Inside Update
Oct. 24, 2013
News for Iowa State faculty and staff

Inside news

New positions approved in high-impact hires initiative

Twenty-nine new faculty positions have been approved in the first year of funding for a presidential initiative to hire faculty in targeted areas.


Distributing state funds among the three regent universities

The task of reviewing how state General University appropriations are shared among the three regent universities -- and recommending possible alternatives -- is under way for a five-member task force. The group hopes to complete its work by June.


ISU Plan open change period begins Nov. 1

ISU Plan participants may review and change their benefits Nov. 1-22. Find out what's new for 2014.


Attention supervisors: Changes ahead for temporary employees

Starting Nov. 1, the hiring process for certain temporary employee positions at Iowa State is changing. Find out how you may be impacted.


Bacon event draws a devoted crowd

More than 1,000 people braved a chilly afternoon to satisfy their curiosity about all things bacon at Iowa State's first student-organized Bacon Expo on Oct. 19.


More news

The following announcements were added this week:

  • Snow blower service days are Nov. 1-2

  • Tickets on sale for The Nutcracker Ballet

  • Nominations sought for Advancing One Community Awards

  • Trick-or-treat with the Greeks Oct. 29

  • Symbi program seeks applicants for fellowship

  • Meat science club is selling hams for the holidays
See:  Announcements


CELT programs

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  • Class Climate Users Group, Oct. 29 (8-9 a.m., 1230 Communications)

  • Award-Winning Faculty Series, Helping Students Retain Material, Jason Chan, ISU psychology, Nov. 4 (12:10-1 p.m., 2030 Morrill)

  • Fulbright Lunch and Learn Seminar, Journalism, Social Media and the Flowering of Democracy, Steve Coon, ISU Greenlee School (Nov. 6, 12:10-1 p.m., MU Cardinal Room)

  • Blackboard Learn Users Group, Nov. 8 (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 1230 Communications)


  • Chris Tuggle, University Professor of animal science, to co-coordinator of the U.S. Swine Genome Coordination Program (with Cathy Ernst, Michigan State University)

Around campus

Soup's on for weight control

An ISU researcher found that soup consumption may lower body-mass index and waist circumference and reduce the risk of being overweight.

Top 10 undergrad majors

See which ISU programs enroll the most undergraduate students.

Tracking supply

A group of ISU students will travel to China for a behind-the-scenes look at supply chain logistics for products found on Target store shelves in the U.S.

Open houses/receptions

This week

  • Reception: "Illuminating Perception" exhibit, Oct. 24 (7-8 p.m., Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill)

Next week

  • Open house: Symbi GK-12 program, Oct. 28 (4-6 p.m., 1124 Biorenewables Lab)

  • Farewell reception: Charles Sauer, ISU ecology, evolution and organismal biology, Oct. 29 (4-6 p.m., Ensminger Room, Kildee)

  • Reception: Welcome back for student veterans, Oct. 29 (4-6 p.m., MU Campanile Room)

  • Reception: "Studies in Creativity" student juried exhibit, Oct. 29 (6-8 p.m., MU Gallery Room)


  • Retirement: Barb Kalsem, ISU agricultural and biosystems engineering, Nov. 7 (3-5 p.m., MU Gallery Room)

  • Open house and pep rally: Homecoming, Nov. 8 (5-9 p.m., Alumni Center)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Sack Hunger at Saturday's football game

Fans are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items or cash donations to the Iowa State football game on Saturday, Oct. 26, as part of the Sack Hunger program. Donations will be accepted at Hy-Vee semitrailers parked outside the north and south ends of Jack Trice Stadium and at the Ames Hy-Vee stores. Food items and proceeds will be used by the Iowa Food Bank Association, which serves all 99 counties in Iowa.


Four choirs join voices in Collage of Choirs

The music department will present its "Collage of Choirs" on Oct. 27 (4 p.m., Stephens Auditorium). Student musicians from Lyrica, Cantamus, the Iowa Statemen and the Iowa State Singers will perform a variety of choral arrangements. Admission is $10 ($5 for students).


Enjoy dinner and a show at Stephens Oct. 24

Follow a story of fame and forbidden love in the 1950s when the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Memphis takes the stage at Stephens Auditorium Oct. 24 (7:30 p.m.). Guests also can purchase a preshow barbecue dinner (5:30-7 p.m.) in Stephens' Celebrity Café, catered by Hickory Park.


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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