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Inside Update

August 2, 2012
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff


Coming soon to a screen near you: Cyclones.tv
Cyclones.tv, the new digital network for cardinal and gold wearers, launched Aug. 1. Today, it carries its first live event -- football media day.

Welcome, Provost Wickert
Following two years as mechanical engineering department chair and three years as Engineering dean, Jonathan Wickert assumed a new post this week, as the university's senior vice president and provost.

Drought response
A pump in Ada Hayden lake stands ready to move lake water to the South Skunk River channel to replenish the city's drinking water aquifer. Meanwhile, Ames officials are encouraging residents to conserve water, and Iowa State has implemented conservation measures.

Residence department would like to add buildings at Frederiksen Court
Meeting Friday in Cedar Falls, the state Board of Regents will decide on an ISU request to begin planning for up to seven more student apartment buildings on the north side of campus. Other Iowa State items on the agenda include final building plans, the FY13 budget, three new master's programs and a proposal to purchase the YMCA park and lodge west of Veenker golf course.

More news: Inside Iowa State


The following announcements were added this week:
-- Reporting process for a work injury is streamlined
-- Summer session ends Aug. 3

Around campus

Sanchez wins presidential award
Mayly Sanchez of Iowa State and the Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago has been awarded a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. It's the highest honor awarded by the U.S. government for early career researchers in science and engineering. Sanchez studies neutrinos and is working with several major physics experiments.

Open houses/receptions

This week
-- Welcome: Mufit Akinc, interim College of Engineering dean, Aug. 2 (9-10 a.m., 114 Marston)
-- Open house: MU art lending, rent for a semester or a year, Aug. 2 (10 a.m.-noon, MU browsing library)
-- Retirement: Dorothy Pimlott, ISU Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, Aug. 2 (2:30-4 p.m., 3150 Beardshear)
-- Reception/poster presentation: By student researchers participating in the Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF-funded), Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (U.S. Department of Energy) and Howard Hughes Medical Institute grant programs, Aug. 3 (1-3 p.m., Howe atrium), refreshments served

Next week
-- Retirement: Karen Jacobson, ISU Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Aug. 6 (2-4 p.m., MU Campanile Room)
-- Farewell: Scott Maas, ISU Memorial Union, Aug. 9 (10:30 a.m.-noon, MU Campanile Room)
-- Retirement: Elaine Jackson, ISU Thielen Student Health Center, Aug. 10 (2-4 p.m., Patterson library, Student Health Center)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Plant sale is this weekend at Reiman Gardens
Reiman Gardens CoHorts will hold a sale of hardy Iowa perennials and house plants Aug. 4 (8 a.m.-4 p.m.) and Aug. 5 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) at the gardens' maintenance building. You don't have to pay gardens admission to attend this sale. Garden enthusiasts will be available to help you with plant selection.

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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