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Nov. 12, 2015 
Inside news
Strategic plan pace quickens
The strategic planning process picks up speed as subcommittees are named and public forums set.

Senate approves policy changes for job descriptions
After months of discussion and feedback, changes to Faculty Handbook policies and guidelines for faculty position responsibility statements were approved at the Nov. 10 Faculty Senate meeting.

Flipped, hybrid classes to be showcased at Nov. 19 event
Faculty representing 22 grant-assisted projects to flip course content in order to maximize class meeting time will share their efforts and outcomes during a 90-minute showcase event in the Memorial Union.

Council makes progress on priorities
At their Nov. 5 meeting, Professional and Scientific Council members learned that eligibility for the provost's Emerging Leaders Academy will be broadened for P&S staff. Council president Tera Lawson said tuition reimbursement and guidelines for staff with teaching responsibilities also are being discussed.

The following announcements were added this week:
  • Nov. 19 hearing precedes regents' Ames meeting
  • Free health screenings available Nov. 18-19
  • Poinsettia presale orders due Nov. 25
  • Universal design is topic of Nov. 12 forum
  • Giving Trees are up and ready for donations
See: Announcements

Around campus
C-SPAN lecture series will feature another ISU faculty member
Associate professor Carlton Basmajian (community and regional planning and urban design) traces factors that shaped the development of North America and created a system for property distribution and urban development in a September lecture recorded for broadcast on C-SPAN's American History TV. The 50-minute program will air Saturday, Nov. 11 (7 p.m. and 11 p.m. on C-SPAN3).

Taller turbines
ISU engineers are testing precast concrete for use in taller wind turbine towers.

Cyber heroes
An ISU student team won $25,000 in a national challenge to identify the source and extent of a simulated cyber attack.

Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Reception: "Ripples 2" exhibit, Nov. 13 (6-8 p.m., Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St.)
Next week
  • 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
Open forums
Alliance for Disability Awareness, Nov. 12
Faculty, staff and students are invited to share concerns and ideas about making campus more welcoming and inclusive at an open forum on Nov. 12 (5-7 p.m., 3137 Pearson) hosted by the student organization, Alliance for Disability Awareness. Feedback will be used to share information with university stakeholders and leaders. Contact alliance president Laura Wiederholt or student disability resources director Steve Moats with questions.

Board of Regents public hearing, Nov. 17
Record your comments about any item on the board's December agenda at the Nov. 19 public hearing (4-5 p.m., MU Oak Room). Meeting materials and an agenda for the regents Dec. 2 telephonic meeting will be posted to the board's website by Nov. 17.

Input sought on strategic plan, Nov. 18
Faculty, staff and students are invited to share their thoughts with those developing ISU's next strategic plan during an open forum Nov. 18 (noon-1:30 p.m., MU Oak Room).

Arts and events
Documentary screening and panel discussion is tonight
The Student Union Board is hosting a free screening of the 2011 documentary, What Matters, on Thursday, Nov. 12 (7 p.m., MU Sun Room), followed by a panel discussion. The 90-minute film is about three friends attempting to live on $1.25 per day across three continents and the poverty they encounter.

And the bands played on
The music department presents its annual Band Extravaganza on Sunday, Nov. 15 (7 p.m., Stephens Auditorium). The Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble I and Cyclone Marching Band each will take the stage. Tickets are $10 ($5 for students), and available at the Iowa State Center ticket office or through Ticketmaster.

Cyclones in action
Four Cyclone teams will compete in home events during a four-day span, beginning Friday:
  • Nov. 13, Women's basketball vs. Hampton, 7 p.m., Hilton Coliseum, $5-$12
  • Nov. 14, Football vs. Oklahoma State, 2:30 p.m., Jack Trice Stadium, $30-$65
  • Nov. 14, Volleyball vs. Texas, 8 p.m., Hilton Coliseum, $5
  • Nov. 15, Wrestling vs. Midland (5:30 p.m.) and Boise State (7:30 p.m.), Hilton Coliseum, $5-$10
  • Nov. 16, Men's basketball vs. Chicago State, 7 p.m., Hilton Coliseum, $25
More campus events
Talks, performances, athletic contests and other campus events are listed on the university calendar.

Professional development
CELT programming
Provost office programming
  • Webinar, Strategies for Dealing with Stress, Rejection and the Haters in Your Midst, facilitator Kerry Ann Rockquemore, president and CEO, National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, Nov. 19 (1-2:30 p.m.), register online with your ISU-sponsored membership
  • Workshop, Fulbright Scholar Program, for faculty and professionals, Caitlin McNamara, Council for International Exchange of Scholars, Nov. 19 (9-10:15 a.m., repeated 1-2:15 p.m., MU Pioneer Room), free, individuals may drop in to visit with McNamara (10:15 a.m.-noon, MU Pioneer Room), contact Megan Peterson by Nov. 17 to reserve a meeting time after 2:15 p.m.
University human resources programming
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  • Class, People Admin 7: Creating a Posting, Managing Applicants and the Hiring Process, Dec. 8 (1-3:30 p.m., 1230 Communications)
  • Class, P&S Performance Management Training (for supervisors/managers), Dec. 10 (10 a.m.-noon, 3150 Beardshear)
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