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Inside Update

May 27, 2010
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff


"Green Your Scene" summer cleanout details set
A June housecleaning and recycling effort on campus will target three kinds of products: office electronics, paint and non-white paper.

Freshman orientation sessions run June 3-28
An estimated 3,600 members of the fall freshman class will be on campus in June to get the ball rolling on their college careers. We all can help.

Search for associate provost is under way
The search for an associate provost for academic personnel is on a fast track. Applications are encouraged by June 14. The new associate provost will succeed Susan Carlson, who accepted a position at the University of California.

On-campus outfitters
Recreation services has plenty of outdoor gear for your summer fun. Canoes, kayaks, tents, sleeping bags, camp stoves, bikes and outdoor games are among items available for rent.

MU ramp is credit card-friendly
Two swipes of your credit card is one way to pay for hourly parking in the Memorial Union ramp. Entrance and exit machines calculate the lapsed time and add the cost to your credit card.

NSF grant will coordinate with STEM programs
A $749,000 NSF grant will fund a three-year initiative that will work with other campus programs to bring more women and under-represented minorities into STEM fields.

More news: Inside Iowa State


The following announcements were added this week:
-- ISU offices closed, classes recessed May 31 for Memorial Day holiday
-- University Museums sets summer hours at its three indoor locations
-- TIAA-CREF hosts competition for ideas that encourage more personal saving among Americans
-- Chemistry Stores to close June 7-9 for inventory

See: Announcements

Seminars and conferences

The following conferences and seminars were added this week:
-- Enhance Your Iowa Plate, June 10-11
-- IPERS seminar, June 14
-- TIAA-CREF: Introducing the Roth Option, June 16
-- TIAA-CREF: Your Retirement Income Options, July 13
-- IPERS seminar, July 20

See: Announcements

Around campus

ISU lab school receives national distinction
The child development lab school in the College of Human Sciences has been designated an "Engaging Diverse Families" exemplary early childhood education program by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. It means the school is one of the 10 best in the nation at involving families in the children's early learning.

Open houses/receptions

Next week
-- Retirement: Barb McKinley, facilities planning and management, June 2 (2-4 p.m., 200 General Services Building)
-- Retirement: Robert Jolly, ISU economics, June 2 (2:30-4 p.m., 368A Heady, program at 3 p.m.)

-- Farewell: Susan Carlson, Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, June 7 (4-6 p.m., first floor atrium, Beardshear, program at 4:30 p.m.)
-- Farewell: Kay Palan, College of Business administration, June 8 (2:30-4 p.m., Bergstrom Commons, Gerdin Building)
-- Welcome: Michael Giles, director of ISU recreation services, June 9 (2-3:30 p.m., lobby, Lied Rec Center)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Memorial Day ceremony moves to Alumni Center
The university's annual Memorial Day ceremony, to remember faculty, staff or their spouses who died during the past year, will be held Monday, May 31 (9 a.m., Reiman Ballroom, Alumni Center).

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.