Honors and awards

Anderson receives social psychology honor

Craig Anderson, Distinguished Professor of psychology, received the 2017 Kurt Lewin Award for his work on aggression and media violence. The award, presented by The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, is named for the late Kurt Lewin, a pioneer in the science of group dynamics. Anderson and former ISU professor Brad Bushman were recognized at the society's conference in June. The award honors outstanding contributions to the development and integration of psychological research and social action.

Jolly named to hall of fame

Dean of Human Sciences Laura Jolly was inducted with the third class into the School of Education's hall of fame at the University of Mississippi. Jolly's bachelor's degree is from the university.

Marcketti receives asssociation award

Sara Marcketti, professor in the apparel, events and hospitiality management department, has received the 2017 Elva Davies Research Award from the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Iowa affiliate, for contributions to the discipline's information base.

Patience receives Swisher Award

John Patience, professor in animal science, received the John B. Swisher Annual Leadership Award at the JBS United reception at the World Pork Expo on June 7. The award is presented to an individual who exemplifies extraordinary leadership qualities and who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the swine industry.

Sato named speaker of the year

Yuko Sato, assistant professor of veterinary diagnostic and production animal medicine, was named a 2017 Speaker of the Year by North American Veterinary Conference attendees. Sato was one of five 2017 NAVC Speakers of the Year award, and the only one recognized in the the exotics section. More than 350 nationally renowned veterinary speakers spoke at the annual Orlando conference representing more than 1,200 different sessions. 

Exemplary faculty mentors recognized

Seventeen ISU faculty were honored on May 3 for their exemplary service as mentors to other faculty members in a program coordinated for nearly 20 years in the provost's office. The mentors are:

  • Matthew Darr, associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering
  • Heather Flaherty, senior lecturer of veterinary pathology
  • Joey George, John D. DeVries Endowed Chair in Business and professor of supply chain and information systems
  • Anna Johnson, associate professor of animal science
  • Richard LeSar, professor of materials science and engineering
  • Surya Mallapragada, Distinguished Professor of chemical and biological engineering and Carol Vohs Johnson Chair in Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Sara Marcketti, professor of apparel, events and hospitality management
  • Greg Miller, professor of agricultural education and studies
  • Hridesh Rajan, Kingland Professor of Data Analytics and professor of computer science
  • Eulanda Sanders, Donna R. Danielson Professorship in Textiles and Clothing and professor of apparel, events and hospitality management
  • Matthew Sivils, professor of English
  • James Summers, associate professor of management
  • Judy Vance, Joseph C. and Elizabeth A. Anderlik Professorship in the College of Engineering and professor of mechanical engineering
  • Mike Wannemuehler, professor and chair of veterinary microbiology and preventive medicine
  • Susan Wohlsdorf-Arendt, professor of apparel, events and hospitality management
  • Timothy Wolters, associate professor of history
  • Kimberly Zarecor, associate professor of architecture

Soy-based wax wins innovation award

A less expensive, soy-based alternative to carnauba wax developed at Iowa State has received the National Innovation Award at the TechConnect World Innovation Conference this week. The technology was developed by professor Tong Wang and post doc Tao Fei in the food science and human nutrition department. Carnauba wax is used in many foods, cosmetics and household products, from lipstick to car wax.

Learning Communities program presents 2017 awards

Awards honoring individuals and teams for their extraordinary contributions to learning communities at Iowa State were presented at the 19th Annual Learning Communities Institute on May 8. This year's winners:

  • Cinzia Cervato (geological and atmospheric sciences), Corly Brooke Learning Community Advocate Award
  • Chemical Engineering Learning Community team, Outstanding Innovations Award
  • Chuck Achter (School of Education), Learning Community Champion Award
  • Darlene Fratzke (apparel, events and hospitality management), Learning Community Champion Award
  • Amber Kargol (food science and human nutrition), Learning Community Collaborator Award
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Career Services Office, Learning Community Partner Award
  • Mark Chidister (art and visual culture), Brooke and Gruenewald Learning Community Exemplary Service Award

Golemo receives Distinguished Service to Music medal

Michael Golemo, professor of music and director of bands, received the Distinguished Service to Music medal from the Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity. This is the organization’s highest honor. The medal was presented on March 31, in recognition of Golemo's service, leadership and success ans an educator and conductor.

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