Inside Update
Aug. 14, 2014
News for Iowa State faculty and staff

Inside news

School is just around the corner

Student move-in begins in earnest this Saturday, when ISU student apartments -- including the off-campus locations -- open. Residence halls follow suit for new students next Tuesday and returning students next Thursday. Fall semester classes begin Monday, Aug. 25.


P&S Council update spans new hires, HR and network upgrades

Administrators briefed the P&S Council on a variety of issues -- from the regents' efficiency review to recent upgrades on the university network -- during the council's first meeting of the academic year.


Could your department vehicles work better for you?

About 18 months ago, transportation services began upfitting vehicles it leases to Iowa State departments as an optional service. The product possibilities are extensive, from top racks to interior shelving.


New faculty: CELT offers workshops just for you

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) is offering workshops for new faculty and teaching assistants Aug. 19 and 20.


More news


The following announcements were added this week:

  • ISU ranked among top green institutions

  • Volunteers needed to assist international students

  • Multicultural students invited to Jump Start event on Sept. 2

  • Watch for traffic congestion during student move-in

  • First phase of Lagomarcino renovation is wrapping up

  • Lab safety session for grad assistants offered three times next week

  • Committee on women seeks new members

  • Child care center at Vet Med has preschool openings

See: Announcements

Faculty professional development

Blackboard Learn workshops offered through CELT

Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > UHR Training > Courses). Workshops will meet in 1230 Communications.

See: Descriptions   


  • Becky Musselman, ISU sponsored programs accounting office, to director of the office of sponsored programs administration, effective Aug. 25

Around campus


Iowa State, Des Moines schools win $4.5 million grant to enhance STEM education

Iowa State and Des Moines Public Schools have won a $4.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to enhance teacher education and improve the teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in elementary schools.

Video: Summer space camp

Retired astronaut and distinguished faculty fellow Clayton Anderson gave students a taste of outer space in a unique spaceflight operations workshop he taught this summer.

Open houses/receptions


  • Reception: Olivia Madison, dean of University Library, Aug. 28 (2-4 p.m., upper rotunda, Parks Library, program at 2:30 p.m.)

  • Retirement: Dayle Nickerson, College of Human Sciences student services, Aug. 29 (10-11:30 a.m., MU Gallery)

  • Reception: For all lecturers, clinicians and adjunct faculty members, Aug. 29 (5-7 p.m., Garden Room, Reiman Gardens)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

First soccer of the season is Friday night

The Cyclone soccer team, under new head coach Tony Minatta, will play an exhibition game against University of Nebraska, Omaha, on Friday, Aug. 15 (8 p.m., Cyclone Sports Complex). Admission is free to all soccer games.

Outdoor music returns to the center

General admission tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster for an Aug. 27 concert by country music artist Jerrod Niemann in the renovated Iowa State Center courtyard. Showtime is 6:30 p.m.; gates open at 5 p.m.

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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