A variety of topics planned for spring lecture
2012 lectures lineup features ISU professor of materials
science and engineering Dan Shechtman, who won the 2011 Nobel
Prize in Chemistry. Shechtman will speak on campus Feb. 20 (7
p.m., Memorial Union Great Hall). A variety of other topics also
highlight the spring lecture schedule.
Looking for lost art
In an effort to update the university's public art inventory,
university museums staff are looking for about 40 pieces included
in a 1940s
campus inventory. A closet, storage space or office in your
building might contain one of these treasures.
Get a sneak peek at State Gym Jan. 8
Recreation Services staff will hold a Jan. 8
open house to showcase the newly renovated and expanded
State Gym facility. Faculty and staff also are eligible for a free
trial use of the complex Jan. 9-22.
The following announcements were added this week:
-- Osborn Club lecture is Jan. 9
-- Campus clinic offers reading tutoring for first-12th graders this
-- Jan. 11 carillon concert will kick off MLK events
-- Vote for Ames in Blue Zone Community campaign
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training > Courses).
All workshops are in 1230 Communications.
-- Blackboard (Bb) Learn: Creating and Managing Groups, Jan. 5 (11 a.m.-noon)
-- Bb Learn Grade Center I: Fundamentals, Jan. 5 (1:10-2:40 p.m.)
-- Bb Learn Grade Center II: Advanced, Jan. 5 (2:50-4:20 p.m.)
-- Bb Learn: Creating, Submitting and Grading Online Assignments, Jan. 6 (10-11 a.m.)
-- Bb Learn: Interactive Grading Rubrics, Jan. 6 (1:10-2 p.m.)
-- Respondus: Creating Test Pools, Quizzes, Surveys for Blackboard Learn, Jan. 6 (2:10-3:10 p.m.)
-- Bb Learn: Assessments, Jan. 6 (3:30-5 p.m.)
-- Student Evaluation of Teaching: Creating Survey Reports with Class Climate, Jan. 11 (9-10:30 a.m.)
-- Blackboard User Group Meeting, Jan. 13 (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.)
Descriptions and times
-- Joe Morris,
ISU natural resource ecology and management and associate director
of the North Central Regional Aquaculture Center, to center
director, effective Jan. 1
Learn about business vehicle rentals (and a new reimbursable expense),
ISU's authorized caterers, and new requirements for drivers of
15-passenger vans in the December newsletter
(PDF) from the Office of Risk Management.
-- Open house: State Gym, Jan. 8 (noon-3 p.m.)
-- Reception: Unveiling of the Catt Center's 2012 Women
Impacting ISU calendar, Jan. 12 (3:30-5 p.m., MU Campanile
-- Reception: "Relationships: Spheres of Influence" exhibit, Jan. 19
(4:30-6 p.m., Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman, program at 5:15
-- Service recognition reception: Carla Espinoza, ISU human
resources and office of equal opportunity and
compliance, Jan. 20 (3-5 p.m., program at 3:30 p.m., first floor
Met opera auditions are Jan. 7
District auditions for New York City's Metropolitan Opera will be held
Jan. 7 (noon-5 p.m., Tye Hall, Music). The auditions are designed
to discover promising young opera singers (ages 20-30 years) and
assist in developing their careers. The public is invited to
observe for as little or long as they'd like and to meet the
competitors during a reception while the judges
deliberate. Winners from 41 district auditions advance to one of
14 region finals, where they compete to win a trip to New York to
participate in the national semifinals, held on the stage of the
Metropolitan Opera House. Approximately 10 singers make it to the
final round and compete in a public concert.
What does No. 1 play like?
The Cyclone women's basketball squad will battle the Baylor Bears
Jan. 7 (7 p.m., Hilton). The Bears are ranked No. 1 in the country
in both the Associated Press and USA Today/ESPN Coaches polls. Reserved tickets
are $12 (youth $6); general admission is $10 (youth $5).
Talk with coach Bill Fennelly
Cyclone women's head basketball coach Bill Fennelly will meet with
fans Jan. 9 (noon-1 p.m., MU Campanile Room) for a Coach
Talk. Bring your lunch and questions.
Madrigal Dinner performances are Jan. 13-14
Tickets are on sale now for the music department's 47th annual
Dinner, Jan. 13-14 in the Memorial Union Great Hall.
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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