Inside Update
April 10, 2014
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Veishea suspended; task force will study its future

Following a Tuesday night incident in Campustown, President Steven Leath on Wednesday suspended all Veishea 2014 events. He will appoint a task force next week to help decide the tradition's future.


Outlook mail accounts headed for the cloud

The transition of faculty and staff email accounts to Microsoft's cloud-based service Office 365 promises to be easy.


Leath addresses Faculty Senate

Fundraising, enrollment and the efficiency study were among the topics President Steven Leath addressed with the Faculty Senate on April 8.


New council post approved

A vice president for equality and inclusion will be added to the Professional and Scientific Council's executive committee. The creation of the new post was approved at the council's April 3 meeting; officer elections are next month.

More news


The following announcements were added this week:

  • Faculty: Reserve library materials for summer and fall terms now

  • 25th Staniforth Memorial Lecture is April 15

  • Faculty conference RSVPs due April 11

  • Reminder: P&S conference registration due April 11

  • Memorial reception for Lucy Crom is May 17

  • Employee wellness: "Mindful Eating and Gentle Yoga"

  • ISU joins Kuali group developing student info systems

  • Open house for all employed students is April 16

  • April 18 hearing on campus precedes regents' meeting

  • April 15 is "Purple Up" day

See: Announcements


Faculty professional development

Provost office programs

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


Around campus

Internal search announced for two associate VPs for research

Vice president for research Sarah Nusser has announced that her office will fill two vacancies for associate vice president for research. One of the positions, created by the upcoming retirement of associate VP Charlotte Bronson, will focus on responsible research and compliance. The other position will focus on internal and external research development. Applicants must be tenured Iowa State faculty members with a terminal degree, significant administrative experience and demonstrated scholarly achievement. The application deadline to ensure consideration is May 4. The vacancies (ID# 140268) will be posted soon on ISU's employment opportunities website.

Undergraduate research showcase is April 15

An estimated 150 undergraduate students will give research presentations and exhibit artwork on topics ranging from asteroid deflection to zebrafish at the 8th annual Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression on April 15 (9 a.m.-5 p.m., Memorial Union).

Open houses/receptions

This week

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

  • Reception: Multimedia exhibition of 31 seniors in integrated studio arts, April 11 (5-6:30 p.m., Gallery 181, College of Design)


  • Retirement: Donna Oliver, Child Development Lab School, April 25 (1:30-3 p.m., 0331 Palmer)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Star-gazing opportunity

Learn about space at the ISU Planetarium shows on April 11 on the lower level of Physics Hall. The first show, which starts at 6:30 p.m., will last 20 minutes and is geared toward kids. Shows at 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. are suitable for all ages. Free tickets are available at the door beginning at 6:15 p.m. Seating is limited.


Spring football

The Cyclone football team will hold its spring intrasquad game on Saturday, April 12 (2 p.m., Jack Trice Stadium). Admission is free; fans are asked to use Gate 1 (northeast) and sit on the east side of the stadium.


Let the (Victorian) games begin

Join University Museums staff on April 13 (2-3 p.m., Farm House Museum) for an afternoon of Victorian-era parlor games. Learn how families entertained themselves without television, video games and the Internet. Admission is free.

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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