May 10, 2012
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff
Wickert named senior vice president and provost
Jonathan Wickert, dean of the College of Engineering, has been tapped to
vice president and provost. He'll assume his new post July 30.
Reducing the impact of insects and viruses on food
Protecting Iowans and their soybeans from aphids is the job for a small,
of scientists based at Iowa State.
Laptops, video game design lab, other tech projects receive
Loaner laptops, cameras to help veterinary students improve their client
skills, a computer lab tailored for video game design -- these are some
of the technological improvements that will be funded with $421,000 in
student technology fees.
Child protection is focus of recent policies
University counsel Paul Tanaka gave Professional and Scientific Council
members an overview of campus
child protection initiatives at their May 3 meeting.
The following announcements were added this week:
-- Summer session I begins Monday; session II begins June 11
-- Sensible portion sizes is topic of May 23 wellness talk
-- Bike to Work Week begins Monday
-- ISU Memorial Day ceremony is May 28
-- ISU Retirees spring picnic is May 22
-- Campus food drive is May 14-24
-- Get free admission to Reiman Gardens May 11
-- Be kind to seeded grass areas along Osborn Drive
Iowa State will serve as hub for statewide STEM
Iowa State will serve as the north central hub for the new Governor's
STEM Advisory Council. The goal of the six regional hubs is to promote
science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and
economic development across Iowa.
Reminder: Registrar evaluation forms due May 14
The campus interviews for five finalists for university registrar wrap
up this week (see below). A downloadable form with which to evaluate the
finalists is on the VP for student affairs
website; all evaluation forms should be returned by 5 p.m. Monday, May
14, to Rose Wilbanks, 2350 Beardshear.
ISU Dining adjusts service hours for the summer
Smaller student and employee numbers this summer bring schedule
changes at many of ISU Dining's locations.
Special Olympics events will impact parking lots, campus
roads next week
The Iowa Special Olympics Summer Games return to campus May 17-19.
Events will impact roads
and some parking lots near sports venues.
Green roofs, WeCar, LEED-Gold certification: The Live Green! (PDF)
newsletter recounts a school year's worth of sustainability at Iowa
-- 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: Steve Jones, ISU Extension and Outreach, May 11 (2-4
p.m., 220 Scheman)
Newest season at Stephens announced
Musicals, international orchestras, dance, drama and more are part of
the 2012-13 performing arts
series at Stephens Auditorium, announced last week. "Subscriber"
tickets (for three or more events) are on sale now; single event tickets
will go on sale July 16.
Get your garden growing
A large selection of house plants, nursery stock plants, annuals,
hanging baskets and perennials will be for sale at the Story County
Master Gardener's Association (SCMGA) spring plant sale on May 12 (8
a.m.-2 p.m., Reiman Gardens parking lot). Proceeds from the sale support
the Story County library book program, horticulture scholarships and
grants, summer interns at Reiman Gardens and the Iowa Arboretum,
community gardens and various community projects.
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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