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Sept. 15, 2016 
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Leath: Build a campus community that is respectful and inclusive
In his annual address Wednesday evening, President Steven Leath said a safer, more welcoming campus will take a "team effort." He also introduced new tuition possibilities, private fundraising, economic development plans and strategies to help researchers compete successfully for grants.

A better way to recruit
Iowa State partners on regional initiative to strengthen higher ed recruiting and hiring.

Bus stop surveys are part of CyRide study
Rider surveys and bus stop counts are underway along CyRide routes this week. It's all part of a yearlong CyRide survey to determine if the bus system's route structure is the most efficient and effective.

Senate opens with look at initiatives
Senators heard about upcoming work, issues and initiatives during the Faculty Senate's Sept. 13 meeting.

Roll up those sleeves: Flu shot clinic is Oct. 10-21
Help prevent the spread of the flu by getting a flu shot. Iowa State's annual flu shot clinic is Oct. 10-21.

Sept. 25 network upgrade may slow connections
A Sunday morning installation of internet routers may slow ISU network connections on Sept. 25, particularly around dawn. The new routers should add speed and reliability to the ISU network.

Regents approve ISU's FY18 state funding requests
Iowa State will seek $100 million over five years (FY 2018-22) from the Legislature to replace the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Info meeting on NSF graduate research fellowships is Sept. 21
  • Presenters sought for Nov. 5 women's leadership retreat
  • Pathogen added to federal select agent list
  • Six-part series targets caregivers for adults
  • Stephens ticket office adds service hours
  • Center to launch energy education competitive grant program
  • MU Maintenance Shop releases fall performance schedule

Open houses and receptions
Next week
  • Open house: Transportation services customer appreciation, Sept. 23 (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., remarks at noon, Transportation Services Building), tours, grilled lunch
  • Reception: "Memories from the Fields" exhibition, artist Gary Ernest Smith, Sept. 23 (7-8:30 p.m., Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building)
  • Retirement: Todd Zdorkowski, Ames Laboratory, Sept. 29 (2-4 p.m., 301 Spedding)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Upcoming seminars and conferences
Arts and events
Campus events raise funds for United Way
Several campus units and colleges have university-wide fundraising events planned for the United Way of Story County's 2016 campaign.

WiSE STEM Fest is Sept. 17
The Program for Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) is hosting the WiSE STEM Fest on Sept. 17 (1-4 p.m., Howe Hall) to celebrate its 30th anniversary. People of all ages, especially kids, may participate in a variety of hands-on science and engineering activities. High school students will have a chance to tour campus and speak with representatives from college departments. The event is free and open to the public.

Boston Brass performs in Music Hall Sept. 19
The Boston Brass quintet will join the ISU Wind Ensemble for a concert on Sept. 19 (7:30 p.m., Tye Hall, Music). Tickets are $10.

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

Professional development
Provost office programming
CELT programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
University human resources programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
  • Class, Assertiveness Training, Oct. 18 (1-3 p.m.)
  • Class, Harnessing the Power of Your Retirement Plan, Nov. 8 (noon-1 p.m.)
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