7:00pm in 130 Design

CY Talks is a dialogue series to give all students a brave space to practice and engage in intercultural communication about issues of social justice. Participants will explore topics to deepen their understanding of the various dimensions of identity. The aim is to assist students in developing strategies to build self-awareness and a critical consciousness to help promote a more socially just community. Sponsored by the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Business, Design, Engineering, Human Sciences and Liberal Arts and Sciences and facilitated by the college's multicultural liaison officers.

Faculty Candidate Presentation: Ivonne Santoyo-Orozco

Wednesday, November 09, 2016 from 12:00pm-1:00pm in 130 Design

The Politics of Design

Ivonne Santoyo-Orozco, lecturer in architecture, is a candidate for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor position in the Department of Architecture. All College of Design faculty and staff are invited to attend her public presentation.

As an architect, Santoyo-Orozco has worked in Mexico City for Fernando Romero, in Maastricht for Wiel Arets and in London first for Foster and Partners and then for Arup Integrated Urbanism. As an educator, she has held teaching posts at Iowa State University, Central Saint Martins, University of Creative Arts and the Architectural Association.

Her work has been exhibited internationally from the Venice Biennale to Storefront for Art and Architecture, published in several journals and discussed in international conferences. She is completing her doctoral dissertation at the Architectural Association in London where she investigates the historical role architecture has played in the cultivation of an affective dimension of power.

Motion Graphics Workshop

Saturday, November 05, 2016 from 9:00am-12:00pm in 130 Design

Have you ever wondered how your favorite movie’s title sequence was made, or how to present your information in a unique way? With this workshop you can learn how! We will discuss how to turn a 2D image into a 3D environment, how to effectively combine a video and text, and how to make infographic pieces that combine motion, animation, and text. With instructor Bryan Clendenen you will be expertly guided into the world of motion graphics. Register Now

Panel Discussion: Pluralities, Publics and Citizen Science

Thursday, November 03, 2016 from 3:00pm-5:00pm in Farm House Museum

Through the interdisciplinary lens of various citizen science projects, panel participants will explore questions related to their experiences with multi-situational knowledge, multi-positional identity and multi-dimensional power in community-engaged scholarship.

Moderated by Janet Hecsh, associate dean of faculty at California State University at Sacramento, the panel will feature Iowa State faculty members Katherine Richardson Bruna and Gale Seiler, associate professors of education; Ulrike Passe, associate professor of architecture; Linda Shenk, associate professor of English; and Dara Wald, assistant professor of journalism and mass communication; and University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty member Lyric Bartholomay, associate professor of pathobiological sciences.

Space is limited to 25 people. RSVP to johnsene@iastate.edu. Coffee and dessert from the Cafe in Ames will be provided. Sponsored by the Urban Ecosystem Project, funded by the National Institutes of Health Science Education Partnership Award.

Multicultural Portfolio Workshop: Photography

Wednesday, November 02, 2016 from 6:00pm-7:00pm in 130 Design

The College of Design's Multicultural Liaison Office, together with faculty and peer mentors will host a series of workshops for multicultural design students on assembling high-quality portfolios for the enrollment-managed application process at the end of the Core Design Program.

Workshops will be held the first Wednesday of the month in October, November and December 2016 from 6 to 7 p.m. in 130 Design. Today's workshop will focus on beginning your portfolio and photographing work for inclusion in the portfolio.

United Way Cupcake Contest & Social

Tuesday, November 01, 2016 from 2:00pm-4:00pm in Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum, College of Design

The College of Design will hold a homemade cupcake contest, sale and social from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, in the Lightfoot Forum (atrium). Cupcakes will be judged on texture, flavor, aroma and general appearance. They will be sold for $2 each with proceeds going to the college's United Way of Story County campaign.

Graduate Learning Community Scary Potluck

Monday, October 31, 2016 from 5:30pm-7:00pm in Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St., Ames

All graduate students are invited to a Scary Potluck at Design on Main, hosted by integrated visual arts graduate students. This is a great opportunity to visit the graduate studios at Design on Main. Please bring a scary dish to share!

 

 

 

The Image as Storyline: Elia Zenghelis

Friday, October 28, 2016 from 5:30pm-7:00pm in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

Elia Zenghelis is a cofounder of the Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and current principal of Gigantes Zinghelis Architects (GZA), Athens, Greece.

During the 1980s, Zenghelis was the partner in charge of OMA London and OMA Athens. In 1987 he established Gigantes Zenghelis Architects with Eleni Gigantes in Athens. Since 1991, they also have had a branch office in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Zenghelis is a tenured professor of architecture at the Dusseldorf Academy of Fine Arts and was a guest professor for the fall 2015 semester at Yale University, New Haven, Conn. He previously taught at the Berlage Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture and Urban Design, Rotterdam, and the Architectural Association, London, for 20 years, and at the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio, Switzerland, from 2002 to 2007. He is a professor emeritus at the University of Thessaly in Greece, which recently awarded him an honorary doctorate. He has been a visiting faculty member at countless universities in the United States, Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland and Uruguay.

Zenghelis has served as an external examiner at the Bartlett School of Architecture, London; the Architectural Association; and the Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland; and seven times as juror on the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. As an architect, he won the Mies van Der Rohe Award for his work on Checkpoint Charlie (Berlin, 1989), the first project Gigantes Zinghelis Architects produced as an office, and the Eternit Architecture Award for the same building. He has served the Greek Ministry of Culture and the Environment in numerous appointments, including as commissioner for the Greek Architecture Pavilion at the 2000 Venice Biennale.

In 2000, Zenghelis received the RIBA Annie Spink Award for Excellence in Architectual Education from the Royal Institute of British Architects, and in 2002 he was awarded the UIA Jean Tschumi Prize from the International Union of Architects for his international impact on architectural education.

His lecture is part of the 2016-17 ISU Department of Architecture Lecture Series.

ISUAA Honors & Awards Ceremony

Friday, October 28, 2016 from 1:15pm-3:30pm in Benton Auditorium, Scheman Building

Alumni Michael Braley (BFA 1993 Graphic Design), creative director of Braley Design in Lexington, Ky.; Thomas R. Gerend, executive director of the Kansas City Streetcar Authority in Kansas City, Mo.; and Matt Ostanik, CEO of FunnelWise, based in West Des Moines, will receive the 2016 Design Achievement Award from the College of Design at the ISU Alumni Association's 85th Honors & Awards Ceremony. Alumna Kate Schwennsen (BA 1978 / MArch 1980 Architecture), FAIA, professor and director of the Clemson University School of Architecture in Clemson, South Carolina, will receive the 2016 Christian Petersen Design Award. Alumna Lynn M. Ross (BS 1999 Community & Regional Planning) will receive the 2016 Outstanding Young Alumni Award from the ISU Alumni Association.

Three Recent Collaborations: Cell Phones, Systems and Forests: Olivia Valentine

Friday, October 28, 2016 from 12:10pm-1:00pm in 130 Design

Olivia Valentine, assistant professor of art and visual culture, will talk about three recent collaborations: "Dailies" with Holly Murkerson, a book project covering six months of correspondence via cell phone cameras; "Between Systems and Grounds," a sound and performance project with Paula Matthusen, and "Metropoliz Future Forest," a landscape intervention and drawing with Firat Erdim, assistant professor of architecture, and Commonstudio in Rome, Italy.

Informal brown-bag session sponsored by the College of Design and the Institute for Design Research and Outreach. Cookies provided.

Homecoming Award Reception

Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 6:00pm-8:00pm in Christian Petersen Art Museum, Morrill Hall

Reception honoring College of Design alumni who will receive awards from the college and the university during Homecoming at the ISU Alumni Association's 85th Honors & Awards Ceremony. Remarks by Dean Luis Rico-Gutierrez at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy hors d'oeurves and a complimentary bar and greet our awardees: Christian Petersen Design Award recipient Kate Schwennsen (BA 1978 / MArch 1980 Architecture), former professor of architecture and associate dean of the College of Design; Design Achievement Award recipients Michael Braley (BFA 1993 Graphic Design), Thomas R. Gerend (BS 2000 Community & Regional Planning) and Matt Ostanik (BArch 2001 Architecture / MBA 2009 Business Administration); and Outstanding Young Alumni Award recipient Lynn M. Ross (BS 1999 Community & Regional Planning).

Uphill Both Ways in the Snow: Michael Braley

Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 2:10pm-3:00pm in 307 Design

Iowa State alumnus Michael Braley (BFA 1993 Graphic Design), creative director of Braley Design in Lexington, Kentucky, will share "mostly true tales from Iowa State 1989-93 and the true path that followed." He will receive a 2016 Design Achievement Award from the College of Design Friday, Oct. 28, at the ISU Alumni Association's 85th Honors & Awards Ceremony.

 

 

 

 

Curt F. Dale Guest Lecture in Architecture: James Timberlake

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 5:30pm-6:30pm in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

James Timberlake, FAIA, partner in KieranTimberlake, Philadelphia, will present the 2016 Curt F. Dale Guest Lecture in Architecture. Timberlake's presentation, "Ortlieb's!", will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 College of Design. Part of the 2016-17 ISU Department of Architecture Lecture Series, his talk is free and open to the public.

 

 

 

 

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Program Night for First-Year Students

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 from 5:15pm-7:00pm in Various locations throughout the College of Design

Students in the first-year Core Design Program are encouraged to attend the College of Design Program Night from 5:15 to 7:00 p.m. October 25, 2016. Representatives from each of our degree programs will be available to talk about their programs and answer your questions to help you decide what areas you want to apply to at the end of the academic year. Flyers with a map of locations for all programs will be hung around the building.

Carlota Gutierrez Memorial Mass

Sunday, October 23, 2016 from 5:00pm-7:00pm in St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Ames

A Memorial Mass for Carlota Gutierrez, who had been a staff member of the Design Reading Room for 28 years, will be celebrated at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, at St. Cecilia Catholic Church. All are invited to the mass and to the meal following in the St. Cecilia Social Hall.

Tricks, Tips and Treats: Successful Hiring Practices Using External Grant Funds

Friday, October 21, 2016 from 12:10pm-1:00pm in 130 Design

Do you plan to hire employees on sponsored project funds? Jenn Wiederin, HR liaison with the Colleges of Design and Business, will discuss when and how to start the hiring process for P&S staff, post-docs, graduate and undergraduate students supported on grant funds; how to "on-board" new employess; your managerial responsibilities and much more.

Open to faculty and staff from all colleges, the IDRO Friday Research Seminar is a brown-bag lunch session sponsored by the Institute for Design Research and Outreach. Cookies provided.

One and Many: The Ceramic Art of Terry Rothrock

Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 7:00pm-8:15pm in 130 Design

Terry Rothrock will speak about his career creating large-scale ceramic work for television and film sets and the decorator-designer industry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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National Security and the 2016 Presidential Campaign: Madeline Albright

Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 2:30pm-3:30pm in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

Career Services Seminar for Multicultural Students

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 5:30pm-6:30pm in Room 416, College of Design

Join Career Services and the Multicultural Liaison Office for a career planning seminar on how to start planning for your future. Learn more about career services, job opportunities and internships. Have a plan and be ready!

 

 

 

 

 

College of Design Faculty/Staff Meeting

Monday, October 17, 2016 from 12:00pm-1:00pm in 130 Design

Agenda will be posted in college's weekly update published on Mondays.

Cyclone Family Weekend Reception

Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 10:00am-12:00pm in Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum, College of Design

Annual College of Design open house for first-year students and their families in conjunction with Cyclone Family Weekend. This is an opportunity for parents and family members to meet students' instructors and academic advisers and see the college facilities. The DSN S 102 and 131 studios will be open to view. A brief program will begin at 10:30 a.m. Refreshments will be served.

 

 

Friday Research Seminar: Peregrine Projections: Firat Erdim

Friday, October 14, 2016 from 12:10pm-1:00pm in 130 Design

Whether with chisel, cast shadow, sprayed ink or the pull of gravity, architecture Assistant Professor Fırat Erdim's research investigates the intersection of projection, place and materiality to question axioms of architectural imagination and construction. Of the two projects he will present, the first is a cartographic project utilizing walking as a means of unfolding the relationship between monuments and their civic territories, in Segovia, Spain, and Rome, Italy. The second is a collaborative project for a garden of ecological successions at the Museum of the Other and the Elsewhere of Metropoliz, a community occupying a former salami factory on the edges of Rome.

Informal brown-bag session sponsored by the College of Design and the Institute for Design Research and Outreach. Cookies provided.

Finding Funding with Pivot

Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 9:00am-11:00am in 301 Spedding

Bring your laptop for this hands-on training to learn how to strategically use the Pivot research funding database. Using your own Pivot account, you will learn how to identify and connect with public and private funding opportunities and send funding alerts to your email. No previous Pivot experience necessary to participate in this training, but you will need to sign up for a Pivot account prior to the event.

Sponsored by the Office of the VPR and the Grants Hub.

United Way Caramel Apples

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 from 11:00am-1:00pm in Outside the Dean's Office

Join us for Caramel Apples! Apples will be served sliced in a bowl with homemade caramel sauce and toppings. Proceeds will go the College of Design's United Way campaign.
Cost $3.50

Protecting Your Research Data When Engaging Industry Collaborators

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 from 8:00am-9:00am

Join Balaji Narasimhan, professor of chemical and biological engineering, to learn the who, what, where, when and why of using unfunded agreements as a stepping stone to industry research partnerships. This seminar is targetd toward faculty members and students approaching the end of graduate school. Lunch will be provided. Register online (free) through Learn@ISU.

Inspiration and Intersection: Ceramics and Social Commentary

Sunday, October 09, 2016 from 2:00pm-3:00pm in Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman

Join art and visual culture Professor Ingrid Lilligren and Assistant Professor Emily Morgan along with Jen Coppoc, lecturer in English and American Indian Studies, for a conversation on race, gender and the multi-layered meanings in the art of Josiah Wedgewood and J.J. Kandler's Meissen porcelain and Lilligren's response, which are all included in the Inspired By... exhibition on view at the Brunnier Art Museum.

Grant Wood's Murals: Inspiration for the Common Threads III Exhibition

Thursday, October 06, 2016 from 7:00pm-8:00pm in Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St., Ames

Join Nancy Gebhart, visual literacy and learning educator with ISU University Museums, for a gallery talk on the Parks Library's Grant Wood murals "When Tillage Begins" and "Other Arts Follow," which served as inspiration for the work in the Common Threads III exhibition by Catherine Reinhart and Allison Wegren Metzger on display in the College of Design's Design on Main Gallery in downtown Ames.

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Towards a Digital Design Practice of Landscape Architecture

Thursday, October 06, 2016 from 6:00pm-7:30pm in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

Jillian Walliss and Heike Rahmann, co-authors of Landscape Architecture and Digital Technologies: Re-Conceptualising Design and Making (Routledge, 2016), will speak about the book and their work in this lecture, part of the ISU Department of Landscape Architecture Lecture Series. They will also lead a workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in room 416 Design, for landscape architecture students and anyone interested in learning about new practices related to landscape and environmental design.

 

 

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50 Years Later: The National Historic Preservation Act - Ted Grevstad-Nordbrock

Wednesday, October 05, 2016 from 7:00pm-8:00pm in 2019 Morrill

The National Historic Preservation Act was signed into law on Oct. 15, 1966, and 50 years later is still the most extensive preservation legislation ever enacted in the United States. The NHPA created the National Register of Historic Places, the list of National Historic Landmarks, and the State Historic Preservation Offices. Eight sites on the ISU campus alone are listed in the National Register of Historic Places, including the Farm House Museum and the Christian Petersen Courtyard in the Food Sciences Building.

Ted Grevstad-Nordbrock, assistant professor of community and regional planning, will discuss the significance of this act and the impact it has on the contemporary application of historic preservation initiatives.

Multicultural Portfolio Workshop: Overview of the Enrollment-Managed Application Process & Student Panel

Wednesday, October 05, 2016 from 6:00pm-7:00pm in 130 Design

The College of Design's Multicultural Liaison Office, together with faculty and peer mentors will host a series of workshops for multicultural design students on assembling high-quality portfolios for the enrollment-managed application process at the end of the Core Design Program.

Workshops will be held the first Wednesday of the month in October, November and December 2016 from 6 to 7 p.m. in 130 Design. Today's workshop will provide an overview of the college's enrollment-managed application process, and students who have successfully completed the process will be on hand to answer questions.

Design Research Networking Social: Smart City Design

Wednesday, October 05, 2016 from 5:30pm-7:30pm in Lightfoot Forum, College of Design

College of Design faculty and staff are invited to participate in a Design Research Networking Social on "Smart Cities" — what they are, should be and should not be, how to connect your research to the topic, how Design matters and what interdisciplinary research is needed for smart, sustainable urban development.

Carlota Gutierrez Memorial Service

Monday, October 03, 2016 from 5:00pm-6:30pm in Gallery 181

A memorial service celebrating the life of Carlota Gutierrez, who had been a Design Reading Room staff member for the past 28 years, will include a program beginning at 5:30 p.m. Family, friends, students and faculty are invited to join us to share their memories of Carlota. Refreshments will be served.

A tribute also is being planned for the College of Design's annual Awards Day ceremony in April, when the Carlota Dubon Gutierrez Latina Scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student. Additional ways to honor Carlota are being planned.

ISU StartUp Factory Opportunity & Learning Session

Monday, October 03, 2016 from 3:00pm-4:30pm in Room 1200A Economic Development Core Facility at 1805 Collaboration Pl., Ames

The ISU StartUp Factory is accepting applications for its second cohort through Friday, Oct. 21. This 52-week intensive program, housed at the ISU Research Park, provides an avenue for students, faculty and staff to create businesses. The new cohort is slated to begin Jan. 3, 2017. Entrepreneurs in the ISU StartUp Factory receive formal training, resources and access to a network of business mentors, advisers, counselors and investors. For those interested in being involved, an Opportunity and Learning Session will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, in room 1200A Economic Development Core Facility at 1805 Collaboration Pl., Ames.

College of Design Faculty/Staff Meeting

Monday, October 03, 2016 from 12:00pm-1:00pm in 130 Design

Agenda will be posted in the college's weekly update published every Monday.

Opening Reception: Common Threads III Exhibition

Saturday, October 01, 2016 from 6:00pm-8:00pm in Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St., Ames

Opening reception for Common Threads III, a collaborative exhibition by local fiber artist and ISU alumna Catherine Reinhart and Minnesota printmaker and fiber artist Allison Wegren Metzger, on display Oct. 1-31 at the Iowa State University Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St., Ames.

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Faculty Professional Development Assignment (FPDA)

Saturday, October 01, 2016 from 8:00am-5:00pm in 134 Design

FPDA applications approved by your department chair are due to the dean's office.  More information on the application process is available at www.provost.iastate.edu/faculty-and-staff-resources/development/fpda. 

 

 

 

 

Artist Reception: Matthew Corones and Jennifer Drinkwater

Friday, September 30, 2016 from 5:00pm-7:00pm in Gallery, Iowa State Memorial Union

Meet Ames artists Matthew Corones, who received a Master of Fine Arts in integrated visual arts from Iowa State in 2012, and Jennifer Drinkwater, assistant professor of art and visual culture and ISU Extension and Outreach community art specialist, and view their recent work on display in two solo exhibitions—Matthew Corones: Hyperreal Spectacular and Jennifer Drinkwater: Recent Work—at the Memorial Union.

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Institutional Review Board (IRB): What All Researchers Working with Human Subjects Need to Know

Friday, September 30, 2016 from 12:10pm-1:00pm in 130 Design

Join Kerry Agnitsch, interim director of the Office of Responsible Research, for this seminar on topics such as determining when IRB approval is required, how to seek IRB approval and what the IRB looks for when reviewing research. Tips on how to smoothly navigate the IRB approval process also will be covered. Substantial time will be allowed for Q&A. Please bring your questions.

Informal brown-bag session sponsored by the College of Design and the Institute for Design Research and Outreach. Cookies provided.

Graduate Learning Community Studio Smash Up

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 6:00pm-7:00pm in the LA Graduate Studio - Rm 462 Design

All College of Design graduate students are welcome! 

  • Tour the studios of related disciplines.
  • Get a better understanding of various aspects of related fields of study.
  • Connect with other graduate students who you may work with in the near future as you launch your professional career.
  • Enjoy free pizza & drinks!

 

 

 

 

Architecture Advisory Council Lecture: Peggy Deamer

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 5:30pm-6:30pm in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

Peggy Deamer is the principal of Deamer Architects and a professor of architecture at Yale University.

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University Faculty and Staff Awards Ceremony

Monday, September 26, 2016 from 3:30pm-5:00pm in Great Hall, Iowa State Memorial Union

University-wide awards will be presented to faculty and staff. A reception will follow.

GIS Graduate Seminar: Gated Communities and Urban Growth: A Case Study in Brazil

Monday, September 26, 2016 from 12:10pm-1:00pm in 526 Design

Devanshi Mehta, GIS certificate candidate, community and regional planning

It's Not Neither Exhibition Open During Octagon Art Festival

Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 10:00am-5:00pm in Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St., Ames

It's Not Neither: Scale and Consequence in Braille Installations, an exhibition of work by Ingrid Lilligren, professor and chair of the ISU Department of Art and Visual Culture, will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the 46th Annual Octagon Art Festival in downtown Ames.

DATUM Launch Party

Friday, September 23, 2016 from 5:00pm-8:00pm in Viaduct Gallery, Des Moines Social Club, 900 Mulberry St., Des Moines

College of Design students and faculty are invited to a launch party for DATUM (Student Journal of Architecture) No. 7, "Absence," directly following the AIA Iowa Convention in Des Moines. Drinks and snacks will be catered by Malo.

