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Inside Update

Nov. 10, 2011
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff


Senate approves new professorship
A new faculty career achievement designation was approved at the Nov. 8 Faculty Senate meeting. Morrill Professorships will be awarded to faculty who excel at teaching and learning.

Council looking at research misconduct policy
A resolution in favor of a draft research misconduct policy was introduced at the Nov. 3 Professional and Scientific Council meeting. Council members will vote on the measure in December.

A 5-second test for website accessibility
An evaluation website lets you know in just a few seconds how accessible your web pages are to readers with visual or hearing disabilities, readers unable to use a mouse, students with learning disabilities, web surfers on slow networks or those using mobile devices, among others.

Hold the date: Geoffroy reception is Dec. 8
President Gregory Geoffroy and Kathy Geoffroy will be the guests of honor at a university reception Dec. 8 (3-6 p.m., MU Sun Room).

More news: Inside Iowa State


The following announcements were added this week:
-- CYtation Award nominations due Dec. 1
-- Flu vaccine still available for employees
-- Nov. 15 sales at Ames shop will benefit ISU international program
-- Four Giving Trees will hold local children's wishes Nov. 11-30
-- Faculty sought as guest DJs on campus radio station
-- Recipients of 2011-12 academic advising awards announced
-- CAC allocates $400,000 for technology projects; proposals sought
-- Financial aid half-day conference is Dec. 9
-- Jiles to present Nov. 14 Osborn Club lecture
-- Phi Kappa Phi initiation ceremony is Nov. 13
-- Registration open for Dec. 2 5K Jingle Jog

See: Announcements


CELT programs
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training > Courses).
-- Using Visual Literacy to Achieve Student Learning Outcomes, Nov. 17 (12:10-1:30 p.m., Christian Petersen Art Museum, Morrill Hall)

See: Descriptions and times

Seminars and conferences

The following conference was added this week:
-- 11th annual Iowa Organic Conference, Nov. 21

See: Announcements


-- Catherine Kling, professor of economics, to interim director of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD), effective Oct. 1

Around campus

Campus events will honor veterans
The university's traditional Gold Star Hall ceremony, which honors fallen soldiers who are former Iowa State students, will be held Nov. 10 (3:15 p.m., MU Great Hall). The ceremony is free and open to the public.

On Veterans Day (Nov. 11), Iowa State will join more than 100 colleges and universities across the nation to read the names of soldiers who died in U.S. operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. In Gold Star Hall of the Memorial Union, volunteers will begin reading at 8 a.m. from the mezzanine and continue for an estimated eight hours.

This public art is a public process
Artists from Des Moines-based Sticks Inc. have been tag-teaming since mid-September on a four-wall mural in Horticulture Hall's south foyer. The area remains open as the team works; look for the project to wrap up later this month.

What does the governor's education blueprint mean for Iowa State?
Join colleagues to discuss implications of the (Iowa) governor's blueprint for education, especially as it relates to teacher preparation programs at Iowa State, which span several colleges. Human Sciences dean Pam White will facilitate a discussion on Nov. 17 (3:10-4 p.m., 331 Palmer).

Departmental newsletters

University Museums
The latest edition of University Museums' Interpretations newsletter (PDF) features articles about lost and found art on campus, the presidential portrait collection (and its newest addition) and Iowa State's 75-year-old public art collection.

Your Library
In this issue of Your Library newsletter: the Ames Laboratory oral history project; Moody's Manuals go electronic; subscriptions are available online; and more.

Open houses/receptions

Next week
-- ISU Printing and Copy Services, fall open house, Nov. 16 (9 a.m.-3 p.m., Printing and Publications building)
-- Farewell reception: Mary Holz-Clause, ISU Extension and Outreach, Nov. 16 (4:30-6 p.m., Reiman Gardens, program at 4:45 p.m.). Cards and letters are being collected; send to Lynnette Hauser, 2150 Beardshear.

-- Retirement reception: Sandi Bishop, U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, Nov. 22 (2-4 p.m., 205 TASF)
-- Retirement reception: Al Vogl, ISU agronomy, Nov. 30 (3-5 p.m., Agronomy commons)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Band Extravaganza is Nov. 13; jazz concert is Nov. 16
ISU's annual "Band Extravaganza" concert, featuring student wind and jazz ensembles and the only indoor performance of the 330-member marching band, is Sunday, Nov. 13 (3 p.m., Stephens). Tickets, $10 for adults and $5 for students and children, are available at the Stephens ticket office and through Ticketmaster. Iowa State's jazz bands (1 and 2) will perform Nov. 16 (7:30 p.m., Tye Hall, Music). Admission is $4 (students $2).

Cyclone teams competing at home in the next week:
-- Women's basketball, vs. Houston Baptist, Nov. 11 (7 p.m., Hilton), $10-12, HS and younger $5-6
-- Hockey, vs. Minot State (American Collegiate Hockey Association), Nov. 11 (7:30 p.m.), Nov. 12 (8:15 p.m.), both at Ames-ISU Ice Arena, $10, students $7, children $5
-- Men's basketball, vs. Lehigh, Nov. 12 (1 p.m., Hilton), $16 (balcony)
-- Wrestling, Harold Nichols Cyclone Open, Nov. 13 (9 a.m.-all day, Hilton), $10, HS and younger $5
-- Volleyball, vs. Kansas State, Nov. 16 (6:30 p.m., Hilton), $5, HS and younger $4

Open house at gardens gift shop is this weekend
The Reiman Gardens gift shop will host its holiday open house Nov. 12-13 (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily).

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company performs Nov. 15
The Dayton Contemporary Dance Company will bring its powerful and diverse dance routines to Ames Nov. 15 (7:30 p.m., Stephens). Tickets ($29-$33) are available at the Stephens ticket office or through Ticketmaster. A 2-for-1 adult ticket promotion is available through 10 p.m. Nov. 13 through Ticketmaster. Enter code TMN241 to receive the discount.

Get your chocolate fix; support the YWCA
President Gregory Geoffroy and Kathy Geoffroy will host "Just Desserts: A Taste of Chocolate and More" Nov. 16 (7-8:30 p.m., The Knoll). Choose from among more than 20 desserts from local restaurants and chocolatiers, including sugar-free options. Tickets ($35 for one person, $50 for two) must be purchased in advance from YWCA Ames-ISU, 210 Lab of Mechanics. Call 4-1663 for more information. Proceeds benefit YWCA Ames-ISU programs.

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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