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
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
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
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.
-- 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
Details about these events are on the university
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).
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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