Aug. 12, 2010
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff
Ames water shutdown closes campus Thursday
Iowa State University will be closed Thursday,
Aug. 12, due to a city of Ames water system shutdown that affects campus.
Until further notice, campus water needs to be boiled before humans drink
it. Employees whose functions are considered essential to campus operations
should report to work; all other employees are encouraged to not report.
Floodwaters overtake parts of campus
Squaw Creek overtook some east and north parts of campus Wednesday. Most
of campus was not directly affected by floodwater, which began to recede
Renovated dining center will open Aug. 17
ISU Dining will reopen the Oak-Elm residential
dining center Aug. 17. The renovated facility will feature café
service in the morning, and all-you-care-to-eat service for lunch and
Paint ... by the numbers
Apparently, there was a substantial amount of unused paint sitting around
campus prior to the "Green Your Scene" paint collection campaign, June
14-July 30. The numbers are in,
and they're impressive.
Regents meeting roundup
A new bachelor's degree for the College of Design, a new classroom
auditorium for east campus, additional greenhouse space for the horticulture
department, a new deferred compensation package for president Geoffroy and
another customized computer system for the C6 virtual reality facility
State-related decisions by the state Board of Regents Aug. 5 in
The following announcements were added this week:
-- Student move-in is Aug. 17-20; traffic congestion likely in residence
-- Next STEM education coffee gathering is Aug. 17
-- A heartfelt thanks for Fourth of July cleanup help
-- Residence department recycles 900 mattresses
-- Seats available in Aug. 17 lab safety orientation for incoming grad
-- Cyclone fan fest, equipment sale is Aug. 22
-- Alumni association's 2010-11 ISU calendar is available for purchase
-- Iowa Energy Center has funds for conferences, events related to energy
efficiency, renewable energy
When's your convocation?
Fall classes begin in about 10 days, and colleges have planned opening events for
faculty and staff to kick off the new academic year. Find your event on
Tips for saving money at the grocery store
Tahira Hira, ISU professor of personal finance and consumer economics in the
department of human development and family studies and one of the nation's
leading financial literacy experts, provides 10 money-saving
tips for your next shopping trip to the grocery store.
The benefits of planting switchgrass
ISU researchers Matt Helmers and Antonio Mallarino find that by planting
switchgrass and using certain agronomic practices, farmers can significantly
reduce the amount
of nitrogen and nitrates that leach into the soil.
-- Retirement: June VanSickle, ISU horticulture, Aug. 26 (2-3 p.m., 110
Details about this event are on the university
Garden quilt show runs Aug. 13-15
A juried show of quilts with a garden or nature theme, demonstrations,
speakers and a quilting supplies store are part of Reiman Gardens' Garden Quilt
Show Aug. 13-15. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 11
a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.
Guest carillonneur series continues Aug. 17
Jeremy Chesman, university carillonneur at Missouri State University,
Springfield, will perform on central campus Aug. 17 (7 p.m.), as part of the
music department's summer carillon
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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