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Sept. 24, 2015 
Inside news
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 visit
At 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 fellowships
Lisa 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
See: Announcements

Around campus
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 outcomes
A 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
Open forums
  • 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)
Arts and events
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 this season.

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. 30
Finalists 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.

Professional development
CELT programming

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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