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Inside Update

July 12, 2012
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff


'World-class' facility improvements at Vet Med are nearly complete
When seven years of phased construction and an investment of nearly $120 million in the College of Veterinary Medicine campus wraps up later this summer, the college will have added about 40 percent more space to its 1976 facility and renovated more than a third of existing space. Dean Lisa Nolan says the facilities are second to none.

No cygnets for Iowa State's iconic swans
Despite the active nesting behaviors displayed by Lake LaVerne's swans, no baby Lancelots or Elaines are in the future for Iowa State's famous feathered duo.

Engineering dean search opens
Associate provost David Holger and College of Design dean Luis Rico-Gutierrez will co-chair a 20-member committee tasked with finding a successor to Engineering dean Jonathan Wickert, who becomes senior vice president and provost on July 30. The committee is accepting nominations now.

Back from D.C., exhibit headed to state fair
It was a busy couple of weeks for Iowa Staters staffing the university's Smithsonian Folklife Festival exhibit on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Next stops for the high-tech exhibit are the Iowa State Fair in mid-August and the Farm Progress Show in Boone in late August.

Wanted: Your old Tidy Cats containers
Tidy Cats litter users can help pilot a glass recycling effort on campus this summer simply by bringing in their empties. The goal is to keep broken, discarded glass from Iowa State labs out of the Ames Resource Recovery Plant.

More news: Inside Iowa State


The following announcements were added this week:
-- College of Design department chairs appointed
-- Tickets to single shows in Stephens' performing arts series go on sale July 16
-- EH&S July 20 summit focuses on radiation
-- Union Drive on north side of MU closed July 12-25


-- Leonard Bond, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Wash., to director of the ISU Center for Nondestructive Evaluation, effective July 1
-- Jacob Myers, Iowa Select Farms, to ISU swine farms manager, effective April 25

Around campus

Iowa Games come to campus in July
Each weekend in July will feature amateur competitions on campus and in Ames as part of the Iowa Summer Games. July 13-15 packs a particularly full schedule, including an opening ceremony Friday evening just outside Jack Trice Stadium (7 p.m., followed by a free country music concert at 7:30 p.m.).

ISU student team qualifies for solar car race
Hyperion, Iowa State's solar race car, cruised most of Tuesday on a private track in Monticello, N.Y., and qualified for the cross-country American Solar Challenge, which begins Saturday in Rochester, N.Y. The ISU team still hopes to vie for the pole position. Video.

Open houses/receptions

-- Farewell: Julie Snyder-Yuly, Carrie Chapman Catt Center, July 31 (2:30-4 p.m., 302 Catt)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Upcoming events at Reiman Gardens
Several events are planned at Reiman Gardens in the next week. Cost of admission is $4-$8 for the general public, and free for members and ISU students. Additional costs and preregistration are required for some events.
-- Brown bag lecture, "Building Beautiful Garden Quilts," July 12 (noon-1 p.m.)
-- Summer day camp, July 13 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.), $12-$15
-- Discovery station, "Back to Back Building," July 14 (10 a.m. and noon)
-- Great Plants for Iowa series, "Perennials for Sun," July 16 (6-8:30 p.m.), $16-$55
-- Art class, "Acrylic Painting and Mixed Media," July 17 (4-6 p.m.), $50-$62.50
-- "Behind the Scenes," trial gardens, July 18 (10 a.m.), $10
-- Workshop, "Home Landscape Design," July 18 (2-4- p.m.), $48-$60

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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