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Inside Update

Jan. 19, 2012
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff


Introducing President Leath
Here's the Inside scoop on our new president -- his school years, family, farm ventures and more.

Custodial night crew gets high-use classrooms ready for morning
The university's custodial services created a night crew to clean high-use large classrooms about the only time they're vacant -- overnight.

Welcome, David Trainor
David Trainor became Iowa State's associate vice president for human resource services on Jan. 17. He succeeds Carla Espinoza.

Senate considering recommendation on Design reorganization
A proposed reorganization plan for the College of Design was introduced at the Jan. 17 Faculty Senate meeting. Senators will vote on their recommendation of the plan next month.

Ash borer preparation continues
More of the campus' ash trees are being removed this winter as part of an emerald ash borer readiness plan. A variety of replacement trees will be planted in the spring.

More news: Inside Iowa State


The following announcements were added this week:
-- University launches proof of concept initiative this month
-- Employee wellness presentation focuses on super foods
-- Register now for March 24 Veishea Service Day/Stash the Trash
-- Controller's department seeks internal candidates for accounting manager position
-- University Honors Program seeks fall seminar proposals
-- Luncheon discussion looks at outcomes of ISU ADVANCE
-- Student Employee of the Year nominations due Feb. 10
-- STEM brown bag seminar topic: Factors influencing girls' interest in science and math
-- Study Abroad Fair is Jan. 26
-- EH&S offers CPR, AED and first aid training


CELT programs
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training > Courses). Both workshops are in 1230 Communications.
-- Blackboard (Bb) Learn: Creating, Submitting and Grading Online Assignments, Jan. 26 (1:10-2:10 p.m.)
-- Bb Learn: Assessments, Jan. 30 (2:10-3:40 p.m.)

See: Descriptions and times


-- David Krog, co-founder of E-Markets and former CEO of AgraGate Climate Credits Corp., as the inaugural entrepreneur-in-residence in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative

Open forums

Four candidates interviewing on campus for the director's position in the Writing and Media Help Center will make a presentation at an open forum (1-2 p.m., 0020 Hixson-Lied Center) on the following dates:
-- James Uhlenkamp, Graceland University, Jan. 19
-- Gina Burkhart, Saginaw Valley State University, Jan. 20
-- Cristyn Elder, Purdue University, Jan. 23
-- Helena Hall, Loras College, Jan. 24

Open houses/receptions

This week
-- Reception: "Relationships: Spheres of Influence" exhibit, Jan. 19 (4:30-6 p.m., Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman, program at 5:15 p.m.)
-- Opening reception, "Style Tribes: Fashions from the 1960s," Jan. 19 (5-6 p.m., Mary Alice Gallery, 1015 Morrill)
-- Service recognition reception: Carla Espinoza, associate vice president for human resources and director of equal opportunity and compliance, Jan. 20 (3-5 p.m., program at 3:30 p.m., first floor atrium, Beardshear)

-- Retirement: Vicki Gray, ISU curriculum and instruction, Jan. 30 (2:30-4 p.m., program at 3 p.m., N047 Lagomarcino)
-- Grand opening/dedication, renovated State Gym and expansion, Feb. 3 (2:30-3:30 p.m., first floor multipurpose room on south side of State Gym addition)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Cyclone Cinema announces spring lineup
The Student Union Board's Cyclone Cinema continues this weekend with eight showings of The Ides of March in the Carver Hall auditorium (7 and 10 p.m., Thursday-Sunday). Check out other current titles scheduled through late April. Admission is free; concessions are available.

Campus King celebration is Thursday
Musical entertainment by the Bridges to Harmony Choir and Shy of Dozen; brief remarks by president Steven Leath, GSB president Dakota Hoben and Black Student Alliance president Paris Tindrell; presentation of the Advancing One Community awards and free birthday cake are part of a university celebration of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 19 (4 p.m., MU Great Hall).

Cyclone teams competing at home in the next week:
-- Gymnastics vs. Nebraska, Jan. 20, (6:30 p.m., Hilton), $5 (youth $4)
-- Track and field, Iowa State Open, Jan. 20-21 (3 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday, Lied Center), free admission
-- Women's basketball vs. Texas Tech, Jan. 22 (1:30 p.m., Hilton), reserved $12 (youth $6), general admission $10 (youth $5)

Young Frankenstein takes the stage at Stephens Jan. 22
Broadway hit Young Frankenstein, based on the 1974 Mel Brooks film by the same name, will stop by Stephens Auditorium for a single performance at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 22. Tickets, $47-$51 ($28 for youth, $20 for ISU students), are available at the Iowa State Center ticket office or through Ticketmaster.

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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