Feb. 26, 2015
News for Iowa State faculty and staff
Coal takes a back seat
Iowa State will burn less coal and more natural gas once three new 80-ton boilers are installed at the power plant. Green benefits from the boiler update include fewer gas and particulate emissions.
More Miller fellowship awards
Five faculty proposals to develop new approaches for teaching undergraduate courses will share Miller Faculty Fellowship funds in 2015-16.
The following announcements were added this week:
- Leath takes FY16 request to appropriations subcommittee on Thursday
- Parts of Lied Center closed Feb. 26-28 for track meet
- March 5 hearing precedes regents' Iowa City meeting
- Former professor Henry "Mike" Stahr died Feb. 21
- Student athletes are collecting shoes through Feb. 27
HS culinary competition comes to campus on Monday
ISU's hospitality management program is hosting the 2015 Iowa ProStart Invitational, a competition that gives high school teams 60 minutes to prepare a three-course meal from provided ingredients and two butane burners. The event is Monday, March 2, in the Memorial Union.
Improving mental health care for veterans
Distinguished Professor of statistics Alicia Carriquiry is working to identify roadblocks that prevent veterans from getting the mental health services they need.
Details about these events are on the university calendar.
- Farewell: James Dorsett, international students and scholars office, March 4 (3-4:30 p.m., program at 3:30 p.m., MU Gallery)
- Reception: COHERENCE exhibition opening, March 5 (8-9 p.m., Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill)
- Retirement open house: Tom Oftedal, facilities planning and management, March 6 (8 a.m.-4 p.m., 200 General Services Building)
Seminars and conferences
- Workshop, How to Negotiate Any Situation Successfully, Regina Barr, Red Ladder Inc., March 5 (8:30-11:30 a.m., MU South Ballroom), register via AccessPlus (under Employee tab, select UHR Training)
- Biomedical Science/Nanovaccine Seminar, "Vaccine Studies to Mitigate Influenza in a Pig Model," Dr. Renukaradhya Gourapura, The Ohio State University, March 5 (noon-1 p.m., 2025 Vet Med)
- Environmental Health and Safety Summit, March 6 (7:45-9 a.m., 1230 EH&S Building), tips and tools to improve workplace and lab ergonomics
- Stupka Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 10-11 (Molecular Biology Building), free registration
Remaining town hall sessions: Role of ISU's chief diversity officer
- March 3 (12:15-1 p.m., MU Gallery)
- March 4 (9-9:45 a.m., MU Oak Room)
- March 10 (5:30-6:15 p.m., MU Oak Room)
- April 7 (2:45-3:30 p.m., MU Gallery)
Library dean candidates
All forums begin at 3 p.m. in 2019 Morrill.
- Feb. 26: Maggie Farrell, University of Wyoming
- March 2: Beth McNeil, Purdue University
- March 4: Jeff Steely, Baylor University
- March 9: Marilyn Moody, Portland State University
Board of Regents public hearing
Record your comments about any item on the board's March 11 agenda at the March 5 public hearing (6-7 p.m., MU Oak Room). Meeting materials and an agenda for the March meeting will be posted to the regents website.
Arts and events
Play showcases Iowans in Civil War
ISU Theatre's original production of Love and Honor: Iowa in the Civil War begins its two-weekend run on Friday, Feb. 27, at Fisher Theater. The show, based in part on historical documents from University Archives, was written by professor Jane Cox.
Big 12 indoor track comes to campus Friday-Saturday
Iowa State will host the men's and women's Big 12 Conference indoor track and field championships Friday (10 a.m.-10 p.m.) and Saturday (noon-6 p.m.), Feb. 27-28, in the Lied Center. A two-day pass is $10 ($5 for high school students and younger); single-day admission is $7 ($3 for youth).
One-woman play is in MU Great Hall on March 1
One Drop of Love, a memoir performance starring Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni, comes to campus on Sunday, March 1 (7-8 p.m., MU Great Hall, doors open at 6:30 p.m.). Co-produced with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, the performance includes film images, animation and photos to span 400 years and suggest how the notion of 'race' came to be in this country. Admission is free; the public is welcome.
STOMP returns to Ames for a two-night run
STOMP, the percussion sensation, stops at Stephens Auditorium for two performances, March 4-5 (7:30 p.m. nightly). Tickets, $24-$63 ($33 for youth and ISU students), are available at the Iowa State Center ticket office or through Ticketmaster.
More campus events
Talks, performances, athletic contests and other campus events are listed on the university calendar.
Faculty professional development
Events are in 2030 Morrill unless noted.
- Seminar, Using Peer Evaluation in the Promotion and Tenure Process and Strengthening the Curriculum, March 4 (12:10-1 p.m.)
- Seminar, An Assessment of the CELT Active Learning Classroom, March 5 (12:10-1 p.m.)
- Seminar and Blackboard User Group Meeting, Using the Online Testing Centers at ISU, March 6 (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 192 Parks Library)
- Panel, The Student Experience with Service-learning, March 10 (12:10-1 p.m.)
- Adviser Exchange Series, International Student Advising: Collaborations Between ISSO and Academic Advising, March 12 (8:30-10 a.m.)
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