Inside Update
Feb. 5, 2015
News for Iowa State faculty and staff

Inside news


So long, satellite

Two satellite dishes were dismantled and removed from the corner of Pammel Drive and WOI Road last week. The analog equipment, considered state-of-the-art technology when installed in the 1980s, was salvaged and recycled.


Five questions for a professor from the happiest place on earth

Eric Olson, assistant professor in apparel, events and hospitality management, left the wonderful world of Disney to follow his true passion: Teaching.


Sunset on ISU strategic plan extended by six months

President Steven Leath will extend the university's 2010-15 strategic plan past its December expiration date; learn why.


Tackling the Super Bowl storm

What does it take to clear a foot of snow from campus? Take a look at the numbers -- and the game plan -- for cleaning up after the weekend snowstorm.


More news


The following announcements were added this week:

  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program begins Feb. 16
  • Volunteer judges sought for science/technology fairs in late March
  • Dietetics students seek volunteers for nutrition counseling
  • Expect more truck traffic on west side of campus
  • Nominations sought for Student Employee of the Year
  • ISU Hort Club is selling roses for Valentine's Day
  • Register for Feb. 13 women's campaign training workshops
  • Academic, faculty advisers invited to breakfast
See: Announcements

Around campus

Paper, food container recycling needs new service provider

The unanticipated closing last week of Ames Area Redemption Center has Iowa State searching for another provider for campus white paper, mixed paper, newspaper and food/beverage container recycling.


Cyber security training now available to other schools

Iowa State is making a smaller version of its cyber security software available to universities, colleges and community colleges. With distribution support from the National Science Foundation, the software is available for free.

Open houses/receptions

This week

  • Reception: "The Art of Ellen Wagener" exhibition, Feb. 6 (5:30-7:30 p.m., Brunnier Art Museum, 295 Scheman)
  • Reception: "Bits, Pixels and Practice" exhibition, Feb. 6 (6-8 p.m., Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St., Ames)


  • Retirement: Pat Emley, U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, Feb. 16 (2-4 p.m., 205 TASF)

Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Softball season opens with indoor games

The Iowa State softball team will host Utah State and South Dakota State for its annual Cyclone Invitational this weekend. The Feb. 6-8 indoor event is free and open to the public.


Orchid Fest is this weekend

Reiman Gardens is holding its annual Orchid Fest Feb. 7-8 (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily). Exotic orchids will be on display and available for purchase. Also learn about the care of orchids from members of the Central Iowa Orchid Society. Admission is free for members and ISU students; $8 for the general public ($4 for kids 4-17).


Annual 'Monologues' performances are next week

Three performances of The Vagina Monologues, hosted by the Margaret Sloss Women's Center, will be held Feb. 10 (7 p.m.) and Feb. 13 (6 and 9 p.m.), all in the MU Campanile Room. Tickets are $12 ($10 students), and available at Sloss House during business hours or at the door. Proceeds benefit the ACCESS shelter in Ames and the annual program selected for awareness by the V-Day campaign.

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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