News from Campus – Fall 2015
CURTISS RENOVATIONS EARN ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS
Two Curtiss Hall renovation projects have earned Iowa State its 10th and 11th LEED® certifications. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ student services mall, completed in July; and Harl Commons, completed in September 2013, each achieved LEED Gold certification. The LEED ratings for Curtiss Hall are the University’s first for interior renovations.
STUDENT WINS GLOBAL INNOVATION CHALLENGE
Hanyu Yangcheng, graduate student in food science and human nutrition, won first place at the Institute of Food Technologists Global Student Innovation Challenge. Yangcheng created KIK, a food stabilizer system that has the potential to revolutionize dairy products by making them taste and feel better and last longer.
ROASTERIE COFFEE FOUNDER PRESENTS DEAL LECTURE
The owner and founder of The Roasterie Coffee, Inc., Danny O’Neill, presented the 2015 William K. Deal Endowed Leadership Lecture Oct. 7 at Iowa State. William Deal (‘58 agricultural and life sciences education) established the lecture series to help prepare future leaders and innovators. O’Neill’s presentation, “How Baling Hay Prepared Me to Become the Coffee ‘Bean Baron,’” is available online.
WINTERSTEEN A PPOINTED TO THIRD TERM
Dean Wendy Wintersteen (’88 PhD entomology) has been appointed to a new five-year term. Over the past five years she managed record enrollment growth each year while also growing sponsored funding and philanthropic support, and increasing student diversity.
CALS STUDENTS WIN BIG ACROSS THE BOARDS
- Phi Tau Sigma (honor society of food and technology)—student chapter of the year, Institute of Food Technologists
- Agricultural Business Club—outstanding student chapter in the nation, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association
- Livestock Judging Team—third place, overall honors, National Barrow Show
- Soils Judging Team—second place team and second place overall, Region Five Collegiate Soil Judging Contest
GAUL RECEIVES FACULTY-STAFF INSPIRATION AWARD
Mike Gaul (’86 MS horticulture), director of CALS Career Services, received a 2015 Faculty-Staff Inspiration Award from the ISU Alumni Association on May 29. The award was established for alumni to recognize current or former faculty or staff members who had a significant influence during their student experience. Bethany Olson (’14 agricultural business, international agriculture) provided remarks at the ceremony and ISU Alumni Association chief executive officer Jeff Johnson presented the award. Gaul was nominated by Kelli Cameron (’02 agricultural and life sciences education).
CARGILL PARTNERS WITH GLOBAL RESOURCE SYSTEMS
Cargill has provided a $485,500 gift to the Global Resource Systems (GRS) program to enhance student recruitment, support faculty and award four new Cargill GRS Scholarships. CALS grad Todd Hall (’82 animal science), senior vice president of Cargill, visited campus in September to kick off the partnership and visit with GRS students.
- Chester Britt, professor and chair, Department of Sociology
- David Freeman (’08 food science), program manager, Center for Crops Utilization Research, Iowa State University City of Cedar Rapids partnership
- Kevin Keener, director, Center for Crops Utilization Research and BioCentury Research Farm
- Joshua Rosenbloom, professor and chair, Department of Economics