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June 18, 2015 
Inside news

Decongesting Osborn

Several summer projects are expected to help ease the squeeze on the popular campus thoroughfare.


Incremental state operating support next year is shy of 1 percent

One-time funds surpass recurring dollars for Iowa State in appropriation bills that await the governor's signature.


Orientation passes the halfway mark

Freshman orientation is about 60 percent complete, as of today, with eight more groups ready to visit before July 1. Read what incoming Cyclones and their family members are saying about the experience -- in spite of the rain.


Iowa State makes list of universities receiving most U.S. patents

Iowa State ranked 70th in the world among universities granted U.S. utility patents in 2014. The report is based on data obtained from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.


The following announcements were added this week:

  • Norman Jacobson memorial service is June 26
  • Hort Farm produce sale returns this summer
  • College Creek cleanup postponed to July 25
  • University Boulevard construction at Airport Road begins this week 
See: Announcements

Around campus

Agent of change: Amy Popillion

A continuing series about Iowa State faculty and researchers whose ideas bring positive changes to the world. The latest features senior lecturer of human development and family studies Amy Popillion.


FAQ: Researching the Avian Influenza Virus

A team of ISU research administrators has prepared an FAQ about the Avian Influenza Virus. While the eight questions and answers primarily are geared toward ISU researchers interested in researching the virus, the document also provides a short overview of the virus for non-researchers


Open houses and receptions

Next week

  • 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)
  • Retirement: Wayne Roush, Western Research Farm, Castana, July 2 (no public event)
  • Retirement: Jim Kubik, Horticulture Research Station, Ames, July 6 (no public event)
  • Farewell: Stephanie Salasek, office of admissions, July 6 (no event planned)
  • Retirement: Arlo Meyer, business services, July 7 (2-4 p.m., MU Campanile Room)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events

Fathers get in free

All dads will be admitted free to Reiman Gardens for Father's Day on Sunday, June 21. The gardens are open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; the butterfly wing closes at 4:30 p.m. Public admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $4 for kids age four and older.

Marimba concert series opens Monday

A marimba academy convening on campus June 22-28 will include a series of public concerts at locations around Ames, including Music Hall on campus. The first is Monday, June 22 (7:30 p.m.).

Summer stargazing

All ages are welcome to a planetarium show on Tuesday, June 23 (6:30 p.m., ISU Planetarium, Physics Hall). Free tickets will be available beginning at 6:15 p.m., with 20-minute shows at 6:30, 7 and 7:30 p.m. A star-gazing session (weather permitting) will follow the last show.

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, Position Management, July 9 (10 a.m.-noon, 1230 Communications)
  • Class, Creating a Posting, July 14 (10 a.m.-noon, 1230 Communications)

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