Inside Iowa State for faculty and staff
Jan. 25, 2017
Inside news
Spring enrollment is a record
Enrollment is up 449 students from last spring. Here's a college-by-college look at the numbers.

Grand challenges
Faculty input is sought this semester to further develop a vision for each of five "grand challenge" research themes. An online survey will be available through Feb. 8.

Where's the land-grant land? Not Ames
Many Iowa Staters mistakenly believe their campus is sitting on land-grant land. Actually, most of the historic parcels are in northwest Iowa.

1095-C tax forms are on their way
Look for the 1095-C tax forms from Iowa State in your mail by the end of the month. However, you are not required to file the forms with your tax returns.

Wellness programs work together for greater good
Staff members Stephanie Downs and Mark Rowe-Barth work together to ensure the wellbeing of Iowa State's employees and students.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Spring career fairs (six) kick off Feb. 1
  • Early bird rate for P&S conference ends Jan. 31
  • Proposals sought for Women's and Diversity Grants Program
  • Walkers, bikers, drivers asked to complete Welch/Union roads use survey
  • Conference helps students hone leadership skills
  • Web accessibility workshop is Feb. 3
  • Football signing day event (Feb. 1) is open to the public
  • Join ISSO for dinners in Des Moines this spring

Around campus
34 pieces of history
More than 30 faculty and staff in the apparel, events and hospitality management department selected their favorites among the 9,500 objects in the textiles and clothing museum's collection for a spring exhibit that celebrates the museum's 10th anniversary. "Our Favorite Things" runs through April 8 in the Mary Alice Gallery, 1015 Morrill.

Open houses and receptions
Next week
  • Retirement: Cheryl Maurer, ISU Dining, Feb. 1 (2-4 p.m., Union Drive Marketplace mezzanine)
  • Retirement: Ila Haugen, Ames Laboratory, Feb. 2 (2-4 p.m., 301 Spedding)
  • Reception: "Earth as Art" exhibit, Feb. 2 (5-8 p.m., Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St., gallery talk at 6:30 p.m.)
  • Retirement: Glenda Ashley, Center for Survey Statistics and Methodology, Feb. 3 (no public event)
  • Retirement: Bill Frazier, IT Services, Feb. 3 (no public event)
  • Open house: "RED" exhibit, Feb. 6 (11 a.m.-4 p.m., Christian Petersen Art Museum, Morrill Hall)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Upcoming seminars and conferences
Open forums
  • Feb. 10 (2:50-3:50 p.m., MU Gold Room), Candidate 3, rescheduled from Jan. 23
Arts and events
Cyclone teams compete at home this week
  • Gymnastics and wrestling vs. Oklahoma, "Beauty and the Beast," Jan. 27 (7 p.m., Hilton Coliseum), $10 (five tickets for $5 promotion)
  • Hockey vs. Robert Morris University, Jan. 27-28 (7:30 p.m. daily, Ames/ISU Ice Arena), $5-$10
  • Women's basketball vs. TCU, Jan. 28 (noon), vs. Baylor Feb. 1 (7 p.m.), Hilton Coliseum, $5-$12
  • Swimming and diving vs. Northern Iowa, Jan. 28 (1 p.m., Beyer pool), free
  • Wrestling vs. Oklahoma State, Jan. 29 (2 p.m, Hilton Coliseum), $10 (four tickets for $10 promotion)
  • Men's basketball vs. West Virginia, Jan. 31 (8 p.m., Hilton Coliseum) $40+ resale
Campus diversity discussion is Jan. 31
The campus community is invited to participate in an interactive session with Lee Mun Wah, founder of the Stirfry Seminars diversity training company, on Jan. 31 (6-8:30 p.m., MU Sun Room). Also a filmmaker and author, Lee's latest documentary, "If These Hands Could Talk," examines diversity issues in higher education and student dialogue on race and racism.

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

Professional development
Provost office programming
Information technology programming
CELT programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
University human resources programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
  • Class, Prepare for Retirement: Insurance for Non-supervisory Merit, Feb. 28 (1:30-3:30 p.m.)
  • Series, Leadership at Any Level, five-part series begins April 6 (9-11 a.m.)
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