Sept. 30, 2010
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff
Some doctoral programs place high in new rankings by National Research
programs in statistics, chemistry, agricultural sciences, physics,
electrical engineering and economics earned high marks in data-based
rankings released Tuesday by the National Research Council.
Osborn Research Club still going strong after 90 years
The 102-member Osborn Research
Club has kept ISU researchers in touch with the latest scientific
breakthroughs on campus for the past 90 years.
Report recommends modifications to post-tenure review policy
A Faculty Senate task force charged with reviewing ISU's post-tenure review
policy recently submitted its report, which included recommendations
for policy modifications.
Miller will lead facilities, planning and management
Dave Miller, director of facilities planning and management operations,
will become associate vice
president for FPM on Oct. 1.
NCAA certification study under way
Teams of ISU faculty, staff, students and community leaders are a few weeks
into a lengthy study of the athletics program. It's part of NCAA
certification, a process that aims to ensure athletics programs are run
Legislation supports Veterans Day requests
Iowa State employees who are veterans may ask for time away from
work on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11.
The following announcements were added this week:
-- Eat pizza, and help support United Way
-- Make an appointment for Oct. 10 dog wash
-- RSVP for MBA informational lunch on Oct. 8
-- Highway 30 drivers be alert: Lane closures continue through October
-- Pre-proposals due to Iowa Energy Center by Oct. 29
-- Physical therapy unit returns to Lied Center offices
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training > Courses).
-- Effective and Efficient Ways to Give Students Feedback, Oct. 12 (12:10-1
p.m., 2030 Morrill)
Descriptions and times
Gransberg, University of Oklahoma, to the Donald F. and Sharon A. Greenwood
Professorship in Construction Engineering (arriving later this academic
Residence reports third highest occupancy ever
On the heels of the university's announcement of a record-breaking enrollment (28,682 students), the
residence department announced its third highest occupancy
rate. This fall, 9,403 students live on campus -- including nearly 5,000
upperclassmen and graduate students.
TIAA-CREF tax expert on campus Oct. 19
Employees are invited to a discussion on
proposed tax law changes with John O'Shea, wealth planning specialist
with TIAA-CREF, on Oct. 19 (noon-1 p.m.; Q&A 1-2 p.m., Pioneer Room,
MU). Registration is open now and limited to 150 people.
New Design program welcomes first students
The first of its kind in Iowa, the College of Design's new bachelor's
program in industrial
design is one of just 10 in the Midwest. Industrial designers help to
create the things we use every day: toothbrushes, telephones, computers and
The cost of crime
A study by a team of Iowa State researchers calculated the cost to
society of the five most serious crimes -- murder, rape, armed robbery,
aggravated assault and burglary. Criminal justice program director Matt
DeLisi led the study of 654 convicted murderers.
Public safety's annual newsletter
Emergency communications, a summary of ISU's missing student policy, annual
crime statistics, and campus fire safety and general safety tips are some of
what's included in the public safety department's 2010 edition of Safety and
-- Reception: Celebrating the Barbara Forker legacy, Oct. 11 (5-6:30 p.m.,
-- Open house: Special Collections, Oct. 12 (4-5:30 p.m., 403 Parks
-- Retirement: Dave Arkovich, parking division, ISU public safety, Oct. 15
(2-4 p.m., Knapp Storm Commons)
Details about these events are on the university
-- James Petell, University of North Dakota Research Foundation, candidate
for ISURF/OIPTT director, Sept. 30 (1:30-2:30 p.m., MU Gold Room)
-- Robert Holland, University of Tennessee, candidate for Veterinary
Medicine dean, Sept. 30 (2:30-3:30 p.m., 1226 Veterinary Medicine)
-- Todd Headley, Colorado State University Research Foundation, candidate
for ISURF/OIPTT director, Oct. 4 (1:30-2:30 p.m., 206 Durham Center)
-- Jacob Maczuga, Tulane University, candidate for ISURF/OIPTT director,
Oct. 7 (1:30-2:30 p.m., 1227 Hoover)
Details about these events are on the university
John Cunnally, associate professor in art history, will discuss the history
of the female nude in art in a lecture on Sept. 30 (7 p.m., Christian
Petersen Art Museum, Morrill). Susan Stewart, associate professor in
sociology, will join Cunnally and compare the American response to nude
figures to responses in other countries.
Orpheus Descending is up first on ISU Theatre's stage
A 1957 Tennessee Williams play is ISU Theatre's season-opening production.
Descending will run the next two weekends at Fisher Theater.
Chamber players perform on campus
Ames Town and Gown Chamber Music Association presents the Boston-based Walden Chamber
Players Oct. 1 (7:30 p.m., Tye Hall, Music). Tickets are $25 (free for
students, kindergarten through college), and available online, at Rieman Music, Ames; the
music department office and at the door.
Cyclones compete at home
These Cyclone teams will host games this week in Ames:
-- Soccer vs Oklahoma, Oct. 1 (6:30 p.m., ISU soccer complex)
-- Football vs. Texas Tech (Family Weekend), Oct. 2 (6 p.m., Jack Trice
-- Volleyball vs. Texas Tech, Oct. 6 (7 p.m., Ames High School)
information is online.
Collage of Choirs is Sunday
Four Iowa State choirs are on the Stephens stage Oct. 3 (4 p.m.) for the
music department's 31st Collage of Choirs. Featured are Lyrica, Statesmen,
Cantamus and the Iowa State Singers. Admission is $10 for adults ($5 for
Pianist in residence will hold a recital
pianist Chu-Fang Huang, who will complete an artist residency at the
Iowa State Center Oct. 4-7, will conclude her stay with a recital on Oct. 7
(7:30 p.m., Tye Hall, Music). Tickets are $10 (ISU students and youth, $5).
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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