Sept. 13, 2012
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff
What you'll see and hear at the installation
Iowa State history will be written Friday morning, when Steven
Leath is installed as the university's 15th president. The ceremony
in Stephens Auditorium will include a colorful procession, Leath's
vision for Iowa State and beautiful music that strikes some
Tuition, student financial aid get renewed regents
State Board of Regents president Craig Lang asked the three regent
universities to consider holding
tuition flat next year for in-state undergraduates during the
board's meeting Wednesday. The board also received, but did not act on,
a recommendation to halt the practice of setting aside tuition dollars
for student financial aid.
A guide to political activity on campus
Eight months after the caucuses, candidates still are lavishing
attention on Iowa. In this rerun of an article that ran in Inside Iowa
State a number of months ago, university counsel Paul Tanaka answers questions
on campus political activities.
University awards ceremony is Sept. 21
The Iowa State community is invited to the 2012 university
awards ceremony on Friday, Sept. 21 (3:15 p.m., MU Sun Room).
Recipients of the university's most distinguished awards for faculty and
staff will be honored. A reception will follow.
Wind energy degree approved by senate
A multidisciplinary doctorate in wind energy, science, engineering and
policy was approved at the Faculty Senate's first
meeting of the academic year Sept. 11.
Time for a flu shot
Iowa State's occupational medicine staff will administer flu
shots at no cost to employees (while supplies last) weekdays from
Oct. 3 to Oct. 19 (10 a.m.-4 p.m., 205 Technical Administrative Service
The following announcements were added this week:
-- Students to celebrate, lunch with the Leaths Thursday
-- ISC courtyard plan will be shared at Sept. 19 meeting
-- Discrimination/harassment prevention training is free for
-- Study Abroad Fair is Sept. 20
-- Lied Rec area to close Sept. 14
-- Medallion ceremony for Clifford Bergman is Sept. 21
-- Fine dining fall lineup announced
-- Ohio State prof will give talk on supply chain risk management
-- New start date (Sept. 19) for sidewalk replacement between
Beardshear and Hub
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training > Courses).
All workshops are in 1230 Communications.
-- Blackboard Users Group (BUG), Sept. 14 (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.)
-- Blackboard (Bb) Learn: Developing Your Blackboard Learn Course,
Sept. 18 (9-10:30 a.m.)
-- Bb Learn: Using the Assignment Tool, Sept. 18 (2:10-3:10 p.m.)
-- CC: From Paper to Pixels: Moving from Paper to Online Course
Evaluations, Sept. 19 (11 a.m.-noon)
-- Bb Learn: Grade Center Part I, Sept. 20 (1:10-2 p.m.)
-- Bb Learn: Grade Center Part II, Sept. 20 (2:10-3:40 p.m.)
Descriptions and times
Electronic teaching seminar
James Carey, professor of entomology at the University of California,
Davis, will cover a range of topics involving digital strategy in
teaching, research and extension/outreach during a free seminar on Sept.
17 (12:10 p.m., 1204 Kildee). Carey has been instrumental in
establishing online seminars in the UC system. All are welcome to
U.S. News rankings: Iowa State among top 50 public national
Iowa State is among the top 50 public national universities in U.S. News
& World Report's 2013 "America's
Best Colleges" rankings. U.S. News has once again included Iowa
State's learning communities among its "Programs to Look For" --
outstanding examples of academic programs commonly linked to student
Design students reconfigure their own Armory space
With the growth of the undergraduate industrial design program, the
College of Design needed more space in the Armory. So, in a design-build
studio last spring, 19 architecture, landscape architecture and interior
design students reconfigured
the space to add a studio and expand a group critique
In this issue of Your
Library newsletter: Fall workshops for faculty, staff and
graduate students; a survey for library users; and a historic look at
ISU presidential installations.
-- 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
(11:45 a.m., Celebrity Café, Stephens)
-- Exhibition reception: "Fresh Fotos: My First Year Experience,"
Sept. 18 (4 p.m., MU Gallery)
-- Open house: Child Welfare Research and Training Project, Sept. 26
(1-3 p.m., first floor, northwest corner, Elm Hall)
-- Exhibition reception: "Post-Pop Redux," Sept. 27 (7-8 p.m.,
Christian Petersen Art Museum, Morrill)
First planetarium shows of the semester are Sept. 14
ISU Planetarium shows resume Friday, Sept. 14 (a 7 p.m. show is geared
toward a younger audience, the 7:30 p.m. show is for a general
audience). Weather permitting, a star-gazing session will be held after
dark. Free tickets for the shows are available at the door (lower level
of Physics Hall) starting at 6:45 p.m. The Physics and Astronomy Club
will provide some fun hands-on activities before the shows. Future
Friday shows are Oct. 12 and 26, Nov. 11 and 30.
Planet Money hosts come to campus
Adam Davidson and Alex Blumberg, the charismatic team from National
Public Radio's Planet Money, will deliver an informative,
stage show Wednesday, Sept. 19 (8 p.m., MU Great Hall).
Now you see it, now you don't
of Illusion," featuring exotic animals, quick changes and great
escapes, will kick off Stephens Auditorium's 2012-13 Performing Arts
Series on Sept. 20 (7:30 p.m.). Tickets, $49 and $53 ($38 for youth; $30
for students), are available at the Iowa State Center ticket office or
Ticketholders also are invited to attend a preshow event at 7 p.m. in
the Celebrity Café.
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
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