Inside Update
May 29, 2014
News for Iowa State faculty and staff

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Freshman orientation runs June 3-July 2

An estimated 5,800 would-be freshmen will visit campus next month to prepare for their first fall at Iowa State. Your help is requested in high-demand parking lots on the east side of campus.


Wireless network is getting a powerful boost

A $4 million upgrade to the campus wireless network is under way this summer. The project will add thousands of wireless access points to academic and student spaces in campus buildings.


McLaughlin steps down to lead promising Reiman Gardens venture

Reiman Gardens' LEGO brick exhibits are appearing in gardens throughout the country. Gardens director Teresa McLaughlin will step down from her post to oversee the Nature Connects exhibits that are bringing Reiman Gardens attention and revenue.


Proposed budget includes new tuition and state revenues

The largest piece of $48.8 million in new revenue in Iowa State's proposed FY15 budget is $37 million more in tuition. Another key piece is nearly $9 million more in state operating appropriations.


More news


The following announcements were added this week:

  • State Avenue section is closed for two weeks

  • Workspace offers June book club

  • Hispanic and Latino/a affinity group seeks representatives
See: Announcements

Faculty professional development

Provost office program

Around campus

ISU analysis: Many Iowa communities are shrinking

In her analysis of the latest census data, assistant scientist Liesl Eathington found declining populations in more than 60 percent of Iowa cities.


State Board of Regents meets in Ames next week

A performance-based proposal for allocating state funds to the three regent universities and a $46 million plan to replace the south end of the football stadium are on the agenda when the state Board of Regents meets on campus June 4-5.


Restoration of Stephens curtain is complete

Enjoy before and after images of the stage curtain in Stephens Auditorium. University Museums has completed a nine-month cleaning and restoration of the woven screen.

Faculty mentors honored
Earlier this month, the university honored 16 faculty members for serving as exemplary mentors this year to their junior colleagues.

Open forum

Board of Regents public hearing

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

Details about this event are on the university calendar.

Open houses/receptions

This week

  • Retirement: Maury Hope, IT Services, May 30 (3-4:30 p.m., first floor atrium, Beardshear Hall, short program at 4 p.m.)

Next week

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

  • Retirement: David German, IT Services, June 5 (no event planned)

  • Open house: ISU dairy farm, June 6 (6-11 a.m., ISU dairy farm, 52470 260th Street, Ames)

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

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Summer guests on campus

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

  • Odyssey of the Mind: World Finals, May 28-31

  • New Student Programs: Freshman and transfer student orientation, June 2-July 3

Arts and events

An inside look at central campus art

On most Sundays in June (2 p.m.), University Museums director Lynette Pohlman will provide an inside look at current central campus exhibitions. Each "Dialogue with the Director" tour will include stops at the Christian Petersen museum (Morrill Hall), Anderson Sculpture Garden (near Morrill) and Farm House Museum. They are free and the public is invited. Below are the dates and starting locations:

  • June 1: Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill

  • June 15: Anderson Sculpture Garden, central campus

  • June 22: Farm House Museum, central campus

  • June 29: Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill

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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