Feb. 25, 2010
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff
Top honors for King Pavilion
The U.S. Green Building Council awarded the King Pavilion addition to the
College of Design LEED® Platinum
certification, the highest rating for new construction.
Green projects reap rewards
The solar decathon team, ISU Dining and the group that brought recycling to
the residence halls received Live
Green Excellence Awards.
Learning from sustainability leaders
The founders of the outdoor clothing firm Patagonia and Harvard's Green
Campus Initiative delivered keynote
presentations at ISU's Symposium on Enhancing Sustainability.
Nominees sought for Vet Med search committee
A search committee will be formed by late March to find the next dean of the
College of Veterinary Medicine. Nominations of
potential committee members may be e-mailed to executive vice president
and provost Elizabeth Hoffman by March 5.
Faculty discussion continues at AAUP meeting
The ISU chapter of the American Association of University Professors held a
Feb. 22 open meeting,
continuing discussion of possible academic program and faculty position
The following announcements were added this week:
-- Registration open for Veishea Service Day, Stash the Trash (March
-- RSVP by March 12 for Women of Achievement awards and scholarships
-- March 3 LAS small business fair canceled
-- Patent seminar: Protect your inventions, ideas
-- Roth IRA seminar is March 2; register in advance
-- Register now for 2010 EXPLORITAS programs
-- March 2 Miller Distinguished Lecture looks at mathematical biology
-- Tickets on sale now for April 3 student fashion show
-- Faculty workshop on successful grant proposal writing is March 2
-- Inaugural STEM coffee break is Feb. 26 in N127 Lagomarcino
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training > Courses).
Classes are in 2030 Morrill.
-- Clicker Show and Tell, March 3 (12:30-1:30 p.m.)
-- Support for Developing Complex Reasoning and Problem-Solving Skills for
your Students, March 5 (12:10-1 p.m.)
Descriptions and times.
Spurlock, ISU food science and human nutrition and ISU animal science,
to director of integrative and translational research at the Nutrition and
Wellness Research Center, effective Feb. 22 (3-year appointment)
-- Gregory Welk,
ISU kinesiology, to director of clinical research and community outreach at
the Nutrition and Wellness Research Center, effective Feb. 22 (3-year
ISU researchers help farmers earn more, waste less
free online tool developed by ISU software experts, helps farmers make
better-informed operational decisions.
Roads expected to deteriorate during March thaw cycles
Anticipated March weather of above freezing during the day and below
freezing at night, coupled with all the snow and water in Iowa, will place
an even tougher beating on
roads, says an ISU transportation and asphalt specialist.
Students prepare for alternative spring break trips
Not all ISU students getting ready to travel over spring break are in search
of a beach. Iowa State's Alternative Breaks program is sponsoring three trips for
volunteers looking to help others.
From the purchasing department
The Des Moines airport shuttle, protecting your P-card and guidelines for
buying online with a P-card are in the February edition of the purchasing
department's newsletter (pdf).
From the ISU Foundation
Scholarships for women students in science and engineering, and a gift for
the Beginning Farming Center are among topics covered in the latest issue of
ISU Foundation's Philanthropy
-- Reception: To honor recipients of the Margaret Sloss Gender Equity
Award and women's center 2010-11 scholarships, Feb. 25 (12:30-1 p.m., Sloss
-- Reception: To honor YWCA Ames-ISU Women of Achievement award and
scholarship recipients, March 25 (5:30 p.m., ISU Alumni Center)
Details about these events are on the university
Lied Center is home to Big 12 track championships
Iowa State will host the Big 12 Conference indoor
track and field championships at the Lied Center Feb. 26-27. Friday's
events begin at 10 a.m., and Saturday kicks off at 11 a.m. Admission is $5
for adults and $3 for youth. A daily schedule
of events is online.
An evening with the stars
Individuals of all ages are invited to a planetarium show (weather
permitting) Feb. 26 (7 p.m., 7:45 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., ISU Planetarium,
Physics). Free tickets for all shows are available at the door beginning at
ISU Theatre opens spring lineup with Oscar Wilde comedy
An ISU Theatre production of the Oscar Wilde comedy The Importance
of Being Earnest begins a two-weekend run at Fisher Theater on Feb.
Naturally 7 to perform at Stephens March 4
7, a group of seven musicians who perform the art of "vocal play,"
entertained thousands at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver and is awaiting
their second tour with Grammy Award-winning artist Michael Bublé. But
first, the group will perform at Stephens Auditorium March 4 (7:30 p.m.).
Tickets are $37.50 and available at the Stephens ticket office or through Ticketmaster.
More campus events
Talks, performances, athletic contests and other campus events are
listed on the
university calendar. Also, see the
Arts and Entertainment page.
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