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Feb. 4, 2016 
Inside news
Cyclone nation ovation
Fans at Tuesday night's men's basketball game cheered a longtime Cyclone -- senior vice president for business and finance Warren Madden. The popular administrator will wind down a 50-year Iowa State career this summer.

Bessey addition project begins this month
A phased, 18-month project to build a four-story addition to the east side of Bessey Hall will get underway later this month. Here are a few tips for maneuvering around that area of campus during construction.

Enrollment sets a new spring record
Spring 2016 enrollment is up 865 students from last spring's previous record.

Employee assistance program: Help when you need it
Remember that Iowa State's benefits-eligible employees and their immediate family members may access the university's employee assistance program if the need arises.

The following announcements were added this week:
  • MLK Jr. keynote rescheduled for Feb. 11
  • Art sale is Feb. 8-12 at the Memorial Union
  • Feb. 19 hearing precedes regents' Ames meeting
  • Volunteers sought for nutritional counseling
  • Horticulture Club is selling Valentine roses
  • Registration opens for March 4 ISCORE conference
  • 1095-C forms should be available by Feb. 29
  • Ag career day postponed to Feb. 4
  • Appreciation breakfast for academic advisers is Feb. 17

Around campus
Two more efforts are using ISU crowdfunding resource
Two student groups in the College of Human Sciences -- The Fashion Show 2016 and the Event Management Club -- will try to raise funds for special events through the ISU Foundation's crowdfunding website, FundISU.

Snowed under
Mother Nature threw a wintry one-two punch, hitting campus with several inches of snow and ice ... twice.

  • Jack Lutz, professor of computer science, to the Scott Hanna Faculty Fellowship, effective immediately
Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Retirement: John Larson, facilities planning and management, Feb. 5 (1:30-3:30 p.m., program at 2 p.m., 162 General Services)
Next week
  • Open house: Science Bound program, Feb. 9 (4-6 p.m., 2156 Gilman)
  • Reception, honoring Jack Lutz, computer science, as recipient of the Scott Hanna Faculty Fellowship, Feb. 10 (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 302 Catt)
  • Retirement: Bernie Havlovic, Armstrong Research Farm, Lewis, Feb. 17 (12:45-2 p.m., program at 1:15 p.m., MU Cardinal Room)
  • Open house: SHOP Food Pantry, Feb. 18 (3-6 p.m., 2616 Food Sciences, free T-shirt for attendees who bring two nonperishable food or personal items)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Upcoming seminars and conferences
  • Data-Driven Science Distinguished Lecture, "Harnessing Big Data to Build Resilient Communities," Sallie Keller, Virginia Tech University, Feb. 23 (7:30 p.m., Howe auditorium)
Open forums
Open forums begin at 3 p.m.
  • Feb. 8, Ellyn Bartges, St. Cloud State University, Minnesota, 2019 Morrill
  • Feb. 11, Margo Foreman, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, 1213 Hoover
  • Feb. 15, Jyl Shaffer, University of Cincinnati, 2019 Morrill
Arts and events
Varieties talent competition opens this weekend
Varieties, the annual student talent competition, begins with semifinal performances Friday and Saturday nights (Feb. 5-6) in the Memorial Union. The top selections move on to finals performances in two weeks. Tickets ($10 for semifinals, $13 for finals, $2 discount for youth and ISU students) are available via Midwestix, at the M-Shop box office or by phone, 294-8349.

Barjché celebrates 70th anniversary
This year marks the 70th time members of Iowa State's Orchesis I Dance Company will perform in Barjché, a modern dance concert started in 1944 by three Iowa State students. Orchesis I will stage three Barjché performances on Feb. 5 and 6 (7:30 p.m.) and Feb. 7 (2 p.m.) in the Iowa State Center's Fisher Theater. Tickets are $12 ($10 for students) and are available through Ticketmaster.

Holocaust survivor will share her story on Feb. 8
Holocaust survivor Marion Blumenthal Lazan will give a firsthand account of her family's life in Germany and Holland under the Nazis, including imprisonment in concentration camps, during a free, public lecture on Monday, Feb. 8 (7 p.m., MU Great Hall).

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

Professional development
Enroll in online course and CELT-hosted discussions
CELT will host three campus discussions for participants in a six-week online course, Accessibility: Designing and Teaching Courses for All Learners, Feb. 22-April 5, led by faculty at the SUNY Buffalo State and Empire State campuses on designing learning experiences that promote inclusive learning environments. Register for the course on its website. Register for the campus discussions (Thursdays) March 10, 24 and April 7 (2-3 p.m., 192 Parks Library) at Learn@ISU.

CELT programming
Registration is required via Learn@ISU (log in with Net ID and password).
Provost office programming
These events are hosted by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. Register online with your ISU-sponsored membership.
University human resources programming
Registration is required via Learn@ISU (log in with Net ID and password).
  • Class, Inside Money: Managing Income and Debt, Feb. 17 (noon-1 p.m., 3512 Memorial Union)
  • Class, People Admin 7 Open Session (bring your questions), Feb. 24 (9-11 a.m., 1230 Communications)
  • Class, Behavior-Based Interviewing, March 9 (9 a.m.-noon, 3512 Memorial Union)
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