Aug. 19, 2010
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff
Despite flooding, the show must go on
Last week's flooding forced a change of
plans and venues for some upcoming campus events.
After the flood: Facilities update
Flood waters invaded several campus buildings last week. Find out the
the damages and the current status of the affected facilities.
An army of yellow helps ISU clean up
A decision to contract with ServiceMaster
cleaning and restoration pros following the flood of 1993 is
helping to speed the recovery in 2010.
The following announcements were added this week:
-- The Sept. 1 Chris Cagle concert is cancelled
-- Register for OLLI classes at Aug. 26 kickoff
-- IEOP offers intensive English class for adults
-- Lied Center reopens for limited use
-- HRS provides an updated FAQ on Aug. 11, Aug. 12 absences
-- University Community Childcare closed; reopens Aug. 23 at new
-- Latest flood updates available on News Service website
-- New website is hub for research participant opportunities
-- Water bottles are everywhere. Now what?
-- To help you get on the right track this semester, check out these
WebCT and Clicker
-- CELT, along with information technology services, also supports
Wimba software for web and video conferencing, SafeAssign for
plagiarism detection, Respondus for creating and managing online tests
and StudyMate for interactive Flash modules. There is no charge for
these centrally supported
technologies, and CELT staff will be glad to meet with you
one-on-one to get you off to a quick start.
-- Judy Vance, ISU mechanical engineering, to the Joseph and
Elizabeth Anderlik Professorship in Engineering
-- Gary Wells, ISU psychology, to Wendy and Mark Stavish Chair in
U.S. News rankings: ISU remains in top 25 percent of
national public universities
Iowa State again is among the top one-fourth of all public national
universities in U.S. News
& World Report's 2011 "America's Best Colleges" annual
rankings released earlier this week.
Discovery may provide new hope for TB treatment
Two ISU researchers discovered that a special set of
sugars found on some disease-causing pathogens helps those
pathogens fight the body's natural defenses as well as vaccines. This
discovery may be a first step in understanding a disease family that
ISU vet oversees health of 15,000 animals at Iowa State
As the veterinarian
for the Iowa State Fair, Dr. Bruce Leuschen, ISU veterinarian and
clinician, oversees the health of approximately 15,000 animals during
the state fair.
-- Reception: College of Design welcome, Aug. 23 (6-8 p.m., King
-- Retirement: June VanSickle, ISU horticulture, Aug. 26 (2-3 p.m.,
Details about these events are on the university
MU poster sale begins Aug. 21
The Student Activities Center is hosting its annual art and print
poster sale Aug. 21-Sept. 3 at two locations in the Memorial Union (Pine Room,
Aug. 21-22; Cardinal Room, Aug. 23-Sept. 3). Sale hours are 9 a.m.-6
p.m.; most prices range from $8 to $12. Proceeds benefit art programs at the MU.
Calling all Cyclone fans
Break out your favorite cardinal and gold attire and attend the
Cyclone Fan Fest Aug. 22 (1-3 p.m., Bergstrom Indoor Practice
Facility). Inflatables, temporary tattoos, ISU merchandise and
opportunities to interact with ISU athletes and coaches are just some
of the day's festivities. Tickets to the ISU vs. Northern Illinois
football game will be available for $10 at the Iowa State Athletics
Ticket Office during the event.
Get your tickets now for plant and garden art auction
Reiman Gardens is hosting its second annual Plant
and Garden Art Auction Aug. 27 (6-9 p.m., Reiman Gardens). The
event includes dinner and drinks, live and silent auctions, music and
dancing. Ticket-holders also will have access to the CoHorts' Plant
Sale on Aug. 28 (8 a.m.-4 p.m., Reiman Gardens parking lot) before it
opens to the public. Tickets are $20 for CoHorts; $25 for the
public. Reserve your spot by calling 4-2710.
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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