 

 

 

Prospective Undergraduate Open House

Friday, September 23, 2016 from 1:00pm-5:00pm in Gallery 181, College of Design

See yourself at Iowa State University’s College of Design. Attend our Prospective Undergraduate Open House to tour our facilities, meet students and faculty, visit classes and explore our majors. Register now. If you have any questions, please email Jennifer Anderson, our marketing and recruitment coordinator, janders@iastate.edu.

Pizza & Ping Pong

Friday, September 23, 2016 from 12:15pm-2:00pm in 303 Watson Powell Jr. Pkwy, Suite 200

Attending the AIA Iowa Convention in Des Moines? Join INVISION Architecture for a student lunch with Pizza & Ping Pong at 303 Watson Powell Jr. Pkwy, Suite 200, across the street from Hy-Vee Hall. Please use the South entrance and take the elevator to the second floor.

 

 

 

 

From Little America to Qatari Quarter: Historic Preservation and the Changing Urban Realities of Grosvenor Square, London

Friday, September 23, 2016 from 12:10pm-1:00pm in 130 Design

Join Ted Grevstad-Nordbrock, assistant professor of community and regional planning, to learn more about an emerging initiative in the College of Design: the Department of State Cultural Heritage Documentation Project. This project will introduce Iowa State students to historic diplomatic properties around the world and challenge them to find creative planning, interpretation and adaptive reuse solutions. The inaugural project involving Eero Saarinen's London chancery and the hyper-gentrified Grosvenor Square district will be discussed.

Informal brown-bag session sponsored by the College of Design and the Institute for Design Research and Outreach. Cookies provided.

 

Foreign Travel Grants Due from Departments to Dean's Office

Friday, September 23, 2016 from 8:00am-5:00pm in 134 Design

Department approved Foreign Travel Grants due to the dean's office.  Please submit original copy.  Information on these grants may be found at:  http://www.facsen.iastate.edu/foreigntravel

Energy and Smart Cities: Participatory Models

Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 5:30pm-6:30pm in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

We are confronted today with rising energy consumption that contributes to the greenhouse effect and global climate change. The principal tasks of planning are problem recognition, problem definition, the drafting of possible solutions and the establishing of a course of action. Energy-related spatial models and simulations can contribute significantly to these tasks and support participatory planning through technology like 3D visualization. In this lecture, architect and planner Claudia Yamu will discuss some of these emerging solutions.

Part of the 2016-2017 Contemporary Issues in Planning and Design Lecture Series, Yamu's lecture is cosponsored by the College of Design and Departments of Community and Regional Planning and Architecture.

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Design Council Meeting

Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 5:00pm-6:00pm in 416 Design

Design Council will hold its first general meeting from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in room 416 Design. Join us for our kickoff meeting for the year, where we will discuss ongoing projects, open positions and other things happening in the College of Design.

If you have any questions, see our Facebook page.

Drawing a Campus Story: NO FOOD NO DRINKS by Chuck Richards

Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 3:40pm-5:00pm in 2055 Hoover

Illustrator Chuck Richards, professor of art and visual culture, has created a wordless sequential narrative drawing that's currently part of the exhibition "Inspired By..." at the Brunnier Art Museum. Taking his inspiration from drawings by Christian Petersen, Richards went on a campus journey to several of Petersen's sculptures, including those in the Microscopy and NanoImaging Facility (MNIF) and the Carillon Tower, among other locations.

Learn more about his creative process and the research involved as well as view microscopic specimens and hear highlights from Assistant Professor Tracey Stewart about the work at MNIF. Part of the "Inspired By..." exhibition programming.

United Way Bake Sale

Monday, September 19, 2016 from 11:00am-1:00pm in Foyer outside Dean's Office, 134 Design

Stop by and buy a treat, and the volunteers staffing the bake sale table may just talk like a pirate for International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Proceeds go toward the College of Design's $13,200 United Way of Story County campaign goal.

Two Artists Celebrating Textures, Tassels and Textiles: A Documentation of Design Process

Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 2:00pm-3:00pm in Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman

Eulanda A. Sanders, the Donna R. Danielson Professor of Textiles and Clothing in apparel, merchandising and design, and Cindy Gould, associate professor of art and visual culture, will give a slide-illustrated talk about their collaborative design process followed by a hands-on tassel-making workshop. All ages welcome. Tassel-making materials provided. Part of the Inspired By... exhibition programming.

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Expanding Diversity Perspectives Curriculum Development Workshop

Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 8:30am-4:00pm in Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall

The College of Design will host the first "Expanding Diversity Perspectives" curriculum development workshop to address pedagogical strategies that foster appreciation for and commitment to honoring diversity, equity and inclusion within and beyond the classroom and design studio. The workshop will be led by Geneva Gay, professor of education at the University of Washington-Seattle, who is internationally known for her scholarship on multicultural education and culturally responsive teaching.

The workshop is intended to increase understanding of the importance of addressing issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in the education and professional preparation of College of Design students; expand knowledge of effective strategies for building community and equity within the classroom/studio; and increase integration of the contributions of diverse groups and pluralistic perspectives in course content, class assignments and studio projects.

The workshop will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, in the Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall. Building on her Friday evening lecture, Dr. Gay will detail the practice of culturally responsive teaching and guide faculty in generating ideas for the courses they teach. To register, email Mark Chidister, markchid@iastate.edu, by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2.

The workshop is cosponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, the College of Design Office of the Dean and University Museums.

Culturally Responsive Teaching: Geneva Gay

Friday, September 16, 2016 from 5:30pm-6:30pm in 130 Design

The College of Design will host "Expanding Diversity Perspectives: A Curriculum Workshop" in September. Geneva Gay, professor of education at the University of Washington-Seattle, will present a public lecture titled "Culturally Responsive Teaching" at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, in 130 Design, and facilitate a curriculum development workshop with faculty members from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. The lecture is free and open to the public. To register for the workshop, email Mark Chidister, markchid@iastate.edu, by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2.

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Farms vs. Firms: Theory and Learning Process in Economic Development and Urbanization

Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 9:30am-10:30am in 411 Design

Join Smita Srinivas for this seminar and explore potential research collaborations on historical and current aspects of agriculture-manufacturing changes on different locations around the world.

Srinivas is the head of the School for Economic Development at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements. She is also the director of the Technological Change Lab (TCLab), formerly based at Columbia University, New York, an international research program that focuses on the integration of economic theory and development practice. She holds a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a specialization in economic development and industrial policies.

President's Annual Address

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 from 6:30pm-7:30pm in Great Hall, Iowa State Memorial Union

President Steven Leath will introduce Iowa State's FY2017-2022 Strategic Plan and outline his priorities for this academic year. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and light refreshments will be served following the address. Live video streaming of the event will be available at www.president.iastate.edu.

Reception: It's Not Neither Exhibition by Ingrid Lilligren

Sunday, September 11, 2016 from 2:00pm-5:00pm in Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St., Ames

Reception for It's Not Neither: Scale and consequence in Braille installations, an exhibition of work by Ingrid Lilligren, professor and chair of the ISU Department of Art and Visual Culture. A reception and gallery talk will be Sunday, September 11, 2–5 p.m. at Design on Main's gallery.

Mura Aureliane/WallWalk: Spring 2016 Rome Show Reception

Friday, September 09, 2016 from 6:45pm-8:00pm in Gallery 181 and Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum, College of Design

Join students and faculty from the Departments of Architecture and Landscape Architecture who spent spring semester 2016 in Italy with the College of Design Rome Program for a reception celebrating their work on display in the Mura Aureliane / WallWalk exhibition in Gallery 181. The reception follows the Architecture Premiere 16 student awards ceremony and the Charles E. "Chick" Herbert Lecture by Ray Calabro, FAIA. All events are free and open to the public.

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Charles E. Chick Herbert Lecture in Architecture: Ray Calabro

Friday, September 09, 2016 from 5:30pm-6:30pm in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

Ray Calabro, FAIA, a principal with the award-winning design firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (BCJ) in Seattle, Wash., will present "Humane Modernism: The Architecture of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson" at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, in Kocimski Auditorium. The 2016 Charles E. "Chick" Herbert Lecture in Architecture, Calabro's talk is part of Architecture Premiere 16, the annual celebration of the new academic year in the ISU Department of Architecture.

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Architecture Premiere 16

Friday, September 09, 2016 from 4:30pm-5:30pm in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

The Department of Architecture's annual fall kick-off celebration includes a student scholarship and awards ceremony and introduction of the Class of 2021 (it's a five-year program), faculty and Architecture Advisory Council members. Ceremony to be followed by the Charles E. "Chick" Herbert Lecture in Architecture by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson's Ray Calabro, also in Kocimski Auditorium, and a reception for the Rome Program Spring 2016 exhibition, Mura Aureliane / WallWalk, in Gallery 181.

Town Hall Meeting on Upper-Division Tuition

Thursday, September 08, 2016 from 5:10pm-6:00pm in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

Iowa State University is considering requesting Board of Regents approval for a tiered tuition structure that establishes higher tuition for all upper-division undergraduate students (juniors and seniors).

Design Council invites all students in the College of Design to a town hall meeting with peers, staff and administrators to develop a College of Design students’ position statement regarding this proposal. We have asked Dean Luis Rico-Gutierrez to attend and present information that can inform our conversation.

College of Design Rome Program Lecture: Simone Capra

Wednesday, September 07, 2016 from 5:30pm-6:30pm in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

Simone Capra, a registered architect in Italy and an architecture instructor for the Iowa State University College of Design Rome Program, will present "Looking at the World to Produce Innovation: Every Time is (Almost) the First Time" at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the college's Kocimski Auditorium. The talk is free and open to the public.

 

 

 

 

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Brunnier Art Museum Happy Hour

Friday, September 02, 2016 from 5:00pm-6:30pm in Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman

Unwind after the first week of the semester and take in the new exhibitions at the Brunnier Art Museum while enjoying happy hour drinks and conversation. Twelve faculty artists from the Department of Art and Visual Culture and collaborators who contributed to the new exhibition "Inspired By..." will be present and talk about their partnerships. Cash bar.

Multicultural and International Student Welcome Reception

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 from 5:30pm-7:00pm in Beckman Forum, King Pavilion

New and returning graduate and undergraduate students are invited to celebrate the start of a new academic year and learn more about resources on campus at the College of Design's multicultural and international welcome reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, in the Beckman Forum, lower level of the King Pavilion. Refreshments will be served. To RSVP, email Audrey Kennis, kennis@iastate.edu

Dunlap Park & Arboretum Bishop Family Shelter Dedication

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 from 5:45pm-6:30pm in Bishop Family Shelter, Dunlap Park & Arboretum, Urbandale

Dedication and ribbon cutting for the Bishop Family Shelter at the Dunlap Park Arboretum in Urbandale, Iowa, designed and constructed by architecture faculty members Shelby Doyle and Rob Whitehead and eight architecture graduate students in the summer 2016 ARCH 581 Service-Learning design-build studio.

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Welcome Reception

Monday, August 22, 2016 from 6:00pm-8:00pm in Beckman Forum, King Pavilion, College of Design

Faculty and staff are invited to this annual reception celebrating the start of a new academic year in the ISU College of Design. New faculty and staff members joining the college this fall will be introduced.

Artists Next Door at the Iowa State Fair

Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 10:00am-2:00pm in Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines

Five students majoring in biological/pre-medical illustration, integrated studio arts, integrated visual arts and industrial design will record their impressions of the diversity and excitement that make the Iowa State Fair memorable and share their work at this year's event. These "Artists Next Door" will sketch the activities around them and talk with visitors about the artistic process.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 12-18, two student artists per day will set up easels at different locations at the fairgrounds. Today's locations are Anne and Bill Riley Stage and Elwell Family Food Center, Judging Rooms 1-4 (see news release for events/times).

Each day's work will be presented as part of Iowa State's exhibit on a wall in the Bruce L. Rastetter 4-H Exhibits Building.

Artists Next Door at the Iowa State Fair

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 from 10:00am-2:00pm in Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines

Five students majoring in biological/pre-medical illustration, integrated studio arts, integrated visual arts and industrial design will record their impressions of the diversity and excitement that make the Iowa State Fair memorable and share their work at this year's event. These "Artists Next Door" will sketch the activities around them and talk with visitors about the artistic process.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 12-18, two student artists per day will set up easels at different locations at the fairgrounds. Today's locations are Anne and Bill Riley Stage, Grand Concourse and the Richard O. Jacobson Exhibition Center (see news release for events/times).

Each day's work will be presented as part of Iowa State's exhibit on a wall in the Bruce L. Rastetter 4-H Exhibits Building.

Artists Next Door at the Iowa State Fair

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 from 10:00am-2:00pm in Iowa State Fairgrounds

Five students majoring in biological/pre-medical illustration, integrated studio arts, integrated visual arts and industrial design will record their impressions of the diversity and excitement that make the Iowa State Fair memorable and share their work at this year's event. These "Artists Next Door" will sketch the activities around them and talk with visitors about the artistic process.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 12-18, two student artists per day will set up easels at different locations at the fairgrounds. Today's locations are Farm Bureau Pioneer Hall, Expo Hill and the Midway (see news release for events/times).

Each day's work will be presented as part of Iowa State's exhibit on a wall in the Bruce L. Rastetter 4-H Exhibits Building.

Artists Next Door at the Iowa State Fair

Monday, August 15, 2016 from 10:00am-2:00pm in Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines

Five students majoring in biological/pre-medical illustration, integrated studio arts, integrated visual arts and industrial design will record their impressions of the diversity and excitement that make the Iowa State Fair memorable and share their work at this year's event. These "Artists Next Door" will sketch the activities around them and talk with visitors about the artistic process.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 12-18, two student artists per day will set up easels at different locations at the fairgrounds. Today's locations are Richard O. Jacobson Exhibition Center and Bob and Deb Pulver Outdoor Arena (see news release for events/times).

Each day's work will be presented as part of Iowa State's exhibit on a wall in the Bruce L. Rastetter 4-H Exhibits Building.

Artists Next Door at the Iowa State Fair

Sunday, August 14, 2016 from 10:00am-2:00pm in Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines

Five students majoring in biological/pre-medical illustration, integrated studio arts, integrated visual arts and industrial design will record their impressions of the diversity and excitement that make the Iowa State Fair memorable and share their work at this year's event. These "Artists Next Door" will sketch the activities around them and talk with visitors about the artistic process.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 12-18, two student artists per day will set up easels at different locations at the fairgrounds. Today's locations are Bruce L. Rastetter 4-H Exhibits Building and Pigeon/Poultry/Rabbit Building ((see news release for events/times).

Each day's work will be presented as part of Iowa State's exhibit on a wall in the Bruce L. Rastetter 4-H Exhibits Building.

Artists Next Door at the Iowa State Fair

Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 10:00am-2:00pm in Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines

Five students majoring in biological/pre-medical illustration, integrated studio arts, integrated visual arts and industrial design will record their impressions of the diversity and excitement that make the Iowa State Fair memorable and share their work at this year's event. These "Artists Next Door" will sketch the activities around them and talk with visitors about the artistic process.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 12-18, two student artists per day will set up easels at different locations at the fairgrounds. Today's locations are John Deere Agriculture Building and Farm Bureau Pioneer Hall (see news release for events/times).

Each day's work will be presented as part of Iowa State's exhibit on a wall in the Bruce L. Rastetter 4-H Exhibits Building.

Artists Next Door at the Iowa State Fair

Friday, August 12, 2016 from 10:00am-12:00pm in Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines

Five students majoring in biological/pre-medical illustration, integrated studio arts, integrated visual arts and industrial design will record their impressions of the diversity and excitement that make the Iowa State Fair memorable and share their work at this year's event. These "Artists Next Door" will sketch the activities around them and talk with visitors about the artistic process.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 12-18, two student artists per day will set up easels at different locations at the fairgrounds. Today's locations are Elwell Family Food Center, Judging Rooms 1-4; and the Classic Car Display on the Grand Concourse (see news release for events/times).

Each day's work will be presented as part of Iowa State's exhibit on a wall in the Bruce L. Rastetter 4-H Exhibits Building.

Flux Pavilion Opening Reception

Friday, July 08, 2016 from 6:00pm-9:00pm in Western Gateway Park, Des Moines

Opening reception for the College of Design's Flux Pavilion at the 80/35 Music Festival in Des Moines, 6 - 9 p.m. Friday, July 8, in Western Gateway Park across 13th Street from Proof Restaurant (in the free public area of the festival).

Designed and built by 16 students majoring in architecture, industrial design and interior design as part of an interdisciplinary spring option studio taught by Assistant Professor and Daniel J. Huberty Faculty Fellow in Architecture Shelby Doyle, the Flux Pavilion is a light-reactive structure that glows in response to the surrounding music and augments the festival atmosphere. The 10-by-20-foot pavilion visually engages the crowd and provides shade, seating and a sensory experience that blends design, music, light and color.

Made from plywood boxes and Tyvek skin, the pavilion was designed entirely on the computer, with 6,500 pieces cut on a CNC router and assembled by hand via a tab-and-groove system. LED strips installed between the Tyvek walls are programmed by microcontrollers set to respond to sound, so the lights change color with the beat of the music played at the festival.

Stop by to meet Professor Doyle and the students and learn more about how they developed the project, and experience the pavilion for yourself! Admission to the pavilion and reception is free.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors
OPN Architects, Fieldstead & Company Endowment for Community Enhancement, Stan G. Thurston Professorship in Design Build, ISU College of Design, ISU Department of Architecture, Des Moines Music Coalition 80/35 Music Festival

Orientation (Day 2)

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 from 8:00am-12:00pm

Meet with your adviser, and register for fall classes!

Orientation (Day 1)

Monday, June 27, 2016 from 1:00pm-5:00pm

Learn about what courses you will take, meet advisers, department chairs and faculty, attend a session to find out more about your specific major and tour the college.

Des Moines Arts Festival Emerging Iowa Artists

Sunday, June 26, 2016 from 11:00am-10:00pm in Western Gateway Park, Des Moines

ISU architecture graduate student Clark Colby (BArch 2011 Architecture & Environmental Studies) and alumni Kristen Greteman (BArch 2011 Architecture / MCRP 2016 Community & Regional Planning) and Kayla Parker (BFA 2015 Integrated Studio Arts) will exhibit their work as Emerging Iowa Artists at the 2016 Des Moines Arts Festival, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday, June 24; 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday, June 25; and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at Western Gateway Park in Des Moines.

Des Moines Arts Festival Emerging Iowa Artists

Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 11:00am-10:00pm in Western Gateway Park, Des Moines

ISU architecture graduate student Clark Colby (BArch 2011 Architecture & Environmental Studies) and alumni Kristen Greteman (BArch 2011 Architecture / MCRP 2016 Community & Regional Planning) and Kayla Parker (BFA 2015 Integrated Studio Arts) will exhibit their work as Emerging Iowa Artists at the 2016 Des Moines Arts Festival, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday, June 24; 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday, June 25; and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at Western Gateway Park in Des Moines.

Des Moines Arts Festival Emerging Iowa Artists

Friday, June 24, 2016 from 11:00am-10:00pm in Western Gateway Park, Des Moines

ISU architecture graduate student Clark Colby (BArch 2011 Architecture & Environmental Studies) and alumni Kristen Greteman (BArch 2011 Architecture / MCRP 2016 Community & Regional Planning) and Kayla Parker (BFA 2015 Integrated Studio Arts) will exhibit their work as Emerging Iowa Artists at the 2016 Des Moines Arts Festival, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday, June 24; 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday, June 25; and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at Western Gateway Park in Des Moines.

Orientation (Day 2)

Thursday, June 23, 2016 from 8:00am-12:00pm

Meet with your adviser, and register for fall classes!

Orientation (Day 1)

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 from 1:00pm-5:00pm

Learn about what courses you will take, meet advisers, department chairs and faculty, attend a session to find out more about your specific major and tour the college.

Orientation (Day 2)

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 from 8:00am-12:00pm

Meet with your adviser, and register for fall classes!

Orientation (Day 1)

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 from 1:00pm-5:00pm

Learn about what courses you will take, meet advisers, department chairs and faculty, attend a session to find out more about your specific major, and tour the college.

Mr. Acephalous: Xin Liu MFA Thesis Exhibition Opening Reception

Monday, June 13, 2016 from 6:00pm-8:00pm in Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St., Ames

Opening reception for the Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition by integrated visual arts graduate student Xin Liu. A screening of the stop-motion animation film "Mr. Acephalous" will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The show will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, through Friday, June 17, at the College of Design's Design on Main Gallery.

 

 

 

 

Orientation (Day 2)

Wednesday, June 08, 2016 from 8:00am-12:00pm

Meet with your adviser, and register for fall classes!

Orientation (Day 1)

Tuesday, June 07, 2016 from 1:00pm-5:00pm

Learn about what courses you will take, meet advisers, department chairs and faculty, attend a session to find out more about your specific major and tour the college.

Orientation (Day 2)

Friday, June 03, 2016 from 8:00am-12:00pm

Meet with your adviser, and register for fall classes!

Orientation (Day 1)

Thursday, June 02, 2016 from 1:00pm-5:00pm

Learn about what courses you will take, meet advisers, department chairs and faculty, attend a session to find out more about your specific major, and tour the college.

AIA Convention Alumni Reception

Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 6:00pm-8:00pm in Bluecadet, 1526 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19146

Iowa State alumni and friends are invited to attend the 2016 AIA Convention Alumni Reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 19, in conjunction with the American Institute of Architects National Convention and Expo in Philadelphia. The reception will be hosted by alumnus Brad Baer (BArch 2007 Architecture) and Bluecadet. Brief remarks by Deborah Hauptmann, chair of the ISU Department of Architecture, will be at 7 p.m. Enjoy complimentary appetizers and a hosted bar while networking with colleagues from around the nation.

