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Inside Update

Feb. 2, 2012
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff


Leath to meet with appropriations subcommittee
President Steven Leath will present Iowa State's case for an appropriations increase to the Iowa Legislature's joint education appropriations budget subcommittee Feb. 8 at the State Capitol.

Hundreds of campus visitors expected for LGBT conference
An estimated 1,500 participants are expected for the 2012 Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference (MBLGTACC), Feb. 10-12. Faculty and staff are invited to volunteer for the event, which is the largest student-run college LGBTQIA conference in the nation.

Regents meet on campus Feb. 6-7
A stand-alone bachelor's degree for the athletic training program, bonds to finance the football program's new facility and a presentation on ISU learning communities are some of Iowa State's agenda items when the state Board of Regents meets in the Memorial Union Monday and Tuesday. Public portions of the meeting are shared on a live audio stream.

Webinars offer convenient retirement planning
Three types of retirement webinars, courtesy of ISU's human resource services department and TIAA-CREF, make planning for your financial future more convenient.

More news: Inside Iowa State


The following announcements were added this week:
-- Registration is open for March 2 ISCORE
-- Tax assistance program begins Feb. 14
-- Volunteers sought to assist dietetics students
-- Former ISU VP Wayne Moore dies
-- LAS, Human Sciences, Business spring career fair is Feb . 8


CELT programs
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training > Courses).
-- Student Evaluation of Teaching: Creating Survey Reports with Class Climate, Feb. 7 (9-10:30 a.m., 1230 Communications)
-- Blackboard (Bb) Learn: Developing Your Course, Feb. 7 (1:10-2:40 p.m., 1230 Communications)
-- Bb Learn: Interactive Grading Rubrics, Feb. 8 (12:10-1 p.m., 1230 Communications)
-- Student Evaluation of Teaching: Customizing Text Templates in Class Climate, Feb. 9 (1:10-2:40 p.m., 1230 Communications)
-- Graduate Student Focus: Preparing for Academic Interviews, Feb. 9 (3:10-5 p.m., 2104 Gilman)
-- Academic Writing for Graduate Students and New Faculty (a seminar series encouraging research and grant writing excellence): Revealing Your Methods, Feb. 9 (3:10-4 p.m., 305 Carver)
-- Blackboard User Group Meeting, Feb. 10 (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 1230 Communications)

See: Descriptions and times

Around campus

Series to profile ISU's pioneering black student-athletes
The first in a series of six Black History Month biographies featuring former Iowa State student-athletes will be published on the athletics website Feb. 2. Holloway Smith, who played football in 1926 and 1927, is the first to be featured.

Open houses/receptions

This week
-- Grand opening and 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)

Next week
-- Reception: Paintpushers: Art of the Critique exhibit, Feb. 8 (6:30 p.m., MU Gallery)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Kick off Black History Month
NBC correspondent and Rolling Stone contributing editor Touré will be on campus Thursday (8 p.m. , MU Great Hall) to discuss his 2011 book, Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness, a look at what it means to be black today and how blackness has changed over the decades.

Varieties run begins this weekend with semifinal rounds
Iowa State students' annual talent show returns to the Memorial Union this month. Semifinal competitions are Feb. 3 and 4; the top performers return for the Sweepstakes round Feb. 24-25. Purchase tickets in the MU Maintenance Shop box office (semifinals $10, Sweepstakes $12).

Deck your walls
The Student Activities Center is holding its annual poster sale through Feb. 3 (9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, MU Cardinal Room). Choose from thousands of posters that feature art prints, movies, music and more. Prices are $8 to $12. Proceeds support art programs at the MU.

Annual Barjche dance performance is Feb. 3-5
Barjche (pronounced Bar-Shay), ISU's annual contemporary dance concert featuring faculty, students and guest artists, takes the stage at Fisher Theater for three performances this weekend (Feb. 3 and 4, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 5, 2 p.m.). Tickets, $12 ($10 for students, available only at the Iowa State Center ticket office), 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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