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Inside Update

Nov. 4, 2010
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff


A new textbook option: Rent 'em
University Book Store launched an in-house textbook rental program this fall. So far, students have rented more than 80 percent of the rental inventory.

Four fallen soldiers will be honored Nov. 11
Four former ISU students -- one from each of the 20th century's major conflicts -- will be honored at the annual Veterans Day Gold Star Hall ceremony Nov. 11.

Regent meeting roundup
Meeting Oct. 28 in Iowa City, the state Board of Regents approved a design firm for a new outdoor complex and new stadium scoreboard for the athletics department, and received updates on flood recovery and technology transfer efforts.

More news: Inside Iowa State


The following announcements were added this week:
-- ISU raises its green grade on Sustainability Report Card
-- Coach Fennelly's first lunch with fans is Nov. 8
-- HRS will host two benefits webcasts Nov. 4
-- Nov. 10 forum topic is compliance review for animal research
-- Get your snowblower tuned up Nov. 12-13
-- Brunnier Art Museum reopened Nov. 2
-- Forum members to discuss sustainability initiatives for ISU
-- Remember to "fall back" one hour Saturday night
-- ISCORE presentation proposals due Dec. 3
-- Diversity, women's enrichment grant recipients announced
-- Alumni association seeks award nominations

See: Announcements


CELT programs
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training > Courses). All workshops are in 1230 Communications.

Mobile technology interest group will meet Nov. 9
ComETS (Community of Educational Technology Support) will hold an interest group meeting Nov. 9 (noon-2:30 p.m., 206 Durham). Anyone who wants to learn more about mobile technology development at Iowa State is invited to attend all or part of the meeting. See online agenda and more information.

See: Descriptions and times


-- Gary Mirka, ISU Engineering, to associate dean for undergraduate and graduate education, effective Jan. 3, 2011

Around campus

ISU researchers team up with NFL PLAY 60 campaign
Two Iowa State kinesiology and Nutrition and Wellness Research Center researchers -- Gregory Welk and Michelle Ihmels -- have provided fitness tools and are analyzing data collected from an NFL program on youth fitness.

Open houses/receptions

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

-- Retirement: Diane J. Love, Institute for Transportation, Nov. 17 (3-5 p.m., institute offices, ISU Research Park, Building 4)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Stories come alive in The Arabian Nights
A young bride tells 1,001 stories featuring genies, jesters, thieves and kings to enchant a Persian sultan and save her life. ISU Theatre's production of The Arabian Nights opens Nov. 5 for a two-weekend run at Fisher Theater.

Cyclone teams competing at home this week:
-- Women's basketball, vs. Minnesota State-Mankato (exhibition), Nov. 4 (7 p.m., Hilton)
-- Men's basketball, vs. University of Dubuque (exhibition), Nov. 5 (7 p.m., Hilton)
-- Football, vs. Nebraska, Nov. 6 (2:30 p.m., Jack Trice Stadium)
-- Volleyball, vs. Missouri, Nov. 6 (7:30 p.m. HILTON)
-- Women's basketball, vs. Wartburg (exhibition), Nov. 7 (2 p.m., Hilton)
-- Swimming, vs. Northern Iowa, Nov. 10 (6 p.m., Beyer pool)
Ticket information

Concert by the Statesmen choir is Nov. 7
The 114 male voices of the Iowa Statesman will perform Nov. 7 (1:30 p.m., Tye Hall, Music Building). Titles include How Can I Keep From Singing?, I Come Singing, Who are the Brave? and ISU school songs. Shy of a Dozen also will perform. Tickets are $4 ($2 for students).

A look at the life of artist Grant Wood
University Museums is hosting a lecture with R. Tripp Evans, author of Grant Wood: A Life, Nov. 7 (7 p.m., Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill). Evans will discuss the work of the renowned artist who was not the rustic Iowan many thought him to be.

Former Grateful Dead band members resurrected in new band
Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, former Grateful Dead band members, will take the stage with their new band, Furthur, Nov. 9 in Ames (7:30 p.m., Stephens). Tickets, from $39.50 to $59.50, are available online or 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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