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Inside Update

May 24, 2012
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff


Pamela Anthony named dean of students
VP for student affairs Tom Hill announced May 17 that Pamela Anthony, assistant dean of students at Georgia State University, Atlanta, will become Iowa State's dean of students on Aug. 1.

University closed Memorial Day
University offices are closed and classes will not meet on Monday, May 28, in observance of the national Memorial Day holiday.

FPM will offer mixed paper recycling in June
Facilities planning and management will offer departments an opportunity to recycle mixed paper June 20-21. Examples of eligible paper include journals, magazines, catalogs, paperback and other soft cover books, colored paper and phonebooks. This collection process does not include white paper, newsprint or hard cover books.

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The following announcements were added this week:
-- FY13 budget update is topic of June 1 noon forum
-- Extended summer hours at Reiman Gardens begin May 26
-- ISU Memorial Day ceremony at Alumni Center starts at 9 a.m.

Around campus

Welcome, OMers
Their props and costumes may have arrived ahead of them, but 15,000 Odyssey of the Mind enthusiasts are on campus now for their world finals competition. Problem-solving will heat up in auditoriums across campus Thursday through Saturday.

Stange Road is open to Osborn Drive
Stange Road has been opened to Osborn Drive while summer pavement patching and construction work affects north and east access to campus.

Web accessibility webinar is May 31
International experts on web accessibility will present a three-hour webinar May 31 on what universities must do to make websites that are useful to everyone, including those with disabilities. The webinar is open to all faculty, staff and students who maintain student club and activity websites. There's no fee, but registration is required. Complimentary pizza and drinks will be served.

New engineering research center established
A five-year strategic research partnership with a design and manufacturing company based in Hartford, Conn., has created the Pratt and Whitney Center of Excellence. The center, a collaborative effort that includes the College of Engineering and U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, will work on projects to improve gas turbine engine technology for aerospace applications.

Open houses/receptions

Next week
-- Farewell: Jennifer Nissen, ISU Student Activities Center, May 31 (3-4:30 p.m., MU Campanile Room, program at 4 p.m.)
-- Retirement: Nancy Alt, ISU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, retiring May 31 (no public reception)

-- Retirement: Lynette Hauser, ISU Extension and Outreach central administration, June 8 (2-4 p.m., WOW Center, 4-H/Youth Building, no program)
-- Dairy Month celebration, June 8 (6-11 a.m., ISU Dairy Farm, 52470 260 St.)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Carillon concert series opens May 29
The carillonneur from the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Perpignan, France, opens Iowa State's summer carillon concert series with a May 29 performance (7 p.m., central campus). Elizabeth Graves-Vitu's performance will be followed by three other monthly events through August.

Keynote talks are free and open to the public
Symposium registration has closed, but the two keynote addresses at ISU's science communication symposium next week are open to the public. The speakers are:
-- Massimo Pigliucci, City University of New York, June 1 (5:10 p.m., 101 Carver). He'll explore the causes of and solutions to public misunderstanding of science.
-- Sally Jackson, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, June 2 (4:10 p.m., 101 Carver). She'll explore how the decisions scientists make can become ethical concerns in public policy.

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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