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Sept. 11, 2015 
Inside news
Budget model, big data, faculty hires
These were among the topics that came up during President Steven Leath's presidential address last night in the Memorial Union's Great Hall.

Council learns more about staff salaries, numbers
Chief of staff Miles Lackey answered questions about FY16 salary and compensation funding at the Professional and Scientific Council's Sept. 3 meeting.

Regents approve spring tuition increase ... for two universities
As expected, the state Board of Regents approved a 3 percent tuition hike for resident undergraduates for spring semester. But in an unanticipated move, the board exempted University of Iowa students from the increase.

Enrollment shows ninth year of growth in 2015
Student enrollment numbers taken this fall reflect Iowa State's seventh consecutive year of record growth. The 36,001 total includes students from every Iowa county, all 50 states and 118 countries.

Campus cafés up their recycling measures
Campus cafés have implemented new recycling programs this fall that are both green and efficient.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Students' Rome projects are on exhibit this month
  • Family picnic for student parents is Sept. 18
  • Fall fine dining dates are set
  • Tearoom lunch service resumes Sept. 10
  • Memorial service for Helen Herrnstadt is Sept. 19
  • Join the LGBTQA+ Faculty and Staff Association
  • Forum for student health center finalist is Sept. 11
  • Study Abroad Fair is Sept. 17
  • Settlement payments credited to TIAA-CREF accounts
  • Local Food Festival planned for Sept. 18

Around campus
Human Sciences announces Hilton lecture series
The College of Human Sciences has announced a year's worth of lectures by scholars in multiple disciplines around a "future of healthy families" theme. Ross Parke, professor emeritus at the University of California, Riverside, is the college's 2015-16 Dean Helen LeBaron Hilton Endowed Chair and inspired the lecture series.

Open houses and receptions
Next week
  • 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)
  • Reception: At conclusion of university faculty and staff awards ceremony, Sept. 21 (3:30 p.m., MU Great Hall)
  • Retirement: Pat Parker, admissions office, Sept. 30 (no public event)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Upcoming seminars and conferences
Open forums
Thielen Student Health Center director finalist
Public forum: Shelley O'Connell, University of Northern Iowa Student Health Clinic, Sept. 11 (9-10 a.m., MU Gold Room)

Arts and events
40 never looked so good
University Museums is celebrating its 40th anniversary with an exhibition of Iowa artists, called "40/40," at the Brunnier Art Museum through Dec. 19. There is no cost to attend the exhibition, though a $3 donation is appreciated. A Sept. 19 fundraising reception (7-9 p.m., program at 8:30 p.m., Brunnier Art Museum) highlights the celebration. Cost is $50 per person at the door.

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

Professional development
Grants help LAS, Design faculty host conferences
Symposium Grant proposals are due Oct. 15 in the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities. Grants support national artistic and scholarly conferences/symposia on campus (spring 2016-spring 2017) that advance arts and humanities research at Iowa State. Guidelines and the RFP are online.

Provost office programming
This webinar is hosted by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. Register online with your ISU-sponsored membership.  

CELT programming

University human resources programming
  • Register via AccessPlus (Employee tab > UHR Training > Courses)
  • Class, Managing Applicants and the Hiring Process, Sept. 15 (2-4 p.m., 1230 Communications)
  • Class, Time Management, Sept. 16 (8:30-10:30 a.m., MU Gold Room)
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