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Inside Update

Aug. 30, 2012
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff


Historic day for a university
President Barack Obama's Aug. 28 stop at Iowa State marked just the third time a sitting U.S. president has visited campus.

A glimpse at the fall lectures lineup
The fall lectures lineup promises a variety of speakers who will inform and entertain; some will do both simultaneously. Here's a look at five presentations you won't want to miss.

University is closed Sept. 3
University offices will be closed and classes will not meet Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of the national Labor Day holiday.

Fall Fridays are CyDays
Faculty, staff and students can win free Iowa State merchandise just by sporting Cyclone gear on CyDay Fridays.

Foreign travel grants fund gets a boost
A recent allocation from the president's office is a welcome addition to a fund that helps faculty with international travel expenses.

More news: Inside Iowa State


The following announcements were added this week:
-- Lameness in horses is topic of Sept. 6 Vet Med public lecture
-- Summer hours at Reiman Gardens end Labor Day
-- Tickets available Aug. 30 for Brantley Gilbert concert
-- Next Osborn Club lecture is Sept. 10
-- Hold the date: "The Way Up" conference is Nov. 1-2
-- Deadline to submit HRI pursuit funding proposals is Sept. 21
-- Honors program seeks spring seminar proposals
-- Next Step Challenge, HeartReach Mobile Lab are two employee wellness opportunities
-- Reiman Gardens offers half-price admission during home football games
-- Volunteer and get free football tickets, parking
-- Open forums set for MU associate director finalists
-- Registration is open for fall Swim &Gym


-- Lynne Campbell, science consultant, Area Education Agency 267, to ISU North Central STEM Hub
-- Jonathan Fox, Ohio State University, as the Ruth Whipp Sherwin Professor in Human Development and Family Studies and director of the ISU Financial Counseling Clinic
-- Levi Stanley, ISU chemistry, to Carlyle G. Caldwell Endowed Chair in Chemistry (two-year appointment)
-- Qijing Zhang, ISU veterinary microbiology and preventive medicine, to associate dean for research and graduate studies, College of Veterinary Medicine

Around campus

Mack memorial service is Sept. 7
Barbara Mack, associate professor and assistant director of ISU's Greenlee School of Journalism, will be honored during a memorial service on central campus Sept. 7 (2 p.m., campanile north lawn, program at 2:30 p.m.). Students, alumni and faculty are encouraged to write memories in a "Blue Book," available in 101 Hamilton or at the memorial.

ISU on display at Farm Progress Show
The 2012 Farm Progress Show is bringing guests from around the globe to the Central Iowa Expo grounds just east of Boone. Iowa State's primary display is located in a hoop building at the corner of Central Avenue and Seventh Street.

ISU experts predict rise in 2013 grocery prices
Americans can expect to pay more for groceries due to high commodity prices driven by this year's drought, but food prices likely won't hit their peak for a few months, said ISU grain market and agricultural experts this week.

CALS dedicates students services wing
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences on Aug. 29 dedicated the Monsanto Student Services Wing on the ground floor of Curtiss Hall. It's home to a variety of offices serving students. The $14 million renovation project wrapped up this summer.

Open houses/receptions

This week
-- Welcome reception: Black Faculty and Staff Association, Aug. 30 (4-6 p.m., MU Multicultural Center)
-- Retirement: Rolf Kolford, ISU resource ecology and management and Iowa Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, retiring Aug. 31, reception TBA

Next week
-- 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, program at 4:10 p.m.)
-- Welcome reception: Mark Rasmussen, Leopold Center, Sept. 6 (3:30-5 p.m., MU Campanile Room, program at 4 p.m.)
-- Exhibtion reception: "Elizabeth Snoddy Cuellar: Textile Variations 1955-1985," Sept. 6 (5-7 p.m., 2019 Morrill)

College fall convocations

Next week
-- 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

Cyclone teams await these home openers:
-- Soccer vs. Iowa, Aug. 31 (7 p.m., ISU Soccer Complex), free
-- Football vs. Tulsa, Sept. 1 (2:30 p.m., Jack Trice Stadium), $15-$40
-- Soccer vs. Northern Iowa, Sept. 4 (7 p.m., ISU Soccer Complex), free
-- Volleyball vs. Northern Iowa, Sept. 5 (6:30 p.m., Hilton), $5

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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