Inside Update
July 3, 2014
News for Iowa State faculty and staff

Inside news

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.


More news


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

See: Announcements


Around campus

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.

Open houses/receptions

Next week

  • 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)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

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.

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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