Sept. 16, 2010
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff
All are welcome at Monday's university convocation
An address by president Gregory Geoffroy and an awards ceremony are
highlights of the 2010 university
convocation Sept. 20 (3:15 p.m., Memorial Union Sun Room). Check out the
list of faculty and staff members who are receiving honors this year.
Latest green experiment: Morrill Road street lights
Fifteen new street lights along Morrill Road and Union Drive are expected to
save some $1,225 in
energy costs annually.
Artistic elements in new research facility
Those attending the building dedication and open house of the Biorenewables
Research Laboratory on Friday may notice sustainable art pieces
created by ISU Design students. They also may notice a one-of-a-kind conference
table on the first floor designed and built on campus.
Regents meet Thursday in Cedar Falls; listen online
The state Board of Regents is expected to approve expedited flood recovery
procedures for Iowa State, strategic plans for all schools and funding
proposals for the Iowa State and Northern Iowa athletic departments when it
16 in Cedar Falls.
The following announcements were added this week:
-- Lied Center will reopen Thursday morning, with limitations
-- Reiman Gardens returns to regular hours (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily)
-- Employee wellness offers two opportunities to make a change this
-- MARL joins office of biotechnology's core facilities
-- Library announces workshops on bibliography management software
-- Fuel up again at Transportation Services
-- Planners needed for February 2011 social justice summit
-- Research lab installs new microplate reader
-- Get hands-on fire extinguisher training (and maybe a free T-shirt)
-- ISU Dining Days continue through Friday
-- Iowa Energy Center seeks funding proposals
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training > Courses).
-- Maintaining Quality in Blended Learning: From Classroom Assessment to
Impact Evaluation, Sept. 20 (noon-1 p.m., 206 Durham)
-- Academic Integrity: The Judicial Affairs Process, Sept. 22 (12:10-1
p.m., 2030 Morrill)
-- Graduate student focus: Going on the Academic Job Market, Sept. 22
(3:10-5 p.m., 2030 Morrill)
Descriptions and times
ComETS hosts online seminar on blended learning evaluation,
ComETS (Community of Educational Technology Support) is hosting an EDUCAUSE
Learning Initiative webinar, "Maintaining Quality in Blended Learning: From
Classroom Assessment to Impact Evaluation," Sept. 20 (noon-3 p.m., 206
Durham). Leaders from Penn State and Central Florida, both strong
institutions in the field of blended and distance learning, will lead the
session. No registration is needed. Feel free to bring your lunch.
-- Jan Thompson, ISU natural resource ecology and management, to
Family Professor in Forestry
Shelley's voice silenced at age 98
Former broadcaster and ISU professor Jack
Shelley died Sept. 14. A tribute to the Boone native recaps his career,
including his service as a World War II correspondent and the prominent
journalists he groomed at ISU.
Mosquito danger peaks in the fall
Entomology assistant professor Lyric Bartholomay warns that September and
October are the months when dangerous viruses -- including West Nile virus
-- are more likely to be spread by
Practical retirement advice for faculty and staff
The ISU Foundation will host a symposium
for faculty, staff and retirees, "Practical Retirement and Estate
Planning in the Midst of Economic and Legislative Change," on Oct. 12
(6-7:30 p.m., Gateway Hotel and Conference Center). The event is free;
preregistration is requested by Oct. 4.
ISU Extension newsletter
issue: Oct. 12 Iowa Hunger Summit; CIRAS helps Humboldt company; online
parenting resource; post-flood housing assessment work; and the search
begins for the next vice president for extension and outreach.
-- Reception: Fresh Fotos exhibition opening, Sept. 16 (6-8 p.m., Gallery,
-- Retirement: Chris Ahoy, facilities planning and management, Sept. 17
(10 a.m.-noon, MU Campanile Room)
-- Open house: Biorenewables Research Laboratory, Sept. 17 (3-5:30 p.m.,
Biorenewables Research Laboratory, 3 p.m. dedication program)
-- Retirement: Robert Niehoff, ISU facilities planning and management,
Sept. 29 (1:30-2:30 p.m., 142 General Services Building)
Details about these events are on the university
Reminder: Vet Med dean candidate visits begin Sept. 20
finalists in the search for the next dean of Veterinary Medicine will
interview on campus between Monday and Oct. 1. Their visits include a campus
forum, to which all are invited.
Thoughts of a news man
Wall Street Journal editorial page editor
Paul Gigot discusses the
future of opinion journalism during a public lecture Sept. 21 (8 p.m.,
Stephens). Admission is free.
ArtWalk focuses on College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Join Nancy Girard, University Museums, for a tour of art on campus near the
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences on Sept. 22 (noon-1 p.m., Agronomy
Hall courtyard). The walk includes a look at sculptures by Christian
Petersen and Beverly Pepper.
Weekend home athletics events
-- Soccer vs. Iowa, Sept. 17 (6:30 p.m., ISU Soccer Complex). Admission is
$5 (children 2 and younger are free).
-- Softball, All-Iowa Classic, Sept. 18 (9 a.m. vs. North Dakota State; 1
p.m. vs. UNI); Sept. 19 (9 a.m. vs. Drake; 3 p.m. vs. Iowa). Games will be
played at the Southwest Athletic Complex. Admission to all games is
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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