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Inside Update

June 28, 2012
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff


A rare occurrence: Power plant down in June 19 outage
The culprit for a dark campus last Tuesday afternoon was a rotted tree north of the Applied Sciences Complex -- and unfortunately along a major electrical line owned by the city of Ames. Here's a look at the process of restoring power to campus.

Students key to ISU's Smithsonian festival exhibit
Seven Iowa State students played essential roles in the creation of ISU's exhibit on display now at the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C.

Taking out the trash
Volunteers pulled 25 bags of trash from the banks and bottom of College Creek during the annual cleanup Saturday.

University closed on July 4; No Inside next week
University offices will be closed and classes will not meet Wednesday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day national holiday. Inside Iowa State will not publish on July 5.

Stay cool
While the heat wave may dampen your walk to and from the car, it shouldn't affect the temps inside your office this week.

More news: Inside Iowa State


The following announcements were added this week:
-- Homestay hosts sought for Japanese teachers this summer
-- Ames fireworks show moved to July 3
-- Reminder: Summer youth programs must be registered with risk management office

Around campus

ISU Dining chefs show their best during fundraiser
The third annual Gourmet Gala on June 2, a fine dining fundraiser for Special Olympics Iowa, featured the culinary expertise of five ISU Dining chefs. Congrats to the team of chef Torin Munro and sous chef Mary Coen for creating the top crowd pleaser of the night, a Korean taco. The event raised more than $27,000 for the state Special Olympics.

Honoring our provost
Lots of well-wishers gathered in Beardshear Hall June 21 to thank Elizabeth Hoffman for her five-plus years of service as Iowa State provost. Hoffman will leave the post on July 30.

Open houses/receptions

This week
-- Farewell: Marc Harding, ISU admissions, June 29 (7-9 a.m., MU Campanile Room)
-- Farewell: Craig Sanderson, ISU office of student financial aid, June 29 (2:30-4 p.m., MU Campanile Room, program at 3 p.m.)
-- Retirement: Shelley Lott, ISU Graduate College student services, June 29 (no reception)

Next week
-- Retirement: Carol Newton, ISU enrollment services, July 2 (2-3:30 p.m., 307 Enrollment Services Center)
-- Farewell: Nicole Vidden, ISU College of Business undergraduate programs, leaving July 6 (reception held earlier)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Independence Eve at Reiman Gardens
Reiman Gardens invites you to explore its 14 acres of gardens on July 3 and to stay into the evening. The gardens open at 9 a.m. and will remain open until the conclusion of the Ames fireworks show, which has been moved to Tuesday evening. The butterfly house will close at 4:30 p.m. Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs, coolers and picnic baskets; however, alcohol, fireworks and sparklers are not permitted. Members and ISU students are admitted free and regular admission rates apply for the public. The gardens are open regular hours on July 4 (9 a.m.-6 p.m.)

More campus events
Talks, performances, athletic contests and other campus events are listed on the university calendar. Also, see the Arts and Entertainment page.


Submitting your news
Inside Update is published Thursday mornings by the Office of University Relations. Send Update news to inside@iastate.edu. For questions, call 4-7958.

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