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Inside Update

April 14, 2011
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff


Council favors FY12 salary increases
After studying results from this month's survey of professional and scientific staff, P&S Council members voted in favor of FY12 salary increases.

Well-connected students seek more mobile apps
A recent survey shows most ISU students are packing laptops and smart phones. On their wish lists are mobile apps to make campus life more convenient.

It's Veishea weekend
Open houses, music, food, performances, canoe races, a parade. It's all part of the annual Veishea celebration, which concludes this weekend. Much of it is free.

More news: Inside Iowa State


The following announcements were added this week:
-- Institutional Research's 2010-11 Student Profile document is online
-- University Book Store adds inkjet cartridge refilling system
-- Purchase advance tickets for Veishea's international food fair on Saturday
-- Three receive Margaret Sloss Gender Equity Award
-- April 20 info session discusses responsible animal research
-- Wanted: Grad student to co-chair 2012 social justice summit planning team
-- ISU Dining wants to know your thoughts
-- April 17 campus reading focuses on Korean adoptees

See: Announcements

Seminars and conferences

The following conferences were added this week:
-- The Symposium on Affordable Housing and Disaster Resilience, April 21-22
-- Emerging Technologies Conference 2011, April 25

See: Announcements

Around campus

New TV contract announced for Big 12 Conference
The Big 12 Conference announced Wednesday a 13-year TV rights agreement with Fox Sports worth an undisclosed amount. For Iowa State, it means that beginning in fall 2012, every conference football game and home nonconference football game will be televised. Fox Sports will broadcast a minimum of 40 non-football events in the conference each year, including 25 women's basketball games, and all league championships (except men's basketball, for which ESPN has broadcast rights).

Renovations will close café in Frederiksen Court for the summer
ISU Dining's Hawthorn Market and Café will close for most of the summer. Renovations will reconfigure the food service area and create a secured hallway that gives students 24-hour access to the lounge in the Frederiksen Court Community Center.

Gmelch memorial sculpture to be dedicated April 15
A sculpture that honors the memory of Paula Gmelch will be dedicated April 15 (9 a.m., Lagomarcino courtyard). Gmelch was a program coordinator in the former College of Family and Consumer Sciences and office of the vice president for student affairs, and wife of former College of Education dean Walter Gmelch. ISU art and design professor Ingrid Lilligren created the sculpture.

Fifth annual undergraduate research symposium is April 19
The research and creative efforts of more than a hundred students, representing all of Iowa State's undergraduate colleges, will be shared during the annual Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression April 19 (8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Memorial Union). The event is organized around four presentation windows (9:30 and 11 a.m., and 12:30 and 2:15 p.m.) and presenters are clustered by general topic. At a new session this year, creative writers will read from their works. All are welcome at this free event.

Departmental newsletters

Your Library
ISU's Civil War diaries, a new promotion and tenure resource guide, and information on renewing library loans are some of the topics covered in this edition of Your Library - Newsletter.

Open houses/receptions

This week
-- Reception: Centennial anniversary of ISU agricultural education, April 16 (2-5 p.m., 127 Curtiss, program at 3 p.m.)

Next week
-- 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, Music Hall)

-- Reception: Spring 2011 Honors poster presentation and graduates, April 27 (3-5 p.m., MU Great Hall)
-- 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 calendar.

Arts and events

Spring football game is April 16
The Cyclone football team will hold its annual spring intrasquad game April 16 (2 p.m., Jack Trice Stadium). Admission is free. Ames' KASI Radio (AM 1430) will broadcast the game.

Baseball club to play two doubleheaders against Panthers
Iowa State's baseball club team will face the Northern Iowa Panthers April 16-17 in doubleheaders at Cap Timm Field. Scheduled start times are noon and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free.

Final home stand for Cyclone tennis
The Iowa State tennis team takes on Texas A&M (April 15, 2 p.m.) and Texas (April 16, 2:30 p.m.) in its last home matches of the season. Admission is free.

Spring events at Reiman Gardens April 17
-- Bunny Breakfast, (seatings at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.). Reservations are required by calling 4-2710. Menu is donuts, rolls, fruit and beverages. Activities include a visit from the Spring Bunny, an egg hunt and storytelling. Cost is $10 for adults ($9, seniors; $5 children) and includes admission to the gardens.
-- Spring Fling, (1-3 p.m.). Includes egg hunt for children (through age 4, 1:30 p.m.; ages 5-10, 2 p.m.). Preregister for the egg hunt by calling 4-2710. Other activities include crafts, rabbit petting and cookie decorating. Cost is $8 for adults ($7, senior; free for kids, members and ISU students).

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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