Inside Update
April 18, 2013
News for Iowa State faculty and staff

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Veishea weekend schedule contains fun for everyone

Free evening entertainment at the MU, a Saturday morning parade, an oversized Veishea village by departments and student organizations, a second weekend of Fiddler on the Roof and lots of student-produced food specialties are part of Veishea 2013. Read more in our weekend preview.


VISIONS Across America

Alumni Association communications officer Carole Gieseke takes five questions about VISIONS magazine's grand cross-country effort to interview and photograph Iowa State alumni in every state.


Congratulations, emerging leaders class

Twenty-five faculty and professional and scientific staff were named to the 2013-14 class in Iowa State's Emerging Leaders Academy. The group will begin its studies in August.


More news

The following announcements were added this week:

  • SCAVMA Scamper on April 21 is for the dogs ... really
  • Emails with Boston Marathon explosion in subject line are spam

  • Kinesiology students offer free blood pressure screenings April 22, 24, 26

  • Expert panel to discuss longevity and living well April 24

  • West sidewalk closure begins April 22

  • Hort club's spring plant sale is April 19-20

  • Retired scientists, engineers sought for K-12 STEM learning program

See:  Announcements


CELT programs

Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training > Courses).

  • Scholarship of Learning and Teaching Panel Presentation, April 22 (3:10-4 p.m., 2030 Morrill)

  • Blackboard Learn: What's New in Blackboard Learn? (SP11), April 23 (12:10-1 p.m., 1230 Communications)

 See: Descriptions and times


Seminars and conferences

The following conference was added this week:

  • EPSCoR Energy Policy Seminar: "Cellulosic Ethanol: Are We Finished with Forty Years of Being Five Years Away from Commercialization?" Kathy Halvorsen, Michigan Technological University, April 25 (3:40-5 p.m., 0013 Curtiss)


Around campus

U.S.-China Commission sets April 25 hearing at ISU

On April 25 (8 a.m-4:30 p.m., Curtiss auditorium), the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission will hold a public hearing on China's agriculture policy and U.S. access to China's market. The commission chose to hold this year's hearing at Iowa State based on the university's strengths in agriculture, economics and relationships with China and East Asia.

Iowa State helps businesses improve health, wellness of employees

The College of Human Sciences is working on multiple fronts to improve the health and wellness of workers throughout the state, which in turn increases productivity and improves companies' bottom lines.

Animal genomics center falls to leaner budgets

After 11 years of building Iowa State's research capacity in the field of genomics, the Center for Integrated Animal Genomics is ending its activities this spring. Two of the center's key funders eliminated their support in 2011.

Open houses/receptions

  This week
  • Reception: Christian Petersen "History of Dairying" mural restoration, April 19 (4-6 p.m., interior courtyard, Food Sciences Building)

  • Reception: BFA Juried Senior Student Exhibition, April 19 (5-6:30 p.m., program at 5:30 p.m., Gallery 181, College of Design)

  • Veishea open house: Alumni Center, April 20 (1-5 p.m., ISU Alumni Center)

  • Veishea open house: University Museums, April 20 (conclusion of parade to 3 p.m., Farm House Museum and Christian Petersen Art Museum, Morrill Hall)

Next week

  • Awards reception: 4th annual Biorenewables Art Competition (juried student art), April 22 (3-5 p.m., Biorenewables Research Laboratory lobby)

  • Retirements: Cornelia and Jan Flora, sociology, April 24 (2-4 p.m., MU Campanile Room)

  • Retirement: Tom Beell, Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, April 26 (2-4 p.m., program at 2:15 p.m., 172 Hamilton)

  • Open house: College of Engineering Wind Energy Initiative, April 26 (3-5 p.m., Town Engineering), RSVPs due April 12


  • Artist reception: Larry Nowlan, sculptor of Bill Bergan bronze sculpture at Cyclone Sports Complex, April 28 (2 p.m., Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman), lecture precedes the reception

  • Retirement: Ralph Oliver, Central Stores, April 29 (1:30-3:30 p.m., 142 General Services Building)

  • Retirement: Marsha Springer, Enrollment Services, May 1 (2-4 p.m., 307 Enrollment Services Center)

  • Retirement: Warren Blumenfeld, School of Education, May 6 (3:30-5 p.m., program at 4 p.m., MU Gallery)

  • Retirement: Nancy Evans, School of Education, May 7 (3-5 p.m., program at 3:30 p.m., MU Campanile Room)

  • Retirement: Madeleine Henry, world languages and cultures, May 8 (4-5:30 p.m., MU Gold Room)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Distinguished Awards ceremony is Friday afternoon

The university's highest awards will be presented to alumni and friends during a ceremony Friday, April 19 (1:30 p.m., MU Sun Room). A reception in the South Ballroom follows the ceremony.

Cardinal and gold football preview is Saturday

The Iowa State football team will give fans a sneak peek at this fall's team during the annual Cyclone Gridiron Club spring game Saturday, April 20 (2 p.m., Jack Trice Stadium). Parking and admission is free of charge; posters, schedule cards, season tickets and Cyclone gear will be available.

ISU jazz ensembles perform April 23

ISU Jazz Ensembles I and II will perform with guest artist Arthur Lipner on April 23 (7:30 p.m., Tye Recital Hall, Music). Lipner is one of today's leading vibes and marimba performers. Cost is $5 ($2 for students). Tickets are available at the door.

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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