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Dec. 8, 2016 
Inside news
Enterprise software system choice is Workday
Streamlined business processes, instant access to data and mobile friendly software are some of the much anticipated outcomes of Iowa State's collaboration with Workday, an international enterprise software firm.

Council puts diversity, inclusion among priorities
Members of the Professional and Scientific Council will vote next month to add language to its FY 2017 priorities and strategic initiatives in support of diversity and inclusion.

Regents approve tuition hike, differential tuitions
Meeting Dec. 5-6 in Cedar Falls, the state Board of Regents also approved faculty professional development assignments for next year and residence hall renovation plans, added George Jackson's name to the black cultural center, and gave its final green light to the Student Innovation Center.

Student projects on display
Mechanical engineering undergraduates wrapped up a semester's worth of teamwork Tuesday in an expo of helpful ideas aimed at making daily life easier in developing countries.

Inclusive excellence award added to fall ceremony
New award will honor faculty and staff who've advanced diversity, equity and inclusion.

Be prepared for winter's wrath
Winter is upon us. Brush up on Iowa State's severe winter weather policies and procedures so you know what to do when the snow flies.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Submit spring requests for library reserve materials now
  • Center announces faculty recipients of arts, humanities grants
  • VPR invites proposals for internal funding programs
  • Blackboard Learn will be unavailable on Dec. 27 for upgrade
  • Parks Library hosts party for students Dec. 9
  • Madrigal Dinner tickets are on sale
  • 'Inside' takes a break this month
  • Recycle your greeting cards
  • All-school rally scheduled for Hy-Vee basketball classic
  • Intro to Digital Accessibility webinar is Dec. 9

Around campus
New project for Reiman Gardens
A $1.7 million gift from Roy and Bobbi Reiman has kick-started the next project in Reiman Gardens' 20-year master plan. Located on the south end of the gardens, the Sycamore Falls project will feature terraced waterfalls flowing into a reflecting pool.

Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Retirement: Steven Kunz, IT services, Dec. 8 (no public event)
  • Open house: office of the vice president for diversity and inclusion, Dec. 9 (8:30-11 a.m., 3410 Beardshear)
Next week
  • Retirement: Lana Voga, printing and copy services, Dec. 14 (2-4 p.m., Printing and Publishing)
  • Retirement: Judy Hankins, finance division, Dec. 15 (10:30 a.m.-noon, 3150 Beardshear)
  • Retirement: Mervyn Marasinghe, statistics, Dec. 16 (no public event)
  • Retirement: Connie Regenold, office for responsible research/office of research integrity, Dec. 16 (no public event)
  • Retirement: Gary Polking, office of biotechnology, Dec. 20 (2-3:30 p.m., 1102 Molecular Biology)
  • Retirement: Trevor Howe, central stores, Jan. 3 (11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 162 General Services)
  • Retirement: David Miller, facilities planning and management, Jan. 6 (2-4:30 p.m., 168 General Services, program at 3 p.m.)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Upcoming seminars and conferences
  • Short course, Essentials of ArcGIS, ISU Extension and Outreach, Jan. 5-6 (2321 North Loop Dr., Suite 121), half price ($250) for ISU students and employees, registration form due Dec. 30
  • P&S professional development conference, Cultivate Your Adventure, Feb. 28 (7:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m., Scheman Building), register online beginning at 10 a.m. on Dec. 8, $80 (Dec. 8-Jan. 31); $95 (Feb. 1-10)
Arts and events
'Nutcracker' features local dancers
Two Ames natives return to Stephens Auditorium as the principal dancers in three performances of "The Nutcracker Ballet" this weekend. More than 200 area dancers will perform in the 36th year of the show.

CODAC art sale continues Thursday and Friday
Artwork created by students in the integrated studio arts and integrated visual arts programs will be on sale Dec. 8-9 (10 a.m.-4 p.m., foyer outside dean's office, College of Design). Choose from ceramics, prints, photos, jewelry, woods and textiles priced from $5 to $150. The event is sponsored by the College of Design Art Club; proceeds go to club activities and the artists.

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

Professional development
Register for teaching assistants seminar
Teaching assistants who are new to ISU or have a new teaching assignment are encouraged to attend the teaching assistant seminar on Jan. 6 (10-11:50 a.m., 2030 Morrill). Discussion will focus on classroom management, effective grading and preparing for the first day of class. Ideas for specific types of teaching, time management and working with students also will be shared. Register via Learn@ISU.

CELT programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
University human resources programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
  • Class series, Energize Your Leadership Process: The Art and Science of Employee Development, six-part series begins Jan. 5 (9 a.m.-noon)
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