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August 20, 2015 
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Fall 2015: By the numbers
As enrollment rises, so do opportunities and challenges. Here's a look at some statistics and facts that show how Iowa State is meeting the demands.

Save the date: President's address is Sept. 10
Inside provides a list of opening events -- college-specific and university-wide -- to open the new academic year.

A 2015 summer summary
Here's a brief look back at some of this summer's top university news.

Dear readers
Thank you for completing our spring readers' survey. Here's a peek at what you told us and what we're doing to be more helpful.

The following announcements were added this week:
  • Blackboard technical support moved to IT Solution Center
  • Women's Equality Day celebration is Aug. 26
  • Registration is open for youth reading improvement session
  • Kevin Hart concert tickets go on sale Aug. 24
  • North campus childcare center has preschool openings
  • VP for Research invites new faculty to Sept. 3 luncheon

Around campus
Team effort
Nine hundred returning Cyclones braved rain deluges and a north wind to help freshman students move in to the residence halls this week.

Gerontology program carries out goal of the Older Americans Act
In the 50th year of the Older Americans Act, Iowa State's gerontology program helps older adults age actively by preparing communities for lifespan issues.

Advancing to a carbon-negative economy
ISU researchers from varying disciplines are working toward a carbon-negative economy, in which products and energy are generated but carbon is put back into the ground.

  • Chris Beedle, ISU Western Research and Demonstration Farm, Castana, as farm superintendent

Open houses and receptions
Next week
  • Welcome: Beth McNeil, dean of library services, Aug. 25 (2:30-4:30 p.m., brief program at 3 p.m., upper rotunda, Parks Library)
  • Dedication and open house: Bio-Polymer Processing Facility, BioCentury Research Farm, Aug. 26 (3-5 p.m., program at 3:30 p.m. followed by tours, 1327 U Ave., between Ames and Boone on south side of U.S. Highway 30)
  • Farewell: Janis Terpenny, industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, Aug. 27 (2:30-4:30 p.m., brief remarks at 3 p.m., MU Gallery)
  • Retirement: Sheryl Graddick, office of admissions, Aug. 31 (no public reception)
  • Retirement: Nancy Osborn Johnsen, LAS academic advising, Sept. 2 (3:30-5 p.m., program at 4 p.m., 302 Catt), send well wishes by Aug. 30 to Elizabeth Zimmerman
  • Reception: Recognizing sociology professor Paul Lasley for 13 years of service as department chair, Sept. 2 (4:30-6:30 p.m., short program at 5:15 p.m., Harl Commons, Curtiss)
  • Reception: "(Re)discovering S(h)elves" exhibit, Sept. 2 (6-7:30 p.m., Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill)
  • Retirement: Bob Parrish, ISU Dining, Sept. 4 (no public reception)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events
Cyclone Fan Fest is Sunday
Meet Cyclone coaches and student-athletes from nearly all sports and the cheer and dance squads, get autographs, tour the basketball locker rooms and get ready for the 2015-16 athletics year during the annual fan festival Sunday, Aug. 23 (noon-2 p.m., Hilton Coliseum). Admission is free.

State Fair runs through Sunday
There's still time to visit Camp Cy -- and other university-hosted spots -- at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines. The 2015 fair runs through Sunday, Aug. 23, with discounted admission for everyone that day.

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, Purchasing: cyBUY Training, Aug. 27 (2-3:30 p.m., 1155 ASB)
  • Class, Position Management, Sept. 1 (1:30-3:30 p.m., 1230 Communications)

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