Inside Update
April 3, 2014
News for Iowa State faculty and staff

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Regents, consultants encourage input on review

No preconceived notions going in and plenty of engagement from the campus community. Regents and consultants repeatedly made those points in Tuesday's public forum on the efficiency review of the state universities.


Exhibit features alumni in every state

The latest exhibit in the Brunnier Art Museum is very much a Cyclone family affair. Photo portraits of alumni from every state in the nation make up the "VISIONS Across America" exhibit. The opening reception is Friday, April 4 (5-8 p.m.).


You're invited: Distinguished Awards Celebration is April 11

The university's highest awards will be given to 10 individuals and one business at the Distinguished Awards Celebration on Friday, April 11. All are invited to attend.


Veishea events get underway this weekend

Noon-hour picnics, Broadway musical performances, student competitions and cherry pie sales: It must be Veishea time. Events begin this weekend.


More news


The following announcements were added this week:

  • Registration due April 11 for P&S conference

  • Reminder: Sheldon Avenue section to close on Monday

  • Next Osborn Club lecture is April 14

  • Book store reading features Derek Anderson

  • ISU Day at the Capitol is April 10

  • Ombuds office has new location in Physics Hall

  • Canned food drive next week benefits The SHOP

  • Fall learning community organized for student veterans

  • Veenker golf course opened March 28

See: Announcements

Faculty professional development

Provost office programs

Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training > Courses -- titles start with SVPP).

  • Panel discussion: "Strategies for Obtaining Tenure," senior colleagues share tips and recommendations, April 15 (2-3 p.m., MU Gold Room)

  • Teleworkshop: "Know Your Audience, Reach Your Readers: How to Market Your Book from Day One," facilitator Kate Wahl, Stanford University Press, (National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity), April 16 (5-6:30 p.m. CST), register online with an active center membership

Seminars and conferences

The following events were added this week:

Around campus

ISU researchers find women, minority students more prone to severe homesickness

Research by Linda Serra Hagedorn, associate dean of the College of Human Sciences and a professor in the School of Education, and graduate student Jie Sun identifies the kinds of students who are more likely to experience the level of distress that affects their academic performance. The research will be presented at the American Educational Research Association's annual meeting, April 3-7 in Philadelphia.


Why we think we're good at something when we're not

Associate professor of psychology Zlatan Krizan and a research partner looked at former studies to see how self-insight relates to different abilities. They found that misguided perceptions of ability can affect everything from career choice to relationships.


Screen time limits are beneficial for kids

A new study led by psychology professor Douglas Gentile found children get more sleep, do better in school, behave better and see other health benefits when parents limit content and the amount of time their children spend on the computer or in front of the TV.

Open forums

Animal science department chair finalist (1 of 3):

  • Andre-Denis Wright, University of Vermont, April 4 (10 a.m., 1204 Kildee)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Open houses/receptions

This week

  • Open house: Products of Public Space studio, April 3 (7-8 p.m., lower gallery, Morrill)

  • Opening reception: "VISIONS Across America" exhibit, April 4 (5-8 p.m., Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman, program at 6:30 p.m.)

Next week

  • Retirement: Dennis Romsey, purchasing department, April 11 (2-4 p.m., 1155 Administrative Services Building)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Take an unusual trip Into The Woods

The Stars Over Veishea production of Into the Woods opens its two-weekend run Friday at Fisher Theater. The Tony Award-winning musical puts a different spin on popular fairy tales, teaching life lessons along the way.


Student fashion show is Saturday night

The Fashion Show 2014, an annual all-student production featuring approximately 100 student designs, will be held Saturday, April 5 (7 p.m., Stephens Auditorium). Tickets are $22 ($16 for students) and available at the Stephens box office or via Ticketmaster.


A tale as old as time

Beauty and the Beast, Disney's award-winning Broadway musical, will stop in Ames on April 10 (6:30 p.m., Stephens). The stage production features the animated film's Academy Award-winning musical score. Tickets, $54-$58 ($28 for youth; $25 for students), are available at the Iowa State Center ticket office or through Ticketmaster. Ticketholders may participate in a family craft event 45 minutes prior to the show in the Celebrity Café (north ground floor lobby).


Softball season in full swing

The Cyclones have nine home games in April, including a three-game series with Big 12 Conference foe Texas over Veishea weekend and a Cy-Hawk Series showdown against Iowa April 21.

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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