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Inside Update

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 conducting a 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 Subcommittee
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 Subcommittee.

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.

More news: Inside Iowa State


The following announcements were added this week:
-- Congressman Latham lauds Geoffroy for accomplishments as president
-- Participants sought for product design study
-- Chemistry Stores closed for inventory June 13-14
-- June 16 session outlines volunteer opportunities at Reiman Gardens

See: Announcements


CELT programs
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.)

See: Descriptions and times


-- Dr. Joe Haynes, ISU veterinary pathology, as veterinary pathology department chair, effective May 16
-- Dayle Nickerson to director of student services in the College of Human Sciences, effective June 1
-- Dr. Mark Ackermann, ISU veterinary pathology, as interim associate dean for research and graduate studies, effective June 1

Around campus

Espinoza will begin phased retirement
Associate vice president for human resource services Carla Espinoza has announced plans to begin a two-year phased retirement by Jan. 1, 2012. A 12-member search committee has begun the process of finding her successor.

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 this year.

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.

Departmental newsletters

ISU Extension Newsletter
In the June issue: Flood recovery resources, financial literacy, GIS mapping by 4-H members, Lake Delhi recovery and more.

Open houses/receptions

This week
-- Retirement: David Hsu, ISU Center for Nondestructive Evaluation, June 10 (2-4 p.m., auditorium, Applied Science 2)

Next week
-- 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 Campanile Room)
-- 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 p.m.)
-- 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, llbrink@iastate.edu, 2150 Beardshear

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

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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