June 26, 2014
News for Iowa State faculty and staff
TIER forum: 17 cases selected for detailed look
Nearly 200 people turned up or tuned in for the latest update on the Board of Regents' TIER review of the state universities. Participants at a Tuesday public forum heard about efficiency opportunities that have been selected for greater scrutiny.
The many faces of summer school
From one day to 12 weeks, summer courses take a variety of shapes.
Madison will leave library deanship to focus on university accreditation review
After 17 years leading the University Library, Olivia Madison will leave her dean position Sept. 1 to join the provost's office as a special assistant supporting Iowa State's upcoming Higher Learning Commission accreditation review.
New professional development fund supports NTE faculty
As many as 20 awards each year, distributed through a competitive application process in the senior vice president and provost's office, will help lecturers, clinicians and adjunct faculty participate in a professional conference, workshop or training. Awards can be up to $500 each.
The following announcements were added this week:
Volunteers needed for July 3-5 Ames sesquicentennial events
Fireworks: Please take out what you bring in
Homestay hosts sought for Japanese teachers of English
- Protein Facility installs new scanner
Faculty professional development
Ethics hotline: New site, same confidentiality
The Iowa State hotline that allows individuals to anonymously report university-related activities that may be criminal, unethical or inappropriate is located at a new URL and hosted by information technology services rather than an outside vendor.
New look for Big 12 logo
The Big 12 Conference logo will have a new look as of July 1. The cardinal and gold version already is making its way into Iowa State's athletics facilities.
Students, alumni among festival artists
Nine College of Design students or alumni were selected to participate as "emerging Iowa artists" at this weekend's Des Moines Arts Festival in Western Gateway Park. Another two alumni are among the festival's 195 professional artists. The festival runs Friday (11 a.m.-10 p.m.), Saturday (10 a.m.-10 p.m.) and Sunday (11 a.m.-5 p.m.).
Farewell: Lee Chapman, Reiman Gardens, July 9 (2-4 p.m., Speer Room, Reiman Gardens)
Arts and events
Star party is Friday night
The ISU Planetarium will host a star party (in lieu of a planetarium show) on Friday, June 27 (9-11 p.m., weather permitting, Zaffarano Hall observation deck). Learn more about objects in our universe and see them with your own eyes. All ages are welcome; meet in B51 Physics Hall. Updates (in case of cloudy weather) will be posted on the planetarium's Facebook page.
Lily show is June 28
Reiman Gardens will host the Iowa Regional Lily Society's
annual show on Saturday, June 28 (noon-4:30 p.m.). The event will feature hundreds of North American lily varieties and designs. Regular garden admission rates apply ($8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $4 for youth). Members and ISU students are free.
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