Inside Update
June 13, 2013
News for Iowa State faculty and staff

Inside news

Dial in to your new phone's potential

The new phone that is (or soon will be) on your desk has a lot of potential. In a series starting this week, information technology services staff will help you get started on your phone and take advantage of its features.

Share your comments about diversity in short survey

By taking a short, automated telephone survey, faculty and staff can contribute to a comprehensive diversity study under way at Iowa State. Participation in the survey is voluntary and confidential.

Algae bloom reflects improving health of Lake LaVerne

Facilities planning and management switched to more environmentally friendly lake management methods that control, rather than kill, the aquatic plant.

More news

The following announcements were added this week:

  • HRS adds employee leadership opportunities

  • FY14 budget is focus of Thursday forum

  • News Service offers media spokesperson training

  • CIRAS celebrates 50 years

  • College Creek annual cleanup is June 29

  • Registration is open for July dance workshop

See:  Announcements

  • Arun Somani, ISU electrical and computer engineering, to associate dean for research in the College of Engineering, effective July 1

Around campus

Ames Lab scientists discover new family of quasicrystals

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have discovered a new family of rare-earth quasicrystals using an algorithm they developed to help pinpoint them.

Open houses/receptions

This week

  • Farewell: Chris Fowler, Margaret Sloss Women's Center, June 13 (3:30-5 p.m., MU Campanile Room, program at 4 p.m.)


  • Retirement: Dr. Susan O'Brien, veterinary clinical sciences, June 24 (2-4 p.m., 1521 Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center)

  • Farewell: Kerri Stover, enrollment services, June 26 (2-3:30 p.m., 307 Enrollment Services Center)

  • Retirement: Pat (Wagaman) Wiederholt, supply chain and information systems, June 27 (2:30-4 p.m., Bergstrom Commons, Gerdin)

  • Retirement: Kathy Jones, student affairs office, June 28 (3-5 p.m., Beardshear atrium)

  • Retirement: William Edwards, economics, June 28 (private reception planned)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Rose Fest is June 15

Reiman Gardens will play host to the annual Rose Fest on Saturday, June 15, showcasing its collection of Griffith Buck hardy roses and other varieties. Events include live music (11 a.m.-1 p.m.), a Q&A booth with local Master Gardeners (10 a.m.-2 p.m.), a youth activity station (11 a.m.-1 p.m.), rose garden tours (11:15 a.m. and 1 p.m.) and the Iowa Rose Society show (1-4 p.m.). Gardens admission is free for members and ISU students and $8 for the public ($7 seniors, $4 youth). Preregistration is open for a Master Gardener workshop with Veronica Fowler, editor of Iowa Gardening. The lecture (10-11 a.m.) is $8 for members and $10 for the public.

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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