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April 13, 2017
Inside news
Holger retirement prompts internal searches
Associate provost and Graduate College dean David Holger will retire on June 30. Parallel searches are underway for the two leadership posts.

Search is underway for facilities director
The search committee has targeted the first week of May for on-campus interviews for finalists for the associate vice president post in facilities planning and management. Former associate VP David Miller retired in January.

Council receives IT projects update
CIO Jim Kurtenbach talked about several university-wide projects that will update old systems and processes during his presentation at the April 6 Professional and Scientific Council meeting. Council members also learned about transportation issues being considered by an advisory council.

You're invited: Demos for next learning management system
The options for would-be users during the April 17-20 window are: demonstrations led by the vendors and shorter, scenario-based overviews presented by university staff.

The bells will go silent
Construction work will close the campanile and silence the Stanton Memorial Carillon for the summer, beginning May 22.

Part of I-35 Ames interchange to close for the summer
From May 8 through mid-August, southbound vehicles on I-35 won't be able to exit to westbound Highway 30. Instead they should exit at 13th Street.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Faculty P&T requests are on regents' April 19-20 agenda
  • SCAVMA Scamper is April 22
  • Networking lunch precedes April 18 leadership seminar
  • Recycle your old electronics on April 20
  • Funds available for biotech events, speakers
  • Registration open for K-5 summer program

Around campus
Library project lets you be a part of history
The University Library staff needs help transcribing 100 years of the "Bomb," Iowa State's campus yearbook.

April 17-22 is Land Grant Legacy week
Iowans will have opportunities to share their land-grant legacy stories during ISU Extension and Outreach Week, April 17-22. The 100 county offices will host activities throughout the week.

ISU professor finds co-sleeping is more common than some parents admit
Parents know that co-sleeping is considered a no-no, but many still allow their children to crawl into bed with them at night. Doctors generally discourage co-sleeping, but professor of sociology Susan Stewart says it is a phenomenon that extends well beyond the infant and toddler years.

CEO discusses his life influences
TIAA president and CEO Roger Ferguson reflected on his path of lifelong learning during a campus discussion preceding his April 11 lecture on financial security.

  • Eulanda Sanders, textiles and clothing, to chair of apparel, events and hospitality management, effective July 1
Open houses and receptions
Next week
  • Retirement: John Schroeter, economics, April 18 (2:30-4 p.m., 368A Heady)
  • Retirement: Sharon Colletti, Center for Crops Utilization Research, April 21 (2-4 p.m., Food Sciences Building atrium)
  • Recognition: Michael Bugeja, Greenlee School, April 21 (3:30-5:30 p.m., program at 3:50 p.m., Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman)
  • Closing reception: "Intentional" exhibit for 33 seniors in integrated studio arts, April 22 (5-7 p.m., Gallery 181, College of Design)
  • Retirement: Norm Scott, psychology, April 24 (4-5:30 p.m., MU Cardinal Room)
  • Retirement: Ted Bair, Small Business Development Center, April 27 (2-4 p.m., Economic Development Core Facility atrium, ISU Research Park, 1805 Collaboration Pl.)
  • Retirement: Rob Hubert, animal science, April 28 (1-3 p.m., 221 Science I)
  • Retirements: Jean Anderson, Eunice Bassler and Marilyn Cox, food science and human nutrition, April 28 (3-5 p.m., program at 4 p.m., MU Great Hall)
  • Retirement: Russell Mullen, agronomy, April 28 (3-5:30 p.m., program at 3:30 p.m., MU Pioneer Room)
  • Retirement: Christine Schultz, mathematics, April 28 (5-6 p.m., program at 5:15 p.m., 305 Carver)
  • Retirement: Curt Purdum, facilities planning and management, May 1 (1:30-3:30 p.m., program at 2:30 p.m., 0162 General Services Building)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Upcoming seminars and conferences
Open forums
Board of Regents public hearing is today
Record your comments about any item on the board's April agenda at an April 13 public hearing (4-5 p.m., MU Gold Room). An agenda and meeting materials for the board's April 19-20 meeting in Council Bluffs are online.

Arts and events
A starry evening
Bring your questions about space to the next planetarium show, The Afterlife of Stars, on April 14 (6:30 p.m. kids show; 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., ISU Planetarium, Physics Hall). Learn about the ghosts stars leave behind. The shows are free, but tickets are required and available at the door beginning at 6:15 p.m.

Reiman Gardens hosts spring egg hunt on Saturday
Reiman Gardens and the Ames Jaycees are hosting a spring egg hunt for kids in sixth grade and younger on April 15 (9-11 a.m.). Children trade their eggs for a goody bag. Activities include crafts, activity stations and a visit from the spring bunny. If it rains, events will be moved indoors. Admission is free and no registration is required. Families may bring nonperishable food items to benefit Food at First.

Insight into Russian-American computer hacking
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Fred Kaplan will present "Cyber-Sabotage: The History and Politics of Russian-American Hacking" on Tuesday, April 18 (7 p.m., MU Great Hall). Kaplan is Slate magazine's national security columnist and last year published a history of cyberwarfare. His talk is free and open to the public.

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

Professional development
Provost office programming
The early bird discount ($500) for a 12-week (May 21-Aug. 12) faculty mentoring virtual bootcamp offered by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity expires Friday, April 14. The Faculty Success Program is for academics who want to increase their writing productivity, improve work-life balance and learn how to thrive in the academy. Register online (follow the member sign-in link).

Vice president for research programming
Workshop, Building National Institutes of Health Budgets, for grant coordinators and beginning researchers who will submit NIH proposals (offered twice):
  • April 18 (1:30-3:30 p.m.), computers provided but limited to 25 participants, register
  • April 21 (1:30-3:30 p.m.), bring a laptop if possible, register
CELT programming
P&S Council programming
University human resources programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
  • Class, ISU Plan Benefits Session for Faculty, P&S, Supervisory and/or Confidential Merit and Contract (K-base) Staff, May 18 (9-11 a.m.)
  • Class, P&S Performance Management Training (for supervisors and managers), May 24 (1-3 p.m.)
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