Jan. 24, 2013
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff
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
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.
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
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-- 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
-- Using Panopto for Classroom Capture, Jan. 29 (2:10-3:30 p.m., 1230
-- Teaching and Learning Circle: Social Media for Educators --
Strategies and Best Practices, Feb. 4 (12:10-1:30 p.m., 1230
-- BUG: Blackboard Learn Users Group, Feb. 8 (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 1230
Descriptions and times
ISU part of new statewide effort to improve third-grade
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
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.
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.
-- Farewell: Tanya Zanish-Belcher, Special Collections, Jan. 28 (4-5:30
p.m., MU Oak Room)
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")
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
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
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.
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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