Inside Update
June 18, 2014
News for Iowa State faculty and staff

Inside news

Second forum on TIER review is June 24

A second public forum on the state Board of Regents' TIER efficiency review is set for Tuesday, June 24, (9 a.m., Howe Hall auditorium). Regents, ISU officials and representatives of Deloitte Consulting will provide updates and answer questions. The event also will be livestreamed.



Adam Schwartz began his duties as director of the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory on June 2. He is the fifth director to lead the lab since it was established in 1947.


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The following announcements were added this week:

  • Watch World Cup soccer at the MU

  • Register now for June 28 College Creek cleanup

  • "Wiggles" tickets on sale June 20

  • Volunteers needed for state fair exhibit

  • Business plan competition deadline extended to June 20

  • Applicants sought for faculty fellows program

See: Announcements 

Seminars and conferences

The following events were added this week:

Around campus

ISURF/OIPTT office is moving to State Avenue

The combined staff in the ISU Research Foundation and Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer will move from its Lab of Mechanics offices to the State Avenue office building June 25-26. When Iowa State completes its new building in the research park, these units will join other ISU research and economic development services under one roof.


Two Bailey grants awarded in spring competition

Bradley Blitvich, associate professor of veterinary microbiology and preventive medicine; and Jeanne Serb, associate professor of ecology, evolution and organismal biology; received two-year, $50,000/year Bailey Research Career Development awards in the spring competition sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research. The award fosters research that is innovative, high risk, high impact and has practical applications.


It's race week for student team

Iowa State's Formula SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) race team is competing June 18-21 in Lincoln in a competition for student- designed and built mini open-wheel racing cars. Eighty teams from the United States and Canada will compete.

Open houses/receptions

Next week

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


  • Retirement: Jim Gunning, environmental health and safety, July 2 (2-4 p.m., EH&S Building)

  • Farewell: Lee Chapman, Reiman Gardens, July 9 (2-4 p.m., Speer Room, Reiman Gardens)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Workspace classes

Summer classes are under way in the Memorial Union's Workspace. A full schedule of crafting -- including jewelry and paper making, watercolors and pottery -- is available, along with regular open studio hours (3-10 p.m. weekdays; 1-4 p.m. weekends). Prices vary by project and materials required. Participants must be 16 and older.

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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