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Inside Update

Aug. 5, 2010
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff


ISU shows off cardinal, gold and green at Iowa State Fair
Iowa State will highlight its green initiatives at the Iowa State Fair, Aug. 12-22. Fair-goers will learn how ISU is reducing waste, saving money and creating a more sustainable future. And, yes, there will be temporary I-State tattoos.

Get a sneak peek at Hach Hall
ISU's chemistry faculty is upbeat about the opportunities the newly constructed Hach Hall will bring to their department and the university. The building opens Aug. 23.

'E-cycling' saves landfills, dollars
Iowa State's "Green Your Scene" efforts have kept nearly 11 tons of electronics from littering landfills, and also has saved the university some money along the way.

Regents meeting on campus this week
A 400-seat auditorium teaching facility, additional research space for the new horticulture greenhouses, a new undergraduate degree for the College of Design and a customized computer system for C6 are among ISU agenda items when the state Board of Regents meets Aug. 5 in the MU Sun Room. The public meeting begins at 8:30 a.m.

Campus dining attains traylessness
Two longstanding fixtures in college dining rooms, cafeteria-style lines and dining trays, have been eliminated from ISU Dining's three residential dining centers.

65 approved for RIO3 retirement plan
Officials recently updated P&S Council on the RIO3 retirement plan, searches for a veterinary medicine dean and a vice president for extension and outreach, and the promising enrollment outlook for fall.

More news: Inside Iowa State


The following announcements were added this week:
-- 13th Street pavement work changes lanes Aug. 5
-- UNI hosts SEO seminars, including one webinar
-- Learn about herbs at Reiman Gardens Aug. 12
-- Undergrad research poster session is Aug. 6
-- Brunnier, Christian Petersen, Farm House museums closed Aug. 9-22
-- ISU is 48th worldwide in scholarly web presence
-- Register now for teaching seminar, new faculty orientation Aug. 17-18

See: Announcements

Seminars and conferences

The following conferences were added this week:
-- Growth Factor and Signal Transduction Conference, Sept. 9-12
-- Young Women in Business Conference, Sept. 27

See: Announcements

Around campus

Vote for Lisa
Lisa Koll is in the running for the top national track award, The Bowerman. Online fan voting is a factor in the award.

New website is hub for research participation opportunities
ISU research teams in need of volunteer human subjects for their studies have a new recruiting tool. The Vice Provost for Research and Economic Development website now includes a corner for such postings.

ISU design, computer science receive $50,000 grant
The College of Design and department of computer science will use a $50,000 grant from the Motorola Foundation to host a yearlong game development competition for ISU students majoring in design, technology, communication and business disciplines.

Departmental newsletters

Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture
A deadline reminder (Aug. 16) for Leopold Center's competitive grant program, a Volkswagen Jetta powered by home-made biodiesel and research about winter cereal grains and forage legumes as profitable crop options for farmers, are some of the stories in the Leopold Center's August e-newsletter.

Open houses/receptions

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

Details about this event is on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Get a new office look
You can rent a piece of art to freshen up your workspace for as little as $12 per semester. The art lending open house is Aug. 10-11 in the Memorial Union's browsing library.

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.

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