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Inside Update

June 17, 2010
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff


Big 12 Conference to remain intact with 10 teams
In a June 15 press conference, president Gregory Geoffroy and athletics director Jamie Pollard answered questions about the Cyclones' future in the Big 12 Conference's new 10-team alignment.

July 22 is deadline for Vet Med dean applications
A position description for the Vet Med dean position is online; the search committee requests nominations and applications by July 22.

Forums scheduled for Graduate college associate dean candidates
Four finalists will participate in campus open forums as part of their interviews for the position of Graduate college associate dean.

Old house gets a new farm
A Madrid-area farm house that appeared destined for destruction has a new lease on life after a 9-mile road trip to Iowa State's dairy farm.

Winds doom central campus favorite
The large maple that has shaded the lawn near the southeast corner of the campanile for a hundred years will come down soon. High winds blew down a large branch, which in turn destroyed four other trees.

Opportunity to recycle
As of Tuesday evening, campus crews had picked up 11 tons of non-white paper in a special recycling effort this week. It's part of the larger "Green Your Scene" project this summer.

More news: Inside Iowa State


The following announcements were added this week:
-- Campustown redevelopment public meeting is June 17
-- Plant a Row for the Hungry produce collection is Monday mornings through Sept. 20
-- Reiman Gardens offers canning demonstrations in July
-- Daily parking permits for employees, retirees are on sale now

See: Announcements


-- Patricia Leigh, ISU curriculum and instruction, to professor in charge of the Carver Academy, effective July 1
-- Richard Wlezien, Tufts University, Medford, Mass., to the Vance and Arlene Coffman Endowed Department Chair in Aerospace Engineering, effective Aug. 16

Around campus

Solar car journey begins June 19
Iowa State's student solar car team is one of 17 university teams competing in the American Solar Challenge, from Tulsa to Chicago, June 19-26. The team will post daily updates on its website.

Reiman Gardens has financially successful FY10
Increases in admissions revenue, memberships, gift shop sales and volunteer hours all add up to a slight surplus in Reiman Gardens' FY10 budget.

Corn research: Saving the soil and maintaining yields
The first two years of a study that tested methods of a cover crop between corn rows shows that yield can be maintained at high levels using between-row cover grasses to reduce soil runoff and keep nutrients in the soils.

Rock stars, Hollywood take a look at researcher's 3-D technology
A research team led by mechanical engineering's Song Zhang is improving a high-resolution 3-D image technology with potential applications in video games, security and music concerts.

Endowment will help Osher Institute
The ISU Alumni Association has received a $1 million gift from the Bernard Osher Foundation, San Francisco, to help establish an endowment for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, formerly known as the College for Seniors program.

Open houses/receptions

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

Next week
-- Retirement: Jon Tollefson, ISU entomology, June 23 (1:30-3:30 p.m., 1009 LeBaron)

-- Retirement: Mary Schrandt-Prouty, ISU Extension, June 28 (3-5 p.m., Borlaug Learning Center, ISU Research Farm, 3327 290 St., Nashua)
-- 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.)
-- Retirement: Connie Lastine, IT services, June 30 (2-4 p.m., 2305 Thielen Student Health Center)
-- 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

Rose festival, free Sunday admission for dads in the gardens
The annual rose festival, including a rose sale, live music and the Iowa Rose Society rose show (1-4 p.m.) is at Reiman Gardens June 19 (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.). On Father's Day, June 20, dads receive free admission to the gardens.

Carillon concert series opens June 29
Guest carillonneurs will perform during June, July and August as part of the music department's biennial summer carillon concert series.

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.