May 17, 2012
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff
Five questions for Lana Voga
Lana Voga, customer service manager for ISU Printing, challenges your
thoughts about paper's sustainability in this "Five
Committee completes its yearlong review of budget
The group tasked last summer with assessing how well the 4-year-old
budget model is working for Iowa State has completed
its work and posted an interactive report online.
Residence department's retention tool is getting
A 20-minute online fall survey of
freshmen helps personalize campus resources for their transition
to college. The data shows that participants have better GPAs and
Who's coming to campus this summer?
Summer means camps and conferences for university campuses. Here's a
quick look at who
will visit our campus in the next few months. One of the largest groups,
an estimated 15,000 OMers, arrives next week.
The following announcements were added this week:
-- Workshop will introduce Ion Torrent sequencing technology
-- Deadline to submit names for Memorial Day ceremony is May 18
-- Chemistry Stores will provide limited deliveries next week
-- Reminder: Iowa State has a third-party ethics hotline
-- MU food court will switch to one-price dining May 22-27
-- New website coordinates all Kuali activity on campus
-- 13th Street is closed at Ridgewood Avenue this week for scheduled utility
Reynolds named School of Education director
Reynolds, professor and chair of the educational psychology department at the
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, begins July 1 as the first director of the
School of Education in the College of Human Sciences.
ISU attacks student debt through research, resources
A recent ISU study of student debt is the latest tool in measuring and increasing
literacy among students.
Study: Prosocial video games promote good behavior
ISU psychology researchers found evidence of beneficial behavior in youth who
play prosocial video
Protein discovery could boost bioeconomy
Research groups from ISU and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have
uncovered the function of three plant
proteins. The discovery could help plant scientists boost seed oil production
in crops and, in turn, the production of food, biorenewable chemicals and
Arts and events
Memorial Day ceremony is May 28
ISU employees, retirees and spouses who have died during the past year will be
remembered at the university's annual Memorial
Day ceremony May 28.
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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