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June 11, 2015 
Inside news

Welcome, Coach Prohm

Steve Prohm was introduced Tuesday as the next head coach of Cyclone men's basketball.


Regents approve biosciences projects

Meeting June 4 in Ames, the state Board of Regents approved a new biosciences building, a Bessey Hall addition, a system-wide admissions portal, State Avenue property purchase and a distribution plan for lawsuit settlement funds. Also in the discussion was next year's tuition freeze for in-state undergraduates and performance-based funding.


Proposed P&S hiring policy gets council approval

The Professional and Scientific Council approved a draft policy for the recruitment and selection of P&S employees at the June 4 P&S Council meeting. The policy and accompanying guide were developed as a result of the state Board of Regents TIER study.

The following announcements were added this week:

  • Volunteers sought for College Creek cleanup on June 20
  • Beach Road (north of Forker) should reopen week of June 15
  • Volunteer shifts still available at university's State Fair exhibit
See: Announcements

Around campus

Des Moines artists lineup includes Iowa Staters

A College of Design grad student and three recent graduates are among the 12 "emerging artists" selected to exhibit their work at the annual Des Moines Arts Festival June 26-28. Two other Design alumni are among the professional artists chosen to participate at the festival.


Turf research plot added at hort farm

A four-acre parcel at the ISU Horticulture Research Station north of Ames being planted this summer will allow researchers to experiment with soil content and management practices to improve sports turf across the Midwest.


Library colleagues learn from each other

University Library employees recently completed a "SpeedShare" event (a professional networking version of speed dating) to learn more about various positions around the library and gain an understanding of how all the pieces fit to make the library run.

Discovery Channel to air chimpanzee footage
Two episodes of the BBC's Life Story series, featuring chimpanzees at anthropology professor Jill Pruetz's Senegal research site, will air Saturday, June 13 (8 p.m. CST) on the Discovery Channel.


Open houses, receptions

This week

  • Retirement: Dave Knippel, Iowa Public Radio, June 11 (3-5 p.m., program at 3:30 p.m., Hunziker House, Reiman Gardens


  • Retirement: Mark Imerman, LAS College administration, June 25 (3:30-5 p.m., 302 Catt)
  • Retirement: Phil Iasevoli, laboratory animal resources, June 30 (2-4 p.m., 2542 Vet Med)
  • Open house: Insect Zoo, July 1 (10 a.m.-6 p.m., first and fourth floors, Science II)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Competition brings solutions from around the globe

An estimated 2,000 students, grades 4 through 12, are on campus this week for the Future Problem Solving Program's international conference. The public is invited to an entries showcase event Friday (7:30-9:30 p.m., Hilton Coliseum).


Film meets art in Food Sciences courtyard

Join University Museums for an outdoor showing of the Japanese film Rashomon on Tuesday, June 16 (7-8:30 p.m.), in the Food Sciences Building courtyard. The event highlights the courtyard art exhibit which features 15 Chuck Ginnever sculptures that -- like the film -- portray the same story from different perspectives. The film, a 1950 psychological thriller, contains adult themes. The event is free and open to the public.

More campus events

Talks, performances, athletic contests and other campus events are listed on the university calendar.

Professional development

University human resources programming

Register via AccessPlus (Employee tab > UHR Training > Courses).

  • Class, Electronic Letter of Intent Training, June 18 (8-10 a.m., 3150 Beardshear)
  • Class, Writing a P&S Position Description, July 2 (8:30-10:30 a.m., 3150 Beardshear)
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