Jan. 16, 2014
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Leath: New setup strengthens economic development services
The new Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations pulls together various economic development and company assistance programs, making it easier for external partners to connect to university expertise.
Nusser named VP for research
Statistics professor Sarah Nusser has been named vice president for research, effective Feb. 1.
Officials comment on research misconduct case
In a letter to the university community, the president, senior vice president and provost and interim vice president for research discuss a recent research misconduct case.
Leath joins White House meeting on college access
President Leath meets with President Obama and others today in an effort to find ways to increase college opportunities for disadvantaged students.
Next council president TBD
A runoff election will be held at the Professional and Scientific Council's February meeting to determine its next president-elect.
Monday is university holiday
University offices are closed and classes will not meet on Monday, Jan. 20, to observe the Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday.
The following announcements were added this week:
Regents' president will speak at Jan. 21 Faculty Senate meeting
Still time to get your Madrigal Dinner tickets
Jan. 30 public hearing on campus precedes regents' meeting
Mobile lunch locations are still open
MU poster sale is Jan. 20-24
Bioeconomy graduate fellowships offered for fall 2014
ISU Plan final benefits statements available online
United Way contributions set record
ISU's Spring Study Abroad Fair is Jan. 23
Proposed expansion at Iowa State Center is topic of Jan. 16 public meetings
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training > Courses). Events held in 2030 Morrill unless noted.
Faculty/staff learning community: Service-Learning, meets on four Tuesdays: Jan. 21, Feb. 18, March 11, April 15 (12:10-1 p.m.)
Fulbright Lunch and Learn: Environmental Research, Cultural Experiences and Adventures in India, Ann Russell, ISU natural resources ecology and management, Jan. 22 (12:10-1 p.m., MU Gold Room)
Seminar: Putting the Results from the Student Evaluation of Teaching into Practice, Jan. 23 (12:10-1 p.m.)
Teaching & Learning Circle: Engaging Students through Writing and Active Learning, meets on four Tuesdays: Jan. 28, Feb. 11, 25 and March 11 (12:10-1 p.m.)
Award-winning Faculty Series: Engaging Students Through Innovative Course Design, Joseph Zambreno, ISU electrical and computer engineering, Jan. 29 (1:10-2 p.m.)
Workshop: Capture a Lecture and/or "Flip" a Class with Panopto, Jan. 29 (3:10-4:30 p.m., 1230 Communications)
Teaching & Learning Circle: The Research-Based Flipped Classroom: Team-Based Learning, meets on four Thursdays: Jan. 30, Feb. 6, 13 and 20 (1:10-2:30 p.m.)
Teaching & Learning Circle: Critical Thinking in Your Classroom, meets on five Fridays: Jan. 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28 (12:10-1:30 p.m.)
Branstad budget includes operating increase, biosciences building
The state Board of Regents (PDF) and President Steven Leath on Tuesday expressed gratitude for Gov. Terry Branstad's FY15 budget recommendations, which include a 4 percent increase to the three public universities' operating budgets -- about $6.9 million for Iowa State -- and $2 million in planning funds for a biosciences facility at Iowa State.
Reminder: Iowa State has an ethics hotline
Iowa State contracts with a third-party hotline vendor, EthicsPoint, to allow anonymous reporting of activities that may involve criminal, noncompliant or unsafe behavior impacting ISU. You may submit a report online or by calling (toll-free) 866-384-4277.
Steve Nissen's art serves as his voice
A debilitating stroke In 2008 robbed him of his ability to speak, but former animal science professor Steve Nissen learned to express himself through art
. An exhibition of his work opens Jan. 24 at the College of Design's gallery on Main Street in downtown Ames.
Retirement: Lester Schmerr, ISU aerospace engineering, Jan. 21 (4:30-6 p.m., 3rd floor, ISU Alumni Center)
Opening reception: "Aphasia: Paintings by Dr. Steven Nissen," Jan. 24 (5-7 p.m., Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St.)
Reception: Dedication of Topel and Cheng art collection to University Museums, Jan. 30 (5-7 p.m., upper rotunda and periodical room, Parks Library, program at 5:45 p.m.)
Retirement: Vern Hawkins, ISU enrollment services, Jan. 31 (2-4 p.m., MU Sun Room, program at 2:30 p.m.)
Farewell: Lisa (Jones) Smith, IT Services, Jan. 31 (2:30-4 p.m., 1155 Administrative Services Building)
Arts and events
Spring semester launch of Cyclone Cinema is tonight
Cyclone Cinema, the campus weekend movie series featuring recently released popular titles, begins its spring run this week with eight showings of Rush (7 and 10 p.m., Thursday through Sunday) in the Carver Hall auditorium. Admission is free; the public is welcome.
Comedian/actor Nick Swardson brings laughs to MU Jan. 23
Comedian and actor Nick Swardson, who most recently appeared in Blades of Glory, 30 Minutes or Less and Grown Ups 2, will bring his stand-up comedy routine to the Memorial Union's Great Hall on Jan. 23 for an 8 p.m. performance. Tickets are $20 ($12 for ISU students) and available through MidwesTIX or at the MU's ticket office, 4-8349. The box office is open weekdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Save the dates: A spring lectures preview
Mark your calendar for a variety of informative and entertaining lectures
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