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Inside Update

Feb. 28, 2013
Announcements and news for ISU faculty and staff

Inside News

Magill named assistant director of federal relations
Former Iowa State student and admissions counselor Sophia Magill returned to Iowa State this week to become assistant director of federal relations.

Laboratory glass recycling gets a jump start
More than 1,000 Tidy Cats litter buckets are part of a refocused university effort to recycle laboratory glass and keep it out of the city of Ames' garbage stream.

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Capitol gathering
Iowa Staters journeyed south Tuesday for an afternoon at the State Capitol. The annual event is intended to familiarize more legislators with the university and its support of Iowans.

More news: Inside Iowa State


The following announcements were added this week:
-- Staniforth Memorial Lecture is March 5
-- Veenker golf course to hold open house March 3
-- Shoe drive planned for March 4 women's basketball finale
-- Regents seek member from the public for task force
-- 2011 security measures for nitric acid use in labs lifted
-- Faculty, staff volunteers sought for Veishea events


CELT programs
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training > Courses).
-- Teaching and Learning Circle: Large Classes, meets on five consecutive Tuesdays: March 5, 12 and 26; April 2 and 9 (3:10-4:30 p.m., 2030 Morrill)
-- BUG: Blackboard Users Group, March 8 (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 1230 Communications)

See: Descriptions and times

Seminars and conferences

The following conferences were added this week:
-- ISU Hemipteran Research Symposium, March 26 (Hach Hall, north lobby). Registration deadline is March 12.
-- "Don't Get Blown Away (PDF)," EH&S Safety Summit, March 15 (7:45-9 a.m., EH&S Building)
-- Center for Integrated Animal Genomics Spring Symposium, March 27 (11 a.m.- 3 p.m., 1204 Kildee). Registration required by March 15.
-- All Iowa Virology Symposium, March 29-30 (MU). Registration and abstract submission deadline is March 1.
-- P&S Professional Development Conference, April 2 (8 a.m.-5 p.m., Scheman). Registration is open.

Around campus

Fortune 500 entrepreneur to teach, speak in March
Alumnus Diego Veitia, founder of merchant banking group INTL FCStone will return to the classroom as executive in residence for the College of Business March 3-7. He also will keynote the Reiman Entrepreneurship Speaker Luncheon March 5.

Federal spending cuts would be a blow to Iowa's economy
Federal spending cuts will have a direct impact on Iowa's economy if Congress does not act by the March 1 sequestration deadline, according to Dave Swenson, associate scientist in the economics department.

This week
-- Retirement: Joan Ballard, ISU Extension finance, Feb. 28 (2:30-4 p.m., 3150 Beardshear)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

It's 'all for one' at Fisher Theater
ISU Theatre kicks off a two-weekend run of The Three Musketeers March 1.

Music department hosts several concerts this week
Get your musical fix this week, courtesy of the music department, which is hosting several concerts on campus. All performances take place in the Tye Recital Hall, Music Building.
-- Lyrica (women's choir), March 2 (3 p.m.), $5 (students $2)
-- Iowa State Singers (mixed choir), March 3 (3 p.m.), $5 (students $2)
-- Organ recital (featuring students Nathan Amundson, Colby Gochanour and Zachariah Hasting; and music lecturer Han Ahreum), March 5 (5:30 p.m.), free admission

This week at Stephens Auditorium
The following performances will take place this week at Stephens. Tickets are available at the Iowa State Center ticket office or through Ticketmaster.
All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Ticketholders to each event may attend a preview event at 7 p.m. in the Celebrity Café.
-- China National Symphony Orchestra with pianist Mu Ye Wu, March 2. Tickets are $43 ($28 for youth; $25 for students).
-- Traces, March 3. Tickets are $34-$38 ($28 for youth; $25 for students).
-- Monty Python's Spamalot, March 5. Tickets are $49-$53 ($28 for youth; $25 for students).

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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