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Jan. 19, 2017
Inside news
Faculty Senate considers dead week policy changes
Quizzes, tests and exams would not be given on Thursday and Friday during dead week in proposed policy changes introduced at the Jan. 17 Faculty Senate meeting.

Search begins for university human resources VP
The university committee searching for the next vice president for university human resources hopes to bring candidates to campus for interviews by late spring.

Pammel Court exhibition brings back memories
Generations of ISU students recall with fondness their Quonset hut quarters.

University community opens Geoffroy Hall
President Emeritus Gregory Geoffroy returned to Ames for Wednesday's grand opening event.

Stolee to serve as interim ombuds officer
Jessica Stolee, human resources coordinator in extension and outreach, will begin serving as ISU's interim ombuds officer on Jan. 23. She succeeds Elaine Newell, who has accepted another post.

Police chief candidate forums wrap up next week
Candidate names and vitae will be shared on an open forums website the day before each visit.

An update on the learning management system review
Faculty and staff are asked to provide input by Jan. 31 on a proposed list of specific needs a new system should address.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Input sought on the future of Bissell Road
  • Regents return to two-day meetings
  • Dance Marathon fundraiser is Jan. 20-21
  • Services pending for former dean of students Pamela Anthony
  • Deadline to order homemade Valentine fudge is Jan. 28
  • Honors program seeks seminar proposals for fall
  • Lactation spaces open in Heady, Lagomarcino halls
  • MU poster sale runs Jan. 23-27
  • DNCE concert is April 5 at Hilton
  • Ceramics alum returns as artist-in-residence
  • Walk safe this winter
  • Jan. 24 discussion looks at legal rights of immigrants in Iowa
  • Submit feedback for senate review of president's office
See: Announcements

Open houses and receptions
  • Retirement: Ila Haugen, Ames Laboratory, Feb. 2 (2-4 p.m., 301 Spedding)
  • Retirement: Glenda Ashley, Center for Survey Statistics and Methodology, Feb. 3 (no public event)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Open forums
Public events include an open forum (11 a.m.-noon, MU Soults Family Visitor Center) and meet-and-greet reception (2350 Beardshear).
  • Jan. 19, Laura Doering, ISU registrar, 3 p.m. reception
  • Jan. 20, Erik D'Aquino, Erie Community College, Buffalo, New York, 4 p.m. reception
Candidates' names and interview schedules are being shared just prior to their arrival on campus. An open forum (2:50-3:50 p.m.) is part of the daylong interview on:
  • Jan. 20, 1310 Beyer, Michael Newton
  • Jan. 23, MU Campanile Room, Candidate 3
  • Jan. 25, MU Oak Room, Candidate 4
Arts and events
A peek at the spring lectures lineup
The spring lectures program offers a variety of topics, including several panel discussions.

Cyclone wrestlers welcome Panthers Friday night
The athletics department has a special offer (advance-purchase only) for Cyclone fans. For $30, receive four general admission (balcony) tickets to the dual wrestling match with Northern Iowa on Friday, Jan. 20 (7 p.m., Hilton Coliseum), plus four hot dogs and four sodas. Purchase four-pack online through Jan. 19.

Ballet Des Moines coming to Stephens
Ballet Des Moines' "A Triple Bill" stops at Stephens Auditorium on Sunday, Jan. 29 (2 p.m.). Tickets are $20-$48 and available at Ticketmaster or the Stephens ticket office.

Professional development
CELT programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
University human resources programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
  • Class, Behavior-Based Interviewing, March 21 (9 a.m.-noon)
  • Class, After the Last Paycheck, March 21 (noon-1 p.m.)
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