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University shares results of spring AAU student survey
Iowa State was one of 27 universities to participate in the survey
, which asked students about sexual assault, sexual misconduct and sexual harassment.
Wireless upgrades sweeping across campus
If your building hasn't yet received a recent wireless upgrade
, it's surely on the list. Tech teams are midway through a massive project to install more than 4,500 wireless access points in some 90 buildings on campus.
Lots more can go in your blue bin with new recycling service
Iowa State's new four-year recycling contract with Waste Management allows a big variety of recyclable materials
to land in that receptacle previously reserved for white paper. Find out what qualifies.
Open forums scheduled in advance of reaccreditation visitAt two open forums in October, university officials will share information about the university's coming reaccreditation visit from the Higher Learning Commission.
Two selected for faculty fellowshipsLisa Larson and Surya Mallapragada were named to faculty fellowships in the office of the senior vice president and provost. Larson, professor in psychology, will serve as the ISU Advance fellow. Mallapragada, professor in chemical and biological engineering and materials science and engineering, will seek to increase national recognition for top ISU faculty.
Preservation work rescues damaged books
Thirty books being shipped from the University Library were onboard a postal truck that caught fire this summer. Preservation staff salvaged several of them
from water, smoke and fire damage.
The following announcements were added this week:
- University Museums' anniversary book is on sale
- Lake LaVerne improvement update to be shared Sept. 26
- Fall career fairs start next week
- Oct. 8 Russian chamber orchestra concert has ISU component
- Next Cyclone Central tailgate is Oct. 3
- Mark your calendars for the benefits open change periods
- Learn how to set up, fund an undergraduate learning community
- Holloway auditions are Oct. 6
Liaison will connect ISU to Cedar Rapids processing companies
Food scientist David Freeman
will lead a new collaboration between Iowa State, the city of Cedar Rapids and its agricultural, food and bioprocessing companies.
Digital textbook analytics can predict student outcomesA faculty research project indicates digital books provide real-time analytics to help faculty assess how students are doing in class.
- Kevin Keener, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, as director of the Center for Crops Utilization Research and the BioCentury Research Farm, effective in November
Open houses and receptions
- Reception: 30th anniversary of the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation, Oct. 5 (5:30 p.m., Building II, Applied Sciences Complex)
Details about these events are on the university calendar
Upcoming seminars and conferences
- Nanovaccine Initiative Seminar, "Tissue Resident Memory CD8 T Cells," David Masopust, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Sept. 28 (4:10-5 p.m., 1414 Molecular Biology)
- Seminar, "Second-Generation Ethanol and Columbian Biofuel," Carlos Grateron and Luis Enrique Prado, Cochran Fellows, USDA Foreign Ag Services, Columbia, Sept. 30 (3:40-5 p.m., 1306 Elings), Iowa NSF EPSCoR Energy Policy series
- Jesús Treviño, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, Sept. 25 (9:45-10:45 a.m., MU South Ballroom)
- Oct. 8 (2:15-3 p.m., 1227 Hoover)
- Oct. 9 (9-9:45 a.m., MU Pioneer Room)
ISU Theatre opens its season on the high seas
A swashbuckling adventure takes the stage at Fisher Theater when Treasure Island
begins its two-weekend run Oct. 2. It is the first of six ISU Theatre productions
Starry, starry night
Bring the whole family to learn about the night sky at the next planetarium show, Sept. 25 (6:30 p.m. kids show; 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., ISU Planetarium, Physics). The show is free but tickets are required and available at the door beginning at 6:15 p.m.; seating is limited.
Collage of Choirs performance is Sept. 27
Get your choir fix this weekend at the Collage of Choirs
, Sept. 27 (3 p.m., Stephens Auditorium). Hear the Iowa State Singers, ISU Statesmen, Cantamus, Women's Choir and Lyrica Women's Choir perform a variety of numbers. Cost is $10 ($5 for students).
Nightline co-anchor to give Chamberlin lecture
ABC TV's Nightline
co-anchor Juju Chang
will focus on the Iowa caucuses in her Sept. 29 lecture, "The Presidential Campaign: A Search for Meaning." Her free talk begins at 8 p.m. in the MU Great Hall; all are welcome.
Last Comic Standing finalists perform Sept. 30Finalists from the latest season of NBC TV's Last Comic Standing will perform in Ames on Sept. 30 (7:30 p.m., Stephens Auditorium). Comics scheduled to perform are Andy Erickson, Clayton English, Dominique, Ian Bagg and Michael Palascak. Tickets, $25-$59, are available at the Iowa State Center ticket office or through Ticketmaster.
More campus events
Talks, performances, athletic contests and other campus events are listed on the university calendar
- Webinar, Designing Learning Spaces with Learning Theory in Mind, Oct. 5 (noon-1 p.m., 2015 Morrill)
- Meeting, Service-Learning: Faculty/Staff Learning Community, Oct. 5 (12:10-1 p.m., 2030 Morrill)
- Seminar, Using Clickers for Assessments and Exercises in a Team-based Learning Classroom, Oct. 6 (12:10-1 p.m., 192 Parks Library)
- Teaching and learning circle, Engaging Students: How Service-learning Makes a Difference, Oct. 6, 20 and Nov. 10 (4:10-4:50 p.m., 2030 Morrill)
- Webinar, 10 Tips for Creating Accessible Online Course Content, Oct. 8 (1-2 p.m., 206 Durham or join online)
University human resources programming
Register via AccessPlus
(Employee tab > UHR Training > Courses)
- Class, Addressing Conflict Using the Tools of Employee Engagement, Sept. 29 (9-11 a.m., MU Oak Room), register by noon Sept. 25
- Class, Writing a P&S Position Description, Oct. 1 (8:30-10:30 a.m., 3150 Beardshear)
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