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Inside Update

July 22, 2010
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff


Tree losses from storm are adding up
Grounds crews have their work cut out for them in the coming weeks. About 90 trees are a total loss and will be removed; another 150 sustained damage and need trimming.

Grass-roots energy savers realize big savings
Grass-roots efforts to cut energy use at Iowa State last year succeeded to the tune of $3 million in savings.

Summer offers chance for professional, personal development
We've compiled a list of some (mostly free) campus resources that can help you catch up on professional development, required training and personal enrichment activities.

Autopsy will determine cause of ISU student's death
Iowa State police are investigating the death of a male student found July 20 in his University Village apartment. The student is Lucas Farlinger, a senior from St. Ansgar majoring in management information systems. There is no evidence of foul play in Farlinger's death.

More news: Inside Iowa State


The following announcements were added this week:
-- Summer Iowa Games continue in Ames, on campus this weekend
-- Former LOMIS department in College of Business has new name
-- Newest Simon Estes CD features World Cup-premiered song
-- Submit library course reserves for fall semester now
-- Summer undergraduate research poster session is Aug. 6

See: Announcements

Around campus

First camp experience in design for high schoolers
A two-week summer camp in the College of Design is based on the college's three-year-old workshop for high school students at ISU Design West in Sioux City. Participants share an interest in design careers -- as architects, artists, community planners, digital designers, graphic designers, industrial designers, interior designers or landscape architects.

ISU Extension is a partner in financial literacy teaching workshop
Last week at a financial literacy teaching workshop on campus, 75 Iowa K-12 teachers received lessons to incorporate into their curriculum as part of a new state mandate on skills-focused curricula.

The ultimate (literally) world title
A coed team loaded with Iowa State alumni and students captured the mixed division title in the World Ultimate Club Championships for the sport formerly known as Ultimate Frisbee. The championship was held in Prague, Czech Republic, earlier this month.

Departmental newsletters

College of Human Sciences
Secrets for aging well, risks of wearing high heels and efforts to refocus research at the Nutritional and Wellness Research Center are among stories in the summer issue of Matters, the Human Sciences newsletter for alumni.

Open houses/receptions

This week
-- Retirement: Doug Clabaugh, ISU public safety (police division), July 22 (2-4 p.m., MU Gallery, program at 3 p.m.)
-- Retirement: Linda Schultz, Office of the Vice President for Extension and Outreach, July 23 (9:30-11 a.m., 17 Curtiss)
-- Reception and poster presentation: PWISE summer research interns, July 23 (1-3 p.m., Howe auditorium and atrium, keynote at 1 p.m.)

Next week
-- Retirement: Sherrie Nystrom, ISU mechanical engineering, July 28 (2-4 p.m., 2004 Black Engineering)
-- Retirement: Kathy Svec, ISU 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)
-- Retirement: Rich Jones, ISU postal and parcel services, July 30 (no event)
-- Retirement: Sheryl Soden, ISU registrar's office, July 30 (office event planned)
-- Retirement: Jim Black, ISU Center for Industrial Research and Service, July 30 (recognition held previously)
-- Retirement: Linda Jordening, Iowa Public Radio, July 30 (2-4 p.m., 2032 Communications)

-- Retirement: Julia Apple-Smith, College of Engineering international programs and services, Aug. 3 (2-4 p.m., MU Campanile Room)
-- Retirement: Don Hofstrand, ISU Extension, Aug. 4 (4-6 p.m., 4-H Learning Center, North Iowa Fairgrounds, Mason City)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

High school all-star football game is July 24
Ninety-two just-graduated Iowa high school football players will compete in the 38th annual Iowa Shrine Bowl July 24 (7 p.m., Jack Trice Stadium). Tickets are $15 at the gate.

Guest carillon concert is July 27
Min-Jin O, professor of music and carillonneur at Hyechon University, Daejeon, South Korea, continues Iowa State's summer carillon series with a concert July 27 (7 p.m., central campus). Free campanile tours will be offered following her performance.

Horticulture field day is July 29
Demonstrations on the latest landscaping computer software, Earth-Kind roses and hydrangeas, a vineyard tour and other demonstrations are part of the All Horticulture Field Day July 29 (8 a.m.-2 p.m., ISU Hort Research Station east of Gilbert). The cost is $20; registration is requested. All are invited.

More campus events
Talks, performances, athletic contests and other campus events are listed on the university calendar. Also, see the Arts and Entertainment page.


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