Intertwine Installation Opening Reception

Friday, May 13, 2016 from 6:00pm-9:00pm in Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St., Ames

Opening reception for installation of Intertwine, a project to yarn-bomb the entire front facade of the ISU College of Design's Design on Main facility at 203-207 Main St. in downtown Ames. Over the past 9 months, hundreds of people from across Iowa and throughout the US have submitted more than 1,000 1-ft.-sq. knit and crocheted panels that have been stitched together into a "giant quilt" to cover the front of the 130-year-old, two-story building from May 13 through June 1. Stories shared by some of those crafters will be on display inside the Design on Main Gallery at 203 Main St.

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The Dreamer: Fei Xue MFA Thesis Exhibition Reception

Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 6:00pm-8:00pm in Gallery 181, College of Design

Reception for thesis exhibition by Fei Xue, graduate student in integrated visual arts, who will receive her MFA from Iowa State in August. A screening of Xue's digital animation will begin at 6:30 p.m.

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Spring Convocation

Saturday, May 07, 2016 from 8:00am-9:00am in Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum, College of Design

   
The College of Design's spring undergraduate and graduate convocation will take place Saturday, May 7. Candidates for degrees in architecture, community and regional planning, industrial design and landscape architecture will be recognized in a ceremony at 8:30 a.m. in the Lightfoot Forum. Candidates for degrees in art and design, design (BDes), graphic design, integrated studio/visual arts and interior design will be recognized in a second ceremony at 11 a.m. All candidates and guests are invited to attend a reception between the ceremonies at 10 a.m. in the King Pavilion. We look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of all of our graduating students and to wishing you a personal farewell!

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ISU in Peru Exhibition Reception

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 from 4:00pm-6:00pm in Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St., Ames

Work by students in Studio Andino, a multidisciplinary spring option studio taught by architecture Associate Professor Clare Cardinal-Pett, and the Master of Urban Design Global Studio, taught by architecture Professor Marwan Ghandour, will be on display Tuesday-Thursday, May 3-5, in the Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St. in downtown Ames. A reception will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 4.

Smart Cities: A Living Lab

Tuesday, May 03, 2016 from 3:00pm-6:30pm in Design on Main Gallery

Attend a Living Lab event organized by the students of Iowa State University enrolled in the course CRP 453X Smart Cities. The students will be sharing novel technological developments that can be applied in the cities. The presentation and demonstrations will include successful implementations and case studies from smart cities all over the world using current technological innovations.

Computer Demonstrations & Presentations
3:00 – 3:10 Welcome speech | Dr. Francis Owusu
3:15 – 3:35 Organic City
3:40 – 4:00 Healthy Food Access
4:05 – 4:25 Des Moines Fitness Gram
4:30 – 4:45 Break & snacks
4:50 – 5:10 2014 VEISHEA Riot
5:15 – 5:35 Ames Green Roof Project
5:40 – 6:00 Cy-modal
6:05 – 6:25 Computer demonstrations

GIS Graduate Seminar: Promoting Access to Public Transit: A Predictive Model

Tuesday, May 03, 2016 from 1:55pm-2:50pm in GIS Lab, 526 Design

Stephen Radish, GIS certificate candidate, community and regional planning

Abstract
Transportation planners are constantly pressed to find ways to maximize transit service on limited budgets. These budgets constrain both the funds available to operate the systems and the time planners can spend developing them. Because of limited time and money in the planning process, tools that make transit service decisions easier to make and support with data are critical to the success of transit systems.

Access to public transportation has been shown to improve employment outcomes in vulnerable socio-economic populations. Tools that can be used to support transit-planning decisions with data on who has access and the projected impact of that access on ridership would make supporting transit-planning decisions easier for planners. This research will introduce an applied spatial method for bus stop level ridership predictive modeling in a way that can be easily integrated into the tools that practicing planners already use on a daily basis. This will be done with the creation of a toolbox for ArcGIS.

The GIS Graduate Seminar Series is sponsored by the Department of Community and Regional Planning. It is free and open to the public.

GIS Graduate Seminar: Development of Remote Sensing Protocols for Inventorying Cover Crop Adoptions

Tuesday, May 03, 2016 from 1:05pm-1:55pm in GIS Lab, 526 Design

Carolina Bermudez, GIS certificate candidate, agricultural and biosystems engineering

Abstract
Cover crops have a direct impact on soil and water quality due to their ability to reduce wind and water erosion, enhance water infiltration and minimize runoff rates. The use of cover crops has been promoted also as a way to prevent or reduce nutrient movement from agricultural non-point sources to nearby water sources. Since different soil coverages have specific spectral signatures, remotely sensed images can be classified to obtain difference classes or themes.

Several vegetation ratio indexes derived from remotely sensed images have been developed to determine different vegetation covers, being the normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) the most commonly used when performing cross-comparative analysis. The use of satellite images for some agricultural practices such as tillage, plant density and detecting crop diseases has been evaluated over the past decades. However, little attention has been paid to the development of specific cover crop indexes and protocols.

The main purpose of this research is to enhance our ability to inventory current and future nutrient reduction management practices. To accomplish this goal Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System techniques were combined to develop a protocol for cover crop adoption.

The GIS Graduate Seminar Series is sponsored by the Department of Community and Regional Planning. It is free and open to the public.

GIS Graduate Seminar: Impact of Grazing by Feral Horse Populations on Island Erosion Over Time

Tuesday, May 03, 2016 from 12:10pm-1:00pm in GIS Lab, 526 Design

Lynne C. Gardner, GIS certificate candidate, natural resource ecology and managment

Abstract
Managers of island feral horse populations use population control to temper the effects of grazing pressure on island erosion. Horses are known to graze on plants that are important in stabilizing sand dunes, and therefore higher rates of erosion should occur on islands with horses.

The effects of grazing by feral horse populations on island erosion over time are to be investigated on pairs of islands consisting of one island with horses and one control island without horses. We will use LANDSAT Band 5 to calculate island area in 5-year increments over the past 40 years and use NDVI to examine changes in vegetation cover of islands. We then will use soil erosion as a response variable in a linear model that includes the following predictors: i) horse population density (horses/km2); and ii) vegetation cover.

If we find that high levels of erosion are positively associated with horse population density and negatively associated with vegetation cover, this will provide evidence that grazing by feral horse populations increases island erosion and support current management practices of horse population control. If there is no association between horse population size and erosion, this indicates that horses are not significantly contributing to island erosion.

This is the first of two presentations today.

The GIS Graduate Seminar Series is sponsored by the Department of Community and Regional Planning. It is free and open to the public.

Rural Route 3 Exhibition

Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 2:00pm-5:00pm in Black Contemporary, 26107 530th Ave., Ames

The "Rural Route 3" exhibition will provide undergraduate and graduate architecture and interior design students in architecture Senior Lecturer Peter Goché's spring-semester option studio an opportunity to share their work related to the space of the family farm and the way it is framed, expressed and understood, future land uses and possibilities for reoccupation of a farm site. Goché and graphic design Assistant Professor Alex Braidwood also will share work.

The event will be at Black Contemporary, a former seed-drying facility now used by Goché as an experimental studio space.

Integrated Visual Arts Graduate Open House

Friday, April 29, 2016 from 6:00pm-8:00pm in Design on Main Gallery and integrated visual arts graduate studios, 203/205 Main St., Ames

First- and second-year integrated visual arts graduate student work will be displayed in the Design on Main Gallery during this reception/open house hosted by the ISU Department of Art and Visual Culture. Third-year IVA students will display their work in the studio spaces upstairs. The event is free and open to the public.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MA/MFA Graphic Design Exhibition

Friday, April 29, 2016 from 6:00pm-9:00pm in Design on Main, 207 Main St., Ames

The Beginning of Something "______:" 2016 MA/MFA Graphic Design Exhibition

Join 15 graphic design graduate students who are graduating in 2016 (May, August or December) for an exhibition of their master's thesis or creative component projects. Students include Master of Fine Arts in graphic design candidates Eric Andren, Samantha Barbour, Kayla Brown, Young Cho, Meriesa Elliott, Qing Guo, Hesham Hassam, Calee Himes, Ryan Hubbard, Wonsil Jang, Julian Osorio and Hye Jeon Park, and Master of Arts in environmental graphic design candidates Huiwon Lim, Brennan Scott and Brittany Thompson.

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Design Research Seminar

Friday, April 29, 2016 from 12:10pm-1:00pm in 130 Design

Q&A: Understanding Your Intellectual Property Rights
 
Please join University Counsel Paul Tanaka for a discussion and question-and-answer session that will focus on understanding your intellectual property rights. Starting March 1, Iowa State officials encouraged all faculty, professional and scientific staff, postdoctoral scholars and graduate assistants to assign intellectual property (IP) rights to the university. This conversation will help faculty and staff understand what this means in their own research, scholarship and creative work.
 
For a preview on the topic please see:
http://www.inside.iastate.edu/article/2016/02/18/ip
http://www.provost.iastate.edu/sites/default/files/uploads/administrator%20resources/recruitment%26retention/FAQ%20Assignment%20of%20Intellectual%20Property%2020160215.pdf

CODAC Spring Art Sale

Friday, April 29, 2016 from 10:00am-5:00pm in Foyer outside Dean's Office, College of Design

The CODAC (College of Design Art Club) annual spring sale of artwork by students in the integrated studio arts/integrated visual arts programs will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, April 27-29, outside the Dean's Office. Most of the proceeds go directly to the student artists, while the rest help fund club activities. This is a great chance to get some unique artwork and find gifts for graduation, Mother's Day, summer weddings, or just something fun for yourself!

Bachelor of Design Senior Capstone Show

Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 5:00pm-7:00pm in Alluvial Brewing Company, 3715 W. 190th St., Ames

Twenty seniors in the Bachelor of Design program who will graduate in 2016 (May, August or December) will share their capstone projects in this exhibition/reception. Work will range from graphic, web, industrial, gaming and set design to architectural projects and an illustrated comic book. Free and open to the public.

 

 

CODAC Spring Art Sale

Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 10:00am-5:00pm in Foyer outside Dean's Office, College of Design

The CODAC (College of Design Art Club) annual spring sale of artwork by students in the integrated studio arts/integrated visual arts programs will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, April 27-29, outside the Dean's Office. Most of the proceeds go directly to the student artists, while the rest help fund club activities. This is a great chance to get some unique artwork and find gifts for graduation, Mother's Day, summer weddings, or just something fun for yourself!

CODAC Spring Art Sale

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 from 10:00am-5:00pm in Foyer outside Dean's Office, College of Design

The CODAC (College of Design Art Club) annual spring sale of artwork by students in the integrated studio arts/integrated visual arts programs will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, April 27-29, outside the Dean's Office. Most of the proceeds go directly to the student artists, while the rest help fund club activities. This is a great chance to get some unique artwork and find gifts for graduation, Mother's Day, summer weddings, or just something fun for yourself!

Multicultural Portfolio Workshop: Faculty Review

Monday, April 25, 2016 from 6:00pm-7:00pm in 077 Design

The College of Design's Multicultural Services Office hosts a series of workshops for multicultural design students on assembling high-quality portfolios for the enrollment-managed application process.

In tonight's workshop, faculty members will review student portfolios and offer feedback for improvement prior to submission. This is the last workshop of spring semester.

GIS Graduate Seminar: Promoting Access and Connectivity for Residents in Preston Heights, IL: A Walkability Study

Monday, April 25, 2016 from 12:10pm-1:00pm in GIS Lab, 526 Design

Jonathan Stytz, GIS certificate candidate, community and regional planning

Abstract
Urban planners are consistently faced with the daunting task of servicing the wants and needs of their community often with limited resources and support. While community problems and needs can be identified, the lack of resources and support can limit the ability of urban planners and prevent them from adequately servicing their communities. Various studies have shown the positive impact that urban planning, such as neighborhood plans and revitalization strategies, have had on improving walkability in the areas in which they are successfully implemented. Specialized computing tools including Geographic Information Systems have been used to identify main areas of concern in our society and generate alternative solutions to improve its functionality.

This research will focus on the built environment and physical infrastructure present in Preston Heights, Illinois, and how these physical constructs effect the accessibility and connectivity of the area. In its entirety, this study will use the near distance analysis and network analysis tools to identify current gaps in the pedestrian-related infrastructure and make recommendations on how to improve the walkability in this area.

The GIS Graduate Seminar Series is sponsored by the Department of Community and Regional Planning. It is free and open to the public.

College of Design Faculty/Staff Meeting

Monday, April 25, 2016 from 12:00pm-1:00pm in Room 130 Design

Watch the college's weekly update for agenda.

GIS Graduate Seminar: Mapping Crime in Nevada, Iowa

Monday, April 25, 2016 from 11:15am-12:00pm in GIS Lab, 526 Design

Angela Snyder, GIS certificate candidate, community and regional planning

Abstract
Mapping crime is a useful technique for improving public safety services. By analyzing clusters of incidents within the context of surrounding socioeconomic and demographic conditions, patterns can be identified. This spatial data analysis can then inform city administration about problematic areas. This promotes the targeted allocation of resources not only by the police department but also by social services. The result is a coordinated municipal effort to reduce criminal activity.

In this case study, crime incidence data for Nevada, Iowa, from 2014 are geocoded and aggregated to the block and block group level. Then multiple EDA and ESDA techniques are employed to uncover hotspots and if those hotspots of higher density crime are correlated with socioeconomic and demographic data. Based on the results of the analyses, recommendations for appropriate and targeted treatments are made to the City of Nevada.

This is the first of two presentations today.

The GIS Graduate Seminar Series is sponsored by the Department of Community and Regional Planning. It is free and open to the public.

Design Thinking in Action: New Ways to Reuse Recyclable Materials

Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 1:00pm-3:00pm in Wheatsfield Cooperative, 413 Northwestern Ave., Ames

Thirteen students in the spring 2016 DES 230: Design Thinking class, taught by architecture Senior Lecturer Patience Lueth, will share projects in an exhibition celebrating Earth Day at Wheatsfield Cooperative in Ames. The project helped students learn about the process of design thinking by giving them the opportunity to tackle an everyday problem and create an everyday reusable product while relating to tangible clients and stakeholders. The exhibition will be set up by the morning of Thursday, April 21, and will be removed at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 23.

 

Reception & Awards: Biorenewables Art Competition

Friday, April 22, 2016 from 4:00pm-5:30pm in Lobby, Biorenewables Research Laboratory

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University Museums Lecture: Gary Bowling

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 from 7:00pm-8:00pm in Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman Building

One of the preeminent Midwestern landscape painters, Gary Bowling is well known for his expansive and expressive visions of the fields and vistas within and surrounding Iowa. He will discuss his art, history and passion for this genre of painting. Please join University Museums in celebrating one of our most popular and wonderful artists and his solo exhibition on campus.

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College Town Hall on Diversity and Inclusion

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 from 12:00pm-1:00pm in 130 Design

College of Design faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in a town hall meeting on diversity and inclusion in the college at noon Wednesday, April 20, in 130 Design. Students who have been part of ongoing conversations this semester will present a summary of themes identified, and there will be a discussion of next steps. Food will be provided.

Documentary Screening: The Competition: An Angel Borrego Cubero Film

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 from 7:00pm-9:00pm in Kocimski Auditorium, 0101 Design

The first film documenting the tense developments that characterize architectural contests, "The Competition" is an account of how some of the best architects in the world—Norman Foster, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Jean Novel and Dominique Perrault—struggled and strategized to beat the competition to design the National Museum of Art of Andorra.

Screening sponsored by the College of Design, Department of Architecture and Department of Industrial Design. Free and open to the public.

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Design Research Seminar Series: Caroline Westort

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 from 3:10pm-4:00pm in 130 Design

Coding Landscape: Digital Terrain, "Messy" Geometry and Robodozing

Domain-specific approaches to teaching computer programming are surprisingly rare. A landscape architecture-specific approach to teaching introductory computer programming is presented that combines a parameterized landscape palette — vegetation, landform, water, weather, lighting and systems — concepts of computer programming logic and basic computer graphics. Featured are a sequence of exercises of student project results that use the approach.

Criteria for successful landscape design software are offered as a guide to structuring design computing software. Results of "off-the shelf," manual and algorithmic methods for capturing the messy geometry of environmental and human-induced impacts are presented, as well their utility in the Automated Machine Guidance and Construction "robo-dozoing" domain.
 
About the Speaker
Landscape architecture Assistant Professor Caroline Westort studied landscape architecture and computing at Harvard University before receiving her PhD in computational geography at the University of Zurich. Prior to joining the Iowa State faculty she worked as a software developer, researcher and analyst in Europe and the US and taught at the University of Virginia, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and ITR Rapperswil Switzerland.

Westort's design project experience ranges from private gardens to large public infrastructure systems. She organized the First International Conference on Digital Earth Moving in Switzerland in 2001 and hosted an ASLA educational session on "Robo-dozing." Westort's focus on algorithm design and 3-D digital terrain model algorithms has made her passionate landscape architects designing their own software tools. She teaches landscape computing design studio and courses at ISU, and is writing a book on the topic titled Coding Landscape.

The Design Research Seminar Series is sponsored by the Institute for Design Research and Outreach.

GIS Graduate Seminar: A Study of Coal Mines in Southern Iowa

Monday, April 18, 2016 from 12:10pm-1:00pm in GIS Lab, 526 Design

Andrea Einck, GIS certificate candidate, community and regional planning

Abstract
Coal mining in Iowa had its heyday between 1890 and 1925 when thousands of mines and hundreds of coal camps sprang up across southeast and central Iowa, the locations of some of which are available through the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. This project seeks to study the relationships and patterns revolving around coalmines in several counties in Iowa and will include two parts: analysis of the current datasets for accuracy, and spatial analysis of these datasets within a spatial and temporal context.

The questions to be answered involve both the content and accuracy of current datasets compared to historic written sources, as well as spatial and temporal questions revolving around current coalmine data, railways and coal camps. Spatial and temporal questions will involve analysis of how coalmines were tied to the emergence (and decline) of coal camps and railway systems, and the patterns of how and why these mines moved across the landscape. Use-patterns will also be explored. The project will result in a more complete picture of the coal industry in Iowa, and provide direction for any future studies using these datasets.

The GIS Graduate Seminar Series is sponsored by the Department of Community and Regional Planning. It is free and open to the public.

GIS Graduate Seminar: How Landscape Characteristics Influence Emergent Plant Communities in Restored Agricultural Wetlands

Monday, April 18, 2016 from 11:15am-12:00pm in GIS Lab, 526 Design

Kristilee Halpin, GIS certificate candidate, ecology, evolution and organismal biology

Abstract
Traditional wetland restorations have focused on restoring the hydrology and allowing natural recolonization of flora and fauna to occur. This method is ineffective for restoring comparable diversity to reference sites; therefore, the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Project has seeded half of its agricultural wetlands with a native emergent seed mix. Forty-seven emergent vegetation surveys were conducted during the 2014-2015 field seasons. Approximately 20 transects per wetland were laid through emergent vegetation perpendicular to the shore, and percent cover was estimated at each wetland. However, the seed mix alone will not be sufficient to restore highly diverse extensive emergent vegetation.

This project will use a suitability analysis to determine the best predictor of emergent vegetation based on vegetation surveys of the wetlands in addition to historic soils data from the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), bathymetry from the as-built construction plans, and past land use of the restoration site from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Land Cover Institute (LCI). It is projected that seeded restoration sites with a gradual sloping bathymetry, pasture as its past land use, and hydric soils will develop the most extensive and diverse plant community.

This is the first of two presentations today.

The GIS Graduate Seminar Series is sponsored by the Department of Community and Regional Planning. It is free and open to the public.

Industrial Design Faculty Candidate Presentation: Sebastien Proulx

Monday, April 18, 2016 from 11:00am-12:00pm in 130 Design

Design as a Social Practice: Investigating the Responsibilities of the 21st-Century Designers

Sébastien Proulx holds a PhD in design from the University of Montreal. He also trained in graphic design (Laval University) and sociology (EHESS, Paris). He is currently enrolled as a postdoctoral follow at the School of Public Health and is a research associate at Design et Société research group. His research interests are centered on social responsibilities of designers and on designing for vulnerable populations. As a lecturer at the School of industrial Design at the University of Montreal he teaches social and services design.

 

 

 

College of Design Faculty/Staff Meeting

Friday, April 15, 2016 from 12:00pm-1:00pm in Room 130 Design

Watch the college's weekly update for agenda.

Square 1 Design: Graphic Design Senior Show

Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 6:00pm-8:30pm in Hy-Vee Hall, Iowa Events Center, 730 3rd St., Des Moines

Seventy-six seniors in graphic design who will graduate in May will share their work in an exhibition from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in Hy-Vee Hall at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. Enjoy hors d'oeurves, a cash bar and music while perusing the students' work and helping them celebrate their accomplishments.

P.H. Elwood Lecture in Landscape Architecture: David Fletcher

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 from 5:30pm-7:00pm in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

David Fletcher, founding principal of the award-winning Fletcher Studio in San Francisco, will present the 2016 Philip H. Elwood Lecture in Landscape Architecture at Iowa State University.

Fletcher's presentation, "Ground Control: Fletcher Studio Recent Work," will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, in Kocimski Auditorium, room 0101 College of Design. A reception will follow in the college's Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum. Sponsored by the Department of Landscape Architecture, the lecture and reception are free and open to the public.

 

 

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Industrial Design Faculty Candidate Presentation: Mani Mina

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 from 10:00am-11:00am in 316 Design

Ideas, Abstractions, Divisions and Boundaries: Design and Challenges from Different Perspectives

Mani Mina is a senior lecturer in electrical and computer engineering at Iowa State. He received his BS (1982) and MS (1985) in physics and MS (1987) and PhD (1989) in electrical engineering from ISU. Starting as a graduate student in 1987, he worked with medical device companies to design artificial hearts until 1995. He then spent six years in industry designing and developing products in the areas of testing, consumer electronics and smart materials before returning to the ISU Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) in 2001.

