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Sept. 3, 2015 
Inside news
President to discuss demand for ISU education, new initiatives
President Steven Leath will discuss the unprecedented demand for an Iowa State education and reveal new initiatives to move the university forward during his annual address Thursday evening, Sept. 10.

Four finalists named in VP for diversity and inclusion search
Finalists will make two-day visits to campus this month. The university community is invited to meet them during public forums.

White announces her retirement
College of Human Sciences dean Pam White has announced she will retire in July 2016. A national search for her successor will begin immediately.

Spring tuition increase goes to regents next week
Meeting Sept. 9 in Cedar Falls, the state Board of Regents is expected to vote on a proposed 3 percent spring semester tuition increase for resident undergraduates. Other items on the agenda include a nonprofit global corporation for ISU and FY17 appropriation requests to the state.

Fall food truck options expand to eight
Eight private food vendors are operating at five locations across central campus this semester.

The following announcements were added this week:
  • Childcare scholarships available for student parents
  • Last Comic Standing tickets are on sale
  • Seminar: Applying business analytics to university systems
  • Honors program seeks spring seminar proposals
  • Funding applications for fall student events due Sept. 11
  • Bigger, better ClubFest is Sept. 9
  • Sept. 10 Inside to be delayed a day
  • Grants Hub funding workshop is Sept. 10
  • Energy center's grant application process moves online
  • Sept. 9 program: Iowa State and the A-bomb
  • Knitting workshop for community art project is Sept. 3
  • Sick kids? Consider The Comfort Zone
See: Announcements

Around campus
Secretary of the Navy visits campus to name submarine
U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus was on campus Wednesday to name the Navy's newest submarine the "USS Iowa."

Study looks to slow muscle loss in older adults
Kinesiology professor Rick Sharp is working to slow the progression of sarcopenia -- the loss of muscle mass and strength common in aging adults -- by studying the effectiveness of supplements and resistance training.

NSF awards maximum funding to ISU-based center
The Center for Biorenewable Chemicals has received an additional three years and $8.48 million in grant support from the National Science Foundation, bringing its NSF support to the maximum allowed: 10 years and $35.26 million.

Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Retirement: JoAnn Miller, CIRAS, Sept. 3 (no public event)
  • 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)
Next week
  • Retirement: Linda Erickson, biomedical sciences (veterinary), Sept. 9 (2-4 p.m., Alumni Room, Vet Med)
  • Reception: SEASONS of Iowa State book signing, Sept. 10 (4-7 p.m., Alumni Center)
  • Retirement: Tom Greenbowe, chemistry, Sept. 16 (2-3:30 p.m., brief remarks at 2:15 p.m., Hach Hall lobby), send well wishes by Sept. 11 to Kathy Burke
  • Retirement: Nita Lovejoy, intellectual property and technology transfer/ISU Research Foundation, Sept. 21 (1-3 p.m., MU Campanile Room)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Upcoming seminars and conferences
  • 16th annual Women and Philanthropy workshop, ISU Foundation Women and Philanthropy Committee, Oct. 16 (8:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Gateway Conference Center), register by Oct. 7

Open forums
Board of Regents public hearing
Record your comments about any item on the state Board of Regents' September agenda at a Sept. 4 public hearing (noon-1 p.m., MU Oak Room). An agenda and meeting materials for the Sept. 9 meeting are on the regents' website.

Arts and events
Save the dates: 2015 fall lectures preview
The fall lectures series offers an array of programs that are sure to provide something for everyone.

For your coffee table
At a Sept. 10 book signing, the ISU Alumni Association will unveil SEASONS of Iowa State University, a 128-page showcase of ISU images and stories. The reception, at the ISU Alumni Center, is 4-7 p.m. with a brief program at 5:30 p.m. On hand will be book photographer Jim Heemstra and editor Carole Gieseke.

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

Professional development
CELT is accepting proposals for 2016-17 Miller Faculty Fellowships
The deadline for Miller Faculty Fellowship proposals for the 2016-17 academic year is Dec. 7. More information is online. Contact Sara Marcketti with questions.

CELT programming

University human resources programming
Register via AccessPlus (Employee tab > UHR Training > Courses)
  • Class, Purchasing Card Orientation, Sept. 9 (9-10:30 a.m., 1155 Administrative Services Building)
  • Class, Creating a Posting, Sept. 10 (10 a.m.-noon, 1230 Communications)

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