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Inside Update

June 30, 2011
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff


City council turns down Campustown developer request
The Ames City Council declined Tuesday night to extend an agreement with the developer that has been working on plans to revitalize Campustown. Council members expressed doubt that the city, university and developer eventually would arrive at an agreement on the proposed plan.

Regents name committee to search for next president
Meeting last week, the state Board of Regents named the search committee for Iowa State's next president, approved a list of core qualities they'll seek in ISU's next leader and ratified a letter of understanding with the executive firm that will assist in the search.

Blissful commute
Charles Schwab says his summer commute to campus on a Segway is fun and stress-free.

University closed July 4 for holiday
Summer classes will not meet and university offices will be closed Monday, July 4, to observe the national Independence Day holiday. Several heavily used university facilities will close or alter their hours that day as well.

More news: Inside Iowa State


CELT program
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training > Courses).
-- Introduction to Blackboard (Bb) Learn, July 6 (10-11 a.m., 1230 Communications)

See: Descriptions and times


-- Jo Anne Powell-Coffman, professor of genetics, development and cell biology, to interim department chair, effective July 1
-- John Schroeter, professor of economics, to interim department chair, effective July 1

Around campus

Support structure for football scoreboard lifted into place
Construction crews raised the 357,000-pound football videoboard support structure above the Jacobson Athletics Building in the early morning hours Wednesday.

ISU research could be used to build, test levees
Iowa State research that develops better technologies for constructing more stable roadbeds and building foundations could be used to build and test river levees.

Departmental newsletters

Stories from Agriculture and Life Sciences
Entrepreneurial programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are featured in the summer issue of STORIES online magazine.

Open houses/receptions

This week
-- Farewell: Kelley Miller, ISU admissions, July 1 (2-3:30 p.m., 307 Enrollment Services Center)

Details about this event are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Gardens' wine fest is July 8
Nine Iowa wineries will offer tastings, and two area food vendors will have meat, cheese and chocolate samples during Reiman Gardens' Midsummer Wine Fest after hours on July 8 (6-8:30 p.m., Reiman Gardens). Live music will complement the evening's festivities. Tickets are $12-$18 in advance, or $20 at the door; registration is available online for members and the public.

More campus events
Talks, performances, athletic contests and other campus events are listed on the university calendar. Also, see the Arts and Entertainment page.


Submitting your news
Inside Update is published Thursday mornings by the Office of University Relations. Send Update news to inside@iastate.edu. For questions, call 4-7958.

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