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Inside Update

July 26, 2012
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff


Playing it by ear
Ames and Iowa State are home to the 2012 National Beep Baseball Association World Series. Seventeen coed teams are competing this week in the adaptive sport for blind and visually impaired athletes.

Welcome, Dr. Reynolds
Ralph Reynolds became Iowa State's inaugural director of the School of Education in the College of Human Sciences on July 1. He led education programs at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and the University of Utah to national prominence in his 20-plus years in higher education administration.

Fire victims find shelter on campus
When fire displaced residents of an Ames apartment building, the Red Cross and ISU residence department partnered to open space in Willow Hall as a service center and shelter for the victims.

More news: Inside Iowa State


The following announcements were added this week:
-- Beyer pool to close July 29 for repairs
-- Summer undergrad research on display Aug. 3
-- MU art lending open house is Aug. 1-2

Seminars and conferences

The following conference was added this week:
-- DrupalCorn Camp (Aug. 3-4, Scheman and Gerdin buildings, $25)


-- Myron Rees, ISU ag specialist, to superintendent of the Southeast Research Farm, Crawfordsville, effective July 25
-- Josh Sievers, ISU on-farm research program coordinator, to superintendent of the Northwest Research Farm, Sutherland, effective July 25

Around campus

East Osborn campus entrance reopens
The renovated east campus gated entry on Osborn Drive reopened last week. Campus access from Stange Road will close to vehicle traffic on Sunday.

Solar car perseveres for No. 2 spot
Neither rain nor clouds nor curb could hold back Iowa State's Hyperion at this year's American Solar Car Challenge cross-country race.

Departmental newsletters

Electricity markets, wind energy, bioenergy and award-winning research are among the featured stories in the summer newsletter (PDF) for industrial and manufacturing systems engineering alumni.

Open houses/receptions

This week
-- Retirement: Annette Forbes, Iowa State Daily, July 26 (2-4 p.m., Hamilton Hall seminar room)

Next week
-- 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 Beardshear)

-- Retirement: Karen Jacobson, ISU Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Aug. 6 (2-4 p.m., MU Campanile Room)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Musicians will remember Wilgenbusch
Music faculty members, students and alumni will perform and raise scholarship funds July 29 in memory of alumnus and tenor Joey Wilgenbusch.

Beat the heat at the Brunnier
Two events are planned this weekend at the Brunnier Art Museum in the Scheman Building. Both are free and open to the public.
-- Gallery Walk, July 28 (2-3 p.m.)
-- Game Day at the Brunnier, July 29 (1-4 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
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