Inside Update
Oct. 16, 2014
News for Iowa State faculty and staff

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Open forums planned for Reiman Gardens director candidates

Five finalists for the Reiman Gardens director position will participate in open forums as part of their campus interviews scheduled over the next few weeks.

Campus audience has questions for TIER consultants

During a TIER campus forum Monday, audience members questioned the impact of proposed efficiencies on department budgets, staffing levels, quality of services and faculty ability to teach.

Proposed tuition increases are less than 2 percent

Following three years of steady tuition for resident undergraduate students, Iowa State is requesting increases of less than 2 percent for all but its veterinary medicine students for the 2015-16 year. The state Board of Regents will get a first look at proposed rates when it meets next week in Iowa City.

Five questions for the leader of university human resources

Julie Nuter became Iowa State's associate vice president for university human resources last December. She has already led an overhaul of the university's online hiring system. Read about what else she has planned.

Early voting opportunities available on campus

A satellite polling location has been set up in the Memorial Union's Colonel Pride Lounge this week for Story County absentee voting and voter registration.

2013 data shows NTE instruction increase

In his annual report to the Faculty Senate on non-tenure eligible faculty instruction, provost Jonathan Wickert said there was  a "slight uptick" in the 2013 numbers. The 2014 data, which includes a net gain of 26 tenured and tenure-track faculty, will be compiled at the end of October.


More news


The following announcements were added this week:

  • Student veterans invited to welcome back reception
  • Co'Motion Dance performance is Oct. 18
  • Men's basketball single-game tickets on sale Oct. 22
  • Next Osborn Club lecture is Nov. 10
  • Proposals sought for flipped, hybrid course development initiative
  • Reminder: Flu shot clinic ends Oct. 17
  • Free performance by regurgitator is Oct. 18
  • ISU Coming Out Week is Oct. 13-17
See: Announcements

Around campus

Arts, humanities faculty research is focus of half-day summit

With the intent of building visibility for faculty research and encouraging collaborative research -- both among and beyond the arts and humanities -- the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities will host an inaugural half-day research summit on Thursday, Oct. 23 (9 a.m.-noon, 302 Catt). All are welcome.

Free bird

See what feathered creature stopped by Lake LaVerne during one of last week's gorgeous autumn days.


Open houses/receptions

Next week

  • Reception: Exhibit opening, Jeremy Downs: "Fragile Foundations," Oct. 24 (6-8 p.m., MU Pioneer Room)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Seminars and conferences

Open forums

Reiman Gardens director candidates

Open forums for all five finalists are 4:30-6 p.m. in Reiman Gardens' Garden Room.

  • Oct. 22, Cathryn Hoyt, formerly of Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute, Fort Davis, Texas
  • Oct. 24, Edward Lyon, Allen Centennial Gardens, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Oct. 29, Patrick Newman, Red Butte Garden, Salt Lake City
  • Nov. 6, Aaron Steil, manager of public programs, Reiman Gardens
  • Nov. 18, Mark Weathington, JC Raulston Arboretum, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Lecture looks at sexual orientation in sports

Cyd Zeigler, one of the world's leading experts on LGBT sports issues, will give a campus lecture tonight, Oct. 16 (8 p.m., MU Sun Room). Zeigler is the co-founder of and co-author of The Outsports Revolution: Truth and Myth in the World of Gay Sports.


A beautiful campus tour
Architectural historian Paula Mohr is collaborating with other historians on a book, Campus Beautiful, a comprehensive look at Iowa State's campus design over the past 150 years. Mohr will lead an Oct. 19 central campus tour (2 p.m., meet at the Farm House Museum south porch). She'll highlight some design principles and features that have led critics to name Iowa State's campus among the most beautiful in the country.

This week's performances at Stephens Auditorium

Tickets for these concerts are available at the Iowa State Center ticket office or through Ticketmaster.

  • Ryan Adams, rock and alternative country, Oct. 18 (8 p.m.), tickets are $26.50-$46.50 plus fees
  • Ani DiFranco, folksinger, Oct. 21 (7:30 p.m.), tickets are $36.50 plus fees


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

CELT programs

Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > UHR Training > Courses).

See: Descriptions


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