March 26, 2015
News for Iowa State faculty and staff
Beth McNeil named ISU Library dean
Beth McNeil, professor and associate dean for academic affairs at the Purdue University Libraries, will become dean of the Iowa State University Library on July 15.
Hansen facility earns a LEED Gold
The agriculture teaching center on Mortensen Road is Iowa State's fifth Gold achievement and ninth overall achievement in the easier-on-the-environment measurement of buildings.
Art conservator's services are always on the house
It's the deal of the century. A world-class art conservator restores paintings for Iowa State and many other nonprofit organizations ... for free.
CELT symposium offers ways to recharge your teaching
Does your teaching feel tired? Wake it up with help from CELT's Morrill Professor Panel and Teaching Poster Symposium
on March 30. All faculty, new and experienced, are invited to attend.
Odyssey state finals come to Scheman on March 28
Get involved with Destination Iowa State in August
Cooking demo on quick, healthy eating is April 7
Register now for March 31 storm spotter training
BikeShare, Eco-Healthy Child Care receive Live Green! awards
Discounted admission to science center through April 12 for ISU employees, students
Tickets to spring musical, Les Misérables, are selling fast
City road projects will impact access to campus
Lawnmower Service Days are March 27-28
Cyclone 'Family of the Year' applications are due March 31
Early deadline is April 3 for student organization funding applications for fall events
The last of Davidson Hall
Crews made great progress during spring break week on dismantling Davidson Hall. A few photos capture that progress. Much of the building -- contents and structure -- were repurposed or recycled.
Students to show off research at science, tech fair
The State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa
returns to Hilton Coliseum this week. The public is invited to see the high school students' projects on Thursday, March 26 (2-6 p.m.; awards ceremony 6:30-8 p.m.) and the junior high students' projects on Friday, March 27 (9 a.m.-6 p.m.; awards ceremony 6:30-8 p.m.).
Seminars and conferences
Hertz Lecture on Emerging Issues in Agriculture, "Applying an Iowa State Education to Life: A Tribute to My Teachers," Ted Crosbie, ISU alumnus and retired vice president of Monsanto, April 1 (7 p.m., Curtiss auditorium), free and open to the public
- April 7 (2:45-3:30 p.m., MU Gallery)
Arts and events
'Two Rooms' performances are this weekend
ISU Theatre's annual student-directed production, Two Rooms, will be performed four times this week: 7:30 p.m. on March 26-28 and 2 p.m. on March 29, all in 2140 Pearson. The title's two rooms are a windowless room in which an American professor is held by terrorists in 1980s Beirut and the study in his home, which his wife has emptied in order to (symbolically) share his ordeal. Tickets, $6 for adults and $4 for students, are available at the door (cash or check only). Arrive early; the room seats about 50.
Art-inspired flower power
The Brunnier Museum's annual Brunnier in Bloom event is March 27-29, including a kickoff reception Friday night to reveal its winning floral arrangements. Admission is free and the public is welcome.
Global Gala is March 27
The 10th annual Global Gala, a celebration in which student organizations showcase their cultural heritage through music, dance and fashion, will be held Friday, March 27 (6:30 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m., MU Great Hall). Light refreshments are served. Admission is free and the public is welcome.
Mary Louise Smith lecture is March 31
Attorney and political analyst Michelle Bernard will talk about how women are making a difference in Congress despite their small representation there (about 20 percent of the seats) in the spring Mary Louise Smith lecture on Tuesday, March 31 (7:30 p.m., MU Sun Room). Bernard is founder, president and CEO of the Bernard Center for Women, Politics and Public Policy, in Washington, D.C. Her talk is free and open to the public.
More campus events
Talks, performances, athletic contests and other campus events are listed on the university calendar.
Faculty professional development
Tall Grass Prairie workshop applications due April 10
Faculty are invited to participate in ISU's May 14-15 Tall Grass Prairie workshop, intended to help them integrate dimensions of sustainability into the curriculum of current or planned courses and to interact with colleagues with similar interests. The provost's office will provide professional development funds for implementing course changes, to be matched by one's department or college. The workshop's online application is due April 10. Questions may be directed to Cinzia Cervato or John Miranowski.
Provost office programs
This webinar is hosted by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. Register online with your ISU-sponsored membership (PDF). List of all spring webinars at the center.
- "How to Develop a Daily Writing Practice," facilitator Kerry Ann Rockquemore, center CEO, March 26 (3-4:30 p.m.)
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