Newsletter - May 3, 2017 


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P&S Council
Clayton Johnson

May Professional and Scientific Council Meeting

Thursday, May 4 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.




2017 Professional and Scientific Council Election Results


Congratulations to the newly elected councilors who will be seated at the Professional and Scientific Council Meeting on May 25th. Read more about each councilor here.


We would also like to extend a thank you to all of the individuals who ran for a vacant position. The Professional and Scientific employees at Iowa State University were fortunate to have such a robust and talented pool to select representatives from.


Division of Academic Affairs

John Odenweller, Program Coordinator II, Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering

Barb Wollan, Field Specialist III, Human Sciences Extension and Outreach

Emily Bowers, Academic Adviser II, Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering

Aaron Fultz, Legal Consultant, Human Development & Family Studies

Abdul Muhammad, Hum Serv Spec II, Human Development & Family Studies

Amanda Rasmusson, Program Coordinator II, Engineering-Las Online Learning

Eduardo Boro, Program Assistant II, School of Education

Tera Lawson, Program Coordinator I, School of Education

Amy Ward, Program Coordinator II, Center for Excellence in Learning & Teaching

Janice Crow, Program Coordinator II, Prog for Women in Science & Engineering


University Services 

Butch Hansen, Program Coordinator II, Transportation Services

Joy Stroud, Administrative Specialist III, Reiman Gardens

Matt Laurich, Bookstore Manager, Bookstore


President's Office

Jake Cummings, Program Coordinator III, Equal Opportunity Office

Jordan Bates, Program Manager I, Internal Audit

Keesha Ward, Program Assistant II, University Human Resources

Rick Charles, Systems Analyst II, IT Services University Info Systems


Student Affairs 

Sara Parris, Assistant Director, Student Health Center

Carolyn Duven, Student Services Specialist II, Dean of Students Office

Kelly Friesleben, Assoc Dir Admissions, Admissions


Division of Finance 

Tim Ashley, Director I, Division of Finance



Professional and Scientific Employee Meet and Greet

Mark your calendars today and plan to join us for our Professional and Scientific Council Meet, Greet, and Eat!


Date: Friday, June 16

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Location: Christian Petersen Art Museum, Morrill Hall


All Professional and Scientific employees are invited! You will have the opportunity to meet your new councilors, network with your fellow employees, enjoy a snack from ISU Dining, enjoy the Red Exhibit and the adjacent Textile and Clothing Museum, and register for a prize drawing!  



Benefits Spotlight: Blue 365


Did you know that you can receive discounts on a variety of wellness associate products?  Blue365 is a program sponsored by participating companies that helps employees stay healthier for less!  Blue365 offers discounts for members to save on products and services for a well-balanced lifestyle.  Blue365 provides members with access to a wide range of savings from top health and wellness brands around the country plus some favorite local companies.  You'll see weekly "Featured Deals" and long term "Ongoing Deals" on healthy products, along with discounts on health and fitness clubs, weight-loss programs, healthy travel experiences, and much more!  Blue365 is a free service for ISU employees.  Interested in joining?  You can register for a Blue365 membership online here.  



P&S Spotlight

Kevin Kane, Director II, Design Administration


Kevin Kane, Director II, Design Administration is the recipient of the 2016 Professional and Scientific Council Woodin Cytation Award.


Kevin's work has had a lasting impact on P&S staff at Iowa State. Kevin served as president of the Professional and Scientific Council for two terms, served on the Council for nine years, was P&S representative on the University Budget and Planning Committee, chaired a task force on a steering committee for the ISU Strategic Plan, and developed P&S staff general satisfaction surveys. He has been a member on university-wide search committees, served on the P&S Appeal Committee, and a member of the P&S Review Committee. Read more 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.