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Inside Update

Oct. 21, 2010
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff


Flood recovery progresses
FEMA officials have visited about 90 percent of ISU's flood- or storm-damaged properties. Some key facilities, closed since Aug. 11, are set to reopen within two weeks.

It's that time of year: Benefits change period
The benefits open change period for non-supervisory merit employees runs Oct. 29-Nov. 29. Find out what changes are in store this year.

Council hears more about FY11 cuts
The latest numbers on jobs and employees affected by FY11 position eliminations were shared with P&S Council members at their Oct. 7 meeting.

More news: Inside Iowa State


The following announcements were added this week:
-- RSVP by Oct. 27 for YWCA chocolate event at The Knoll
-- Donate nonperishable food items to stuff the bus
-- Free blood pressure and body comp screenings available
-- Learn about ISU's MBA program Nov. 3
-- Alumni association's Oct. 29 awards ceremony is moved off campus
-- Club to hold Scholastic book fair Oct. 21-22

See: Announcements

Around campus

ISU researchers study wetland health
Two ISU researchers are collecting physical, chemical and biological data from 37 wetlands in northern Iowa, which are part of the Prairie Pothole Region. They hope to identify the most reliable indicators of a healthy wetland ecosystem.

Student scores "dream" internship
Travis Hunt, a senior kinesiology major in the athletic training option, was one of four students selected for a summer athletic training internship with the Dallas Cowboys.

Open houses/receptions

Next week
-- Retirement: Deb Patterson-Engelhorn, LAS dean's office, Oct. 25 (3:30-5 p.m., 302 Catt)
-- Retirement: Tom Baird, Electric Power Research Center, Oct. 25 (4-5 p.m., 3041 ECpE Building Addition)
-- Retirement: Dorothy (Dottie) Abendroth, controller's department, Oct. 29 (10-11 a.m., 1155 ASB)
-- Retirement: Donna Wiegand, Reiman Gardens, Oct. 29 (2-4 p.m., Garden Room, Reiman Gardens)
-- Retirement: Sandra Gartz, university relations, Oct. 29 (no public event planned)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Halloween happenings
There are plenty of ghostly shenanigans happening this week. Novice ghost hunters can check out University Museums' annual Haunted Iowa State Oct. 27 (7 p.m., campanile). If a family-friendly Halloween is more your style, visit Spirits in the Gardens Oct. 23-24 (4-7 p.m., Reiman Gardens).

Fall fun
The ISU horticulture club is hosting its annual fall festival at the ISU Horticulture Research Station on Oct. 23 (11 a.m. - 4 p.m.) The club will sell apples, pumpkins and cider. There also will be tours, children's activities, speakers and demonstrations. The research station is located 15 minutes north of Ames on 170th Street, one mile east of Highway 69.

Cyclone contests at home this week
-- Swimming, vs. Nebraska-Omaha, Oct. 23 (1 p.m., Beyer), free
-- Volleyball, vs. Kansas, Oct. 23 (6:30 p.m., Ames High), $5

Live jazz at the Maintenance Shop
Singer-songwriter Lulu LaFever brings her sultry blues and jazz to the MU Maintenance Shop Oct. 23 (8 p.m.). Her sound has been compared to Ella Fitzgerald, Bette Midler and Bonnie Raitt. Tickets are $10 ($6 students); all tickets go up $2 the day of the show.

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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