Inside Iowa State for faculty and staff
Aug. 25, 2016 
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Summer synopsis
In case you missed some of them, Inside recaps changes that took place on campus over the summer.

Resources for those affected by a summer of tragedies
Some students, faculty and staff may be feeling the effects of a summer marked by acts of violence, natural disasters and other traumatic events. Resources are available for those struggling with coursework, emotional or physical issues or simply navigating campus.

Leath reintroduces Principles of Community
A decade ago, student leaders spurred the development of six principles that exemplified their aspirations for the ISU community. In a letter to faculty, staff and students earlier this week, President Leath called for recommitment to the principles.

ISU information security tightens network access to thwart would-be intruders
Increasing attacks on ISU networks have prompted IT officials to tighten security. Starting Sept. 1, those accessing office computers or servers from off-campus will need to include ISU's VPN in the sign-on process.

Food, beverage guidelines set for university classrooms
Reversing a decades-old practice, departments and student organizations now are able to serve food and nonalcoholic beverages during classes or special events in general university classrooms. But plan ahead; you'll need to share your intent in advance.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Professional development opportunity for LAS women faculty
  • Biotech council has three new members
  • Session on PDF accessibility is Aug. 25
  • Financial literacy guide available for students
  • 'Women Impacting ISU' calendar nominations due Sept. 30
  • Sept. 2 hearing precedes regents' Iowa City meeting
  • 13th Street work has switched to the south lanes/sidewalk

Around campus
Celebrating the 19th Amendment
The Catt Center will host a celebration on Friday, Aug. 26 (10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) to mark the anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote. Outdoor events at Catt Hall include voter registration, an informal "corn" poll and information tables. Indoors, a panel of Iowa State experts will share their insights on the challenges and victories for women in politics (noon-1 p.m., 302 Catt).

Thielen Student Health Center earns accreditation
The Thielen Student Health Center has earned the maximum three-year accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. This means the health center has met nationally recognized standards for quality health care. Seeking accreditation is a voluntary process that included self-assessment and an on-site review by AAAHC health care professionals.

Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Anniversary celebration: ISU Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm field day and 40th anniversary, Aug. 26 (10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 3327 290th St., Nashua)
  • Retirement: Doug Gruenewald, learning communities program, Aug. 26 (2-4 p.m., program at 2 p.m., MU Maintenance Shop)
Next week
  • 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)
  • Reception and walk-through, "It's Not Neither" exhibit by Ingrid Lilligren, art and visual culture, Sept. 11 (2-5 p.m., Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St.)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Upcoming seminars and conferences
Open forums
Hispanic/Latino project director (last of three finalists)
  • Aug. 29: Roberto Orozco (2-3 p.m., MU Pioneer Room)
Associate director of residence life
Three finalists have been named for the associate director of residence life position. Their campus interviews will include an open forum (1-2:15 p.m., 136 Union Drive Community Center) on these dates:
  • Aug. 26: Virginia Koch, Auburn University
  • Aug. 31: Alan Nordyke, University of Central Missouri
  • Sept. 1: Virginia Speight, University of Toledo
Board of Regents public hearing
Record your comments about any item on the board's September agenda at the Sept. 2
public hearing (noon-1 p.m., MU Oak Room). Meeting materials and an agenda for the Sept. 7-8 meeting will be posted to the board's website by Aug. 30.

Arts and events
Campus movie series opens tonight
Cyclone Cinema, the Student Union Board-hosted series of recent feature films, opens this weekend with twice-nightly showings of "Captain America: Civil War" Thursday through Sunday (7 and 10 p.m., 101 Carver). Admission is free, the snacks are affordable and captioning is always an option.

Get up close and personal with bugs
Entomology's Insect Zoo is hosting its "Bug Village" open house on Saturday, Aug. 27 (11 a.m.-4 p.m., atrium, Molecular Biology Building). More than 85 species of arthropods will be on display. Activities include cooking demonstrations with "Eat-a-Bug Cookbook" author and bug chef David George Gordon, insect-themed movies, cockroach races, maggot art and more. Admission is free.

Music department's fanfare concert is Sunday
Music faculty, including opera star Simon Estes, will present their annual "fanfare concert" to open the academic year on Sunday, Aug. 28 (3 p.m., Tye Hall, Music). Admission is free.

Fountain of the Four Seasons turns 75
Celebrate the 75th anniversary of artist Christian Petersen's Fountain of the Four Seasons and the MU's recent plaza renovation on Aug. 31 (noon-2 p.m., MU north entrance). The event will feature dancers and the Brown Otter Drum Group from the Meskwaki Settlement, Tama. President Steven Leath will speak at 12:30 p.m.

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

Professional development
Check out CELT's fall events
CELT's fall program schedule is online. Events include 22 programs, two series featuring award-winning faculty, four teaching and learning circles and three faculty learning communities. All programming is designed to support and enhance teaching effectiveness and student learning.

CELT programming
Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer programming
Register via Learn@ISU for one class or all seven. Questions may be directed to
  • Class series, Breaking into Industry-sponsored Research: Strategies from Faculty Champions and Tips for Success (seven classes), begins Sept. 8 (noon-1:30 p.m., lunch is provided, MU Cardinal Room)
University human resources programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
  • Class, Investing 101: Making the Most of Your Money, Sept. 27 (noon-1 p.m.)
  • Class, Behavior-based Interviewing, Oct. 5 (9 a.m.-noon)
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