Inside Update
Nov. 13, 2014
News for Iowa State faculty and staff

Inside news

A new state funding formula: Why it matters

An Inside Q&A explains the state Board of Regents' new model for allocating state funds, including why it created some controversy and how it should fix a long-standing inequity.


Post-tenure reviews and NTE faculty among senate discussion

Changes to the post-tenure review process were introduced at the Nov. 11 Faculty Senate meeting to address issues found in a review of policy changes approved in 2011. Senators also heard about non-tenure eligible faculty numbers and future plans for both the library and the university's wellness initiative.


Strathe named School of Education director

Marlene Strathe, an alum who has served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at three universities, will lead Iowa State's School of Education, effective Jan. 1, 2015.


Surplus equipment auction is Saturday

Vintage books, fireproof file cabinets, office and exercise equipment, oak doors and windows, overhead projectors and a forklift are just a few of the items ISU Surplus will auction Saturday morning.


More news


The following announcements were added this week:

  • TIER business cases are focus of Nov. 14 regents meeting
  • Reminder: Fulbright Scholar officer is on campus Nov. 13
  • Catt Center announces 2015 Women Impacting ISU honorees
  • P&S CYtation award nominations due Dec. 1
  • Demolition prep work has begun at Davidson Hall
  • Scholl Road section closed Nov. 12-13
  • Nov. 20 hearing precedes regents' telephonic meeting
  • Giving Trees are up across campus
  • Tickets on sale for spring Sam Hunt concert
  • Be aware of phone scam
 See: Announcements

Around campus

Retail website adds dimension to hort experience

A produce sales website introduces a retail component to Hort 465, which introduces students to running a fruit and vegetable operation -- from the planning, growing and business angles.

Open houses/receptions

Next week

  • Reception: Mat Greiner's "Fall" exhibit, Nov. 20 (7-9 p.m., Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St.)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Seminars and conferences
  • Nanovaccine Initiative Seminar, "Dispatches From the Front Lines of Vaccination Policy and Practice," Lori Parsons, Iowa Immunization Coalition, Nov. 20 (2-3 p.m., 1140 Howe)

Open forums

Board of Regents public hearing

Record your comments about any item on the board's Dec. 3 agenda at the Nov. 20 public hearing (6-7 p.m., MU Oak Room). Meeting materials and an agenda for the December meeting will be posted to the regents website by Nov. 18.

Details are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Kick off your holidays with Elf the Musical

Elf the Musical, based on the 2003 New Line Cinema hit starring Will Ferrell, takes the Stephens Auditorium stage for a 7:30 p.m. performance on Nov. 15. Tickets, $24-$63 ($28-$45 for youth and students), are available at the Iowa State Center ticket office or through Ticketmaster.


Poet Rudy Francisco hits the M-Shop

Spoken word artist Rudy Francisco, who combines activism with poetry, will perform on campus Sunday, Nov. 16 (7:30 p.m., MU Maintenance Shop). Admission is free and seating is limited; arrive early. The winner of multiple national poetry slams, he currently co-hosts San Diego's largest poetry venue and headlines at spoken word events.


Come on down

The Price Is Right Live stops in Ames on Nov. 18 (7:30 p.m., Stephens). Contestants will have a chance to win prizes, including vacations, cars and appliances, during the live show. To register for a chance to play, stop at the registration area near the box office three hours prior to show time, or complete an online registration. Participants must be at least 18 years old. Tickets, $30-$49, are available at the Iowa State Center ticket office or through Ticketmaster.


China National Acrobats perform in Ames on Nov. 19

The whole family will enjoy the tumbling, spinning, dancing and death-defying feats of the China National Acrobats when they stop in Ames on Nov. 19 (7:30 p.m., Stephens). More than 20 performers test the creative boundaries of the human body in a show that includes martial arts, acrobatics, illusion and more. Tickets, $20-$49 ($26 for youth and ISU students), are available at the Iowa State Center ticket office or through Ticketmaster.

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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