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May 5, 2016 
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Nothing bland about this event
Vegetable-mango gazpacho and a soy-based lemon with blueberry waffle were among culinary inventions on display at a food showcase earlier this week. Student teams developed 11 creations in their food product development class.

Class of 2016: Large!
An anticipated 4,601 students are completing degrees this semester, and many of them will participate in commencement events this weekend. Format changes previously announced include a Thursday evening graduate ceremony and an outdoor undergraduate ceremony.

Petrina Jackson is the new head of University Library's special collections and university archives.

Senate approves clinical faculty titles
The Faculty Senate voted in favor of clinical professorships for nontenure-eligible faculty. The appointments are intended to help recruit and retrain clinical and diagnostic experts in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Cyclone marching band represents US in D-Day commemoration
Cyclone marching band director Steven Smyth said he'd never take the band overseas. But he and 168 band members leave for France on June 2. Find out why he changed his mind.

No mad dash toward digital-only course materials
The printed textbook isn't going away and digital course materials aren't one size fits all. That's University Book Store manager Heather Dean's takeaway from a recent course materials survey at 29 institutions.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • IT Solution Center moves to library May 14
  • New online tool for incident reporting rolls out July 1
  • Register now for May 9 mentor training
  • Get O.A.R. tickets beginning May 6
  • Free learning opportunity for summer interns
  • Nason will give May 9 Osborn Club lecture
  • EH&S streamlines hazard evaluation process
  • Emmalee Jacobs memorial scholarship fund is open
  • Art Mart is May 5-7 in the Memorial Union

Around campus
Senior success stories
Seniors Malcolm Smith and Alissa Campbell (video) are certain the future holds endless opportunities for them, thanks to their Iowa State education and experiences. Both will graduate on Saturday -- Smith with a double major in global resource systems and public service and administration in agriculture, and Campbell with a microbiology and genetics double major.

Reminder: Stange Road closes Monday for 30 days
Repairs and upgrades to the Stange Road bridge over Squaw Creek will close all four lanes of the road for about 30 days, beginning Monday, May 9. The goal is to keep one bridge sidewalk open for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Prof: Time to change how news media cover mass shootings
Journalists need to re-evaluate their portrayal of killers in mass killings, says associate professor of psychology Douglas Gentile. News reports about the killer, the type and number of weapons used and rounds of ammunition glamorize the situation and set a "high score" for future mass shooters to beat. 
Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Retirement: Lynn Miller, IT services, May 5 (2-4 p.m.,1155 ASB)
  • Retirement: Rick Abell, university library, May 6 (no public event)
  • Retirement: Denny Goodrich, IT services academic technologies, May 6 (2-4 p.m., 1230 Communications)
  • Commencement reception, May 7 (4-6 p.m., ISU Alumni Center)
Next week
  • Reception: "The Dreamer," MFA thesis exhibit by Fei Xue, May 12 (6-8 p.m., Gallery 181, Design)
  • Retirement: Edward Braun, plant pathology and microbiology, May 17 (10 a.m.-noon, program at 10:10 a.m., 240 Bessey)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Open forums
Director of student affairs assessment and research finalists (4 of 5)
All forums are 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the MU Cardinal Room.
  • Ekaterina Ralston, Iowa State, May 5
  • Becki Elkins, Cornell College, May 10
  • Aurelia Kollasch, Iowa State, May 11
  • Matthew Pistilli, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, May 12
Arts and events
Reiman Gardens hosts Mid-Iowa Woodcarvers
The Mid-Iowa Woodcarvers return to Reiman Gardens on Saturday, May 7, for a one-day show, featuring carving contest entries, carving demonstrations and whittling lessons. Cost is $8 ($4 for youth; free for members, ISU students and kids 3 and under).

Iowa State Center announces 2016-17 Performing Arts Series
The 2016-17 Performing Arts Series at Stephens Auditorium features international performers including Havana Cuba All-Stars, National Symphony of Ukraine, Celtic Fire and more. This year's Broadway Series includes Tony Award-winning Once, Under the Streetlamp, Annie and Chicago. Subscriptions (three or more performances) are on sale now; tickets for single events go on sale July 20.  

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

Professional development
P&S Council monthly series
  • Seminar, Money for Life, Barb Wollan, Human Sciences extension and outreach, May 10 (2-3 p.m., MU Gallery or view via livestream)
University human resources programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
  • Class, Position Description Writing and Position Management Training, July 7 (8:30-10 a.m.)
  • Class, P&S Performance Management Training, July 12 (10 a.m.-noon)
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