May 3, 2012
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff
It's graduation weekend
Nearly 3,800 Iowa State students are completing degrees spring semester.
Many of them will participate in at least one commencement
event this week. The university will confer two honorary degrees at
Saturday's undergraduate ceremony.
Five finalists named in registrar search
An open forum for the first of five
finalists named in the search for Iowa State's next university
registrar will be held May 3 (3-4 p.m., MU Gold Room). Forums for the
remaining four finalists are next week.
Senators receive promotion and tenure report
An analysis of this year's crop of promotion and tenure reviews was
among the agenda items for the Faculty Senate's final
meeting of the academic year. A multidisciplinary Ph.D. program in
wind energy science, engineering and policy also was introduced and will
be the first piece of business next fall.
Instructors invited to apply for electronic textbook pilot
Instructors who are selected to participate in an eText
pilot on campus this fall will earn free electronic textbooks for
their students and likely gain insights into the feasibility of offering
course materials in this electronic format.
Regents approve faculty promotion list
Meeting last week in Cedar Falls, the state Board of Regents approved
promotions and/or tenure for 68
ISU faculty members for 2012-13. The board also elected leaders for
next year and received comments on salary policies for FY13 from leaders
of employee groups.
The following announcements were added this week:
-- P&S Council's May 3 noon forum is postponed
-- Ames Main Street Farmers Market returns May 5
-- MBA informational lunch is May 10
-- Campus community may access green building website
-- Volunteers sought for Special Olympics May 17-19
-- Evaluation forms for Dean of Students candidates are due May 3
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training >
-- Converting Your Course from WebCT to Blackboard Learn, May 8
(10-11:50 a.m., 1230 Communications)
Descriptions and times
Design reorganization clears final hurdle
At its April 26 meeting, the state Board of Regents gave the final green
light to a plan to reorganize
the College of Design, from four academic departments to seven, with
central academic and administrative support for all seven units. The
board also approved a plan for distributing student fees next year and
received an update on student retention.
Battling through more than most of us could stand for her
Many Iowa State students overcome adversity to complete their degrees.
Meet a veterinary
medicine student who persevered despite incredible
Be prepared: Severe weather season is here
Lightning. Flooding. Tornadoes. Read these tips
to prepare yourself (and your coworkers) for a severe weather
Students sell record number of cherry pies at Veishea
Hospitality management and event management students sold 14,355 pies
during Veishea 2012, April 19 and 20. The record-breaking
sales surpassed last year's numbers by 1,655.
-- University registrar finalist: Marla Herron, University of Kansas,
May 3 (3-4 p.m., MU Gold Room)
-- University registrar finalist: Tammy Aagard, University of Wyoming,
May 8 (3-4 p.m., MU Gold Room)
-- University registrar finalist: Laura Doering, ISU registrar's
office, May 9 (3-4 p.m., MU Gold Room)
-- University registrar finalist: Earl Hawkey, University of Nebraska,
Lincoln, May 10 (3-4 p.m., MU Gold Room)
-- University registrar finalist: Karen Jarrell, University of Texas,
Dallas, May 11 (3-4 p.m., MU Gold Room)
-- Retirement: William David, ISU music, May 3 (4-5:30 p.m., lobby,
-- Retirement: Ricardo Rosenbusch, ISU veterinary microbiology and
preventive medicine, May 4 (2-4 p.m., 2542 Vet Med, Alumni Room)
-- Commencement reception: Spring graduates and families, May 5 (3
p.m., ISU Alumni Center), free
Hort grad students hold spring plant sale
Annuals, perennials, vegetables and potted flowers will be for sale at
the Graduate Student Horticulture Society plant sale May 3 (3-6 p.m.),
May 4 (9 a.m.-6 p.m) and May 5 (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) at the Horticulture Hall
greenhouse. Prices vary.
Reiman Gardens hosts woodcarvers event May 5
Woodcarving fans will not want to miss Reiman Gardens' third annual
Show May 5 (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.). Activities include carving
workshops, power-carving demonstrations and children's activities. A woodcarving competition with cash prizes also will be held. Participants
may enter up to three carvings; entries must be delivered by 9 a.m. May
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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