Having trouble viewing this email? View it in your browser.

Inside Update

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.

Less is more for revamped employee orientation program
New Iowa State employees will experience a new and improved orientation program beginning Aug. 22.

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.

More news: Inside Iowa State


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


CELT programming
-- Blackboard Learn: Open lab, Aug. 20-24 (8 a.m.-5 p.m., 1151 Communications)

See: Descriptions and times

Subscribe to CELT emails
The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching invites faculty and staff to register for two emails. The biweekly CELT Teaching Tip provides timely and relevant content about teaching best practices, pedagogy, resources and technology. Subscribe to Teaching Tip. The weekly Teaching News offers information about events to participate in, including workshops, teaching and learning circles, and other teaching-related events. Subscribe to Teaching News.

Around campus

Save the dates
Plan your fall calendar with this list of college welcome events and university ceremonies.

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 houses/receptions

This week
-- Open house: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Aug. 16 (1:30-2:30 p.m., Reiman Ballroom, Alumni Center)

Next week
-- 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)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

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.


Submitting your news
Inside Update is published Thursday mornings by the Office of University Relations. Send Update news to inside@iastate.edu. For questions, call 4-7958.

Update Archives