Mina has an extensive breadth of teaching experience. He has designed and implemented more than 20 classes in engineering and technological literacy.  In ECpE he directs the High Speed Systems Engineering Lab, established in 2003 with his NSF grant. He is teaching capstone design for electrical, computer and software engineering. He also has been collaborating with and teaching classes for the Department of Industrial Design since the start of the program.

As one of the leaders of American Society for Engineering Education, Mina is known for his unique approach in inquiry-based engineering education. This has been implemented in his work in technological and engineering literacy, the role of design in engineering education, and interdisciplinary, multidesciplinary and transdisciplinary classes. Mina has chaired the technological and Engineering Literacy and Philosophy of Engineering Division of the American Society for Engineering Education since 2013. He has been recipient of a number of teaching awards, including three times winner of VEISHEA Engineering Professor of the Year.

Workshop: How to Avoid Data Disasters

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 from 7:00pm-8:30pm in 434 Design

All College of Design students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in this workshop designed to help people understand a bit more about creating backups of their files. What would you do if your laptop were dropped or stolen? What if it were in a fire or a flood?

Bring your laptop and an external hard drive or USB stick and learn multiple ways to save your data, including what to back up, how often and where to save it. Snacks will be provided. Register by Monday, April 11, by sending an email to Jennifer Nieland, nielandj@iastate.edu, with the subject line "Data Disaster Workshop."

3rd Annual Graduate & Professional Students' Research Conference

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 from 8:00am-10:00pm in Iowa State University Memorial Union

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Industrial Design Faculty Candidate Presentation

Monday, April 11, 2016 from 10:00am-11:00am in 316 Design

Design + Interactions

Rojin Vishkaie holds a bachelor's degree in industrial design, a master's degree in industrial product design from Coventry University and a PhD in computational media design from the University of Calgary. She is currently a lecturer of industrial design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She previously was a postdoctoral research fellow funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Her design research interests focus on the creation of artifacts, digital media and games, specifically through the lens of interaction design and human-computer interaction. Her research studies appear in book, journal and conference publications.

Senior BFA Exhibition Reception

Saturday, April 09, 2016 from 5:00pm-8:00pm in Gallery 181 and Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum, College of Design

Reception celebrating the exhibition of artwork in all media by 23 students who will receive Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in integrated studio arts from Iowa State in 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Industrial Design Faculty Candidate Presentation: Michael Caston

Friday, April 08, 2016 from 10:30am-11:30am in 534 Design

Contributions to the Growth and Development of Design Education and Research within the Industrial Design Department at Iowa State

Michael Caston is an industrial designer and an assistant professor of industrial design at Metropolitan State University of Denver, Colorado. Since receiving his Master of Industrial Design from North Carolina State University in 2008, he has focused on the areas of market-feasible product development, user experience, usability design and learner-centered teaching. Recent research focuses on ergonomic eating utensils for the elderly and disabled. Caston is owner and partner in CAMIC designs LLC, a multidisciplinary design firm conducting in-house design projects as well as a host of client projects. From 2012 to the present, he has received the highest instructor ratings in the MSU Department of Industrial Design.

Awards Day

Friday, April 08, 2016 from 9:30am-12:00pm in Gallery 181 and Lightfoot Forum, College of Design

The College of Design's Awards Day program 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.
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!

The Geography of Inequality: Local Governments and Community Well-Being Across America

Wednesday, April 06, 2016 from 7:00pm-8:00pm in Dolezal Auditorium, Curtiss Hall

Linda Lobao, professor of rural sociology, sociology and geography, Ohio State University School of Environment and Natural Resources

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Symposium on Undergraduate Research & Creative Expression

Tuesday, April 05, 2016 from 9:00am-5:00pm in Iowa State Memorial Union

Iowa State's annual Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, at the Memorial Union. Thirteen College of Design students majoring in architecture, industrial design, interior design and landscape architecture will present their faculty-mentored research projects. View the schedule and abstracts online.

CEAH Symposium: What is the Urban? Registers of a World Interior

Tuesday, April 05, 2016 from 8:00am-6:00pm in Benton Auditorium, Scheman Building, Iowa State Center

This symposium opens with a simple yet perplexing question: "What is the urban?" It brings together a range of internationally renowned scholars in an effort less to provide answers to this question than to frame a problem that has yet to be fully constituted. What language do we need to speak about the urban? What spaces and politics does it produce? Does the urban have a history of its own? An ontological specificity? Can we speak of the modern "rural"—the deterritorialized pastoral spaces of agrarian life, reterritorialized as machines of resource production and circulation—as in fact already urbanized? How does a site like Iowa allow us to understand and reimagine the ontological contours of the urban?

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Multicultural Portfolio Workshop: Essay

Monday, April 04, 2016 from 6:00pm-7:00pm in 077 Design

The College of Design's Multicultural Services Office hosts a series of workshops for multicultural design students on assembling high-quality portfolios for the enrollment-managed application process. All workshops for spring 2016 are offered from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays in room 077 Design.

Tonight's workshop will provide an overview of the essay questions. You can work with a counselor from the ISU Writing and Media Center, who will discuss the art of a well-composed essay. The remaining workshop is Faculty Review, April 25.

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Airquakes: Climate Change, Ontology and Urbanization

Monday, April 04, 2016 from 5:00pm-6:30pm in Benton Auditorium, Scheman Building

Albert Pope is a key voice in the world on questions of urbanization, urban form and problems of the contemporary city, tying together discussions of architecture, design, space, philosophy and politics in a way few others do. He has written and lectured extensively on the broad implications of post-war urban development and is the author of Ladders, a book-length study of the postwar American City. His current research addresses the urban implications of climate change. He is the Gus Sessions Wortham Professor of Architecture at Rice University.

Pope's presentation is the keynote lecture for the CEAH Symposium "What is the Urban? Registers of a World Interior."

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GIS Graduate Seminar: GIS in Academia: A Decade in the Life of a GIS Guy

Monday, April 04, 2016 from 12:10pm-1:00pm in GIS Lab, 526 Design

Adam Skibbe, GIS administrator, Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences, University of Iowa

The GIS Graduate Seminar Series is sponsored by the Department of Community and Regional Planning. It is free and open to the public.

CEAH Symposium: What is the Urban? Registers of a World Interior

Monday, April 04, 2016 from 8:00am-6:00pm in Benton Auditorium, Scheman Building, Iowa State Center

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IDRO Friday Research Seminar: Iowa Arts Council Funding Opportunities & Mock Panel Review

Friday, April 01, 2016 from 12:10pm-1:00pm in 130 Design

Iowa Arts Council (IAC) Grants and Programs Specialist Veronica O'Hern and Community Resource Specialist Joseph Piearson will demo a live mock panel review to illustrate how proposals are reviewed and will discuss upcoming funding opportunities.

The IAC funds individual, group and community-based original arts projects and interpretive artist performances in the disciplines of composition, creative writing, dance, design, music, poetry, theater, studio and visual arts.

To ensure the correct number of handouts, please sign up for this event.

This brown-bag lunch event is sponsored by the Institute for Design Research and Outreach. Cookies provided.

Avant-garde in the Cornfields: Modern Architecture, Landscape and Preservation in New Harmony

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from 5:30pm-7:00pm in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

Michelangelo Sabatino

Abstract
Since the founding of New Harmony in 1814, on the Wabash River, Indiana, the town has been an epicenter of experiments in communal living, education, religion, and science. Seeking to reconcile the radical religious and secular attitudes of the two founding communities that first shaped New Harmony—the German Harmonists (1814-1824) and the Owenites (1824-1829)—Jane Blaffer Owen commissioned architecture, art, gardens, and landscape while actively participating in the cultural life of the town. Throughout the six decades-long project Jane Owen challenged artists, architects and landscape architects to engage New Harmony's natural and built heritage by conceiving provocative works that conflate cosmopolitan creativity with agrarian genius loci.

About the Speaker
Michelangelo Sabatino is an architect and historian whose research broadly addresses intersections between culture, technology and design in the built environment. From his research on preindustrial vernacular traditions and their influence on modern architectures of the Mediterranean region to his current project, which looks at the transnational forces that have shaped the architecture, infrastructure and landscape of the Americas over the course of the 19th and 20th centuries, he has trained new light on larger patterns of architectural discourse and production. Sabatino is a professor and director of the PhD program at the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture in Chicago.

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Lecture: Exploring Agriculture through Performance Art

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 from 7:00pm-8:00pm in Campanile Room, Memorial Union

Cherie Sampson

Cherie Sampson is a visual artist and dancer who creates multi-media videos and installations focusing on ecology and agriculture. Sampson will discuss her current project, "Hands to Earth," which explores Midwestern small-scale agriculture through filmed dance performances in fields and orchards. Her presentation includes video examples of her work as well as a performance of a short dance piece.

 

Panel Presentation: What Does It Take to Get an NSF CAREER Award?

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 from 9:30am-11:00am in Ensminger Room, Kildee Hall

Previous recipients of the prestigious NSF CAREER (Faculty Early Career Development Program) award will present "What Does It Take to Get an NSF CAREER Award?" in a panel discussion at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, in the Ensminger Room, Kildee Hall. Panelists will include faculty members from aerospace engineering, agronomy, computer science, mechanical engineering and statistics. They will provide tips and recommendations for writing a successful CAREER proposal clearly articulating cohesive long-term research and education goals. There will be time for questions. Register online. Questions? Contact Amy Harris-Tehan, researcher development coordinator, Office of the Vice President for Research, 294-7540.

Design Research Networking Social

Monday, March 28, 2016 from 5:30pm-7:00pm in Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum, College of Design

College of Design faculty and staff are invited to participate in the second Design Research Networking Social from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 28, in the Lightfoot Forum, followed by optional dinner and continued conversation at Plus 39. The topic will be the White House Smart Cities Initiative launched last September and how your current and planned research may fit into collaborative, interdisciplinary opportunities related to this initiative.

Prospective Undergraduate Student Open House

Monday, March 28, 2016 from 1:00pm-5:00pm in Gallery 181

Prospective students are invited to attend our open house to meet current students and faculty members, visit classes, tour our facilities and explore our undergraduate majors: architecture, art and design biological and pre-medical illustration, community and regional planning, interdisciplinary design, graphic design, industrial design, integrated studio arts, interior design, and landscape architecture. Sign up online. Questions? Contact Jennifer Anderson, marketing and recruitment coordinator, janders@iastate.edu.

Reception: Art + Music = Life2 Exhibition

Saturday, March 26, 2016 from 6:00pm-8:00pm in Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St., Ames

Reception for Art + Music = Life2, an exhibition of abstract paintings by Lori Brunner, ISU associate professor of interior design. Each painting interprets a piece of music; the collection reflects universal themes of desire, love and life reflection. The show runs through Wednesday, March 30.

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Prospective Graduate Student in Design Open House

Friday, March 25, 2016 from 1:00pm-7:30pm

If you're considering a graduate degree in one of our design or art majors, this open house is for you! The event will give you the opportunity to interact with faculty and students, tour our facilities, engage with other prospective students and learn the value of our outstanding graduate programs. Questions? Contact Meredith Foley, graduate recruitment and student services coordinator, merfoley@iastate.edu.

Schedule of Events:
1:00 - 1:40 p.m. Check-in, Welcome Activities
1:40 - 2:45 p.m. Program-Specific Activities
2:45 - 3:30 p.m. Graduate Student Panel
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. College of Design and ISU tour
5:15 - 7:30 p.m. Reception at Design on Main in Downtown Ames

IDRO Friday Research Seminar: MOUs and Contracts

Friday, March 25, 2016 from 12:10pm-1:00pm in IDRO Office, 126 Design

Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) and Contracts
Kevin Kane, associate dean for research and outreach, College of Design
Keith Kutz, senior award administrator, Office of Sponsored Programs Administration (OSPA)

Learn about memoranda of understanding (MOUs) and contracts, help clarify when each should be used and the best practices involved in both. RSVP to Kevin Kane, kkane@iastate.edu, by 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, with issues and questions you have on these topics.

Sponsored by the Institute for Design Research and Outreach.

Contemporary Issues in Planning & Design Lecture: Katrin Anacker

Thursday, March 24, 2016 from 5:00pm-6:30pm in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

Analyzing Rates of Seriously Delinquent Mortgages in Asian Census Tracts in the United States

Many aspects of the national foreclosure crisis—including race, ethnicity and immigration, among others—have been analyzed and discussed. Interestingly, little work has been focused on neighborhoods different Asian subgroups reside in. This dearth is surprising given the relatively large demographic, economic and social differences, along with the increase in racial diversity among Asian subgroups.

Based on Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) 3 data provided by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and 2005/2009 American Community Survey (ACS) data, this study utilizes descriptive statistics and Weighted Least Squares (WLS) regressions to analyze rates of seriously delinquent mortgages for census tracts with a high proportion of Asians—differentiating among different Asian subgroups—in the 100 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) with the highest proportions of Asians in the United States and the factors that have influenced them.

Findings show that neighborhoods with a high proportion of the Hmong, Laotians and Cambodians have relatively high rates of seriously delinquent mortgages, whereas the Chinese and the Pakistani have relatively low rates of seriously delinquent mortgages. Results show that most Asian subgroups have a positive coefficient and that the Chinese and the Pakistani have a negative coefficient, consistent with expectations and the literature.

About the Speaker
Katrin Anacker is an associate professor of public policy at George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia. She is the North American editor of the International Journal of Housing Policy, the review editor of the Journal of Planning Education and Research and editor of the book The New American Suburb: Poverty, Race, and the Economic Crisis (Ashgate, 2015). She holds a PhD in city and regional planning from Ohio State University.

Anacker's presentation is part of the Contemporary Issues in Planning and Design Lecture Series cosponsored by the Department of Community and Regional Planning and the College of Design.

Richard F. Hansen Lecture in Architecture: Kai-Uwe Bergmann

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 5:30pm-7:00pm in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

BIG: Hot to Cold

Through the scorching heat of the Arabian Desert to the unforgiving chill of the Finnish tundra, "Hot to Cold" takes visitors on a journey across the globe to explore the forces that shape our cities and buildings. Traveling from the hottest to the coldest parts of our planet, BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) explores how design solutions are shaped by their cultural and climatic contexts to unlock the immense possibilities of adaptive architecture. The central challenge is to mitigate the climatic extremes for hospitable human life, while finding solutions that can be both economically and environmentally profitable. "Hot to Cold" is a search for a pragmatic utopia, shaped as the kind of world we wish to inhabit.

About the Speaker
Kai-Uwe Bergmann is a partner at BIG who brings his expertise to proposals around the globe, including work in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Bergmann heads up BIG's business development, which currently has the office working in 20 different countries, and oversee BIG's Communications.

Registered as an architect in the USA (eight states), and Canada (one province), Bergmann most recently contributed to the resiliency plan "BIG U" to protect 10 miles of Manhattan's coastline. He complements his professional work through previous teaching assignments at the University of Pennsylvania, University of Florida, IE University in Madrid and his alma mater, the University of Virginia. Bergmann also serves on the board of the Van Alen Institute, participates on numerous international juries and lectures globally on the works of BIG.

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Program Night for First-Year Students

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 from 5:15pm-6:45pm in Various locations throughout the College of Design

Students in the first-year Core Design Program are encouraged to attend the College of Design Program Night from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 22. Representatives from each of our degree programs will be available to talk about their programs and answer your questions to help you decide what areas you want to apply to at the end of the academic year. Flyers with a map of locations for all programs will be hung around the building.

Multicultural Portfolio Workshop: Photography

Monday, March 21, 2016 from 6:00pm-7:00pm in 077 Design

The College of Design's Multicultural Services Office hosts a series of workshops for multicultural design students on assembling high-quality portfolios for the enrollment-managed application process. All workshops for spring 2016 will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays in room 077 Design.

Tonight's workshop will provide an overview of basic photography and ways to enhance your photos. Remaining workshops are Essay, April 4; Faculty Review, April 25.

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Diversity Discussion

Monday, March 21, 2016 from 6:00pm-7:00pm in 077 Design

Biweekly discussion about diversity and inclusion in the College of Design and ways we can embrace one another's differences. All design students are welcome to join in these conversations. How can you help make a positive change in our college environment?

GIS Graduate Seminar: Digitizing the 1838-1968 Mormon Trails Across Iowa

Monday, March 21, 2016 from 12:10pm-1:00pm in GIS Lab, 526 Design

Joe Artz, senior geoarchaeologist, EarthView Environmental, Inc.

The GIS Graduate Seminar Series is sponsored by the Department of Community and Regional Planning. It is free and open to the public.

Foreign Travel Grants Due to Dean's office

Monday, March 21, 2016 from 8:00am-5:00pm

Please check with your department on internal deadline.

Submit original copy only with your chair signature to the Dean's Office, 134 Design.

Application grant, rules and guideliens may be found at http://www.facsen.iastate.edu/foreigntravel.

PLEASE NOTE:  Read the rules and guidelines carefully.   Candidates are encouraged to contact a member of the Research Extension and Outreach Council if they need guidance on completing the application.

 

Process Workshop: Line + Grid + Repetition

Friday, March 11, 2016 from 12:00pm-5:00pm in 534 Design

2016 Bachelor of Design Designer-in-Residence Workshop

THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM FEB. 26.

Join artist Kathranne Knight for an intensive workshop investigating these three primary principles of design (line, grid and repetition) and how they are integral to both the graphic and fine arts. Participate in a dialogue on their versatility, utility and function in the history of pictorial language. Produce a set of ink drawings and learn to generate a strong studio practice through their use. To register for the workshop, contact Kimberly Zarecor, Bachelor of Design program director, zarecor@iastate.edu.

Knight holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Fine Arts from the Yale University School of Art. She has been an artist-in-residence at Donald Judd's Chinati Foundation and the Connemara Conservancy Foundation, Dallas, Texas. Her work has been exhibited in the Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, Mass.; Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams; Des Moines Art Center; Carroll and Sons Gallery, Boston, Mass.; Muriel Guepin Gallery, New York, New York, and many others. Knight was an Iowa Artist Fellow in 2015 and is co-publisher of the art press Correspondence Publishing.

Art and Activism: Agents of Change

Friday, March 11, 2016 from 12:00pm-1:30pm in Live-streamed from Paccar Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

What role do the arts play in activism? How are artists contributing to contemporary debates on everything from climate change to land use? When debating future policies, are artists uniquely placed to push our imagination and question futures that appear inevitable or ambitions that seem impossible?

Join Oron Catts, Austin Stewart (ISU assistant professor of art and visual culture) and Emily Robyn Archer for a live-streamed discussion of how their work relates to environmental, agricultural and biological activism. The event is part of the Trinity College Dublin Students' Union Activism Festival.

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Entries Due: Biorenewables Art Competition

Friday, March 11, 2016 from 9:00am-12:00pm in Lobby, Biorenewables Research Laboratory

The 7th Annual Biorenewables Art Competition is open to all students enrolled in art or design courses in the College of Design. You may partner or collaborate with any other Iowa State student on an entry; limit one entry per student or team. Artwork should reflect the Bioeconomy Institute's mission (see competition guidelines online) and must be accompanied by a 150- to 300-word statement describing either the life cycle of the materials used in the work or the life cycle of the subject matter depicted.

Submit entries from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, March 11, in the lobby of the Biorenewables Research Laboratory. If you prefer to complete your work over spring break, you may make arrangements with Robert Mills, rmills@iastate.edu, to submit your entry on Monday, March 21 instead. A panel of three jurors will select works for the BRL student art exhibition as well as award cash prizes for best in show ($750), first place ($350), second place ($250) and third place ($150). A public reception will be held on Earth Day, Friday, April 22.

Rome Show Closing Reception

Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 5:00pm-7:00pm in Gallery 181 and Lightfoot Forum, College of Design

Closing reception for the Fall 2015 Rome Show, featuring work by 19 graphic design, 24 interior design and five integrated studio arts students who participated in the fall 2015 College of Design Rome Program and in the Venice Biennale 2015: 56th International Art Exhibition. Students will share reflections on their Biennale experience at 5:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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The Power of Appeal: Reinhart Butter

Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 8:00am-9:00am in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

The Power of Appeal: Methods for the Enhancement of Products and Systems

Reinhart Butter, a professor emeritus of industrial design at Ohio State University known for his role in popularizing product semantics, will discuss the importance of appeal as one of designers' most effective and unique contributions during the research and development process of simple products to complex product systems. He will highlight the importance of product semantics and provide an overview of several past and current projects, including an initiative to design a super-lightweight, electrically assisted kickscooter as a viable commuter option for adults.

 

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Diversity Discussion

Monday, March 07, 2016 from 6:00pm-7:00pm in 077 Design

Biweekly discussion about diversity and inclusion in the College of Design and ways we can embrace one another's differences. All design students are welcome to join in these conversations. How can you help make a positive change in our college environment?

GIS Graduate Seminar: Online Monitoring and Reporting Active Incidents Using GIS Technology

Monday, March 07, 2016 from 12:10pm-1:00pm in GIS Lab, 526 Design

Simon Geletta, associate professor, Des Moines University

The GIS Graduate Seminar Series is sponsored by the Department of Community and Regional Planning. It is free and open to the public.

GYST Workshop

Sunday, March 06, 2016 from 9:00am-5:00pm in Design on Main, 205 Main St., Ames

Getting Your Sh*t Together Workshop with Karen Atkinson

Karen Atkinson is the author of Getting Your Sh*t Together: The Ultimate Business Manual for Every Practicing Artist. The workshop will be from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. with an hour (noon to 1 p.m.) for lunch. Free and open to the public, but limited seats for non-students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rome Student & Family Orientation

Saturday, March 05, 2016 from 9:00pm-12:00pm in Kocimski Auditorium and Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum

The Rome Student and Family Orientation, for participants in the fall 2016 Rome Program and their families, will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 5, in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design. A reception will follow in the college's Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum (atrium).

