Aug. 16, 2012
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff
Space race: Rooms ready for big move-in
As of early
this week, the residence department had found campus
housing for just under 10,575 students. That's an increase of
nearly 6 percent over last fall's record-setting group of students
living on campus.
Some changes are coming to ISU budget model
After a task force analysis and report, president Steven Leath will implement recommendations to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the university's Resource Management Model.
The human welcome mat
It's all hands on deck as new student programs staff prepare for a record number of Destination Iowa State participants.
The following announcements were added this week:
-- Engineering dean search committee to host open forums
-- Auditions for "The Nutcracker Ballet" are Sept. 9
-- Use caution driving through campus
-- Graduate students: Get to know the Library
-- English course offered for international visitors
-- Center, ISU Dining will host Ames networking event Aug. 23
-- Open forum is planned Aug. 16 for SAC position
-- Design team to present courtyard concepts at public meeting
-- EAP provider offers webinar on its services
-- Blackboard Learn: Open lab, Aug. 20-24 (8 a.m.-5 p.m., 1151 Communications)
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ISU researchers feed pigs, chickens high-protein fungus from ethanol leftovers
An Iowa State research team is feeding high-protein fungi grown on the leftovers of ethanol production to pigs and chickens.The process was recently named a global grand winner of the International Water Association's Project Innovation Awards in Applied Research.
USDOE Ames Lab, ISU scientists crack chemistry mystery
A team of researchers answered a key question concerning the widely-used Fenton reaction -- important in wastewater treatment to destroy hazardous organic chemicals and decontaminate bacterial pathogens and in industrial chemical production.
-- Open house: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Aug. 16 (1:30-2:30 p.m., Reiman Ballroom, Alumni Center)
-- Reception: Ames Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, Aug. 23 (5-7 p.m., Scheman Building)
-- Reception: "Come to Rome" exhibit, Aug. 29 (6-7:30 p.m., 101 Design)
Arts and events
Campus curiosities on display
A collection of unique objects acquired from many parts of campus are featured in University Museum's "Cabinet of Curiosities" exhibit that opens Aug. 20.
Decorate your walls
Choose from a large assortment of art prints and movie, music and pop culture posters at the Student Activities Center poster sale Aug. 18 and Aug. 20-24 (9 a.m.-6 p.m., MU Pine Room). Costs are between $8 and $12. Proceeds support the Memorial Union's art programs.
It's time for Cyclone Fan Fest
Join fellow Cyclone fans Aug. 19 (1:30-3:30 p.m., Hilton) at the annual Cyclone Fan Fest. This free sports festival welcomes fans of all ages to interact with ISU student-athletes and coaches, including autograph-signing. Some of the kid-friendly activities include inflatables, carnival games, balloon artists and more. Parking is free in the Hilton lots.
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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