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March 31, 2016 
Inside news
Final HS dean candidate visits next week
Stephan Wilson, Regents Professor of human development and family studies and dean of the College of Human Sciences at Oklahoma State University, is the third finalist announced in ISU's College of Human Sciences dean search. Wilson will visit campus Tuesday-Wednesday.

Quality Matters for online courses
Faculty have an opportunity to strengthen their online courses and qualify for Quality Matters certification through new programming offered by CELT.

Search for SVP for university services on fast track
The national search for the first senior vice president for university services will be conducted on an ambitious timeline. The goal is to bring finalists to campus for visits in early May.

Stadium-gardens link project to begin in April
Pavement and road replacement work between Jack Trice Stadium and Reiman Gardens will wrap up before ISU's football home opener; landscaping may continue into spring.

Where's home?
A quick look at the places from which our students arrive.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • April 14 hearing precedes regents' Council Bluffs meeting
  • Take this short survey; help improve Lincoln Way
  • Youth program leader training is April 13
  • Forums on strategic plan draft are March 31, April 5
  • Ames-ISU trail survey underway
  • Severe storm spotter training is April 14
  • Workspace to host visioning board workshop
  • Poetry reading features English faculty member

Around campus
Lab studies human performance
ISU's ATHENA Lab uses engineering to augment and understand human performance, for example, developing better ways to train welders, design body armor or place UPC codes on packages.

Faculty member receives patent for method that inhibits tumors
Assistant professor Melha Mellata, food science and human nutrition, received a patent for inventing a new method of inhibiting tumors and improving the safety of live vaccines. The invention protects healthy cells from harm during chemotherapy or radiation.

Spring meeting of library liaisons
Faculty library liaisons, librarians and the library advisory committee work together to share information about new or evolving library services and identify needs within academic departments.

The future for Monarch butterflies
Faculty member John Pleasants contributed to a published study that considers "quasi-extinction" for Monarch butterflies -- in which so few exist that their migratory patterns collapse.

Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Retirement: Nera Davis, computer science, March 31 (2:30-4:30 p.m., 223 Atanasoff)
  • Retirement: Steve Harder, Iowa State Center, March 31 (4-6 p.m., Stephens Auditorium stage)
  • Retirement: Rob Louden, printing and copy services, April 1 (1-2 p.m., 2333 Printing and Publication Building)
  • Retirement: Linda Johnson, IT services, April 1 (2-4 p.m., 2414 Friley)
Next week
  • Opening reception: "Unrestrained Exploration of Creative Design Scholarship: A Retrospective of Doctoral Work by Ling Zhang," April 3 (3-6 p.m., program with the artist at 4 p.m., 2019 Morrill)
  • Reception: "Focus" and "APEX" student art exhibits, April 6 (6:30-8 p.m., MU Pioneer Room)
  • Retirement: Sue Kepley, Central Stores, April 8 (1-3:30 p.m., presentation at 2 p.m., 162 General Services Building)
  • Open house, celebrating 50 years of the Intensive English and Orientation program, April 20 (3-5 p.m., program at 3:15 p.m., Landscape Architecture Building, use west entrance)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Upcoming seminars and conferences
  • Iowa NSF EPSCoR policy seminar, "The Pass-Through of RIN Prices to Wholesale and Retail Fuels Under the Renewable Fuel Standard," James Stock, Harvard University, April 4 (3:40-5 p.m., 0013 Curtiss)
  • Third annual Research Conference, Graduate and Professional Student Senate, April 12 (8 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Memorial Union), free but registration requested
  • Symposium, "REAL Sustainability," ISU Global Food Security Consortium, April 13-14, Scheman Building, register by April 12, free for ISU employees and students
  • Voorhees Supply Chain Conference, "Infrastructure, Policy and Relational Considerations for 2016 and Beyond," April 22 (8 a.m.-2:15 p.m., Alumni Center), free for ISU employees and students
  • Biennial spring faculty conference, "Ethical Research in the Age of Open Access," April 26 (7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., MU Great Hall), email Sherri Angstrom to register
Open forums
College of Human Sciences dean finalist (final of three)
  • Stephan Wilson, Oklahoma State University: April 5, 4-5 p.m., 0210 Bessey
  • March 31 (4:30-6 p.m., MU Gallery)
  • April 5 (noon-1:30 p.m., MU Oak Room)
Arts and events
A multicultural celebration
Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of many cultures represented by student organizations at the 11th annual Global Gala on Friday,  April 1 (7 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m., MU Great Hall). The event is free and open to the public.

International Food Fair is April 3
Sixteen international student organizations will share food samples from their home countries during the annual International Food Fair on Sunday, April 3 (11 a.m.-2 p.m., MU Great Hall). Admission is $3 at the door ($2 in advance; purchase through Friday from the International Student Council, MU west student office space). Food tickets, 50 cents each, will be sold at the event; foods range in price from two to eight tickets. Cash is the only accepted form of payment for this event.

Cyclones at home
Events and locations are subject to change, due to weather. Admission is free.
  • April 1, Tennis vs. Kansas State (3 p.m., Forker courts)
  • April 1, Softball vs. Baylor (4 p.m., Cyclone Sports Complex)
  • April 2, Softball vs. Baylor (noon, Cyclone Sports Complex)
  • April 3, Tennis vs. Kansas State (11 a.m., Forker courts)
  • April 3, Softball vs. Baylor (noon, Cyclone Sports Complex)
More campus events
Talks, performances, athletic contests and other campus events are listed on the university calendar.

Professional development
Provost office programming
CELT programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
University human resources programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
  • Class, Money Matters: Exploring the Impact of Personal Finances on Health and Well-being, April 20 (9 a.m.-noon)
  • Class, Position Description Writing and Position Management Training, May 5 (8:30-10 a.m.)
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