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Inside Update

Oct. 20, 2011
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff


$1 million marked for latest wireless project
More students with more electronic gadgetry have intensified demand for wireless access on campus. A $1 million allocation for new access points and additional funding for upgrading existing access points should help wireless users stay connected.

Four policies that should be on your radar
Several key university policies have been revised in 2011; here are four that warrant a "heads up" -- and why they're important.

How has the budget model worked? Share your ideas
Committee members tasked with reviewing the performance of the three-year-old resource management model will host two noon forums to hear from the campus community. Ask questions and share your observations and experiences on what's working and what's not with the budget model.

Where they're from
China sends the most international students to Iowa State. Minnesota and Illinois each send more than 2,000 students to Cyclone country. Here's the record fall enrollment breakdown, by country and state.

More news: Inside Iowa State


The following announcements were added this week:
-- Employees who work with cash encouraged to attend Oct. 31 session on identifying counterfeit currency
-- Employee assistance program provider offers training sessions
-- Oct. 19 Manatt-Phelps lecture postponed
-- Reminder: TIAA-CREF retirement seminar is Oct. 25
-- Faculty authors will read from their books at Oct. 26 event
-- Learn how to do cited reference searching at library workshop
-- Wear jeans to work Oct. 26 to support Children's Miracle Network

See: Announcements


CELT programs
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training > Courses). All workshops are in 1230 Communications.
-- Blackboard (Bb) Learn: Creating, Submitting and Grading Online Assignments, Oct. 26 (1:10-2:10 p.m.)
-- Bb Learn: Interactive Grading Rubrics, Oct. 28 (1:10-2 p.m.)

See: Descriptions and times

Seminars and conferences

The following conference was added this week:
-- Symposium on Nondestructive Evaluation, honoring R. Bruce Thompson, Nov. 3

See: Announcements

Around campus

Greenlee forum explores presidential campaign news coverage
Tales from the campaign trail will be the focus of the Greenlee School's Futures Forum Oct. 20-21 in the Memorial Union. It's free, open to the public and will feature state and national journalists, communicators and political experts.

Car sharing option has arrived
The first two vehicles in Iowa State's WeCar by-the-hour auto sharing option are on campus and ready for use. The $35 annual membership is available to faculty, staff and students.

Cardinal and gold decor
Clone fans compete against each other in the homecoming office-decorating contest.

Students host purse party to raise awareness about human trafficking
Students will hold a purse party Nov. 1 (5:15 p.m., W142 Lagomarcino) to raise funds and awareness about human trafficking. The event, open to all, is hosted by the Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Studies club.

Business college honors Russ Gerdin
The College of Business pays tribute to long-time benefactor Russ Gerdin, who died Oct. 14 and for whom the college's building is named.

Auditorium classroom ground breaking is Oct. 21
The ISU Foundation will host a ground breaking ceremony at the Troxel Hall site north of the Farm House Museum Oct. 21 (4 p.m.). All are welcome. Construction should begin in January and be completed during spring semester 2013.

Campus forums

Next week
-- LAS dean candidate, Albert Boggess, Texas A&M University, Oct. 24 (3:30 p.m., 1951 Food Sciences, reception follows)
-- LAS dean candidate, Carolyn Cutrona, ISU psychology, Oct. 27 (3:30 p.m., 1951 Food Sciences, reception follows)

-- LAS dean candidate, Chaden Djalali, University of South Carolina, Nov. 1 (3:30 p.m., 1951 Food Sciences, reception follows)
-- Resource Management Model, with members of the campus budget model review committee, Nov. 2 (noon-1 p.m., MU Sun Room)
-- LAS dean candidate, Beate Schmittmann, Virginia Tech University, Nov. 3 (3:30 p.m., 1951 Food Sciences, reception follows)
-- Resource Management Model, with members of the campus budget model review committee, Nov. 4 (noon-1 p.m., MU Cardinal Room)
-- LAS dean candidate, Douglas Epperson, Washington State University, Nov. 7 (3:30 p.m., 2019 Morrill, reception follows)

Open houses/receptions

This week
-- Reception: ISU Alumni Association Honors and Awards, Oct. 21 (follows 1:30 ceremony, Benton Auditorium, Scheman)

Next week
-- Retirement: Carolyn Holt, ISU curriculum and instruction, Oct. 26 (2:30-4:30 p.m., 1009 LeBaron)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Spooky forecast for Oct. 26
University Museums' fifth annual Haunted Iowa State tour is planned for Oct. 26. Maps for the self-guided walk, which features costumed characters and refreshments, will be distributed at the campanile at 7 p.m.

Cyclone squads competing at home in the next week:
-- Soccer, vs. Texas Tech, Oct. 21 (6:30 p.m., soccer complex), free
-- Soccer, vs. Kansas, Oct. 23 (1 p.m., soccer complex), free
-- Hockey, vs. University of Arizona (ACHA) Oct. 21 (7:30 p.m., Ames/ISU ice arena), $10 (youth $5)
-- Hockey, vs. University of Arizona (ACHA) Oct. 22 (8:15 p.m., Ames/ISU ice arena), $10 (youth $5)
-- Football, vs. Texas A&M, Oct. 22 (2:30 p.m., Jack Trice Stadium), $20-$65
-- Volleyball, vs. Kansas, Oct. 26 (6:30 p.m., Hilton), $5 (youth $4)

Irish Chamber Orchestra to perform at Stephens
The Irish Chamber Orchestra will make a stop in Ames Oct. 26 (7:30 p.m., Stephens) as part of an eight-city U.S. tour. An optional pre-concert dinner precedes the performance at 5:30 p.m. in Scheman. Reserve dinner tickets ($32.35; $16.30 for 12 and younger) by 5 p.m., Oct. 20. Tickets for the performance ($40-$44; $25 for 18 and younger; $20 for ISU students) are available at the Stephens ticket office or through Ticketmaster. Concert ticket prices include a Celebrity Cafe event at 7 p.m. featuring Drake University piano professor Nicholas Roth.

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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