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Inside Update

June 16, 2011
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff


Volkswalkers will trek to campus next week
An anticipated 700 volkswalkers from around the country will hike Iowa State Thursday, June 23. The walkers are in Iowa for the national convention of the American Volkssport Association, a group that promotes noncompetitive walking tours.

Try a free eBook from University Book Store
The University Book Store in the MU is participating in a pilot program to test-drive a digital content platform that provides electronic books (eBooks) commonly used in college classrooms -- at no cost to customers.

More news: Inside Iowa State


The following announcements were added this week:
-- Vet Med seeks volunteers for fall clinic simulation
-- Register now for 12+ Leadership Program
-- Eat dinner out June 21 to support Reiman Gardens
-- Alternate bike path designated for cyclists arriving from the east

See: Announcements


CELT programs
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training > Courses). Workshops are in 1230 Communications.
-- Blackboard (Bb) Learn: Developing Learning Activities, June 27 (1:10-2:40 p.m.)
-- Bb Learn: Grading Student Work, June 29 (9-10:30 a.m.)

See: Descriptions and times


-- Janis Terpenny, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, to ISU industrial and manufacturing systems engineering department chair, effective Aug. 16
-- Dayle Nickerson, ISU College of Human Sciences, to CHS director of student services, effective June 1

Around campus

ISU grad student invited to Nobel Prize conference
Scott Boyken, a graduate student in bioinformatics, is one of 550 young scientists who were invited to participate in the Nobel Laureate meetings held this month in Germany.

Solar-powered house put to the test in Iowa state park
ISU's entry in the 2009 national Solar Decathlon has been reassembled at Honey Creek Resort State Park near Albia for use as the nature interpretive center and staff offices. It's been outfitted with sensors that will monitor indoor temperature and humidity, along with electricity consumption. Electrical and thermal energy production at the house also will be recorded.

Summer on the Mediterranean is popular with students
A record number -- 103 students -- are studying and living with host families in Valencia, Spain, for six weeks this summer. The LAS college's ISU on the Mediterranean program has grown because of increased participation from biology, business, engineering and international studies students.

Kelsey Bolte, Jon Reader named ISU athletes of the year
Honorable mention All-American basketball player Kelsey Bolte and undefeated NCAA 174-pound champion Jon Reader have been named Iowa State's women's and men's athletes of the year for the 2010-11 athletics season.

Departmental newsletters

This summer at University Museums
The June-July issue of University Museums' Interpretations (PDF) newsletter highlights summer exhibitions at the Brunnier Art and Farm House museums as well as summer programs.

Open houses/receptions

This week
-- 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)

Next week
-- 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
-- Retirement: Daniel Betts, ISU veterinary clinical sciences, June 29 (2-4 p.m., Alumni Room, Veterinary Medicine complex)
-- Farewell: Kelley Miller, ISU admissions, July 1 (2-3:30 p.m., 307 Enrollment Services Center)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Reiman Gardens' Rose Festival is June 18
The Iowa Rose Society will hold its annual rose show at Reiman Gardens' Rose Festival June 18 (9 a.m.-4 p.m., juried rose show 1-4 p.m.). A new feature at the festival is a juried show of rose-inspired art by area middle and high school students. All activities are included in regular admission to the gardens ($8, seniors $7, youth $4, members and ISU students 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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