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Aug. 27, 2015 
Inside news
Faculty hires surpass 120
Iowa State has hired 123 tenured or tenure-track faculty since last fall. Inside offers a college-by-college look at the new group.

Meet Tera Lawson, Professional and Scientific Council president
Lawson wants to build and strengthen communication between Professional and Scientific Council representatives, P&S staff, administrators, faculty and the university community.

Meet Rob Wallace, Faculty Senate president
Wallace anticipates several issues to come before the senate this year, including faculty PRS (personal responsibility statement) guidelines, non-tenure eligible faculty position definitions and Faculty Handbook updates.

Search is on for web accessibility coordinator
The coordinator will lead university efforts to build and maintain accessible websites, classroom technologies and other online resources.

Learn to be a champion of change
Need help adjusting to change? Consider enrolling in university human resources' new training series, "Championing Change at ISU."
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Iowa State Center announces Norah Jones concert
  • Coach Rhoads is guest speaker at first Cyclone luncheon
  • Sept. 4 hearing precedes regents' Cedar Falls meeting
  • President Leath's annual address is Sept. 10
  • Register now to be undergraduate research mentor
  • New name: Office of Student Conduct
  • Three new members selected for Biotech Council
  • Nominations sought for 2016 Women Impacting ISU calendar
  • Youth program leader training is Sept. 1
See: Announcements

Around campus
The avian flu impact on campus
The spring-summer outbreak of avian influenza has changed where and how the animal science department teaches poultry-related courses this fall.

Are you a nomophobe?
Smartphones are a great way to stay connected with family and friends. But what if you suddenly lost that connection? A new Iowa State study identifies the dimensions of nomophobia to help you determine if you suffer from it.
Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Farewell: Janis Terpenny, industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, Aug. 27 (2:30-4:30 p.m., brief remarks at 3 p.m., MU Gallery)
Next week
  • Retirement: Sheryl Graddick, office of admissions, Aug. 31 (no public event)
  • 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)
  • Reception: "Women for Women: Female Fashion Designers" exhibit, Sept. 2 (6-7:30 p.m., Mary Alice Gallery, 1015 Morrill)
  • Retirement: Bob Parrish, ISU Dining, Sept. 4 (no public event)
  • Retirement: Gary Weaklend, information technology, Sept. 4 (2-4 p.m., WOW Center, 1020 Extension 4-H Youth Building)
  • Retirement: Tom Greenbowe, chemistry, Sept. 16 (2-3 p.m., program at 2:15 p.m., Hach Hall lobby), send well wishes by Sept. 11 to Kathy Burke
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Open forum
Board of Regents public hearing
Record your comments about any item on the board's September agenda at the Sept. 4 public hearing (noon-1 p.m., MU Oak Room). Meeting materials and an agenda for the Sept. 9 meeting will be posted to the regents website by Sept. 1.

Arts and events
Reiman Gardens unveils new indoor train
Reiman Gardens' newest exhibition in the conservatory combines trains with botanical design and architecture. "Harvest Festival" features three G-scale trains traveling among replicas of ISU buildings and historic area bridges. The exhibition runs through mid-November, when it will be transformed into a holiday display. Reiman Gardens is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Labor Day (open until 4:30 p.m. after that). Admission is $8 ($4 for youth 4 to 17; free for members, ISU students and kids 3 and younger).

Cyclone Cinema opens tonight
The Student Union Board-sponsored feature series begins its 14-film run tonight with two showings of Avengers: Age of Ultron (7 and 10 p.m., 101 Carver). Twice-nightly showings continue through Sunday. Admission is free; the public is welcome.

Fanfare concert is Sunday afternoon
Celebrate the opening of the academic year with music department faculty. They'll perform during the university's annual Fanfare Concert Sunday, Aug. 30 (3 p.m., Tye Hall, Music). Admission is free.

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

Professional development
CELT programming
Provost office programming
These webinars are hosted by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. Register online with your ISU-sponsored membership.
University human resources programming
Register via AccessPlus (Employee tab > UHR Training > Courses)
  • Class, Leadership at Any Level series, Sept. 10 (9-11 a.m., MU Cardinal Room)
  • Class, Addressing Conflict series, Sept. 29 (9-11 a.m., MU Oak Room)
  • Class, Championing Change at ISU series, Oct. 7 (9-11 a.m., MU Gallery)
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