August 9, 2012
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff
Regents approve new master's programs, give first green light to more student
approved were naming requests for athletics facilities, FY13 salaries for regent university
presidents, purchase of YMCA property north of campus.
Iowa State at the fair
ISU's Smithsonian Folklife exhibit, on display on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., only a
few weeks ago will be part of the university's state fair exhibit. Other Cyclone fare at the fair:
Tattoos, trophies, 4-H robot designers and chefs, a scavenger hunt and ISU veterinarians and
students tending all those animals. Wear your Cyclone colors Aug. 11.
Enrollment growth compels employee growth in FY13 budget
About one-fourth of the new revenues and reallocations in the university's FY13 operating budget will be
used to hire additional faculty and staff to strengthen students' Iowa State experience. Another
one-fourth will cover compensation increases for current employees.
Big energy savings anticipated from light swap
In a multiyear project, facilities staff will upgrade old fluorescent lights with more
energy-efficient lights in about 50 university buildings. The light replacement project is
expected to yield substantial energy savings.
Professional development is council priority
The Professional and Scientific Council kicked off the academic year at its Aug. 8 meeting. Work on
professional development opportunities -- one of the council's top five priorities -- is well
The following announcements were added this week:
-- ISU joins service-oriented Iowa Campus Compact
-- Comments welcomed on policy draft: Youth activities, precollegiate programs and camps
-- Aug. 30 welcome event planned for black faculty and staff
-- Discrimination/harassment prevention training is free
-- ISU Extension and Outreach schedules five town hall meetings (one at the MU)
-- Reminder: Register for Aug. 14-15 new faculty orientation events
-- Traffic congestion likely during student move-in Aug. 14-17
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training > Courses).
-- Blackboard (Bb) Learn: Creating and Managing Groups in Blackboard Learn, Aug. 13 (11
-- Bb Learn: Developing Your Blackboard Learn Course, Aug. 13 (1:10-2:40 p.m., 1230
-- Bb Learn: Open Lab, Aug. 15-17 (8 a.m.-5 p.m., 1151 Communications)
Descriptions and times
Bergman, professor of mathematics, to the Jansen Professorship in Mathematics
Getting ready for fall semester, one book at a time
A small but diligent army is preparing for fall semester at University Book Store this week,
packaging textbook orders for more than
5,900 students. They'll be ready to hand out the boxes by Aug. 15.
No silver lining in drought for livestock producers
Crop insurance doesn't help cattle or swine producers,
and the drought-induced high corn prices make it more expensive for them to feed their herds,
notes an ISU Extension grain markets specialist. Making matters worse, this is the second
consecutive year drought has slammed the livestock industry.
Iowa State Library
Improvements to the interlibrary loan program, a library guide for new faculty, and 1,000-plus
documentaries available for classroom use are part of what's in the
latest edition of Your Library -
Two finalists will interview for student leadership development post
Campus forums will be held (2-3 p.m., MU Maintenance Shop) for two finalists for the position of
leadership and service coordinator in the Student Activities Center, Memorial Union. A third
candidate withdrew after accepting another position. The two finalists are:
-- Kevin Merrill, ISU College of Human Sciences, Aug. 10
-- Jessica Wilke, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Aug. 13
-- 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)
-- Open house: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Aug. 16 (1:30-2:30 p.m., Reiman Ballroom,
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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