Communication Studies - COMST

ID: 
2088
Abbreviation: 
COMST
Type (major or minor): 
major
Department Code: 
04700
Major Code #: 
90101
College ID #: 
3
Level (U or G): 
undergraduate

Chemistry Learning Community (CLC)

The best part of learning community is all of the connections I've made.  I met some of my best friends when I was taking it as a freshman and I continue to meet new people all the time.  It has also allowed me to connect with a lot of professors who have been valuable resources to me throughout my college career. - Kate

 

Majors eligible to join

The Chemistry Learning Community is intended for first-year and transfer majors in chemistry, but is open to any student with an interest in chemistry.
 

Program description

The Chemistry Learning Community (CLC) seeks to build a community environment that fosters the educational and emotional growth of chemistry students. Because of the importance of research in chemistry, the CLC is centered on a research theme. 
The CLC holds weekly meetings and activities with freshmen and transfer students throughout the year. Students enroll in Chemistry 101A (fall only) and Chem 101B (spring only) “Chemistry Learning Community Orientation.” We will introduce students to support services, resources, and opportunities at ISU including AccessPlus, Canvas, and the Society of Chemistry Undergraduate Majors (SCUM) – our chemistry club. We will develop team-building, problem-solving, and professional skills, provide educational and service-based field trips, and invite faculty to discuss their research.  We will also have some activities just for fun!

Our goals include:

  • building a supportive community for our freshmen and transfer students by creating and promoting connections between the majors, peer mentors, faculty and staff,
  • exposing freshmen and transfer students to undergraduate research opportunities, and
  • helping students learn coping, problem-solving and communication skills.

 

Living Options

This is a non-residential learning community.
 

Signing up

All incoming first-year and transfer chemistry majors will automatically become part of the Chemistry Learning Community when they register for courses at summer orientation. Be sure to show up in August for the learning community orientation events which will be held just prior to the start of classes.
 

Contact

Terry Kruse
515-294-8980
tkruse@iastate.edu

Levi Stanley
515-294-3609
lstanley@iastate.edu

Joe Burnett
515-294-6352
joechem@iastate.edu

CLC Peer Mentors
clc.mentor@iastate.edu
 

Web Site

http://www.chem.iastate.edu/undergrad/learning-community.html

     

 

Bridging Opportunities in Leadership & Diversity (BOLD)

Majors Eligible to Join

Multicultural students (American Indian/Alaska Native, African American, Asian American, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latino/a, Multiracial) in any College of Liberal Arts and Sciences major.

 

Program Description

Are you looking forward to building a community with students of color this fall?

Do you want to learn more about campus resources and opportunities to get involved?

Would you like to develop a great relationship with a current multicultural student leader who could serve as your peer mentor, and become a life-long friend?

BOLD is a fantastic opportunity for first-year and new transfer students who are striving for academic, social and professional success. The BOLD Learning Community is designed to support the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ diverse student population with representation and retention, and you can be a part of it!

The BOLD Learing Community offers three main components:

  • Orientation course in the fall and seminar course in the spring
  • 1:1 peer mentoring
  • Academic and social events with all learning
  • community students and peer mentors

 

Living Options

Non-residential

 

Signing Up

http://www.las.iastate.edu/bold/

 

Contact

Christy Oxendine
515-294-2545
oxendine@iastate.edu

 

Website

http://www.las.iastate.edu/students/multicultural-services/

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Majors eligible to join

Open to all undergraduate students in any major, including open option, undecided and undeclared.


Program Description

The Entrepreneurship & Innovation Learning Community provides a unique learning experience for students from all majors who have ever thought about starting their own business, who are currently running their own business, or who are simply looking to gain skill sets in entrepreneurship, leadership, and small business management. Students majoring in chemistry, marketing, engineering, and all other disciplines learn together in an entrepreneurial learning environment.

Students in the program are connected to mentors and speakers who contribute to student learning by sharing experiences and offering advice. Students have access to a support network rich in resources to help them develop new innovations or even launch their own companies. Students from a variety of majors will learn about entrepreneurship and innovation through classroom and extracurricular activities.

Students should register for Bus Ad 292 to participate in the weekly seminar class, which includes field trips, speakers, and fun team activities. The learning community includes an annual retreat and etiquette training dinner. 
 

Living Options

This is a non-residential learning community program.
 

Application Process 

Register for the required weekly seminar course, Bus Ad 292. 
The course is open to all majors and includes field trips, speakers, networking, and more. The course meets on Tuesdays from 9:30-10:45 am.


Contact

Judi Eyles
Program Coordinator
ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship
515-296-6754
eyles@iastate.edu

 

Website

http://www.isupjcenter.org/learn/elc/

Biochemistry & Biophysics (B&B)

Majors Eligible to Join

The learning community is focused on students majoring in Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Agricultural Biochemistry, but is open to any student interested in these fields.

 

Program Description

As they begin their academic experience at ISU, it is vital that our students are secure in their sense of community. The B&B Learning Community is a very highly valued departmental effort and is recognized for its positive impact on all aspects of our departmental mission in pursuit of academic and research excellence. Successful integration into the department is essential for students to achieve their academic potential. With this integration, come the relationships with faculty that have always been an essential element of positive influence for students. The department of BBMB is an optimal size for being able to offer students personal attention as well as outstanding opportunities for research and growth to each student.

We look forward to welcoming you to Iowa State University.

 

Living Options

Non-residential

 

Signing-up

Students enroll during orientation.

 

Contact

Desiree Gunning
Coordinator, BBMB Teaching Lab and Undergraduate Advising
515-294-1042
dgunning@iastate.edu

 

Website

http://www.bbmb.iastate.edu/

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