Feb. 14, 2013
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff
Senate passes annual review policy
Guidelines for the annual review policy were approved at the Feb. 12
Faculty Senate meeting. Senators also heard comments from the
provost's office about the latest developments surrounding the Harkin
Update on Business dean search
Feb. 7 was the deadline for College
of Business dean candidates to apply and receive preferred
consideration, though applications will be accepted through Feb. 18.
More than 30 applications had been received as of last week.
Leath meets with legislative appropriations group
President Steven Leath, accompanied by his regent university peers and
Board of Regents leaders, made his annual presentation to the
appropriations subcommittee Tuesday in Des Moines.
Hort Club is helping Cupid deliver
The Horticulture Club's annual Valentine's
Day fundraiser features roses, carnations, Cyclone bouquets and
custom arrangements. Club members will be selling the flowers on Feb. 14
outside the University Book Store entrance; prices range from $2 to $50.
Energy secretary Chu calls for action, now
"When the price of oil goes up, we punch the panic button. When the
price of oil goes down, we punch the snooze button. This is not a good
energy policy," U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said in a talk on
The following announcements were added this week:
-- Enrollment deadline for LTC insurance extended to Feb. 28
-- Nominations sought for Margaret Sloss Gender Equity Awards
-- Franke will present Rossmann Manatt lecture on Feb. 22
-- That little structure? It's a Troxel Hall mockup
-- Volunteers needed for State Science and Technology Fair
-- Registration is open for March 1 ISCORE
CELT names associate director for online education
Ralph Napolitano, the Al and Julie Renken Professor of Materials Science
and Engineering, has been named associate director for online education
in the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching. In this joint
appointment between CELT and Engineering-LAS Online Learning (ELO),
Napolitano will help faculty create exceptional online learning
experiences, collaborate on university-wide initiatives and oversee ELO
online course development and support.
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training > Courses >
Enroll). Workshops are in 1230 Communications.
-- Blackboard Learn: Monitoring Student Learning in Bb Learn, Feb. 19
-- Class Climate: Refresher on Class Climate (mid-term), Feb. 19
-- Bb Learn: Developing Your Course in Bb Learn, Feb. 20 (1:10-2:40
-- Bb Learn: Using Tests, Quizzes and Surveys, Feb. 21 (1:10-2:40
-- Bb Learn: Grade Center Essentials, Feb. 22 (9-10:50 a.m.)
Descriptions and times
-- Tom Kroeschell, athletics communications director, to director of
broadcast scheduling with Cyclones.tv and the athletics department's
future Mediacom channel
ISU nutritionist: School vending rules are needed
Proposed changes to federal rules on food and beverages sold in school
vending machines and school stores are overdue, says ISU
nutritionist Ruth Litchfield, who chaired the group that created the
Iowa's Healthy Kids Act several years ago. The goal is to reduce student
access to calories, sodium and sugar during school hours.
MU art collection is timeless
There are 275 pieces in the Memorial Union's permanent
art collection. Complementing the timeless collection are another
dozen works of art that are part of the university's public art
inventory and 275 pieces available for rent.
Agronomy to measure state soil moisture levels
Soil moisture levels will be monitored statewide, thanks to upgrades in
stations at several research and demonstration farms.
MBA graduates: Consistent hiring trends at Iowa State
With graduation still several months away, the majority of students in
Iowa State's MBA program have received their first job
offer. Many MBA schools nationally report steady growth in the job
In this issue of Your Library
newsletter: "My Library" link is now in Blackboard; ISU Library
and the Writing and Media Center begin a new collaboration; and ISU
joins HathiTrust (the world's largest digital library).
-- Retirement: Jean Tilley, food science and human nutrition, Feb. 14
(2-4 p.m., short program at 3 p.m., 331 Palmer)
-- Retirement: Tom Logue, IT Services, Feb. 15 (2-4 p.m., program at 3
p.m., Extension 4-H Youth Building)
-- Retirement: Rohit Trivedi, materials science and engineering and
U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, Feb. 18 (3:30-5 p.m., MU
-- Farewell: Mary Jo Gonzales, Dean of Students office, Feb. 27 (3-4:30
p.m., MU Cardinal Room)
-- Retirement: Joan Ballard, ISU Extension finance, Feb. 28 (2:30-4
p.m., 3150 Beardshear)
Four candidates will interview this month for Iowa State's associate
director for residence life position in the residence department. Their
interviews will include an open forum (10-11:30 a.m.) with the campus
-- Sarah Holmes, ISU residence department, Feb. 15, 136 UDCC
-- Rachel Wagner, University of Dayton, Feb. 19, 136 UDCC
-- Jacque Bollinger, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, Feb. 22, 1132
-- Tyler Page, University of Missouri, Feb. 26, 136 UDCC
Award-winning Biloxi Blues takes the stage at Stephens
Neil Simon's Tony Award-winning play, Biloxi
Blues, will make a stop at Stephens Auditorium Feb. 15 for a
7:30 p.m. performance. Tickets, $37 ($28 for youth; $25 for students),
are available at the Iowa State Center ticket office or through Ticketmaster.
The Voca People dazzle with vocal acrobats
The eight-person musical theater group, The Voca
People, will bring their out-of-this-world vocals to Stephens
Auditorium on Feb. 21 for a 7:30 p.m. performance. Tickets, $34-$38 ($28
for youth; $25 for students), are available at the Iowa State Center
ticket office or through Ticketmaster.
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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