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April 14, 2016 
Inside news
Faculty P&T list goes to regents next week
Meeting April 20-21 in Council Bluffs, the state Board of Regents will be asked to approve 58 ISU faculty promotion and tenure cases. Also on the agenda are parking, dining and residence rates for next year, a proposal for a new indoor home for the Cyclone tennis team and employee leaders' comments regarding salary increases this summer.

125-year-old power move deserves a celebration
Nine years after Thomas Edison pioneered a very efficient way to generate power and heat, Iowa State incorporated the process into its first power plant, built north of Lab of Mechanics in 1891. Help celebrate 125 years of power plant history at an April 21 open house.

New health insurance model means lower premiums for students, scholars
Students and visiting scholars who enroll in the Student and Scholars Health Insurance Plan will have more money in their pockets beginning this fall, thanks to a new insurance model that puts Iowa State in control.

Sidewalk views in Google Maps
It's now possible to meander most campus sidewalks via Google Maps' street view, although it's more healthful and fun to do your walks old-school.

ISU presence in campustown expands
The ISU Foundation's call center set up shop in campustown's Kingland Building last month, joining other university tenants on the second floor.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Library to pilot 24/7 open hours during dead, finals weeks
  • April events promote sexual assault awareness
  • Kling named to endowed chair in environmental economics
  • Volunteers sought for LaVerne cleanup
  • You're invited: Earth Week tree planting is April 21
  • Funeral service for John Verkade is Thursday
  • Reiman Gardens offers gardens bus tour to Wisconsin
  • Sixth Street bridge project remains on schedule
  • Submit summer, fall course reserves at the library now
  • Sign up for Stash the Trash on April 30

Around campus
Peace Corps selects Iowa State as a preparation site
The Peace Corps has selected Iowa State as a training site to help students prepare for service in other countries. The program is offered at 50 U.S. universities and colleges. Students from any major may participate in the program.

Video: Immersive student experience
Students participating in ISU's American Sign Language program tested their skills during a visit to the Iowa School for the Deaf.

My university home
A quick look at where our students live while they're going to school.

Examining matter's dominance in the universe
ISU physicist Mayly Sanchez is part of a collaborative team of scientists and engineers analyzing data from the NOvA Neutrino Experiment.

Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Retirement: Lana Cornelius, ISU Dining, April 15 (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., lower level of Knapp-Storms Commissary)
Next week
  • Open house, intensive English and orientation program's 50th anniversary, April 20 (3-5 p.m., program at 3:15 p.m., Landscape Architecture Building, use west entrance)
  • Open house, utility services' 125th anniversary, April 21 (1-4 p.m., presentation at 2 p.m., power plant, 616 Beach Rd.)
  • Retirement: Pam White, College of Human Sciences, April 27 (3:30-5:30 p.m., first floor atrium, Beardshear Hall)
  • Retirement: Jay-Lin Jane, food science and human nutrition, April 29 (2-5 p.m., program at 3 p.m., Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman)
  • Retirement, Ken Burditt, printing services, May 2 (1-2 p.m., 2333 Printing and Publication Building)
  • Retirement: Larry Ebbers, School of Education, May 2 (3:30-5:30 p.m., program at 4:15 p.m., MU Great Hall)
  • Retirement: Tom Polito, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences student services, May 3 (3-5 p.m., program at 4 p.m., MU Campanile Room)
  • Retirement: Mary Lynn Damhorst, apparel, events and hospitality management, May 4 (3-5 p.m., program at 4 p.m., 1009 LeBaron)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Upcoming seminars and conferences
Open forums
Board of Regents public hearing
Record your comments about any item on the board's April agenda at an April 14 public hearing (5-6 p.m., MU Gold Room). Agenda items for the April 20-21 meeting are on the regents website.

Arts and events
Cyclone Market will showcase student groups
An estimated 33 student organizations will be showcased during Cyclone Market on Saturday,  April 16 (10 a.m.-1 p.m., Iowa State Center parking lots). The community outreach and fundraising event precedes the annual football spring game.

Who will be the 2016 Cyclone Voice?
Fourteen finalists emerged from an April 4 preliminary round and will compete in Cyclone Voice, the annual ISU student singing competition, on Thursday, April 14 (8 p.m., MU Great Hall, doors open at 7:30 p.m.). Singer, songwriter and actor Jesse McCartney will host the event and perform a short set during the judges' deliberations. Cyclone Voice is free and open to the public.

Carillon events start Sunday
The Stanton Memorial Carillon will be central to a pair of special concerts and a lecture planned April 17 and 18.

Blue Man Group stages two Ames shows
Blue Man Group, a show that blends comedy, theatre, a rock concert and a dance party, will perform two shows at Stephens Auditorium on April 19-20 (both at 7:30 p.m.). Tickets range from $25-$70 ($28 for youth and students) and are available at the Iowa State Center ticket office or through Ticketmaster.

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

Professional development
Save the date: Teaching symposium for new faculty and TAs is Aug. 16
The CELT Teaching Symposium, previously known as the University Teaching Seminar, will be held on Tuesday, Aug.16 (8 a.m.-noon). New faculty and teaching assistants will learn about preparing for a successful first semester of teaching, and also explore CELT's services, resources and professional development opportunities. Registration opens on June 1.

P&S Council programming
  • Seminar, "It Matters What Staff Say, Too," Denise Williams-Klotz, multicultural student affairs; and Katie Davidson, College of Veterinary Medicine, April 19 (2-3 p.m., MU Gallery or via ISU Livestream)
University human resources programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
  • Class, Money Matters: Exploring the Impact of Personal Finances on Health and Wellbeing, April 19 (1-4 p.m.)
  • Class, Introducing the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, May 10 (1-3 p.m.)
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