The record type ‘Sponsored Programs Unfunded Proposals’ has been added to the University Records Retention Schedule. The retention period for unfunded proposals is 5 fiscal years after the fiscal year in which the proposal was submitted. The PI or relevant administrative unit is responsible for retaining records for unfunded proposal submissions made by the PI. OSPA is responsible for retaining records for unfunded electronic submissions made by OSPA.
David Swenson, associate scientist, was a guest on KASI Radio’s The Trent Rice Show, talking about stock market volatility and what it means for the rest of the economy. He was also a panelist on KCRG-TV’s Ethical Perspectives on the News program.
Chad Hart, associate professor, was interviewed by phone for a story about the possible sale of commodity trader Bunge to Archer-Daniels-Midland.
Eight economics students participated in this year’s Southern Agricultural Economics Association undergraduate quiz bowl competition. The event, held Feb. 2-6, 2018, in Jacksonville, Florida, was an excellent way for students to further their economics knowledge and network with professionals from across the country.
Adam Timmerman, former NFL offensive lineman, traveled to Iowa State on a recent snowy Monday to share his experiences with Ron Deiter’s Economics of Sports class.
Kevin Kimle, senior lecturer, gave a talk "The Entrepreneurial Mindset - Impacting Agriculture's Future" on Feb. 1, 2018, at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, Iowa Chapter.
Amy Emmett, graduate studies coordinator, and her husband Joe are the proud parents of Oscar Lloyd Emmett, born Feb. 5 at 7:47 a.m. The youngest Emmett weighed 7 lb. 7 oz. and measured 20.5 in. long. All are doing well.
Economics Faculty and Staff,
Heady 360 has been reserved for the External Review February 28-March 2.
The room will not be available for faculty and staff use during this time. Please make other arrangements for your coffee, refrigerator, and microwave needs for the duration of the review.
Thank you for your cooperation.
David Swenson, associate scientist, had several media contacts this week:
Jeff Charis-Carlson, U.S. News, for comments and context on Iowa’s rankings by major category in a compilation of state rankings in an upcoming issue.
Economics senior Daniel Jacobi has been selected to receive the 2018 Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award by the ISU Alumni Association Awards Review and Selection Committee.
The Alumni Association established the Wallace E. Barron Award 50 years ago to recognize outstanding seniors who display high character, outstanding achievement in academics and university/community activities, and promise for continuing these exemplary qualities as alumni. The 174 past awardees are fulfilling the spirit of this award by staying involved with Iowa State University in numerous ways.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, wrote an article on the potential impacts of a section in the new Tax Reform and Jobs Act dealing with deductions for cooperatives and producers.
Damona Doye ('86 PhD ag economics) has been named associate vice president of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, making her the first female to head the statewide agency.
Colleen Kay Drackley Jolly, wife of emeritus professor Robert Jolly, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.
A memorial service will take place at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 10 at First Methodist Church in Ames. A visitation will be held 5:00-7:00 pm on Friday, March 9 at the same location.
Dermot Hayes, professor, spoke at the annual meeting of Keystone Agricultural Producers in Manitoba last week about the advantages Manitoba producers will now have after Canada's inclusion in the new Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Catherine Kling, professor and director of CARD, and Matthew Helmers, professor of agricultural & biosystems engineering, became the latest scientists to be dismissed from an Environmental Protection Agency committee, months after the federal agency announced new rules for those serving on its advisory panels.
The department is saddened by the news that Emeritus Professor Marvin Julius, 95, passed away Mon., Jan. 22, 2018. Julius started work as a county extension director in 1963 and joined the economics department faculty in 1963. He retired from Iowa State in August, 1980.
Visitation will be on Wed., Jan.31, 12:00 to 1:00 pm with services to follow at 1:00 pm at Northcrest in Ames.
Our sincere condolences go out to the Julius family.
Economics Faculty Note: Changes the Dean of Students Office implemented in the fall 2017. This information relates to when they are communicating for students in emergency situations and/or when they’ve experienced a temporary injury that may impact participation in their coursework.
Dermot Hayes has seen his share of change during 31 years of studying trade and exports at Iowa State University. During that time, the U.S. transitioned from a net pork importer to a world-class exporter, and Hayes participated in that evolution. He helped pave the way for the U.S. pork industry’s leadership in exports by identifying emerging markets and serving as ambassador on countless trade missions.
BRIDGING the DIVIDE: An experimental interdisciplinary research seed program to holistically address wicked problems through new integrative collaborations among researchers in DESIGN, ARTS & HUMANITIES, SOCIAL SCIENCE and STEM disciplines.
Spring 2018 Call for Proposals, due March 15
Now that the spring semester is underway, we wanted to remind you that Iowa State University is an Institutional Member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). The NCFDD is an independent faculty development center dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers, and the Institutional Membership provides all grad students, post-docs, and faculty with access to NCFDD’s member resources.
As an Institutional Member, you have access to the following resources at no cost to you: