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Inside Update

April 26, 2012
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff


Submit comments on provost finalists by noon Monday
The search for the next executive vice president and provost edges toward a conclusion, with finalists completing campus interviews this week. Online evaluations of the finalists should be submitted by noon Monday, April 30.

Presidential installation set for Sept. 14
The celebratory installation of Steven Leath as Iowa State's 15th president will take place Friday morning, Sept. 14, in Stephens Auditorium and will be followed immediately by a reception.

Regents meet in Cedar Falls this week
Faculty promotion and tenure awards, the College of Design's proposed reorganization, and a discussion about student financial aid are on the agenda when the state Board of Regents meets Thursday at the University of Northern Iowa. You can listen to the meeting online.

Nominations sought for next ISU Foundation president and CEO
The committee searching for the ISU Foundation's next president and CEO seeks nominations and recommendations from the university community prior to May 31.

Holding a summer youth program? Registration deadline looms
University units or affiliates offering a youth camp or pre-collegiate program this summer must register their programs with the Office of Risk Management soon and take other steps designed to ensure the safety of program participants.

More news: Inside Iowa State


The following announcements were added this week:
-- Winning garments at fashion show go on exhibit for the summer months
-- Outdoor Rec equipment sale is Thursday
-- English learning opportunity this summer for international residents of Ames
-- Register now for CPR, first-aid training
-- P&S Council election is under way; vote by May 2
-- Dean of Students campus interviews began April 24


CELT programs
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training > Courses). Workshops are in 1230 Communications.
-- Converting Your Course from WebCT to Blackboard (Bb) Learn, May 8 (10-11:50 a.m.)
-- Bb User Group meeting, May 11 (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.)

See: Descriptions and times

Learning Communities Institute is May 7
The 14th annual Learning Communities Institute (PDF) is planned for May 7 (8:30 a.m.-3:50 p.m., Scheman Building). All faculty and staff and invited to attend for all or part of the day. Online registration is open.

Seminars and conferences

The following conferences were added this week:
-- Risky Business Conference on youth development, May 1 (8 a.m.-5 p.m., Scheman Building)


-- Keri Jacobs, ISU economics, to a research and extension position focused on the economics of cooperatives, effective Aug. 15
-- Caroline Hayes, University of Minnesota, to mechanical engineering department chair, professor of mechanical engineering and the Lynn Gleason Professor of Interdisciplinary Engineering, effective Oct. 1

Around campus

Heads up! It's road construction season
Beginning Wednesday, May 2, crews will remove and replace deteriorating sections of concrete on campus roads, largely on the east and north sides of campus. The project is expected to take into the first week of August and will involve lane closures. Traffic will be maintained in both directions.

Design students create oversize toy for Reiman Gardens
Twelve "TOYS! Studio" students -- one interior design senior, the others a mix of architecture and landscape architecture graduates-to-be -- created an exhibit this semester for a real client: Reiman Gardens. It opens Friday and will be on view through Nov. 16, in conjunction with the LEGO Nature Connects exhibit.

Inaugural World Food Prize institute opens April 30
More than 130 Iowa high school students will visit campus April 30 to learn more about world hunger as part of the first World Food Prize Iowa Youth Institute. The day will include student presentations, keynote talks, tours of campus facilities and conversations with faculty whose research addresses issues of world hunger.

Rec Services to offer free trial to new employees
Beginning May 1, new ISU employees will be offered a free seven-day trial of rec services facilities and programs. Non-student rates and payment options for 2012-13 also have been determined.

Student project casts a blue hue
A student's independent study honors project cast a blue hue on the College of Design last week.

Open forums

This week
-- Senior vice president and provost finalist: Carlo Montemagno, University of Cincinnati, April 27 (10:45 a.m., MU Gallery)
-- Dean of students finalist: Miron Billingsley, Prairie View A&M University, April 27 (3 p.m., MU Campanile Room)

Next week
-- Dean of students finalist: Pamela Anthony, Georgia State University, May 1 (3 p.m., MU Cardinal Room)
-- Dean of students finalist: Terry Mena, Florida Atlantic University, May 2 (3 p.m., MU Cardinal Room)

Open houses/receptions

Next week
-- Reception: "The Fashion Show 2012 Exhibit," April 30 (5-6 p.m., Mary Alice Gallery, 1015 Morrill)
-- Retirement: Ann Thompson, ISU curriculum and instruction, May 1 (2-4 p.m., MU Campanile Room, program at 2:30 p.m.)
-- 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, MU 2256)
-- 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

Cyclones vs. Tigers: The finale this weekend
The Cyclone softball squad welcomes the No. 10 Missouri Tigers to town this weekend for a final Big 12 Conference series between the two schools. Games begin Friday at 4 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at noon, all at the Southwest Athletics Complex. Admission is free.

Royce to read at UBS story time
Cyclone men's basketball player Royce White will be the celebrity reader at the University Book Store's April 28 story time (10:30-11:30 a.m, University Book Store, Memorial Union). Children's story time is free and open to the public.

Chanticleer takes stage at Stephens May 1
Described as "an orchestra of voices," Chanticleer is 12 men (from countertenor to bass) who sing everything from Renaissance, to jazz, to gospel. They will present a 7:30 p.m. performance at Stephens on May 1. Tickets, $33 and $37 ($25 youth; $20 students), are available at the Iowa State Center ticket office and through Ticketmaster. Ticket holders also are invited to a pre-show event at the Celebrity Café with James Rodde, professor of music and choral activities, and a post-show discussion, also at the Celebrity Café with Matt Curtis, Chanticleer tenor.

Stephens hosts comedian Red Green May 2
Stephens will be the site of a Possom Lodge meeting when Red Green (aka Steve Smith) brings his "Wit and Wisdom Tour" to Ames for a 7 p.m. performance on May 2. Tickets are $48.50 and available at the Iowa State Center ticket office or through Ticketmaster.

Veishea 2012 photo gallery
Take a look back at Veishea 2012, captured in a gallery of photos by university photographer Bob Elbert.

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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