July 3, 2014
News for Iowa State faculty and staff
Campus flooding is limited, brief
Heavy rain on Monday, on the heels of several soggy days, sent Squaw Creek over its banks Monday night, resulting in relatively brief flooding on the north and east edges of campus.
Fishing debris snares swan
One of Lake LaVerne's famous swans is recovering from a run-in with discarded fishing line on Tuesday. The bird is on the mend, thanks to the College of Veterinary Medicine's small animal hospital.
Record summer enrollment, again
For the sixth consecutive year, summer enrollment hits a new mark.
Alumni Days folded into homecoming events
The annual Alumni Days reunion will no longer take place in the spring. Instead, the alumni association will recognize those groups with enhanced activities and events during homecoming weekend.
The following announcements were added this week:
Reminder: Bookstore's e-book pilot seeks fall teaching faculty
National competition comes to campus July 6-11
University is closed on July 4
IPRT realignment announced in January took effect July 1
College Creek cleanup event moved to July 12
Veishea task force report will be submitted on July 11
President Steven Leath has accepted senior vice president Tom Hill's request for a deadline extension on the Veishea Task Force's final recommendations to Leath. The report is now due July 11; the original deadline was June 30.
Farm House Museum is closed for renovations
The Farm House Museum on central campus closed July 1 for planned renovations that include window restoration and new (historic) wallpaper in several of the rooms and hallways. The work will take several months.
Farewell: Lee Chapman, Reiman Gardens, July 9 (2-4 p.m., Speer Room, Reiman Gardens)
Farewell: Michelle Boettcher, Office of Judicial Affairs, July 11 (2:30-4 p.m., MU Sun Room, program at 3 p.m.)
- Retirement: Doug Gemmill, industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, July 15 (no public event)
Arts and events
Happy 150th, Ames
The city's sesquicentennial celebration begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 3, at Reiman Gardens. Food, entertainment and fireworks will kick off three event-filled days that are part of Ames' 150th anniversary.
Alumni recital benefits scholarship fund
Alumni of Iowa State, now singing and teaching professionally around the country, will return to campus for a July 6 recital (2 p.m., Tye Hall, Music) to benefit an endowment fund at the ISU Foundation that will provide voice scholarships for ISU students. This third annual event honors alumnus and tenor Joey Wilgenbusch, who died in 2011. No admission will be charged, but free will contributions are fully tax deductible.
Guest carillon concert is Tuesday
Andrée-Anne Doane, carillonneur at Saint Joseph's Oratory in Montreal, will present the second concert in ISU's summer guest carillon series on Tuesday, July 8 (7 p.m., central lawn). Bring your own lawn chairs. Campanile tours will be available after the concert.
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