Family members will learn what their students can expect when they study and live in Rome, view images from the College of Design's studio space in the heart of Rome's historic district and learn about the history of the Rome Program. Faculty members will present details of the spring program and students who previously studied in Rome will share their experiences. Representatives from the Office of Financial Aid and the Office of University Counsel also will present information.

At the reception, speakers will be available for an informal question-and-answer session.

IDRO Friday Research Seminar: The Review Process: What Really Happens

Friday, March 04, 2016 from 12:10pm-1:00pm in 130 Design

This cross-college panel will discuss what reviewers look for in a proposal, what sets one proposal above another, how review committees are formed and assigned tasks and how to improve your proposal's chances of success. Panelists include Kevin Kane, College of Design associate dean for research and outreach; Linda Shenk, associate professor of English; and Caroline Westort, assistant professor of landscape architecture.

This brown-bag lunch event is sponsored by the Institute for Design Research and Outreach. Cookies provided.

Core Application Information Session

Tuesday, March 01, 2016 from 6:00pm-7:30pm in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

The Design Student Services Office will host a Core Application Information Session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design. A panel of students, faculty and staff members will walk you through the process of applying to the college's six enrollment-managed degree programs. You'll learn where to fill out your online application, review the 2016 essay questions and portfolio structure and participate in a question-and-answer period.

If you're a student in the Core Design Program and plan to apply to any of the college's enrollment-managed programs (i.e., architecture, graphic design, industrial design, integrated studio arts, interior design, landscape architecture), you are strongly encouraged to attend this session. Questions? Contact Design Student Services, design-ss@iastate.edu.

Multicultural Portfolio Workshop: Grid Layout

Monday, February 29, 2016 from 6:00pm-7:00pm in 077 Design

The College of Design's Multicultural Services Office hosts a series of workshops for multicultural design students on assembling high-quality portfolios for the enrollment-managed application process. All workshops for spring 2016 will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays in room 077 Design.

Tonight's workshop will provide an overview of grid layouts and how to arrange your portfolio. Remaining workshops are Photography, March 21; Essay, April 4; Faculty Review, April 25.

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GIS Graduate Seminar: Public Transit Accessibility Analysis of HCV Holders in San Joaquin County, CA

Monday, February 29, 2016 from 12:10pm-1:00pm in GIS Lab, 526 Design

Yuxuan Tian, GIS certificate candidate, community and regional planning

Abstract
Accessibility is one of the most important fundamental goals of urban transportation planning (Liu & Zhu, 2004). Maximizing accessibility, along with minimizing travel, revitalizing central cities, minimizing environmental impacts and reducing social inequities, has become an important agenda in urban transportation planning (Polzin, 1999). Public housing usually is located in poor, minority neighborhoods that are limited in opportunities.

In order to de-concentrate poverty and to offer broader opportunities, the federal government carried out a strategy known as Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) aimed at providing affordable housing. In the San Francisco Bay Area, the high-priced housing issues are highlighted and voucher holders are moving from the San Francisco metropolitan area to counties on the periphery like San Joaquin County. In this report, Tian uses Network Analyst in ArcGIS to calculate an index called Public Transit and Walking Accessibility Index (PTWAI) to find out whether the majority of HCV holders in San Joaquin County will be living in transit-accessible locations or not.

The GIS Graduate Seminar Series is sponsored by the Department of Community and Regional Planning. It is free and open to the public.

IDRO Friday Research Seminar: Appyling to Residencies

Friday, February 26, 2016 from 12:10pm-1:00pm in 130 Design

This joint Design and LAS panel will discuss the residency experience and the application and review process, and offer highlights from 18 different residencies in the US and abroad. Presenters include Kenny Cook, associate professor of English; Jennifer Drinkwater, assistant professor of art and visual culture and community art extension specialist; Christopher Hopkins, associate professor of music and director of the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities; Ingrid Lilligren, professor and chair of the Department of Art and Visual Culture; and Chuck Richards, professor of art and visual culture.

This brown-bag lunch event is sponsored by the Institute for Design Research and Outreach. Cookies provided.

The Built Environment: ARCH + CRP Graduate Program Lunch-in

Friday, February 26, 2016 from 12:00pm-1:30pm in 411 Design

Do you imagine yourself creating and planning cities? If so, attend the built environment lunch-in to learn about the College of Design's graduate architecture, planning and dual-degree programs. Hosted by Carlton Basmajian, associate professor of community and regional planning; Tom Leslie, Pickard Chilton Professor in Architecture, and Meredith Foley, graduate coordinator, the grad programs talk will be from noon to 12:45 p.m. Lunch with faculty and students will be from 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. RSVP to eat, talk and learn about architecture and planning!

POSTPONED: Line + Grid + Repetition Workshop

Friday, February 26, 2016 from 12:00pm-5:00pm in 534 Design

2016 Bachelor of Design Designer-in-Residence Workshop

THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO ILLNESS.

Join artist Kathranne Knight for an intensive workshop investigating these three primary principles of design (line, grid and repetition) and how they are integral to both the graphic and fine arts. Participate in a dialogue on their versatility, utility and function in the history of pictorial language. Produce a set of ink drawings and learn to generate a strong studio practice through their use. To register for the workshop, contact Kimberly Zarecor, Bachelor of Design program director, zarecor@iastate.edu.

Knight holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Fine Arts from the Yale University School of Art. She has been an artist-in-residence at Donald Judd's Chinati Foundation and the Connemara Conservancy Foundation, Dallas, Texas. Her work has been exhibited in the Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, Mass.; Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams; Des Moines Art Center; Carroll and Sons Gallery, Boston, Mass.; Muriel Guepin Gallery, New York, New York, and many others. Knight was an Iowa Artist Fellow in 2015 and is co-publisher of the art press Correspondence Publishing.

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Harnessing Big Data to Build Resilient Communities

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 from 7:30pm-9:00pm in Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall

Data-Driven Science Distinguished Lecture hosted by the Office of the Vice President for Research

Imagine waking up in 25 years: What sort of community will you be living in? More important, in 25 years, what sort of community do you want to be living in? City and county governments strive to be responsive to residents, improve quality of livfe, determine what services are needed and stimulate economic growth. During the course of administering these public services and allocating resources, an abundance of data is generated. The story of the community is in these data.

Every community has a unique phenotype, a set of characteristics that are influenced by its environment and drive its evolutionary trajectory. In her presentation, Sallie Keller will discuss fostering connections within the community to identify these unique characteristics with a focus on how to repurpose the various municipal and external data sources to support the community through data-informed policy development.

About the Speaker
Keller is a professor of statistics and director of the Social and Decision Analytics Lab at Virginia Tech. Prior to that, she held faculty and administrative appointments at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada; Rice University and Kansas State University. Keller also has served as director of the IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute in Washington, DC, head of the statistical sciences group at Los Alamos National Laboratory and program director at the National Science Foundation.

Keller has served as a member of the National Academy of Sciences Board on Mathematical Sciences and its Applications and the NAS Committee on National Statistics, and has chaired the NAS Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics. She is a national associate of the National Academy of Sciences, fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, elected member of the International Statistics Institute and member of the JASON advisory group. She also is a fellow and past president of the American Statistical Association. She holds a PhD in statistics from Iowa State and is a recipient of Iowa State's John V. Atanasoff Research and Discovery Award.

Diversity Discussion

Monday, February 22, 2016 from 6:00pm-7:00pm in 077 Design

Biweekly discussion about diversity and inclusion in the College of Design and ways we can embrace one another's differences. All design students are welcome to join in these conversations.

GIS Graduate Seminar: TouchTerrain: 3D Printing Elevation Models Using a Web Application

Monday, February 22, 2016 from 12:10pm-1:00pm in GIS Lab, 526 Design

Chris Harding, associate professor, and Franek Hasiuk, assistant professor, geological and atmospheric sciences

The GIS Graduate Seminar Series is sponsored by the Department of Community and Regional Planning. It is free and open to the public.

NEH Regional Proposal Writing/Application Workshop

Monday, February 22, 2016 from 8:30am-2:00pm in Sun Room, Iowa State Memorial Union

National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Program Officer Daniel Rice will be on campus to present a regional workshop Monday, Feb. 22, with one-on-one consultations Tuesday, Feb. 23. The workshop will include an overview of NEH funding programs and a mock panel review to illustrate what really happens in the application review process. A Humanities Iowa representative also will make a brief presentation on funding available through this state affiliate of NEH. The morning workshop will be followed by a hosted lunch for those who register.

Register online by Saturday, Jan. 16, if you wish to schedule an individual appointment with Rice. These limited sessions require a one- to two-page project abstract at the time of registration. Register by Friday, Feb. 12 to participate only in the workshop. Questions? Contact Sandra Norvell, snorvell@iastate.edu.

 

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Multiplicity of Minds IVA Exhibition Opening Reception

Friday, February 19, 2016 from 5:00pm-7:00pm in Community Gallery, Octagon Center for the Arts, 427 Douglas Ave., Ames

Opening reception for "Multiplicity of Minds," an exhibition of work by 17 ISU integrated visual arts graduate students on display in the Community Gallery of the Octagon Center for the Arts in downtown Ames. Students with work in the show are Brie Alsbury, Taylor Carlson, Xiaohan Chen, Xin Chen, Alexis Dwyer, Mat Greiner, Josianne Ishikawa, Robert Jinkins, Xin Liu, Judy Long, Jeff Miller, Matthew Obbink, Tina Rice, Dan Shea, Glenn Terpstra, Sophia Wermers and Fei Xue. The show will run through Saturday, April 9.

IDRO Friday Research Seminar: Book Publishing: What to Anticipate

Friday, February 19, 2016 from 12:10pm-1:00pm in 130 Design

Are you contemplating publishing a book? Learn about the revised ISU Publication Subvention Grant opportunity and hear from the two-college panel of experienced, published faculty members: Michael Bugeja, director of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication; Mira Engler, professor of landscape architecture; and Tom Leslie, Pickard Chilton Professor in Architecture. Receive sound advice on how to court publishers, hear cautionary tales and see samples of proofs and what to do with them.

This brown-bag lunch event is sponsored by the Institute for Design Research and Outreach. Cookies provided.

Panel Discussion: Black Women as Activists

Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 7:00pm-8:30pm in 268 Carver

Sister, Sister: Black Women as Activists in Civil Rights and Social Justice Movements Today

Join Lorraine Acker, program coordinator with the Margaret Sloss Women's Center; Natasha Croom, assistant professor in the School of Education; and Audrey Kennis, multicultural liaison officer in the College of Design, for this informative panel discussion.

Design Career Fair

Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 12:00pm-5:00pm in Durham Great Hall, ISU Memorial Union

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TwoXTwo Installation Reception

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 5:30pm-7:00pm in Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum, College of Design

Opening reception for #TwoXTwo, a full-scale design-build project by second-year architecture students in the spring-semester ARCH 202: Architectural Design II studio. The installation, inspired by SHoP Architects' "Dunescape" project, will be on display through Wednesday, Feb. 24.

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Wiley Architecture & Design Book Fair

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 10:00am-2:00pm in Lightfoot Forum, College of Design

John Wiley & Sons Publishing will hold a book fair featuring its new (2016) books in architecture, graphic and digital design, construction and interior design from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, in the Lightfoot Forum. Refreshments will be served.

Webinar: Building a River's Identity to Attract New Users: Mimi Wagner

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 from 12:00pm-12:30pm in Online

Mimi Wagner, ISU associate professor of landscape architecture, will present a free 30-minute webinar for Blue Trails, a program of the national American Rivers nonprofit organization, at noon Tuesday, Feb. 16. In "Building a River's Identity to Attract New Users," Wagner will cover methods and publicly available tools to collect and synthesize information useful in creating connections between a river and the residents of its region. Register online.

Game Design and Why It Matters: James Portnow

Monday, February 15, 2016 from 8:00pm-9:00pm in Great Hall, Memorial Union

James Portnow is perhaps best known for writing Extra Credits, a web series that explores topics in games and the gaming industry. He is a game designer and consultant known for his theories on positive social design.

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Multicultural Portfolio Workshop: Application Process

Monday, February 15, 2016 from 6:00pm-7:00pm in 077 Design

The College of Design's Multicultural Services Office hosts a series of workshops for multicultural design students on assembling high-quality portfolios for the enrollment-managed application process. All workshops for spring 2016 will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays in room 077 Design.

Tonight's workshop will provide an informal peer review of student portfolios and cover the requirements for applying to degree programs. Remaining workshops are Grid Layout, Feb. 29; Photography, March 21; Essay, April 4; Faculty Review, April 25.

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College of Design Faculty and Staff Meeting

Monday, February 15, 2016 from 12:00pm-1:00pm in Room 130

Watch the college's weekly update for agenda.

Spherical Paintings and the Art of Optical Illusion: Dick Termes

Friday, February 12, 2016 from 7:00pm-8:30pm in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

Artist Dick Termes will discuss his unique spherical paintings known as Termespheres and the interconnection between math, science and art. This is the Donald Benson Memorial Lecture in Literature, Science and the Arts.

An exhibition of Termespheres is on display in the Community Gallery at the Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames Jan. 8 - Feb. 13.

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1- to 6-Point Perspective: Dick Termes

Friday, February 12, 2016 from 4:00pm-5:00pm in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

Artist Dick Termes will discuss the traditional Renaissance, one- and two-point perspective systems, up to the six-point perspective system, which allows you to draw the total up, down and all-around scene.

Termes will present the 2016 Donald Benson Memorial Lecture in Literature, Science and the Arts at 7 p.m., also in Kocimski Auditorium.

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IDRO Friday Research Seminar: Goldsheet 101

Friday, February 12, 2016 from 12:10pm-1:00pm in 130 Design

Learn about the Goldsheet, a required internal proposal approval process. What information is required? What do the faculty PI, design department chair, college and university need to verify before you can submit? Learn about issues that affect the time it takes to get this needed approval. Presenters include Sandra Norvell, IDRO grants coordinator, and Kevin Kane, associate dean for research and outreach.

This brown-bag lunch event is sponsored by the Institute for Design Research and Outreach. Cookies provided.

Valentine's Day Flower & Bake Sale

Friday, February 12, 2016 from 10:00am-5:00pm in Foyer outside Dean's Office, College of Design

The Community and Regional Planning Graduate Student Club will hold a Valentine's Day Flower and Bake Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, in the foyer outside the Dean's Office. Short-stem roses and carnations will be available for $3/stem. Other flowers like daisies and alstroemeria will be $2/stem or $5/3 stems. Baked goods will range from $1-$5 depending on package quantity. Buy some sweets for your sweetie (or yourself) and help support club activities! Contact Amelia Schoeneman, CRP Graduate Student Club president, ameliaqs@iastate.edu, with any questions.

Valentine's Day Flower & Bake Sale

Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 10:00am-2:00pm in Foyer outside Dean's Office, College of Design

The Community and Regional Planning Graduate Student Club will hold a Valentine's Day Flower and Bake Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, in the foyer outside the Dean's Office. Short-stem roses and carnations will be available for $3/stem. Other flowers like daisies and alstroemeria will be $2/stem or $5/3 stems. Baked goods will range from $1-$5 depending on package quantity. Buy some sweets for your sweetie (or yourself) and help support club activities! Contact Amelia Schoeneman, CRP Graduate Student Club president, ameliaqs@iastate.edu, with any questions.

Preparing for the Design Career Fair and Resume Tips

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 from 6:00pm-7:00pm in 077 Design

Join Tiffany Atilano, career services and alumni coordinator, for this prep session in advance of the Design Career Fair scheduled Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Memorial Union.

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Landscape Architecture Lecture Series: The Future of Green Infrastructure: Jeffrey L. Bruce

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 from 5:20pm-8:00pm in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

Jeffrey L. Bruce, FASLA, LEED AP, will present "The Future of Green Infrastructure" at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, as part of the Landscape Architecture Lecture Series. A reception with pizza will begin at 5:20 p.m. in the Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum, followed by the lecture in Kocimski Auditorium.

Bruce is the owner of Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company (JBC), a national landscape architectural firm which provides highly specialized technical support to many of the nation's leading architectural and landscape architecural firms. JBC project profiles include engineered soils, green roof technologies, urban agronomy, green infrastructure, water harvesting, and irrigation engineering.

Bruce is a LEED Accredited Professional and was elected Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects in 1996. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from Iowa State University and a Master of Science in Architectural Management from the University of Kansas.

Career Fair Preparation: Professional Communication

Tuesday, February 09, 2016 from 7:00pm-8:00pm in 130 Design

Join Ingrid Lilligren, professor and chair of the Department of Art and Visual Culture, for this prep session on professional communication in advance of the Design Career Fair scheduled Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Memorial Union.

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Student Leadership Council on Diversity Meeting

Monday, February 08, 2016 from 6:00pm-7:00pm in 534 Design

Are you interested in serving as a change agent on issues of diversity and inclusion? Join the newly formed College of Design student Leadership Council on Diversity to address collegewide issues affecting the success of marginalized students.

Closing Reception: Ghana: Gaining Perspective Exhibition

Friday, February 05, 2016 from 5:00pm-8:00pm in Gallery 181, College of Design

An exhibition of images and artifacts from students' three-week travel experience, taking part in various workshops and interacting with Ghanaian artisans.

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IDRO Friday Research Seminar: Budget Topics: Salary, Effort, D-TRAK, GRAs, Travel

Friday, February 05, 2016 from 12:10pm-1:00pm in 130 Design

Do budgets for grant proposals baffle you? Learn how to estimate summer salary, courses releases in D-TRAK, graduate assistance and travel costs for proposed budgets. Presenters include Sandra Norvell, IDRO grants coordinator, and Kevin Kane, associate dean for research and outreach.

This brown-bag lunch event is sponsored by the Institute for Design Research and Outreach. Cookies provided.

Career Fair Preparation: AIAS Portfolio Review

Thursday, February 04, 2016 from 5:30pm-7:00pm in Hansen Exchange, King Pavilion, College of Design

Architecture students: Get your portfolio reviewed by a professional! Bring a partial or complete portfolio and receive one-on-one feedback from professionals and faculty members to help you prepare your work for the Design Career Fair scheduled Thursday, Feb. 18, in the Memorial Union.

National Organization of Minority Architecture Students Meeting

Wednesday, February 03, 2016 from 6:00pm-7:00pm in Lightfoot Forum, College of Design

Join other design students in relaunching the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS) chapter at Iowa State. The group's purpose is to foster community and professional opportunities for students of color in design fields. Free pizza and beverages.

Career Fair Preparation: Tips for Creating Professional Portfolios

Wednesday, February 03, 2016 from 6:00pm-7:00pm in 077 Design

Join Andrea Quam, assistant professor of graphic design, to learn useful tips for creating a professional portfolio so you can present your work to best effect at the Design Career Fair on Thursday, Feb. 18.

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Living Building Challenge 3.0: Daniel Huard

Wednesday, February 03, 2016 from 12:00pm-1:00pm in Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum, College of Design

An expert in sustainable design and regenerative development, Daniel Huard will provide an introduction to the "Living Building Challenge 3.0."

Huard will cover the rationale for restorative design principles; the basic philosophy and key components of the Living Building Challenge program; and resources for engagement with the International Living Futures Institute.

Huard's presentation is approved for one AIA Learning Unit for HSW or Sustainable Design. Please note: Huard's originally scheduled evening presentation has been canceled due to a travel conflict. This noon lecture is his only appearance at Iowa State today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CEAH Research and Planning Grants Deadlines

Tuesday, February 02, 2016 from 8:00am-5:00pm

Proposals for research grants offered by the ISU Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities must be submitted as PDF files via email to ceah_grants@iastate.edu by noon Tuesday, Feb. 2. Letters of intent to apply for CEAH planning grants are due by 5 p.m. Feb. 2.

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Workshop: Design Heuristics Idea Generation Tool

Monday, February 01, 2016 from 12:00pm-1:00pm in TBA

Industrial design Associate Professor Seda Yilmaz and Postdoctoral Research Associate Keelin Leahy will host a workshop to demonstrate the Design Heuristics Idea Generation Tool. The tool has been shown to help engineers and designers generate novel ideas, transform existing ideas in new directions, create multiple concepts to choose from and increase the diversity and creativity of the concepts generated.

College Award Nominations Due

Monday, February 01, 2016 from 8:00am-5:00pm in Dean's Office, 134 Design

Nominations for College of Design awards are due to the Dean's Office, 134 Design, by 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1. Download forms for the Academic Advising Award, Polster Teaching Award, P&S/Merit Staff Award for Extraordinary Performance, Faculty-Staff Research Award, Outreach/Public Service Award (all cash awards), and faculty, graduate assistant and undergraduate assistant awards for extraordinary performance. Faculty, staff and students may nominate colleagues and peers for these awards, which will be presented at Awards Day, Friday, April 8.

BPMI Program: Andrew Swift Workshop

Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 12:00pm-3:00pm in Computer lab, fourth floor, College of Design

The biological and pre-medical illustration (BPMI) program welcomes Andrew Swift for a workshop from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, in the College of Design's fourth-floor computer lab. The workshop will be part lecture and part hands on, and will cover subjects such as OsiriX, Z-Brush and Photoshop techniques. It will be first come, first served.

 

 

 

Contemporary Perspectives & Practices in Furniture Design: Tom Loeser

Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 10:00am-11:00am in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

Lecture by Tom Loeser, CR "Skip" Johnson Professor of Art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and juror for the Octagon Center for the Arts' 48th Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood exhibition.

 

 

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Opening Reception: XXX Books Books Books XXX Exhibition

Friday, January 29, 2016 from 6:00pm-8:00pm in Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St., Ames

Opening reception for XXX Books Books Books XXX exhibition of innovative handmade books, zines and works that incorporate books, on display through Feb. 13 at the ISU College of Design's Design on Main Gallery.

