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Inside Update

June 7, 2012
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff


Salary parameters, university priorities set for FY13
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 budget.

Regents assign tuition set aside to a committee
The 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 exhibit
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 courtyard area
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 will close 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).

More news: Inside Iowa State


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


-- Leonard Bond, laboratory fellow at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Wash., to director of the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation and professor in the aerospace engineering department, effective July.

Around campus

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 plan
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.

Open houses/receptions

This week
-- Dairy Month celebration, June 8 (6-11 a.m., ISU Dairy Farm, 52470 260 St.)
-- Retirement: Lynnette Hauser, ISU Extension and Outreach central administration, June 8 (2-4 p.m., WOW Center, 4-H/Youth Building, no program)
-- Retirement: Lanny Lincoln, materials science and engineering division, Ames Laboratory, June 8 (2-4 p.m., 205 TASF, program at 3 p.m.)

-- 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.)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

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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