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Jan. 5, 2017
Inside news
Hurte named dean of students
Vernon Hurte was named Iowa State's next dean of students, which was elevated to an associate vice president post in student affairs last summer. His start date is July 3.

Failor named ISU state relations officer
Kristin Failor began serving as state relations officer for Iowa State this week. She is employed by the state Board of Regents to coordinate state government relations for ISU.

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Phased retirement option set to expire in June
Unless the state Board of Regents takes action to continue or modify the program at a meeting prior to June 30, the regent system's phased retirement will expire on that date.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Study Abroad Fair is Jan. 19
  • Ames Bookmobile adds central campus stop to weekly schedule
  • GIS facility hosts MLK Day service event on Jan. 16
  • Change made to procurement approvals in E-forms approval system
  • Reminder: Diversity course proposals are due Jan. 16
  • Blackboard Users Group is now Online Learning Community
  • Plant-based economy is the topic of Jan. 9 Osborn Club lecture
  • Jan. 13 hearing precedes regents' Des Moines meeting
  • Heisman Trophy recipient joins 'Chicago' cast
  • Saturday matinees this month at Reiman Gardens
  • Volunteer for an Ames Lab Science Bowl
  • Don't bite on the latest phishing scams

  • Jeff Witt, director of utility services, to interim associate vice president for facilities, effective Jan. 7
  • Randy Larabee, assistant director of utility services, to interim director, effective Jan. 7
  • Bob Catus, construction manager, to interim manager of construction services, effective Jan. 7
Open houses and receptions
Last week
  • Retirement: John Beghin, economics, Dec. 31 (no public event)
This week
  • Retirement: David Miller, facilities planning and management, Jan. 6 (2-4:30 p.m., program at 3 p.m., 168 General Services)
Next week
  • Farewell: Dean McCormick, facilities planning and management, Jan. 9 (2-4 p.m., program at 3 p.m., second floor, General Services)
  • Retirement: Mark Grootveld, Ames Laboratory, Jan. 12 (1:30-3 p.m., 301 Spedding)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Open forums
Board of Regents public hearing
Record your comments about any item on the board's January agenda at a Jan. 13 public hearing (noon-1 p.m., MU Gold Room). An agenda and meeting materials for the Jan. 17 meeting will be posted to the regents meeting site by Jan. 10.

Arts and events
MLK series kicks off next week  
A Jan. 11 "Let Freedom Ring" carillon concert will kick off this month's Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Series.

Professional development
CELT programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
P&S Council programming
  • Seminar, Communication and Conflict Escalation: Patterns, Pitfalls and Pointers, Elaine Newell, ISU ombuds office, Jan. 10 (2-3 p.m., MU Gallery or via livestream)
University human resources programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
  • Class, Stress Management, Feb. 7 (8:30-10:30 a.m.)
  • Class, Am I on Track? Feb. 21 (noon-1 p.m.)
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