Inside Update
June 12, 2014
News for Iowa State faculty and staff

Inside news

Regents issue phase 1 report in efficiency study

The state Board of Regents shared a summary of results and recommendations from phase 1 of a consultant's efficiency review of the three public universities. A June 24 open forum is planned to allow public input and questions about the report.


Science, with practice

ISU's Office of Biotechnology offers summer workshops that give middle and high school teachers hands-on experience with learning activities in their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculums.


Move-in begins at Elings, Sukup halls

The first members of the agricultural and biosystems engineering department have moved into their new offices in Elings Hall. The research and teaching laboratories in the companion Sukup Hall also are being readied for fall semester use. 


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The following announcements were added this week:

  • Jerrod Niemann concert tickets go on sale Friday
  • Problem solvers' world conference is June 12-15 at ISU
  • Chemistry Stores will be closed June 17-19
  • Registrar staff vacates Beardshear office 

See: Announcements 


Faculty professional development
Provost office program 
  • National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity teleworkshop: Moving from Resistance to Writing, center president and CEO Kerry Ann Rockquemore, facilitator, June 18 (2-3:30 p.m.), register online with your ISU-sponsored center membership 

Seminars and conferences

The following events were added this week:

  • ISU Nanovaccine Initiative webinar, "Nanovaccines, Nanocarriers and Ultra-Sensitive Diagnostic Systems for Human Health Management," Ashok Ganguli, Institute of Nanoscience and Technology, Mohali, Punjab, India, June 18 (2-3 p.m., attend in person 0020 Howe), reception at 1:30 p.m., no registration needed


  • Bernard Canniffe, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, Fla., to chair of the graphic design department, effective July 15

Around campus

Researchers study cellular bonds

Researchers from ISU and the USDOE's Ames Laboratory researchers are part of a team that discovered more about the cell-to-cell bonds that are important to heart health and cancer treatments.

Ames Lab breaks ground on new facility

A ceremony was held last week to break ground on a Sensitive Instrument Facility at the Applied Science Complex. The facility is part of the USDOE's Ames Laboratory, and is designed to protectively house fine-tuned scientific equipment.

Open houses/receptions


  • Retirement: Pete Boysen, IT Services, June 27 (2-4 p.m., 206 Durham)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Summer guests on campus

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

  • New Student Programs: Freshman and transfer student orientation, through July 3
  • Future Problem Solving Program: International conference, June 12-15

Arts and events

Roses in June

Reiman Gardens' annual Rose Fest is Saturday, June 14 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.). The event includes rose displays by Iowa Rose Society members, Q&A booth staffed by Story County Master Gardeners, youth activities and a presentation on rose hybridization by society member Gary Osborn. Festival visitors pay regular gardens admission (adults $8; youth $4; seniors $7; members, ISU students and children 3 years and younger, free).

Sculpture garden talk is June 15

The latest exhibit in the Anderson Sculpture Garden will be featured in University Museum's June 15 "Dialogue with the Director" series (2-3 p.m., Anderson Sculpture Garden). A tour of the Christian Petersen Art Museum and Farm House Museum will follow the talk.

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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