May 22, 2014
News for Iowa State faculty and staff
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.
The following announcements were added this week:See: Announcements
Faculty professional development
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:
Board of Regents public hearingRecord your comments
on any item on the board's June 4-5 agenda, May 30 (noon-1 p.m., MU Oak Room)
These events will bring big groups to 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, 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)
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
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