Nov. 18, 2010
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff
Union Drive to close Nov. 22
Beginning Nov. 22, construction work on a skywalk between Beyer Hall and the
State Gym addition will close a portion of
Union Drive for two weeks.
Ashes to ashes: FPM taking steps to lessen impact of beetle
Facilities planning and management staff set aside year-end funds for its
emerald ash borer readiness plan. This winter, 30-40 ash trees will be
removed within an inner campus area as part of the 10-year plan,
which aims to whittle down the campus ash population to a healthy 8
percent of the canopy.
Winter weather primer
Now's the time to brush up on the university's winter weather
procedures and policies.
Neighborhood session on new sports complex, ag pavilion
ISU officials working on plans for a new outdoor sports complex and an
agriculture pavilion near the Wallace-Wilson residence halls (the Towers) are
inviting neighbors in the area to a Dec. 8 meeting
on the projects.
The following announcements were added this week:
-- Additional campus lots designated for high school music festival visitors
-- University closed Nov. 25-26 for Thanksgiving holiday; no Inside
on Nov. 25
-- Nominations for P&S CYtation Award due by Dec. 1
-- "I Love Campus Art" photo winner announced
-- STEM collaborative coffee is Nov. 30
-- Memorial scholarship fund established for former professor
-- New website links drivers, riders
-- The Giving Tree seeks your donations
Campbell, ISU food science and human nutrition, as the inaugural holder
of the Sandra S. and Roy W. Uelner Professor in Food Science and Human
Campus phonebook pickup scheduled for week of Dec. 13
Offices are encouraged to start collecting used phone
directories for recycling. Facilities crews will pick up boxes at
outside building locations beginning Dec. 13; posters available on the
recycling website can assist with the process.
ISU design studio wins national award
ISU's Design West Studio, located in Sioux City, won the University
Economic Development Association's 2010 Award of
Excellence in Partnership Development. The studio is a satellite program
of the College of Design, in partnership with ISU Extension, Sioux City and
several community groups.
Bed bugs: Prevention is the best answer
ISU entomologist Ken Holscher offers tips to avoid bringing bed
bugs home -- and one for getting rid of them.
English professor is a rising literary star
Assistant professor of English Benjamin Percy
has been juggling teaching with a national tour to promote The
Wilding, a tragic wilderness tale set in his native Oregon. The book
received rave reviews from The Boston Globe, Men's Journal, Esquire,
Outside magazine, Barnes & Noble and Booklist magazine.
Need some turkey advice?
ISU Extension staff can help Thanksgiving cooks prepare a safe turkey
dinner. Extension's Answer Line (800-262-3804) is staffed Monday through
Friday (9 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m.) or visit the Talking
Turkey website anytime for answers to frequently asked questions.
-- Retirement: Edward Kannel, ISU civil, construction and environmental
engineering, Dec. 1 (1-3 p.m., program at 2 p.m., MU Campanile Room)
-- Retirement: Robert Weber, ISU electrical and computer engineering, Dec.
3 (3-5 p.m., program at 3:30 p.m., MU Gold Room)
-- Retirement: Clyde (Skip) Walter, ISU supply chain and information
systems, Dec. 3 (4-6 p.m., Bergstrom Commons, Gerdin Building)
-- Retirement: Jim Bernard, ISU mechanical engineering, Dec. 8 (2-4 p.m.,
MU Campanile Room)
-- Reception: Robert (Bob) Rust, ISU animal science, Dec. 6 (3-4:30 p.m., Kildee atrium)
-- Reception: Honoring the 12 subjects in the Catt Center's "Women
Impacting ISU" 2011 calendar, Dec. 8 (3:30-5 p.m., MU Sun Room)
-- Retirement: Sally Gleason and Dave Scott, ISU chemistry, Dec. 9 (2-3:30
p.m., Hach Hall lobby)
-- Retirement: Corly Brooke, College of Human Sciences administration,
Dec. 9 (2-4 p.m., MU Great Hall)
Details about these events are on the university
The Greencards play in the M-Shop Nov. 19
The Maintenance Shop wraps up its fall music lineup with a concert by 2008
Grammy nominee The Greencards Nov. 19 (8 p.m., seated show). Their music
style has been called progressive bluegrass. Advance tickets are $15
(students $11) with a $2 increase on the day of show. Purchase tickets at
the M-Shop 11 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays or before any show.
Pianist Lorie Line returns to Stephens Nov. 21
"Making Spirits Bright" is the theme of Lorie
Line's musical holiday extravaganza Nov. 21 (3 p.m., Stephens). Tickets
are $48 (youth, $25; ISU students, $20), and available online
or at the Iowa State Center ticket office.
Reiman Gardens hosts Butterfly Blizzard Saturday series
Holiday family portraits, wreath making and a butterfly bonanza (with a rare
type of the common blue morpho butterfly) are just some of the activities
Reiman Gardens has planned each Saturday during the
holidays, beginning Nov. 27. Reservations are required for the
photography sessions (Nov. 27-28), and registration is required for the
other programs. Call 4-2710 to sign up and for information on costs.
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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