Inside Iowa State for faculty and staff
May 12, 2016 
Inside news
Summer projects will keep you on your toes
Spring commencement again has triggered a hectic summer of building and road projects. Here are a few to keep on your radar.

Council considering salary recommendation
The Professional and Scientific Council's compensation and benefits committee introduced its annual salary recommendation at the May 5 meeting, citing record enrollment and "modest" pay increases over the last few years.

Fall emerging leaders class announced
The provost's office has announced the 30 faculty and staff members in the 2016-17 class of the Emerging Leaders Academy.

Time to re-up your expertise on discrimination, harassment
Compliance training is about being a good citizen of the campus, says equal opportunity director Margo Foreman. She urges faculty and staff to complete required online training on discrimination, sexual violence and harassment.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Applications due June 1 for NTE faculty development funds
  • Botany program request goes to regents committee
  • Registration is open for youth summer dance workshop
  • Reiman Gardens will sell its tulip bulbs by the bag on May 14
  • Optional summer office hours began May 9
  • DNA facility upgrades short-read sequencing capability

Around campus
Another first for the Jack
Jack Trice Stadium was the site over the weekend for Iowa State's first outdoor commencement ceremony -- and more than 2,300 undergraduates opted to play.

From lab to farm
A comprehensive review by ISU researchers shows few odor/gas mitigation technologies studied in labs are used in farm-scale operations.

Roads, lots to close next week
Expect parking lot and road closures during the Special Olympics summer games, May 19-21.

  • Hilary Seo, associate professor in curation services, to associate dean for curation services 
Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Retirement: Raj Aggarwal, Engineering Research Institute, May 12 (10 a.m.-noon, program at 10:30 a.m., 2222 Coover)
  • Reception: "Intertwine" exhibit, May 13 (6-9 p.m., Design on Main, 203 Main St.)
Next week
  • Retirement: Edward Braun, plant pathology and microbiology, May 17 (10 a.m.-noon, program at 10:10 a.m., 240 Bessey)
  • Reception: Faculty-Staff Inspiration Award recipients, May 20 (5:30-8:30 p.m., Alumni Center), RSVPs requested by May 13
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Upcoming seminars and conferences
Open forums
Director of student affairs assessment and research finalists (1 of 5)
  • Matthew Pistilli, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, May 12 (10:30-11:30 a.m., MU Cardinal Room)
Arts and events
Star Wars under the stars
The athletics department's annual movie night at Jack Trice Stadium is Saturday, May 14 (7 p.m.), with a showing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Admission is free and open to the public; gates open at 6 p.m. Limited concessions will be available; fans may bring blankets (no chairs), snacks and bottled water. Rain location is Hilton Coliseum.

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

Professional development
Provost office programming
University human resources programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
  • Class, Understanding Family Medical Leave Act (training for supervisors), July 15 (10-11 a.m.)
  • Class, Behavior-based Interviewing, July 19 (9 a.m.-noon) 
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