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Inside Update

May 12, 2011
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff


Summer school begins Monday
Iowa State's summer session I opens May 16 and concludes July 8. Session II will begin June 13 and conclude Aug. 5.

Cy's Locker Room to open May 13
Cy's Locker Room, the official store of ISU athletics, will open its new South Duff Avenue retail location on Friday, May 13.

Seen and heard at moveout
With final exams behind them, most students cleared out of the residence halls late last week. Inside captured a bit of the activity.

Conflict of interest policy receives council approval
P&S Council members endorsed the conflicts of interest and commitment draft policy at their May 11 meeting.

EPA recognizes ISU for green efforts
Iowa State has been recognized as a Green Power Partner by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for "significant purchase" of wind energy and support of sustainable technologies.

Plan ahead: University Boulevard exit will close
Construction work on Highway 30 will close the westbound exit at University Boulevard, beginning Thursday, May 12.

Union Drive to close May 16 for three weeks
Union Drive, near State Gym and Beyer Hall, will close May 16 through June 3 for continued work on the new pedestrian bridge between the two buildings. CyRide routes will change to accommodate the closure.

More news: Inside Iowa State


The following announcements were added this week:
-- May 11 fund-raiser at Ames Pizza Ranch benefits Wildlife Care Clinic
-- Amy Grant/ Michael W. Smith concert tickets on sale May 14
-- Part of Sixth Street (near Grand) closed on May 9
-- Ride Your Bike to Work week is May 16-20

See: Announcements


CELT summer workshop schedule now available
CELT will offer numerous workshops on Blackboard Learn throughout the summer. Learn about the new features, how to create content, assess your students, communicate with students and leverage the Grade Center. These are hands-on sessions, so space is limited.

See: CELT schedule of events and registration information.

Seminars and conferences

The following conferences were added this week:
-- Veterinary Biologics Training Program, May 16-20
-- Ready to Run: Campaign Training for Women, June 10

See: Announcements

Around campus

Alumni Days is May 12-14
An estimated 250 alumni from the class of 1961 -- and earlier -- return to campus this week for class reunions hosted by the ISU Alumni Association.

Faculty, staff approve School of Education proposal
By a margin of almost 6 to 1, faculty and staff in the departments of curriculum and instruction, and educational leadership and policy studies and in the University Teacher Education Office voted in favor of a proposal to create a School of Education at Iowa State. The next steps are to forward the results to the dean and then the provost for recommendation to the Faculty Senate.

Solar car student team competes at Indy
Team PrISUm and its current solar car, Anthelion, completed 403 laps in three days of racing in the Formula Sun Grand Prix, good for fourth place among 10 university teams. The event was held May 5-7 on a section of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Extension pilots food preservation training program
Twenty certified (volunteer) trainers will help ISU Extension grow an effort to share safe and efficient methods of food preservation in the home. Extension staff will work with the volunteer team in community educational programming.

Economics department installs Hall of Honor
A Hall of Honor on the third floor of Heady Hall celebrates economics faculty members who have been named University or Distinguished faculty at Iowa State. It features portraits of the honorees as well as details of their contributions to the university and the economics discipline.

Open houses/receptions

This week
-- Retirement: Dr. Pauline Miller, Thielen Student Health Center, May 12 (departmental reception)
-- Retirement: John Mayfield, ISU genetics, development and cell biology, May 12 (1-3 p.m., Molecular Biology atrium)
-- Retirement symposium: Richard Larock, ISU chemistry, May 13 (noon-5 p.m.), May 14 (9 a.m.-5 p.m.), 1352 Gilman

-- Retirement: Patricia Murphy, food science and human nutrition, May 26 (3-6 p.m., program at 4 p.m., courtyard of Food Sciences). Best wishes may be sent to Breanna Wetzler, 2312 Food Sciences, by May 15.

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

2011-12 Stephens season announced
The Iowa State Center today released its 22-performance Season at Stephens for the 2011-12 academic year. Subscriber ticket packages, offering a 15 percent discount on tickets to three or more shows, are available through June 30; single-show tickets go on sale July 18.

Piano trio performs May 19 in Tye Recital Hall
The Germany-based Morgenstern Piano Trio (piano, violin and cello) will perform on campus May 19 (7:30 p.m. Tye Hall, Music). The trio's concert is the final event of the 2010-11 season for the Ames Town & Gown Chamber Music Assoc. Tickets, available in the music department office, at the door or at Rieman Music, downtown Ames, are $25 (all students admitted free).

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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