Oct. 25, 2012
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff
ISU Plan open change period begins Nov. 1
ISU plan participants will have an opportunity to alter their health
care benefits during the open
change period, Nov. 1-16.
Howe classroom is one of a kind
A former atrium lounge area in Howe Hall has been converted into a state-of-the-art
teaching space, using strategic funds and a futuristic vision.
Regents to consider tuition, fees freeze on
A first look at proposed tuition and fees for 2013-14, a follow-up
discussion about tuition set aside, plans to expand Frederiksen Court
and an emeritus title for former president Gregory Geoffroy are on the
Board of Regents' agenda for Oct. 25.
A historic homecoming celebration
Iowa State's Cytentennial
Homecoming celebration is well under way, leading up to the
Cyclones' 6 p.m. kickoff against the Baylor Bears on Saturday.
Tweaks to budget model won't change FY14 planning
A work group will propose a plan for implementing
changes to the model, but no changes will impact the dollars in
units' FY14 budgets.
The following announcements were added this week:
-- Flu shots are still available
-- Holiday ham fundraiser is under way
-- Brantley Gilbert plays Oct. 26 at Hilton
-- Memorial service for retired faculty member David Martin is
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-- Class Climate v5.1: New Features and Functions, Oct. 31 (8-11:30 a.m., 1230 Communications)
-- Supporting Your Chinese Students: Research and Practice, Nov. 5 (1:30-3 p.m., 2030 Morrill)
Descriptions and times
Bowler, professor, materials science and engineering, to College
of Engineering equity adviser, effective Oct. 24
Researchers eye heat for renewable fuel, power
ISU researchers are combining thermochemical
technologies to produce the next generation of renewable fuels.
Learning community supports undecided students
Thirty-three freshmen enrolled this fall in a new
learning community in the College of Human Sciences, one designed
to help undecided students explore their options and connect with resources on campus.
Info session: Presidential Initiative for Interdisciplinary
-- Oct. 26 (11 a.m.-noon, MU Campanile Room)
about this event are online.
-- Retirement: Dan Otto, ISU economics and ISU Extension, Oct. 25
(2-3:30 p.m., 368A Heady)
-- Reception: Following 1:30 p.m. Homecoming Honors and Awards
Ceremony, Oct. 26 (first floor lobby, Scheman)
-- Reception: Barbara Riedesel Iverson, Weber Shandwick firm,
recipient of the Schwartz Award for Distinguished Service, Oct. 27
(3 p.m. award ceremony, Hamilton Hall atrium)
-- Artist reception: Sculptor Lawrence Nowlan, Nov. 4 (2-4 p.m.,
Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman)
Star light, star bright
Two planetarium shows are planned for Oct. 26 (7 and 7:30 p.m., ISU
Planetarium, Physics Hall). Free tickets will be available at the door
beginning at 6:45 p.m. Seating is limited. A star-gazing session
(weather permitting) will follow the show. Before the show, students
from the ISU Physics and Astronomy Club will present hands-on science
activities. All ages are welcome.
Upcoming concerts from the music department
The following concerts are in the Tye Recital Hall, Music
Hall. Tickets are $2 to $5 unless indicated.
-- ISU Symphony Orchestra, Oct. 25 (7:30 p.m.)
-- ISU Statesmen, Oct. 28 (1:30 p.m.)
-- Cantamus Women's Choir, Oct. 28 (4 p.m.)
-- Clarinet Choir, Oct. 31 (7:30 p.m.), free admission
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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