Dec. 2, 2010
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff
You've waited a year, and now it's here
It's Inside's annual gift guide
compilation -- a list of holiday gift ideas, gift cards, memberships and
open houses available right here on campus.
Symposium eyes future: How will we learn, research,
Gadgets, apps and nearly constant connectivity are blurring the line between
the physical and virtual campus. At a Feb. 1
symposium, faculty, staff, students and higher ed experts will ponder
the changes in store and ways to get Iowa State ready for the future.
Accidents happen: Workers' compensation reminders
Nobody expects to get injured on the job, but if it does happen, human
resource services wants employees to report it. Find out what the
process is, and how to keep a minor injury from turning into a major
WinterFest moves to a Friday evening . . . for you
The student-organized WinterFest
celebration will be held this Friday evening, Dec. 3, and includes free
activities for all ages. Tour the campanile, participate in a 5K, dominate
in dodgeball, frost a sugar cookie, visit the Farm House Museum, enjoy a
feature film, purchase some holiday gifts . . . all on campus.
The following announcements were added this week:
-- P&S Council's next open forum is Dec. 2
-- ISU Forestry Club's tree and wreath sale continues for two more weekends
-- New website focuses on research opportunities for undergrads
-- Rec Services' tai chi demonstrations are Dec. 6 and 10
-- Volunteers sought for science bowl competitions in January,
-- YWCA offers student scholarship opportunity
-- Some campus artwork is covered to observe World AIDS Day
-- Buy poinsettias through Dec. 4 from the ISU Horticulture Club
-- Find unique holiday gifts at Art Mart, Dec. 2-4
-- Vet services discount extended to ISU retirees
-- Neighborhood meeting on outdoor sports complex is Dec. 8
-- Ann McCarthy, office of the executive vice president and provost, to state relations
officer, office of the president, effective Nov. 22
Meningitis case reported on campus
An ISU student has been diagnosed with bacterial
meningitis and is hospitalized in stable condition at Mary Greeley
Medical Center. A preventive antibiotic is being administered to those who
had close contact with the student.
ME students share their devices at first design expo
Teams of mechanical engineering students will share posters and prototypes
of their design ideas during the department's first design expo
Dec. 7 (noon-4 p.m., Howe Hall). It is free and open to the public.
Prospective students find out if they are future Iowa Staters . . . in
only two days
A new faster, efficient
enrollment process is a win-win for both ISU and prospective
Discovery prevents symptoms of genetic disorder
A research team, led by ISU's Matthew Ellinwood, has demonstrated that beginning replacement of
a key enzyme shortly after birth prevents irreversible damage to skin,
bones and organs typically suffered by individuals with MPS 1
(mucopolysaccharidosis type I).
Green gift-giving, earth-friendly holiday parties and "reuse" shopping at
ISU Surplus are featured in the latest Live
Green! Monthly newsletter (PDF).
-- Retirement: Robert Weber, ISU electrical and computer engineering, Dec.
3 (3-5 p.m., program at 3:30 p.m., MU Gold Room)
-- Retirement: Skip Walter, ISU supply chain and information systems, Dec.
3 (4-6 p.m., Bergstrom Commons, Gerdin Building)
-- Reception: Bob Rust, ISU animal science, honoring his induction to the
Meat Industry Hall of Fame, Dec. 6 (3-4:30 p.m., Kildee atrium, program at
-- Retirement: Jim Gaunt, ISU civil, construction and environmental
engineering, Dec. 7 (2-4 p.m., MU South Ballroom)
-- Retirement: Jim Bernard, ISU mechanical engineering, Dec. 8 (2-4 p.m.,
MU Campanile Room)
-- 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)
-- Retirement: Max Porter, ISU civil, construction and environmental
engineering, Dec. 10 (2:30-5 p.m., MU South Ballroom, program at 3:15
-- Retirement: John Maves and Mary Joyce VeVerka, ISU architecture, Dec.
13 (2-3 p.m., Lightfoot Forum, Design)
-- Retirement: Deb Michel and Dennis Olson, ISU animal science, Dec. 14
(3:30-5 p.m., Kildee atrium, program at 4 p.m.)
-- Retirement: Dianne Anderson, ISU Survey and Behavioral Research
Services, Dec. 15 (3:30-5 p.m., 1109 Snedecor)
-- Retirement: Pam Myers, ISU electrical and computer engineering, Dec. 16
(2-4 p.m., 3041 ECpE Building Addition)
-- Retirement: Cheryl Shreve, College of Business administration, Dec. 22
(no public event planned)
-- Retirement: Merle Pochop, Center for Industrial Research and Service,
Dec. 31 (private event planned)
-- Farewell: Jessica Rohrig, TRIO Educational Talent Search program, Jan.
3 (2-3:30 p.m., 307 Enrollment Services Center)
Details about these events are on the university
The Peanuts gang takes the stage
ISU Theatre is bringing a family-friendly stage production of You're a Good
Man, Charlie Brown to Fisher Theater. Performances are at 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 3, 4, 10 and 11; 1 p.m. Dec. 5; and 2 p.m. Dec. 12. Tickets, $18 for
adults and $11 for students, are available at Ticketmaster, the Iowa State Center
ticket office or at the door.
Holiday harmony with The Lettermen
1960s crooners, The Lettermen, will be on campus Dec. 3 (7:30 p.m.,
Stephens) for a holiday
concert. Tickets are $33 and $37 (youth, $25; ISU students, $20), and
are available online
or at the Iowa State Center ticket office.
Student holiday concert is Dec. 5
Iowa State's 55th annual
holiday concert, featuring the symphony orchestra and more than 300
voices from four choirs, will be held Dec. 5 (4 p.m., Stephens). Tickets are
$10 ($5 for ISU students and youth).
Lunch with the coach
The Cyclone head basketball coaches will host campus lunches next week in
the MU Sun Room (noon-1 p.m. both days). Have lunch with women's coach Bill
Fennelly Dec. 6 and with men's coach Fred Hoiberg Dec. 7. Bring your lunch
and your questions; door prizes are awarded.
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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