Feb. 24, 2011
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff
Rec fees will be phased in for faculty, staff
Heeding faculty and staff feedback about increased recreation fees in
2011-12, vice president for student affairs Tom Hill said that nonstudent user
fees will be phased in over the next two years. University funds
will cover the difference.
It's your turn: Participate in the third university life
In an e-mail sent this week, faculty, staff and
students are invited to participate in a biennial online University
Life Survey. The university's progress on strategic plan goals and
ISU's working and learning environments are among the topics covered
in the five-minute survey.
New tools to assist with new salary policy
tools are available for those who will implement the new salary
Teams envision a greener Iowa State
Teams conjured up
visions of a campus where people opt for buses instead of cars,
eat more in-season local foods and network extensively about
sustainable activities. It all was part of the visioning process at
the recent symposium on sustainability.
Publishing tips are part of creative writing symposium
A panel discussion with agents and editors will kick off this year's
Wildness, Wilderness and the Creative Imagination. "A Rough Guide
to the Heart and Mind" is the theme for lectures and readings during
the annual event, Feb. 26-27 in the Memorial Union. It is free and
open to the public.
The following announcements were added this week:
-- Stash the Trash and Veishea Service Day is March 26; register to volunteer online
-- Door prizes sought for National Student Employment Week
-- Faculty and staff needed as Veishea volunteers
-- Register by March 11 for Fulbright program workshops
-- Eating Disorders Awareness week continues through Feb. 28
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training >
-- Clicker orientation workshop, March 2 (12:10-1 p.m., 2030 Morrill)
-- "Back to the Basics: Blackboard Learn's File Management Options," March 3 (2:10-3:30 p.m., 1230 Communications)
CELT accepting applications for conference
The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching is accepting
faculty applications for Wakonse Conference on College Teaching
Fellowships. The conference is May 26-31. CELT will pay for conference
registration, lodging, food and travel for those awarded the
are due March 5.
Descriptions and times
First draft on NCAA certification ready to read
The first draft of a
self-study of ISU's athletics program is available online. The
draft is part of the NCAA certification process under way at Iowa
State. A public
forum on the draft is scheduled for Feb. 28 (5:30-7:30 p.m.,
Memorial Union Campanile Room).
Discovery will help understand drug resistance of
A team led by ISU and Ames Lab researcher Edward Yu has zeroed in on
the pump system that helps
bacteria resist antibiotic drugs. Their discoveries are featured
in the Feb. 24 issue of the Nature journal.
ISU economist assesses Obama health care plan
In a report
he authored for the new issue of IAbiz magazine, ISU economist
David Swenson points out that large fractions of the 2010 Patient
Protection and Affordable Care Act have some impact on commerce and
Iowa's workers in general, small businesses in particular, and on the
state's important and diverse insurance industry.
Waste vegetable oil from ISU Dining to fuel CyRide bus
BioBus, an entrepreneurial student initiative, hopes to soon recycle waste
vegetable oil collected from ISU Dining's Union Drive Marketplace
facility and turn it into biodiesel to power a CyRide bus.
-- Open forum: Michael Gray, University of Illinois, ISU vice
president for extension and outreach candidate, Feb. 24 (3-4:30 p.m.,
1951 Food Sciences)
-- Open forum: Cathann Kress, Office of Family Policy, Children and
Youth, U.S. Department of Defense, ISU vice president for extension
and outreach candidate, March 1 (3-4:30 p.m., 1951 Food Sciences)
Details are on the search
Fiddler on the Roof salutes tradition
A national touring company will perform the Tony Award-winning musical
the Roof at 8 p.m. March 3 in Stephens Auditorium. Tickets,
$49 and $45 ($25 youth, $20 students), are available at the Iowa State
Center ticket office and through Ticketmaster.
Cyclone teams competing at home in the next week
-- Men's hockey, vs. Northern Iowa (American Collegiate Hockey Association), Feb. 25 and 26 (7:30 p.m., Ames/ISU Ice Arena)
-- Men's basketball, vs. Nebraska, Feb. 26 (12:45 p.m., Hilton)
-- Women's basketball, vs. Kansas, March 1 (7 p.m., Hilton)
-- Men's basketball, vs. Colorado, March 2 (6:30 p.m., Hilton)
Ticket information: Cyclone
Photography exhibit examines rural landscape
The Memorial Union is hosting a photography
exhibition through March 29 (Gallery, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. daily)
featuring the work of Michael Sherer, a film professor at the
University of Nebraska, Omaha. Sherer's photography focuses on the
unique aspects of rural landscape, especially abandoned buildings and
things near ruin.
Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra stops in Ames
Town Philharmonic Orchestra, along with two-time Grammy
Award-nominee Philippe Quint, will perform at Stephens Auditorium
Feb. 27 at 3 p.m. This is the orchestra's first U.S. tour. Tickets,
$41 and $37 ($25 youth, $20 students), are available at the Iowa State
Center ticket office or through Ticketmaster.
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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