Faculty, if you have ever considered higher education administration (yes, you too could be a chair someday) this brown bag lunch may be of interest. Or perhaps you just want more evidence for why you don’t want to do one of these jobs.
Faculty Brown Bag Lunch: The Gritty Truth of Higher Education Administration: Discerning Your Path
Feb. 22, 2019
At its January 22 meeting, the Faculty Senate passed three items, two of which are Faculty Handbook changes.
Faculty, graduate and postdoc students are invited to apply for the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps program.
The four-week program, which starts on Feb. 27, focuses on building entrepreneurship skills and bringing innovative ideas to the public. The Office of the Vice President for Research is sponsoring the program.
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research is accepting applications for its 2019 Fellowship Program. Cohort members will be together for three years as they continue through their graduate program.
Students can compete in either of two categories: Stipend plus Professional Development awards (deadline is Feb. 15) or Professional Development only awards (deadline is April 15).
AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State University classes will be canceled and university offices closed all day Tuesday, Jan. 29, through noon Thursday, Jan. 31, due to predicted record wind chills. Only essential staff -- including police, food service, security, power plant, animal care, critical maintenance, and snow and ice removal -- should report to work. Supervisors should contact their employees regarding their individual schedules.
Becky Johnson, department secretary, celebrated 45 years with Iowa State University on May 23, 2018. She started working in the animal science department days after her graduation in 1973. A year later she moved to the economics department and has been here ever since.
Dermot Hayes, professor, was quoted in several media outlets on a trade agreement between the United States and the European Union. The European Commission today issued draft negotiating mandates to EU member states that doesn't include talks on agriculture.
The New York Times' "Overlooked" obituary series, which profiles Americans who were not appropriately celebrated in the pages of the Times at the time of their passing, this week brought readers the incredible story of Isabelle Kelley (MS '40 econ), 1917-1997.
ISU recently introduced OKTA as the tool for logging into most university applications online. Starting March 1, 2019 you will be required to begin using multi-factor authentication to access these applications. This means doing more than simply providing your user name and password.
Please note that OKTA requires that you have installed the most recent version of MS Outlook. If you have not updated Outlook on your computer/phone you should probably consult with Christopher of Mike before proceeding.
Jeff and Adriana Valcu-Lisman are the parents of son Connor Theodore Lisman, born Jan. 4, 2019, at 12:21 p.m. The newest Lisman weighs 6 lb. 10 oz. and measures 20 in. long. Congratulations to the proud parents!
David Swenson, associate scientist, spoke with several media outlets this week:
Peter Orazem, professor, was one of five speakers who participated in the 11th Annual Economics Humor Session in Honor of Caroline Postelle Clotfelter at the American Economic Association meetings Jan. 5, 2019, in Atlanta.
Ebby Luvaga, senior lecturer, left Iowa Dec. 28, 2018 to lead a group of 17 CALS students on a study abroad trip to Panama, a trip she's been conducting since 1999.
Ghana Health and Education Initiative (GHEI) is offering an international volunteer opportunity for students next summer in Ghana.