Inside Iowa State for faculty and staff
Aug. 18, 2016 
Inside news
Fall facts
On the eve of a new academic year, university relations staff compiled an overview of who's coming, as well as some of the campus improvements since last fall to enhance the student experience.

Overheard during move-in
New students moved in this week, with the help of their families, friends and a few hundred members of the move-in crew.

Safe travel on campus: There's an app for that
Anyone concerned about walking on campus at night can summon a free ride via a new Uber-like service -- SafeRide ISU.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Single-game football tickets go on sale Aug. 18
  • Be part of a prepared campus
  • MU poster sale is Aug. 17-26

Around campus
Back-to-school events
A reminder of college and all-university events scheduled to launch a new academic year.

A new look for Clyde's
One of ISU Dining's summer projects was to change the look and menu for the former Clyde's restaurant, in response to student requests. Welcome to Clyde's Fresh Express (video).

Study shows views on dual loyalties
Research conducted by sociology professors sheds new light on American attitudes toward immigrants' dual loyalties.

Open houses and receptions
Next week
  • Retirement: Irvin Hentzel, mathematics, Aug. 24 (5-6:30 p.m., 390 Carver)
  • Anniversary: ISU Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm field day and 40th anniversary celebration, Aug. 26 (10:30 a.m., 3327 290th St., Nashua)
  • Retirement: Doug Gruenewald, learning communities, Aug. 26 (2-4 p.m., program at 2 p.m., MU Maintenance Shop)
  • Open house: Insect Zoo's Bug Village, Aug. 27 (11 a.m.-4 p.m., Molecular Biology Building atrium)
  • Retirement: Connie Bates, office of the senior vice president and provost, Aug. 31 (2:30-4:30 p.m., program at 3:15 p.m., third floor lounge, 381 Parks Library)
  • Retirement: Lee Van Brocklin, College of Business, Sept. 2 (no public event)
  • Retirement: Deb Reed-Margetan, Center for Survey Statistics and Methodology, Sept. 2 (no public event)
  • Retirement: Helen Graham, IT services, Sept. 2 (2-4 p.m., 1155 Administrative Services Building)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Open forums
LGBTQA+ Affairs project director (last of four finalists)
  • David Green Jr., Aug. 18 (2-3 p.m., 3512 MU)

Hispanic/Latino project director finalists
Three finalists have been selected for this new post in the office of the vice president for diversity and inclusion. Campus forums are planned from 2 to 3 p.m. on these dates:
  • Aug. 22, C. Elizabeth Mendez-Shannon, 3512 MU
  • Aug. 24, Diana Sloan, MU Gallery Room
  • Aug. 29, Roberto Orozco, MU Pioneer Room
Arts and events
Cyclone Fan Fest is Sunday
The annual Cyclone Fan Fest is Sunday, Aug. 21 (noon-2 p.m., Bergstrom Football Complex). Inside the facility will be Cy (bring your camera) and autograph lines featuring football, men's basketball and women's basketball student athletes. Outside activities include interactive stations with the volleyball and tennis teams, inflatable games, face painters, food trucks, Cy's Locker Room retail sales and a Jr. Cyclone Club station. Admission is free.

Portraits of Iowa State
University Museums will add 20 portraits to its collection following the state fair, where Iowa artist Rose Frantzen is painting on site in the university's exhibit. Portrait subjects were selected by colleges and units, and include students, faculty, staff, alumni and other individuals with close ties to Iowa State.

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

Professional development
University human resources programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
  • Series, 12+ Supervisory Leadership Class II (12 sessions), begins Sept. 28 (9 a.m.-noon)
  • Series, Leadership at Any Level (five classes), begins Sept. 8 (9-11 a.m.)
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