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Inside Update

July 14, 2011
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff


Strong enrollment will bolster FY12 budget
Budget Memo No. 5, distributed last week from the provost to campus leaders, contained two pieces of good news: Projected tuition revenue, due to higher than previously anticipated fall enrollment, has crept upward, and cuts to state appropriations were not as severe as had been anticipated this spring. The net effect is a projected FY12 operating budget that's larger than last year's.

Last of 2010 storm-damaged trees being cleared
The final phase of campus tree removals from last summer's storms is under way. The damage qualified for FEMA aid, which requires work to be completed within one year.

For your viewing pleasure: New ISU calendar
Campus beauty shots abound in the ISU Alumni Association's recently released 2011-12 wall calendar. A special rate is available to university employees and departments.

Lightning leaves lasting impression
One of ISU's century-old sycamore trees was struck by lightning during Monday's storm. The bolt carved a vertical path as evidence.

More news: Inside Iowa State


The following announcements were added this week:
-- TIAA-CREF confirmation statements are on the way
-- Board of Regents elects new leadership
-- Reiman Gardens' one-day camp for kids on July 20 will focus on insects
-- Register now for August teaching seminars, new faculty orientation
-- Submit requests for fall course reserve at library
-- Kids Club memberships available for performing arts season at Stephens

See: Announcements


CELT program
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training > Courses).
-- Blackboard Learn: Organizing Course Content, July 19 (10-11 a.m., 1230 Communications)

See: Descriptions and times


-- Chris Fowler, assistant director of the Margaret Sloss Women's Center, to interim director of the center, effective July 5
-- Chris Mondak, ISU Extension, to ISU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources assistant director, effective July 6

Around campus

Hill shares short-term plans for dean of students
Vice president for student affairs Tom Hill said he expects to name an interim dean of students early in the fall semester. In the meantime, student affairs staff members are sharing the dean's various responsibilities. During the regular workday (7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. this summer), members of the university community should call 4-1020 and they'll be connected to the appropriate staff member for assistance. After hours, including weekends, they should call 231-6483. Former dean of students Dione Somerville left Iowa State June 30 to become vice president for student affairs at Bloomsburg University, Pennsylvania.

Thank you, Fourth of July celebrants
FPM staff send a big 'thank you' to those who took a few minutes to clean up the intramural fields and Iowa State Center parking areas after the Fourth of July fireworks celebration.

Portion of new small animal hospital ready for clients
Part of the new small animal hospital at the College of Veterinary Medicine (Phase 2 of renovations to the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center) will open to clients on Tuesday, July 19. The new space includes treatment and examination rooms, canine rehabilitation, intensive care, species-specific waiting areas (dog, cat and exotic) and a new entry and reception area. Visitors to the small animal hospital will continue to use Entry A to the college; signs will direct them to the new hospital. The renovation and expansion project will continue through fall 2012.

ISU research team tackles lake algae issue
Iowa State researchers are examining why a blue-green algae, known as Cyanobacteria, invades lakes about this time of year -- and what can be done about it.

Departmental newsletters

ISU Extension
ISU Extension's July newsletter features a message from Cathann Kress, the new vice president for extension and outreach as of this month. Other news includes information on Mapleton's storm recovery, farmland leasing workshops, leadership workshops and a local foods research project in Cass County.

Leopold Center
The summer issue of the Leopold Letter includes information on the search for the center's next director, an interview with interim director Mark Honeyman and updates on work under way at the Bear Creek Watershed and elsewhere.

Open houses/receptions

-- Retirement: Joe Papp, CIRAS, will retire Aug. 2 (private reception to be held July 14)

Arts and events

Book signing features an Iowa (State) boy
Iowa native and Iowa State alumnus Gary Sutton will be in the University Book Store Saturday, July 16 (10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.), to sign copies of his first novel, Oskaloosa Moon.

Annual golf benefit is July 19
The annual best-ball golf tournament that raises scholarship funds for animal science students will be held July 19 (10 a.m., registration starts at 9 a.m., Veenker golf course). The Lauren Christian Pork Chop Open honors the former faculty member and swine genetics expert. A 4 p.m. reception, picnic and silent auction follows golf.

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
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