Inside Update
June 5, 2014
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Five questions for a Cyclone aide

It's the busiest month of the year for those red-shirted Cyclone aides, as they help shepherd nearly 6,000 orientation visitors around campus. Luckily, we nabbed one of them last month and got some insights on what the Cyclone aides are doing right about now.

Regents approve change in state funding formula

Meeting Wednesday in Ames, the state Board of Regents approved a new funding formula for the state's general university appropriation that will send more state dollars to Iowa State and the University of Northern Iowa, beginning in FY16.

Suski named admissions director

Katharine Johnson Suski, director of admissions at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, has been named ISU director of admissions. She starts at Iowa State on July 8.

Marston tenants are on the move

In anticipation of a $24 million renovation of the entire building, employees working in Marston Hall have begun relocating to various campus locations. Find out where you can find them for what is expected to be 18-20 months.

Football stadium improvements clear last hurdle

The state Board of Regents also approved the athletics department's budget and plans to replace the south end of the football stadium with a two-level "bowl" that will connect the east and west sides and add a net 4,200 seats.

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The following announcements were added this week:

  • Hold the date: President's annual address is Sept. 12

  • Sweeney Hall closure 
  • Council's June 10 open forum features budget update

  • Workspace sponsors June 7 art abandonment project

  • After Hours event at Reiman Gardens is June 6

  • Training session for youth programs staff is June 11

  • Sheldon-West intersection closes June 2 for three weeks

See: Announcements

Faculty professional development

Registration is open for August teaching seminar, orientation

Registration is open for these Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching events in August:

  • University Teaching Seminar, for all new faculty and teaching assistants, Aug. 19 (8 a.m.-4 p.m., Memorial Union)

  • New Faculty Orientation, for all new faculty -- tenured, tenure-eligible and non-tenure eligible -- hired since September 2013, Aug. 20 (7:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Scheman Building)

Additional information is online.

Provost office program

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity teleworkshop, "How to Speak to -- and Engage! -- Nonacademic Audiences," facilitator Fatimah Williams Castro, June 11 (3-4:30 p.m), register online with your ISU-sponsored center membership 

Seminars and conferences

The following conferences were added this week:

  • Third annual Iowa Swine Day, June 26 (9 a.m.-5:15 p.m., Scheman Building)


Mark Chidister, associate professor of integrated studio arts and interim senior policy adviser for the College of Design, to associate dean for academic programs, effective July 1

Around campus

EH&S celebrates National Safety Month

A team from Environmental Health and Safety is handing out prizes to individuals "caught in the act" of safety on campus as part of its celebration of National Safety Month.

Open houses/receptions

This week

  • 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 St., south of Ames)

  • 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

VISIONS project is focus of June 8 lecture

Photographer Jim Heemstra and VISIONS editor Carole Gieseke will talk about their two-year, cross-country project during a lecture at the Brunnier Art Museum on Sunday, June 8 (2-3 p.m., 295 Scheman). The pair traveled to all 50 states and the District of Columbia to capture the stories and images of ISU alumni. The portraits are featured in a Brunnier exhibit through Aug. 9. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Carillon concert series begins June 10

Carillonneurs from around the world will perform during the monthly concerts on central campus.

Cy is the focus of next week's ArtWalk

University Museums' June 11 ArtWalk will examine how the Cyclone nickname has influenced many pieces in the Art on Campus collection. Meet the ArtWalk guide at noon at the Memorial Union south entrance.

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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