Inside Update
Sept. 4, 2014
News for Iowa State faculty and staff

Inside news

Where to eat?

Inside offers a quick rundown, by location, of the nearest spot for a hot lunch, an iced coffee or some vendo-land licorice.

Meet Kevin Schalinske, Faculty Senate president

Schalinske plans to continue the senate's work on addressing issues with the faculty post-tenure review process and developing campus-wide guidelines for position responsibility statements.

Meet Amy Tehan, P&S Council president

Tehan wants to get Professional and Scientific staff educated about and involved in the council's work to make a difference at the university.

More news


The following announcements were added this week:

  • New PeopleAdmin applicant portal to launch Sept. 9
  • Darrell Trampel funeral is Sept. 5
  • Honors program seeks spring seminar proposals
  • President's annual address is Sept. 12
  • ITS staff changes announced
  • Regents meet on campus Sept. 9-10
  • Engineering study, work abroad fair is Sept. 9
  • Coach Rhoads will be at Thursday's Cyclone Club lunch
  • Nominations due Sept. 30 for 2015 impact calendar
  • Registration open for youth reading tutoring
  • Design college has its second named professorship
  • First Osborn Club lecture is Sept. 8
  • Ag Business Club wins Outstanding Chapter Award
  • Melon Mania event seeks to raise funds for Uganda Sept. 11
  • Training session for youth program staff is Sept. 9
See: Announcements

Seminars and conferences

The following conference was added this week:

  • "Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life," Sept. 4 (9-11 a.m., Scheman Building), free registration

  • Guowen Song, University of Alberta, Canada, to Noma Scott Lloyd Chair in Textiles and Clothing, College of Human Sciences

Around campus

Can't get enough of Cy

A three-month tour of themed Cy statues launched earlier this week as a Leadership Ames class project and fundraiser. Nine of the 30 statues have campus locales.

Video: Researchers study hail-damaged crops

Researchers create "homemade hail" to simulate storm damage to crops and study the effects of fungicide on plant recovery.

College dedicates new ag learning center

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences dedicated its Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center on Aug. 29. The multipurpose facility is accessible to students campus-wide.

Open houses/receptions

This week

  • Retirement: Denise Kinneberg, College of Engineering career services, retiring Sept. 5 (no public event)


  • Retirement: Lee Kilmer, animal science, Sept. 20 (2-4 p.m., Hansen Agriculture Learning Center)
  • Exhibit opening reception, "Textiles, Teaching and Travel: The Life and Work of ISU Professor Agatha Huepenbecker Burnet," Sept. 21 (2-3:30 p.m., Mary Alice Gallery, 1015 Morrill)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Music department's Fanfare Concert is Sunday

Faculty and students in the music department will present their annual "Fanfare Concert" on Sunday, Sept. 7 (3 p.m., Tye Recital Hall, Music Building). Admission is free and all are welcome.


Jane Smiley is on the fall lectures lineup

Mark your calendars for some interesting -- and entertaining -- lectures this fall.


Cyclone athletics

There's plenty of Cyclone sports action for Family Weekend visitors to enjoy: 

  • Sept. 4, Volleyball vs. Omaha (Iowa State Challenge), 6:30 p.m., Hilton Coliseum, ($5)
  • Sept. 5, Football vs. Kansas State, 11 a.m., Jack Trice Stadium (limited tickets remain, $45-$65)
  • Sept. 5, Volleyball vs. Tennessee (Iowa State Challenge), 6:30 p.m., Hilton Coliseum ($5)
  • Sept. 5, Soccer vs. Iowa, 7:30 p.m., Cyclone Sports Complex (free)
  • Sept. 6, Volleyball vs. Northern Illinois (Iowa State Challenge), 4:30 p.m., Hilton Coliseum ($5)
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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