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June 25, 2015 
Inside news

Visitor-friendly: College of Engineering purchases charging stations

With an eye on serving college visitors and students, Engineering purchased 20 charging stations for mobile devices. They're being installed across the eight buildings in which the college has a presence.

From patio to plaza at The Hub

Demolition of The Hub's west-side patio area is nearly complete. The renovation project, which adds outdoor seating and a free speech area, is scheduled for completion by the start of the fall semester.


The following announcements were added this week:

  • Inside Iowa State is mobile-friendly
  • Offices closed, classes recessed on July 3
  • Iowa State Daily is online only this summer
  • Pavement work on Sheldon extension begins June 30
  • Day of Caring deadline is July 31
  • Abstracts due July 1 for fall vaccine symposium
  • Beach Road reopening is delayed
  • Mental health first aid training offered twice in July 
See: Announcements

Around campus

Elevating ag research

On June 16 in Washington, D.C., President Steven Leath spoke about the economic importance of making agricultural research a national priority as the presenter of the 2015 Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Proceedings and a video of the speech will be posted on the AAAS website later this summer. On the same day, a new report by the Riley Memorial Foundation was released on a university perspective for a unified message to make agricultural research a higher national priority. The report summarizes an April discussion involving 23 university leaders and organized by a task force led by CALS dean Wendy Wintersteen.

College scholarships support students on unpaid internships

The College of Human Sciences recently awarded scholarships of up to $2,000 each to 21 students who are gaining work experience in unpaid internships. Sixty scholarships are expected to be awarded to students during the next year, including those who are student teaching.


Open houses and receptions

This week

  • Retirement: Mark Imerman, LAS College administration, June 25 (3:30-5 p.m., 302 Catt)

Next week

  • Retirement: Phil Iasevoli, laboratory animal resources, June 30 (2-4 p.m., 2542 Vet Med)
  • Retirement: Virginia Brown, College of Design administrative office, July 2 (no public event)
  • Retirement: Wayne Roush, Western Research Farm, Castana, July 2 (no public event)


  • Retirement: Karyl Davis, office of admissions, July 6 (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)
  • Retirement: Steve Weigel, printing services, July 6 (no public event)
  • 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

Reiman Gardens hosts lily show on Saturday

Hundreds of lily varieties will be on display during the Iowa Regional Lily Society's annual show indoors at Reiman Gardens on Saturday, June 27 (9 a.m.-6 p.m.). The show features lilies and lily designs from the United States and Canada. Admission is $8 ($7 seniors, $4 youth); free for members, ISU students and children age 3 and younger.

Heading to the arts festival? Watch for ISU artists

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 (11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Western Gateway Park, downtown Des Moines, free admission). Two other Design alumni are among the professional artists chosen to participate at the festival.

A day at the (insect) zoo

The entomology department's Insect Zoo will host an open house on Wednesday, July 1 (10 a.m.-6 p.m., Science II). Visitors can participate in activities and games, and view the zoo's collection of arthropods. Admission is free and open to the public; T-shirts ($15) and live tarantulas ($20) will be available for purchase.

More campus events

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

Professional development

Provost office programming

Event is hosted by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. Register online with your ISU-sponsored membership.

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