Oct. 16, 2014
News for Iowa State faculty and staff
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.
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
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.
See what feathered creature
stopped by Lake LaVerne during one of last week's gorgeous autumn days.
- Reception: Exhibit opening, Jeremy Downs: "Fragile Foundations," Oct. 24 (6-8 p.m., MU Pioneer Room)
Seminars and conferences
- Fall safety summit, "Safety: Take it Home with You," ISU Environmental Health and Safety, Oct. 31 (7:45-9 a.m., 1230 EH&S Services Building), register online
- 14th annual Iowa Organic Conference, "The Art and Science of Organic Farming," Nov. 16-17, University of Iowa Memorial Union, registration discount through Nov. 7
- 17th annual Financial Aid Conference for Campus Partners, Dec. 10 (8 a.m.-noon, MU Sun Room), recommended for ISU faculty and staff who want to learn about pertinent financial aid-related issues affecting students, free
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
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 Outsports.com 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
Faculty professional development
Register via AccessPlus (click on Employee > UHR Training > Courses).
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