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Inside Update

Oct. 18, 2012
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff

Inside News

Handbook changes spark senate debate
Modifications to language in the Faculty Handbook's promotion and tenure voting procedures generated lengthy discussion at the Oct. 16 Faculty Senate meeting.

FAQ, forums offer details on presidential research initiative
A new online FAQ and a couple of forums should prove useful to those seeking funding through the new Presidential Initiative for Interdisciplinary Research. The FAQ provides details on the initiative to support new, large-scale interdisciplinary research programs. The first forum is today, Oct. 18.

Fall round of career fairs wraps up this week
On-campus career fairs this fall drew record numbers of recruiters and student participants.

More news: Inside Iowa State


The following announcements were added this week:
-- Nutcracker ballet tickets are on sale now
-- Snow blower service days are Nov. 2-3
-- Applications sought by Nov. 15 for Advancing One Community Award
-- Biotech facilities resource has been updated for 2013
-- The Grill closes for the season Oct. 18
-- Meteorology Society is nation's top student chapter, again
-- Prizes, bike tuneups, food and more on Sustainability Day
-- You're invited: Oct. 26 Homecoming celebration
-- Proposals sought for 2013 ISCORE


CELT programs
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training > Courses).
-- Pilot study of Top Hat Monocle student response system, Oct. 25 (3:10-4 p.m., 1230 Communications)
-- Class Climate (CC) Users Group, Oct. 30 (8-9 a.m., 1230 Communications)
-- CC: Refresher on Class Climate (end of semester), Oct. 30 (9-10:30 a.m., 1230 Communications)
-- Cheating: Research and Response, Oct. 30 (1:30-3 p.m., 2030 Morrill)

See: Descriptions and times

Seminars and conferences

The following events were added this week:
-- EH&S Safety Summit, Oct. 26 (8-9 a.m., Hach Hall atrium), Interpreting research regulations

Around campus

Call for artists for 2013 sculpture exhibition in gardens
Proposals are due Nov. 1 for a 2013 sculpture exhibition planned at Reiman Gardens. From late April through late October, "Iowa, Naturally" (PDF) will feature 10-15 outdoor sculptures interpreted from or inspired by plants, insects and nature -- and will be created by artists with Iowa ties.

New track surface installed at Lied center
The first floor of the Lied Recreation Center reopened this week with a state-of-the-art track surface.

Campus forums

Info session: Presidential Initiative for Interdisciplinary Research
-- Oct. 18 (11 a.m.-noon, 207 Marston)
-- Oct. 26 (11 a.m.-noon, MU Campanile Room)

Details about these events are online.

Open houses/receptions

Next week
-- Fall reception: Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities, Oct. 22 (5:45-8 p.m., program at 6:30 p.m., MU Campanile Room)
-- Retirement: Dan Otto, ISU economics and ISU Extension, Oct. 25 (2-3:30 p.m., 368A Heady)

-- Artist reception: Sculptor Lawrence Nowlan, Nov. 4 (2-4 p.m., Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Dance Scholarship Gala Concert is Oct. 20
Orchesis I student dancers, local dance artists and international guest artists will perform in the annual Dance Scholarship Gala Concert Oct. 20 (7 p.m., 196 Forker). The featured dancer is San Francisco-based Chris Black of POTRZEBIE Dance Project. Tickets, $10 (balcony) and $5 (bleachers), may be purchased at the door. All proceeds go to the ISU Dance Scholarship, which benefits performing arts dance emphasis majors and dance minors.

Life-size butter Cy to be sculpted next week
As part of the 100th Homecoming celebration, the Iowa State Fair's butter sculptor will create a life-size butter Cy in a Kildee Hall cooler next week. Visitors can watch the sculpting process Oct. 22-26 (9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) in the Kildee atrium. The cooler's viewing window will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (Oct. 22-26) and 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27.

Gear up for ghouls and goblins
Spooky spirits your thing? Then be sure to check out this year's "Haunted Iowa State" on Oct. 24 (7 p.m., campanile). For a more kid-friendly outing, attend Reiman Gardens' "Spirits in the Gardens" Oct. 20-21 (4-7 p.m.). Admission is free and open to the public for "Haunted Iowa State." Kids 18 and under, members and ISU students may attend "Spirits in the Gardens" for free; adult admission is $8.

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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