The Iowa Division of Banking (IDOB) and Superintendent Ron Hansen hosted the annual Day With the Superintendent this week at the Sheraton Hotel in West Des Moines.
Once again, Iowa State has won the Best Delegation award at the Midwest Model European Union competition, this year held April 5-7 at at the Indiana University Memorial Union in Bloomington. Iowa State teams have previously won Best Delegation awards in 2015 and 2016.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, gave a presentation at the Cooperative Network’s Federal Dairy Issues Forum, April 10, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Her presentation discussed the recent tax changes that will impact agricultural cooperatives and their members.
Perry Warjiyo ('91 Ph.D. econ), a Bank Indonesia deputy governor since 2013, was endorsed March 28, 2018, by the Indonesian parliament's financial commission to be central bank governor, succeeding Agus Martowardojo. Warjiyo was President Joko Widodo’s sole nominee for the role. Warjiyo's more than three decade career at Bank Indonesia began in 1984.
Sonya Huffman, adjunct associate professor, will give a talk "Gender Differences in Educational Attainment in the US" Friday, April 13, from 1-2 pm at the Margaret Sloss Women's Center. The talk is part of Feminist Friday - Facilitated Conversations Featured on Gender Equality.
Iowa State University has recently partnered with the Wall Street Journal to provide free memberships for all of their students, faculty and staff.
Anyone at Iowa State can visit wsj.com/IowaState to activate their membership.
Dr. Alberto Dávila ('82 PhD econ) of Edinburg, Texas, professor of economics and lead associate dean for administration, graduate studies and research with the Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, has been named dean of the Donald L. Harrison College of Business at Southeast Missouri State University.
Edward Balistreri, associate professor has two recent publications:
The farm loss projections of Lee Schulz, assistant professor, were cited in an April 3, 2018 story "Iowa's Hog Farmers are Facing Losses Thanks to Trump's Trade War" in Bloomberg.
Joydeep Bhattacharya, professor, was quoted in an April 4th story "Linking interest rates to MCLR may hurt borrowers more than benefit them" in The Economic Times.
Celeste Swanson, ag bus senior, was recently selected as Senior Class President. She will be in charge of the Senior Class Council, which is part of the Student Alumni Leadership Council (SALC).
Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor, was selected as the recipient of the 2018 ANR Programming Innovation Award for developing a collaborative partnership with the Iowa Farm Business Association and using their farm-level data to evaluate the financial situation of Iowa farms, publish several extension articles (including an article in Choices Magazine and FMR 1892), and serve as the basis for most of his extension presentations. He received the award April 3, 2018.
"As China's gasoline-vehicle fleet has grown, gasoline and ethanol demand has risen sharply, and the government has announced a target to utilize a 10 percent ethanol blend by 2020," said Hart.
Jeff Rowe ('95 ag business), president, global seeds, North America and China, for Syngenta, spoke to a small audience at the Princeton (IL) Area Chamber of Commerce Ag Appreciation Breakfast in March, 2018.
Instructors will want to download the grade center, grade history and course files from their courses prior to June 1 when access to Blackboard ends. These files are considered part of university records retention, according to the Records Retention website.