May 19, 2011
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff
Blackboard: The time to Learn is now
CELT is offering a series of Blackboard
Learn summer workshops for instructors who need to make the
switch from WebCT. The WebCT course management system is being
discontinued next spring.
ISU learning communities: Strong and still growing
Iowa State heads into its 17th year of learning communities when the
2011-12 academic year begins in August. What's made the program
-- and where could additional growth occur?
Army ROTC confronts invasion of a different kind
A group of Army ROTC cadets volunteered to clear Pammel Woods of
garlic mustard plants, which are threatening the natural
Special Olympics will temporarily close roads, lots
Several campus parking lots, including the Iowa State Center commuter
lots, will close to accommodate the Special
Olympics summer games May 26-28 in Ames. Beach Road and South
Fourth Street also will be impacted.
The following announcements were added this week:
-- Cyclone women's basketball is No. 4 in attendance
-- Join Coach Rhoads on motorcycle ride to benefit Alzheimer's
-- Greenlee School students capture 2nd in national marketing
-- Former faculty member Sande McNabb dies
-- MU's Workplace announces summer courses
-- Childcare center at Vet Med has openings in two age groups
-- Martin Spalding, professor and chair of genetics, development and
cell biology, to interim associate dean for research and graduate
studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, effective July
Landscape architecture students contribute to prison
Teams of ISU landscape architecture students worked with officials
from the state's women's prison in Mitchellville to propose a
landscape in a $68 million expansion and renovation
Cy looks good on the hood of a race car
The No. 85 Chevrolet in a NASCAR Pro Series race at the Iowa Speedway
May 21 will feature Iowa State colors and logos. The university is
the car to highlight its role in the development of ethanol and
continued leadership in biofuels research.
Student is panel member at international conference
Senior software engineering major Katie Githens is a participant in
the premier conference for software
engineers May 21-28 in Honolulu. She'll serve on a student
panel discussing courses on distributed software development.
Most ISU Dining locales open this summer
Dining locales adopted new summer hours last week. A few are
closed until mid-August, but you still have options for coffee or
-- Retirement: Patricia Murphy, food science and human nutrition, May 26 (3-6 p.m., program at 4 p.m., courtyard of Food Sciences)
Details about this event are on the university
Plant sale is Saturday morning
The Ames Garden Club will hold a plant sale May 21 (8 a.m.-noon) in
the maintenance shed parking lot at Reiman Gardens. A variety of
plants and garden items will be sold.
Art conservator to talk about Christian Petersen
Fine art conservator Francis Miller will give a public lecture on
"Conserving a Legacy" May 26 (7 p.m., 2019 Morrill). He is on campus
this month doing conservation
work on several Christian Petersen pieces, including
the Fountain of the Four Seasons.
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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