Honors and awards

Caldwell honored for service in art education

Barbara Caldwell, associate professor of integrated studio arts and art education, received the 2014 Ziegfeld Service Award from the United States Society for Education through Art (USSEA). The award recognizes one professional art educator annually for outstanding and internationally recognized contributions to art education through exceptional achievement in scholarly writing, research, or professional or community service.

Godbey receives NEH grant

Emily Godbey, associate professor of art history, has received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to attend an NEH Institute for College and University Teachers this coming summer. Godbey is one of 25 college faculty members, graduate students and scholars of western U.S. history who will take part in the summer institute to study aspects of the federal government’s influence in this history.

Team wins Interior Design Educators Council award

The team of Lori Stone, associate professor of interior design; Lee Cagley, professor and chair of interior design; Alison Reich, academic adviser in the College of Design; Nora Ladjahasan, associate scientist with the Institute for Design Research and Outreach; and Abigail Lundquist, senior in psychology, won Best Presentation Scholarship of Design Research at the Interior Design Educators Council 2014 Annual Conference in New Orleans. They won the award for their paper on "Predicting Success of Interior Design Alumni as an Assessment of the Curriculum: Post-graduation Years 1-10."

Ebbers receives national leadership award

Larry Ebbers, University Professor in the School of Education, will receive the Leadership Award from the American Association of Community Colleges on April 5 at the group's annual convention. The national award recognizes individuals for outstanding accomplishments and professional contributions to the community college field. Ebbers established the Leadership Institute for a New Century in 1989 to develop leadership skills and opportunities in community colleges for women and minorities, as well as the Community College Leadership Initiative Consortium, a management program for community college administrators.

Sturm receives Global Music Award

Jonathan Sturm, professor of music, has received a silver medal for Outstanding Achievement in the Instrumental Performance Solo Category and a bronze medal in the music video category of the 2014 Global Music Awards competition for his recent 2-CD plus DVD release Fire and Romance.

Global Music Awards  is an international music competition that brings attention to artists who traditionally are underrepresented by mass media and big box retailers.

Ellis teaching in Malta as Fulbright Scholar

Timothy Ellis, associate professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, is teaching February-June 2014 at the University of Malta in the Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program teaching exchange. He was recognized by the U.S. Ambassador to Malta during a Feb. 14 reception. 

Gschneidner wins Acta Materialia Materials and Society Award

Karl A. Gschneidner Jr., senior metallurgist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, was presented the 2014 Acta Materialia Materials and Society Award on February 18. The award honors scientists who have made a major positive impact on society through materials science.

Hill named to Council for Chemical Research

James Hill, University Professor of chemical and biological engineering at Iowa State University, was recently named to the 2014 Council for Chemical Research Governing Board of Directors. The 8-member board comprises academic, industry and government experts in U.S. chemistry-related science and engineering.

Stanley earns NSF Career Award

Levi Stanley, ISU chemistry, is the recipient of the National Science Foundation 2014 Career Award. The NSF Career Award is the Foundation’s most prestigious award in support of junior faculty.

Griffiths earns NEH fellowship

Paul Griffiths, ISU history, has earned a highly competitive yearlong fellowship from the National Endowment of Humanities (NEH) – a $50,400 grant that will allow him to further pursue the topic by completing a new book. The fellowship ranks Griffiths, an Iowa State University history professor, in the top tier of his discipline.

Cavazos earns Poetry Society of America Fellowship

Xavier Cavazos, ISU English instructor and recent grad of ISU’s MFA program in Creative Writing and Environment, received a Poetry Society of America National Chapbook Fellowship Award. Poet Thomas Sayers Ellis selected Cavazos’ manuscript, “Barbarian at the Gate,” as part of the Poetry Society of America’s New American Poets Chapbook Series. The chapbook launches with readings in April at the City University of New York Graduate Center Chapbook Festival and in Arizona at the Tucson Poetry Festival.

Anderson receives TMS Application to Practice Award

Iver Anderson, senior metallurgist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory and adjunct professor in ISU Materials Science and Engineering, has been chosen as a recipient of the 2014 Application to Practice Award by TMS, the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society. The award is given to a person who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in transferring research in metallurgy and materials into commercial production and practical use as a representative of an industrial, academic, governmental, or technical organization.

Xin recognized as industry workhorse

Hongwei Xin, associate chair for research and director of the Egg Industry Center was named USPOULTRY’s Workhorse of the Year during the International Poultry Expo, part of the 2014 International Production & Processing Expo. The poultry industry’s most esteemed honor is given annually by USPOULTRY in recognition of dedicated service and valuable leadership given to the Association and poultry industry.

Advancing One Community Awards recipients announced

Each January, Iowa State recognizes individuals and groups who have followed the principles established by Martin Luther King Jr. through the Advancing One Community Awards. Recipients of this award demonstrate a commitment to King's principles and goals over a sustained period of time through nonviolent actions to create an inclusive multicultural community, and/or bring about systemic change aimed at reducing injustice and inequity at Iowa State. The 2014 Advancing One Community Awards recipients are:

  • Student: Presha Kardile, senior
  • Organization: Black Graduate Student Association
  • Faculty/staff: Connie Hargrave, associate professor, School of Education

The award winners will be recognized at the Martin Luther King Jr. legacy convocation on Jan. 23 (3:30 p.m., MU Sun Room).

Ginder inducted into hall of fame

Roger Ginder, emeritus professor in economics, was inducted into the Nebraska Cooperative Council Hall of Fame. Ginder was instrumental in creating and delivering a model Director Certification Program for cooperative directors in Iowa and Nebraska. More than 1,540 cooperative directors from Nebraska have graduated from the DCP since its beginnings in 1978.

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