May 15, 2014
News for Iowa State faculty and staff
Teams cite progress on presidential research initiative
Seven research teams that received funds through a presidential initiative gave one-year progress reports at a recent campus forum.
Iowa State's first MOOC will focus on Iowa Caucuses
University Professor of political science Steffen Schmidt will teach Iowa State's first MOOC (massive open online course) in the fall of 2015. It will focus on the history, process and impact of the Iowa Caucuses (January 2016).
Alumna Megan Landolt returned to Iowa State April 21 as assistant for communications to President Steven Leath.
Council hears about 'wellbeing' initiative
Stephanie Downs, ISU's first wellness coordinator, gave Professional and Scientific Council members an overview of her campus "discovery tour" and vision for a university wellbeing initiative.
Summer school begins Monday
The first session of summer school begins Monday, May 19, and runs through Friday, July 11. The second summer session begins Monday, June 16, and concludes Friday, Aug. 8.
The following announcements were added this week:
You're invited: May 23 community picnic
May 30 hearing on campus precedes next regents' meeting
Registration is open for Lauren Christian memorial golf event
Deadline extended for research services survey
Two ISU leadership development series will start in September
Faculty professional development
Provost office program
National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity Teleworkshop: "Every Summer Needs a Plan," with facilitator Kerry Ann Rockquemore, May 28 (2-3:30 p.m.), register online with your ISU-sponsored center membership
Seminars and conferences
The following conferences were added this week:
Around campus Alumni, by the numbers
Find out where Iowa State alumni live in large numbers -- and where the Class of '64 is gathering on campus today and tomorrow for Alumni Days.
Parking lots will close for Special Olympics
Some roads and campus parking lots will be closed
during the Special Olympics Iowa Summer Games, May 22-24. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the annual event on the Iowa State campus.
Summer guests on campus
These groups will hold a significant event on campus in the coming weeks:
Jan Ahrens, USDOE Ames Laboratory, May 28 (2-3 p.m., G40 TASF)
Maury Hope, IT Services, May 30 (3-4:30 p.m., first floor atrium, Beardshear Hall)
Arts and events
Outdoors at the movies
The athletics department's second annual Movie Night at Jack Trice Stadium
is Saturday, May 17 (7 p.m., north, east and south gates open at 6 p.m.). The film is the animated hit Frozen
. Admission is free and the public is welcome; seating is in the east bleachers or on the field (bring blankets only). Concessions will be available. If it rains, the event moves indoors to Hilton.
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