Inside Update
May 23, 2013
News for Iowa State faculty and staff

Inside news

Five questions for the entrepreneur in residence

Serial CEO Kurt Heiar joined the ISU Research Foundation staff last fall as entrepreneur in residence. Learn a little about how he works with university researchers and his thoughts on succeeding.


Class of 2013 boosts scholarship fund with its gift

In a parting gift to the university, this year's graduating seniors will beef up a scholarship fund begun by last year's class.

Parking, road closures begin May 23 for Special Olympics

A fixture in Ames since 1984, the Special Olympics Iowa summer games returns to campus May 23-25. Expect street and parking lot closures -- primarily near the Lied Center and Iowa State Center parking lots, beginning Thursday morning.

Governor visits Veterinary Medicine facilities

Gov. Terry Branstad stops by the College of Veterinary Medicine to tour facilities and proclaim 2013 the Year of the Veterinarian.

More news
  • Register for summer professional development classes
  • Share your thoughts on health insurance coverage and preferences
  • Training on ISU youth-related policies and forms is May 30

  • University closed May 27 for national holiday

  • Summer design workshops offered for middle, high school students

See:  Announcements


Around campus

Robotics team is competing this week

Iowa State's student Team LunaCY is at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida this week to compete in NASA's annual Lunabotics Mining Competition.


More Extension and Outreach initiatives receive funding

Seven proposals have received one-time funding totaling approximately $1.4 million in the second year of the Vice President for Extension and Outreach's Strategic Initiatives program. Initiatives are large-scale projects that Extension and Outreach units or staff otherwise would not be able to accomplish.


Design professor leads team in autism research, outreach

Graphic design interim chair Deb Satterfield and a team of faculty and students are working to create educational, social inclusion and play experiences for children with cognitive disabilities, including autism.


University newsletters

College of Human Sciences

In this month's Human Sciences Matters: A recent grad will head to Indonesia on a Fulbright grant to teach English. A fledgling future teachers' group is now largest in the state. Students and faculty members will visit Henan Normal University in China this summer to advance an emerging partnership.

Open houses/receptions

This week

  • Farewell: Martha Tanner, office of the vice president for student affairs, May 23 (3:30-5 p.m., MU Pioneer Room)

  • Farewell: Kathryn Overberg, office of university counsel, May 24 (3-5 p.m., MU Campanile Room, program at 4 p.m.)

Next week

  • Retirement: Dr. Lawrence Evans, veterinary clinical sciences, May 30 (3-6 p.m., Cy's Lounge, ISU Alumni Center), send cards to 2540 Vet Med

  • Retirement: Jerry McGinnis, ISU Dining, May 31 (2-3 p.m., Food Stores, 0145 Friley)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Memorial Day ceremony begins at 9 a.m.

The university's annual Memorial Day ceremony, to remember employees, retirees and their spouses who have passed away since Memorial Day 2012, will be held Monday, May 27 (9 a.m., Reiman Ballroom, ISU Alumni Center).

Museums switch to summer hours

Summertime means a change in operating hours for the University Museums. All three will close over the extended Memorial Day weekend and on July 4.

  • Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday (closed July 4-Aug. 26)

  • Christian Petersen Art Museum, Morrill Hall: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Monday and Thursday only (closed Aug. 10-25)

  • Farm House Museum: noon-4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday only (closed Aug. 10-25)


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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