Inside Iowa State for faculty and staff
Sept. 1, 2016 
Inside news
Meet Clayton Johnson, P&S Council president
Johnson anticipates this year's challenges will include a comprehensive review of the P&S staff pay structure and changes to federal overtime requirements.

Meet Jonathan Sturm, Faculty Senate president
Sturm plans to raise public awareness about the work happening at Iowa State, and to promote free and open access to research and publications.

Online shopping = mailroom challenges
Online shopping is convenient, especially for college students. See how the department of residence is meeting the challenges of packages aplenty in residence hall mailrooms.

Regents to vote next week on state funding request to replace vet diagnostic lab
The proposed funding plan for the $124 million project features five years of $20 million capital appropriations from the state, $20 million in private gifts and $4 million in university funds.

Links that do the job
Accessible links are an important, but oft-overlooked, part of a welcoming website. Sensible links tend to be accessible links.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Extension and Outreach diversity officer to speak at Sept. 13 P&S Council seminar
  • ISU Running Club to host mile event downtown on Sept. 17
  • Memorial service, campus reception for sociology chair Chet Britt are Sept. 3
  • Sick kids? Consider the Comfort Zone
  • 13th Street to close on Sept. 6 near aquatic center
  • Educate yourself: September is campus fire safety month
  • Registration for Homecoming parade entries opens Sept. 15
  • Single-event tickets to Stephens performances go on sale Friday

Around campus
Change agent: Yuko Sato
The poultry extension veterinarian's career path has been about embracing unforeseen challenges. Sato is the most recent in News Service's series on ISU faculty and scientists whose work makes the world better.

Cyber defense software on R&D shortlist
Cyber-security technology developed at Iowa State is a finalist for an R&D 100 Award.

Hohmann lecture airs on C-SPAN Friday
"From Parkways to Freeways: Modern Road Design," a lecture by landscape architecture associate professor Heidi Hohmann, will debut at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, on C-SPAN 3 and re-air at 10:45 p.m.

MU plaza renovation wraps up
Just in time for fall semester, a summer's worth of renovation and landscaping wrapped up on the north lawn of the Memorial Union.

Open houses and receptions
This week
  • 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)
Next week
  • Reception: Celebrating the success of the Presidential Initiative for Interdisciplinary Research, Sept. 9 (3:30-5 p.m., program at 4 p.m. with remarks from President Steven Leath, MU South Ballroom)
  • 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
  • Workshop, "Advancing ISU's Women Faculty: Strategies for Being Productive and Getting Recognized," for tenured and tenure-track women in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Sept. 16 (9 a.m.-noon, 1204 Kildee), registration is free
Open forums
Library: Space feasibility study
The ISU Library is partnering with Perkins + Will, a Chicago architecture firm, to conduct a space feasibility study of Parks Library.
  • Sept. 6 (4-5 p.m., 198 Parks), all faculty are invited to meet with the architects and steering committee
Associate director of residence life (last of three finalists)
Each finalist's campus interview includes an open forum.
  • Virginia Speight, University of Toledo, Sept. 1 (1-2:15 p.m., 136 Union Drive Community Center)
Board of Regents public hearing
Record your comments about any item on the board's next meeting agenda at a public hearing on Sept. 2 (noon-1 p.m., MU Oak Room). The agenda and meeting materials for the Sept. 7-8 meeting are available on the board's website.

Arts and events
Des Moines news anchor shares her adoption perspectives
WHO-TV news anchor Erin Kiernan, who as a teenager 20-plus years ago gave up a son for adoption and gave birth to her second son last year, will share her unique perspective on parenthood during a public lecture on Thursday, Sept. 1 (7:30 p.m., MU Great Hall).

Fall for Cyclone colors at Reiman Gardens
The Hughes Conservatory at Reiman Gardens is awash with Cyclone colors to kick off autumn and the football season. "Cardinal & Gold" runs through Nov. 13 (9 a.m.-6 p.m. through Sept. 5; 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. after Labor Day). In addition to cardinal and gold plants and flowers, the exhibit features a Cyclone tailgating motif. Regular admission rates apply.

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

Professional development
Provost office programming
This event is hosted by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. Register online with your ISU-sponsored membership. Fall schedule.
CELT programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
Teaching and learning circles for fall semester
CELT is offering four teaching and learning circles (workshop series) this fall. The series offer faculty, instructors and staff new teaching strategies and the opportunity to meet colleagues and build a community of practice. Registration is required via Learn@ISU.
University human resources programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
  • Class, Getting Ahead Without Getting Behind, Sept. 19 (noon-1 p.m.)
  • Class, Am I on Track? Oct. 11 (noon-1 p.m.)
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