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Inside Update

July 28, 2011
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff


Veterinary team's clinic on South Dakota reservation draws a crowd
A team of ISU veterinarians and students turned a fire station on a South Dakota Indian reservation into a free clinic for a couple of days in July. The makeshift clinic was a very popular place with the people of Crow Creek Tribal Nation and ISU veterinary students, who got some valuable hands-on training.

Volunteers take a load off College Creek
Volunteers cleaned up College Creek July 9, pulling two pickup loads of trash from the river banks and bottom. And while they were at it, they installed 76 markers on storm drains.

Wanted: Your photos in ISU's state fair exhibit
Iowans are being asked to submit photos that show how Iowa State is making a difference in their communities. The images will be part of an interactive display in ISU's state fair exhibit.

Study moves work from desk to treadmill
A research project is moving traditionally sedentary tasks to treadmills equipped with desks, or Trek Desks. Five offices are using the shared work spaces, which are part of the "ExcerCYse is Medicine" wellness campaign launched earlier this year by the Nutrition and Wellness Center and the kineseology department.

Presidential Search Committee to meet July 28
The Presidential Search Committee will meet via conference call on Thursday, July 28, beginning at 1:30 pm. The Parker Executive Search firm will provide an update and answer questions from the committee. See story for agenda items and info on how to access the conference.

More news: Inside Iowa State


The following announcement was added this week:
-- Entomologists, nature photographers swarm ISU for BugGuide gathering

See: Announcements


CELT program
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training > Courses).
-- Introduction to Blackboard Learn, Aug. 4 (2:10-3:10 p.m., 1230 Communications)

See: Descriptions and times


-- Sue Blodgett, South Dakota State, Brookings, to chair of the entomology and natural resource ecology and management departments, effective Sept. 19
-- Anumantha Kanthasamy, ISU biomedical sciences, to department chair, effective July 22

Around campus

Research: Corn yields with cover crop are equal to traditional farming
Farmers can see corn yields of more than 200 bushels per acre while using a ground cover of Kentucky bluegrass with no till. Agronomist Ken Moore led tests of various cover species and tillage practices. Cover crops protect soil, improve water quality and capture carbon in the soil.

AESHM profs lead ISU partnership with South African university
Professors in ISU's department of apparel, educational studies and hospitality management have created a partnership with the University of Pretoria, South Africa. The collaboration will focus on research, graduate education and specialized areas of study.

Open houses/receptions

Next week
-- Retirement: Joe Papp, CIRAS, Aug. 2 (private reception held earlier)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

MU art lending open house is Aug. 2-3
Support arts programming at the Memorial Union with a rental (semester or year) of a framed print or painting from the 175-piece art lending collection. Pick out yours during an open house Aug. 2 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) and Aug. 3 (10 a.m.-noon) in the MU browsing library. Most pieces rent for $12 to $25 for the year.

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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