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Inside Update

Jan. 6, 2011
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff


2011 will bring speedier wireless to campus
Wireless spots on campus will become faster and more plentiful as information technology staff begin adding 100 new access points. The project results from a proposal submitted to the Computation Advisory Committee, the group that oversees spending of student technology fees.

Mark your calendar for intriguing campus lectures this spring
The linguist who created the alien language in Avatar, the CEO who markets Fat Tire beer, and a pair of insiders from past Israel-Palestine peace talks are among those who will give public lectures on campus this spring.

Report: Climate change impacting Iowa, Iowans
Researchers at Iowa's three regent institutions were asked to study the effects of climate change on Iowa. The collaborative study found more rain, higher temperatures and longer growing seasons -- good for crops and agricultural pests.

More news: Inside Iowa State


The following announcements were added this week:
-- Encourage students to apply for Social Justice Summit
-- P&S Council-hosted forum on conflict of interest, commitment is Jan. 13
-- Feb. 1 is deadline for fall alumni association award nominations
-- Student leaders sought for Destination Iowa State in August
-- Want to volunteer at Reiman Gardens? Learn about opportunities Jan. 20
-- Feb. 21 is nomination deadline for P&S university awards; CYtation Award deadline is March 31

See: Announcements

Seminars and conferences

The following conferences were added this week:
-- Women's Leadership Retreat, Jan. 7-8
-- Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, Region V, Jan. 16-22


-- Max Morris, professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, to interim department chair, effective Jan. 3

Around campus

Landscape architecture program makes the Top 10
Iowa State's undergraduate landscape architecture program tied for eighth in the nation in a survey of practitioners by DesignIntelligence, a bimonthly publication for leaders in design professions.

Pruetz is a guest on Thursday's Talk of the Nation
Iowa State anthropologist Jill Pruetz is a guest during the second hour of National Public Radio's Talk of the Nation program on Jan. 6. The segment featuring Pruetz, deep sea explorer Bob Ballard and pioneering photographer Nick Nichols will air at 2 p.m. Iowa time; it is titled, "Exploration in the 21st Century: What's Left to Explore?"

Grant funds will create library classroom
Parks Library was awarded a $137,150 grant from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust. The money will be used to create a special collections classroom on the library's fourth floor.

Departmental newsletters

University Museums
Get the latest news on museum exhibitions, receptions and events in the January 2011 edition of eNewsletter (PDF) from University Museums.

Open houses/receptions

Next week
-- Retirement: Gary Osweiler, ISU veterinary diagnostic and production animal medicine, Jan. 13 (3-5 p.m., Alumni Room, Vet Med)
-- Opening reception: "Line to Tone: A Drawing Salon," student work from the College of Design drawing curriculum, Jan. 13 (5-7 p.m., Gallery 181, College of Design)

-- Reception: "Relationships" art exhibition, Jan. 20 (4:30-6 p.m., Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman, program at 5:15 p.m.)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Opera auditions open to the public
The recital hall in the Music Building is the site for first-round auditions in an annual vocal competition sponsored by the Metropolitan Opera National Council Jan. 8 (noon). The public is invited to watch some or all of the nearly 30 scheduled auditions. Admission is free.

Cyclone teams competing at home in the next week:
-- Gymnastics, vs. Auburn, Jan. 7 (7 p.m., Hilton)
-- Women's basketball, vs. Nebraska, Jan. 11 (7 p.m., Hilton)
-- Men's basketball, vs. Kansas, Jan. 12 (8 p.m., Hilton)
Ticket information: Cyclone athletics

Have lunch with Coach Fennelly on Jan. 10
ISU women's basketball fans have another opportunity to talk with head coach Bill Fennelly Jan. 10 (noon-1 p.m., MU South Ballroom). Bring your lunch and questions. Door prizes will be given away.

More campus events
Talks, performances, athletic contests and other campus events are listed on the university calendar. Also, see the Arts and Entertainment page.


Submitting your news
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