 

 

 

 

 

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IDRO Friday Research Seminar: Prepare for Changes to NSF Submission Requirements

Friday, January 29, 2016 from 12:10pm-1:00pm in 130 Design

New requirements in the NSF Grant Proposal Guide will take effect Jan. 25. Learn about changes to the Bio Sketch and Current & Pending, a new document called "Collaborators & Other Affiliations Information" and requirements for uploading documents into Fastlane.

This brown-bag lunch event is sponsored by the Institute for Design Research and Outreach. Cookies provided.

Student Town Hall Meeting on Diversity

Thursday, January 28, 2016 from 6:00pm-8:00pm in 534 Design

College of Design Dean Luis Rico-Gutierrez invites all design students to participate in a college Town Hall meeting about diversity and inclusion.

BUILD Mentors Meeting

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 from 6:00pm-7:00pm in 077 Design

The College of Design's Multicultural Services Office is establishing BUILD, a multicultural peer mentorship program for first-year design students. Upperclass students interested in a leadership experience and in helping younger students, and first-year students interested in working individually with an upperclass student in their intended major should attend the first meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, in 077 Design.

Elia Zenghelis Masterclass Reception & Exhibition Opening

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 from 6:00pm-8:00pm in Atrium/Forum

During a one-week, intensive workshop with Elia Zenghelis, architecture students have worked together in teams of 2 to produce sets of design drawings, plans, sections, illustrations, visualizations and/or models, which will be on display during this public exhibition and reception.

Art Inspired Exhibition Artwork Drop-off

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 from 10:00am-1:00pm in Pioneer Room, Iowa State Memorial Union

Iowa State students in any major are invited to submit artwork to the Art Inspired juried art exhibition, which will be on view Jan. 29 through March 21 in the Memorial Union Pioneer Room. You may enter up to three 2D or 3D works with a one- to three-sentence statement describing your inspiration for each artwork. All work must be original and not previously accepted into Studies in Creativity, Art Inspired, Apex or Focus exhibitions. Entry details are available on the Student Activities Center website.

Entries must be hand-delivered between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, 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, 294-0971, letitia@iastate.edu, to make other arrangements in advance.

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POSTPONED: Social Justice, Public Service and the Search for a Life that Matters: Wes Moore

Monday, January 25, 2016 from 8:00pm-9:00pm in Great Hall, Iowa State Memorial Union

Due to travel delays caused by the historic snowstorm on the East Coast, the lecture with Wes Moore will be rescheduled.

Wes Moore is a youth advo­cate, Army com­bat veteran, social entrepreneur and the author of The Work: My Search for a Life That Matters and The Other Wes Moore. Despite early acad­e­mic and behavioral struggles, he graduated as a commissioned officer from Valley Forge Military College in 1998. In 2001 he earned a BA and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hop­kins University, where he also played foot­ball. He then became a Rhodes Scholar, study­ing international relations at Oxford University.

Moore served a combat tour of duty in Afghanistan with the 1st Brigade of the 82nd Air­borne Divi­sion as a para­trooper and captain in the United States Army. He also served as a White House fel­low to Sec­re­tary of State Con­deleezza Rice. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Series Keynote.

Receptions: Public/Process and Lux Exhibitions

Monday, January 25, 2016 from 5:00pm-7:00pm in Gallery 181 and 181-1, College of Design

Reception celebrating two exhibitions: Public/Process and Lux.

Public/Process contains the work generated by graduate students in the fall 2015 Integrated Visual Arts Critique Seminar taught by Christine Carr, assistant profesor of art and visual culture. Each student was challenged to create a project that would be displayed or enacted in a public space. The exhibition showcases their final projects and documentation of their process.

Lux was organized and mounted by the Developed Photo Club and showcases work by current students.

The shows run from Jan. 19-29 and are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

IDRO Friday Research Workshop: Learn to Use the Foundation Directory Funding Database

Friday, January 22, 2016 from 12:10pm-1:00pm in GIS Lab, 526 Design

The Institute for Design Research and Outreach will sponsor "Learn to Use the Foundation Directory Funding Database," a hands-on research workshop, from 12:10 to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, in the GIS Lab, 526 Design. The database lists all corporate and private nonprofit foundation funding opportunities in the U.S.

ISU 4U Promise Mini-Conference

Friday, January 22, 2016 from 9:00am-2:00pm in 1009 LeBaron

The ISU 4U Mini-Conference will highlight the work of the many collaborators who work with ISU 4U Promise, including Jane Rongerude, assistant professor of community and regional planning, who will talk about "Planning for Neighborhood Change in River Bend." Learn, reflect and plan for the future of ISU 4U Promise.

 

 

 

 

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Industrial Design Sketch Club

Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 6:15pm-8:00pm in North side studios, Armory

The Industrial Design Sketch Club will host "Anyone Can Sketch! A (Re)Introduction to Industrial Design Sketching Methods," including perspective sketching, line weight and form development. Instruction will take place from 6:15 to 7 p.m. with free sketching from 7 to 8 p.m. The session is open to all majors.

 

 

 

 

The Fierce Urgency of Now: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Convocation

Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 3:30pm-5:00pm in Sun Room, Iowa State Memorial Union

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and learn how his global vision of equality for everyone remains relevant today. This year's program features Alisha L. Gordon, a writer, teacher and scholar-activist whose work explores the intersection of faith and culture through conversations about race, popular culture, and spirituality. Gordon earned a Master's in Divinity from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University with a focus in religious education. Gordon's commitment to social justice has led her to work with marginalized communities both globally and in the United States. She writes frequently for digital and print publications such as The Huffington Post and UrbanFaith.com. The Advancing One Community Awards will also be presented. Part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Series.

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CEAH Research Summit

Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 8:30am-12:00pm in 302 Catt Hall

The Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities will host the second annual CEAH Research Summit from 8:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, Jan. 21, in 302 Catt. This half-day event will comprise a panel discussion on "Art, Design and Humanities Perspectives in Big Data and Data Science" and several "lightning round" research presentations, including by a number of College of Design faculty members. A buffet lunch for all attendees will be provided at noon. Learn about your colleagues' scholarly work and interests you have in common and discuss new developments in the arts and humanities.

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AIAS Portfolio Review

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 from 5:30pm-7:00pm in Beckman Forum, King Pavilion, College of Design

Architecture students: Bring a partial or completed portfolio and receive one-on-one feedback from professionals and professors to prepare your work for the Design Career Fair. Sponsored by the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS). Questions? Contact Nicole Becker, nicoleb1@iastate.edu, AIAS chapter president, or Evan Giles, ewgiles@iastate.edu, AIAS chapter vice president.

Closing Reception: Hyperreal Oculus Exhibition

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 from 5:00pm-8:00pm in Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St., Ames

Closing reception for an exhibition of new work by Ames artist and Iowa State University alumnus Matt Corones (MFA 2012 Integrated Visual Arts) at the ISU Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St. in downtown Ames.

Corones' Hyperreal Oculus exhibition explores imagery that merges design ideas from multiple cultures, including Persian miniatures and Eastern complex geometry and patterning. The show features inkjet transparencies with iridescent interference paint, custom textiles embellished with fluorescent acrylic paint and an interactive video installation.

Ames Community Celebration Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday, January 18, 2016 from 5:30pm-7:30pm in Ames Middle School, 3915 Mortensen Rd., Ames

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with song, story and birthday cake at this annual community event. Program begins at 6:30 p.m.

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ISU OSM Mapping Event: MLK Jr. Day of Service

Monday, January 18, 2016 from 10:00am-12:00pm in 206 Durham

The ISU GIS Facility, in cooperation with IowaView, will host a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service event on Monday, Jan. 18, in 206 Durham. Two sessions will be offered: 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Participants will engage in a worldwide volunteer effort called Open Street Map (OSM), a crowdsourced map of the world that is open source, free and available for any use, including humanitarian aid efforts. This year the Iowa State effort will focus on supporting the Volcano Disaster Assistance Program by mapping priority volcanoes and surrounding areas.

No previous experience is necessary—anyone can participate. If you're interested or have questions, email iowamapgive@gmail.com or visit http://www.iowaview.org/isu-osm-mapping-party-details.

Big 12 Faculty Fellowship Deadline

Friday, January 15, 2016 from 8:00am-12:00pm

The Big 12 Faculty Fellowship Program offers faculty the opportunity to travel to member institutions, typically for two weeks, to exchange ideas and research. For fellowship dates between Jan. 17 and Aug. 15, 2016, applications are due to the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost by noon Friday, Jan. 15.

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Opening Reception: Hyperreal Oculus Exhibition

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 from 5:00pm-8:00pm in Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St., Ames

Ames artist and Iowa State University alumnus Matt Corones (MFA 2012 Integrated Visual Arts) will exhibit new work Dec. 22, 2015, through Jan. 20, 2016, at the ISU Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St. in downtown Ames.

Corones' Hyperreal Oculus exhibition will explore imagery that merges design ideas from multiple cultures, including Persian miniatures and Eastern complex geometry and patterning. The show will feature inkjet transparencies with iridescent interference paint, custom textiles embellished with fluorescent acrylic paint and an interactive video installation.

An opening reception will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22. Hours will be noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and by appointment.

Fall Graduation Convocation

Saturday, December 19, 2015 from 9:30am-11:00am in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

The College of Design's fall graduation convocation will take place Saturday, Dec. 19. The event will begin with a reception for graduating students and their families at 9:30 a.m., followed by a recognition ceremony at 10 a.m. No cap or gown required! After you have filled out your graduation paperwork, please go to the Graduation link under the Student tab in AccessPlus to RSVP for the college ceremony. Questions? Contact Nicole Shimp in the Dean's Office. We look forward to recognizing the accomplishments of all of our graduates and to wishing you a personal farewell!

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Holiday Reception

Friday, December 11, 2015 from 6:00pm-8:00pm in Design on Main, 203 Main St., Ames

Join us for this reception celebrating the holiday season and the opportunities for community collaboration at our Design on Main facility in the Ames Main Street Cultural District in downtown Ames.

Final Day: CODAC Fall Art Sale

Friday, December 11, 2015 from 10:00am-4:00pm in Foyer outside the Dean's Office, College of Design

Final day of the biannual sale of work by students in the integrated studio arts program, sponsored by CODAC (College of Design Art Club). Work this year may include ceramics, prints, photos, jewelry, 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. Help support our students and find unique gifts for the holidays!

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10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, 2015

Foreign Travel Grants Due to Dean's office

Friday, December 11, 2015 from 8:00am-5:00pm

Please check with your department on internal deadline.

Submit original only with chair signature to the Dean's Office, 134 Design.

Application grant, rules and guidelines may be found at http://www.facsen.iastate.edu/foreigntravel.

PLEASE NOTE:  Read the rules and guidelines carefully.  Candidates are encouraged to contact a member of the Research Extension and Outreach Council if they need guidance on completing the application.

 

CODAC Fall Art Sale

Thursday, December 10, 2015 from 10:00am-4:00pm in Foyer outside the Dean's Office, College of Design

Day two of the biannual sale of work by students in the integrated studio arts program, sponsored by CODAC (College of Design Art Club). Work this year may include ceramics, prints, photos, jewelry, 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. Help support our students and find unique gifts for the holidays!

Hours:
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, 2015

CODAC Fall Art Sale

Wednesday, December 09, 2015 from 10:00am-4:00pm in Foyer outside the Dean's Office, College of Design

Biannual sale of work by students in the integrated studio arts program, sponsored by CODAC (College of Design Art Club). Work this year may include ceramics, prints, photos, jewelry, 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. Help support our students and find unique gifts for the holidays!

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10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, 2015

Meet the Artist Series at Design on Main

Monday, December 07, 2015 from 4:00pm-7:00pm in Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St., Ames

Learn about the work of the 2015 Iowa Arts Council Artist Fellows Rachel Buse, Matt Drissell, ISU alumna Larassa Kabel (BFA 1992 Art & Design) and Rob Stephens as well as 2015 IAC Grant recipient Tibi Chelcea, whose Ripples 2 exhibition is on view in the Design on Main Gallery. Artists' talk will be at 4 p.m. following by a reception with light refreshments at 5 p.m.

Integrating Multi-Criteria Evaluation and Site Suitability Analysis: A Case Study for Wind Farms in Northwest Iowa

Monday, December 07, 2015 from 12:10pm-1:00pm in GIS Lab, 526 Design

Braden Boydston, GIS certificate candidate, community and regional planning
Adviser: Monica A. Haddad, associate professor, community and regional planning

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Wind energy is a rapidly expanding resource. This is especially true in Iowa, where it is estimated that at the current growth rate, by 2020, 40 percent of the state's energy production will be from wind. In the same time period the state could reap property tax revenues in excess of $49 million. Thus, it makes sense to continue construction of wind farms throughout the state. However, in order to build new wind farms one must find a site that is suitable for construction.

Boydston will do a site suitability analysis for a four-county study area, located in the northwest part of the state. This analysis will take into account no less than seven different factors: slope, land cover, average annual wind speed, distance to transmission lines, distance to roads, proximity to urban areas and proximity to airports. In addition, multi-criteria evaluation will be integrated to the spatial analysis, allowing the development of different scenarios, based on different weights.

Part of the GIS Graduate Seminar Series sponsored by the ISU Department of Community and Regional Planning.

Core Application Information Session

Thursday, December 03, 2015 from 6:00pm-7:00pm in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

The Design Student Services and Programs Office will host a Core Application Information Session for first-year Core Design Program students at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design.

A panel of students, faculty and staff members will walk you through the process of applying to the college's six enrollment-managed degree programs. You'll learn what the 2016 essay questions will be and where to fill out your online application, review the portfolio structure and participate in a question-and-answer period. Questions? Contact Design Student Services, design-ss@iastate.edu.

International Programs Director Candidate Presentation: Jen Hogan

Thursday, December 03, 2015 from 3:00pm-4:00pm in 411 Design

Jen Hogan is a candidate for the position of director of international programs in the College of Design. She currently is the associate director of education abroad and an adjunct instructor at Drake University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology with a minor in international studies from Iowa State (1998), an associate's diploma – travel professional from Kaplan University (formerly Hamilton Business College), Cedar Falls (2001), and a Master of Arts in IGS/international development studies, also from Iowa State (2007).

Designing the Future of Play: Dan Winger

Wednesday, December 02, 2015 from 5:30pm-7:00pm in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

Dan Winger, a senior concept designer for the LEGO Future Lab and a 2003 Bachelor of Architecture graduate of Iowa State University, has worked for eight years as a designer with LEGO's innovation teams, which specialize in using new technologies to create new experiences at the intersection of physical and digital play. He will share his professional journey and a rare inside look into the process and projects of Future Lab. How does a toy company evolve within a rapidly changing entertainment industry and what does the future of play hold?

Winger holds a Master of Science in industrial design from Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles, California.

Winger's presentation is part of the ISU Department of Architecture's Architecture Advisory Council Lecture Series.

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International Programs Director Candidate Presentation: Ben McKelfresh

Tuesday, December 01, 2015 from 4:00pm-5:00pm in 411 Design

Ben McKelfresh is a candidate for the position of director of international programs in the College of Design. He currently serves as the marketing and program coordinator for the ISU Study Abroad Center and previously was the enrollment services manager for DIS: Study Abroad in Scandanavia (July 2008 - April 2015). He holds a Bachelor of Arts in German with a minor in international business from DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana (2006), and a Master of Arts in comparative and international development education from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (2015).

Miller Faculty Fellowship Proposals Due

Monday, November 30, 2015 from 8:00pm-5:00pm in Dean's Office, College of Design

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. College of Design faculty members should submit an electronic copy of your proposal to Virgene Monthei, vmonthei@iastate.edu, in the Dean's Office by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, to allow the college's Research, Outreach and Extension Council to review proposals in advance of the CELT deadline.

International Programs Director Candidate Presentation: Rachel Sherman Johnson

Monday, November 30, 2015 from 3:00pm-4:00pm in 416 Design

Rachel Sherman Johnson is a candidate for the position of director of international programs in the College of Design. She currently is the interim enrollment and logistics coordinator for study abroad at Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Japanese studies and Honors history from Gustavus Adolphus (2003) and a Master of Arts in international studies from the University of Washington, Seattle (2008), and is working toward a PhD in comparative and international development education at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (expected completion: 2016).

The Bakken Pipeline, Iowa: Environmental Justice Considerations

Monday, November 30, 2015 from 12:10pm-1:00pm in GIS Lab, 526 Design

Xiaoyun Zhao, GIS certificate candidate, community and regional planning
Adviser: Monica A. Haddad, associate professor, community and regional planning

Abstract
The Bakken Pipeline is an underground oil pipeline project by Dakota Access, LLC, and part of it is proposed to cross the state of Iowa. This pipeline brings a lot of discussion about its potential negative impacts, and some people are against its construction. The main objective of this project is to assess if the pipeline will cause any environmental injustice to the people who live in the surrounding area of the proposed route.

Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Zhao will apply a spatial criteria to create a cost surface, based on the following variables: people's ethnicity, family income and education level, and water pollution. Using the least cost surface tool, Zhao will compare the route that minimizes environmental injustice with the route proposed by Dakota Access, LLC. It is expected that the result of these spatial analyses will be an alternative route for the opponents of the pipeline.

Part of the GIS Graduate Seminar Series sponsored by the ISU Department of Community and Regional Planning.

Negative Space: Gallery Walk & Talk with April Eisman

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 from 7:00pm-8:00pm in Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill Hall

Join April Eisman, associate professor of art and visual culture (art history), for a gallery walk of the exhibition (Re)discovering S(h)elves. In her talk, "negative space" will be explored on two levels: the negative space within particular objects or images, and the larger context of the museum as a traditionally negative space for women and women artists.

 

 

 

 

Graphic Design Speaker Series: John Bielenberg

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 from 6:30pm-8:00pm in 1213 Hoover

Designer, entrepreneur and social advocate John Bielenberg, co-founder of Future Partners and partner with mach49, will speak at Iowa State as part of the Graphic Design Speaker Series.

 

 

 

 

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Architecture Advisory Council Lecture Series: Jim Campbell

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 from 5:30pm-7:00pm in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

Internationally acclaimed visual artist Jim Campbell, designer of a new sculpture for Des Moines' Cowles Commons, will speak about his work as part of the Architecture Advisory Council Lecture Series.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Redensification Rediscovered: Berlin Summer Academy 2015 Exhibition Reception

Monday, November 16, 2015 from 5:30pm-7:00pm in Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum, College of Design

Eight ISU undergraduate and two graduate architecture students were among 33 students from four universities (Iowa State University, City College of New York, Beuth Hochschule Berlin and German University of Technology in Oman) who spent five weeks studying abroad with the 2015 Berlin Summer Academy in Berlin, Germany. The program was co-taught by ISU architecture Associate Professor Ulrike Passe.

The students developed proposals for future living environments on the rooftops of prefabricated housing blocks erected in Berlin in the late 1950s and '60s. The proposals provided innovative new live-work solutions and infrastructure improvements for the long-term inhabitants of the existing housing blocks while responding to limited resources and a changing climate. Iowa State students were members of teams that won first, second and third (tie) prizes sponsored by the Berlin housing association WBM for projects evaluated by an invited jury. This award-winning work will be on display Nov. 16-20 in the north forum of the College of Design.

Passe and ISU architecture Department Chair Deborah Hauptmann will provide a brief welcome and remarks at 5:45 p.m.

Prospective Undergraduate Student Open House

Monday, November 16, 2015 from 1:00pm-5:00pm in College of Design

Prospective students are invited to attend our open house to meet current students and faculty members, visit classes, tour our facilities and explore our undergraduate majors: architecture, art and design, biological/pre-medical illustration, community and regional planning, interdisciplinary design, graphic design, industrial design, integrated studio arts (fine arts), interior design, landscape architecture. Sign up online. Questions? Contact Jennifer Anderson, marketing and recruitment coordinator, janders@iastate.edu.

A Suitability Analysis of Affordable Housing Allocation in the City of Des Moines

Monday, November 16, 2015 from 12:10pm-1:00pm in GIS Lab, 526 Design

Kun Wu, GIS certificate candidate, community and regional planning
Adviser: Kevin Kane, adjunct assistant professor of landscape architecture and director, ISU GIS Facility

Abstract
According to the 2013 American Community Survey Five-Year Summary, 52.1 percent of renters and 28.6 percent of homeowners with a mortgage in Des Moines spend more than 30 percent of their household income on the housing budget, which indicates affordable housing is in a high demand. A suitability analysis of where to invest in affordable housing development becomes significant to local officials, housing-related organizations and developers.

The objective of this report is to identify high-impact areas for future affordable housing developments by using GIS spatial analysis. This analysis takes into account areas of existing need in the city as well as areas that have a good overall proximity to critical services. Through a spatial analysis methodology which overlays these two sets of conditions (areas of need and areas well served by critical services), optimal areas are identified for the development of new affordable housing in the City of Des Moines.

Part of the GIS Graduate Seminar Series sponsored by the ISU Department of Community and Regional Planning.

Opening Reception: Ripples 2 Exhibition

Friday, November 13, 2015 from 6:00pm-8:00pm in Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St., Ames

An exhibition of nearly 100 different artworks originating from a single woodcut print will be on display Nov. 13 through Dec. 7 at the Iowa State University Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St. in downtown Ames. The "Ripples 2" exhibition will feature artist books, collages, drawings, paintings, sculptures, mixed-media works and videos created by more than 45 artists. The show will open with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13. Gallery hours are 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

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Opening Reception: The Structure of Species Exhibition

Friday, November 13, 2015 from 5:00pm-6:30pm in Story County Conservation Center, McFarland Park, 56461 180th St., Ames

Students in Lecturer Leslie Forehand's third-year architectural design studio have developed proposals for a nature center at McFarland Park that helps realign human-animal-environment relationships. Their work will be exhibited in "The Structure of Species: A Nature Center in McFarland Park," which opens with a reception from 5-6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at the Story County Conservation Center at McFarland Park northeast of Ames. The show will run through Jan. 15, 2016.

