Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, was interviewed by the Farm Journal for their daily broadcast program that aired June 17 and 18. The program was on consolidation of agricultural cooperatives.
The Board of Regents has approved a new phased retirement program. You can find additional information here: http://www.hr.iastate.edu/benefits/retiree-life/phased-retirement. Below is a brief summary description.
The Board of Regents (BOR) approved a new phased retirement policy for the regents system to replace the one that ended on June 30, 2017. The replacement provides one- and two-year phased options.
The Board of Regents Tuition Task Force has announced dates and times for four public stakeholder meetings. The Tuition Task Force was established this year by the Board to facilitate a public discussion examining core issues and strategies central to the process of setting tuition at Iowa’s public universities.
Ron Deiter, professor, gave an invited presentation entitled “An Economic Update on the NCAA and Collegiate Sports” to the Ames Lions Club July 13, 2017.
As I complete my 16th semester at Iowa State University, I can’t help but reflect at the simple power of bringing good people together.
The Spring 2017 Department of Economics Alumni Newsletter Update is now available online.
Mary Holz-Clause, ('09 agricultural education) has been named chancellor of University of Minnesota Crookston. Dr. Holz-Clause’s appointment is effective June 30, 2017, pending approval by the University of Minnesota Board of Regents.
Phil Harris ('73 economics), an emeritus professor of agricultural and applied economics at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, has joined Iowa State University’s Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation as a visiting professor.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, conducted a webinar for the Iowa Communications Alliance titled, “Managing Equity and Growing Value in an Uncertain Environment” on June 27.
USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has created an AFRI Funded Projects webpage. The Agricultural and Food Research Initiative program supports research, education and extension work important to the U.S. food and agricultural sector.
David Swenson, associate scientist, was a guest on KASI Radio’s “The Trent Rice Show” to talk about tight labor markets and why that is, in fact, a good thing.
Ron Deiter, professor, gave a presentation entitled “Two Fun Economic Pricing Games Are In Your Future” on June 28 and again on June 29 to participants attending the annual Iowa 4-H Conference on campus.
Diana McLaughlin, administrative specialist, retires Friday, July 7, 2017, after more than 44 years of service to Iowa State University.
As of June 27, Iowa State’s GoldSheet system has a new way to categorize research.
ISU scholars are engaged in research that stretches across all disciplines at Iowa State. This broad spectrum of research often leads to the Board of Regents, legislators, stakeholders, media and others asking how much of Iowa State’s research falls into which area of research.
Darrin Rahn ('12 ag bus) will be returning to campus in July 2017 for the George Washington Carver Internship program and to be featured in the CALS diversity video.
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.