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June 2, 2016 
Inside news
Pay structure changes are on the horizon
Precipitated in part by a federal law change that raises the overtime salary threshold, VP for human resources Julie Nuter said Iowa State's current pay structure may change for the first time since 1993. Nuter also shared the FY17 salary parameters during her May 26 report to the Professional and Scientific Council.

Regents meet next week in Ames
On the agenda when the state Board of Regents convenes June 8-9: adjustments to this fall's tuition increases, salary increase parameters and a replacement school in ISU's "peer 11."

Leath: The need for additional revenue
President Steven Leath released a statement on May 31 about Iowa State's proposed additional tuition increases, which go to the regents for approval next week.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Summerfest in Campustown is June 4
  • Arthropod, nematode research proposals sought
  • Stange Road bridge work completed a week early
  • Reminder: East section of Osborn Drive closes June 6

Around campus
Effective communication is key hiring component
Results of an Iowa State study show that strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills are important to employers, regardless of field or profession.

Summer vigilance
ISU's Medical Entomology Laboratory is expanding its mosquito trapping this year to look for two species known to carry the Zika virus -- and previously very rarely detected in the state.

  • Amy Andreotti, biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology, as inaugural Roy J. Carver endowed department chair
  • Patrice Feulner, athletics department, to senior associate athletics director for student services
Open houses and receptions
Next week
  • Open house: ISU Economic Development Core Facility, June 9 (4-6 p.m., south end of ISU Research Park, left at the third roundabout on University Boulevard)
  • 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). An agenda and background materials for the June 8-9 meeting are available on the regents website.

Arts and events
Last chance artwalk
Los Angeles sculptor Gwynn Murrill's seven bronze animals, enjoyed for two years by thousands in the vicinity of Morrill Hall, will be returned to her next month. Learn more about the animal sculptures and their relationship to other pieces in the Anderson Sculpture Garden during a free artwalk on Sunday, June 5 (2-3 p.m., meet on the south side of Morrill Hall).

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, People Admin 7, open session (bring your questions), June 21 (9-11 a.m.)
  • Class, Leadership at Any Level, five-part series begins Sept. 8 (9-11 a.m.)
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