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Oct. 20, 2016 
Inside news
Key FLSA dates, timelines established
Some employees impacted by the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations will receive notices this week. And, university officials have established key dates, timelines and training schedules for supervisors and employees.

Senate hears research, IT updates
Leaders reported on updates and initiatives in the university's research and information technology units at the Oct. 18 Faculty Senate meeting. Two academic program requests also were introduced.

An official way to track students' out-of-class activities
Iowa State's new co-curricular transcript website helps students organize achievements and activities that don't make it onto a traditional academic transcript. The system relies on departmental confirmation.

CyRide seeks your ideas through fun survey, pop-up meets
CyRide representatives will employ various tactics over the next month to get community input on building a more efficient, effective CyRide.

Well-formed forms
Forms, the linchpin of website interactivity, allow us to do all kinds of things from simple searches to online purchases. Here's how to ensure that the forms on your site work for everyone, including those with accessibility issues.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • New lower rates for external job postings
  • Engineering grad students sought for STEM teaching collaborative
  • Reminder: Register for office decorating contest by Oct. 21
  • Nominations for WiSE's decade awards due Nov. 11
  • Greek Trick or Treat for families is Oct. 27
  • Reminder: Flu shot clinic ends Oct. 21
  • NYC comedian has free show in M-Shop on Oct. 20

Around campus
Faculty members named to National Academy of Medicine
Distinguished Professor of statistics Alicia Carriquiry and Clarence Hartley Covault Distinguished Professor of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine James Roth were named this week to the National Academy of Medicine. They join two previous ISU selections to this academy: former dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Catherine Woteki (1998), and Distinguished Professor of food science and human nutrition Diane Birt (2015).

Going up
At the northwest corner of Stange and Pammel roads, the Advanced Teaching and Research Building for the biosciences is about 20 percent complete, with completion on schedule for January 2018.

Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Retirement: John Miranowski, economics, Oct. 21 (2-4 p.m., program at 2:30 p.m., 368A Heady)
  • Open house: Kingland Building university offices, Oct. 21 (2-4 p.m., second floor, 2420 Lincoln Way)
Next week
  • 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)
  • Open house: Homecoming, Oct. 28 (5-9 p.m., pep rally at 7 p.m., Alumni Center)
  • Retirement: Jim Russell, animal science, Nov. 4 (3-5 p.m., Kildee atrium)
  • Retirement: Debra Covey, Ames Laboratory, Nov. 9 (9-11 a.m., 301 Spedding)
  • Open house: CyBuy vendor show (procurement services), Nov. 9 (1-3:30 p.m., Kildee pavilion)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events
Homecoming parade is Sunday
Homecoming activities begin in earnest this weekend, including a parade in downtown Ames on Sunday, Oct. 23 (2 p.m.). Many of the events during the weeklong celebration are free and open to the public.

Jack-o'-lantern display debuts at Spirits in the Gardens
Reiman Gardens will be aglow this weekend with about 500 jack-o'-lanterns as part of its annual Spirits in the Gardens event, Oct. 22-23 (4-9 p.m. daily, jack-o'-lanterns lit at 6:30 p.m.). Activities include trick-or-treating, storytelling and crafts. Spirits in the Gardens is free for kids under 18 and members. Cost is $8 for adults. Adult volunteers still are needed to carve pumpkins Thursday and Friday (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) at the gardens' maintenance shed.

Dance concert will benefit student scholarship fund
ISU Dance's annual Dance Scholarship Gala Concert is Saturday, Oct. 22 (7 p.m., 196 Forker). Performers range from students to professionals. Tickets are $5 and $10; proceeds support scholarships for performing arts (dance emphasis) majors and dance minors.

Library hosts traveling caucus exhibit
A traveling exhibit from the state historical museum will be on display in the Parks Library entrance lobby, Oct. 21-Nov. 9. "First in the Nation: Shaping Presidential Politics Since 1972" documents Iowa's caucus history with photos, artifacts and stories.

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.
University human resources programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
  • Five-part series, Leadership At Any Level, spring series begins April 6 (9-11 a.m.)
  • Three-part series, Tools for Managing Workplace Conflict, spring series begins April 4 (9-11 a.m.)
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