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March 9, 2017
Inside news
Nursing degree gets senate approval
A bachelor's of science in nursing and a higher transfer GPA requirement were among the items passed at the March 7 Faculty Senate meeting. A proposal to raise the undergraduate communication proficiency grade requirement was introduced and will be voted on next month.

Representation areas are in place for council elections
The 2017-18 Professional and Scientific Council officers are in place and representation areas are set for the general election, which begins Friday.

Collective bargaining negotiations continue
University human resources provides an update on collective bargaining negotiations for merit employees following a new state law.

The best storage on campus
There are many reasons to keep your university work on the CyBox cloud. Unlimited free storage. Access from all kinds of devices. Easy document sharing. Secure space that meets FERPA and HIPPA standards.

Seven undergraduate teaching proposals receive Miller grants
In the 21st year of the Miller Faculty Fellowship program, faculty teams will share more than $100,000 in grants to develop innovative approaches to student learning.

No 'Inside' next week
Inside Iowa State will not publish on March 16 during the university's spring break. The next issue will post on March 23.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Reminder: Faculty research event is March 21
  • Learn more: W.M. Keck Foundation's funding priorities
  • Submit Focus Grant proposals by April 3
  • Daylight saving time begins this Sunday; reset your clocks
  • Tickets required for free March 30 concert by U.S. Navy Band
Around campus
Extension director accepts Ohio State post
Vice president for extension and outreach Cathann Kress has been named vice president for agricultural administration and dean of the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at Ohio State University, effective May 1.

Dakota Access funds farmland research
Iowa State researchers will conduct a five-year project that studies the impact of pipeline construction on crop production and soil compaction. Researchers began collecting initial data last fall on university-owned farmland near Ames. The project, which will collect data through 2021, is funded by Dakota Access, Houston, Texas.

Open houses and receptions
  • 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)
  • Retirement: Mike Hamilton, facilities planning and management, March 31 (2:30-4 p.m., program at 3 p.m., 0162 General Services Building)
  • Retirement: Diana Pounds, university relations, April 3 (no public event, send well wishes)
  • Retirement: Lea Bartley, facilities planning and management, April 4 (1-2 p.m., program at 1:30 p.m., 0162 General Services Building)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Upcoming seminars and conferences
Arts and events
Celebrate the Irish
These St. Patrick's Day-related events are coming up:
  • Reiman Gardens' After Hours on March 17 (5-8 p.m.) will be Irish-themed. Enjoy Celtic music by the Blue Moon Players, a baked potato bar, dessert and a cash bar. All guests must be at least 21 years old. Cost is $22 (members $17) for those who preregister through March 10, or $28 at the door for all.
  • Irish tenor Michael Londra and his band, Celtic Fire, will perform at Stephens Auditorium on March 20 (7:30 p.m.). The performance features songs, stories, tunes and dance. Tickets, $25-$55, are available at the Iowa State Center ticket office or through Ticketmaster.
More campus events
Talks, performances, athletic contests and other campus events are listed on the university calendar.

Professional development
Provost office programming
CELT programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
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