Dec. 20, 2012
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff
Rajala named next dean of the College of Engineering
Sarah Rajala will become the next dean of the College of Engineering
on April 1. Rajala is dean of engineering at Mississippi
Construction group buys into recycling
The construction staff in ISU's building maintenance services takes
demolition and construction materials from their
projects. During 2012, they recycled more than 40,000 pounds of
concrete and plaster and more than 162,000 pounds of scrap
Turbine is turning
The new wind turbine on
the northeast corner of campus began generating kilowatts Wednesday.
Winter break: What you need to know
Here are a few tips
to remember before you leave your office for the
The following announcements were added this week:
-- University holidays: Dec. 24 and 25, Jan. 1
-- New leadership in Kuali training
-- DNA facility to expand next-gen sequencing capabilities
-- Flu shot mini-clinics planned for Dec. 20-21
-- Inside takes a break
-- P&S Council open forum is Jan. 3
Open forums set for CELT associate director
Ralph Napolitano, professor in materials science and engineering, and
Annette O'Connor, professor in veterinary diagnostic and
production animal medicine, are finalists for the CELT associate
director for online learning position. The university community
is invited to open forums scheduled for the candidates.
-- Napolitano: Jan. 15, 2013 (11-11:40 a.m., 2030 Morrill)
-- O'Connor: Jan. 17, 2013 (11-11:40 a.m., 2030 Morrill)
Wipf, interim chair of civil, construction and environmental
engineering, to chair of civil, construction and environmental
engineering, effective Dec. 17
ISU engineer looks to nature for flight lessons
ISU's Hui Hu is studying dragonflies to understand the aerodynamics
and physics of small-scale
ISU team develops training tool for food service
An online training program developed by faculty in the College of
Human Sciences presents food
safety information in small snippets that are easier to
share with the food service workers who need to know
-- Retirement: Gene Schaefer, IT Services, Dec. 20 (2-4 p.m., 206
Durham Center, program at 3 p.m.)
-- Retirement: Carol Eyanson, ISU postal and parcel services,
Dec. 21 (1-3 p.m., 142 General Services Building)
-- Retirement: Karen Huiatt, U.S. Department of Energy's Ames
Laboratory, Jan. 4 (2-4 p.m., 205 TASF)
Eat, drink and be merry
There's still time to get tickets to the 48th annual ISU Madrigal
Dinner, Jan. 18-19, 2013 (5:30 p.m., MU Great Hall). Tickets, $42
($38 for ISU students and groups of 10 or more), are available by
phone (4-8349), in person at the MU ticket office (11 a.m.-5
p.m.), or online
(3 percent convenience charge applies).
Home for the holidays
The Iowa State women's basketball team will make Hilton Coliseum its
home over winter break, with three games -- including its own Cyclone Challenge tournament --
scheduled over the next two weeks. Here is a complete list of home
athletics events during the semester break:
-- Women's basketball vs. Air Force, Dec. 29, 3:30 p.m.
-- Women's basketball vs. Alabama State, Dec. 30, 3:30 p.m.
-- Men's basketball vs. Yale, Jan. 1, noon
-- Women's basketball vs. Texas, Jan. 2, 7 p.m.
-- Gymnastics vs. Wisconsin, La Crosse, Jan. 6, 2 p.m.
-- Gymnastics vs. Kent State, Jan. 11, 6:30 p.m.
-- Hockey vs. Ohio University, Jan. 11 and 12, 7:30 p.m. (Ames-ISU Ice Arena)
-- Men's basketball vs. Texas, Jan. 12, 1 p.m.
-- Women's basketball vs. Texas Christian, Jan. 12, 6 p.m.
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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