April 7, 2011
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff
Regents request input on presidential search
What qualities should the state Board of Regents look for in its
search for a new ISU president? Individuals who want to share their
thoughts on this question can post
comments on a public website. The board also will hold a
public forum on campus April 27.
Veishea gears up next week
Central campus BBQs, tournaments of all kinds and lots of free
it's Veishea time, and the festivities are gearing up next week. Find out what's taking place April 7-14, before the main event
Post-tenure review changes clear the senate docket
With just two meetings left in the academic year, the
Senate is working to clear its docket. Changes to the
post-tenure review policy were among the items approved at the April
Check now to prevent website problems later
When the switch to a redesigned university homepage occurs early this
summer, it's possible that problems like broken images and messy
layouts will appear on some units' web pages. Here's how to
site for potential problems and make the fix.
ISU banners resurface as tote bags
The colorful vinyl
Iowa State tote bags that arrived this week in the University
Book Store are made from retired banners that once flew along
University Boulevard. How'd that happen?
The following announcements were added this week:
-- Spring cleaning: Recycle personal electronics at DOT April 21
-- Campus memorial service for Jim Hopson is April 30
-- Meet English faculty authors at reading, signing event April 20
-- Faculty, staff may participate in Veishea VIP Program
-- Next MBA informational lunch is April 20
How effective are teaching and learning innovations?
Learning Initiative is conducting its online spring focus
session April 13-14 (11 a.m.-4 p.m. daily) with the theme "Seeking
Evidence of Impact," and Iowa State's ComETS community is hosting
the event. Listen to national learning assessment leaders and
participate in the nationwide discussion in 1230 Communications. The
schedule and additional information are online.
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training >
-- ISU Blackboard Users Group Meeting, April 8 (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 1230 Communications)
-- Team-based Learning, April 14 and April 15 (9 a.m.-5 p.m. both days, 2030 Morrill)
-- Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Panel Presentation, April 18 (12:10-1 p.m., 2030 Morrill)
-- What You Need to Know to Convert Your WebCT Course to Blackboard Learn, April 20 (10-11:30 a.m., 1230 Communications)
Descriptions and times
-- Dr. Rodney "Butch" Baker, senior clinician, ISU food supply
veterinary services, to the David
R. Trask Professorship in Entrepreneurial Studies
ISU's MBA program is third in U.S. News ranking
State's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is
third in a new U.S. News and World Report ranking linking
the nation's full-time MBA programs with career placement
success. According to the ranking, 96.3 percent of ISU's MBA
graduates were employed within three months of graduation.
ISU friends, alumni to be honored next week
Iowa State's alumni association and foundation will recognize alumni,
friends and a corporation with its most prestigious honors during the
Awards Celebration April 15 (1:30 p.m., MU Sun Room). It is open
to the public.
New department home for FCEdS program
Pamela White, dean of the College of Human Sciences, announced that
and consumer sciences education and studies program will move
to the human development and family studies department, effective
July 1. Currently it's in the apparel, educational studies and
hospitality management department.
Department of electrical and computer engineering
The spring 2011 edition of
ECpE Connections newsletter discusses a student iPhone app
that generates thousands of downloads, the high marks given to the
Ph.D. program and a professor's work to increase solar cell efficiency.
-- Staff appreciation: For all P&S employees, April 7 (4-6
p.m. come-and-go, Reiman Gardens)
-- Retirement: David
Block, ISU architecture, April 8 (4:30-6:30 p.m., 3215 Greenwood
-- Open house: Office of Student Financial Aid (National Student
Employment Week), April 13 (9-11:30 a.m., Beardshear ground
-- Reception: Gmelch Memorial Sculpture dedication, April 15
(Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman, following 9 a.m. ceremony at
sculpture site in Lagomarcino courtyard)
-- Retirement: Roger Smith, ISU educational leadership and policy
studies, April 20 (1-3 p.m., MU Campanile Room)
-- Farewell: Sylvia Munsen, ISU music, April 20 (4-5 p.m., lobby,
-- Retirement: Michael Whiteford, College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences administration, April 29 (3-5 p.m., Hach Hall lobby,
program at 4 p.m.). Colleagues are invited to email best wishes for
a book the college will compile to Laura Engelson.
Details about these events are on the university
Arts and events
Musical comedy takes Veishea stage
The Stars Over Veishea production of Kiss
Me, Kate begins its two-weekend run April 8 at Fisher
Theater. The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical comedy features
songs and lyrics by Cole Porter.
Late night comedy
The Student Union Board and ISU After Dark invite all to
Night with Kurt Braunohler, a free comedy extravaganza April 8
(11 p.m., MU Great Hall). Braunohler is an award-winning comedian
whose TV credits include Penelope: Princess of
Pets, Southpark and MTV's Human Giant.
Country duo Thompson Square performs on campus
Husband-and-wife duo and rising country stars Thompson Square will
perform at 10 p.m. April 8 at the Maintenance Shop. Tickets are $10
(free for ISU students) and only are available at the door.
Easter egg hunt planned for April 9
Omega Tau Sigma, the professional veterinary fraternity, is hosting an
Easter egg hunt April 9 (8-11 a.m., 2401 and 2402 Wilke Suites,
College of Vet Med). Kids of students, faculty and staff are welcome
to attend. Other activities include Easter movies and a visit from
the Easter Bunny.
Student fashion show is April 9
A week of fashion and design-related events concludes with textiles
and clothing students' annual fashion
show April 9 (7 p.m. runway show, 6 p.m. exhibits,
Stephens). Tickets, $22 (students $18) are available
or at the door.
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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