Newsletter - January 3, 2017


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P&S Council
Clayton Johnson

January Professional and Scientific Council Meeting

Thursday, January 5 at 2:10 p.m. - Gallery Room - Memorial Union


Please join us for the Professional and Scientific Council meeting. All P&S employees are welcome to attend.



Tuition Reimbursement Program

Applications are currently being accepted for the Tuition Reimbursement Program for the spring 2017 semester!


Have you thought about continuing your education? Eligible Professional and Scientific employees are allowed to take up to four college credits per semester and be completely reimbursed for the cost of tuition! Information about the program, as well as application instructions, is available online here.


The application deadline for spring 2017 classes is January 6, 2017. More information about the Tuition Reimbursement Program (including ways your Professional and Scientific Council has impacted this program recently) is available online here.



New! University Award for Inclusive Excellence


This award recognizes faculty and Professional and Scientific staff for their commitment to inclusion initiatives and for advancing the University's mission of diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Any Iowa State University faculty or staff member can nominate someone for the award. Many faculty and staff awards are submitted through the colleges; however, this award does not require college-level vetting.


Nominations must be submitted to the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost by February 10, 2017. Find more information here. Questions may be emailed to the Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion.



Cultivate Your Adventure From Initiating to Innovating: Register Today!

Professional and Scientific Council Professional Development Conference-February 28, 2017


The Professional and Scientific Council Professional Development Conference registration is now open! Register today to receive the early bird registration fee of $80! The conference will offer inspiration and motivation through 32 sessions that focus on cultivating your professional - as well as personal - life. The regular registration rate will be $95 after January 31, and registration will close on February 10.


We hope you will join us for an entire day dedicated to your professional development!



P&S Staff Spotlight

Alyssa Mittleider, Academic Adviser II, Mechanical Engineering


Alyssa Mittleider, Academic Adviser II in Mechanical Engineering, successfully balances a multitude of responsibilities including advising over 300 students, teaching ENGR 101, and coordinating the Mechanical Engineering Learning Community. Alyssa is commended for developing a welcome back event for Mechanical Engineering students - a first event of its kind for her department. The event was so successful that it has become an annual event. Alyssa also researched and developed a new curriculum for an ENGR 101 course that will better serve transfer students. Learn more about Alyssa here.


Your Professional and Scientific council members are here to represent you. The names and contact information for all Council Members can be found here.