Inside Update
Aug. 29, 2013
News for Iowa State faculty and staff

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President's annual address is set for Sept. 13

President Steven Leath will take a quick look back and share his priorities and goals for the year ahead during his annual address on Sept. 13 (8:15 a.m., MU Great Hall). The university community is invited; a live video stream also will be offered.


Parking project incorporates storm water management

A student-led landscape design will help improve the green space and manage runoff and erosion issues along Squaw Creek as part of a construction project that adds resident parking for the Frederiksen Court expansion.


A scorching start to the school year

An estimated 175 faculty and staff volunteers, armed with sun screen, fresh fruit and ice water, welcomed students to fall semester on Monday and Tuesday.


UBS textbook site offers Half, Amazon price comparisons

Bargain-hunting textbook buyers have it easy on University Book Store's online site. The site automatically provides textbook cost comparisons for UBS, and


Search is under way for next Ames Laboratory director

Oct. 9 is the preferred deadline for applications for the director's post at Ames Laboratory. The search committee is looking for both internal and external candidates.


A look back at summer 2013

Here's a look at some of the campus news you may have missed this summer.


Flu shot clinic will be held Oct. 7-18

Flu season is right around the corner, so mark your calendar for this fall's flu shot clinic.


More news

The following announcements were added this week:

  • Beat the heat: Dairy science club sells ice cream on Wednesdays

  • Reminder: Iowa State has an ethics hotline

  • Nominate an ISU woman for 2014 "impact" calendar

  • Policy reminders for students who will drive university vehicles

  • Biotechnology Council names new members

  • Alumni Center spaces may be rented for work or personal events

  • Energy use expected to peak in the heat; officials urge reduced electricity use

  • Research mentors sought for first-year Honors students

  • Sept. 9 is the sign-up deadline for employee leadership series

  • The Nutcracker Ballet auditions are Sept. 8

  • Cyclone Central indoor tailgates begin this Saturday

  • Two finalists named for OSPA director post; receptions planned

  • 2013 Fall Volunteer Fair is Sept. 11
See:  Announcements

Around campus

Enrollment, student demand fuels growth for online courses

Enrollment among ISU students taking a mix of on-campus and online courses increased by nearly 40 percent in fiscal year 2012, and enrollment in online-only classes jumped by more than 25 percent.

Employee vanpools have open seats

ISU employees currently commute to work in university-organized vanpools from the communities of Boone, Roland, Story City, Ankeny, Des Moines and West Des Moines. There's  a spot for you, too.

Opening events: 2013-14 academic year

Next week

  • College of Engineering convocation, Sept. 3 (3:10-4 p.m., auditorium, Howe Hall, reception follows in the atrium)


  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences convocation, Sept. 10 (4:10 p.m., Harl Commons, Curtiss Hall)

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences convocation and reception, Sept. 11 (4-6 p.m., Sun Room, Memorial Union)

  • President's Annual Address, President Steven Leath, Sept. 13 (8:15 a.m., Great Hall, Memorial Union, coffee and refreshments available at 8 a.m.)

  • College of Veterinary Medicine convocation, Oct. 2 (8-9 a.m., 1226 Vet Med)

  • University faculty and staff awards ceremony, Oct. 2 (3:30-4:30 p.m., Sun Room, Memorial Union, reception follows)

Open houses/receptions

This week

  • Reception: Jay N. Darling and Maynard Reece exhibition, Aug. 29 (5-7 p.m., Brunnier Art Museum)

  • Reception: LGBTA Alliance and Friends ice cream social, Aug. 29 (6-8 p.m., plaza north of Student Services Building, rain location: Howe Hall atrium)

Next week

  • Candidate reception: Valrey Kettner, North Dakota State University, candidate for director position in the Office of Sponsored Programs Administration, Sept. 3 (3:30-4:45 p.m., MU Gold Room)

  • Welcome reception, Raisbeck Endowed Dean David Spalding, College of Business, Sept. 4 (3-5 p.m., Bergstrom Commons, Gerdin), the university community is invited, hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served


  • Candidate reception: Madison Gray, Vanderbilt University, candidate for director position in the Office of Sponsored Programs Administration, Sept. 9 (3:30-4:45 p.m., 3150 Beardshear)


Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Cyclone Cinema fall series starts tonight

Cyclone Cinema, a program of the Student Union Board, will show 14 feature films this fall released in theaters since May. Movies are shown Thursday through Sunday nights (7 and 10 p.m. nightly) in 101 Carver; admission is free and the public is welcome.


Troxel Hall dedication is Friday

Iowa State's newest building, Troxel Hall, will be dedicated during a 3 p.m. ceremony on Friday, Aug. 30, with members of the Troxel family. All are invited to attend.


CyDay Friday kicks off a cardinal and gold weekend

Don't have tickets to the football season opener this weekend? Don't worry. There are plenty of weekend events (most of them are free) to show your Cyclone spirit, including the CyDay Friday giveaways on campus.

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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