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Inside Update

June 10, 2010
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff


Regents approve FY11 budget, salary policy
Meeting June 9 in Vinton, the state Board of Regents gave final approval of the ISU budget for the year that begins July 1. Board members had no questions for ISU leaders.

Cy struts his college pride
University Book Store staff developed the concept for a popular new line of college-specific Cy T-shirts.

Parking permit designed for occasional drivers to campus
ISU's parking division has a new "scratch" permit option specially designed for faculty, staff and retirees who seldom drive to campus.

Council closes the books on 2009-10
Professional and Scientific Council members wrapped up this year's business at their June 3 meeting with bylaw changes and discussion about PTO concerns.

Ideas for Campustown redevelopment sought at June 17 meeting
If you have ideas about redeveloping the Campustown area, you're invited to share them in a public input session Thursday, June 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Memorial Union South Ballroom. The session is part of the Ames City Council's long-term goal to rejuvenate Campustown.

Golden achievement
FPM staff recently celebrated a gold level award in the Iowa Recognition for Performance Excellence Program. FPM is just the third organization in the 10-year history of the state program to receive the gold level award.

More news: Inside Iowa State


The following announcements were added this week:
-- Spruce up the creek, get a free sub, feel good at the annual College Creek cleanup -- Ride free during CyRide's Dump the Pump day on June 17
-- Mixed paper recycling requests due by 10 a.m. June 10
-- Reminder: Use online form for free computer/electronics recycling
-- Register now for June 17 MBA informational lunch

See: Announcements


-- David Jiles, director of the Wolfson Centre for Magnetics at Cardiff University, United Kingdom, to Palmer Department Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Around campus

Spring grad makes USA Today academic first team
May graduate Nora Tobin was one of 20 students nationwide named to the USA Today All-USA College Academic first team.

Three campus units rewarded for green efforts
ISU Dining, the department of residence, and facilities planning and management will pick up a couple of top awards June 28 for protecting Iowa's natural resources.

Koll is nation's best
Cyclone distance runner Lisa Koll was awarded the Honda Sports Award in track and field, recognizing her as the nation's top college female athlete in the sport.

Departmental newsletters

ISU Extension
Hear from interim vice president for ISU Extension Jerry Miller in this month's ISU Extension newsletter.

Open houses/receptions

Next week
-- Retirement: Marie Mayer, information technology services, June 18 (2-4 p.m., west patio, Durham)

-- Retirement: Terry Dannatt, ISU economics, June 29 (2:30-4 p.m., 368A Heady)
-- Retirement: Michael Meetz, ISU veterinary diagnostic and production animal medicine, June 29 (3-5 p.m., 2542 Veterinary Medicine)
-- Retirement: Linda Reindl, University Teacher Education Program, June 30 (2-4 p.m., LeBaron Lounge, program at 3 p.m.)
-- Farewell: Richard Barajas, multicultural student affairs, June 30 (2:30-4 p.m., Multicultural Center, MU)
-- Retirement: Ken Kirkland, Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer, June 30 (4-6 p.m., Alumni Center)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Dueling pianos to perform at Reiman rose festival
This year's Rose Festival at Reiman Gardens features a night of entertainment with a performance by the Midnight Ivory dueling pianos duo of Roxi Copland and Chris Ranallo. RSVP now for the June 19 performance.

ArtWalk stops at Molecular Biology
University Museums' June 16 ArtWalk will focus on Andrew Leicester's "G-nome Project" in the Molecular Biology Building. Meet outside the building's south entrance at noon for the one-hour tour.

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.