We have received the sad news that Ron Prescott, long-time employee of the Department of Economics, passed away on Saturday. Details of the visitation and service are included in the Ames Tribune
David Swenson, associate scientist, was a guest on the Trent Rice Show, KASI. They discussed the minimum wage and whether cities or counties will induce state actions.
New Publication: Wallace Huffman, "Issues in GM and Non-GM Coexistence: A United States Perspective." EuroChoices (Special Issue on GMO Coexistence) 15(April 2016): 69-73.
Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor, conducted another radio interview on Cash Rents. This time with Ken Anderson from Brownfield Radio Network based in Lincoln, Nebraska.
2016 AAEA Annual Meeting Travel Grants-Applications extended to May 27.
The AAEA Trust is accepting applications for Travel Grants for Graduate Students and Early Career Professionals attending the meeting July 31-August 2. These grants defray housing and transportation costs. The amount of the travel grant awarded will depend on a variety of factors, including: number of applications received, financial need of the applicant, and expected active participation in the Annual Meeting.
The Economics Department main office (260 and 266 Heady Hall) and the advising office (174 Heady) will participate in summer work hours, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, beginning Monday, May 9th. We will return to regular hours on Monday, August 15.
For faculty members that use Pivot and ORCiD: they are now syncing. Here is a link to more information. You have to put your ORCiD into your pivot profile. Which will update your pivot profile.
Drew Mogler, senior, won the Spring 2016 CALS Ag Business Leadership Excellence Award and gave the address at the college's spring convocation on May 7 at Hilton Coliseum.
Iowa State University student teams won the overall sweepstakes award among four-year institutions at the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Judging Conference April 14-16.
Senior Blake Heimann received the 2016 Barbara Mack Scholar Award in the Humanities or Social Sciences at the Phi Beta Kappa initiation this spring.
Michael Long, CARD systems analyst, has received the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences P&S Award for Excellence in Information Technology.
Seniors and honors students Sydney Elson and Kathlina Roat presented their posters at the University Honors poster session on Wednesday, April 27th at the Memorial Union.
Five economics students were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest nationwide liberal arts and sciences honor society. The organization honors students for the excellence and breadth of their undergraduate scholarly accomplishments.
Solidarity Microfinance, one of the Community Vitality Center's continuing projects, was mentioned in an article in the Des Moines Register.
Mark Edelman, professor, presented an Economic Development workshop seminar titled: "Capitalism Doesn't Work Without Capital: 3 Strategies for Assessing and Addressing Local Gaps and Opportunities"
Kevin Kimle, senior lecturer, has been given the ISU Award for Achievement in Economic Development in Iowa. The award is a reflection of his commitment to Iowa State, his professional reputation, and the esteem of his peers.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, was quoted in a story on coop mergers in the current Iowa Soybean Review.
The mentions are on pages 13, 14 and 15.
There will be a planned power outage affecting Heady Hall on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, from 5-9 pm.
John Lawrence, CALS associate dean, was quoted in an article for the April 20 issue of the Iowa Farm Bureau Spokesman.