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Inside Update

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 planned
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.

More news: Inside Iowa State


The following announcements were added this week:
-- Additional campus lots designated for high school music festival visitors Nov. 20
-- 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

See: Announcements


-- Christina 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 Nutrition

Around campus

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.

Open houses/receptions

-- 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 calendar.

Arts and events

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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