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
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.
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
-- 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.
-- Feb. 21 is nomination deadline for P&S university awards; CYtation
Award deadline is March 31
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
Morris, professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering,
to interim department chair, effective Jan. 3
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.
Get the latest news on museum exhibitions, receptions and events in the
January 2011 edition of eNewsletter
(PDF) from University Museums.
-- 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
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.
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