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Oct. 6, 2016 
Inside news
Partial shutdown authorized for winter break
Administrators and units should develop a staffing plan in advance and post operating hours online by the end of this month. An FAQ and list of resources are available to help employees and supervisors with questions about paid and unpaid leave options.

Leath announces $1.1 billion university campaign
Already off to a strong start, ISU's "Forever True, For Iowa State" fundraising campaign seeks support for scholarships, faculty support, facilities and programs.

Spread the word: FAFSA timeline jumps ahead three months
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid for the 2017-18 school year became available Oct. 1, and Iowa State is among the schools with a priority deadline of Dec. 1. That's three months ahead of the old timeline used for decades.

Have a seat
Twenty-six black, metal tables were installed earlier this fall across campus, offering faculty, staff and students more places to work, study, eat and relax. Funding was provided by student government.

Where to find out more about FLSA changes
The university human resources Fair Labor Standards Act website is a good place to find out more about FLSA changes and how they will impact Iowa State.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • U.S. presidential debate watch party is Sunday evening
  • Homecoming apparel orders due at noon Oct. 11
  • Oct. 6 Cyclone Club luncheon features Coach Campbell
  • Benefits is the topic of Oct. 11 P&S Council seminar
  • Annual ISU majors fair is Oct. 19
  • Faculty workshop on inclusive classrooms is offered eight times
  • Oct. 8 Ames art tour includes two ISU stops
  • Reminder: On-campus flu shot clinic begins Oct. 10

Around campus
ISU scientists identify new lead in search for Parkinson's cure
In a paper published in the academic journal Nature Communications, ISU scientists identified a protein that may safeguard neurons from the ravages of Parkinson's disease.

ISU's Science Bound program is 25 years old
The program has offered scholarships to more than 500 Iowa students of color "with untapped potential in STEM" who were Science Bound students during their middle and high school years. Meet a few of them.

Open houses and receptions
Next week
  • Open house: Earth Observation Day at the geographic information systems (GIS) facility, Oct. 11 (11 a.m.-1 p.m., 206 Durham)
  • Open house: Kingland Building university offices, 2420 Lincoln Way, Oct. 21 (2-4 p.m., Kingland second floor)
  • Open house: ISU Trinect program, for engineering graduate students, Oct. 25 (3:30-5:30 p.m., program overview at 4:30 p.m., 1124 Biorenewables Research Lab)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Upcoming seminars and conferences
Open forums
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
Bacon Expo is Saturday
As of late Wednesday, tickets still were available for the 4th annual Bacon Expo on Saturday, Oct. 8 (11 a.m.-2 p.m., Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center), hosted by students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Try bacon jalapeƱo poppers, bacon gelato, flavored bacons and more. Tickets are $12 in advance via Midwestix, or $15 at the door. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Learning Disabilities Association of America.

Borlaug lecture features World Food Prize laureates
The four 2016 World Food Prize laureates will speak about their work building bridges between agriculture and nutrition to improve the health and livelihoods of millions of people during Iowa State's annual Norman Borlaug Lecture on Monday, Oct. 10 (8 p.m., MU Great Hall). A reception and student poster session (7-8 p.m., MU South Ballroom) will precede their conversation.

Gloria Steinem lecture is Oct. 11
Social activist, author and women's rights advocate Gloria Steinem will give a campus address on Tuesday, Oct. 11 (7 p.m., Stephens Auditorium, doors open at 6:30 pm.). "My Life on the Road" is the title of her talk and her most recent book, which covers more than 30 years of her life as journalist and organizer.

World Bank president coming to campus for CEO speaker series
World Bank president Jim Yong Kim will speak Thursday, Oct. 13 (2-3 p.m. 1148 Gerdin) as part of the College of Business CEO speaker series. The Muscatine native has engaged in international development for two decades. The World Bank's task is promoting greater equity in the developing world.

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

Professional development
Provost office programming
These events are hosted by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. Register online with your ISU-sponsored membership.
Register via Learn@ISU.
Vice president for research programming
A Pivot training consultant will lead hands-on training with the research funding database. Participants should bring their laptops and must have a Pivot account (sign up using your email).
  • Workshop, Finding Funding with Pivot (for researchers), Oct. 13 (9-11 a.m.), register
  • Workshop, Finding Funding with Pivot (for grant coordinators and administrative staff), Oct. 13 (1:30-3:30 p.m.), register
CELT programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
University library programming
Preregistration is required via Learn@ISU.
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