Feb. 21, 2013
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff
Wickert unveils provost's office realignment plan
Senior vice president and provost Jonathan Wickert is restructuring
the provost's office to better align responsibilities with
objectives in the academic division, include more faculty members in its
leadership and maintain a culture of efficiency and effectiveness.
Council consolidates representation areas
Professional and Scientific Council members approved a
plan that trims the council's six representation areas to four,
closely mirroring the university's administrative structure.
Register now for 14th annual ISCORE on March 1
There's still time to register for the 14th annual ISCORE
(Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity) March 1 at the Memorial
Union. All are invited to attend this free event.
The following announcements were added this week:
-- Library workshop targets graduate students
-- Registration is open for April STEM career conferences for
-- March 5 Reiman Entrepreneur Speaker Series features Diego
-- Employee wellness presentation: "Tools for Weight Management," Feb.
-- Reminder: Nominations for all-university faculty/staff awards due
-- Seats still available for Miranda Lambert/Dierks Bentley concert at
-- Reiman Entrepreneur Speaker Series resumes March 5
-- Nominations for Live Green Sustainability Award extended
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training > Courses).
-- Frantic Student, Busy Instructor: How to Incorporate Writing into
Your Class in Time-Conscious Ways, Feb. 28 (12:10-1 p.m., 2030
Descriptions and times
Call for posters: CELT Teaching Poster Symposium
Faculty and staff engaged in innovative and scholarly efforts in
learning and teaching are invited to submit posters for CELT's Teaching
Poster Symposium on April 8 (3:30-5 pm., MU Gallery). Posters may
showcase examples of teaching techniques or strategies, or the
scholarship of teaching and learning. Those interested in displaying a
poster at this event should contact Steve Freeman or Jen
The following conference was added this week:
-- Taking the Road Less
Traveled, for sixth- through 12th-grade girls, career paths in
science, technology, engineering and math, April 11, 18 and 25, Memorial
Union, online registration open
Jiang, associate professor of information systems, to Thome
Professor in Business, effective Feb. 19
MIRAGE lab offers research, training opportunities
Researchers have mixed the real and virtual worlds to create a unique
research lab called MIRAGE. The lab's props, technology and
stagecraft provide full-body immersion in virtual environments.
Drop-ins welcome at sustainability symposium; register
Register soon to attend all or part of the Symposium
on Sustainability next week. The free event is designed to update
faculty, staff and students on the university's green activities and
inspire them to greater efforts.
Human Sciences inks international partnership
The College of Human Sciences will partner with South Korea's
Soonchunhyang University to offer its first student-to-student exchange
Team makes discovery outside the solar system
With the help of the Kepler spacecraft, Iowa State's Steve Kawaler was
part of the research team that determined the size of the
host star for a newly discovered planet.
-- 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 are interviewing this month for Iowa State's associate
director for residence life position in the residence department; two
candidates' visits remain. Their interviews include an open forum
(10-11:30 a.m.) with the campus community:
-- Jacque Bollinger, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, Feb. 22, 1132
-- Tyler Page, University of Missouri, Feb. 26, 136 UDCC
Lied is site of Big 12 track and field championships
Iowa State plays host to the Big 12 Conference indoor
track and field championships Feb. 22-23 at the Lied Center. It is
the fifth time the event has been held at the facility.
Band concert is Friday evening
Iowa State's Concert, Symphonic and Campus bands will present a concert
Feb. 22 (7:30 p.m., auditorium, Ames City Hall). Tickets are $7 ($5
students) at the door.
Ames High musicians will perform Sunday at Reiman
To benefit their Ames High Academic and
Arts Booster Club, student musicians will perform in the
conservatory building at Reiman Gardens Feb. 24 (1-4 p.m.). Garden
admission sales that day will go to the club. Performers include a
harpist, cello trio, the freshman orchestra and jazz and folk groups.
Regular admission applies to adults and seniors; high school and younger
students are free. Donations are welcome.
Activities set for Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness
Week, Feb. 25-28
A film documentary, a wellness resource fair, an open house and a play
are just a few of the events planned for Iowa State's Body Image
and Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Feb. 25-28.
Upcoming University Museums events
-- Feb. 24, "Where Did it All Come From?" (2 p.m., Christian
Petersen Art Museum, 0003 Morrill). University Museums' Allison Sheridan
will take a closer look at the items currently on display in the
"Cabinet of Curiosities" exhibit, which showcases odd and bizarre items
from collections across campus.
-- Feb. 27, ArtWalk: GMO and the G-Nome (noon, south entrance
of Molecular Biology). Museum staff will discuss the meaning and role of
the Molecular Biology Building's sacred guardians and the ethical
questions that challenge the field of genetic engineering.
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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