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Inside Update

Aug. 25, 2011
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff


Search efforts on track for leadership posts
Iowa State will welcome new leaders to several key positions in the next 10 months, and search committees either continued or started their work over the summer. Read a brief update on the status of five leadership posts.

Q&A with P&S Council president Dan Burden
Additional professional development opportunities, a budget model review and new awards for professional and scientific staff are a few P&S Council priorities outlined by council president Dan Burden.

Q&A with Faculty Senate president Steve Freeman
Senate president Steve Freeman said the presidential search, academic restructuring and the need for more faculty to meet the demands of increased enrollment numbers will be among the group's top issues this year.

State Gym reopening delayed; student fee will be partially credited
Due to a delay in the delivery of construction materials, the remodeled State Gym and its 94,000 square-foot addition will not open until spring semester, prompting university officials to credit a portion of student fees this semester.

'Campaign Iowa State' generates $867 million
ISU's most successful fund-raising effort "Campaign Iowa State" brought in more than $867 million in gifts and commitments. Campaign funds will go toward scholarships, faculty positions, academic programs, building projects and more.

More news: Inside Iowa State


The following announcements were added this week:
-- University Honors program seeks mentors for spring
-- Poster sale continues through Sept. 2 at MU
-- Widespread Panic concert is Oct. 27 at Stephens
-- First P&S Council open forum of semester is Sept. 1
-- Tickets for Sept. 2 dueling pianos show are on sale
-- Request sponsored program agreements online beginning Sept. 1
-- MU Underground offers $50 semester pass

See: Announcements


CELT programs
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training > Courses). All workshops are in 1230 Communications.
-- Blackboard (Bb) Learn: Assessments, Aug. 30 (9-10:30 a.m.)
-- Creating and Managing Groups in Blackboard Learn, Aug. 31 (1:10-2:10 p.m.)
-- Bb Learn Grade Center I: Fundamentals, Sept. 1 (1:10-2:40 p.m.)
-- Bb Learn Grade Center II: Advanced, Sept. 2 (1:10-2:30 p.m.)

See: Descriptions and times


-- Srinivas Aluru, professor of electrical and computer engineering; Byron Brehm-Stecher, associate professor of food science and human nutrition; Michael Cho, associate professor of biomedical sciences; and Erik Vollbrecht, associate professor of genetics, development and cell biology, to three-year terms each on the ISU Biotechnology Council

Around campus

Reminder: ISU has confidential ethics hotline
Iowa State contracts with a third-party hotline vendor, EthicsPoint, to allow anonymous reporting of activities that may involve criminal, unethical, noncompliant or unsafe behavior impacting ISU. You may submit a report online or by calling (toll-free) 866-384-4277. The website is hosted on EthicsPoint's secure servers; it is not part of the university's website.

Open houses/receptions

This week
-- Open house: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Aug. 25 (10-11 a.m., Reiman Ballroom, ISU Alumni Center)
-- Retirement: Donna Millang, CBiRC, Aug. 26 (3-5 p.m., 1120 Biorenewables Research Laboratory)

Next week
-- College convocation: Engineering, Aug. 31 (3:10 p.m., Howe Hall auditorium, reception follows)
-- College convocation: Liberal Arts and Sciences, Aug. 31 (4 p.m., MU Sun Room, reception follows)
-- Exhibition reception: Relationships: Interstitial Connections, Sept. 1 (4:30-6 p.m., Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman, program at 5:15 p.m.)

-- Exhibition reception: "Tana-Bana: A Celebration of Indian Textiles," Sept. 12 (5-6 p.m., Mary Alice Gallery, Morrill)
-- College convocation: Veterinary Medicine, Sept. 21 (9 a.m., 1226 Vet Med, continental breakfast from 7:15 a.m.)
-- College convocation: Agriculture and Life Sciences, Sept. 21 (4 p.m., MU Sun Room, reception follows)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Musical fanfare
The ISU music department celebrates the start of the academic year with its 30th anniversary fanfare concert Aug. 28 (3 p.m., Tye Recital Hall, Music), featuring music faculty members. The concert is free and open to the public.

'Cyclone Cinema' now showing in 101 Carver
The former SUB film series acquired a new home and a few more sponsors for fall 2011. Admission still is free, but bring a few bucks: There's a concession stand this year.

Fall lectures lineup offers something for everyone
Mark your calendars now. The fall lectures lineup offers a variety of topics, sure to please everyone. Here's a look at the highlights.

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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