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Inside Update

Oct. 14, 2010
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff


Five questions for Sally Barclay
Sally Barclay, director of ISU's Nutrition Clinic for Employee Wellness, is the first to be featured in Inside Iowa State's series, "Five Questions."

Council pushes through salary recommendations
Professional and Scientific Council members unanimously approved a set of salary policy recommendations at their Oct. 7 meeting.

Engineering technology degree on hold in senate
A proposed bachelors in engineering technology degree is on hold in the Faculty Senate while talks continue with departments with similar programs.

ISU officials join Vilsack, international visitors on farm tour
Several ISU officials joined U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and agriculture ministers from Afghanistan and Pakistan on an Oct. 13 tour of Keith and Sue McKinney's farm southwest of Colo.

More news: Inside Iowa State


The following announcements were added this week:
-- CESMEE invites all to coffee collaboration
-- Bowl to raise funds for breast cancer Oct. 19
-- Add your youth programs and camps to the ISPY website
-- Work-study split changes for 2010-11 academic year
-- Funds available for biotech events through 2011
-- Campus sustainability workshop is Oct. 20
-- Fall study circle for faculty: Strengthening graduate education
-- Horticulture Club's fall festival is Oct. 23
-- Drop-off for clothing swap begins Oct. 18
-- Father-son duo will present at Oct. 22 entrepreneur lunch forum
-- English conversation course runs Oct. 19-Dec. 9
-- Campus events scheduled for National Coming Out Week Oct. 8-15
-- Fall commencement will merge graduate, undergraduate ceremonies into one

See: Announcements


CELT program
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training > Courses).
-- Show and Tell: Quality Blended and Online Courses, Oct. 20 (12:10-1 p.m., 1230 Communications)

See: Descriptions and times

Seminars and conferences

The following conference was added this week:
-- Iowa Energy Center 20th Anniversary Conference, Nov. 5

See: Announcements

Around campus

Grant will improve access to quality seed varieties in Africa
Iowa State seed scientists will partner with regional and national organizations in Malawi, Zambia and Nigeria to conduct a pilot study in Africa on achieving better access to improved seed varieties. A grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will support their work.

ISU is a site for "Moms Night Out for STEM"
The College of Engineering will be one of 21 sites across Iowa hosting a hands-on science and math night for primary caretakers of children on Oct. 21. The event is coordinated by the Iowa Math and Science Education Partnership.

Student volunteers will be out in force on Saturday
As part of the third annual CyServe event, about 270 volunteers -- most of them ISU students -- will share part of their day Oct. 16 with an Ames service organization.

Departmental newsletters

Your Library
In this issue: Longer loan periods for videos/DVDs; self-serve scanning in three locations; and football feature films.

Open houses/receptions

This week
-- Retirement: Dave Arkovich, parking division, ISU public safety, Oct. 15 (2-4 p.m., Knapp Storm Commons)

-- Retirement: Deb Patterson-Engelhorn, LAS dean's office, Oct. 25 (3:30-5 p.m., 302 Catt)
-- Retirement: Sandra Gartz, university relations, Oct. 29 (no public event planned)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Green journalist presents campus lecture
Author and environmentalist Bill McKibben will give a public lecture, "Sustaining Life on a Tough New Planet," on Oct. 14 (8 p.m., MU Great Hall).

Music festival focuses on electronics-aided sound
The music department's Lipa Festival (Oct. 14-15) will focus on electroacoustic and visual formats of music. The concert is free and open to the public.

Under the stars
All are invited to a planetarium show Oct. 15 (7 p.m. and 7:45 p.m., planetarium, Physics). Free tickets are available at the door beginning at 6:30 p.m. A star-gazing session will follow the show, weather permitting.

Bonsai show at Reiman Gardens
The Iowa Bonsai Association's annual fall show at Reiman Gardens Oct. 16-17 (9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily) will feature exhibits, bonsai demonstrations and a Japanese tea ceremony (2 p.m. Saturday). Bonsai equipment will be available for sale. Regular gardens admission includes the bonsai show.

Cyclone contests at home this week
-- Soccer, vs. Texas A&M, Oct. 15 (6:30 p.m., soccer complex)
-- Hockey, vs. Davenport University (Michigan), Oct. 15-16 (7:30 p.m., Ames/ISU Ice Arena)
-- Volleyball, vs. Texas A&M, Oct. 16 (6:30 p.m., Ames High)
-- Soccer, vs. Texas, Oct. 17 (1 p.m., soccer complex)
Athletics ticket information

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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