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Inside Update

Sept. 6, 2012
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff


Fall enrollment tops 31,000
This fall's student body of 31,040 is the largest in school history. It's the fourth year of record enrollment and the sixth consecutive year of growth at Iowa State.

There's a new brew on campus
1858. It's the year Iowa State was founded, and it's also the university's new signature coffee blend.

Regents meet at Iowa State next week
The state Board of Regents will meet in Iowa State's Memorial Union Sept. 12. State appropriations requests for FY14 and tuition set aside are among the items on the agenda.

Colleges, ITS fund popular online tutorial program
When it looked like lynda.com wouldn't be back on campus this year, the colleges and information technology services came up with the funding to save the popular training site. As a result, ISU students, faculty and staff will continue to have unlimited access to some 1,400 software tutorials.

More news: Inside Iowa State


The following announcements were added this week:
-- Beardshear-Hub sidewalk work begins Sept. 12
-- Engineering study, work abroad fair is Sept. 11
-- P&S Council open forum is walking art tour, Sept. 13
-- ISU ranks 68th in the world in scholarly web presence
-- Campus memorial service for Barbara Mack is Sept. 7
-- SAC poster sale extended through Sept. 7
-- Cross country races will benefit 4-H camp scholarship fund


CELT programs
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training > Courses).
-- Blackboard Users Group (BUG), Sept. 14 (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 1230 Communications)

See: Descriptions and times

Seminars and conferences

The following conferences were added this week:
-- Midwestern Graph Theory (MIGHTY) LIII Conference, Sept. 21-22, Carver and Howe halls
-- Science: Becoming the Messenger, how to communicate science effectively to a broad audience, Oct. 16 (with optional second day, Gateway Hotel and Conference Center), sponsored by the National Science Foundation


-- Elisabeth Huff-Lonergan, professor of animal science, as the ISU ADVANCE Faculty Fellow for 2012-14

Around campus

Work resumes Monday on Stange Road
Pavement replacement work on Stange Road that halted while the new academic year got started will resume next week. From Sept. 10 to approximately Sept. 28, Stange Road will be reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction between Pammel Drive and the Squaw Creek bridge.

Small animal hospital dedication is Sept. 12
The College of Veterinary Medicine will dedicate its new 105,000-square-foot Hixson-Lied Small Animal Hospital on Sept. 12 (4:30-6:30 p.m., program at 4:45 p.m.). The ribbon "cutting" will feature a student member of each class walking a dog across a ribbon. The university community is invited.

Departmental newsletters

University Museums
In the September edition of eInterpretations (PDF): Upcoming exhibitions and programs; a look at the A.E. Cook Corn Trophy; and a remembrance of artist Youssef Asar.

Open houses/receptions

This week
-- Welcome reception: Mark Rasmussen, Leopold Center, Sept. 6 (3:30-5 p.m., MU Campanile Room, program at 4 p.m.)
-- Exhibition reception: "Elizabeth Cuellar's Mexico: Textile Variations 1955-1985," Sept. 6 (5-7 p.m., Textiles and Clothing Museum, 1015 Morrill, artist talk at 5:30 p.m. in 2019 Morrill)

Next week
-- Exhibition open house: "The Land-Grant Act and the People's College," Sept. 11 (3-6 p.m., Morrill ground floor)
-- Exhibition reception: "Relationships Renewed," Sept. 13 (4:30-6 p.m., Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman)
-- Reception, following installation ceremony for president Steven Leath, Sept. 14 (11:30 a.m., Celebrity Cafe, Stephens)

-- Exhibition reception: "Post-Pop Redux," Sept. 27 (7-8 p.m., Christian Petersen Art Museum, Morrill)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

ISU Theatre 2012-13 season tickets are on sale now
Six shows, including a "Stars Over Veishea" production of Fiddler on the Roof, are part of this year's ISU Theatre season ticket package.

Volleyball to face Iowa in Cyclone tourney
The Cyclone volleyball team plays host to the Iowa State Challenge Sept. 7-8 at Hilton Coliseum. ISU will face Eastern Washington (12:30 p.m., Sept. 7), Syracuse (6:30 p.m., Sept. 8) and Cy-Hawk Series foe Iowa (6:30 p.m., Sept. 7) in the round-robin tournament. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for youth.

Bowles will discuss national debt in Sept. 13 talk
Erskine Bowles, who is at the center of dialogue on America's deficit crisis, will give a public address on the national debt Sept. 13 and participate in the installation ceremony for president Steven Leath on Sept. 14.

Latest MU art exhibit is "Wonder Land"
Iowa City artist Jamie Elizabeth Hudrlik is featured in the Memorial Union's current exhibition, "Wonder Land," on display through Oct. 15 in the MU Pioneer Room. The show features 11 large-scale mixed media paintings and eight small portraits.

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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