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Inside Update

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 Cyclone-pleasing chords.

Tuition, student financial aid get renewed regents attention
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 Facility).

More news: Inside Iowa State


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 employees
-- 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


CELT programs
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.)

See: 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 attend.

Around campus

U.S. News rankings: Iowa State among top 50 public national universities
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 success.

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 area.

Departmental newsletters

Your Library
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.

Open houses/receptions

This week
-- 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)

Next week
-- 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)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

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, entertaining live stage show Wednesday, Sept. 19 (8 p.m., MU Great Hall).

Now you see it, now you don't
"Masters 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 through Ticketmaster. 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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