Honors and awards
Harms receives national service award
Cory Harms, director of procurement services, received a Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Educational Procurement. The award recognizes members who have provided extraordinary service to their institutions, the higher education community, NAEP or the purchasing profession.
Gleason elected vice president of national society
Mark Gleason, professor of plant pathology and microbiology, was elected incoming vice president for the American Phytopathological Society. He will assume the role later this summer; the position is a four-year commitment. Gleason eventually will serve as president of APS.
Eisman receives NEH fellowship
April Eisman, art historian and associate professor of art and visual culture, has received a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship to spend the 2018-2019 academic year doing research in Germany. Eisman will use the yearlong fellowship to complete her second book, “Angela Hampel: A Contemporary Artist in East Germany,” and begin work on a third book project.
ISU makes continental "best fleet" list
ISU transportation services has been named to the 2018 "100 Best Fleets in North America" list, which recognizes top-performing vehicle fleets among North American cities, counties, airports and other public entities. Iowa State is tied for 27th place with the city of Moline, Illinois, and ranks highest among just six universities on the list. Fleet services are assessed on 12 criteria. Iowa State made the list for the first time in 2016 and was an Honorable Mention last year.