Amani Elobeid, adjunct assistant professor, has accepted the role of Principles of Economics Coordinator. This new position was proposed by the Ad Hoc Committee to Review Principles of Economics Instruction in order to review the principles of economics instruction (ECON 101 and 102), identify ways to document performance, and recommend improvements in content, structure and organization of the courses.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused huge numbers of employees of restaurants, grocery stores, and food manufacturers to seek employment in other industries or leave the workforce altogether according to research by John Winters, associate professor.
2020 Spring UPDATE newsletter available online.
Lisa Stephany, ECON pre-award coordinator, will be out of the office from June 18 through June 26. If you are planning to apply for funding or are in need of any pre-award services while she is out, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and one of the CARES Team members will be able to assist you.
Wallace “Wally” Edgar Huffman, of Ames, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has announced the official launch of LAS Connect, an online student/alumni mentoring platform for the college.
In an effort to complete classes on campus, Iowa State University’s fall semester will start a week early and wrap up the day before Thanksgiving.
“We are making every effort to maximize in-person learning and the student learning experiences that are a defining characteristic of an Iowa State education,” said President Wendy Wintersteen. “Adjusting the calendar will allow us to complete the semester before Thanksgiving and minimize the potential spread of COVID-19 due to holiday travel.”
Peter Orazem, university professor, was interviewed for a June 9 Marketplace story, " It's official: We're in a Recession."
A report written by John Winters, associate professor, "What You Make Depends on Where You Live: College Earnings Across States and Metropolitan Areas," was cited in a June 8 Wall Street Journal op ed piece, "The Unequal American City."
Grad student Seung Jin Cho and his wife, Mihye Jang, welcomed a baby son, Mason Suho Cho, to their family on June 5th at 4:08 p.m. He weighed 7 lb 14.5 oz and measured 19.5 in. long. Baby Mason joins his big sister Leah Cho. Congratulations!
The Georgeanne Artz Memorial Travel fund is now posted and open for donations. Here is the link that summarizes the award, which is located under the "Special Purpose Funds" on the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association website.
David Swenson, associate scientist, has had several recent interviews:
Keri Jacobs, associate professor, presented (May 26) and moderated (June 2) workshop sessions for a series co-developed with the Iowa Institute for Cooperatives.
Tiffany Poen, a junior in agricultural business and international agriculture and recipient of the Dwight and Marilyn Conover Leadership Scholarship, was supposed to be in Olathe, Kansas, this summer for a marketing internship at John Deere, where she was excited to experience a new city and make new friends.
From Kristi Darr, University Human Resources:
Chad Hart, associate professor, was interviewed in a May 29 Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network story, "Agricultural producers may now apply for coronavirus-related funding."
The end of the fiscal year is once again quickly approaching, and with it our first year-end close in Workday. To ensure compliance with state and federal reporting requirements and timely preparation of financial statements, please complete any outstanding actions remaining in your Workday inbox prior to noon on Thursday, June 25.
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Each year, the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, invites around 25 scholars to be in residence for the full academic year to pursue their own research. The 2021-2022 theme will be “Political Mobilizations and Social Movements.”
Applications must be submitted through the Institute's online application system, which opens in June and can be found on our application page.
Each year, the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association chooses an outstanding cattle operation to nominate for the regional award. The 2020 Iowa Environmental Stewardship Program Award Winners are the Cass County Euken-Myers family, including Michelle (Euken) Myers (’09 ag business) and Steve Myers (’10 ag business).
While they aren't being invited to experience a beautiful campus this June, thousands of incoming Cyclones will take a step closer when they begin their student orientation next week online. The new student programs staff, led by director Sarah Merrill, has organized several hours worth of orientation modules students can complete at their own speed. New students will receive an email June 1 inviting them to begin their transition to Iowa State.