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March 30, 2017
Inside news
Regents: Presidential search will be open
Board members request a similar process to that used in ISU's last search, and tap former provost Ben Allen for the interim presidency.

Lawrence gets interim VP role
Associate dean and extension director John Lawrence will serve as interim vice president for extension and outreach, succeeding Cathann Kress, who leaves next month after accepting a position at Ohio State.

Schmittmann reappointed as LAS dean
Beate Schmittmann, hired in 2012, received her second five-year appointment as dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Accessible PowerPoints are on students' wish list
Accessible PowerPoint presentations in the classroom make learning easier for many, from those with disabilities to those with different learning styles.

More gold awards for campus green achievements
Iowa State receives gold certifications from a higher education association and for sustainability qualities at Sukup and Elings halls.

Be alert when the thunder rolls
Learn what action to take if severe weather rolls across campus this spring and summer.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Revamped ISU employment site is mobile friendly
  • April 3-7 is Forever True week
  • Osborn lane closed Saturday for crane removal
  • Register for Project LEA/RN May workshop
  • Training for youth program leaders is April 6

Around campus
Change agent: Matt Darr
The latest entry in News Service's series on ISU faculty and scientists whose work is changing the world for the better. Darr is an associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering and the first recipient of the Kinze Manufacturing fellowship.

Video games influence sexist attitudes
Ways that women are consistently portrayed in video games contribute to underlying attitudes of gamers, according to a study by ISU psychologists.

  • Curtis Brundy, Wartburg College, to associate university librarian for scholarly communication and collections, effective April 3
  • Krista McCallum Beatty, Ohio University, Athens, to director of the international students and scholars office, effective May 24
Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Retirement: Mike Hamilton, facilities planning and management, March 31 (2:30-4 p.m., program at 3 p.m., 0162 General Services Building)
  • Reception: "Rome Beneath the Surface" exhibition closing, March 31 (5-7 p.m., Gallery 181, College of Design)
Next week
  • 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)
  • Retirement: Dana Schumacher, University Honors Program, April 4 (3-5 p.m., program at 3:30 p.m., 1151-55 Jischke Honors Building)
  • Retirements: Bruce Bassler, Clare Cardinal-Pett and Gregory Palermo, architecture, April 6 (4-6 p.m., program at 4:15 p.m., King Pavilion, College of Design)
  • Retirement: Helene Uhlenhopp, facilities planning and management, April 7 (2-4 p.m., program at 3 p.m., 0162 General Services Building)
  • Ceremony and reception: ISU Distinguished Awards, April 7 (2 p.m., Benton Auditorium, Scheman)
  • Open house and pancake breakfast: Flying Cyclones Club annual fly in, April 8 (7-11 a.m., Ames Municipal Airport), fee for breakfast
  • Open house: Breakfast on the go for students employed on or off campus, April 12 (7:30-10:30 a.m., ground floor, Beardshear)
  • Retirement: John Schroeter, economics, April 18 (2:30-4 p.m., program at 3 p.m., 368A Heady)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Upcoming seminars and conferences
Arts and events
Musical version of 'Little Women' opens this weekend
ISU Theatre's musical adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" opens Friday with a two-weekend run at Fisher Theater. Show times are 7:30 p.m. March 31-April 1 and April 7-8, with 2 p.m. matinees on April 2 and April 9. Tickets, available at the Iowa State Center ticket office, through Ticketmaster or at the door prior to the performances, are $21 ($19 for seniors and $14 for students).

Global Gala is Friday night
The 12th annual Global Gala, one of Iowa State's largest multicultural celebrations, will be held Friday, March 31 (7-9 p.m., MU Great Hall, doors open at 6 p.m. and a sampling of international foods will be available). Student organizations will share their cultural heritage through dance, music and fashion. Admission is free.

Free Navy band concert is Thursday night
The U.S. Navy Concert Band is performing a free concert on Thursday, March 30 (7:30 p.m., Stephens Auditorium). Tickets (required) may be picked up on campus at the Stephens box office, Memorial Union information desk and the music department office, 149 Music. Tickets also are available at these Ames sponsor locations: Alpha Copies and Fast Signs, Aureon, Chocolaterie Stam, First National Bank and Wilson Toyota.

Pop tour stops at Hilton April 5
The funk pop band DNCE stops in Ames for a concert on Wednesday, April 5 (8 p.m., Hilton Coliseum). Remaining tickets, $30-$35, are available via Ticketmaster. Iowa State students with I.D. receive a $10 discount (limit one).

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.
University human resources programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
  • Class, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (Session 2), April 26 (1-3 p.m.)
  • Class, Behavior-based Interviewing, May 16 (9 a.m.-noon)
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