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Inside Update


Three finalists named in provost search
The finalists are: David Manderscheid, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln; Carlo Montemagno, founding dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Cincinnati; and Jonathan Wickert, dean of the College of Engineering. The candidates will interview on campus between April 23 and 28 and participate in an open forum.

Four finalists named in dean of students search
The finalists are: Pamela Anthony, assistant dean of students at Georgia State University, Atlanta; Miron Billingsley, associate vice president for student affairs at Prairie View A&M, Texas; Adam Goldstein, associate dean of students at Florida State University, Tallahassee; and Terry Mena, associate dean of students at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton. They'll visit campus between April 24 and May 2; their interviews also will include public forums.

Veishea weekend is almost here
Nothing says spring like Veishea, Iowa State's popular, student-run festival. Here's a sample of what's in store for Veishea goers.

Senators hear about electronic class evaluation system
At its April 17 meeting, the Faculty Senate hears about an electronic class evaluation system, learns how Cyclone student-athletes are making the grade and approves several new academic programs and catalog policies.

Students make choices to keep meal plan rates flat
With a goal of holding meal plan rates flat for next year, students work with ISU Dining director Nancy Levandowski to adjust the services they'll receive. It's a process Levandowski undertakes with them each fall.

More news: Inside Iowa State


The following announcements were added this week:
-- ISU BioBus Club will host birthday, Earth Day celebration on Sunday
-- Honors students' poster event is April 25
-- Iowa State students among outstanding young volunteers
-- Library display highlights Asian-American heritage
-- The Princeton Review recognizes Iowa State's green efforts
-- Air Force ROTC event open to public for first time in 10 years
-- Reserve materials at Parks Library for summer and fall semesters now


CELT programs
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training > Courses).
-- Blackboard (Bb): Tips and Tricks for Utilizing Video and Media in Your Course, April 23 (noon-1 p.m., 1230 Communications)
-- Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) panel presentation, April 25 (12:10-1 p.m., 2030 Morrill)

See: Descriptions and times

Seminars and conferences

The following conference was added this week:
-- "Between Scientists and Citizens: Assessing Expertise in Policy Controversies," June 1-2, Carver Hall


-- Dan Loy, ISU animal science, to director of ISU's Iowa Beef Center

Around campus

Going green, Cyclone style
A senior's dream to install a green roof on a section of the Memorial Union came to fruition last week. The MU masterpiece joins a handful of other green roofs on campus.

Study: Additional chewing reduced food intake in young adults
A new Iowa State study by James Hollis, assistant professor of food science and human nutrition (FSHN), and Yong Zhu, an FSHN doctoral research assistant, found that chewing food thoroughly -- 40 times before swallowing -- reduces food intake in healthy young adults. The duo will present their findings at a conference this weekend.

Residence department sponsors recycling effort during spring moveout
Staff in the residence department will collect unwanted items from students during spring moveout (April 23-May 9) and donate them to Goodwill and local food pantries. It's all part of the department's SAVE program (Simple Act Vital Effect).

Open houses/receptions

This week
-- Reception: Distinguished Awards Celebration, April 20 (MU Sun Room, 1:30 p.m., reception follows in South Ballroom)

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

-- Retirement: Pat Horton, ISU Research and Demonstration Farms, May 2 (2-4 p.m., program at 2:45 p.m., 142 Curtiss)
-- Farewell: Santos Galicia Nunez, ISU multicultural student affairs, May 2 (3:30-5 p.m., program at 4 p.m., Multicultural Center, 2256 MU)
-- Retirement: William David, ISU music, May 3 (4-5:30 p.m., lobby, Music Hall)
-- Commencement reception, for spring graduates and families, May 5 (3 p.m., ISU Alumni Center), free

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Off the beaten (Veishea) path
There's more to Veishea than you might think. Check out some of the favorite can't-miss Veishea activities recommended by Iowa State's Facebook friends.

Cyclone volleyball squad wraps up spring season vs. Nebraska
The Iowa State volleyball team concludes its exhibition season with a best-of-five match against former Big 12 Conference foe Nebraska April 21 (5 p.m., Hilton). Admission is free.

Next ArtWalk is at State Gym
Join Nancy Girard, university museums, at noon on April 25 for a tour of the latest additions to the Art on Campus Collection in the newly renovated State Gym. Meet at the building's northwest entrance.

CODAC spring art sale begins April 25
The College of Design Art Club (CODAC) is holding its spring art sale April 25-27 (10 a.m.-4 p.m., first-floor foyer near the dean's office, College of Design). The artwork is created by students in the integrated studio arts program and includes ceramics, fibers/textiles, paintings, photography, printmaking, woods and metals. Prices range from $10 to $100. Proceeds benefit the students and the club's activities.

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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