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Inside Update

Nov. 11, 2010
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff


Nolan tapped as ISU vet med dean
Dr. Lisa Nolan, professor and associate dean in the College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named the next dean of the college. She succeeds Dr. John Thomson, who will remain on the faculty.

Senate to consider NTE teaching recommendations
The Faculty Senate will vote next month on a set of recommendations that would require departments and colleges to set target percentages for non-tenure eligible teaching every three years. Those that exceed the maximum limits would have to provide justification.

New signs chart the way to campus
Twenty-five recently installed signs are easing the stress level for drivers headed to Iowa State. FPM's Chris Strawhacker provides some answers about the sign project in this Inside Q&A.

Trees with a story to tell
Sycamore Row is a long line of sycamore trees originally planted about 100 years ago to shade pedestrians and train passengers as they traveled between campus and downtown Ames. Graduate student Deb Cooper is passionate about the trees, and she has helped them receive national recognition.

Parking update: Fewer tickets, greener patrols
One-day parking permits are popular ... parking tickets dropped by 15 percent last year ... parking staff are walking more and driving less. These observations were part of DPS parking division manager Mark Miller's recent presentation to the P&S Council.

More news: Inside Iowa State


The following announcements were added this week:
-- Volunteer judges needed for state science fair
-- Website, MU display honor exemplary academic advisers
-- Design contest marks ISU participation in World Usability Day
-- Reserve materials now for spring semester
-- Industry sponsors of research could own the intellectual property
-- Order by Nov. 12 to get your holiday hams
-- Reminder: Benefits open change period ends soon
-- Learn how to dodge diabetes
-- Phi Kappa Phi initiation ceremony is Nov. 14
-- Nov. 4 employee benefits webcasts are archived online
-- ISU Police warn of cashier check scam

See: Announcements


CELT programs
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training > Courses). Classes are in 1230 Communications unless indicated.
-- Using the ThinkSpace/eDoc learning platform to help students solve complex problems, Nov. 16 (noon-1:30 p.m.)
-- Web-conferencing with Wimba virtual classroom tools, Nov. 16 (2-3 p.m.)
-- Clicker orientation, Nov. 17 (2-3 p.m., 2030 Morrill)

See: Descriptions and times

Around campus

Carriquiry will deliver fall dean's lecture on Tuesday
Distinguished professor of statistics Alicia Carriquiry will present "Chewing Over the Numbers: How Food Consumption Data are Driving Nutrition Policy" on Nov. 16 (7:30 p.m., MU Sun Room). Her talk is the fall 2010 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's Lecture; it is open to the public.

Hold the dates: Sustainability symposium set for Feb. 21-22
Details are coming together on the university's third annual symposium on sustainability for faculty, staff and students Feb. 21-22, 2011, in the Memorial Union.

Departmental newsletters

Your Library
In this issue: Access to PsycARTICLES® now available; ISU Library to close for part of winter break; and special collections open house highlights new collection of rare books.

The Mark from University Marketing
Principles of marketing higher education, campus maps, marketing online degrees, university communication templates, university editorial style guide, electronic communication strategies, and a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences case study are in the October issue of news and tips from university marketing.

Open houses/receptions

Next week
-- Welcome: Ebony Williams, Mathilda Tuuli and Adele Lozano, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Nov. 16 (2:30-4 p.m., Multicultural Center, MU)
-- Retirement: Diane Love, Institute for Transportation, Nov. 17 (3-5 p.m., institute offices, ISU Research Park, Building 4)
-- Farewell: Rich Bundy, ISU Foundation, Nov. 17 (3-5 p.m., Campanile Room, MU, program at 4 p.m.)

-- Retirement: Jim Bernard, ISU mechanical engineering, Dec. 8 (2-4 p.m., MU Campanile Room)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Four former students to be honored at Veterans Day ceremony
Four former students who died while on active duty in the U.S. armed services will be honored during ISU's annual Gold Star Hall ceremony Nov. 11 (3:15 p.m., MU Great Hall.) It is free and open to the public.

The Brunnier marks reopening with a gallery walk
Nearly three months after the Scheman Building flooded, the Brunnier Art Museum and store reopened Nov. 2. Enjoy the museum's first public event since the flood -- a gallery walk -- on Nov. 14.

Celebrate an old-fashioned Christmas at the Farm House
Find out how early Iowans would have celebrated Christmas at the Farm House Museum's Christmas 1870s exhibition. The Farm House is open Nov. 15-Dec. 17 (Monday-Friday, noon-4 p.m.) and during special weekend open houses Dec. 4-5 and 11-12 (1-4 p.m.). The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Gingrich book tour stops in Ames Nov. 16
Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich will discuss his latest historical novel during a talk Nov. 16 (6:30 p.m., MU Great Hall). The book is Valley Forge: George Washington and the Crucible of Victory; the lecture is free and open to the public.

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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