Of note: news about center faculty, staff and students

The Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics is pleased to recognize the accomplishments and activities of its faculty, staff and students:

Cameron Beatty, center lecturer in leadership studies, received the Outstanding New Professional award from the Pan African Network at the American College Personnel Association annual convention in Tampa, Fla., on March 6. This award recognizes the accomplishments of student affairs professionals with less than three years of experience who have begun to develop their leadership skills and made significant contributions to the profession.

Dwight Ink, longtime Catt Center donor and Iowa State alumnus, was recognized on March 8 at the annual meeting of the American Society for Public Administration in Chicago with a panel highlighting his 50-year public service career spanning seven U.S. presidents. A description of the panel, “A Life of Public Service: Lesson’s for Today’s Managers,” noted that Ink’s “achievements are a model for today’s public servants in an era when pessimism pervades views of government.” Speakers on the panel shared key lessons gleaned from Ink’s experiences in solving some of the nation’s most difficult challenges. Ink is an ASPA past president and academy fellow. Ink also was honored by President Barak Obama in the nation’s capital on Dec. 9 for his service to every president from Eisenhower through Reagan in policy-level positions at a variety of federal agencies.

Madeline Salucka, graduate student in political science at Iowa State, is the recipient of a research grant from the Women in Iowa Politics database project funded by the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics for "Extraordinary Women in Elected Office: Are They Keeping Potential Candidates from Running?" Her research results will be posted on the Catt Center's website. Salucka also presented a paper, "Intimidating Exemplars: The Deterrent Effect of Excellent Women in Office," co-authored with David Andersen, assistant professor of political science, at the Iowa Association of Political Scientists annual meeting on March 7 at Drake University in Des Moines. Salucka is from Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Clint Stephens and Kelly Winfrey, center lecturers in leadership studies, received Engineering-Liberal Arts and Sciences Online Learning grants for courses they will teach in summer 2015. Stephens received $9,000 to make improvements to the online delivery of CLPS 322, "Leadership Styles and Strategies in a Diverse Society," which has been taught in an online format in previous summer sessions. Winfrey received $9,000 to create a new online section of CLPS/WS 333, "Women and Leadership," which has been taught in a classroom format.

Winfrey also presented "Portraying Gender in the Midterms: Examining Candidate Videostyle in Mixed-Gender Races" at the Iowa Association of Political Scientists annual meeting on March 7 at Drake University in Des Moines. She co-authored the paper with Mary Banwart, associate professor of communication studies at the University of Kansas.