June 9, 2011
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff
Your thoughts on the budget model, please
With nearly three years of use complete, ISU budget leaders are
formal review of the university's budget model, called
the Resource Management Model. All members of the university community
are invited to share their ideas on using it and improving it.
Regents lay groundwork for presidential search
Meeting Wednesday in Iowa City, the state Board of Regents selected a firm to assist with Iowa State's presidential search and
outlined membership on the search committee. The board also approved
designs and budgets for Harl Commons in Curtiss Hall and a new
facility for the Cyclone football program.
Something different for summer school
Superheroes, tsunamis, bugs and brains top the list of unique
courses offered at Iowa State this summer.
Miles offers remarks to Senate Appropriations
State appropriations to fund general education in Iowa's public
universities in FY11 are 20 percent lower than they were three years
ago, Board of Regents President David Miles said in June
6 remarks (PDF) to the Iowa Senate Appropriations
Second summer session begins Monday
Iowa State's second summer school session begins June 13 and runs
through Aug. 5. Summer session I ends on Friday, July 8.
The following announcements were added this week:
-- Congressman Latham lauds Geoffroy for accomplishments as
-- Participants sought for product design study
-- Chemistry Stores closed for inventory June 13-14
-- June 16 session outlines volunteer opportunities at Reiman
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training > Courses).
All workshops are in 1230 Communications.
-- Blackboard (Bb) Learn: Grading Student Work, June 16 (1:10-2:40 p.m.)
-- Introduction to Bb Learn, June 20 (11 a.m.-noon)
-- Bb Learn: Organizing Course Content, June 21 (10-11 a.m.)
-- Bb Learn: Communicating with Students, June 22 (9-10:30 a.m.)
Descriptions and times
Joe Haynes, ISU veterinary pathology, as veterinary pathology
department chair, effective May 16
Nickerson to director
of student services in the College of Human Sciences, effective
Mark Ackermann, ISU veterinary pathology, as interim associate
dean for research and graduate studies, effective June 1
Espinoza will begin phased retirement
Associate vice president for human resource services Carla Espinoza
plans to begin a two-year phased retirement by Jan. 1, 2012. A
12-member search committee has begun the process of finding her
Will it race in Peoria?
ISU's student Baja race
team is prepping for design, sales and off-road racing
competitions June 8-11 near Peoria, Ill. The annual competition for
student- designed and built off-road buggies will feature 115 teams
TIAA-CREF options change July 8
Employees enrolled in the TIAA-CREF retirement plan will get
additional information on changes to the program's investment
options. The changes, which are in response to employee feedback
and recommendations, take effect July 8.
ISU Extension Newsletter
In the June
issue: Flood recovery resources, financial literacy, GIS mapping
by 4-H members, Lake Delhi recovery and more.
-- Retirement: David Hsu, ISU Center for Nondestructive Evaluation,
June 10 (2-4 p.m., auditorium, Applied Science 2)
-- 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.)
-- Open house: Dairy Month
Celebration, ISU Dairy Farm, June 17 (6-11 a.m., 52470 260 St.,
3 miles south of campus)
-- Farewell: Dione Somerville, ISU dean of students, June 17 (2-4
p.m., MU Campanile Room)
-- Farewell: Penny Rice, ISU women's center, June 20 (2-4 p.m., MU
-- Retirement: Lloyd Anderson, ISU animal science, June 20 (2:30-4
p.m., Kildee atrium, program at 3 p.m.)
-- Retirement: Steve Jungst, ISU natural resource ecology and
management, June 24 (4-5:30 p.m., MU South Ballroom, program at 4:30
-- Retirement: Jerry Miller, ISU Extension, June 27 (3-5 p.m.,
Reiman Gardens, program at 4 p.m.), send notes for a memory book by
June 20 to Linda Brinkmeyer, firstname.lastname@example.org, 2150
Details about these events are on the university
Food in the Gardens
"Making Salsa from Your Garden" is the first of six classes in Reiman
Gardens' Food in the Gardens series, which begins June 16. The
presentations are given by area cooks and chefs, featuring items from
the garden. Registration is available for individual classes ($9-$15)
or the series ($48-78). Preregistration and prepayment are required;
call 4-2710 for more information.
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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