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Inside Update

April 29, 2010
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff


HRS responds to health care legislation
Employee questions have prompted ISU's human resource services department to discuss how and when health care reform legislation will impact Iowa State.

FY11 budget goes to regents for first look
President Gregory Geoffory will outline a proposed FY11 university budget for the state Board of Regents April 29 in Iowa City. State funding for Iowa State is down about 8 percent from a year ago and 20 percent from two years ago.

Budget cuts impact NTE faculty salaries
A Faculty Senate report found that the average salary of non-tenure eligible faculty positions declined in many colleges this year.

Porous concrete experiment is going well
Three years in, the university's experiment with an earth-friendly pervious concrete parking lot has been positive by most accounts. However, the higher cost and strict requirements for the underlying soil for pervious concrete to be effective have deterred planners from installing a second one.

ISU websites hit the small screen
Several Iowa State websites have been designed for easy viewing on cell phones and other handheld devices.

Input sought on strategic plan measures
The latest focus in the strategic plan process is developing measures to assess success in meeting goals.

ISURF director search is under way
A 14-member committee, chaired by Engineering dean Jonathan Wickert, has begun its work to find the next executive director of the ISU Research Foundation and director of the Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer. Ken Kirkland, who leads the office, is retiring July 1. Nominations may be sent to Wickert.

More news: Inside Iowa State


The following announcements were added this week:
-- CEAH seeks part-time director from among faculty
-- ISU Dining will serve brunch May 9; make your reservations now

See: Announcements

Seminars and conferences

The following seminars and conferences were added this week:
-- Faculty Spring Conference, April 30
-- Risky Business Conference, May 4
-- Midwest Biopolymers and Biocomposites, May 11
-- Ignite Ames, May 13
-- Methodological and Statistical Challenges in Obesity and Health Research, May 17-18

See: Announcements

Around campus

Coach Hoiberg
Ames native and former Cyclone Fred Hoiberg was introduced April 28 as the 19th ISU men's basketball head coach in the program's 103-year history.

Undergrad presents research at international conference
ISU senior Jenna Dixon, Mason City, is presenting her analysis of proteins involved in muscular dystrophy at the Experimental Biology 2010 meeting in Anaheim, Calif., this week.

Open houses/receptions

This week
-- Open house: Sloss House, prior to closing for the summer for renovations, April 29 (2-4 p.m.)
-- Retirement: Hamilton Cravens, ISU history, April 29 (2:30-4 p.m., program at 3 p.m., Campanile Room, MU)
-- Retirement: Jeffrey Prater and Sue Proescholdt, ISU music, April 29 (3-5 p.m., lobby, Music Hall)
-- Retirement: Lonnie Gaumer, Thielen Student Health Center, April 30 (3-5 p.m., 2305 Thielen Student Health Center)
-- Retirement: Robert Gregorac, Howard Levine and James Murdock, ISU mathematics, April 30 (3-5 p.m., Cardinal Room, MU)

Next week
-- Retirement: Don Payne, ISU English, May 3 (2:30-4 p.m., Campanile Room, MU)
-- Retirement: Donna Kienzler, ISU English and Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, May 4 (3:30-5 p.m., Campanile Room, MU)
-- Retirement: Sara Kadolph, ISU apparel, educational studies and hospitality management, May 5 (3-5 p.m., Tearoom, MacKay)
-- Retirement: Carolyn Payne, Graduate College, May 6 (2-3:30 p.m., program at 2:30 p.m., South Ballroom, MU)
-- Farewell: Meisha Colbert, ISU enrollment services, May 6 (2-4 p.m., 307 Enrollment Services Center)
-- Retirement: Mary Yearns, ISU human development and family studies, ISU Extension, May 6 (3-5 p.m., 1009 LeBaron)
-- Retirement: Kathie Gibbs, ISU art and design, May 6 (3-4:30 p.m., Design atrium)
-- Retirement: Bill Grundmann, ISU landscape architecture, May 6 (6:30 p.m., Hickory Hall, 300 S. 17 St., Ames)
-- Retirement: Mary de Baca, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, May 7 (1-3 p.m., program at 1:30 p.m., Gallery, MU)
-- Farewell: Jack Payne, ISU Extension, May 7 (1-3 p.m., program at 1:30 p.m., first floor atrium, Beardshear)
-- Reception: For May graduates, their families and friends, May 7 (5-7:30 p.m., ISU Alumni Center)

-- Retirement: Theodore Bailey, ISU statistics, May 12 (1:30-3:30 p.m., 2113 Snedecor)
-- Retirement: Tom Ingebritsen, ISU genetics, development and cell biology, May 13 (2-4 p.m., 1102 Molecular Biology)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

CODAC spring art sale is under way
Students in the integrated studio arts program are selling their artwork through April 30 (10 a.m.-7 p.m., Thursday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Friday; foyer outside dean's office, Design building). Media include ceramics, textiles, painting, photography, printmaking, woods and metals. Costs range from $10 to $100. Proceeds benefit the College of Design Art Club (CODAC).

Softball's final home stand
The Iowa State softball team will close out its home schedule playing host to Big 12 Conference rival Texas May 1 (2 p.m.) and May 2 (noon) at the Southwest Athletic Complex. 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.