2012-2013 Events, Lectures, and Presentations

Celebrating Women Veterans

Wednesday, April 10, 2013, Memorial Union
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., South Ballroom:  "Brunch: Honoring our Female Veterans"
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.:  Miyolo Kikaji shares her story of serving in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Coming into Your Own - Dr. Nancy Irlbeck

Friday, March 8, 2013, 9:00 AM in 1204 Kildee Hall, Ensminger Room. Dr. Irlbeck is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Colorado State University. In that position, Dr. Irlbeck is responsible for “anything” academic involving students, curriculum, and teaching! Her greatest passion is the student, who she says are the most powerful people on campus! She works to recruit future students, support current students, and maintain a relationship with our graduates. Nancy fervently believes in the future of agriculture!  Originally from Iowa, she is an animal nutritionist by training – a comparative animal nutritionist – working with food animals, companion animals, and exotic animal species. She received a B.S. in animal sciences and an M.S. in animal nutrition from Iowa State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alumni of Excellence Series.

I Wish Someone Had Told Me That: Women Pursuing Professional Careers - Panel Discussion

Monday, February 18, 2013, 2:00 PM in 368A Heady Hall. Three panelists share how they have handled the pressures and problems of balancing a career and family. Jennifer Roback Morse served as a research fellow for Stanford University’s Hoover Institution from 1997 to 2005. She writes about the family and the free society. Her books include the Love and Economics: Why the Laissez-Faire Family Doesn’t Work. Kristen Constant is Wilkinson Professor of Interdisciplinary Engineering and chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Iowa State. Alexia Campbell Hoffman is a post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology at Iowa State, working with Dr. Basil Nikolau. Part of the Women in STEM Series.

Exercise for Success in School and Career - Adele Diamond

Thursday, November 29, 2012, 8:00 PM in Sun Room, Memorial Union. A leader in the field of developmental cognitive neuroscience, Adele Diamond studies the part of our brain that controls core mental processes important for problem solving, negotiation, and reasoning. She will discuss the social, emotional and cognitive aspects of physical activity and their importance to professional success. 

A Killer in the Dark - Documentary & Discussion

Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 7:00 PM in South Ballroom, Memorial Union. A Killer in the Dark is a documentary showing what life is like for those fearful of contracting malaria, a preventable disease that kills an estimated 800,000 people each year. The film highlights the work of Imagine No Malaria, a ministry affiliated with the United Methodist Church in Africa. A representative from the organization will be joined by Lyric Bartholomay, Iowa State associate professor of medical entomology, for a post-film discussion and Q&A. 

Two Workshops presented by Association for Women in Science:

Thursday, September 27, 2012, 9:00-11:30 AM in 1204 Kildee Hall, Ensminger Room. Importance of Mentoring Relationships The focus of this Mentoring program is two-fold: (1) For mentors - how to prepare to be an effective mentor, (2) For mentees - how to use mentors in terms of your own professional development.

Thursday, September 27, 2012, 1:30-4:00 PM in 1204 Kildee Hall, Ensminger Room. Improving Work-Life Satisfaction The goal of the work-life satisfaction program is to give individuals in STEM the tools they need to achieve personal work-life satisfaction and thereby facilitate sustainable engagement and success in their jobs.

As a Woman in Science: Living a National Challenge and a Personal Story - Beate Schmittmann

Thursday, September 20, 2012, 5:30 PM in South Ballroom, Memorial Union. Beate Schmittmann, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at ISU. Professor Beate Schmittmann joined Iowa State as dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in April. Prior to that she was a member of the physics faculty at Virginia Tech, serving as the department chair since 2006. As a leader of Virginia Tech's ADVANCE program, she was instrumental in effecting policy and climate change for all faculty, and especially for women in science and engineering. 

The Yellow Rose of Suffrage -A one woman play performed by Jane Cox

Sunday, August 26, 2012, 2:00 PM in Ames City Auditorium, 520 6th St. The Yellow Rose of Suffrage is a one-woman play about Carrie Chapman Catt, an 1880 graduate of Iowa State who devoted thirty-three years of her life to the women’s suffrage movement. Jane Cox did her undergraduate work at Iowa State University and has now been on the ISU faculty for over twenty years. Her one woman shows have been performed in over twenty states as well as the Kennedy Center, and the Smithsonian.