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Colleges will implement graduation weekend changes this semester
Approved by the deans, the changes
are intended to improve both the college and all-university events and better accommodate large numbers of guests.
joined Iowa State on Jan. 4 as director of the Thielen Student Health Center.
Talk safety at your next staff meeting
Periodic safety discussions
are one of the most important ways to prepare for a crisis in the office or the classroom.
P&S staff: Check your position description
Professional and scientific staff are encouraged to review their position descriptions with their managers. Standard job factors
for each classification were added and previous job factor language -- often written for specific positions -- will disappear in the coming months.
Senate considering department mergerA reorganization plan introduced to the Faculty Senate merges the anthropology and world languages and cultures departments. Senators will vote next month on the proposal.
The following announcements were added this week:
- You're invited: ISU Dance Marathon is this weekend
- Tickets on sale for April 24 MKTO concert
- Registration for e-Letter of Intent training added to Learn@ISU site
- University Honors program seeks fall seminar proposals
- Poster sale runs Jan. 25-29 at MU
- New faculty-staff affinity group forms
- Recommend team leader opportunity to students
- Print your W-2 form in AccessPlus by Jan. 25
- Nominate excellent student employees by Feb. 5
- Summer instructors sought for TAG programs
- Workshop will help PIs manage their award funding
- Nominations for six alumni awards are due Feb. 15
Change agent: June Olds
, clinician in the veterinary clinical sciences department and veterinarian at Des Moines' Blank Park Zoo, is the most recent addition to this News Service series about Iowa State faculty and staff whose work is changing the world for the better.
Climbing on campusA new bouldering wall, which does not require ropes or harnesses, opened in the Lied Center this month. Recreation services offers three indoor climbing options -- one at Lied and two at State Gym.
- Guru Rao, biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology, to associate vice president in the office of the vice president for research, effective Feb. 15
Open houses and receptions
- Exhibit opening reception: "The Fashionable Side of STEM," Jan. 21 (3:30 p.m., Textiles and Clothing Museum, 1015 Morrill)
- Retirement: John Hill, plant pathology and microbiology, Jan. 22 (2-4 p.m., program at 2:10 p.m., 240 Bessey)
- Exhibit opening reception: "XXX Books Books Books XXX," Jan. 29 (6-8 p.m., Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St.)
Details about these events are on the university calendar
Upcoming seminars and conferences
- Workshop, "Managing Your Award," hosted by the vice president for research office, panel-led, types of award requirements and terms, federal regulations for grants, suggestions for building a research team and more, Feb. 1 (10-11:30 a.m., MU Gallery), register online
|Senior vice president for student affairs finalists|
Open forums begin at 9 a.m. in the Memorial Union.
- Jan. 25, Lori Reesor, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks (Pioneer Room)
- Feb. 1, Al Thompson, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point (Campanile Room)
- Feb. 3, Martino Harmon, Iowa State (Pioneer Room)
A sampling of spring lectures
Nature's colorful display
Color will permeate Reiman Gardens in 2016 with a plethora of exhibits
dedicated to nature's wide range of colors. Simply titled Color, the gardens' theme launched Jan. 18 with the opening of "Orangery" in the Hughes Conservatory.
Sleeping Beauty takes the Stephens stage Jan. 22
The Moscow Festival Ballet presents Sleeping Beauty
on Jan. 22 (7:30 p.m., Stephens Auditorium). Tickets are $25-$59 and available at the Iowa State Center ticket office or through Ticketmaster
. Ticketholders are invited to a short presentation by Ames dance studio owner Beth Clarke at 7 p.m. in the Celebrity Café.
Free screening of acclaimed documentary on Jan. 26The documentary He Named Me Malala will be shown on Jan. 26 (7 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m., 101 Carver). The film portrays Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot returning home from school in 2012 when she was 15 years old. Admission is free and open to the public.
More campus events
Talks, performances, athletic contests and other campus events are listed on the university calendar
Provost office programming
- Webinar, "Bully in the Ivory Tower: How Aggression and Incivility Erode American Higher Education," facilitator Leah Hollis, consultant on healthy workplaces, Jan. 27 (3-4:30 p.m.)
University human resources programming
- Class, Electronic Letter of Intent Training, Jan. 26 (1-2 p.m., 3150 Beardshear)
- Class, Investing 101, Feb. 8 (noon-1 p.m., MU Pioneer Room)
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