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Inside Update

Jan. 24, 2013
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff

Inside News

Funding source for salary increases not certain
The governor's proposed FY14 budget includes additional operating funds for Iowa State. However, zero to modest tuition rate hikes and the slim possibility of inclusion in a salary bill creates uncertainty about salary increases next year.

Five questions with Jathan Chicoine
The university's first veterans services coordinator has been on the job since May. Learn a little about his responsibilities and this veteran's path to Iowa State.

Advancing One Community Award recipients announced
The 2013 Advancing One Community Award winners will be honored at the Jan. 24 Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Convocation.

Senate debates changes to annual review policy
Proposed changes to the faculty performance review process likely will see further revisions following extensive discussion at the Jan. 22 Faculty Senate meeting.

More news: Inside Iowa State


The following announcements were added this week:
-- Fulbright brown bag lunch series announced
-- Poster sale at MU begins Jan. 28
-- Financial literacy student group seeks members
-- Nominations sought for MU awards by Jan. 31
-- Share your thoughts on wellness at Jan. 24 forum
-- Present a poster at the Symposium on Sustainability
-- Nominations for Live Green Sustainability Award due Feb. 12
-- Carver scholarships available for fall juniors
-- Video: What you should know about the flu


CELT programs
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training > Courses).
-- Teaching and Learning Circle: Deadly Professors -- A Faculty Development Mystery, Jan. 28 (12:10-1:30 p.m., 2030 Morrill)
-- Introduction to Class Climate, Jan. 29 (10-11:30 a.m., 1230 Communications)
-- Using Panopto for Classroom Capture, Jan. 29 (2:10-3:30 p.m., 1230 Communications)
-- Teaching and Learning Circle: Social Media for Educators -- Strategies and Best Practices, Feb. 4 (12:10-1:30 p.m., 1230 Communications)
-- BUG: Blackboard Learn Users Group, Feb. 8 (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 1230 Communications)

See: Descriptions and times

Seminars and conferences

The following conference was added this week:
-- 2013 Beginning Farmers Conference, Feb. 2 (9 a.m.; late registration begins at 8:30 a.m., Scheman)

Around campus

ISU part of new statewide effort to improve third-grade literacy
Iowa State is part of a new statewide initiative to make all students proficient in reading by the end of third grade. The effort is taking place outside the political process and requires no action by the Iowa Legislature.

Students trained for counselor role at campus financial clinic
A need to serve more Iowa State students returns the financial counseling clinic to its original mission: assist students and train student counselors through real experience with clients.

University newsletters

University Museums
In the latest issue (PDF) of Interpretations: Read about University Museums' new staff members, learn about upcoming programs and special events, and take a look at the newly conserved History of Dairying fountain and pool.

Open houses/receptions

Next week
-- Farewell: Tanya Zanish-Belcher, Special Collections, Jan. 28 (4-5:30 p.m., MU Oak Room)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Hint of spring in the gardens
Reiman Gardens will preview its "More Than Meets the Iowa" theme year with events and admission specials this weekend.

Farm House exhibition sheds light on Art Nouveau ("new art") period
The latest exhibition at the Farm House Museum, "Art Nouveau: Lighting with Style," runs through Oct. 25. It features light fixtures, furniture and decorative objects from prominent Art Nouveau artists, including Louis Comfort Tiffany, Emile Galle, Victor Durand, Daum, Loetz, Rookwood and Frederick Carder. The museum is open Monday through Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free, though a $3 donation is suggested. Museums director Lynette Pohlman will highlight pieces in the collection during a Jan. 31 program (7 p.m., Farm House Museum).

Dance Marathon fundraiser is Jan. 26
Dance Marathon, an annual student fundraiser to benefit the University of Iowa Children's Hospital, will be held Saturday, Jan. 26 (9 a.m.-midnight, MU Great Hall). Last year, more than 900 Iowa State student dancerss raised $380,000.

On the ice: Cyclones vs. Hawkeyes
The Cyclone hockey team and the University of Iowa hockey club will play a home-and-away series this weekend. Friday night's game is in Ames (7:30 p.m., Ames/ISU Ice Arena, adults $10), and Sunday afternoon's game is in Cedar Rapids (1:15 p.m., Cedar Rapids Ice Arena, 1100 Rockford Rd. SW).

Not your typical comic books
An exhibit in the College of Design's Gallery 181 features more than 100 vintage comix (X-rated) from 1968 to 1975, the heyday of the underground press. "Legion of Indecency" runs through Feb. 10. The gallery is open daily (10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. weekends).

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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