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June 20, 2013
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IT Services staff is working through kinks in phone installation

Several recurring issues have been identified campuswide; solutions are available.


More tips on the new phone

Find out how to view your call list, change ring tones and do a conference call on your new phone.


Heads up! Road construction season has arrived

Three campus projects may change how you get to, around Iowa State next month.

More news

The following announcements were added this week:

  • June 20 wellness talk: Shopping for summer fruits and vegetables

  • Training session for youth programs staff is June 26

  • Volunteer slots available for university's State Fair exhibit

  • CELT seeks applicants for PT associate director post

  • Hosts sought for English teachers from Japan in August

  • New online toolkit guides design process for promotional items

See:  Announcements

Seminars and conferences

The following conference was added this week:

Iowa Swine Day, June 27 (9 a.m.-5:15 p.m., Scheman Building)

  • Tammy Polaski, associate director in the office of sponsored programs administration, to interim director, effective Aug. 1

  • Gianfranco Ciardo, University of California, Riverside, to computer science department chair, effective Jan. 1, 2014. Johnny Wong, ISU computer science, will serve as interim chair from July 1 to Dec. 31.

Around campus

Iowa State twirler headed to international competition in August

Karen Whitman, featured twirler for the Cyclone Varsity Marching Band and a senior in event management, will compete as a member of Team USA at the World Baton Twirling Federation's International Cup, Aug. 7-11 in the Netherlands.


Regents' transparency task force wraps up its work

Recommendations for improved transparency (PDF) at Iowa's regent schools and the board office will be considered by board members at their August meeting. The recommendations (PDF) include a transparency officer at each school and expanded opportunities for public comment prior to each board meeting.


Does investing in employee wellness improve productivity?

A team of Iowa State researchers is conducting a pilot program with three Iowa manufacturers to see whether investing in an employee wellness program ultimately can cut costs and improve productivity.


Open houses/receptions

Next week

  • 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, office of the vice president for student affairs, June 28 (3-5 p.m., Beardshear atrium)

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


  • Retirement: Marcia Jaspering, office of the registrar, retiring July 5 (private reception planned)

  • Farewell: Rochelle Athey, office of sponsored programs administration, July 9 (2-4 p.m., 3150 Beardshear)

  • Farewell: Srinivas and Maneesha Aluru, electrical and computer engineering, July 11 (2-4 p.m., MU Pioneer Room)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Upcoming events at Reiman Gardens

The following events are scheduled at Reiman Gardens in the next week:

June 22, Discovery station: "Recycled Paper Roses," 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (free with admission)

June 24, Great Plants for Iowa series: "Houseplants," 6-8:30 p.m. ($16 members, $20 public)

June 25, Kids Story Time, 10 a.m. (free with admission)


Artist lecture is June 27

Artist and printmaker Amy Worthen, Des Moines, will present a talk on "Rediscovering the Hidden Aspects" on Thursday, June 27 (noon, Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman). Worthen creates detailed architectural engravings. She will discuss her series, "Real and Imagined Aspects of the State Capitol (1976-77)," on exhibit at the Brunnier Art Museum through July 3.

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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