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Inside Update

Sept. 22, 2011
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff


Two finalists for ISU presidency announced
Two finalists for the Iowa State presidency were announced this week by the search committee. Steven Leath, vice president for research and sponsored programs for the University of North Carolina System, Chapel Hill, and Kumble Subbaswamy, provost of the University of Kentucky, Lexington, will be on campus this week. Each will meet with university constituencies and participate in an open forum.

University convocation is Monday; you're invited
Recipients of university and regent awards will be honored and president Gregory Geoffroy will outline priorities for the academic year ahead during the annual fall convocation Sept. 26 (3:15 p.m., MU Sun Room).

New home for engineering department clears another hurdle
Meeting Sept. 20, the state Board of Regents approved the project budget and description for phase 2 of the Biorenewables Complex: research/teaching and office/classroom wings that will house the department of agricultural and biosystems engineering.

Tearoom offering take-out lunch service
Meals, cookies and a la carte menu items now are available to go during the Tearoom's lunch hour, Tuesdays through Fridays during the school year. The facility, located in 23 MacKay, is operated by HRI 380 students.

Car sharing comes to campus
The arrival of two fuel-efficient vehicles, anticipated next week, officially launches Iowa State's experiment with by-the-hour car sharing.

More news: Inside Iowa State


The following announcements were added this week:
-- Squaw Creek bank restoration will impact traffic at 13th Street bridge
-- Nominations sought for 2012 'Women Impacting ISU' calendar
-- Help United Way, get a free cupcake
-- Flu shots for employees available beginning Oct. 10

See: Announcements


Start a learning community
Doug Gruenewald, co-director of Iowa State learning communities, will discuss how to start a new learning community, including the funding application process, on Oct. 4 (4-5 p.m., 2030 Morrill Hall). To register, contact Jen Leptien.

CELT programs
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training > Courses). Workshops are in 1230 Communications unless noted.
-- Clicker orientation, Sept. 27 (12:10-1 p.m.)
-- Blackboard (Bb) Learn: Creating and Managing Online Small Groups in Blackboard Learn, Sept. 27 (1:10-2:10 p.m.)
-- Bb Learn Grade Center I: Fundamentals, Sept. 28 (9-10:30 a.m.)
-- Bb Learn Grade Center II: Advanced, Sept. 30 (9-10:20 a.m.)
-- Student Evaluation of Teaching: Introduction to Class Climate, Oct. 4 (10 a.m.-noon)
-- Tips on Writing Good Test Questions, Oct. 4 (12:10-1:30 p.m., 2030 Morrill)

See: Descriptions and times

Seminars and conferences

The following conferences were added this week:
-- Young Women in Business: Unleash Your Potential, Oct. 3
-- Iowa Regent Institutions Disability Awareness Summit, Oct. 14

See: Announcements


-- Michael Crum, professor of supply chain management and associate dean of graduate programs in the College of Business, as the inaugural holder of the Ruan Chair in Supply Chain Management
-- Alan Wanamaker, assistant professor of geological and atmospheric sciences, as the first holder of the David Morehouse Faculty Fellowship, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Around campus

Gallery of great photos
As the leaves turn, capture the most picturesque time on campus and submit your images to ISU Photostream. The site features campus photos taken by students, faculty and staff.

Better method for eyewitness identifications
ISU psychology professor Gary Wells headed up a study that found sequential photos lineups are more accurate for eyewitness identifications.

Fall career fairs start next week
The fall Engineering career fair is Sept. 27 (noon-6 p.m., Hilton and Scheman Building). A joint career fair hosted by the colleges of Business, Human Sciences and Liberal Arts and Sciences will be held Sept 28 (noon-6 p.m., Hilton). The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' career day is Oct. 18 (9 a.m.-3 p.m., Lied center).

Iowa State steps up its economic development efforts
The office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development announced new initiatives last week to build collaborations that will generate more startup companies in Iowa.

Open houses/receptions

This week
-- Open house: BioCentury Research Farm, Sept. 23 (1-4 p.m., BioCentury Research Farm, west of Ames just south of U.S. Highway 30, 2 p.m. presentation on how faculty can partner with the farm)

Next week
-- University fall convocation, Sept. 26 (3:15 p.m., MU Sun Room, reception follows)

-- Reception: National Arts and Humanities Month, Oct. 6 (6-8:30 p.m., MU Campanile Room)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Hear the bells
Iowa State will host Carillon Festival 2011 Saturday, Sept. 24. Guest carillonneur Arie Abbenes from The Netherlands will perform at 2 p.m. Public tours of the campanile will follow. The festival is free and open to the public.

Happy birthday, MU
The Memorial Union turns 83 this year, and the MU staff is hosting a birthday party for the ISU landmark Sept. 23 (5-7 p.m., MU Great Hall). Free cake and chili from ISU Dining will be served. All are welcome.

Student teams will compete in Project Runway
Iowa State's 7th annual Project Runway on Sept. 25 concludes with a runway walk at 8 p.m. in the MU Great Hall. The student teams' unique garments will be judged by Anthony Williams from reality TV's Project Runway season seven and Mary Lynn Damhorst, professor of apparel studies. Williams also will speak about his Project Runway experience, and his career as a clothing designer. All are welcome to attend this free event.

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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