June 7, 2012
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff
Salary parameters, university priorities set for
In his first budget memo to university leaders, President Steven Leath
shared this year's parameters for salary increases for faculty and
P&S staff, identified university priorities that will receive
funding next year and laid out a timeline for finishing up the FY13
Regents assign tuition set aside to a committee
state Board of Regents asks a committee to propose a five-year
plan to eliminate the policy of setting aside tuition income for
student financial aid; approves project revisions at Curtiss Hall and
Iowa State Center; and OKs naming the department of biochemistry,
biophysics and molecular biology in recognition of gift support from
the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust.
Preview Iowa State's Smithsonian Folklife Festival
The university community is invited to a June 12 sneak
peek of ISU's exhibit for the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
in Washington, D.C. An open house preview will be held from 10:30
a.m. to noon on Tuesday, June 12, in the lower level of the King
Pavilion, College of Design.
Doering named university registrar
Laura Doering, a longtime staff member in the registrar and admissions
offices, will become Iowa State's next
registrar July 1.
Input sought on future of Iowa State Center
Facilities planning and management will hold a public meeting June 18
to give key stakeholders an opportunity to share their visions for the
future of the Iowa State
Center courtyard area.
Osborn Drive entrance to close June 11
The east control gate on Osborn Drive is getting a facelift, which
the campus entry point, beginning June 11. The renovation work will
eliminate the double-island entrance and create a single gated stop.
Reception for Elizabeth Hoffman is June 21
The university community is invited to a reception
for executive vice president and provost Elizabeth Hoffman, who will
step down from the post on July 30. The reception will be held June 21
(3:30-5 p.m., first floor atrium, Beardshear).
The following announcements were added this week:
-- Ames Intermodal Facility ribbon cutting is June 9
-- New EH&S course focuses on Biosafety Level 2 labs
-- Wellness presentation will focus on fiber, whole grains
-- Chemistry Stores closed June 11-12
-- Highway 69 north closes June 11 for the summer
-- Register now to participate in WelcomeFest on Aug. 22
New plantings replace ash trees
Campus services crews are planting
about 110 trees, nearly a dozen different species, this summer to
replace about 60 ash trees removed last fall and winter in preparation
for the arrival of the emerald ash borer.
Orazem earns Nobel Laureates' approval of his education
ISU economics professor Peter Orazem authored four of the top 15
strategies cited by a panel of leading economists, including four
Nobel laureates, at the global
Copenhagen Consensus last month.
International educators to develop language
learning materials at ISU
Twenty-six educators from a dozen nations are coming to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences later
this month to continue their training in
English language learning materials development.
-- Dairy Month
celebration, June 8 (6-11 a.m., ISU Dairy Farm, 52470 260
-- Retirement: Lynnette Hauser, ISU Extension and Outreach central
administration, June 8 (2-4 p.m., WOW Center, 4-H/Youth Building, no
-- Retirement: Lanny Lincoln, materials science and engineering
division, Ames Laboratory, June 8 (2-4 p.m., 205 TASF, program at 3
-- Farewell reception: Elizabeth Hoffman, ISU provost, June 21
(3:30-5 p.m., first floor atrium, Beardshear)
-- Retirement: Judy Weiland, ISU educational leadership and policy
studies, June 22 (3-5:30 p.m., ISU alumni center, brief presentation
at 3 p.m.)
-- Retirement: Doug Kenealy, ISU animal science, June 26 (2-4 p.m.,
Kildee atrium, program at 2:30 p.m.)
Campus events celebrate Iowa Museum Week
On June 7, Gov. Terry Branstad will proclaim June 11-17 as Iowa Museum
Week. University Museums will celebrate the week with these events:
-- Free lemonade to visitors to the Farm House Museum on central campus, June 12-13 (noon-4 p.m.)
-- ArtWalk, focusing on the Scheman Building, June 13 (noon, meet inside the north Scheman entrance)
-- Gallery Walk, Brunnier Art Museum, June 16 (2 p.m., second floor, Scheman)
-- Game Day at the Brunnier, board games, cards and puzzles for all ages, June 17 (1-4 p.m., second floor, Scheman)
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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