Oct. 18, 2012
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff
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
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
fairs this fall drew record numbers of recruiters and student
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
-- 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
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training >
-- 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
-- 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
Descriptions and times
The following events were added this week:
-- EH&S Safety
Summit, Oct. 26 (8-9 a.m., Hach Hall atrium), Interpreting research
Call for artists for 2013 sculpture exhibition in
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
Info session: Presidential Initiative for Interdisciplinary
-- Oct. 18 (11 a.m.-noon, 207 Marston)
-- Oct. 26 (11 a.m.-noon, MU Campanile Room)
about these events are online.
-- 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)
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
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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