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Inside Update

Jan. 31, 2013
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff

Inside News

Leath urges students to seize college opportunity
President Steven Leath this week encouraged students at Moulton Extended Learning Center and King Elementary School to take part in a new program that could eventually earn them full-tuition scholarships to Iowa State.

Nominations sought for leadership academy
The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost is seeking nominations for the 2013-14 Emerging Leaders Academy, an initiative to develop faculty and P&S staff serving in leadership roles at Iowa State, or who aspire to hold leadership positions. The deadline is March 15.

VITA program is win-win for students, taxpayers
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service, benefits both taxpayers and ISU accounting students.

Museum exhibit features treasures of textiles and clothing collection
The garb that epitomized each decade of the 20th century is part of the Textiles and Clothing Museum's new exhibit celebrating its fifth anniversary. The opening reception will be held Sunday, Feb. 3, in Morrill Hall's Mary Alice Gallery.

More news: Inside Iowa State


The following announcements were added this week:
-- Regents meet Feb. 6-7 in West Des Moines
-- Next Osborn Club lecture is Feb. 11
-- Tearoom to offer dinner menu
-- Research assistantship available for fall juniors, seniors


Miller Faculty Fellowship deadline is approaching
The deadline for Miller Faculty Fellowship proposals for the 2013-14 academic year is Friday, Feb.15. Visit the CELT website for more information. Contact Steve Freeman, CELT associate director, with questions.

CELT programs
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training > Courses).
-- 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 events were added this week:
-- Clean Technology Adoption under Climate Policies: Tradable Permits vs. Carbon Tax, Chung-Li Tseng, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Jan. 31 (3:40-5 p.m., 0013 Curtiss), part of the Iowa NSF EPSCoR Energy Policy seminar series
-- Beginning Farmers Conference, Feb. 2 (9 a.m.-4 p.m., Scheman), register by noon on Friday, Feb. 1


-- Ted Heindel, ISU mechanical engineering, to director of Iowa NSF EPSCoR, effective Jan. 2

Around campus

GIS facility now under Design college umbrella
Iowa State's Geographic Information Systems Support and Research Facility, formerly a unit of IT Services, is now a part of the College of Design. The facility will keep its research lab (218 Durham) and teaching lab (248 Durham).

Hill appointed to NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions
Senior vice president for student affairs Tom Hill has been appointed to the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions. His term of service will begin Aug. 1. Hill is among eight new members named to the committee, which is expanding to create a more representative group and review cases more quickly.

Iowa EPSCoR heads into full research mode
Following a period of organizing research platforms, selecting leadership and hiring faculty, Iowa's three regent universities are focused on expanding the state's research in the areas of renewable energy and energy use.

Reminder: Iowa State has an ethics hotline
Iowa State contracts with a third-party hotline vendor, EthicsPoint, to allow anonymous reporting of activities that may involve criminal, noncompliant or unsafe behavior impacting ISU. You may submit a report online or by calling (toll-free) 866-384-4277.

University newsletters

Leopold Center annual report
Graduate students in ISU's Sustainable Agriculture Program studied bugs, algae and small-scale farming in Uganda. Read about the students' center-sponsored work and many other research initiatives and activities in the center's annual report.

Open houses/receptions

Next week
-- Artist reception: Andy Magee, "Post-Pop Redux" exhibit, Feb. 5 (6-7:30 p.m., 1017 Morrill)

-- Reception: Student Activities Center juried exhibit, Feb. 19 (6-8 p.m., Pioneer Room, MU)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Tragic love story still central to revamped Broadway musical
A revival production of the Tony Award-winning musical West Side Story makes a tour stop in Ames Feb. 4.

Come cheer for the Cyclones
Upcoming home athletics events (all at Hilton Coliseum):
-- Wrestling vs. Arizona State, Feb. 1, 7 p.m.
-- Women's basketball vs. Texas Tech, Feb. 2, 1 p.m. (half price with faculty/staff ISUCard)
-- Men's basketball vs. Baylor, Feb. 2, 7 p.m.
-- Wrestling vs. Oklahoma State, Feb. 3, 2 p.m.
-- Men's basketball vs. Oklahoma, Feb. 4, 6 p.m.
For ticket information, call 4-1816 or visit the athletics ticket office website.

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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