Message to CALS Faculty and staff on behalf of Todd Vens:
Transitioning CALS from Blackboard to Canvas
- Most courses will still use Blackboard this fall
- A select group of early adopters will use Canvas this fall
- All spring 2018 courses must use Canvas
- Access to Blackboard for most users will end December 22
The Transition Process
David Swenson, associate scientist, answered questions from Donnelle Eller, Des Moines Register, about Iowa’s labor supply and what that means for future growth.
John Lawrence, interim vice president for extension and outreach, was featured in an article in Iowa Farmer Today this week. In the story, he discusses the changes in the role of the extension service.
Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor, discussed the farm financial situation with the Iowa AgSTATE Group based on his analysis of farm level data from the Iowa Farm Business Association June 16, 2017.
The 72nd Annual Ag Credit School jointly organized by ISU Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Bankers Association was successfully conducted June 12-16 in Ames.
Wallace Huffman, professor, organized a session entitled, “Investments in Public and Private R&D and Contributions to Technology Development and Agricultural Productivity,” at the 2017 International Consortium on Applied Bioeconomy Research (ICABR).
Iowa Swine Day will be held again this year, on June 29th at the Scheman Building.
What is new this year is that faculty can attend at no cost – IF you register on or before June 17th.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, presented on consolidation trends in agriculture and cooperatives to Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company’s Board Council at their annual meeting in Des Moines June 8, 2017.
Mark Edelman, professor, presented to the Clean Innovation Investor Forum & Carbon XPRIZE Summit June 12-13, 2017: Wooley, John and Mark A. Edelman. "Converting CO2 to Valuable Liquid Hydrocarbons."
Dave Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed by Art Cullen, Storm Lake Times, about the demography of outmigration from rural Iowa over the past few decades...
We have just completed our search for a new department administrator. Earlier today Ellen Anderson accepted our offer of the position.
In its first meeting on June 5, the 21-member Iowa State University Presidential Search Committee outlined the challenges the university’s 16th president will face—such as high enrollment and finances—as well as what its members want to see in the new chief.
The first regularly scheduled IRB meeting in July falls on the July 4 University Holiday. That meeting has been re-scheduled for Friday, June 30. Please note the special application submission deadline of June 15 for research projects to be reviewed at the June 30 IRB meeting.
Helen Jensen, professor, is one of 13 renowned thinkers the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has named to the executive committee of Science Breakthroughs 2030.
Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor, was elected Secretary of the North Central Farm Management Extension Committee during its Spring meeting at Kansas State University.
The decision tool “Iowa Cash Rents by Land Quality” on the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development's (CARD) website has been updated with 2017 data.
Iowa State's team was awarded second place in the Community Bank Case Study Competition sponsored by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors. Thirty three teams from universities across the country competed.
Alumna Nancy Kirkholm ('79 ag business), a farmer near Homer, Nebraska was the Northwest Region finalist for Monsanto’s Farm Mom of the Year Award.
Ronald Prescott, a long-time employee of the Department of Economics who passed away May 2016, will be recognized at the ISU Memorial Day ceremony Monday, May 29, 2017.