Inside Update
Oct. 23, 2014
News for Iowa State faculty and staff

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Live, from Iowa State

A new fully equipped, digital broadcast studio in the Communications Building enables faculty, staff and students to participate in live, video interviews with reporters around the world.


History prof says storytelling is key to engaging students

Associate professor of history John Monroe offers faculty tips and hints for keeping students' attention during large-group lectures.


More news

  • Half day added to winter break partial shutdown
  • Dec. 1 is nomination deadline for three alumni association awards
  • See partial solar eclipse at Thursday's star party
  • Greek-hosted indoor Trick or Treat is Oct. 28
  • Library workshops address research funding, bibliography help
  • Registrar's scheduling/fees unit returns to center on Oct. 24
  • Workshop highlights university resources for non-tenure track faculty
  • You're invited: Second annual dinner to support veterans is Nov. 12
  • Stange lane in Somerset closed Oct. 17 for a few weeks
See: Announcements

Around campus

Change agent

News Service's series on faculty who are using science to change the world for the better continues with a look at Egg Industry Center director Hongwei Xin.

Recycled dressers

Several dozen ISU dressers, retired from student use in Friley Hall, found new homes through the efforts of a waste exchange network in central Iowa.

Work with lambs helps with medical advances for humans

Veterinary research involving lambs is helping advance new treatments for a common respiratory virus in humans that poses a serious threat to newborns.

  • Lisa Leiden, formerly of Seton Healthcare, Austin, Texas, to director of the office for responsible research, effective Oct. 13
  • Max Morris, professor of statistics, to department chair, effective Nov. 1

Open houses/receptions

This week

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


  • Retirement: Peggy Lee, U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, Nov. 4 (1:30-3 p.m., 301 Spedding)
  • Reception: Aging and gerontology programs, Nov. 12 (3:30-5 p.m., MU Gallery)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.


Seminars and conferences

  • Nanovaccine Initiative seminar, "Influenza: Tracking a Moving Target in a Rapidly Changing World," Nancy Cox, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oct. 29 (noon-1 p.m., 2226 Vet Med or live webcast)
  • Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities national conference, "Edge Effects," Nov. 5-8, Memorial Union, Parks Library and College of Design

Open forums

Reiman Gardens director candidates (4 of 5)  

Open forum for each finalist is 4:30-6 p.m. in Reiman Gardens' Garden Room.

  • 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

Alien costumes will shine at gardens event

Apparel design students met an out-of-this-world deadline to create nature-inspired alien costumes that will be part of the fun at Reiman Gardens' Spirits in the Gardens event Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25-26.


Upcoming music department events

Performances will be held in the Tye Recital Hall, Music Building

  • ISU Symphony Orchestra, Oct. 24 (7:30 p.m.), $3-$5
  • Cantamus women's choir, Oct. 26 (3 p.m.), $3-$5
  • Concert: Guest clarinetist Michael Dean, Oct. 28 (7:30 p.m.), free

Retired general to speak on campus

Retired four-star Gen. Wesley Clark will give a public lecture about how Americans can move forward on non-military global challenges. Clark will present "Don't Wait for the Next War" on Wednesday, Oct. 29 (8 p.m., MU Great Hall). Admission is free.

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


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