July 19, 2012
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff
Leath will testify before Senate committee July 19
President Steven Leath will testify Thursday before a U.S. Senate
committee on the importance of making college more affordable. Leath
will speak to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions,
chaired by Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin. The committee is scheduled to convene
at 9 a.m. (CST); the meeting will be live-streamed on a Senate
Federal funds stimulate energy savings
Facilities officials are beginning to see some savings
from energy-efficient projects that were partially funded by
government stimulus funds. Jeff Witt, director of utilities, estimates
that Iowa State will save some $460,000 in energy costs annually as a
result of these projects.
License plates with a story
Iowa Staters on campus share the stories
behind their one-of-a-kind Cyclone vehicle plates.
Wohlgemuth named interim director of admissions
Longtime enrollment services staff member Darin Wohlgemuth has been
director of admissions.
External funding surpasses $360 million in FY12
External funding at Iowa State reached $360.2
million in the fiscal year that ended June 30, an increase of $17.9
million over last year and the second highest total achieved by the
The following announcements were added this week:
-- Submit requests for fall library reserve materials now
-- Local agencies accepting donations for fire victims
Plastics workshop is Aug. 13-15
Iowa State will host three days of networking and doing business in
the plastics and
bioplastics industry Aug. 13-15 at the Memorial Union and Food
Sciences Building. You may register online for one day or all three;
registration is reduced for those who attend two or more
Solar car team climbs to 2nd place
After five days of racing in a New York-to-Minnesota collegiate solar
car competition, Iowa State's Team PrISUm will depart from Normal, Ill.,
Thursday morning in second place. The team's car performed better than
most in stifling heat Wednesday.
A preview of fall exhibitions opening in late August and a feature on
taking art out of the museum and into ISU classrooms are included in
the July/August issue of University Museums' Interpretations
-- Retirement: Annette Forbes, Iowa State Daily, July 26 (2-4
p.m., Hamilton Hall seminar room)
-- Farewell: Julie Snyder-Yuly, Carrie Chapman Catt Center, July 31
(2:30-4 p.m., 302 Catt)
-- Retirement: Dorothy Pimlott, Office of the Vice President for
Research and Economic Development, Aug. 2 (2:30-4 p.m., 3150
-- Retirement: Karen Jacobson, ISU Leopold Center for Sustainable
Agriculture, Aug. 6 (2-4 p.m., MU Campanile Room)
Carillon concert series continues July 24
The music department's guest
carillon series continues Tuesday (7 p.m., central campus) with a
performance by Sue Bergren, who plays the Millenium Carillon in
Naperville, Ill. Have you ever heard Don Gato on the bells?
Bring your own chairs or blankets to the central campus lawn; the
campanile is open for tours following Bergren's concert.
Ames hosts baseball world series July 24-28
Sixteen teams of visually impaired athletes from around the country -- and another from Taiwan -- will compete in the 2012 Beep Baseball World Series at Iowa State's southeast athletics fields (east of Jack Trice Stadium) next week. Pool play begins Tuesday morning, with double-elimination bracket play starting on Wednesday. The championship game begins at 11 a.m. Saturday; all games are free and open to the public.
Wine down at the gardens
Iowa wineries will offer samples as visitors stroll the gardens during
the Midsummer Wine Fest on Friday, July 20 (6-8:30 p.m., Reiman
Gardens). Music and food also will be part of the evening. Tickets are
$12 for members and $15 for the public in
advance, or $20 for all at the door.
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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