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
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
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.
The following announcements were added this week:
-- Reporting process for a work injury is streamlined
-- Summer session ends Aug. 3
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.
-- Welcome: Mufit Akinc, interim College of Engineering dean, Aug. 2 (9-10 a.m.,
-- 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
-- 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)
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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