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June 27, 2017

Message to CALS Faculty and staff on behalf of Todd Vens:

Transitioning CALS from Blackboard to Canvas

Key Points

  • 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

June 27, 2017

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, answered questions from Donnelle Eller, Des Moines Register, about Iowa’s labor supply and what that means for future growth.

June 27, 2017

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was interviewed in an AgriNews article on U.S. pork exports.

June 22, 2017

John LawrenceJohn 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.

June 21, 2017

Sebastian PouliotSebastien Pouliot, associate professor, was quoted in a Daily Iowan article on the recent trade deal concerning Mexican sugar exports to the U.S.

June 21, 2017

Undergrad orientation All through June, academic advisers Amy Brandau, Ron Deiter, and Ebby Luvaga are conducting several undergraduate two-day orientation sessions for new students.

June 20, 2017

Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro 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.

June 20, 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.

June 20, 2017

Wallace HuffmanWallace 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).

June 20, 2017

Sergio Lence, Dermot HayesProfessors Sergio Lence and Dermot Hayes (and co-authors Julian M. Alston; John Stephen C. Smith) have won the ‘Outstanding ERAE Journal Article’ award for 2016.

June 15, 2017

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.

June 15, 2017

Keri JacobsKeri 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. 

June 15, 2017

Mark EdelmanMark 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."

June 15, 2017

David SwensonDave Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed by Art Cullen, Storm Lake Times, about the demography of outmigration from rural Iowa over the past few decades...

June 15, 2017

Ellen AndersonWe have just completed our search for a new department administrator. Earlier today Ellen Anderson accepted our offer of the position.

June 07, 2017

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.

June 07, 2017

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.

June 01, 2017

Helen JensenHelen 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.

June 01, 2017

Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor was interviewed by Donnelle Eller, the Des Moines Register, regarding her article on consolidation in ag and cooperatives that appeared in AgriMarketing last month. 

June 01, 2017

Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, was elected Secretary of the North Central Farm Management Extension Committee during its Spring meeting at Kansas State University.

June 01, 2017

John Lawrence, Wendong ZhangJohn Lawrence, interim V.P., extension and outreach, and Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, presented to a delegation from the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Trade Promotion Center on U.S. Farm Bill May 30.

June 01, 2017

CARD decision toolThe 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.

May 25, 2017

Bank Case Study CompetitionIowa 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.

May 25, 2017

Nancy KirkholmAlumna Nancy Kirkholm ('79 ag business), a farmer near Homer, Nebraska was the Northwest Region finalist for Monsanto’s Farm Mom of the Year Award.

May 25, 2017

Ron PrescottRonald 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. 

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