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July 14, 2016 
Inside news
Consultant is next step in P&S pay structure review
University human resources will partner with a consultant to conduct a comprehensive review of the classification and compensation system for professional and scientific staff over the coming months. A "nonexempt" P&S category likely will be created to comply with a federal law that will raise the salary threshold for overtime pay on Dec. 1.

Welcome: Kate Gregory
Retired Navy Rear Adm. Kate Gregory stepped to the helm as ISU's first senior vice president for university services on July 11.

Welcome: Michael Norton
Michael Norton began his duties as university counsel on July 11. He will serve as ISU's legal adviser.

Regents to vote Monday on tuition increase, FY17 budget, strategic plan
Other ISU items on the agenda include a proposed policy on NTE clinical faculty, new B.S. degree in entrepreneurship, large IT purchase and renovations to the Knoll. The telephonic meeting originates from the ISU Alumni Center.

Hotel rooms converted to student residences
Residence staff are moving bedroom and den furniture into the former Hotel Memorial Union this month as the department prepares to operate the MU's top floors as a residence hall. The conversion responds to the high demand for on-campus housing.

White squirrels settling in
Several white squirrels now seem to be working the central campus area for nuts and photo ops. The genetic mutation that causes leucism (loss of pigment in animals) likely has become part of the university's squirrel population.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Top Hat representative on campus next week
  • ISU must respond to federal health insurance notices
  • Veterinary Medicine college to launch webinar series for pet owners in August
  • Reserve fall course materials at Parks Library now
  • Aug. 25 Nico & Vinz concert tickets are on sale

Around campus
Reminder: Hotel furniture sale is Thursday
The contents of the Hotel Memorial Union's remaining 29 guest rooms will be sold at a public garage sale on Thursday, July 14 (4:30-7 p.m., MU Great Hall).

First community rummage sale is July 29-Aug. 2
Ramp sale is patterned after the successful Iowa City event, and intended to save useful household items from the landfill during the annual lease changeover window at the end of July.

  • Carl Rogers, associate professor of landscape architecture and co-director of the Community Design Lab, to interim department chair, effective July 1
Open houses and receptions
Next week
  • Farewell: Debra Sanborn, dean of students office, July 20 (2-3:30 p.m., Hixson-Lied Student Success Center)
  • Retirement: Tom Loynachan, agronomy, July 28 (3-5 p.m., program at 3:15 p.m., MU Gallery)
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 July agenda at a July 14 public hearing (noon-1 p.m., MU Oak Room). An agenda and meeting materials for the July 18 telephonic meeting, originating from Ames, are on the regents website.

Arts and events
Garden art fair is July 17
More than 50 artists will sell their garden- and nature-inspired art at Reiman Gardens' annual Garden Art Fair on Sunday, July 17 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.). Mediums include jewelry, watercolor, pottery, woodwork and glass. Gardens admission is reduced during the art fair to $7 ($6 for seniors, $3 for kids 4-17 years, free for garden members and ISU students with ID).

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

Professional development
Provost office programming
These webinars are hosted by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. Register online with your ISU-sponsored membership.
University human resources programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
  • Class series, Understanding, Handling and Championing Change @ ISU, (four classes), begins Oct. 4 (9-11 a.m.)
  • Class, The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership, Oct. 5 (8:30-10:30 a.m.)
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