The future of community colleges is dependent on the foundation set by the leaders of yesterday and today. With nearly 150 years of higher education experience between them, Larry Ebbers, Gunder Myran and Jerry Sue Thornton have helped to usher community colleges into the modern age and to prepare them for the future. They will be recognized with the national Leadership Award from the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) at the 94th AACC Annual Convention on Saturday, April 5 at the event’s opening session.
Gallagher, a Ph.D. student in the School of Education, will serve a two-year term starting in February 2015 on the book review committee for notable trade books in social studies.
Anne Estapa—Early Achievement in Outreach
Mari Kemis—P&S Distinguished Achievement in Administration
Carl Smith—Career Achievement in Research Award
Amy Hutchison—-Early Achievement in Research Award
Larysa Nadolny—-Early Achievement in Teaching
Dan Robinson—-Faculty Award for Diversity Enhancement
Friends and alumni are cordially invited to a retirement reception honoring Dr. Dan Robinson’s 42 years of service at Iowa State and NASPA. [View invitation]
NASPA Annual Conference 2014
Monday, March 17, 2014
9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hilton, Key Ballroom
Another reception at Iowa State University will be held on May 1, 2014. Further details will be announced later.
Jan Friedel , as the co-author of the report Leveraging Federal Funding Streams to Build Rural Economies, was invited to participate in the Rural Community College Alliance’s visit to the White House and to other federal agency officials on Feb. 11- 12,2014. The group met with the White House Domestic Policy Staff’s Rural Council at the White House to discuss the importance and challenges of our nation’s rural communities and their community colleges. Jan participated discussions with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Secretary Tom Vilsack at their respective agency buildings; and also met with representatives from the Department of Labor, and the Association of Rural Electrical Cooperatives.
Hutchison, an assistant professor in the School of Education, will receive the award April 3 from the American Educational Research Association (AERA)’s special interest group for Technology as an Agent of Change in Teaching and Learning (TACTL).
Congratulations to all of our CHS students who were leaders of this year’s Iowa State Dance Marathon and raised $427,350.17 for kids in the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital through Children’s Miracle Network. Kudos to general co-director Jessica Pearce in kinesiology; committee members Jill Zibrowski in kinesiology, Stephanie Tigges in elementary education, and Sadie Oakland in dietetics; and adviser Scott Broady in education.
Aja Holmes, a doctoral student in the SOE, will receive the President’s Award at next week’s Ames NAACP Banquet.
The Advancing One Community Award recognizes students, faculty, staff, and campus organizations that demonstrate their commitment to foster inclusive environments, and promote justice and equity at Iowa State University.
Dr. Ana-Paula Corriea, Dr. Ann Thompson, and Dr. Evrin Baran (ISU alumni) received the AECT (Association for Educational Communications and Technology) Division of Distance Learning Best Journal Article Award with the article:
Baran, E., & Correia, A.-P. & Thompson, A. (2013). Tracing successful online teaching in higher education: Voices of exemplary online teachers. Teachers College Record, 115(3), p.-. Retrieved from https://www.tcrecord.org/library/abstract.asp?contentid=16896
The Distance Learning Journal Article Award is presented to honor the author of an outstanding journal article, published within the past three years, that describes best practices in distance education or research on an important aspect of distance education. The award is presented by the AECT Division of Distance Learning (DDL) with generous sponsorship by Information Age Publishing (IAP).
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