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Feb. 23, 2017
Inside news
Leath makes annual appeal to legislative group
President Steven Leath and his peers from the universities of Iowa and Northern Iowa made their annual funding appeal to the Legislature's education appropriations subcommittee on Feb. 22.

CyRide route changes afoot
The CyRide routes of the future will be worked out over the coming weeks, and you can be a part of the process. Two route scenarios are up for discussion at public meetings March 1 and 2, or through an online survey.

More projects for the west side of campus
While the Student Innovation Center is under construction, several road and underground utility projects also will be completed, during the summers of 2018 and 2019.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Fifty degrees or warmer: Veenker golf course is open
  • Training offered on serving student veterans

Around campus
Vet Med dean is leaving this summer
College of Veterinary Medicine dean Lisa Nolan will become dean of the University of Georgia's College of Veterinary Medicine on July 1. Nolan received three graduate degrees from the university.

Entomology's Insect Zoo celebrates 20 years
At any Insect Zoo event, program coordinator Ginny Mitchell shares -- and protects -- somewhere between five and 100 species of insects.

Eating Disorder Awareness Week begins Feb. 27
Faculty and staff are invited to attend events related to Eating Disorder Awareness Week, Feb. 27-March 4. More information about the events, including a culinary boot camp class and a documentary on body image, are on the ISU WellBeing website.

  • Kevin Dresser, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, to wrestling head coach
Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Open house: Student wellness program grand opening, Feb. 24 (10 a.m.-noon, ribbon cutting at 10:30 a.m., A37 Friley, use NE entrance)
Next week
  • Retirement: Ken Schmidt, facilities planning and management, March 1 (12:30-2:30 p.m., program at 1 p.m., 0162 General Services Building)
  • Meet and greet: Faculty, staff and student veterans and families, March 1 (4-6 p.m., MU Pride Lounge), RSVP online
  • Farewell: Joseph Rayzor, office of risk management, March 3 (2-3:30 p.m., 1155 Administrative Services Building)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Upcoming seminars and conferences
Open forums
CyRide route change proposals
  • Pop-up meeting, March 1 (11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Sukup atrium, Biorenewables Complex)
  • Meeting and formal presentation, March 1 (3-5 p.m., 3512 MU)
Arts and events
Spring theater season kicks off Friday
The Oscar Wilde comedy, "The Importance of Being Earnest," opens a two-weekend run Feb. 24 at Fisher Theater. Tickets for the ISU Theatre production are available at the Stephens box office and through Ticketmaster.

Conference track and field championship is at Lied Center
Iowa State will host the Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championship Friday-Saturday, Feb 24-25, in the Lied Center. Heptathlon and pentathlon events are Friday (10 a.m.-3 p.m.). Running and field events are scheduled 3-9:30 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday. Daily admission is $7 ($5 for HS students and younger).

Three 'Chicago' performances at Stephens this weekend
Broadway fans will have three chances this weekend to see "Chicago: The Musical," featuring former NFL star Eddie George. Performances are at Stephens Auditorium on Feb. 24 and Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. Ticket prices range from $25 to $78 and are available at the Iowa State Center ticket office or through Ticketmaster.

Student musicians perform late-winter concerts
Two music department ensembles will perform in the Music Hall's Tye Recital Hall this weekend. The ISU Symphony Orchestra will perform on Feb. 24 (7:30 p.m.) and the Iowa Statesmen will sing on Feb. 26 (1:30 p.m.). Tickets for both concerts are $5 ($3 for students).

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

Professional development
Call for proposals: Teaching and learning research projects
The scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) scholars program mentors faculty through a year-long process to complete SoTL research projects. CELT associate director for SoTL Sara Marcketti guides participants through a series of activities all aimed at publishable projects. Applications are due March 27, with a kickoff in late April. More information and the application form are on the SoTL scholars program website.

CELT programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
University human resources programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
  • Class, Introducing the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, April 6 (8:30-10:30 a.m.)
  • Class, ISU Plan Benefits Session, for faculty, P&S, supervisory or confidential merit (K-base) staff, April 7 (9-11 a.m.)
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