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Inside Update

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 extent of 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.

More news: Inside Iowa State


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 site
-- Latest flood updates available on News Service website
-- New website is hub for research participant opportunities
-- Water bottles are everywhere. Now what?

See: Announcements


CELT programs
-- To help you get on the right track this semester, check out these WebCT and Clicker tips.
-- 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 Social Sciences

Around campus

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 includes tuberculosis.

ISU vet oversees health of 15,000 animals at Iowa State Fair
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.

Open houses/receptions

Next week
-- Reception: College of Design welcome, Aug. 23 (6-8 p.m., King Pavilion, Design)
-- Retirement: June VanSickle, ISU horticulture, Aug. 26 (2-3 p.m., 110 Horticulture)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

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.


Submitting your news
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