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April 20, 2017
Inside news
Senate extends emeritus status to NTE faculty
Nontenure-eligible faculty who have served at least 10 years now can be honored with emeritus status. The policy change was unanimously approved at the April 18 Faculty Senate meeting.

Former Iowa Stater Ben Allen returned to campus this week as the presidential transition begins. Allen is serving as a senior policy adviser to President Steven Leath through May 8 and receives the interim president role on May 9.

New platform will provide portal to multiple applications
Iowa State's contract with Okta, an identity and access technology company, will eliminate the need for multiple passwords and provide a secure, single sign-on portal to university systems such as Outlook, Cybox and CyMail.

Training helps faculty, staff assist military students
Iowa State students with military connections have unique needs. The Veterans Center has created a training session to help faculty and staff better assist them.

Volunteers sought to facilitate violence prevention program
Faculty and staff volunteers are needed to help facilitate campus workshops and initiatives as part of a national violence prevention program developed by Green Dot etc. A free weeklong training program will be provided for volunteers, July 10-14.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Four finalists selected for VP for human resources post
  • Honors spring poster presentation is April 26
  • Memorial service for retired VP Layton is April 29
  • Library expands hours, brings back dogs for semester's end
  • Arts, humanities center director applications due April 24
  • Food drive (for summer shelves) is April 24-May 4
  • "Feast on the First" (Amendment) on April 20
  • Veterinary Medicine, Extension leadership searches to launch this fall
  • Summer tutoring available for K-12 readers
  • Iowa's Latino immigrants are subject of annual lecture
  • Submit requests for library's summer, fall course reserve
  • You're invited: Faculty-Staff Inspiration Award events
  • Work begins at west construction site

Around campus
Rare trees added to central campus landscape
Student groups are celebrating Earth Month and Arbor Day by planting rare native trees on central campus. The butternut and American beech tree species also were chosen in part for use in class instruction.

Iowa State receives art gift
Iowa State has received a gift of sculptures and drawings by American artist Manuel Neri from the Manuel Neri Trust, Benicia, California. The gift is valued at more than $1.2 million and supports the university's fundraising campaign.

  • Phil Harris, professor emeritus of agricultural and applied economics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, to visiting professor in the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation
Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Retirement: Sharon Colletti, Center for Crops Utilization Research, April 21 (2-4 p.m., Food Sciences Building atrium)
  • Retirement: Tom Rudolphi, aerospace engineering, April 21 (3-5 p.m.,1235 Howe)
  • 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)
Next week
  • 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)
  • Retirement: Barb Licklider, School of Education, May 1 (2-4 p.m., program at 2:30 p.m., MU Campanile Room)
  • Retirement: Laura Carabillo, office of intellectual property and technology transfer, May 2 (2-4 p.m., Economic Development Core Facility atrium, ISU Research Park, 1805 Collaboration Pl.)
  • Retirement: Greg Millar, admissions, May 3 (2-3:30 p.m., program at 2:30 p.m., MU Campanile Room)
  • Retirement: Mark Stephenson, facilities planning and management, May 5 (2-4 p.m., program at 3 p.m., 0162 General Services Building)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Upcoming seminars and conferences
Open forums
  • April 21: Steve Winfrey, North Dakota State University, Fargo (11 a.m.-noon, MU Cardinal Room)
  • April 24: Benjamin Perlman, Emory University, Atlanta (11 a.m.-noon, MU Gallery)
  • April 26: Lisa Kratz, University of Wisconsin, Platteville (11 a.m.-noon, 136 Union Drive Community Center)
Arts and events
'Tempest' is the season finale for ISU Theatre
ISU Theatre will close its 2016-17 season with a four-day run of William Shakespeare's magical and mystical romance, "The Tempest." Performances are April 20, 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m., and April 23 at 2 p.m., in Fisher Theater. Tickets, $18 for adults ($11 for students), are available at the Stephens ticket office, through Ticketmaster or in Fisher Theater prior to showtime.

'Trashion' show is April 21
Textiles students in the Creative Thinking and Problem Solving course this spring will host the 4th annual Trashion Show on Friday, April 21 (7:05 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m., Serenity Couture, North Grand Mall). Students created clothing pieces completely with recycled materials -- such as newspapers, plastic grocery bags, fast food packaging and parking tickets -- to bring awareness to specific environmental issues. Tickets are $10 at the door; proceeds will be donated to the Audubon Society to help protect Iowa waterways.

Masterworks choral concert is April 22
The music department's annual Masterworks concert on Saturday, April 22 (7:30 p.m., Stephens Auditorium), will feature all four ISU choirs and orchestra performing the Robert Levin edition of Mozart's "Requiem." Tickets are $10 ($5 for students) and available at the Stephens ticket office or via Ticketmaster. The ensembles also will perform three American folk pieces arranged by Mormon Tabernacle Choir conductor Mack Wilberg: "Saints Bound for Heaven," "Shenandoah" and "Amazing Grace."

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

Professional development
Vice president for research programming
  • Boot camp, Responsible Conduct of Research, May 22-23 (8 a.m.-noon daily, 2532 College of Veterinary Medicine), for faculty, staff and postdocs who receive funding through NSF or certain NIH grants, register online. The workshop is offered in a flipped-classroom format; participants are required to read materials prior to the sessions.
Save the date: Teaching symposium for new faculty and graduate TAs
The CELT Teaching Symposium will be held Aug. 15 (8 a.m.-noon, Scheman Building). This program, along with pre-symposium online learning modules, provides new faculty and graduate teaching assistants an opportunity to prepare for a successful first semester of teaching. Registration opens May 1.

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