April 8, 2010
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff
Senators hold off on policy decision
Discussion was tabled at the April 6 Faculty Senate
meeting, giving senators more time to consider changes to the policy
that deals with faculty and academic program eliminations.
Council approves salary policy
P&S Council members approved a compensation and salary structure policy
at their April 1 meeting.
They also learned that an incentive salary policy for principal
investigators is in the works.
Strategic plan draft online; first forum is April 8
The first draft
of the next strategic plan is ready for your scrutiny. Executive vice
president and provost Elizabeth Hoffman encourages faculty and staff to
offer comments on the draft at an April 8 open forum. Comments also can be
sent through an online feedback
form or by e-mailing email@example.com.
Morrill Road on central campus to be redone this summer
From May 10 to Aug. 7, Morrill Road
between Osborn and Union drives will be reconstructed. The project includes
new sidewalks, wider sidewalks and standardized angle parking along the
Correia champions instructional design service learning
Correia, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, helps
students take hands-on learning to a whole new level.
Safe spring fling is the goal
It's the time of year when students and ISU and Ames police get creative to campaign for a
The following announcements were added this week:
-- HeartReach Mobile Lab will conduct health screenings April 20
-- Learn about ISU's MBA program April 21
-- Ames to host Town and Gown conference June 1-3
-- Intermodal transportation is topic of April 7 meeting
-- Distinguished Awards Celebration is April 16
-- Safe Zone training sessions planned for April
-- Men ages 18-45 needed for research study
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training > Courses).
-- Active Learning, April 15 (12:10-1 p.m., 2030 Morrill)
Descriptions and times
-- Gilman Chemistry Lecture, April 8
-- Voorhees Supply Chain Conference, April 9
-- Contemporary Immigrant Experience in Iowa: Opportunities and Obstacles,
-- Indigenous Studies Colloquium: Kiowa Women and Young Men, April 13
-- Dealing with Plagiarism: Pedagogy or Punishment, April 14
-- TIAA-CREF: Your Retirement Income Options, April 14
Culver, energy experts discuss advances, challenges at wind
The 2010 Conference
of the Iowa Alliance for Wind Innovation and Novel Design, held this
week at ISU, celebrated Iowa's national leadership in wind power but also looked at future challenges and
Anderson makes second trip to space
Clayton Anderson, who earned an ISU master's degree in aerospace engineering
in 1983, blasted back
into space aboard Space Shuttle Discovery early Monday, April 5.
Anderson is scheduled to do three spacewalks during the 13-day Mission
STS-131 to the International Space Station.
Pruetz is the focus of National Geographic documentary
Jill Pruetz, associate professor of anthropology, and her research on
savanna chimpanzees from Senegal are featured in a new
documentary, "Chimps: Next of Kin," on the National Geographic Channel
this month. The show airs at 5 p.m. Friday, April 9.
-- Reception: "Focus 2010" and Focus grant exhibit, April 8 (6 p.m.,
Pioneer Room, MU)
-- Retirement: Kenneth Windom, ISU geological and atmospheric sciences,
April 21 (2-4 p.m., program at 3 p.m., 257 Science I)
-- Open house: Sloss House, prior to closing for the summer for
renovations, April 29 (2-4 p.m.)
-- Retirement: Hamilton Cravens, history, April 29 (2:30-4 p.m., program
at 3 p.m., Campanile Room, MU)
-- Retirement: Lonnie Gaumer, Thielen Student Health Center, April 30 (3-5
p.m., 2305 Thielen)
Details about these events are on the university
A first look at Veishea 2010
Lectures, concerts and competitions are just some of the Veishea 2010
activities faculty and staff can take part in prior to next weekend's main
Choral concert boasts bluegrass twist
The Iowa State Singers will join forces with the Ames Chamber Artists and a
Minnesota bluegrass band, Monroe Crossing, in an April 11 performance (3
p.m., Collegiate Presbyterian Church, 159 N. Sheldon Ave). Tickets ($15) are
available at 149 Music Hall, Rieman Music (327 Main St.), Evert's Flowers
Home and Gifts (329 Main St.), and at the door.
Nobel laureate in chemistry to visit campus April 14
Iowa-raised Thomas Cech, who was a co-recipient of the 1989 Nobel Prize in
Chemistry for discovering the ability of RNA to function as an enzyme, will
give a campus lecture
April 14 (10 a.m., MU Gallery).
Art exhibits focus on student work
-- "Focus 2010," the annual spring juried exhibition showcasing student
artwork, is on display through May 3 in the MU Gallery. The exhibit
features works by 26 students and includes drawings, paintings,
photography, sculpture, printmaking, metals, woodworking and mixed
-- The Focus grant exhibit features the works of 11 students who received
funds from the Student Union Board and ISU lectures program for creative,
non-class projects. Pieces include working cigar-box guitars and 12
Polaroid transfer prints representing the complexities of memory. Artwork
is on display through April 19 in the MU Pioneer Room.
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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