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Inside Update

Aug. 23, 2012
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff


Community invited to president's formal welcome
A tradition that began when Adonijah Welch ceremonially took the helm in 1869 will be repeated next month when Steven Leath is installed as Iowa State's 15th president. You're invited to join the celebration.

Pamela Anthony assumed the dean of students post on Aug. 1, after serving as assistant dean at Georgia State University in Atlanta since 2003.

Q&A with P&S Council president David Orman
The 2012-13 council president will focus on salary compression and fairness issues, and work to cultivate relationships with ISU's new senior leadership.

Q&A with Faculty Senate president Suzanne Hendrich
University-wide learning outcomes and assessments, and demonstrating the value of ISU faculty are among the priorities for the senate's incoming president.

Summer 2012 retrospective
Here's a look back at some of the campus news you may have missed over the summer.

More news: Inside Iowa State


The following announcements were added this week:
-- Honors program seeks research mentors for undergraduate spring opportunities
-- Reception for new faculty and staff is Sept. 5 at Reiman Gardens
-- Make your pet a Cyclone star
-- Start time moved to 2:30 p.m. for Sept. 1 football opener
-- New members named to ISU Biotechnology Council
-- October dates set for girls' career conference
-- Applications still accepted for 2012-13 undergrad research program
-- Employee wellness event is Aug. 29
-- VPRED office launches redesigned website
-- Reminder: ISU has an ethics hotline


CELT programs
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training > Courses).
-- CC: Class Climate Users Group, Aug. 28 (8-9 a.m., 1230 Communications)

See: Descriptions and times

Around campus

Input sought in dean search
The search committee charged with finding ISU's next Engineering dean is seeking input at two open forums next week. The university community is invited to share input on the position description on Tuesday, Aug. 28 (4:10-5 p.m., MU Oak Room) and Wednesday, Aug. 29 (4:10-5 p.m., 207 Marston).

This season's influenza strain among pigs and humans appears mild
Increasing reports this month of humans infected by influenza after close contact with pigs at county and state fairs shouldn't send pork producers -- or anyone else, for that matter -- scrambling for the panic button, according to ISU veterinary and animal science experts.

Alum who built state's only grass tennis court will give campus talk
Mark Kuhn of Charles City, ISU alum, farmer and caretaker of Iowa's only grass tennis court, will speak on campus Aug. 29 (6 p.m., 118 Horticulture). He will discuss his recent internship at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, site of the Wimbledon Championships. His talk is part of the ISU Turfgrass Club's meeting, but it is open to the public.

A.D. Pollard accepts contract extension
Director of athletics Jamie Pollard, who has served in that capacity since 2005, has agreed to a contract extension through 2019.

Open houses/receptions

This week
-- Reception: Ames Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, Aug. 23 (5-7 p.m., Scheman Building)

Next week
-- Open house: Margaret Sloss Women's Center, Aug. 27 (10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sloss House)
-- Welcome reception: Black Faculty and Staff Association, Aug. 30 (4-6 p.m., MU Multicultural Center)

-- Retirement: Leslie Daub, ISU sociology, Sept. 4 (3-4:30 p.m., 311 East Hall)
-- Welcome reception: New faculty and staff (hired in the last 12 months), Sept. 5 (3:30-5 p.m., Reiman Gardens)
-- Welcome reception: Mark Rasmussen, Leopold Center, Sept. 6 (3:30-5 p.m., MU Campanile Room, program at 4 p.m.)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

College fall convocations

Next week
-- Liberal Arts and Sciences, Aug. 29 (4 p.m., MU Sun Room, reception follows)

-- Agriculture and Life Sciences, Sept. 4 (4:10 p.m., MU Sun Room, reception follows)
-- Engineering, Sept. 6 (3:10-4 p.m., Howe Hall auditorium, reception follows)

Arts and events

Fall feature film series launches this week
The Student Union Board-hosted Cyclone Cinema begins its 14-film fall run this week with eight showings of The Avengers. The movies are shown in the Carver Hall auditorium; admission is free and all are welcome.

Guest carillon concert is Aug. 28
The final performance in this summer's carillon concert series features guest carillonneur Julieanne Vanden Wyngaard, who plays the carillons on both campuses of Grand Valley State University, Michigan. Her Aug. 28 performance (7-8:15 p.m.) is free and open to the public; blankets and chairs are welcome on central campus.

Aug. 29 Artwalk is in new Curtiss Hall gallery
ISU Museums' Nancy Girard will share the story of the new Dean's Gallery on the first floor of Curtiss Hall during an Artwalk Aug. 29 (noon-1 p.m., meet outside the Curtiss west entrance). The gallery features Christian Petersen sculptures and several new paintings that reflect the college's mission.

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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