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Inside Update

July 8, 2010
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff


A look at the new year
Department mergers. Less funding for graduate students. More course fees. Fewer administrative staff. Inside talked with eight Iowa State deans for an overview of what's different in their units following several years of state funding reductions.

Welcome to campus
Meet Michael Giles Jr., ISU's new director of recreation services.

More news: Inside Iowa State


The following announcements were added this week:
-- Single-show tickets for Stephens shows go on sale July 12
-- Reiman Gardens not open for rescheduled fireworks show July 10
-- Campus mail changes took effect July 1
-- STEM education coffee is July 8

See: Announcements


Faculty orientation and teaching seminar dates set
Registration is open for the University Teaching Seminar Aug. 17 (Memorial Union) and New Faculty Orientation Aug. 18 (Scheman Building). Department administrators should direct new faculty and TAs to the registration page. More information is available on the CELT website or call 4-4065.

See: Announcements


-- Danny Johnson, associate professor of supply chain management, to interim associate dean for undergraduate programs, College of Business, effective July 1
-- Mufit Akinc, professor of materials science and engineering, to professor-in-charge of international engagement, College of Engineering

Around campus

Student support component of campaign surpasses goal
Donors to Campaign Iowa State have provided more than $235.8 million in scholarship and direct support to ISU students, eclipsing the $235 million target established in 2003.

Scientists converge to discuss particle accelerator detector
About 80 scientists from around the world will gather at Iowa State July 10-13 to map the future of an electronic detector used in a giant particle accelerator on New York's Long Island.

Design students will head to desert for creative festival
Design students will display their creations at the radical Burning Man Festival in Nevada's Black Rock Desert in early September.

ISU study: TV, video games lead to kids' attention problems
A new study led by three Iowa State psychologists found that both viewing television and playing video games are associated with increased attention problems in youths.

Estes performance at World Cup concert supported by ISU musicians
When bass-baritone Simon Estes, a Distinguished artist in residence at Iowa State, performs the world premiere of "Save the Children, Save Their Lives" at Friday's World Cup concert in Johannesburg, he'll be singing to a distinctly Iowa State accompaniment. Music department chair Michael Golemo arranged the orchestral accompaniment, and three ISU faculty members and four student music majors recorded it on multiple tracks.

Iowa State among four volleyball regional tournament sites in 2014
The NCAA Division I women's volleyball committee announced that Iowa State will host a 2014 women's volleyball regional at Hilton Coliseum. The other host schools that fall are Louisville, Minnesota and Washington.

Departmental newsletters

ISU Extension Newsletter
In the July issue of the ISU Extension Newsletter: ISU Extension works with Iowa National Guard ag team heading to Afghanistan; CIRAS helping veterans do business with the government; 4-H youth development program moves to College of Human Sciences.

Open houses/receptions

This week
-- Retirement: Carol Patrick, ISU Foundation, July 9 (3-6 p.m., program at 4 p.m., Garden Room, Reiman Gardens)
-- Retirement: Susan Roe, Iowa Public Radio, July 9 (no event)

-- Retirement: Doug Clabaugh, ISU public safety (police division), July 22 (2-4 p.m., MU Gallery, program at 3 p.m.)
-- Retirement: Kathy Svec, Memorial Union, July 28 (3-5 p.m., MU Campanile Room, program at 3:30 p.m.)
-- Retirement: Mary Ann Black, ISU Research Park office, July 28 (3-5 p.m., atrium of Building 4, 2711 South Loop, ISU Research Park)
-- Retirement: Kathy Emmel, ISU controller's department, July 29 (1:30-3 p.m., 1155 Administrative Services)
-- Retirement: Lana Hood, ISU facilities planning and management, July 29 (2-3:30 p.m., 142 General Services)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Annual garden art fair is July 11
More than 55 Midwest artists will sell their garden- and nature-inspired artwork during Reiman Gardens' 8th annual Garden Art Fair July 11 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.). Reduced gardens admission for the day is $6 for adults, $2 for children (4-17 years).

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.