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Inside Update

April 1, 2010
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff


Supplemental state funds yet this spring
High-priority deferred maintenance projects and bridge funding next year are the plan for one-time supplemental state funds the university expects to receive yet this spring.

New P&S compensation structure rolls out in April
Professional and scientific employees will learn their new pay grades in April. The changes are the result of a new compensation structure that goes into effect July 1, pending approval from the state Board of Regents.

Search begins for next veterinary medicine dean
A newly appointed committee soon will begin the search for the next dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine.

New season, new threat
With spring comes the threat of severe weather. Learn about the safest places to take shelter on campus, common myths and advice from the pros as Iowa prepares for Severe Weather Awareness Week and a statewide tornado drill.

AAUP chapter weighs in on policy changes
The ISU chapter of the American Association of University Professors took issue with proposed changes to the policies dealing with the elimination of faculty and academic programs. The executive committee plans to send its recommended amendments to the Faculty Senate, which could vote on the changes April 6.

More to consider in budget decisions
The ISU ADVANCE program developed a set of recommendations for administrators to consider as they deal with budget reductions.

More news: Inside Iowa State


The following announcements were added this week:
-- Student organization and adviser leadership award nominations due April 2
-- Open forum on 2010-15 strategic plan is April 8
-- Chemistry department's Gilman Lecture is April 8
-- Register for April 9 conference on supply chain management
-- CESMEE seminar looks at impact of teaching evolution and creationism in public schools
-- People at least 65 years old sought for nutrition research study
-- April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
-- Learn how to reduce your taxes, save more, on April 6
-- CEAH symposium addresses opportunities, obstacles facing Iowa's recent immigrants
-- Veenker golf course is open for the season
-- Annual lawn mower service days are April 9-10
-- Married couples needed for research study
-- April 7 library seminar on authors' rights
-- Lloyd veterinary center offers 10 percent off vet services for employees, students

See: Announcements


CELT programs
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training > Courses).
-- Webcast: Hybrid Learning: Instructional and Institutional Implementation, April 5 (noon-1:30 p.m., auditorium, 1140 Howe)
   Descriptions and times.


-- Jay Lampe, Swine Graphics, to ISU swine farms manager, effective Jan. 25

Around campus

Link between climate change and crime?
Iowa State researchers Craig Anderson and Matt DeLisi collaborated on new research, presented last week at the Sydney (Australia) Symposium of Social Psychology, showing how global climate change impacts aggression and violence.

Departmental newsletters

Electrical and computer engineering
The ABC finds a temporary home in a California computer history museum, NSF CAREER awards for three faculty members, and temperature sensors that extend the life of computers are features in the spring edition of the electrical and computer engineering department's newsletter.

Open houses/receptions

This week
-- Retirement: Neil Nakadate, ISU English, April 1 (3:30-5 p.m., Campanile Room, MU)

-- Retirement: Kenneth Windom, ISU geological and atmospheric sciences, April 21 (2-4 p.m., program at 3 p.m., 257 Science I)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Badminton tournament at Forker April 3-4
Competitors from across the upper Midwest will be on campus April 3-4 for a badminton tournament hosted by ISU's badminton club in the Forker Building. Players in five divisions will compete on eight courts. Registration is closed but spectators are welcome. Play is from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

Student fashion show is Saturday at Stephens
Part glamorous runway show (2 p.m.), part mounted exhibitions (1 p.m.), the annual textiles and clothing student-produced fashion show will be held April 3 in Stephens Auditorium. Tickets are $22 ($16 for students/youth) at the Stephens ticket office or through Ticketmaster.

Big 12 softball this weekend
The Cyclone softball team hosts Oklahoma for two games this weekend: April 2 (3 p.m.) and April 3 (1 p.m.) at the Southwest Athletic Complex. Iowa State also hosts Drake on April 6 (4 p.m.). Admission is free.

Drinkwater shares her artistic insight
Jennifer Drinkwater, lecturer in art and design, will discuss how she approaches her artwork and taps into creativity at a lecture April 4 (2-3 p.m., Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman). The event is free and open to the public.

Big names at April 6-7 wind conferences
Iowa's leading wind organizations are hosting a pair of conferences April 6-7 in the Scheman Building. Industry leaders and Iowa congressmen are among the featured speakers. Registration is open to the public, with discounts for ISU employees and students.

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.