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Oct. 15, 2015 
Inside news
Stewart named VP for diversity and inclusion
Iowa State's first vice president for diversity and inclusion -- Reginald Stewart -- will be on the job in early December. He comes to ISU from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Associate VP for research post open
The Office of the Vice President for Research seeks a tenured ISU faculty member to fill a full-time position -- associate vice president for research.

Building addresses are set
Street addresses have been approved for all campus buildings and you can see yours now. We'll start using them on Jan. 1, with implementation pieces continuing into early March.

Tuition is up for discussion ... again
The state Board of Regents will take a first look at proposed tuition rates for the 2016-17 year when it meets next week in Iowa City. A decision won't happen until December.

This won't hurt a bit
Roll up your sleeve. Time is running out to get a free flu shot.

The following announcements were added this week:
  • P&S award nominations due Dec. 1
  • ISUAA award nominations due Dec. 1
  • Reminder: Flu shot clinic ends Oct. 16
  • Lecture: Privacy and confidentiality in an era of Big Data
  • Green fair is Oct. 15
  • Grant budget development workshop is Oct. 20
See: Announcements

Around campus
Pig mutation helps medical research
Researchers identified a pair of genetic mutations that cause immune deficiencies in pigs that make them uniquely good models for testing potential medical therapies for humans.

Muench creates silk from steel
Joe Muench, associate professor of art and visual culture, has been honing his award-winning metalsmithing for 40 years.

Open houses and receptions
Next week
  • Retirement: Laura Miller, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Oct. 28 (4:30-6 p.m., Harl Commons, Curtiss Hall)
  • Retirement: Lola Van Wyk, facilities planning and management, Oct. 30 (2-4 p.m., MU Gallery, program at 2:30 p.m.)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Upcoming seminars and conferences
Open forum
Board of Regents public hearing is today
Record your comments about any item on the board's October agenda at an Oct. 15 public hearing (6-7 p.m., MU Oak Room). An agenda and meeting materials for the Oct. 21-22 meeting are available on the regents website.

Arts and events
Did somebody say pie?
Student clubs and organizations will have displays and sales on Friday, Oct. 16, in the tent south of MacKay Hall as part of Human Sciences' weeklong celebration. The Food and Fun Fest (11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.) will include cherry pies, popcorn and fudge.

Free performance by Chinese acrobats
The Golden Dragon Acrobats, an American touring company of Chinese acrobats, will perform at Stephens Auditorium on Friday, Oct. 16 (7 p.m.). The performance is free and open to the public.

Kicking off the basketball season
The 2nd annual Hilton Madness, a fan introduction to the 2015-16 Cyclone men's and women's basketball teams, will be held Friday, Oct. 16 (8 p.m., Hilton Coliseum, doors open at 7:30 p.m., ISU students admitted at 7:15 p.m.). Emceed by ISU alum Scott Siepker, the event will include team introductions and competitions (slam dunk, 3-point shooting and "shooting stars"). Admission is free.

Fill your Sunday with music
The music department will showcase three student music groups in two different performances, both on Sunday, Oct. 18. The Iowa State Singers will perform at 1:30 p.m. in Tye Recital Hall, Music Building. Cost is $5 ($3 for students). The ISU Symphonic Band and ISU Concert Band will give a joint performance at 3 p.m. in the Ames City Auditorium. Cost is $7 ($5 for students).

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

Professional development
CELT is accepting faculty proposals
Faculty can find more information on the CELT website about these grant opportunities:
  • Collaborative instructional support for extended (weeks or months) projects that go beyond the one-time general support requests. Grantees receive up to 40 hours of personal instructional design work and consultation services, and up to $500 for instructional software, technology or other materials to support course development.
  • Quality Matters professional development and course certification grants. Quality Matters is a peer review process to certify the quality of online course design and components.
CELT programming
University human resources programming
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  • Class, Behavior-based Interviewing, Oct. 27 (9 a.m.-noon, 3534 MU)
  • Class, People Admin 7 Position Management, Nov. 2 (10 a.m.-noon, 1230 Communications)
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