Inside Update
Sept. 25, 2014
News for Iowa State faculty and staff

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Interstate to the Internet

The new high-speed fiber optics network provides faster access to the Internet and gives researchers an edge in a big-data world.


Regents will receive eight more TIER business cases at special meeting

Board of Regents members will hear a presentation from the Deloitte consultants on eight more administrative business cases for possible implementation during a special meeting on campus Oct. 2 (8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 230 Scheman).

Fine-tuning the carillon

The Stanton Memorial Carillon got its annual checkup this week, a three-day service call conducted at the top of the campanile.


A job well done

The Iowa State community honored 46 individuals Monday who received university faculty or staff awards this year.


More news

The following announcements were added this week:
  • Nominations for Women Impacting ISU calendar are due Sept. 30
  • Childcare board of directors seeks members
  • Guest seminar looks at insects in Antarctica
  • Library workshop is on Scopus database
  • October Cyclone Club lunch features soccer coach
  • Presentation looks at legal protection of software functionality
  • Hort Farm apples for sale
  • HeartReach Mobile Lab will visit campus Oct. 15
  • Your ideas sought on Ames regional transportation plan
  • Show your Cyclone spirit ... in the office
See: Announcements

Around campus

USDOE invests in ISU wind tower research

Iowa State engineers were awarded $1 million by the U.S. Department of Energy to study the use of concrete for taller wind turbine towers.

Open houses/receptions

Next week

  • Retirement: Gary Honeick, printing and copy services, Oct. 3 (9:30-10:30 a.m., 101 Printing and Publications Building)
  • Retirement: John Hjortshoj, U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, Oct. 3 (1:30-3 p.m., 301 Spedding)


  • Commemoration: Honoring the late Bruce Thompson, former director of the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation, Oct. 6 (5:15 p.m., Building 2, Applied Science Complex II)
  • Retirement: Labh Hira, College of Business; and Tahira Hira, College of Human Sciences and the President's Office, Oct. 10 (9-11:30 a.m., program at 9:30 a.m., Reiman Ballroom, Alumni Center), RSVP requested 
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Seminars and conferences
  • Nanovaccine Initiative seminar, "Auranofin as a Lead Candidate for Treatment of Lymphatic Filariasis (Elephantiasis) and Onchocerciasis (River Blindness)," Judy Sakanari, University of California, San Francisco, Sept. 30 (2-3 p.m., reception at 1:30 p.m., 2532 Vet Med, also via live webcast)

Arts and events

Celebrating a century of theater

A six-show lineup and a Nov. 15 celebration highlight the 100th anniversary of ISU Theatre. The season kicks off with a two-weekend run of Spring Awakening on Oct. 3.


Dinkey Day is Friday evening

Ames' sesquicentennial celebration continues on Friday, Sept. 26 (5-9 p.m.), with a Dinkey Day family party in Campustown. Enjoy live music, games, activities, historical exhibits, ISU student organization booths and soda fountain. It's a free event and the public is invited.


Student musicians to perform this weekend

Project Runway showcases students' fashion sense

Iowa State's 10th annual Project Runway, featuring garments designed by student teams, is Sept. 26 (9 p.m., MU Great Hall). Kate Pankoke, from Lifetime television's Project Runway seasons 11 and 12, is the guest host and judge; a local fashion expert also will judge the competition. The event is free and open to the public.


More campus events
Talks, performances, athletic contests and other campus events are listed on the university calendar. Also, see the Arts and Entertainment page.

Faculty professional development

Prepare for full professorship

The provost's office and ISU ADVANCE will host this brown bag event:

Promotion to Full Professor: Portfolio Development, tips on writing and compiling a promotion portfolio, presenters are CALS senior associate dean Joe Colletti and associate dean for academic and global programs David Acker, Oct. 8 (noon-1 p.m., MU Sun Room)

Provost office programming

These teleworkshops are hosted by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. 

Register online with your ISU-sponsored (PDF) center membership.


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