July 21, 2011
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff
Summer enrollment sets record
enrollment at Iowa State reached an all-time high of 10,359
students this year, an increase of 725 students (7.5 percent) over
last year. Summer enrollment last topped the 10,000 mark in 2002.
New surroundings for a campus gem
Landscaping around the campanile, one of ISU's most famous landmarks,
is being improved this month. The work will expose more of the
architectural detail and open up access from the north.
RAGBRAI-ers: Show your colors July 29
College Spirit Day (July 29) is a new feature of RAGBRAI, the annual
bike ride across Iowa. Alumni and fans are encouraged to don
Cyclone gear for the Grinnell to Coralville jaunt and visit the
Iowa State tent in Coralville.
The following announcements were added this week:
-- Roads may buckle in 90-plus-degree heat
-- Memorial gathering for former journalism chair James Schwartz
scheduled for campus in early September
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training > Courses).
All workshops are in 1230 Communications.
-- Blackboard (Bb) Learn: Communicating with Students, July 27 (10-11:30 a.m.)
-- Bb Learn: Grading student work, July 28 (1:10-2:40 p.m.)
Descriptions and times
Worth a trip to the doctor
Vet Med opened parts of the new small animal hospital to patients -- including a golden retriever named Lilly -- on Tuesday. The new space is part of phase 2 expansion work at the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center.
ISU experts assess presidential race a month out from debate,
While not all GOP presidential candidates are campaigning regularly in
the state, all announced candidates plan to participate in the Iowa debate
Aug. 11. Iowa State political experts see plenty at stake for
New members named to Iowa African-American Hall of Fame
The Iowa African-American Hall of Fame, housed in ISU's Black Cultural
Center on Welch Avenue, will induct
five more members in August.
Engineering develops app for online news magazine
Students in the College of Engineering developed
an iTunes app so alumni and other followers can read the college's
electronic news magazine, Innovate, on their mobile
devices. Android versions are in the works.
-- Artist's reception: Robert Reeves, July 23 (4-7 p.m., MU
-- Retirement: Joe Papp, CIRAS, Aug. 2 (private reception held
Details about these events are on the university
Annual Shrine Bowl is July 23
The Iowa Shrine
Bowl all-star football game kicks off Saturday, July 23, in Jack
Trice Stadium (7 p.m.). The participating players, cheerleaders,
dancers and coaches are practicing on campus this week.
Sculptures are featured in July 21 garden walk
The Anderson Sculpture Garden outside Morrill Hall is the focus of
University Museums' July 21 Garden Walk (7-8 p.m.). The tour will
include student life themes seen in the exhibition "Realities: The
Lyric Sculpture of William King" and select Christian Petersen
sculptures. The tour is free and open to the public; meet on the south
side of Morrill.
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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