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Inside Update

Nov. 15, 2012
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff

Inside News

Five questions for the 'hit tape' architect
Iowa State football's weekly highlight "hit tapes" get thousands of views by Cyclone fans. Inside sat down with Dani Varley, the architect behind the popular videos.

Three Engineering dean finalists will visit campus
Three finalists for the College of Engineering's dean post will interview on campus between Nov. 26 and Dec. 4. Each candidate's visit will include an open forum with the university community.

Business dean search committee wants your ideas
The search committee tasked with finding College of Business dean candidates will hold two campus forums, Dec. 3 and 6, to share information about the search and solicit input on characteristics to be sought in the next Business dean.

Board of Regents assigns new state relations officer to ISU
The Board of Regents has assigned a new state relations officer to Iowa State. Joe Murphy, who was a member of the board staff for several years, will return to fill the ISU post. He succeeds Ann McCarthy, who will assume a new role, coordinating economic development policy for the board.

New council's focus: Quality student experience
President Steven Leath wants to ensure that the high-quality student experience endures as enrollment surges, and he's created a new council to help.

Renovations to temporarily close Lied's upper workout area
The third-floor workout area in the Lied Center will be closed for a couple of months for renovations. Lied patrons may wish to use State Gym in the meantime.

Brush up on Iowa State's winter weather policies
There may be no snow in the forecast, but it still is a good idea to get reacquainted with Iowa State's winter weather policies.

Senators approve policy updates
Updates and revisions to Faculty Handbook language were approved at the Faculty Senate's Nov. 13 meeting.

More news: Inside Iowa State


The following announcements were added this week:
-- Classes recessed Nov. 19-23 for Thanksgiving, no Inside Update on Nov. 22
-- Faculty, staff offered Nov. 25 wrestling ticket discount
-- Register by Nov. 20 for fan bus to Iowa City
-- STEM town hall talk is Nov. 16
-- November employee wellness activities
-- Reminder: Benefits open change period ends Nov. 16


CELT programs
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training > Courses).
-- CC: Class Climate Users Group, Nov. 27 (8-9 a.m., 1230 Communications)

See: Descriptions and times

Seminars and conferences

The following events were added this week:
-- "Conducting Economic Research to Impact Policy Decisions," Nick Paulson, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Nov. 29 (3-4:15 p.m., 0013 Curtiss), part of the Iowa NSF EPSCoR Energy Policy seminar series
-- "Ready to Run: Campaign Training for Women," a 6-part workshop series that trains women to run for elective office (Jan. 18-June 21, 2013)


-- Rodney "Butch" Baker, ISU veterinary diagnostic and production animal medicine, to interim director of the Iowa Pork Industry Center, for a 2-year term

Around campus

Historian contributes to latest Burns documentary
Professor and chair of history Pamela Riney-Kehrberg is featured in filmmaker Ken Burns newest documentary, The Dust Bowl, which will air in two parts on PBS on Sunday and Monday, Nov. 18-19 (7-9 p.m. daily).

Do you have a banner event?
There are reservation slots available during spring semester for eight lightpole banners along Morrill Road on central campus. University units are welcome to create banners to promote their public events.

University newsletters

Your Library
In this issue of Your Library -- Newsletter: The Learning Connections Center multimedia production studios have been updated, find out which sciences have International Year observances in 2013, and learn about the nearly 3,700 electronic books in the humanities.

Open forums

This week
-- Jose Colucci-Rios, University of Puerto Rico, Iowa Energy Center director finalist, Nov. 15 (10-11 a.m., 1951 Food Sciences)

-- Robert Bishop, Marquette University, College of Engineering dean finalist, Nov. 26 (4 p.m., Howe auditorium)
-- Mark Law, University of Florida, College of Engineering dean finalist, Nov. 28 (4 p.m., Howe auditorium)
-- With the Business dean search committee, Dec. 3 (1-2 p.m., 3164 Gerdin)
-- Sarah Rajala, Mississippi State University, College of Engineering dean finalist, Dec. 3 (4 p.m., Howe auditorium)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Open houses/receptions

This week
-- Reception: Recognition of ISU student veterans, Nov. 15 (4:30-6:30 p.m., MU Great Hall, program at 5 p.m.)

-- Open house: The Knoll (a WinterFest event), Nov. 26 (3-6 p.m., The Knoll)
-- Retirement: Kathy Hickok, English, Nov. 28 (3:30-5 p.m., MU Campanile Room, program at 4 p.m.)
-- Retirement: Lou Ann Keigley, Facilities Planning and Management, Nov. 29 (2-4 p.m., 200H General Services Building)
-- Retirement: Deanna Jordan, Office of the Registrar, Nov. 29 (1:30-3:30 p.m., MU Campanile Room)
-- Retirement: Ann Coppernoll, College of Business, Nov. 30 (3-5 p.m., Bergstrom Commons, Gerdin, program at 3:45 p.m.)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Lorie Line brings "Immanuel" to Stephens Nov. 18
Pianist Lorie Line and her Fab Five will perform a holiday concert on Nov. 18 (3 p.m., Stephens Auditorium). Tickets are $48 ($28 for youth, $25 for students) and available at the Iowa State Center ticket office or through Ticketmaster.

Warm up to winter fun at WinterFest 2012
Though you've yet to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner, WinterFest 2012 is just around the corner. Find out what activities are planned for the Nov. 26-30 celebration.

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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