Inside Iowa State for faculty and staff
July 21, 2016 
Inside news
Regents approve tuition increases
The state Board of Regents approved an unusual second round of tuition increases, including a $250 hike for resident undergraduates who previously were looking at a tuition freeze.

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Iowa State tops external funding record in FY16
ISU attracted $425.8 million in external funding for the fiscal year that ended June 30, including $252.5 million to support research projects. Those projects include work in data-driven science, resilience of plants and animals in response to climate change, next-generation education programs and advanced manufacturing.

Moving day
The first of Marston Hall's tenants are moving in this week, with complete occupation expected by the end of July. The 113-year-old building underwent a two-year, $27.1 million renovation.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Memorial service for Brian Mennecke is July 23
  • Rent art at Aug. 2-3 open house
  • Volunteers still needed for state fair exhibit
  • Gifts to ISU Foundation will honor George Jackson

Around campus
Interns to provide virtual nutrition help
ISU dietetic interns will provide nutrition coaching and wellness information to low-income families, via a smartphone app. The program is part of a national health initiative.

Nuter accepts new position
Julie Nuter, vice president for university human resources, has accepted a position with the University of Chicago's Argonne National Laboratory. Her last day at Iowa State is July 29.

Open houses and receptions
Next week
  • Retirement: Tom Loynachan, agronomy, July 28 (3-5 p.m., program at 3:15 p.m., MU Gallery)
  • Retirement: Richard VanDePol, ISU agricultural engineering/agronomy research farm, Aug. 3 (noon-3 p.m., ISU research farm, 1308 U Ave., Boone, program begins at 1 p.m.)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events
Next week at Reiman Gardens
Programs require preregistration and prepayment:
More campus events
Talks, performances, athletic contests and other campus events are listed on the university calendar.

Professional development
Register now for teaching symposium
Registration is open for the Aug. 16 CELT Teaching Symposium (8 a.m.-noon, Scheman). New faculty and teaching assistants will learn about teaching, CELT services, resources and professional development opportunities.

CELT programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
University human resources programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
  • Class, Position Description Writing and Position Management Training, Sept. 1 (8:30-10 a.m.)
  • Class series, Leadership at Any Level, begins Sept. 8 (9-11 a.m.)
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