Inside Iowa State for faculty and staff
May 19, 2016 
Inside news
Strategic plan headed to regents for final OK
The i's have been dotted and t's crossed on Iowa State's next strategic plan, which is scheduled to go into effect July 1. The plan needs final approval from the state Board of Regents.

Student orientation team prepares to welcome 6,000 to campus
Twenty 2-day sessions are scheduled in June for incoming freshmen and two 1-day sessions for transfer students.

Visitors keep campus busy during summer
Iowa State is the destination of choice for many groups to hold their summer meetings and events. Find out which groups will be on campus, and when.

Leath named to NCAA board
President Steven Leath has been named to a four-year term on the Division I board of directors of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

Tracking a freshman class
A quick look at how an entering class morphs over six years.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Progress continues toward new business, student technology system
  • June 2 hearing precedes regents' Ames meeting
  • Volunteers sought for State Fair exhibit
  • Reminder: Madden letters due June 1
  • Learn about web accessibility during May 19 videoconference
  • Volunteers needed for June 4 World Refugee Day celebration

Around campus
Study shows effect of age on turtles
Iowa State research shows that, contrary to conventional wisdom, turtles do not age without suffering its effects.

Student race team off to strong start
Following a sixth-place finish in Tennessee this spring, ISU's student Baja race team prepares for races in California and New York.

Developing spray controls
A $7.5 million U.S. Department of Defense grant will support research on the prediction and control of sprays. Mechanical engineering professor Ted Heindel is part of the team, utilizing X-ray tools in his Experimental Multiphase Flow Laboratory.

Dancing for life
The College of Human Sciences' music and movement outreach program, which targets Parkinson's patients, concluded spring semester with a "Dancing with the Students" competition earlier this month.

Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Reception: Faculty-Staff Inspiration Awards, May 20 (5:30-8:30 p.m., Alumni Center), RSVPs requested
Next week
  • Reception: P&S Council meet and greet, for all P&S employees, May 24 (3-5 p.m., remarks at 3:45 p.m., Elings Hall atrium)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Upcoming seminars and conferences
  • 2016 Summit of the Iowa Retail Initiative, June 23 (9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Reiman Gardens), free, register by June 10
Arts and events
Memorial Day ceremony is May 30
Employees, retirees, spouses and ISU alumni and friends will be remembered at the university's annual ceremony on Monday, May 30, at the ISU Alumni Center.

Statewide scavenger hunts starts May 27
ISU Extension and Outreach has partnered with the athletics department for a summer-long scavenger hunt leading up to the Cyclones' Sept. 3 football home opener. Prize packages in specially marked boxes will be located in each of Iowa's 99 counties. Participants can find clues on athletics' Facebook and Twitter accounts.

'Intertwine' runs through June 1
Make a point to get to downtown Ames this month to see a public art project on the exterior of the College of Design's Design on Main, 203-207 Main St. More than 1,000 knitted and crocheted squares mounted on 37 frames of varying sizes blanket the front of the building.

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

Professional development
University human resources programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
  • Class, Money at Work 2: Sharpening Investment Skills, June 1 (noon-1 p.m.)
  • Class, People Admin 7: Creating a Posting, Managing Applicants and the Hiring Process, July 13 (1:30-4 p.m.)
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