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Inside Update

July 29, 2010
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff


Summer program gives incoming freshmen a boost
A College of Engineering summer program brings incoming multicultural freshmen to campus for academic and research opportunities.

Education group seeks stronger U.S.-Indonesia ties
Last July, president Gregory Geoffroy helped lead a group of American educators to Indonesia to explore educational programs between U.S. and Indonesian universities. In a follow-up report, educators call for reinvigoration of the two countries' relationship in higher education.

Final FY11 budgets confirmed
In a July 23 memo to university leaders, executive vice president and provost Elizabeth Hoffman confirmed final revenue projections and expense budgets for the fiscal year that began July 1. Each college and vice president-level unit received a general university budget summary as well as its own summary.

UNI hosts seminar on creating search-friendly web sites
An expert in search engine optimization (SEO) will present a couple of seminars at the University of Northern Iowa. (One seminar also may be offered online.) Iowa State employees are invited to attend any of the sessions at no cost.

Bratsch-Prince tapped for post in provost office
Dawn Bratsch-Prince, associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and professor of Spanish, has been appointed associate provost for academic personnel. She succeeds Susan Carlson, who left for a position at the University of California.

More news: Inside Iowa State


The following announcements were added this week:
-- Register by Aug. 7 for quilting classes during Reiman Gardens' quilt show
-- Temporary fueling changes for ISU unleaded and diesel vehicles begin Aug. 2
-- Tickets for Oct. 7 Stephens show by comedian Brian Regan go on sale July 30
-- Faculty receive entrepreneurship fellowships

See: Announcements


-- Danny Johnson, ISU supply chain management, to interim associate dean for undergraduate programs, College of Business

Around campus

A sign of summer: construction
University photographer Bob Elbert provides a visual update of a few construction sites on campus. Watch for more next week.

Study: High heels can age your joints
A new Iowa State study shows that prolonged wearing and walking in high heels can contribute to joint degeneration and knee osteoarthritis.

ISU to benefit from broadband expansion funds
As part of a consortium of research universities, ISU will receive grant funds for expanded broadband network capabilities.

Cyclone Club sets fund-raising record
Members of the athletics department's Cyclone Club contributed an all-time high of $6.2 million during the fiscal year that ended June 30. More than 30 percent of new club members joined as part of the new member referral campaign, "Each One, Bring One."

Campus newsletters

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
An equine virus that may pave the way for an HIV vaccine, tests to identify animals harboring salmonella, and alumni profiles are featured in the latest issue of Stories, the magazine of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Office of Risk Management
In the July newsletter (PDF) from the Office of Risk Management: computer insurance coverage, new electronic motor vehicle record checks and social security number protection.

Open houses/receptions

This week
-- 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 Engelhorn, ISU kinesiology, July 30 (no event)
-- 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)

Next week
-- Retirement: Julia Apple-Smith, 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)
-- Retirement: Karen Larson, ISU Dining, Aug. 6 (2-4 p.m., Banquet Room, Knapp-Storms dining complex)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Get a ride on one of CyRide's new hybrid buses
CyRide will unveil its new fleet of 12 hybrid buses during a short ceremony and open house July 31 (3 p.m., CyRide, 1700 University Blvd.). All are invited; RSVPs are requested.

Outdoor movie night at Reiman Gardens
National Treasure, starring Nicholas Cage and Diane Kruger, will be shown outdoors on the big screen Aug. 4 (approx. 7:30 p.m., Reiman Gardens, doors open at 6 p.m.). Bring your own chairs or blanket. Snacks will be available for purchase. Admission.

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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