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Inside Update

April 12, 2012
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff


Search committee to interview candidates in Minneapolis
The search committee for Iowa State's senior vice president and provost will meet in Minneapolis April 14-15 to interview candidates. Although no finalists have yet been selected, the committee has set tentative dates for open forums to allow the university community and public to meet finalists.

Leath names associate VP
Miles Lackey, director of the office of federal affairs at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, will join the president's office April 16, filling the newly defined position of associate vice president.

Council committee will focus on professional development
The Professional and Scientific Council approved a new name and focus for its recruitment and retention committee at its April 5 meeting. Vice president for business and finance Warren Madden also gave council members an overview of campus parking.

More news: Inside Iowa State


The following announcements were added this week:
-- Coach Hoiberg will give the keynote at Veishea opening ceremony
-- Register for April 19 MBA informational lunch
-- BIGMAP Symposium is April 18
-- Volunteers sought for IT Olympics April 27-28
-- Veishea buttons: Next week's meal ticket
-- Faculty session: How to work with VRAC
-- Register now for alumni association's May 18 awards dinner
-- Review of budget model is progressing


CELT programs
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training > Courses).
-- Converting Your Course from WebCT to Blackboard Learn, April 19 (11 a.m.-1 p.m., 1230 Communications)

See: Descriptions and times

Seminars and conferences

The following conference was added this week:
-- "Sustaining Health in a Changing Environment: Creating a Resilient Future," May 16-18, Gateway Hotel and Conference Center


-- Josh Dunn, Monsanto Co., to coordinator of the Field Extension Education Laboratory, effective March 1
-- Danny Johnson, ISU supply chain management and interim associate dean, to College of Business associate dean for undergraduate programs, effective July 1
-- Qing Hu, Union Pacific Professor in Information Systems, to College of Business associate dean for graduate programs, effective July 1

Around campus

Help Ames become a Blue Zones community
Ames remains in contention to become a Blue Zones community, one of several Iowa cities that will be awarded extra resources and programs to become models of health and well-being. You can help support the project by registering online or texting as soon as possible. Blue Zones selections will be made mid-month.

Update on School of Education
Human Sciences college dean Pamela White and Carl Smith and Dan Robinson, co-chairs of the School of Education implementation committee, will host a forum to provide an update on progress toward the July 1 opening of the School of Education. It will be held April 17 (3:30-4:30 p.m., 0102 Science I). All are welcome.

Cold temperatures do damage at hort station
Nighttime temperatures in the 20s April 10 and 11 damaged apple, strawberry and grape plants at Iowa State's Horticulture Research Station north of Ames.

Undergraduate research symposium is April 17
Iowa State undergraduates will share more than 100 research projects during the annual Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression April 17 (9 a.m.-5 p.m., MU third floor, opening remarks in the Pioneer Room). The day is structured around five concurrent sessions with a midday break that features students whose work is part of the FOCUS exhibit.

Distinguished Awards Celebration is April 20
You're invited to help celebrate the university's highest awards at the annual Distinguished Awards Celebration April 20 (1:30 p.m., MU Sun Room, reception follows in the South Ballroom). Awards given to alumni and friends, through the ISU Alumni Association and ISU Foundation, include the Distinguished Alumni Award, Honorary Alumni Award and the Order of the Knoll awards. Details about recipients are online. The ceremony is open to the public.

Departmental newsletters

Your Library
In this issue of Your Library newsletter: Get a free preservation consultation for family heirlooms from the ISU Library preservation department; renew library loans early to avoid fines; and Filmakers Library Online will allow streaming video for classroom use and distance learning.

Open houses/receptions

This week
-- Retirements: Paul Anderson and Gary Hightshoe, ISU landscape architecture, April 13 (5:30-7 p.m., 295 Scheman, RSVP for dinner at 7 p.m.)

-- Retirement: Helen Olson, ISU agricultural education and studies, April 25 (2-4 p.m., 224 Curtiss, program at 2:45 p.m.)
-- Retirement: Mahlon Darlington, ISU music, April 25 (4-5:15 p.m., lobby, Music Hall, program at 4 p.m.)
-- Retirement: William David, ISU music, May 3 (4-5:30 p.m., lobby, Music Hall)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

LEGO exhibit is sure to please
Beginning April 14, visitors to Reiman Gardens can see nearly 500,000 LEGO bricks transformed into 27 sculptures in its "Nature Connects" exhibition. The show, which lasts through Oct. 28, is the first of its kind in the nation at a public garden. Reiman Gardens is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $8 ($4 for youth; free for members, ISU students, and children 3 and under).

Rent headlines Veishea stage
Rent, a Tony Award-winning Broadway show, is this year's Stars Over Veishea production. The rock musical opens its two-weekend run April 13 at Fisher Theater.

Used magazine sale runs April 16-20
The Memorial Union Browsing Library's annual used magazine sale runs April 16-20 (Browsing Library, first floor). Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (until 4 p.m. Friday). Magazines are 25 cents; feel free to donate your old magazines.

Saturday game offers sneak peek of 2012 football
The Cyclone football team wraps up nearly a month of practices with its annual spring football game on Saturday, April 14 (2 p.m., Jack Trice Stadium). Fans should enter on the north side of the stadium; seating will be limited to the east side only. Admission is free.
These Cyclone squads also compete at home in the next week:
-- Tennis, vs. Kansas State, April 13 (2 p.m., Forker courts, or Ames Racquet and Fitness if raining), free
-- Tennis, vs. Kansas, April 15 (noon, Forker courts, or Ames Racquet and Fitness if raining), free
-- Softball, vs. Iowa, April 18 (4:30 p.m., Southwest Athletics Complex), free

More campus events
Talks, performances, athletic contests and other campus events are listed on the university calendar. Also, see the Arts and Entertainment page.


Submitting your news
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