Inside Update
May 30, 2013
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Orientation sessions added to accommodate big numbers

Approximately 5,800 would-be freshmen will visit campus in the next month for a two-day orientation experience.

Lunch ... on the go

A new food option pulls into campus on weekdays and parks at the intersection of Stange Road and Osborn Drive during the lunch rush. The mobile food truck is a pilot project, intended to alleviate increased demand at campus facilities.

Solar-powered recycling units join trash compactors

Five new solar-powered recycling units on campus will recycle pretty much anything you can throw at them -- from colored paper to glass, plastic or metal beverage bottles.

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Global health, development grants to ISU

Researchers have received two $100,000 Gates Foundation grants to explore ideas to improve global health and development. One research team will study a drug delivery platform that could improve the lives of millions suffering from parasitic diseases. The other team will explore the effectiveness of an ISU student-developed seed cleaner for Ugandan soybean farmers.

Jack Trice Stadium has the best playing field

The natural green grass of Jack Trice Stadium was named the 2012 College Football Field of the Year by the SportsTurf Managers Association.

Open houses/receptions

This week

  • Retirement: Dr. Lawrence Evans, ISU 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)

Next week

  • Open house: Dairy Month Celebration, June 7 (6-11 a.m., ISU Dairy Farm, 52470 260th St.)

  • Farewell: Dick Dorsch, ISU Center for Survey Statistics and Methodology, June 7 (1-3 p.m., 2101 Snedecor)

  • Farewell: Mike Kessler, ISU materials science and engineering, June 7 (2-3:30 p.m., 2220 Hoover)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

After Hours garden event is May 31

Reiman Gardens will hold its quarterly "After Hours" event Friday, May 31 (6:30-8:30, near Joey and Jesse's Herb Garden). Each event showcases a plant (Iowa herbs this time). Olde Main Brewing Co. will sell herb-infused sangria, domestic beers, wine and a few food items. A chef will demonstrate recipes that highlight herbs. Live music will be provided by Des Moines vocalist and guitarist James Biehn. Advance tickets are $15 ($12 for members), admission at the door is $20.

Gallery Walk features exclusive look at Petersen art

Visitors will learn more about Christian Petersen and his works of art during University Museum's June 2 Gallery Walk (2 p.m., 1017 Morrill). The free event includes tours of the Christian Petersen Art Museum and Anderson Sculpture Garden, and a rare look at some Petersen pieces that will be exhibited Sunday only.

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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