This Week in the College of Design

This is a weekly listing of announcements and news sent via e-mail on Mondays (except holidays) to all College of Design faculty and staff. To have information included in the weekly update, please forward all materials to Heather Sauer ( by 9 a.m. on Monday of the week they should appear. Announcements will be updated here throughout the week.

Archived Announcements

This week in the college of Design


Student Information Session

The Design Council and College of Design administration will host an information session about a proposed student technology fee at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, in Kocimski Auditorium. Read more

Campus Conversation

With respect to current national events, the Iowa State community is invited to a campus conversation from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, in 3150 Beardshear, sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion. Read more

Grant-Writing Assistance

Iowa State has contracts with six grant-writing consultants, including three new ones, to help faculty develop and write proposals that follow sponsors' guidelines. Read more

a2ru Conference Registration

Registration is open for the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities 5th Annual National Conference Nov. 1-4 at Northeastern University in Boston. Early-bird deadline is Sept. 1. Read more

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Senior Associate Dean

Cameron Campbell is the new senior associate dean for planning and academic personnel. Read more

Interim Associate Dean

Sunghyun Kang will serve as the college's interim associate dean for academic programs for 2017-2018. Read more

Extension & Outreach Community & Econ Dev't Director

Gary Taylor has been named the director for the Community and Economic Development program of ISU Extension and Outreach. He will also serve as associate director of IDRO and director of Design Extension. Read more

CEAH Director

Carlton Basmajian has been named the director of the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities. Read more

New Grad Program Directors

The College of Design has appointed new directors of two interdisciplinary graduate programs. Mimi Wagner will direct the graduate program in sustainable environments. Mira Engler will direct the graduate program in urban design. Read more

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Honors, Awards & Publications

April Eisman

April Eisman is featured in a "5 Questions" interview posted on MoMA's blog. Read more

Nick Senske

The Landscape Architects Network named Nick Senkse's YouTube channel one of the 10 best for landscape architecture students. Read more

Sharon Wohl

Two research articles by Sharon Wohl have been published online and will later appear in print. Read more

"This Week in the College of Design" highlights a few items each week; be sure to check the Dashboard regularly for updates.

This Week in the College of Design is published Monday mornings by the Office of the Dean, College of Design. Send news to Heather Sauer,, or submit your information online. Announcements will be posted as they are received and may be viewed anytime via the College of Design Dashboard.