Iowa State University is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) network and, as such, all faculty, academic staff, postdocs, professional and graduate students may access at no cost the virtual mentoring and professional development resources available through NCFDD.
K-State Research and Extension, Dept. of Ag. Econ. and Kansas Farm Mgt. Assoc.
Extension Agricultural Economist
Honors Seminars to be offered in Spring 2017
Opportunity for faculty, staff, and graduate students with teaching experience
Honors seminars are offered for 1 or 2 credits, over a half or full term, and explore various topics of current or special interest.
Proposal deadline: Sep 16, 2016
Joey Musser, sophomore in software engineering, will be joining the Heady and East IT tech folks this year. He studied Business Information Systems at DMACC in Ankeny, IA, and transferred to Iowa State this year. Joey will be working primarily in the mornings and afternoons during the school year. Welcome to the department, Joey!
The annual Economics Graduate Student Association will host their annual fall picnic on Friday, Sep. 9th at the Maple Shelter in Brookside Park.
All are welcome to attend.
Otavio Bartalotti, assistant professor, presented “Bootstrap Confidence Intervals for Sharp Regression Discontinuity Designs,” an updated version of the one presented at the beginning of the summer and co-authored with Gray Calhoun and Yang He.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, recently published a new article at Journal of Great Lakes Research. The paper is titled "What motivates farmers to apply phosphorus at the “right” time?
David Swenson, associate scientist, spoke to Matthew Patane, Des Moines Register, on information on how to find business growth statistics in Iowa and the pattern of change over time.
Swenson also talked with:
Mengyu Wang, a senior in economics and aerospace engineering has been selected as a NASA $5,000 scholarship winner from the NASA Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC).
The Department of Economics has hired a new student technician, Philip Sciranko. He earned his Associate Degree in Management Information Systems at Southwestern CC in Creston, IA
CALS faculty, staff, and guests are invited to join the college at the annual barbecue on Sep. 3, 3-6 pm at the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center prior to the ISU vs. UNI football game at 7 pm. Attendees will enjoy complimentary Hickory Park barbeque, networking with CALS alums and friends, and hands-on family friendly activities from CALS student organizations. Shuttle service will be provided to and from the stadium.
Register to attend by Aug. 26.
Catherine Kling, professor, was interviewed by Ariela Zycherman for her Spotlight on Food-Energy Water Systems (FEWS) Researchers blog.
David Swenson, associate scientist, gave three interviews last week with:
Matthew Piper, Salt Lake City Tribune, about the regional economic benefits of data centers.
Publication Subvention Grants Program from VPR
Call for proposals
Any full-time faculty member or any P&S staff member at the rank of P37 or above may apply for this award through his/her academic unit.
Application deadlines: Oct. 1, 2016 and April 2, 2017.
As a result of a resolution from the Student Government, black and white student printing charges have been set at $.05 per page on all printers on campus.
Student fees cover 100 pages of black and white per semester, with some colleges offering additional subsidies to students for additional pages. After a student has reached his/her limit of printed pages, students are charged a minimum of $1.00 per month for additional printing. Setting a consistent printing price across campus helps students better budget their printing each semester.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, wrote an article:
Jacobs, Keri L. “Co-ops Managing Through Low Margins,” Feedstuffs, August 8, 2016, 44.
USDA Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate Fellowship Grants
The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture is accepting applications for the Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship Grants Program. The 2016 Request for Applications solicits projects that support training students for master's and doctoral degrees in food, agricultural and natural resource sciences, and for special international study or thesis/dissertation research travel allowances.
CALS Career Services office will host a USDA Pathways for Recent Graduates event on Aug 24-25 in the Memorial Union Cardinal Room. More than 35 recruiters from Farm Service Agency, Risk Management Agency and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services will be on campus for the event. The federal initiative targets recent graduates (less than two years out; six years for those with military experience) and Dec. 2016 graduates for training programs within the designated agencies.
David Swenson, associate scientist, responded to questions about the farm debt crisis of the 1980s posed by Donnelle Eller of the Des Moines Register. Eller was looking for information on the scope and depth of economic decline, the demographic consequences and bank failures.