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Sept. 29, 2016 
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New overtime regulations go into effect Dec. 1
The U.S. Department of Labor says all businesses and universities in the nation must implement new overtime regulations by Dec. 1. Iowa State is working to meet that deadline. Find out how you might be impacted.

Latest hiring cycle will bring 76 more faculty to ISU
Iowa State hired 76 tenured or tenure-eligible faculty in the 12 months leading up to this semester. Total faculty are expected to surpass 2,000 in the annual October count.

Fifty faculty and staff received their 2016 university or regents awards during a Monday afternoon ceremony. An online public gallery features images of the recipients.

Trash compactors continue to save some green
Seven years after first appearing on campus, the now-familiar green solar trash compactors continue to make a big financial and environmental impact.

Lactation spaces receive updates
Facilities planning and management and university human resources are working together to create new lactation spaces on campus and improve existing ones.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Police report includes safety tips, crime stats
  • Be vigilant about scam calls
  • Oct. 13 public hearing precedes regents' meeting
  • Disability Awareness Week begins Oct. 3
  • Memorial service for faculty member Rick Hall is Oct. 9
  • Activities in the library celebrate American Archives Month
  • GIS facility open house (Oct. 11) celebrates Earth Observation Day
  • Reiman Gardens needs pumpkin-carving volunteers Oct. 17-21
  • Science camp for girls meets after school on four Fridays
  • Memorial service for staff member Carlota Gutierrez is Oct. 3
  • Workshop instructors sought for middle school TAG events in February
  • City reopens 13th Street

  • Michael Bailey, professor of history, to interim director of the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities
  • Dan Nettleton, Distinguished Professor in Liberal Arts and Sciences and holder of the Laurence H. Baker Chair in Biological Statistics, to director of the Laurence H. Baker Center for Bioinformatics and Biological Statistics
  • Manimaran Govindarasu, Mehl Professor in Computer Engineering, to interim chair of the electrical and computer engineering department
Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Retirement: Todd Zdorkowski, Ames Laboratory, Sept. 29 (2-4 p.m., 301 Spedding)
  • Building rededication: Marston Hall, Sept. 29 (4 p.m., outside east entrance)
  • Reception: "Recent Work," by artist Jennifer Drinkwater, and "Hyperreal Spectacular," by artist Matthew Corones, Sept. 30 (5-7 p.m., MU Gallery and Pioneer rooms)
  • Reception: "Common Threads III," by artists Catherine Reinhart and Allison Wegren Metzger, Oct. 1 (6-8 p.m., Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St.)
Next week
  • Retirement: Keith Bystrom, office of university counsel, Oct. 3 (2-4 p.m., program at 3:15 p.m., MU Campanile Room)
  • Retirement: Kent Ziebell, IT services, Oct. 4 (no public event)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Upcoming seminars and conferences
Open forums
Liaison police officers host campus forum
The ISU police division's three multicultural liaison officers (Nick Grossman, Dwight Hinson and Natasha Greene) will host a campus forum on Thursday, Sept. 29 (6-8 p.m., LeBaron auditorium). In light of the increase in violent events around the country, students, staff and faculty are welcome to express their frustration, concerns or observations in an open and safe environment. The officers also will answer questions.

Board of Regents public hearing
Record your comments about any item on the board's October agenda at an Oct. 13 public hearing (5-6 p.m., MU Oak Room). An agenda and meeting materials for the Oct. 19-20 meeting will be posted to the regents website by Oct. 11.

Arts and events
ISU Theatre opens 2016-17 season this weekend
This year's performance lineup debuts Friday in Fisher Theater with a production of the dark comedy Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play.

Saddle up for a rodeo weekend
Collegiate teams from five states will compete in national qualifying events at the Hansen Ag Student Learning Center on Saturday and Sunday. It is the 54th annual Cyclone Stampede Rodeo, hosted and run by the ISU rodeo club.

Garst family member recalls "the visit"
Liz Garst, granddaughter of Coon Rapids farmers Roswell and Elizabeth Garst, shares the story of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev's Cold War-era visit to the Garst farm during a campus lecture Oct. 3 (7 p.m., MU Sun Room). Garst, who manages her family's farming and banking interests, also will reflect on agriculture's development in Iowa. The event is free; the public is welcome.

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

Professional development
CELT programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer programming
Faculty-led series on getting into industry-sponsored research. Register via Learn@ISU; questions may be sent to
  • Class, "Protecting Your Research Data When Engaging Industry Collaborators," Balaji Narasimhan, chemical and biological engineering, Oct. 12 (noon-1:30 p.m., lunch is provided)
University human resources programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
  • Class, Understanding FMLA, training for supervisors, Nov. 7 (1:30-2:30 p.m.)
  • Six-part series, Energize Your Leadership Process: The Art and Science of Employee Development, begins Jan. 5, 2017 (9 a.m.-noon)
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