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Oct. 22, 2015 
Inside news
Faculty asked to assign intellectual property rights
Addressing the Faculty Senate on Oct. 20, university counsel Paul Tanaka discussed why faculty and research staff should assign intellectual property rights. An initiative to inform current employees about the process and obtain agreements is under way.

Work begins on the next strategic plan
In a little over eight months, the university's next strategic plan will come together. The steering committee is forming six subcommittees to focus on key parts of the plan and seeks your help in nominating people to serve on those groups.

Art and antique sale to benefit university museums
Paintings by a longtime Iowa artist, collector plates and glass, antique furniture, a Civil War-era sword and owls by the hundreds will be part of Iowa State's Art and Antique Sale Oct. 29-Nov. 1. Proceeds from the sale will support University Museums.

Regents receive recommendations for academics-related TIER cases
Pappas consultants share ideas for improving distance learning and enrollment management efforts. Biennial faculty activity survey results also are on the agenda.

Easy fix for wrong numbers
Changing old phone numbers or addresses on the online directory is easily accomplished through AccessPlus.

The following announcements were added this week:
  • National academy member to give lunch talk on Oct. 29
  • Bill Maher performs at Stephens Nov. 7
  • Honors and awards ceremony is Oct. 30
  • Beethoven trio music featured at concert
  • Snow blower service runs Oct. 23-24
 See: Announcements

Around campus
Birt elected to national academy

Diane Birt, Distinguished Professor of food science and human nutrition, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine for her achievements in human nutrition research, the academy announced earlier this week.

Virtual reality puts football recruits in the middle of game day
Iowa State researchers are using the sophisticated tools of the Virtual Reality Applications Center to create a virtual Jack Trice Stadium for football recruits. It's a way to show off the stadium's game-day atmosphere and the university's strengths in science and technology.

  • Jason Ross, ISU animal science, to director of the Iowa Pork Industry Center, effective Oct. 1
Open houses and receptions
This week
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.)
  • Retirement: Teri Gallahan, printing and copy services, Nov. 2 (3-5 p.m., 080 Scheman)
  • Retirement: Norm Hawkins, printing and copy services, Nov. 6 (no public event)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Upcoming seminars and conferences
  • Third annual Rock On retirement symposium, ISU Retirees Association, Nov. 10 (8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., ISU Alumni Center), preregistration required
  • 18th annual Financial Aid Conference for Campus Partners, Dec. 9 (8 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Memorial Union), for faculty and staff who want to learn about financial aid issues that affect students
Arts and events
Spirits in the Gardens
Reiman Gardens' annual Halloween celebration, held Oct. 24-25 (4-7 p.m.), offers fun for all ages. Attend in costume and enjoy displays, storytelling, crafts and more. Admission is free for members, ISU students with I.D. and everyone under age 18; $8 for adults and $6 for seniors.

Art at the MU
An exhibition featuring 21 oil paintings by Iowa artist Sonja Johnson is on display in the Memorial Union Pioneer Room through the end of January. Using the Impressionist style of painting, many of Johnson's pieces reflect farm and rural imagery. For open viewing times, call 296-6848.

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

Professional development
CELT programming
Provost office programming
Register via AccessPlus (Employee tab > UHR Training > Courses > SVPP)
  • Workshop, University Resources for New Non Tenure-eligible Faculty, Nov. 4 (1-2 p.m., MU Gallery), career advancement, awards, professional development funds, CELT assistance
University human resources programming
Register via (Login with net-ID and password)
  • Class, Tips to Stay Financially Healthy Through the Holidays, Nov. 3 (noon-1 p.m., MU Gallery)
  • Class, People Admin 7: Creating a Posting, Managing Applicants and the Hiring Process, Nov. 10 (1-3:30 p.m., 1230 Communications)
  • Class, Addressing Conflict Using the Tools of Employee Engagement, Jan. 26, 2016 (9-11 a.m., MU, room TBD)
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