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Prospective Graduate Student in Design Open House

Friday, November 13, 2015 from 12:30pm-6:00pm in College of Design

If you're considering a graduate degree in one of our design or art majors, this open house if for you! The event will give you the opportunity to interact with faculty and students, tour our facilities, engage with other prospective students and learn the value of our outstanding graduate programs. RSVP online. Questions? Contact Meredith Foley, graduate recruitment and student services coordinator, merfoley@iastate.edu.

{hero[(in)e]} Exhibition Artwork Dropoff

Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 10:00am-2:00pm in Gallery 181, College of Design

Call for Entries: {hero[(in)e]} Exhibition

Exhibition open to all College of Design students in all majors. Enter up to three piece (both 2D and 3D), framed and ready to be displayed. Drop work off between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in Gallery 181. The show will be juried by Letitia Kenemer, Workspace and fine arts coordinator for the Memorial Union. Selected work will be displayed Nov. 19 through Dec. 6 in conjunction with the 15th Annual International Postcard Print Exchange exhibition of the same name. Questions? Contact Jordan Luckow, jaluckow@iastate.edu, or Alexis Dwyer, acdwyer@iastate.edu.

 

 

 

The Piracy of the Rich and Poor along the East Africa Coast: The Somali Case

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 from 7:00pm-8:00pm in Gallery, Memorial Union

Abdi Ismail Samatar is a distinguished Africanist scholar, an elected member of the African Academy of Sciences and an Iowa State alumnus. He currently is chair of the Department of Geography, Environment and Society at the University of Minnesota and a research fellow at the University of Pretoria. Samatar's research focuses on the relationship between democracy and development in the Third World in general and Africa in particular. He is the coeditor of The Dialectics of Piracy in Somalia: The Poor versus the Rich and The African State: Reconsiderations. Samatar holds a Master of Community and Regional Planning from Iowa State and completed a doctorate at the University of California, Berkeley.

Design Research Networking Social: Smart Cities & Innovations at the Food-Energy-Water Nexus

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 from 5:30pm-7:00pm in Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum, College of Design

The White House Smart Cities Initiative and the NSF Dear Colleague Letter: FY 2016 Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS) both have design research issues at their core and encourage strong, interdisciplinary research teams. These initiatives present an opportunity to address these global challenges collaboratively among science, technology, humanities and design.

The College of Design Research, Extension and Outreach Council invites all College of Design faculty members to an inaugural research networking social to discuss research in design. Come and share your thoughts and your current, past and planned research work. These conversations will create a basis for building larger partnerships across campus and beyond, forging new and enhancing existing research collaborations.

The social is organized as a research speed-dating event around randomly assigned tables to facilitate multiple fast-changing conversations. Please come prepared to contribute three-minute summaries (no slides) about your research and how it might be connected to the larger challenges raised by the National Science Foundation's INFEWS solicitation to support research toward creating a comprehensive food-energy-water-sociotehnical systems model; to advance knowledge/technologies that foster more efficient, safe and secure use of resources within the food-energy-water nexus; and to suport an integrated approach to build the next-generation INFEWS workforce.

This social is the first in a planned series; the White House Smart Cities Initiative will be addressed early next semester. The Dean's Office will provide refreshments and beverages for the event.

College of Design Faculty/Staff Meeting

Monday, November 09, 2015 from 12:00pm-1:00pm in 130 Design

The agenda will be published in the college's "This Week in the College of Design" published every Monday.

Traditional Ghanaian Crafts Demonstration

Saturday, November 07, 2015 from 10:00am-5:00pm in Former Ames Landscape & Nursery, 4320 US Hwy. 69 S.

Art and visual culture Associate Professor Chris Martin's ArtIS 362 fall studio, "Artists, Designers and Sustainable Development," will demonstrate various craft processes common in Ghana in an event from 10 a.m. until dark Saturday, Nov. 7, at the former Ames Landscape & Nursery, 4320 US Hwy. 69 S.

Processes will include brass casting, glass bead making, Kente weaving, batik, tie and dye, Adinkra (a cotton cloth stamped with visual symbols) and bauxite bead making. The class has been studying traditional craft processes, handicraft design/redesign and making marketable products from trash as part of sustainable development strategies and service-learning projects. Students will travel to Ghana over winter break.

IDRO Friday Research Seminar: Lighter, Faster, Stronger: Sporting Goods Product Design

Friday, November 06, 2015 from 12:10pm-1:00pm in 130 Design

Performance sporting goods depend on constant innovation and the integration of fit and function. Barnhart's research investigates the complex challenge of providing protective equipment that doesn't inhibit performance on the field.

Betsy Barnhart, assistant professor of industrial design, came straight to Iowa State from industry, where she was the design manager at Nike Lacrosse and STX, a global sports equipment manufacturer in Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to STX she worked in immersive design at Sardi Design and as an industrial engineer at Newell Rubbermaid. She is a graduate of Alfred University and the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Informal brown-bag session sponsored by the Institute for Design Research and Outreach. Cookies provided.

 

 

Night at the Museum: 40/40 Exhibition

Wednesday, November 04, 2015 from 7:00pm-8:30pm in Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman

Explore the 40/40 Exhibition celebrating University Museums' 40th anniversary and meet four of the artists from the College of Design whose work is part of the show. Join in conversations with art and visual culture Associate Professors Brent Holland, Chris Martin and Joe Muench and Professor Ingrid Lilligren from 7:15 to 8 p.m. Professor Brenda Jones, who is teaching in Rome this fall, has provided a statement that will be shared at the event.

College of Design Town Hall Meeting

Wednesday, November 04, 2015 from 5:00pm-7:00pm in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

Student Meet & Greet with the Dean

Monday, November 02, 2015 from 5:00pm-7:00pm in King Pavilion

All College of Design students are invited to attend an informative meet-and-greet with time for Q&A with Dean Luis Rico-Gutierrez. Sponsored by the Design Council, the session will include free pizza.

Making Water Flow Downhill: Automated Hydrologic Enforcement Using Python and ArcGIS

Monday, November 02, 2015 from 12:10pm-1:00pm in GIS Lab, 526 Design

Brian Gelder, associate scientist in agricultural and biosystems engineering, will present "Making Water Flow Downhill: Automated Hydrologic Enforcement using Python and ArcGIS."

Part of the GIS Graduate Seminar Series sponsored by the ISU Department of Community and Regional Planning.

ISUAA Honors & Awards Ceremony

Friday, October 30, 2015 from 1:30pm-4:00pm in Benton Auditorium, Scheman Building

Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the ISU Alumni Association's 84th annual Honors and Awards Ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, in Benton Auditorium, Scheman Building.

The College of Design will present its annual Christian Petersen Design Award to Debi Durham and Design Achievement Awards to Jeremy Caniglia and Prem Sundharam. A dessert reception will follow. No RSVP is necessary.

IDRO Friday Research Seminar: Thinking Wrong, Doing Right: Design for Social Impact

Friday, October 30, 2015 from 12:10pm-1:00pm in 130 Design

Graphic design Assistant Professor Ryan Clifford's professional practice, teaching and research interests are closely intertwined and focused on three main topics: project-based multidisciplinary collaborative design for social change; applied design thinking and rapid ideation; and creative placemaking in community-based design.

Clifford previously was on the faculty in the Center for Social Design and associate director of the Center for Design Practice at the Maryland Institute College of Art, a multidisciplinary studio that prepares the next generation of design leaders to make a positive impact on society. He is an adviser for Project M, an international social design initiative committed to helping young designers use their skills to create positive change in the world, and he leads yearly design-intensive, community-based Project M Blitzes in Greensboro, Alabama, and Belfast, Maine.

Clifford's work has been recognized by Core77, How International Design Annual and Print Regional Design Annual, National Paperbox Association and the Rochester Advertising Foundation. His work has been featured in the books Developing Citizen Designers, Co Lab: Collaborative Design Survey, Just Design: Socially Conscious Design for Critical Causes, Designing for Social Change, Fingerprint 2 and Indie Publishing.

Informal brown-bag session sponsored by the Institute for Design Research and Outreach. Cookies provided.

Homecoming Food on Campus

Friday, October 30, 2015 from 11:00am-1:00pm in Central campus near Curtiss Hall

The College of Design will sponsor pork patties and Olde Main root beer floats (with ISU Dairy ice cream) as part of Homecoming Food on Campus from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, in front of Curtiss Hall. You can buy a Food on Campus button for $5 near the Book Store at the Memorial Union and eat lunch (or breakfast) on central campus every day, Oct. 25-30!

Program Night for First-Year Students

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 from 5:15pm-7:00pm in Various locations throughout the College of Design

Students in the first-year Core Design Program are encouraged to attend the College of Design Program Night from 5:15 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27. Representatives from each of our degree programs will be available to talk about their programs and answer your questions to help you decide what areas you want to apply to at the end of the academic year. Flyers with a map of locations for all programs will be hung around the building.

Engaging Art for Justice: Rebecca Berru Davis

Monday, October 26, 2015 from 7:00pm-8:00pm in Sun Room, Iowa State Memorial Union

Artist Rebecca Berru Davis is a graduate of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, where she studied the intersection of art and religion. Her work explores the spiritual and religious expressions of those located on the margins of society or overlooked in the historical record. Since 2006, she has been engaged in an art exhibition project with Peruvian women artists who live in the shantytowns outside of Lima. The exhibition called "Picturing Paradise" draws attention to the beauty they create despite the challenging circumstances of their lives. Berru-Davis is currently the Louisville Institute Vocation of the Theological Educator Postdoctoral Fellow at St. John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota.  Msgr. James A. Supple Lecture Series

GIS in City Government: Utilities, E911 and Urban Development

Monday, October 26, 2015 from 12:10pm-1:00pm in GIS Lab, 526 Design

Evan Koester, GIS coordinator for the Waukee Public Works Department, will talk about "GIS in City Government: Utilities, E911 and Urban Development."

Part of the GIS Graduate Seminar Series sponsored by the ISU Department of Community and Regional Planning.

Reflecting Past and Present: 19th Century Humanities in a Digital Age

Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 8:15am-5:00pm in Ensminger Room, 1204 Kildee Hall

The CEAH is joining with the College of Design, LAS, and the Department of English to sponsor a digital humanities symposium "Reflecting Past and Present: 19th Century Humanities in a Digital Age" Saturday October 24 in the Ensminger Conference Room, Kildee Hall. This one-day conference is the brainchild of Sean Grass, and I have enjoyed working with him as a co-organizer. The purpose of the event is to expose ISU faculty to examples of high-level work in digital humanities, with access to experts in this field. To create synergy we decided to invite four scholars who while taking different methodological approaches to digital humanities have in common studying 19th century art and literature. It's important to emphasize here that this event is not just for scholars in 19th-century studies, it is for everyone thinking about adding digital humanities methods to their research toolkit. In addition to four talks on their work in and experiences with digital humanities, our guest speakers will join in a closing panel session on the practical, professional, and institutional challenges involved in digital humanities. Another special feature will be lunchtime discussion tables with the guest scholars. Registration is required, and there are a limited number of lunch table seats, so register today!

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Hacking the Classroom: Teaching Computational Thinking in Foundation Design

Friday, October 23, 2015 from 12:10pm-1:00pm in 130 Design

Computational design skills are quickly transitioning from a specialization to a requirement within a professional design education. In response, there is a growing need for accessible, large-scale courses to introduce students to computational thinking—a literate mindset that includes basic programming skills and an understanding of the fundamental concepts of computer science. In his presentation, Nick Senske, assistant professor of architecture, will describe the development process for a required computational thinking course and a multi-year pedagogical study which resulted in innovative teaching methods for improving student outcomes and engagement.

Senske's research draws from the fields of education, cognitive psychology and computer science and focuses on the introduction of computing in foundation design and the cultivation of computational craft within the discipline. He formerly taught architecture at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he developed a curriculum for integrating computation across the undergraduate and graduate studio sequences. Senske holds a BArch from Iowa State and SMArchS in design computation from MIT. He is completing his PhD in architecture at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Informal brown-bag session sponsored by the Institute for Design Research and Outreach. Cookies provided.

Holistic Approaches to a Resilient Future: James Schwab

Thursday, October 22, 2015 from 5:00pm-6:30pm in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

Holistic Approaches to a Resilient Future

James Schwab, AICP, Manager, Hazards Planning Research Center, American Planning Association

When disaster strikes, do communities have to just sit there and take it? Or can they be more resilient? Fostering communities that are resilient in the face of natural hazards and climate change impacts must be an essential goal of 21st-century planning. What features, actions and strategies define resilience for a community? How do different cities react to natural hazards and their future risks? Are they working toward advancing resilience? What stands in their way?

Part of the 2015-2016 Contemporary Issues in Planning and Design Lecture Series, Schwab's visit is cosponsored by the Department of Community and Regional Planning and the College of Design.

 

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A GIS Suitability Model for Bioethanol Facility Siting and Corn Profitability Analysis

Monday, October 19, 2015 from 12:10pm-1:00pm in GIS Lab, 526 Design

Bhavna Sharma, postdoctoral research associate in agronomy, will present "A GIS Suitability Model for Bioethanol Facility Siting and Corn Profitability Analysis."

Part of the GIS Graduate Seminar Series sponsored by the ISU Department of Community and Regional Planning.

College of Design Faculty/Staff Meeting

Monday, October 19, 2015 from 12:00pm-1:00pm in 130 Design

Agenda will be included in the college's "This Week in the College of Design" published each Monday.

IDRO Friday Research Seminar: Creating Design Culture: A Systemic Perspective through Design

Friday, October 16, 2015 from 12:10pm-1:00pm in 130 Design

Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness, assistant professor of industrial design, wants to establish a mainstream identity for design as the third culture of inquiry along with sciences and humanities. Design tools and methods can be applied to any field of study or any profession. Due to its unique approach to inquiry and action and its inclusive pursuit of reasoning, Paepcke-Hjeltness hypothesizes, design is prone to be a change maker if considered systematically.

Prior to joining the ISU industrial design faculty, Paepcke-Hjeltness held design and research positions at Ohio State University, University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Lear Corporation and the iDS-Industrial Design Studio in Hamburg, Germany, where she helped develop interior design concepts for the Fairchild Dornier 728 jet. She previously taught at Drexel University and Savannah College of Art and Design, where she founded and led the MA and minor in design for sustainability and later coordinated the eLearning Program in Design Management. She has taught several industry-sponsored courses and community design projects.

Informal brown-bag session sponsored by the Institute for Design Research and Outreach. Cookies provided.

University of Kentucky Design Week in Motion: Applying App-Based Data Collection & Assessment

Monday, October 12, 2015 from 12:10pm-1:00pm in GIS Lab, 526 Design

Earlier this fall, Chris Seeger, associate professor of landscape architecture and extension landscape architect, was an invited guest of the University of Kentucky's landscape architecture program. He led students there through a crowdsourcing process to collect information about commonly used walking and biking routes on campus as part of their Design Week project "In Motion." Seeger's presentation will highlight how geospatial technologies and open-source tools were used to document issues impacting the walkability of a growing campus. Technologies to be discussed include Leaflet, Fulcrum, Heatmap.js and other JavaScript tools used for web mapping.

Part of the GIS Graduate Seminar Series sponsored by the ISU Department of Community and Regional Planning.

Ames Area Studio Tour

Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 10:00am-4:00pm

Ames Community Arts Council invites you on an Ames Area Studio Tour. Go behind-the-scenes and visit artists in their studios on this free self-guided tour and learn what it takes to create! See artists at work, ask questions, and maybe even purchase your own work of art. College of Design faculty Barbara Walton and Jennifer Drinkwater will be part of the event, as well as design alumni Molly Nagel, Catherine Reinhart, and Melissa Stenstrom.

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Architecture Advisory Council Lecture: Juhani Pallasmaa

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 from 5:30pm-7:00pm in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

Twelve Themes in My Work: Interplay of Thought and Form

Finnish architect, educator and critic Juhani Pallasmaa is a leading international figure in contemporary architecture, design and art culture. Since 2008, he has served on the jury for the Pritzker Prize for Architecture.

Pallasmaa's architectural practice spans projects in urban design, building design, and exhibition, product and graphic design. His built works can be found in Finland, France, Slovenia, Russia, Ethiopia, China and the United States, where his design for the Arrival Plaza at the Cranbrook Academy greets each visitor to the historic campus.

From 1991-98, Pallasmaa was dean and professor of architecture at the School of Architecture, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland. He previously served as rector of the Helsinki University of Applied Arts and professor of architecture at Haile Selassie I University, Ethiopia.

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Past, Present and Future of GIS at Iowa DOT

Monday, October 05, 2015 from 12:10pm-1:00pm in GIS Lab, 526 Design

Eric Abrams, spatial coordinator for the Iowa Department of Transportation, will chronicle the evolution and future of GIS at the Iowa DOT.

Part of the GIS Graduate Seminar Series sponsored by the ISU Department of Community and Regional Planning.

Rome Student & Family Orientation

Saturday, October 03, 2015 from 1:00pm-4:00pm in Kocimski Auditorium and Lightfoot Forum, College of Design

The Rome Student and Family Orientation, for participants in the spring 2016 Rome Program and their families, will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design. A dessert reception will follow in the college's Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum.

Family members will learn what their students can expect when they study and live in Rome, view images from the College of Design's studio space in the heart of Rome's historic district and learn about the history of the Rome Program. Faculty members will present details of the spring program and students who previously studied in Rome will share their experiences. Representatives from the Office of Financial Aid and the Office of University Counsel also will present information.

At the reception, speakers will be available for an informal question-and-answer session.

IDRO Friday Research Seminar: Fabricating the Delta: Water + Making

Friday, October 02, 2015 from 12:10pm-1:00pm in 130 Design

Shelby Doyle, assistant professor of architecture, will discuss her interests in pairing infrastructural-scale research with digital fabrication interventions.

Doyle joined the Iowa State University Department of Architecture in August 2015. She previously was a visiting assistant professor at Louisiana State University School of Architecture and a research fellow with the LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio. She holds a BS in architecture from the University of Virginia and MArch from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Doyle's research examines riparian urbanization through digital fabrication, outreach and interdisciplinary design methods. This work began as a Fulbright on "City of Water: Architecture, Infrastructure and the Flood of Phnom Penh" in the Mekong River Delta of Cambodia.

Informal brown-bag session sponsored by the Institute for Design Research and Outreach. Cookies provided.

Erin French Farewell Reception

Friday, October 02, 2015 from 9:00am-10:30am in In front of the Dean's Office, 134 Design

Join us for a farewell reception for Erin French, the College of Design's international programs coordinator since 2006. She will begin her new position as director of international programs for the College of Human Sciences on Oct. 5. Stop by to help us thank her for her many years of service to the college and to wish her well.

Indie Film Screening: Birdman

Thursday, October 01, 2015 from 5:30pm-8:00pm in 4th-floor center space, College of Design

Take a break from the ordinary and join us in watching "Birdman" at 5:30 p.m. on the fourth-floor landing/center space, College of Design. Sponsored by the Ad Hoc College of Design Committee for the Advancement of Cinematic Appreciation and Literacy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faculty Professsional Development Assignment Applications Due to Dean's Office

Thursday, October 01, 2015 from 8:00am-5:00pm in 134 Design

Please note this is a college deadline to submit FPDA's to the dean's office.  For more information please go to the following website.

http://www.provost.iastate.edu/help/professional-development/fpda

 

 

Spring 2016 Option Studios Information Session

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 from 5:30pm-6:30pm in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

Upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in any College of Design major are eligible to register for spring 2016 interdisciplinary option studios (DSN S 546). Twelve different option studios are planned for spring. Faculty members offering these studios will give brief presentations from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, in Kocimski Auditorium. This is an opportunity to learn more about the different courses and ask questions before you sign up. Sign-up instructions will be sent to you shortly after the session.

Using GIS to Analyze Fire Response and Coverage: The Case of Ames

Monday, September 28, 2015 from 12:10pm-1:00pm in GIS Lab, 526 Design

Ben J. McConville, GIS coordinator for the City of Ames Public Works Department, will talk about "Using GIS to Analyze Fire Response and Coverage: The Case of Ames."

Part of the GIS Graduate Seminar Series sponsored by the ISU Department of Community and Regional Planning.

Lake LaVerne VFIs Celebration and Outreach Event

Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 1:00pm-3:00pm in North shore, Lake LaVerne, Iowa State campus

Iowa State researchers who piloted a water-quality improvement project on Lake LaVerne will share initial results in a public outreach event at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, on the lake's north shore. Participants can learn about vegetated floating islands as a practical tool to reduce pollutants in ponds and lakes and obtain a basic water-quality sampling kit to take home. The project has been spearheaded by sustainable environments graduate program faculty Austin Stewart, assistant professor of art and visual culture, and Mimi Wagner, associate professor of landscape architecture.

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Cyclone Family Weekend Reception

Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 9:00am-10:30am in Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum, College of Design

Annual College of Design open house for first-year students and their families in conjunction with Cyclone Family Weekend. This is an opportunity for parents and family members to meet students' instructors and academic advisers and see the college facilities. The DSN S 102 and 131 studios and the spring 2015 architecture/landscape architecture Rome exhibition in Gallery 181 will be open to view. A brief program will begin at 9:30 a.m. Refreshments will be served.

IDRO Friday Research Seminar: Home-buying Decisions and Location Choice

Friday, September 25, 2015 from 12:10pm-1:00pm in 130 Design

Location, location, location is the cliché of real estate. Youngme Seo, assistant professor of community and regional planning, will talk about property location and what determines values.

Seo's research area is in real estate development, real estate market analysis, property valuation, sustainable community development, public policy evaluation, quantitative analysis and geographic information systems or spatial analysis.

Informal brown-bag session sponsored by the Institute for Design Research and Outreach. Cookies provided.

