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Inside Update

Jan. 14, 2010
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff



Faculty athletics representative sought
Applications for Iowa State's faculty athletics representative are due Feb. 10. The appointee will represent the university at NCAA and Big 12 Conference meetings and advise president Gregory Geoffroy on athletics matters.

Make higher education a priority
In a Jan. 10 submission to the Des Moines Register, President Gregory Geoffroy describes the long-term advantages of the state investing in higher education now.

The results are in
Students, faculty and staff think ISU is a great place to learn and work, according to results from the 2009 University Life Survey.

It's time to find your keys
A revised key and access card policy requires an annual audit of all campus keys. Work on the first audit begins next week; find out what your responsibilities are.

Cleaner, quieter fleet
CyRide will invest in 15 hybrid electric buses this year. Vote until Friday morning on what they'll look like.

Snowhere to go
December's record-setting snow accumulations kept campus services crews busy moving mountains of snow from parking lots.

More news: Inside Iowa State



The following announcements were added this week:
-- University closed Jan. 18 for MLK Jr. holiday
-- H1N1 clinics this week: Jan. 15, 19 and 21
-- Remodeled Business Cafe in Gerdin reopens Jan. 14
-- Nominations for Student Employee of the Year are due Feb. 12
-- Register now for Feb. 11 follow-up academic advising workshop
-- Patagonia founder to kick off sustainability symposium Feb. 23; register now
-- Reminder: ISU has an ethics hotline provider
-- Financial aid mini-conference is Jan. 28 (9 a.m.-noon)
-- MU lounge to be rededicated as veterans' lounge

See: Announcements



CELT programs
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training > Courses). All workshops are in 1230 Communications.
-- Multiple training sessions on TurningPoint (clickers), Jan. 19, 20, 21, 22 (12:10-1 p.m.)
-- Web-conferencing with Wimba, Jan. 21 (10-11:30 a.m.)
   Descriptions and times.

Registration is open for Feb. 18 ComETS symposium
The 2010 ComETS Symposium will be held Feb. 18 (8:30 a.m.-noon, Memorial Union). It will include a keynote by Malcolm Brown, director of the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, and a series of 10-minute presentations by ISU faculty and staff (sign up now to be a presenter). There is no cost to attend, but registration is requested.



-- Jim Kurtenbach, associate professor of accounting, to associate dean for administration, College of Engineering, effective Jan. 11
-- Tom Brumm, associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, to interim director of online learning, College of Engineering


Around campus

Learning with LEGOS
Team T-shirts, loud cheers, goofy hats, LEGO bricks and fun lessons in science and engineering will be front and center during the Iowa FIRST LEGO League Championship at the College of Engineering Jan. 16.

Alumni donate book proceeds to VetMed
The College of Veterinary Medicine will be the beneficiary of the proceeds from the sale of the world's No. 1 and No. 2 bestselling books on avian medicine. The total value of the gift is expected to be $650,000.


Departmental newsletters

Office of Risk Management
In the January issue (pdf): Information about ISU's property insurance program, and weighing the pros and cons of using a personal or university vehicle.

CALS magazine
"Impact Green" is the theme of the latest issue of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' STORIES magazine.


Open houses/receptions

This week
-- Retirement: Harold Johnson, ISU Central Stores, Jan. 15 (2-4 p.m., 142 General Services)
-- Retirement: Jan Breitman, ISU Alumni Association, Jan. 15 (2-5 p.m., program at 4 p.m., Reiman Ballroom, ISU Alumni Center)
-- Retirement: Rod Berryman, Al Christian, Dan Johnson and Randy Petersohn, ISU animal science, Jan. 15 (3:30-5 p.m., program at 4 p.m., Kildee Hall atrium)
-- Retirement: Sedahlia Crase, ISU human development and family studies, Jan. 15 (3:30-6 p.m., program at 4 p.m., Campanile Room, MU)

Next week
-- Retirement: Betty Toot, LAS student academic services and multicultural student services, Jan. 19 (2-4 p.m., 302 Catt)
-- Retirement (rescheduled): Marcia Clendenen, ISU public safety, Jan. 21 (3-5 p.m., Campanile Room, MU)
-- Retirement: Myrt Hanson, ISU Extension, Jan. 22 (3:30-5 p.m., 2150 Beardshear)

-- Retirement: Carol Lindgren, U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, Jan. 27 (1-2:30 p.m, 205 TASF)
-- Reception: "Shift, Transition, Reflection and Moment: Photographs by Developed," Jan. 27 (6 p.m., Pioneer Room, MU)
-- Retirement: Gary Russell, ISU controller's department, Jan. 28 (1:30-3 p.m., 1155 ASB)
-- Retirement: Mary Ingersoll, ISU printing and copy services, retiring Jan. 29 (no public reception planned)
-- Retirement: Bill Britton, Dick Egger, Karen Lind and Beverly Nutt, ISU chemistry, Jan. 29 (10 a.m.-noon, 205 TASF)
-- Retirement: Larry Dau, ISU registrar's office, Jan. 29 (3:15-5 p.m., Gallery Room, MU)
-- Retirement: Carolyn Mabee, ISU student financial aid, Jan. 29 (2-4 p.m., 3150 Beardshear)
-- Retirement: Chloris Williams, ISU apparel, educational studies and hospitality management, Jan. 29 (2-4 p.m., program at 3 p.m., 23 MacKay)
-- Reception: Final Friday exhibition, "Polyphonic Abstraction: Paintings and Maquettes by Bill Barrett," Jan. 29 (5:30-7:30 p.m., 1017 Morrill)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.


Arts and events

Madrigal Dinner tickets still available
Tickets still are available for both performances of the music department's Madrigal Dinners Jan. 15-16 (5:30 p.m., MU Great Hall). Ticket sales for Friday's show will close at noon Thursday, Jan. 14, and for Saturday's show at noon Friday, Jan. 15. Purchase tickets by phone (4-8349) or in person at the MU ticket office.

Faculty-staff appreciation night at Cyclone wrestling
The No. 2 Cyclone wrestling team hosts Illinois in dual meet action Jan. 16 (7 p.m., Hilton). ISU faculty and staff will pay $5 admission (half price) as part of appreciation night plans. The Hilton ticket office opens at 6 p.m.

Ballet comes to Stephens Jan. 17
The Moscow Festival Ballet brings a much-loved ballet, Swan Lake, to the Stephens stage Jan. 17 (3 p.m.). Tickets are $33 or $37 for adults through Ticketmaster.

N.C. Wyeth is the focus of gallery walk
Learn more about the art and life of nationally acclaimed illustrator and artist N.C. Wyeth during a gallery walk of America in the Making Jan. 17 (2 p.m., Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman). Admission is free.

More campus events
Talks, performances, athletic contests and other campus events are listed on the university calendar. Also, see the Arts and Entertainment page.


Submitting your news
Inside Update is published Thursday mornings by the Office of University Relations. Send Update news to inside@iastate.edu. For questions, call 4-7958.