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Inside Update

March 1, 2012
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff


Search committee seeks nominations for provost
The committee searching for the next Iowa State provost is seeking nominations for the position. An aggressive timeline for the search could bring candidates to campus for interviews in mid-April.

Presidential sound bites
President Steven Leath fielded questions from ISU employees at a Feb. 28 open forum, with topics ranging from research, to enrollment growth, to the provost search.

Five Questions for Mary Sauer
Inside asks Iowa State's Attending Veterinarian about her job ensuring good care and use of animals used for research and teaching on campus.

There's still time to register for ISCORE
The 13th annual Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE) is Friday, March 2, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Memorial Union. There still is time to register for this free event.

Event recognizes three years of green living
Members of Iowa State's green community gathered in the MU Great Hall Tuesday to celebrate and showcase three year's worth of Live Green! activities.

More news: Inside Iowa State


The following announcements were added this week:
-- Online live stream available for Biden town hall meeting Thursday
-- Registration is open for March 24 Stash the Trash/Veishea Service Day
-- Staff, faculty invited to volunteer at Veishea events
-- Honors program seeks nominees for teaching, advising awards
-- Postal and Parcel Services announces mail delivery changes
-- STEM collaboration coffee is March 6
-- Glen Campbell tour stops at Stephens April 14
-- Register now for grant search workshops at the library
-- Join Rec Services' super-sized Zumba class on March 5


CELT programs
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training > Courses).
-- Writing to Increase Critical Thinking, March 6 (12:10-1 p.m., 2030 Morrill)
-- Student Evaluation of Teaching: Introduction to Class Climate, March 7 (9-10:30 a.m., 1230 Communications)
-- Institutional Procedures: OSPA/Broader Impacts/Assessments (a grant-writing subseries in a seminar series on academic writing for graduate students and new faculty), March 8 (3:10-4 p.m., 101 Carver)
-- Blackboard: User group meeting, March 9 (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 1230 Communications)

See: Descriptions and times

Around campus

Dietetics undergrad develops cookbook for kids with cancer
Dietetics junior Kelly Wagner created a children's cookbook that injects healthy ingredients into kid-favorite meals as her Honors capstone project. Professor and chair of food science and human nutrition Ruth MacDonald helped her. Blank Children's Hospital, Des Moines, will use the cookbook.

Eyewitness ID research is topic of spring dean's lecture
Distinguished Professor of psychology Gary Wells will give the LAS college's Spring Dean's Lecture March 1 (8 p.m., MU Sun Room). A 35-year student of eyewitness identification practices, Wells will discuss how mistaken eyewitness IDs happen, and the improvements to the process that are a result of his research.

Open houses/receptions

This week
-- Reception: "Public Art Studies from Notebooks" exhibit with artist Terry Allen, March 1 (7:30-9 p.m., Christian Petersen Art Museum, Morrill, preceded by Allen lecture at 6 p.m.)
-- Open house (spring classes): Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, March 1 (noon-1 p.m., Reiman Ballroom, ISU Alumni Center)
-- Retirement: Karen Macdonald, office of the vice president for business and finance, March 2 (2:30-4 p.m., 3150 Beardshear)

Next week
-- Reception: YWCA Ames-ISU Women of Achievement Awards, March 8 (5:30-7:30 p.m., Octagon Center for the Arts, 427 Douglas Ave.). Tickets, $25 ($5 for students), are available through the YWCA, 210 Lab of Mechanics, 4-1663.

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Pollution and health is topic of Sunday lecture
Biologist, author and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber will speak on "Environmental Pollution, Climate Change and Our Health" March 4 (7 p.m., MU Sun Room). Her books have addressed the challenges of shielding children from the effects of environmental pollution.

A bit o' Irish
Gear up for St. Patrick's Day with the high-energy Celtic music of Irish ensemble Danú on Monday, March 5 (7:30 p.m., Stephens). Tickets, $33 ($18 for youth; $15 for ISU students), are available at the Iowa State Center ticket office or through Ticketmaster.

This week at the Maintenance Shop
The following acts will perform at the Memorial Union's Maintenance Shop this week. Tickets are $12 ($10 for students) unless indicated. Ticket prices increase $2 the day of the show. Get tickets at the M-Shop ticket office (4-8349).
-- Jared Blake, March 1 (8 p.m.)
-- Memoryhouse, March 2 (9 p.m.)
-- We Are The Willows and The Daredevil Christopher Wright, March 3 (9 p.m.). Tickets are $8 ($6 for students).
-- Soul Rebels, March 4 (8 p.m.). Tickets are $10 (free for students).
-- Katie Herzig, March 6 (8 p.m.)

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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