Inside Iowa State for faculty and staff
June 9, 2016 
Inside news
Marston renovation hits the home stretch
Crews are busy with finishing details, furniture is on the way and move-in is scheduled for the last two weeks of July following a two-year renovation of Marston Hall, the administrative home of the College of Engineering.

New delivery plan means fewer semis on campus
The number of semis on campus will drop sharply next week, when central stores staff begin ferrying goods to campus with their own trucks. Semis and other large trucks will stop at an ISU facility on Airport Road to deliver and pickup university items. The new delivery plan will keep 10 to 12 large vehicles a day off campus.

The art of alt text
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Building street address update
Two final pieces of the campus street address project -- adding a street address to building signs and entries in the employee directory -- will be completed this month.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Session recommended for employees considering 2016, 2017 retirement
  • Kids summer dance workshop has openings
  • State Fair volunteer slots still available
  • ISU has an ethics hotline for anonymous reporting
  • Central Stores is closed for inventory June 8-10
  • Volunteers needed for College Creek cleanup on June 25
  • Insect Zoo seeks crowdfunding support for August event
  • Alert is in place for summer travel to Europe

Around campus
Student wellness finalists on campus
Four candidates for a newly created director of student wellness position will participate in public forums as part of their interviews this month. The first finalist will be on campus Friday.

Bad behavior may not mean bad parenting
Research led by human development and family studies assistant professor Thomas Schofield suggests that language barriers within immigrant families, not bad parenting, may contribute to teen behavior issues.

Open houses and receptions
This 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)
  • Retirement: Steve Petersen, Iowa Public Radio, June 10 (2-4 p.m., program at 3 p.m., Hunziker House, Reiman Gardens)
Next week
  • Farewell: Maura Flaschner, admissions, June 17 (2-4 p.m., short program at 2:30 p.m., MU Campanile Room)
  • Retirement: Warren Madden, business and finance, June 24 (4-7 p.m., program at 4 p.m., Scheman Building)
  • Retirement: Mandi Anderson, School of Education, June 29 (1-3 p.m. Lagomarcino north atrium)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Open forums
Director of student wellness finalists
All forums are 11 a.m.-noon in the the Memorial Union Gold Room:
  • Mark Rowe-Barth, University of Northern Iowa, June 10
  • Moira Johnson, Texas A&M University, June 15
  • Youmasu Siewe, University of Pittsburgh, June 16
  • Donna Schoenfeld, Northern Illinois University, June 22
Arts and events
Celebrate Dairy Month on the farm
Free tours, demonstrations, displays and product samples are just some of the events planned for the annual open house hosted by the ISU Dairy Farm on Friday, June 10 (6-11 a.m., 52470 260th St.).

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

Professional development
CELT programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
RSVP for July 12 P&S Council seminar
  • Seminar, Your Career: Being in the Driver's Seat, Julie Nuter, university human resources, making the most of your personal and professional aspirations, July 12 (2-3:30 pm., MU Pioneer Room, won't be live streamed or recorded), RSVP required
University human resources programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
  • Class, PD Writing and Position Management Training, July 7 (8:30-10 a.m.)
  • Class, Understanding, Handling and Championing Change @ ISU, four-part series begins Oct. 4 (9-11 a.m.)
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