Dec. 15, 2011
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff
Fall commencement begins at 2 p.m. Saturday
Northern Iowa president and former ISU provost Ben Allen will receive
an honorary degree and give the address during fall
commencement Saturday (2 p.m., Hilton Coliseum). Tickets are
not needed; all are welcome.
This master map maker and web cam czar responds to five
questions about his work and a recent honor from Google.
It's time to make winter break preparations
Earlier this fall, university officials approved a partial university
shutdown over winter break, Dec. 23-Jan. 2. Here's
a checklist to help you prepare for the optional extended
Next Update will be Jan. 5
Inside Update and its companion publication, Inside Iowa
State, will take a break for the winter holidays. Our next issue
is scheduled for Jan. 5. In the meantime, watch the
announcements website for news updates.
The following announcements were added this week:
-- Participants selected for 2012 Emerging Leaders Academy
-- Chemistry Stores sets holiday hours
-- Recycle your old phonebooks; collections are this week
2012-13 Miller Faculty Fellowship proposals due Feb. 1
The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching's faculty advisory
board invites applications to the Miller Faculty Fellowship program,
to support innovative projects that enhance undergraduate programs
at Iowa State. The deadline for proposals for the 2012-13 academic
year is Feb. 1, 2012. Program
details are online.
Questions may be directed to CELT faculty intern Jan
-- Kimberly Zarecor, associate professor of architecture, as the
of the Bachelor of Design program in the College of Design, through
Graduating senior speaks with a new voice
. . . literally
Neff stands at the lectern in his cap and gown Friday, he'll
speak to his fellow College of Business graduates with a new
voice. For three and a half years, his vocal cords were
silenced. Neff said he believes it all happened for a purpose.
ISU study: Iowa farmland values up 32 percent over last
Average Iowa farmland value is estimated to be $6,708 per acre, an
increase of 32.5 percent from 2010, according to results of the
Land Value Survey conducted in November by Iowa State
extension farm management economist Mike Duffy and released
Dec. 14. This is the highest percentage increase ever recorded by
the annual survey.
School of Education clears final hurdle
Meeting telephonically Dec. 8, the state
Board of Regents approved tuition and fee rates and faculty
professional development assignments for 2012-13, and gave the final
green light to the College of Human Sciences' School of
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-- Reception: Commencement, Dec. 17 (following ceremony, Alumni
-- Retirement: Beverly Fowles, ISU veterinary diagnostic and
production animal medicine, retiring Dec. 28 (reception held
Mannheim Steamroller stops by Stephens Dec. 20
Steamroller, one of America's favorite holiday groups, will
perform at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20 in Stephens Auditorium. Tickets range
from $49 to $80 and are available at the Stephens ticket office or
Story time at the bookstore
University Book Store is hosting a free story time for kids on
Saturday, Dec. 17 (10:30-11 a.m.). Stories and activities will focus
on holidays from around the world.
Holiday events at Reiman Gardens
-- Stocking Stuffer Night, Dec. 15 (5-7 p.m.). Enjoy wine, treats and finish up your holiday shopping at the gift shop.
-- Release a Butterfly, Dec. 17 (8-9:30 a.m.). Release your own butterfly in the Gardens' Butterfly Wing. Cost for butterflies is $5 for one, $8 for two, $12 for three and $3 for each additional butterfly. Preregister by calling 4-2710.
-- Wrapping up the Holidays, Dec. 17 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.). Enjoy holiday music, food and beverages while your gift shop purchases are wrapped for free.
-- Open late on Thursday nights, Dec. 15, 22 and 29 (until 8 p.m.). Admission is free 4:30-8 p.m.; donations will be accepted for Youth and Shelter Services' Holiday Giving Program.
Get out of the house; there's lots of basketball over the
The Cyclone men's and women's basketball teams play a combined six
games at Hilton before the new year. Coach Bill Fennelly's team
plays Dec. 20 (Northern Iowa, 7 p.m.), 29 and 30 (Cyclone
Challenge tournament, 5 and 7:30 nightly). Coach Fred Hoiberg's team plays
Dec. 18 (Central Michigan, 1 p.m.), Dec. 21 (Lipscomb, 7 p.m.) and
Dec. 31 (Mississippi Valley State, noon). Special
ticket offers are available for the men's games. Women's
single-game tickets are $12 (reserved) or $10 (general
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