Thursday, June 17 2004
Davis named CIO at Iowa State University
James Davis, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and interim director of Iowa State's Office
of Academic Information Technologies (AIT), will become the university's chief information officer and director of
Provost Ben Allen announced Davis' appointment to a three-year, renewable term. His charge will be to oversee information technology services, special projects and new initiatives for the university. The leadership position is expected to result in greater coordination among the university's technology units, some long-term cost savings and increased IT alignment with Iowa State's strategic goals.
Pamela White, food scientist and interim dean of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences will participate in a Congressional briefing June 17 titled "Farming at the Mercy of Fad Diets."
Ricardo Salvador will lead ISU Honors program
Ricardo Salvador, associate professor of agronomy at Iowa State University, has been named interim faculty director of the ISU Honors Program, effective July 1.
C-4 tours on June 18
A free public tour day at the Virtual Reality Applications Center's C-4 facility in Black Engineering is Friday, June 18. Tours (for up to 15 people) are 30 minutes long and may be scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon. To schedule a tour, contact VRAC, 4-3092.
Schwennsen voted AIA president-elect
Kate Schwennsen has been elected first vice president/president-elect of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). She will be AIA president in 2006. Schwennsen is associate dean of the College of Design at Iowa State and an associate professor of architecture. She has held several leadership positions in AIA and is a former president of AIA Iowa. Schwennsen earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from Iowa State.
Engineering students place in national bridge-building competition
A team of 25 Iowa State University engineering students recently placed eighth overall at the annual National Student Steel Bridge Competition, sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction and the American Society of Civil Engineers. It was Iowa State's highest overall placing ever at the national competition.