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May 26, 2016 
Inside news
Leath fills two top university posts
Retired Rear Admiral Kate Gregory has been named senior vice president for university services and Husch Blackwell attorney Michael Norton, university counsel. Subject to approval by the state Board of Regents, the two will start July 11.

Veterinary blood bank seeks donor cats, dogs
Healthy pets between 1 and 6 years old make the best candidates for the blood donor program at the Lloyd veterinary medical center. A minimum two-year commitment to the program is requested.

Monday is Memorial Day
ISU classes will not meet and university offices will be closed Monday, May 30, to observe the national Memorial Day holiday. The alumni association will host a ceremony Monday morning to honor employees, retirees, spouses, alumni and friends who died during the past year.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Reiman Gardens' summer hours begin Saturday
  • Chemistry Stores closed for inventory June 7-9

Around campus
Change agent: Warren Madden
Senior vice president for business and finance Warren Madden looks back on his 50-year career at Iowa State in the latest installment of the change agent series.

Coming soon: Soy-based fertilizers
Researchers in the Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites developed soy-based turfgrass fertilizers to help improve environmental sustainability.

  • Simon Cordery, Western Illinois University, Macomb, to chair of the history department, effective in August
  • William Jenks, ISU chemistry, to department chair (reappointment)
Open houses and receptions
Next week
  • Retirement: Ken Soll, FPM facilities maintenance, June 1 (1-3 p.m., program at 1:30 p.m., 0162 General Services Building)
  • Open house: ISU Dairy Farm, June 10 (6-11 a.m., 52470 260 St.), tours every 30 min (6:30-10:30 a.m.)
  • Retirement: Steve Petersen, Iowa Public Radio, June 10 (2-4 p.m., program at 3 p.m., Hunziker House, Reiman Gardens)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Open forums
Board of Regents public hearing
Record your comments about any item on the board's June agenda at a June 2 public hearing (4-5 p.m., MU Gold Room). Meeting materials and an agenda for the June 8-9 meeting will be posted to the regents website by May 31.

Arts and events
An evening in the gardens
Enjoy lush surroundings, live music, food and a cash bar during Reiman After Hours on Friday, June 3 (4:30-7 p.m., Reiman Gardens). Registration is $21 ($16 for members) through May 29 or $28 after. Attendees must be at least 21 years old.

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

Professional development
UHR sets dates for various leadership workshop series
University human resources' learning and development unit has scheduled workshop series for fall and/or spring 2017 that provide employees with opportunities to extend their knowledge on several leadership topics, including insight on leadership techniques, understanding and handling change, and tools to manage conflict. Workshop content is outlined is on the UHR website; register via Learn@ISU.

CELT programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
  • Workshop series, Flipped Classrooms: What They Are and How to Incorporate this Approach into a Course, June 7, 14, 21 and 28 (10-11:30 a.m., 2030 Morrill), more on flipped classrooms
University human resources programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
  • Class, Four Generations in the Workplace, July 13 (8:30-10:30 a.m.)
  • Class, Dealing with Difficult People, Aug. 4 (8:30-10:30 a.m.)
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