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Inside Update

Oct. 28, 2010
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff


Open change begins Nov. 1 for ISU Plan
ISU Plan participants will have a chance to review and change their elected benefits during the annual open change period, Nov. 1-19. Find out what's new for 2011.

Regents meet Thursday in Iowa City
A flood recovery update, RIO summary and request to plan a new outdoor sports complex south of campus are among ISU agenda items when the state Board of Regents meets Oct. 28 at the University of Iowa.

We love our webcams
The university's construction site webcams serve multiple purposes ... and audiences.

Fans: Trim the trash for Game Day Challenge
Fans at Saturday's Homecoming football game will compete against nearly 90 other universities in a recycling contest sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency. Help ISU win by bringing as little trash as possible to the game and recycling the rest at various recycling spots around the stadium.

Cy gets tough
A set of new mascot marks was released last week to accompany the I-State athletics logo. A tougher, stronger Cy should start appearing on local merchandise soon.

More news: Inside Iowa State


The following announcements were added this week:
-- "Energizing architecture" is topic of Nov. 4 sustainability lecture
-- Flu shots are available through Oct. 29
-- Mellencamp concert tickets go on sale Oct. 29
-- Proteomics and Protein facilities combine services
-- Get your Nutcracker Ballet tickets now
-- Collaborators sought for virus-insect interactions group
-- Immigration filing fee changes take effect Nov. 23
-- 2011 benefits are the subject of Nov. 4 open forum
-- Phi Kappa Phi membership deadline is Oct. 31

See: Announcements


CELT programs
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training > Courses).
-- Scientific Teaching in Practice, Nov. 5 (1-4 p.m., location TBA), RSVP by Nov. 1 to jhines@wisc.edu
-- Quick Tips and Tricks for Hybrid or Blended Learning, Nov. 9 (12:10-1:30 p.m., 1230 Communications)

See: Descriptions and times

Around campus

ISU students use shipping containers to design Haitian community center
Some Iowa State architecture students are creating a community center out of recycled shipping containers in a Haitian village. This fall, they will test their design ideas and construction techniques on a shipping container in their own neighborhood.

ISU will host 2012 women's basketball championship opening rounds
The NCAA women's basketball committee chose Hilton Coliseum as one of 16 sites for the 2012 championship's first and second rounds.

Iowa: Home to more than 1,200 acres of vineyards
ISU Extension viticulturist Mike White has been involved in the growth of Iowa's wine business almost since its inception.

Two views: Predicting Iowa's gubernatorial election
Two Iowa State political scientists discuss winning possibilities in Tuesday's gubernatorial race.

Open houses/receptions

This week
-- 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)

-- Retirement: Judy Trumpy, student health center, Nov. 8 (no public event planned)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Homecoming events are under way
Yell Like Hell, campaniling, fireworks, a pep rally, an awards ceremony and more. It's all part of this year's Homecoming celebration, which winds up Saturday afternoon when the Cyclone football team faces Kansas (1 p.m., Jack Trice Stadium).

Free concert of Appalachian roots music at M-Shop
The Student Union Board will present a free concert by Appalachian roots musicians Jeni and Billy on Nov. 1 (7:30 p.m., MU Maintenance Shop). The duo will play original and traditional songs from country, Appalachian, old-time, bluegrass, and folk music; instruments include guitar, banjo, harmonica and autoharp.

Chocolate dessert fund-raiser is Nov. 1
The Ames-ISU YWCA's annual dessert fund-raiser, "Just Desserts -- a Taste of Chocolate and More," will be held Nov. 1 (7-8:30 p.m., The Knoll). Tickets are $35; proceeds support scholarships for ISU women.

Viver Brasil takes stage at Stephens Nov. 2
Viver Brasil, a dance company with roots in the traditional and contemporary dance of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, will perform Nov. 2 (7:30 p.m., Stephens). Tickets, $33 and $37, are available online and at the Stephens ticket office.

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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