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March 2, 2017
Inside news
Collaborative study examines new student onboarding
A task force charged by the student and academic affairs divisions is studying "onboarding" procedures that help new students make a successful transition to ISU, from student admission through the first year of study.

Iowa State must trim another $1 million
Operational savings will come from the same four categories used to cut $8 million last month.

Newton tapped to lead ISU Police
Michael Newton, who has served in the University of Wisconsin, Madison, police department since 1998, has been named chief of police and vice president in university services. His appointment begins April 3.

Growth at ISU Research Park meets needs of employees, community
As the Iowa State University Research Park continues to grow, the benefits extend well beyond the development's borders.

Regents approve gardens project, park sale
Scheduled for final action by the state Board of Regents at its April 20 meeting: parking rates, student housing and dining rates, weapons audit and tennis practice facility purchase.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Registration is open for talented and gifted summer camps
  • Court approves second request to delay FLSA appeal
  • Nominations sought for 2017-18 emerging leaders class
  • Carver scholarship applications (for fall juniors) due April 1
  • Apply for 2017-18 undergraduate research funds by March 31
  • Training for youth program leaders is March 8

Around campus
Iowa State engineers will contribute to manufacturing institute
Iowa State engineers are partners in a new, $140 million national manufacturing institute dedicated to finding ways to reuse materials and save energy. ISU researchers are expected to work with Iowa companies on projects involving materials recycling and manufacturing processes.

On schedule for fall use
Renovations continue on the second floor of Pearson Hall, where eight modern classrooms and an open collaboration space will be ready for fall classes.

Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Farewell: Joseph Rayzor, office of risk management, March 3 (2-3:30 p.m., 1155 Administrative Services Building)
  • Reception: Gender and Sexuality Equity Award recipients, March 22 (noon-2 p.m., Hach Hall atrium)
  • Retirement: Lois Wright Morton, sociology, March 27 (5-7 p.m., program at 5:15 p.m., Harl Commons, Curtiss Hall)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events
High-flying fun at Stephens
The international Cirk La Putyka troupe brings a night of physical theater to the Stephens Auditorium stage with its "Slapstick Sonata" show on Friday, March 3 (7:30 p.m.). Tickets for the family-friendly show range from $25 to $55.

Women's choir has Sunday concert
Cantamus, one of two ISU women's choirs, will have its next concert on Sunday, March 5 (4:30 p.m., Tye Recital Hall, Music). Tickets are $5 (students $3).

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

Professional development
Provost office programming
Vice president for research programming
University human resources programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
  • Class, ISU and State of Iowa Benefits Session for Nonsupervisory (Organized) Merit Staff, April 13 (9-11 a.m.)
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