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Janet Anderson-Hsieh, Professor Emerita of English, honored for establishing a scholarship

On November 3, faculty and alumni gathered in the Troxel Hall Atrium for a recognition ceremony to thank Janet Anderson-Hsieh, professor emerita of English, for establishing the Janet Anderson-Hsieh, PhD, Graduate Scholarship in Applied Linguistics.  The Department of English chair, Volker Hegelheimer, gave the introductory remarks. Febriana Lestari is the inaugural recipient of the award.  … Continue reading Janet Anderson-Hsieh, Professor Emerita of English, honored for establishing a scholarship

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Ames-based Flyway Books publishes its first book, the whimsical ‘A Moo Cow Came Traveling’

Ronna Faaborg Ames Tribune Published 3:14 p.m. CT Nov. 6, 2021 A national literary journal published by Iowa State’s English Department has spun-off a book publisher, Flyway Books, which is celebrating its first imprint — a children’s book titled “A Moo Cow Came Traveling.” “Flyway: Journal of Writing & Environment” has been publishing poems, stories and essays … Continue reading Ames-based Flyway Books publishes its first book, the whimsical ‘A Moo Cow Came Traveling’

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Jennifer Knox & Emma Murray have been awarded American Rescue Plan Grants through the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs.

“From Council Bluffs to Davenport and Mason City to Centerville, the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs today announced it is awarding more than $1.5 million in grants for the return of the state’s arts, culture, history and creative sector by supporting arts and cultural jobs and programming in the humanities. In total, 236 individuals and … Continue reading Jennifer Knox & Emma Murray have been awarded American Rescue Plan Grants through the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs.

Anne Kretsinger-Harries, Katie Fulton, and Claire Kruesel earn QM Certification for Speech Communication 212

Quality Matters (QM) is a national, faculty-centered, peer-review process for assessing and improving the quality of online courses.  QM-certified courses have strong learning outcomes, a navigable online environment, a clear plan for instructor presence and communication, and effective alignment of course goals, assignments, and instructional materials.  Speech Communication 212 (Fundamentals of Public Speaking) received a … Continue reading Anne Kretsinger-Harries, Katie Fulton, and Claire Kruesel earn QM Certification for Speech Communication 212

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The library’s quest to fill gaps and perspectives in Iowa State’s history

For more than 50 years, the University Library has collected thousands of materials from students, faculty and staff. Scrapbooks, photographs, meeting minutes and stories give us a glimpse into our history as Cyclones. Still, this storied past paints an incomplete picture. Through initiatives such as Tracing Race at Iowa State and collection expansion efforts, the … Continue reading The library’s quest to fill gaps and perspectives in Iowa State’s history

Moo Cow Book Launch Jamboree

ISU-based environmental journal, Flyway: Journal of Writing & Environment, to launch magical illustrated book about a flying cow for readers of all ages at Ames Public Library on November 7. In March of 2020, the editorial staff of Flyway: Journal of Writing & Environment met in Ross Hall on the ISU campus to discuss the … Continue reading Moo Cow Book Launch Jamboree

November 7, 2021, 2:00-3:00pm | Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave, Ames, IA
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CELT Teaching Talks: The Use of Communication (Jenny Aune)

One of our faculty members, Jenny Aune, will be facilitating a CELT Teaching Talks session next week. Dr. Aune will be sharing her insights teaching a communication course with the theme of nature of science and scientific thinking. More specifically, she will share her experiences using nonfiction and podcasts to teach students about communication in … Continue reading CELT Teaching Talks: The Use of Communication (Jenny Aune)