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September 14, 2020

Every Fall and Spring semester, CALS Council recognizes graduating seniors who have gone above and beyond while attending Iowa State. Through six different awards, the council would like to bring attention their hard work and dedication.

September 14, 2020

The ISU WellBeing and occupational medicine programs are sponsoring the flu vacination clinic weekdays Sept. 21-Oct. 2 in the Stephens Auditorium north lobby. Parking is available in Lot F between the building and Beach Avenue.

The clinic is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for all eligible employees. Older employees or those at higher risk due to medical conditions may receive their vaccination during the 9-10 a.m. hour.

September 11, 2020

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was interviewed for a Sept. 11 Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network story, "ISU: U.S. ready to meet China's increasing import demand."

September 10, 2020

In order to minimize the risk of COVID-19, the Economics Department Help Room, 180 Heady Hall, has moved online. The Help Room is open to anyone needing help with classes or homework. Several links to the Help Room are located on the Undergraduate Program pages of the department website.

September 09, 2020

Several resources were shared with instructors last week from the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost:

September 09, 2020

Iowa State’s new COVID-19 testing site in Johnny’s in Hilton Coliseum opened  Sept. 8. The site will increase Iowa State’s test capability to 500 tests per day and will be open Monday-Friday (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.) and Saturday (8 a.m. – noon).

September 09, 2020

In a Sept. 4 letter to candidates for Fall 2020 graduation, President Wendy Wintersteen announced the decision to move Iowa State University’s Fall 2020 Commencement Ceremonies and College Convocations to a virtual format on Nov. 28, 2020, beginning at 10 a.m. at https://virtual.graduation.iastate.edu.

Read the letter.

September 09, 2020

Dr. Lee SchulzLee Schulz, associate professor, was interviewed for a Sept. 5 Daily Nonpareil story, "Hog market struggles likely to continue in Q4."

September 09, 2020

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed by Milli Legrain at Telemundo, in which she cited CARD's survey on the farmers’ trade perceptions about the trade war.

September 07, 2020

Dr. Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, university professor, was quoted in a Sept. 3 Des Moines Register article, " Nationwide is shedding a building in Des Moines. As working from home becomes routine, will others follow?"

September 07, 2020

David SwensonDavid Swenson, research scientist, was interviewed for a Sept. 6 Gazette article, "Damage from derecho could lead to economic 'spark' in Cedar Rapids."

September 03, 2020

CALS Colleagues – our campus community needs you.  

To meet the need for COVID-19 case managers and contact tracers, the university is asking for volunteers to break from their regular job responsibilities and serve in these important roles. Employees can choose to participate in this effort on a part-time basis while continuing their usual tasks or serve full-time if their capacity allows. This work can be done in the evenings and weekends. Students are not allowed to do this work.

September 03, 2020

David SwensonDavid Swenson, research scientist, had several recent media contacts:

John Steppe, Business Reporter, Cedar Rapids Gazette, about the kinds of economic impacts Cedar Rapids can expect as a result of the derecho.

September 03, 2020

Dr, Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, associate professor, wrote an article, "Filing crop insurance claims for derecho damage," which appeared in the Aug. 26 Wallaces Farmer online. 

September 01, 2020

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, gave a webinar, "Agricultural Transformations in China and its Global Trade Implications," on Aug. 31 presented by the U.S. Heartland China Association for their the Way Forward Series, which attracts about 180 participants.

August 27, 2020

David SwensonDavid Swenson, research scientist, had several recent media contacts:

Tom Cullen, Storm Lake Times, about the likelihood that the pandemic will result in some resettlement of rural areas.

August 27, 2020

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is excited to announce its first ever virtual Fall Convocation and Awards!

The virtual event will be aired at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8 as a YouTube premiere video. Faculty, staff and friends of the college can access the event by going to https://las.iastate.edu/faculty-convocation/

August 26, 2020

Chad Hart, Alejandro Plastina, Wendong Zhang

A panel consisting of Chad Hart, professor, Alejandro Plastina, associate professor, and Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, presented a webinar Aug. 25 on farm leasing.

The presentation was reported in an Aug. 26 Successful Farming article, "Iowa's 2021 farm profits to hinge on trade and gov't payments, economists say."

August 25, 2020

The ISU Sexual Misconduct Leadership Committee is seeking feedback on the new Title IX changes that went into effect Aug. 14 (new Title IX Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence and Stalking policy). We encourage you to send this information through your channels to faculty and staff, requesting responses by Sept. 18.

August 25, 2020

To: Members of the American Economic Association
From: Peter L. Rousseau, Secretary-Treasurer

August 25, 2020

UPDATE: Test Iowa clinic site to open in Story County (corrected start date)

A new Test Iowa clinic site is scheduled to open in Story County on Monday, August 31, 2020

The Story County Drive-thru Test Clinic will be located at the Iowa State University Research Center, 2503 South Loop Drive in Ames, and operated by Mary Greeley Medical Center. The site will be open for testing weekly on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

August 24, 2020

Student Activities staff knows that student organizations are a major contributor to the student experience at Iowa State, and we are here to support you as your organization starts to think critically and creatively about how to achieve your goals in the midst of COVID-19.

August 21, 2020

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, associate professor, was interviewed by Charity Nebbe for an Aug. 20 Talk of Iowa show, "Iowa Agriculture Facing A Number Of Economic Consequences From 2020 Derecho" on Iowa Public Radio.

August 20, 2020

Full-time tenured associate professors and professors are eligible to apply. Faculty split between two colleges should submit to the college in which they are tenured.

FY 2021 Bailey Research Career Development Award, Due Oct. 2, 2020

https://www.grantshub.iastate.edu/finding-funding/internal-funding-opportunities/#bailey

August 20, 2020

Dr. Alejandro Plastina, Dr. Wendong Zhang, Dr. Chad Hart, Dr. Lee SchulzAlejandro Plastina, associate professor, Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, and Chad Hart, professor, will present a webinar Aug. 25 to offer timely insight for the difficult issues facing Iowa farmland owners and tenants.

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