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Inside Update

Sept. 1, 2011
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff


Presidential search draws 26 applicants
Twenty-six people have submitted applications for the ISU presidency and another 10 are considering seeking the post. Search firm executive Daniel Parker reported the latest numbers to the presidential search committee during its Aug. 30 meeting.

How well has the budget model worked?
The process of collecting input on Iowa State's 3-year-old budget model begins in earnest with a Sept. 23 half-day symposium and continues with interviews, focus group sessions and open forums later in the semester. Learn how you can share your thoughts on the model.

Open forum on proposed School of Education is Thursday
The university community is invited to exchange ideas, questions and concerns on Iowa State's proposed School of Education during an open forum hosted by the College of Human Sciences Sept. 1 (4:10-5 p.m., 0102 Science Hall). The forum will begin with a short overview of the plans. The Faculty Senate is expected to discuss the proposal this month.

Welcome, John Taylor
Iowa State alum John Taylor returned to campus Aug. 17 as the university's first equity and diversity coordinator.

University closed on Monday
University offices will be closed and classes will not meet on Monday, Sept. 5, in observance of the national Labor Day holiday.

More news: Inside Iowa State


The following announcements were added this week:
-- ISU earns high marks in Washington Monthly's college rankings
-- Put your pet on the big screen at home football games
-- Foundation celebrates gifts' effects on ISU
-- ROTC program collecting food, other items for overseas care packages
-- Auditions for holiday ballet are Sept. 11
-- Summer hours at Reiman Gardens end on Labor Day
-- Engineering study and work abroad fair is Sept. 6
-- STEM education coffee is Sept. 8
-- Honors program seeks seminar proposals
-- Study Abroad Fair is Sept. 15
-- ISU is No. 2 in 'Best Universities to Work For' ranking
-- After-school "Swim & Gym" for kids begins Sept. 13

See: Announcements


CELT programs
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training > Courses).
-- Blackboard (Bb) Learn: Introduction to Blackboard Learn, Sept. 6 (1:10-2:10 p.m., 1230 Communications)
-- Graduate Student Programming: Going on the Academic Job Market, Sept. 7 (3:10-5 p.m., 3534 MU)
-- Blackboard Users Group: Bb Communities and Your Organization, Sept. 9 (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 1230 Communications)

See: Descriptions and times


-- Thomas Leslie, professor of architecture, as the first holder of the Pickard Chilton Professorship in Architecture, for a three-year term

Around campus

Sticks art team will be in residence Sept. 12-16
Principal artist and founder of Sticks Inc. Sarah Grant will begin a piece of art in the atrium of Horticulture Hall Sept. 12-16. She invites the public and the people connected with the building and department to help her capture and interpret the essence of horticulture in Iowa and at Iowa State. Grant and two other designers from the Sticks team will draw on panels that then will be moved to their Des Moines studio to be burned, painted and sealed.

Football opener: What you need to know
Cyclone football returns this weekend. Read tips provided by athletics department staff if you're planning to attend the Saturday evening opener vs. Northern Iowa. Fans are encouraged to "Color it Cardinal" by wearing cardinal Cyclone apparel.

Show your (school) colors to get free stuff
Faculty, staff and students wearing their cardinal and gold on Fridays during football season could be rewarded with free merchandise. Details about the Friday CyDay and Mascot Monday promotions will be revealed on the university's Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Open houses/receptions

This week
-- 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 (8 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

Season tickets on sale now for ISU Theatre's 2011-12 linuep
ISU Theatre will stage six productions as part of its 2011-12 season, including the musical Rent for Stars Over Veishea. Season tickets are on sale now.

"Friday at the Center" is back
The ISU Alumni Association is hosting "Friday at the Center" Sept. 2 (5-8 p.m., Alumni Center) to kick off ISU's football season opener against UNI. Enjoy "Friday Football" trivia, spinning the Wheel of Fun, a cash bar (beer, wine, pop) from Olde Main Brewing Co. and light snacks. You must be at least 21 to participate. Admission is free.

Volleyball team hosts Iowa State Challenge Sept. 2-3
Coach Christy Johnson-Lynch's No. 19 Cyclone volleyball squad has three matches in its own Iowa State Challenge Friday and Saturday at Hilton. On Friday, ISU will play Southern Mississippi (noon) and Arizona State (6:30 p.m.). On Saturday, an Iowa State-Iowa match (2 p.m.) concludes the tournament. Admission is $5 ($4 youth).

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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