May 26, 2011
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff
Orientation begins next week
New Student Programs staff anticipate as many as 4,800 incoming
freshmen will participate in ISU
orientation during June. A growing number still are shopping
for their schools this fall.
Hort rooftop gets a little patch of green
Horticulture lecturer Jennifer Bousselot turned a little section of
ordinary rooftop into a green
space for hands-on classwork -- and a nice view for building occupants.
Memorial Day is university holiday
Iowa State classes will not meet and university offices are closed
Monday, May 30, to observe the national Memorial Day holiday. Parks
Library also will close for the day. The university's
ceremony begins at 9 a.m. in the Alumni Center.
Board of Regents responds to tuition article
The State Board of Regents Office today released a response to Sunday's Des Moines Register
article, "Runaway Tuition: A Challenge for Students, Parents and
Schools." The universities' state relations officers shared
this document (PDF) with key legislators.
Servicing Iowa State's research enterprise
At a series of listening sessions, faculty and staff are invited to
their perspectives on the strengths and weaknesses of the
central services that support sponsored research. The first session
will be held June 7 (10 a.m.-noon, MU Gallery); others are Aug. 15,
Ethics hotline reminder
Iowa State contracts with a third-party hotline vendor, EthicsPoint,
to allow anonymous reporting of activities that may involve
criminal, unethical, noncompliant or unsafe behavior impacting
You may submit a report
or by calling (toll-free) 866-384-4277. The website is hosted on
EthicsPoint's secure servers; it is not part of the university's
The following announcements were added this week:
-- Dean of students Dione Somerville is headed to Bloomsburg University
-- P&S Council's May 26 noon forum will focus on FY12 budget
-- Lauren Christian Pork Chop Open golf fund-raiser is July 19
-- Registration is open for summer Kids' Co'Motion
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training > Courses).
All workshops are in 1230 Communications.
-- Introduction to Blackboard (Bb) Learn, May 31 (9-10 a.m.)
-- Beyond Bullets: Being Creative in the Classroom with PowerPoint,
June 1 (9 a.m.-noon)
-- Bb Learn: Organizing Course Content, June 1 (1:10-2:10 p.m.)
-- Bb Learn: Developing Learning Activities, June 2 (1:10-2:40
Descriptions and times
Student power pull team to compete June 2-5
Pullers will see how they measure up at the annual
International 1/4 Scale Tractor Student Design Competition, June
2-5 in Peoria, Ill.
Donated water headed to Joplin for tornado victims
Water donated last August to help Ames residents following local
flooding is on its way to help
the residents of Joplin, Mo. ISU Dining asked its KC-based
fruit supplier to return to Missouri Wednesday with a semi-truck
loaded with gallon jugs of drinking water stored in an ISU
Cyclone student-athletes have a good year in the
Iowa State student-athletes had a strong
year in the classroom and the NCAA's recently released
Academic Progress Rate (APR) figures confirm that. Seventeen of
Iowa State's 18 sports maintained or improved their APR rates, a
four-year academic performance average, from last year's
Summer brings study abroad for 115 CALS students
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will send 115 students
to 15 countries for study
abroad programs or internships this summer.
-- Retirement: Patricia Murphy, ISU food science and human
nutrition, May 26 (3-6 p.m., Food Sciences courtyard, program at 4
-- Retirement: Debi Franck, IT Services, May 31 (2-4 p.m., 206
Durham, program at 3 p.m.)
-- Farewell: Ken Kerns, ISU environmental health and safety, June 2 (2-4
p.m., EH&S Services, program at 3 p.m.)
-- Open house: Iowa 4-H Center June 2 (5:30-8 p.m., 1991 Peach Ave.,
-- Retirement: Loren Shiers, ISU agricultural and biosystems
engineering, June 14 (2-4 p.m., 1151 National Swine Research and
Information Center, program at 2:30 p.m.)
Details about these events are on the university
Free gardens admission this weekend for veterans, active duty
To honor their service to our country, all veterans and active-duty
military personnel will be admitted free to Reiman Gardens over
the Memorial Day weekend,
Saturday-Monday, May 28-30.
Sculptures are part of central campus ArtWalk
University Museums' Nancy Girard will lead a June 1 ArtWalk on central
campus. (noon-1 p.m.) The tour includes sculptures by Christian
Petersen, Luis Jimenez and Albert Paley. Participants should meet at
the Memorial Union's north entrance.
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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