Inside Update
May 22, 2014
News for Iowa State faculty and staff

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Nine faculty honored with special promotions

Three faculty members each have been named Distinguished, University or Morrill professor for the 2014-15 year.


Funding task force report is posted in advance of regents' June meeting

A task force report that recommends tying state funding for the public universities to resident enrollment and specific outcomes has been posted on the state Board of Regents website. Task force chairman David Miles will present the report and its six recommendations to the board at its June 4 meeting on the Iowa State campus.


Odyssey finals return to campus

More than 15,000 visitors from around the world will visit campus next week for Odyssey of the Mind's world finals competition.


New tools for turning lost into found

The lost-and-found website has been revamped, just in time for summer visitors and conferences.


East vanpool is gaining momentum

A new employee vanpool could start in Marshalltown or State Center and include stops in Colo and Nevada. Find out more at a May 28 lunch-and-learn.


More news


The following announcements were added this week:

  • University museums are closed May 24-26

  • Art critique is May 28 at the MU
See: Announcements

Faculty professional development

CELT programs

Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > HRS Training > Courses).
  • "Creating an Inclusive Classroom," Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning, May 22 (noon-1 p.m., 2030 Morrill)

  • Class Climate Users Group, May 27 (8-9 a.m., 1230 Communications)

Seminars and conferences

The following events were added this week:

Open forums

Board of Regents public hearing

Record your comments on any item on the board's June 4-5 agenda, May 30 (noon-1 p.m., MU Oak Room)

Summer guests on campus

These events will bring big groups to campus in the coming weeks:

Open houses/receptions

Next week

  • 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, short program at 4 p.m.)


  • Retirement: Jackie Askland, registrar's office, June 2 (private reception is planned)

  • Retirement: Lynette Sherer, IT Services, June 6 (1:30-3 p.m., 206 Durham)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Memorial Day ceremony is May 26

ISU employees, retirees and spouses who have died during the past year will be remembered at the university's annual Memorial Day ceremony.

Harvest of the future

Reiman Gardens' "Bio-Dome" conservatory exhibit features an aquaponics farming system.

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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