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Nov. 5, 2015 
Inside news
Finalists named for ISU Dining director post
Four candidates will participate in on-campus interviews and open forums, beginning next week.

Extra benefits that could pad your wallet
There's more to ISU's benefits than meets the eye. Learn about numerous "obscure" benefits and perks Iowa State employees can access.

New UHR training series focuses on resolving conflict
A new training series developed by university human resources helps employees learn how to handle workplace conflicts.

Johnny's expands at Hilton Coliseum
Cyclone basketball fans who attend the women's or men's exhibition games in Hilton tonight and Friday night, respectively, will note a larger gameday lounge for donors at the east end of the arena.

The following announcements were added this week:
  • Prepackaged meals available Nov. 5 for Schilletter/University Village student parents
  • Nov. 14 football tickets discounted on Nov. 5 only
  • Survey will support ISU application for APLU economic development designation
  • Webcast for ISU Plan participants is Nov. 11
  • Proposals due Nov. 30 for March workshop for middle schoolers
  • Design students will demonstrate Ghanaian crafts Saturday
  • Time change for the Nov. 9 Osborn Club lecture
  • Youth program leader training is Nov. 10
See: Announcements

Around campus
ISU helps launch NSF big data hub
Iowa State and four more universities are creating a Midwest Big Data Hub, SEEDCorn (Sustainable Enabling Environment for Data Collaboration), with support from a $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant.

Study says marketing works for businesses
Researchers in the College of Business found that strong marketing efforts create short-term profitability and long-term shareholder value for companies.

Program uses dance, music to help Parkinson's patients
A new music and movement outreach program in the kinesiology department is based on research that shows musical cues help people with Parkinson's disease overcome their tendency to freeze during movements.

Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Retirement: Norm Hawkins, printing and copy services, Nov. 6 (no public event)
Next week
  • Open house: Brenton Center for Agricultural Instruction and Technology, celebrating 20 years of distance education, Nov. 11 (9-11 a.m., 4 Curtiss), refreshments served
  • Reception: "Ripples 2" exhibit, Nov. 13 (6-8 p.m., Design on Main, 203 Main St.)
  • Reception: "Redensification Rediscovered" Berlin summer academy student exhibit, Nov. 16 (5:30-7 p.m., College of Design atrium)
  • Retirement: Elizabeth "Libby" Bilyeu, Center for Nondestructive Evaluation, Nov. 18 (3-5:30 p.m., 257 Applied Sciences Complex II)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Upcoming seminars and conferences
  • Workshop, How to Participate in the Iowa Caucuses, Nov. 9 (4-5:15 p.m., MU Sun Room), resource fair and voter registration, 2-6 p.m., MU South Ballroom
  • Interactive lecture, "Building an Inclusive Environment: The Role of Social Contextual Factors," Delia Saenz, Arizona State University, Nov. 13 (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 2004 Black Engineering), refreshments provided
  • Research seminar, Syngenta's Transformative Operations Research in Plant Sciences, presented by a scientific team from Syngenta recognized nationally for its accomplishments, Nov. 13 (1-4:30 p.m., 004 Scheman), includes discussion with ISU faculty and a discussion on graduate student career development
  • Colloquium, Rare Earths for Life, Nov. 16 (9 a.m.-noon, 2-5 p.m., 301 Spedding), in honor of Distinguished Professor of materials science and engineering Karl Gschneidner's 85th birthday
Open forums
ISU Dining director finalists
Four finalists will interview on campus for the ISU Dining director's post. Their interviews include a public forum, 11 a.m.-noon, set for these dates and Memorial Union locations:
  • Amanda Steiner, North Carolina A&T, Nov. 12, Gold Room
  • Gayle Hanson, Aramark, Nov. 13, Cardinal Room
  • Mohamed Ali, Ohio University, Nov. 19, Gold Room
  • John Gaughan, Shippensburg University, Nov. 20, Cardinal Room
Arts and events

Opera will hit high notes in Fisher this week
ISU Theatre and the music department will present a collaborative production of Mozart's The Magic Flute, opening Thursday, Nov. 5, for a four-show run in Fisher Theater. The opera boasts a large cast of singers, actors, puppeteers and dancers, accompanied by the ISU chamber orchestra. Tickets are $21 for adults, $19 for seniors and $14 for students.

Honoring veterans
Several activities and events have been planned in recognition of Veterans Day. In addition, the University Book Store will accept donations Nov. 9-13 for the ISU Veterans Center.
  • Nov. 7, Veterans Day 5K run/walk (10 a.m.-1 p.m., Armory south lawn), $20-$25
  • Nov. 9, Gold Star Hall Ceremony (3:15 p.m., MU Great Hall), free
  • Nov. 11, WOD (Workout of the Day) with Warriors, with ISU Army ROTC (6 a.m., Lied Center), free, online RSVP, donations accepted for Team RWB project
  • Nov. 11, Community Supper (5-7:30 p.m., MU Great Hall), free, RSVP to

Columnist to give Smith chair lecture on Nov. 12
2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper columnist Kathleen Parker will present the fall 2015 Mary Louise Smith Chair in Women and Politics lecture on Thursday, Nov. 12 (7:30 p.m., Benton Auditorium, Scheman). Parker's talk, "The Global Tide of Women Rising," is free and open to the public.

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

Professional development
Spring professional development funds available for NTE faculty
The office of the senior vice president and provost has funds (up to $500 per award) to support professional development of lecturers/senior lecturers, clinicians/senior clinicians and adjunct faculty. Faculty without access to departmental support particularly are encouraged to apply. Faculty desiring to participate at a professional conference, workshop or training should review the guidelinesApplications for conferences/workshops between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2016, are due Dec. 1; recipients will be notified within three weeks of the deadline.

Provost office programming
  • Workshop, Documenting (and Boosting) Your Research Impact: An Introduction, Nov. 10 (3:30-5 p.m., 2019 Morrill), an overview of resources to document and improve your scholarly impact, for all ISU faculty, register via AccessPlus (Employee tab > UHR Training > Courses > SVPP)
  • Webinar, How to be an Effective Public Intellectual, facilitator Allyson Hobbs, Stanford University, Nov. 12, 2-3 p.m.), National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, register online with your ISU-sponsored membership

P&S Council seminar series
Details about the series are online. Attend in person, watch via livestream or view a recorded session at your convenience.
  • Overview of 2016 Benefits, Ed Holland, university human resources, Nov. 10 (2-3 p.m., MU Pioneer Room)

University human resources programming
Register via (Login with Net-ID and password)
  • Class, People Admin 7: Creating a Posting, Managing Applicants and the Hiring Process, Nov. 16 (1- 3:30 p.m., 1230 Communications)
  • Class, University Orientation, Nov. 17 (8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., MU Gallery)
  • Class, Energize Your Leadership Process: The Art and Science of Employee Development, Jan. 7 (9 a.m.-noon, MU Campanile Room)
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