University Faculty & Staff Awards Ceremony

Monday, September 21, 2015 from 3:30pm-5:00pm in Great Hall, Iowa State Memorial Union

Tim Borich, associate professor of community and regional planning and recently retired director of ISU Extension and Outreach Community and Economic Development and associate dean for extension and outreach in the College of Design, will receive the 2015 ISU Award for Distinguished Service in Extension at the University Faculty and Staff Awards Ceremony. The event will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Great Hall. A reception will follow.

College of Design Faculty/Staff Meeting

Monday, September 21, 2015 from 12:00pm-1:00pm in 130 Design

Agenda will be included in the college's "This Week in the College of Design".

University Museums 40/40 Celebration

Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 7:00pm-9:00pm in Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building, Iowa State Center

View a special 40/40 exhibition showcasing works of art by significant Iowa artists recently accessioned into the permanent collection—including several faculty members from the ISU College of Design—and celebrate the founding of University Museums in 1975. Reservations required at $40 per person in advance. Cost will be $50 at the door.

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Helen Herrnstadt Memorial Service

Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 4:30pm-6:00pm in Main Gallery, Octagon Center for the Arts, 427 Douglas Ave., Ames

A memorial service celebrating the life of Helen Herrnstadt, former academic adviser in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (1968-91), will be at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, in the Main Gallery of the Octagon Center for the Arts. Herrnstadt died July 8 in Tucscon, Arizona, at the age of 87. She was the spouse of retired faculty member Richard Herrnstadt (English) and the mother of University Professor of industrial design Steve Herrnstadt.

Going Native: Iowa Prairies Seminar

Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 9:00am-5:30pm in Carnegie Library Museum, 1123 Willis Ave. in Perry

Keynote speaker Chad Hunter, Iowa State University lecturer in Landscape Architecture and design fellow for the ISU Community Design Lab, will present "Poems in Landscape: An Exploration of the Works and Techniques of Landscape Architect, Jens Jensen." Hunter's talk will investigate the philosophies and techniques used by Jensen to compose vegetation, stone, water and earth into immersive environments.

Participants will also hear from local experts on various aspects of native prairies.

The seminar is $10 per person payable at the door and includes lunch catered by Hotel Pattee. Register online or by contacting Caitlyn Ryan, at 993-4281 or cryan@iastate.edu.

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Reception: Listen Right Here Exhibition

Friday, September 18, 2015 from 6:00pm-8:00pm in Prairie Meadows Gallery, Elings-Wood Center for Art & Design, Grand View University, Des Moines

Listen Right Here, an exhibition of work by Alex Braidwood, assistant professor of graphic design, is on display Aug. 24 through Oct. 2 in the Prairie Meadows Gallery at Grand View University's Elings-Wood Center for Art and Design in Des Moines. A public reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18.

IDRO Friday Research Seminar - Disparities in Housing Recovery: Evidence from Galveston, Texas

Friday, September 18, 2015 from 12:10pm-1:00pm in 130 Design

With the increasing frequency of natural and human-caused disasters comes an increased emphasis on preparation for long-term recovery. To inform recovery and mitigation planning, we need to quantify outcomes and establish empirical patterns. Comparing recovery of different groups within a disaster helps to identify assistance needs and gaps, and to inform post-disaster decisionmaking by households as well as assistance providers.

Sara Hamideh is an assistant professor of community and regional planning. She holds a PhD in urban and regional sciences from Texas A&M University. Her research focuses on planning for long-term recovery and resiliency with particular attention to social vulnerability and the contentions of long-term recovery. She has studied response and recovery following hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes and technological disasters throughout the United States.

Informal brown-bag session sponsored by the Institute for Design Research and Outreach. Cookies provided.

Foreign Travel Grants Due to Dean's Office

Friday, September 18, 2015 from 8:00am-5:00pm in 134 Design

Please check with your department on internal deadline.  Submit original only with chair signatures to the Dean's Office, 134 Design. 

Application grant, rules and guidelines may be found at http://www.facsen.iastate.edu/foreigntravel.

 

Opening Reception: Rome Show 2015

Friday, September 11, 2015 from 6:30pm-8:00pm in Gallery 181, College of Design

The Rome Show 2015 will showcase projects created by 37 architecture and 11 landscape architecture students who participated in the spring 2015 College of Design Rome Program. The show will include sketches, renderings, watercolor paintings, architectural drawings, photographs and multimedia videos.

An opening reception will begin at about 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, in Gallery 181, following the Department of Architecture's Premiere 15 student scholarship and awards ceremony (4:30 – 5:30 p.m.) and a guest lecture by Jill Lerner, FAIA, principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (approximately 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.), both in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 College of Design.

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Architecture Advisory Council Lecture: Jill Lerner, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

Friday, September 11, 2015 from 5:30pm-6:30pm in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

Architecture for the Public – A Global Practice

Jill Lerner, FAIA, is a principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) and past president of the American Institute of Architects New York chapter. The firm is known internationally for the buildings and spaces it creates that respond to community, context and environment. The lecture will focus on KPF's work, structure and development into a global design firm. Lerner will describe her path as an architect, her role at KPF and her leadership within the profession at large.

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Architecture Premiere 15

Friday, September 11, 2015 from 4:30pm-8:00pm in Kocimski Auditorium, 101 Design

The Department of Architecture's annual fall kick-off celebration includes a student scholarship and awards ceremony and introduction of the Class of 2019, faculty and Architecture Advisory Council members. Ceremony to be followed by Architecture Advisory Council Lecture by Jill Lerner, FAIA, principal with Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, and opening reception for the Rome Spring 2015 exhibition in Gallery 181.

IDRO Friday Research Seminar - Creative Placemaking in Communities

Friday, September 11, 2015 from 12:10pm-1:00pm in 130 Design

How can we create art with the public in a way that is meaningful aesthetically, civically, socially and ethically?

Jennifer Drinkwater, assistant professor of art and visual culture and community art extension specialist, will speak about the dominant models of creative placemaking, as espoused by the Project for Public Spaces, and discuss current practices on how to create and curate art for the public and in the public.

Informal brown-bag session sponsored by the Institute for Design Research and Outreach. Cookies provided.

Intertwine Beginning Knitting Workshop

Thursday, September 03, 2015 from 5:30pm-7:30pm in Design on Main, 203 Main St., Ames

Free introductory knitting workshop led by local fiber artist Kristin Roach, who also is preparing a set of written instructions that will be available as a handout in the gallery. Learn to knit and then practice by creating a 1-foot-square panel to contribute to the Intertwine community art project.

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Multicultural Welcome Reception

Thursday, September 03, 2015 from 5:00pm-6:00pm in Beckman Forum, King Pavilion

New and returning graduate and undergraduate students are invited to celebrate the start of a new academic year and learn more about resources on campus at the multicultural welcome reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, in the Beckman Forum, lower level center of the King Pavilion. Refreshments will be served. RSVP by evite.

CEAH Grant Programs Consultations

Tuesday, September 01, 2015 from 9:00am-5:30pm

Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities Director Christopher Hopkins will offer 30-minute appointments to ISU faculty members interested in applying for the upcoming CEAH internal funding opportunities: Research Grant, Symposium Grant, Fellowship, and Planning Grant. Schedule an appointment via the Doodle poll.

CEAH Grant Programs Consultations

Monday, August 31, 2015 from 9:00am-5:30pm

From 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities Director Christopher Hopkins will offer 30-minute appointments to ISU faculty members interested in applying for the upcoming CEAH internal funding opportunities: Research Grant, Symposium Grant, Fellowship, and Planning Grant. Schedule an appointment via the Doodle poll.

Fiberart: Two Views Exhibition Opening Reception

Friday, August 28, 2015 from 6:00pm-8:00pm in Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St., Ames

Opening reception for "Fiberart: Two Views" exhibition by Timothy J. Arand-McIlrath and Nancy Polster, ISU associate professors emeriti of art and design, at Design on Main Gallery. They will present an artists' talk at 7 p.m.

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Welcome Reception

Monday, August 24, 2015 from 6:00pm-8:00pm in Beckman Forum, King Pavilion

Faculty and staff are invited to this annual reception celebrating the start of a new academic year in the ISU College of Design.

Paintings by Brenda Jones Exhibition Opening Reception

Thursday, August 13, 2015 from 5:00pm-7:00pm in Main Gallery, Octagon Center for the Arts, 427 Douglas Ave., Ames

Paintings by Brenda Jones, an exhibition of work by art and visual culture Professor Brenda Jones, will be on display Aug. 13 through Oct. 24 at the Octagon Center for the Arts' Main Gallery in Ames. The show will open with a public reception from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Aug. 13.

Cyclical: New Works by Kristin Roach Opening Reception

Friday, July 17, 2015 from 7:00pm-9:00pm in Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St., Ames

Opening reception for "Cyclical: New Works by Kristin Roach," an exhibition of artwork by Ames multimedia artist Kristin Roach, at the ISU College of Design's Design on Main Gallery in downtown Ames. Roach will give a brief artist's talk at 8 p.m. followed by an informal Q&A session.

The show features "Waxing and Waning Series I – VIII" (2014-2015), eight wall-hung sculptures constructed of beeswax-infused crocheted wool that Roach created based on her experience of pregnancy, birth and post-birth recovery; and "Aura – Tonic – Clonic" (2015), a site-specific installation constructed of beeswax, industrial weaving linen yarn, bailing wire and LED bulbs created in collaboration with Jason Straw, who designed, built and programmed the lighting system. "Aura" was inspired by Roach's studies of epilepsy and trends in neurobiology.

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DES 340 Umbrella Installation

Thursday, July 09, 2015 from 1:20pm-4:40pm in Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave., Ames

Eight students in the summer 2015 DES 340 studio on "Community Awareness through Design," taught by Senior Lecturer Patience Lueth, have installed a series of umbrellas, as part of an exhibition and will be available from 1:20 to 4:40 p.m. Thursday, July 9, at the Ames Public Library to answer questions. The umbrellas will be on exhibit for the next two weeks. View a project booklet featuring each of the students work, and a map of the umbrella locations in the library.

Because the word "umbrella"—meaning "shade"—has roots meaning "to unify" as well, the class used umbrellas to begin to capture the essence of the Ames Public Library. Each student has transformed eight umbrellas using themes such as literary genres, jellyfish, light and more. The goal is to help the library reach out to the Ames and Iowa State communities and make people more aware of the resources the library offers.

If approved, the class will install additional umbrellas around the city of Ames in August to help direct visitors to the library.

Grubb YMCA Elementary Youth Program

Monday, July 06, 2015 from 12:30pm-2:30pm in Rooms 307 and 330 Design

Sixty-two Des Moines elementary school students in a summer youth program with the John R. Grubb Community YMCA will participate in activities at the College of Design from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 6. Jennifer Drinkwater, community art extension specialist and assistant professor of art and visual culture, and Bailey Hanson, a systems analyst with ISU Extension and Outreach Community and Economic Development and a graduate student in the human computer interaction program, will lead the activities in two 50-minute sessions.

ORIENTATION (DAY 2)

Wednesday, July 01, 2015 from 8:00am-12:00pm

Meet with your adviser, and register for fall classes!

Opening Reception: Magic Masala MFA Thesis Exhibition by Rohini Kummitha

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 from 6:00pm-8:00pm in Design on Main Gallery, 2013 Main St., Ames

Opening reception for Magic Masala, the Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition of work by integrated visual arts graduate student Rohini Kummitha. The reception will include a cooking demonstration at 6:30 p.m. and an animation film screening at 7 p.m. The show will run through Tuesday, July 7. Hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. weekdays. Admission is free.

 

 

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ORIENTATION (DAY 1)

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 from 1:30pm-4:00pm

Learn about what courses you will take, meet advisers, department chairs and faculty, attend a session to find out more about your specific major, and tour the college.

Ginny Brown Retirement Reception

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 from 10:00am-11:00am in 156 Design

ORIENTATION (DAY 2)

Friday, June 26, 2015 from 8:00am-12:00pm

Meet with your adviser, and register for fall classes!

ORIENTATION (DAY 1)

Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 1:30pm-4:00pm

Learn about what courses you will take, meet advisers, department chairs and faculty, attend a session to find out more about your specific major, and tour the college.

Tackling Unintentional Bias Panel Discussion

Thursday, June 18, 2015 from 11:30am-1:00pm in Des Moines Central Library, 1000 Grand Ave.

Iowa Women in Architecture (iaWia) will host a panel discussion on "Tackling Unintentional Bias" from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 18, at the Des Moines Central Library (1000 Grand Ave.) in meeting rooms 1 and 2.

The expert panel will discuss how unintentional bias is identified, addressed and changed in a range of disciplines and contexts. Through their own expertise and personal experiences, panelists will define unintentional bias, describe why it is damaging to people and organizations and make recommendations for identifying and correcting bias for healthier individuals and workplaces.

The even is open to members, non-members, men and women alike. The event is free to all iaWia members and is $10 for all non-members. Lunches are available for purchase for an additional $12. Learn more and register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tackling-unintentional-bias-tickets-17157883692

ORIENTATION (DAY 2)

Thursday, June 18, 2015 from 8:00am-12:00pm

Meet with your adviser, and register for fall classes!

ORIENTATION (DAY 1)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 from 1:30pm-4:00pm

Learn about what courses you will take, meet advisers, department chairs and faculty, attend a session to find out more about your specific major, and tour the college.

ORIENTATION (DAY 2)

Tuesday, June 09, 2015 from 8:00am-12:00pm

Meet with your adviser, and register for fall classes!

ORIENTATION (DAY 1)

Monday, June 08, 2015 from 1:30pm-4:00pm

Learn about what courses you will take, meet advisers, department chairs and faculty, attend a session to find out more about your specific major, and tour the college.

ORIENTATION (DAY 2)

Thursday, June 04, 2015 from 8:00am-12:00pm

Meet with your adviser, and register for fall classes!

ORIENTATION (DAY 1)

Wednesday, June 03, 2015 from 1:30pm-4:00pm

Learn about what courses you will take, meet advisers, department chairs and faculty, attend a session to find out more about your specific major, and tour the college.

Cherie Torresi Farewell Reception

Wednesday, June 03, 2015 from 10:00am-11:00am in Dean's Office, 134 Design

Development assistant Cherie Torresi's last day with the College of Design will be Wednesday, June 3. Join us for refreshments at 10 a.m. in the Dean's Office and wish her the best as she begins her new position as director of fundraising and donor relations for ACCESS (Assault Care Center Extending Shelter & Support) in Ames.

Portraits of Perry Steamroller Printmaking Event

Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 10:00am-12:00pm in Caboose Park, Perry, Iowa

Jennifer Drinkwater, adjunct assistant professor of art and visual culture, and several printmaking students/recent graduates, including Alexis Dwyer, Jeff Miller, Kat Schmidt and Reed Siems, will help Perry host a steamroller printmaking event beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16, in the city's Caboose Park.

Twenty Perry High School students and 15 local artists have spent the spring carving relief designs on 16"x16" wood blocks, which they will then print onto canvas using the city's small steamroller. They will also be able to make individual prints to take home. The large prints will be used as public art along the Raccoon River Valley Trail. College of Design faculty and staff are invited to attend the printmaking event and support this arts outreach initiative.

AIA National Convention Reception

Thursday, May 14, 2015 from 6:00pm-8:00pm in Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Room L504/505, 265 Peachtree Center Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA

Alumni, faculty and friends of the ISU College of Design are invited to join us at the 2015 AIA National Convention Reception during the American Institute of Architects National Convention and Expo in Atlanta.

Atlanta Marriot Marquis
Room L504/505
265 Peachtree Center Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA  30303

At the reception, enjoy complimentary appetizers and a hosted bar while networking with colleagues from around the nation. College of Design Dean Luis Rico-Gutierrez will offer brief remarks at 7 p.m. No RSVP is necessary. We look forward to seeing you there!

Core Portfolio Submission

Monday, May 11, 2015 from 10:00am-3:00pm in 403/407 Design

Anyone intending to apply to the College of Design's enrollment-managed programs must go to one of the ELO Testing Centers on campus to complete the essay response between April 17 and May 1, 2015. The online application form must be filled out at any time prior to submitting your portfolio.

All applicants should bring their portfolios between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday, May 8, or Monday, May 11, 2015, to Room 452 Design. If you are in line by 3 p.m. on either day, you will be allowed to complete your submission. If you have not submitted your materials or are not in line by 3 p.m. on Monday, May 11, you will miss the opportunity to apply.

Spring Graduation Convocation

Saturday, May 09, 2015 from 8:30am-12:00pm in Lightfoot Forum, College of Design

The College of Design's spring graduation convocation will be divided into two recognition ceremonies (8:30 and 11 a.m.) in the Lightfoot Forum, with a reception for graduates and their guests at 10 a.m. in the King Pavilion between ceremonies. No cap/gown required!

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On Air 2015 Industrial Design Senior Show Reception

Friday, May 08, 2015 from 6:00pm-8:00pm in Design on Main, 203 Main St., Ames

Reception and celebratory event for exhibition of work by seniors in the Bachelor of Industrial Design program created in the spring 2015 INDD 499: Senior Project class. Students chose their own topics based on areas of interest or future career plans. Doors open to students and the public at 6 p.m. with free food and beverages, and a brief program at 6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Core Portfolio Submission

Friday, May 08, 2015 from 10:00am-3:00pm in 403/407 Design

Anyone intending to apply to the College of Design's enrollment-managed programs must go to one of the ELO Testing Centers on campus to complete the essay response between April 17 and May 1, 2015. The online application form must be filled out at any time prior to submitting your portfolio.

All applicants should bring their portfolios between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday, May 8, or Monday, May 11, 2015, to Room 452 Design. If you are in line by 3 p.m. on either day, you will be allowed to complete your submission. If you have not submitted your materials or are not in line by 3 p.m. on Monday, May 11, you will miss the opportunity to apply.

Book Release: Designing Spaces for Natural Ventilation by Ulrike Passe

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 from 5:30pm-7:00pm in Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St., Ames

Join Ulrike Passe, Iowa State University associate professor of architecture and director of the ISU Center for Building Energy Research, for a celebration of the release of her book, "Designing Spaces for Natural Ventilation: An Architect's Guide," co-authored with Francine Battaglia, professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Computational Research for Energy Systems and Transport Laboratory at Virginia Tech.

Meet Passe, enjoy refreshments and learn more about this 342-page guide that provides scientific and architectural tools to help architects develop ventilation strategies without an engineering background.

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AgArts Local Wonders Potluck

Sunday, May 03, 2015 from 5:00pm-7:00pm in Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St., Ames

Local Wonders grants are sponsored by AgArts, a community and campus organization that explores the intersection between agriculture and the arts. Proposals may be made for any arts/agriculture project that enhances the local community. Grant proposals of 500 words or fewer are due via email to AgArts president Adam Wright by 5 p.m. Thursday, April 30.

Finalists will be announced Friday, May 1. The Local Wonders potluck will be at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at Design on Main. Grant finalists must attend the event, where the winner(s) will be determined by an audience vote. Winners typically receive $250-$500 for their projects. Even you you don't propose a project, you can bring a dish and a small monetary donation to the potluck to support the grants.

Lake LaVerne Vegetated Floating Islands Launch

Saturday, May 02, 2015 from 2:00pm-3:00pm in Lake LaVerne, Iowa State campus

The Bridge Studio Pop-Up Exhibition

Saturday, May 02, 2015 from 12:00pm-5:00pm in 1355 E. Grand Ave., Des Moines

This event will showcase the work of 16 students in the spring 2015 Bridge Studio, an interdisciplinarly upper-level design studio, who have been studying the role of infrastructure in neighborhood development on the east side of Des Moines. The class has involved 11 undergraduate and three graduate architecture students and two undergraduate landscape architecture students. The studio is taught by Nadia Anderson, assistant professor of architecture and urban design and extension specialist.

Design Build Project Presentation & Reception

Saturday, May 02, 2015 from 10:00am-12:00pm in SE corner, Lied Recreation Athletic Center

The spring 2015 Design Build Studio designed and constructed a new entrance to the ISU Recreation Services intramural fields. The interdisciplinary class of students from architecture, industrial design, interior design and landscape architecture will present the project at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 2, followed by a reception and lunch.

The project is located near the southeast corner of the Lied Recreation Athletic Center, accessible from Parking Lot 100. All are welcome to attend the presentation; please RSVP online so they can obtain an accurate count for lunch and refreshments.

Retirement Reception: Roger Baer, Mark Engelbrecht & Tim Keller

Friday, May 01, 2015 from 6:00pm-8:00pm in Gallery, Iowa State Memorial Union

Retirement reception honoring Roger E. Baer, professor of graphic design and former chair of the art and design department; Mark C. Engelbrecht, professor of architecture and dean emeritus of the College of Design; and J. Timothy Keller, professor emeritus and former chair of landscape architecture. A brief program will begin at 6:30 p.m. Baer and Engelbrecht will be present at the reception; Keller is unable to attend.

Cards may be sent in care of the Office of the Dean, 134 College of Design, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011-3091.

Graphic Design Senior Portfolio Night

Friday, May 01, 2015 from 5:00pm-8:00pm in Great Hall in the Memorial Union

Come see the 73 unique portfolios of Iowa State University graphic design seniors Friday, May 1, at the Great Hall in the Memorial Union. Professionals are welcome from 5–7 p.m. and family, faculty members, friends and the public from 7–8 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CODAC Spring Art Sale

Friday, May 01, 2015 from 10:00am-5:00pm in Foyer outside Dean's Office, College of Design

The CODAC (College of Design Art Club) annual spring sale of artwork by students in the integrated studio arts/integrated visual arts programs will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, April 29-May 1, outside the Dean's Office. Most of the proceeds go directly to the student artists, while the rest help fund club activities. This is a great chance to get some unique artwork and find gifts for graduation, Mother's Day, summer weddings, or just something fun for yourself!