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Inside Update

Dec. 20, 2012
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff

Inside News

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 State University.

Construction group buys into recycling
The construction staff in ISU's building maintenance services takes pride in recycling 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 metal.

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 holidays.

More news: Inside Iowa State


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 finalists
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)


-- Terry Wipf, interim chair of civil, construction and environmental engineering, to chair of civil, construction and environmental engineering, effective Dec. 17

Around campus

ISU engineer looks to nature for flight lessons
ISU's Hui Hu is studying dragonflies to understand the aerodynamics and physics of small-scale flight.

ISU team develops training tool for food service employees
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 it.

Open houses/receptions

This week
-- 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)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

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.


Submitting your news
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