Newsletter - April 5, 2017 


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P&S Council
Clayton Johnson

April Professional and Scientific Council Meeting

Thursday, April 6 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.



CYtation Awards Recognize Employees


Congratulations to the 2016 Professional and Scientific Council CYtation Awards recipients! Fifty Professional and Scientific staff were recognized for their outstanding contributions to Iowa State University in a ceremony on Thursday, March 23. 


A full list of the 16 individual CYtation Award winners (including the Woodin CYtation Award and Outstanding New Professional and Scientific Council Member CYtation Award recipients), and four team winners can be found on the Professional and Scientific Council's website.


Kevin Kane, director II, Institute for Design Research & Outreach received the 2016 Woodin CYtation Award and Nick Van Berkum, communications specialist III, Sociology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, received the Outstanding New Professional and Scientific Council Member CYtation Award. 



Stay Informed with 'Inside Iowa State'


Do you want to stay up to date on the Workday implementation? How about the status of the Professional and Scientific classification and compensation review?


Inside Iowa State is a weekly news publication for faculty and staff, delivered to your inbox every Thursday via the Inside Update email. Miss the email? Read the latest edition anytime online! Even more information can be found on the faculty/staff announcements page and university  events calendar. 



Benefit Spotlight



Are you interested in professional development and/or training?  Learn@ISU is for you!  Learn@ISU is a one-stop shop for various valuable skills.  The courses are designed to help employees develop professional skills and advance your adventure at ISU.  Whether you're looking for safety training or professional development courses, you can find it here!


Various offices post content to Learn@ISU, including several seminars provided by the Professional and Scientific Council!



P&S Spotlight

Nick Van Berkum, Communications Specialist III, Sociology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences


Nick Van Berkum is the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding New Professional and Scientific Council Member CYtation Award.


As a new Councilor and member of the Professional and Scientific Council Communications Committee, Nick updated the Council's newsletter template and style guides. He coordinated with the Executive and Communications Committees to get the Professional and Scientific Council Newsletter out consistently each month. Additionally, he would brainstorm ideas for content and write many of the newsletter items.


While on the Communications Committee, Nick also volunteered to serve as the Council Representative on the University Committee on Women, in which he worked closely with the Council's Peer Advocacy committee to contribute to the Iowa State University Lactation Spaces and Policies Proposal, which accompanied motion FY16.9 and was approved by Council on May 5, 2016. Read more 


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