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April 27, 2017
Inside news
Late tuition change surfaces for second year
Declining state support has spurred the outgoing regent president to call for a tuition adjustment before fall. Other board decisions: 2017-18 faculty P&T requests, salary appeals from employee representatives, flat parking permit rates and student housing/dining rate increases.

Two ISU centers await governor's decision
An overview of 2017 legislative action on state support for Iowa State, including a building projects update and two centers that could lose their direct appropriations.

Presidential search timeline will match the 2011 search
Goal is to introduce finalists to the state Board of Regents the first week in October.

MU renovation proposal won't be abandoned
Interim director says short-term space crunch, deferred maintenance issues are too critical to ignore.

Organic veggies, anyone?
Support Iowa State's Student Organic Farm by becoming a paid shareholder and receive fresh, organic vegetables all summer.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Nominations sought for 2018 'Women Impacting ISU' calendar
  • 2017-18 Jr. Cyclone Club memberships are on sale now
  • CELT website offers resources for accessible course development
  • Undergraduate minor in pharmacology and toxicology starts this fall
  • Reiman Gardens open late during peak tulip time

Around campus
Integrated reality opens new opportunities for students, users
James Lathrop, senior lecturer in computer science, has spent the semester teaching students how to work in the world of integrated reality. They developed a video game using the Microsoft HoloLens, which allows gamers to interact with holograms in their own environment. (Video feature story.)

  • Hongwei Xin, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering and director of the Egg Industry Center, as the first assistant dean for research in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (five-year appointment)
Open houses and receptions
This week
  • 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)
Next week
  • 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)
  • Retirement: Nancy Tamashunas, Thielen Student Health Center, May 5 (3-5 p.m., Thielen Student Health Center, Patterson Library)
  • Retirement: W. Wade Miller, agricultural education and studies, May 10 (3-5 p.m., program at 3:30 p.m., 224 Curtiss)
  • Retirement: Kenneth Platt, veterinary microbiology and preventive medicine, May 15 (no public event)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Open forums
Associate vice president for facilities
Two finalists have been selected for the associate vice president in facilities planning and management and will interview next week on campus. Candidate names and resumes will posted online one day prior to their visits. Open forums are scheduled for:
  • May 2, 2:15-3:15 p.m., MU Cardinal Room
  • May 4, 2:15-3:15 p.m., MU Cardinal Room
Arts and events
Outdoor rec equipment sale is tonight
The outdoor recreation program's spring equipment sale is tonight (6-7:30 p.m., west gymnasium, State Gym). Accepted payment methods are cash, Visa and Mastercard. The sale is open to the public.

Campus spring art sales
  • College of Design Art Club's (CODAC) spring art sale: April 27-28 (10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, foyer outside of dean's office, College of Design). Items include ceramics, prints, photos, jewelry, woods and textiles. Prices range from $5 to $150. Proceeds support the artists and club activities.
  • Art Mart: May 4, 5, 6 (10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, closes at 1 p.m. on May 6, MU Trophy Tavern). Items include blown glass, pottery, glass beads and jewelry, scarves and accessories, framed photos of campus. Most items sell for $5 to $25. Purchases support the artists and organizations.
'Washed Ashore' highlights pollution problem
"Washed Ashore," an exhibit featuring 10 garbage-to-art sculptures created from plastic pollutants, opens April 29 and runs through Oct. 31 at Reiman Gardens. Educational programs are planned in conjunction with the exhibit. Gardens admission is $8 ($4 for kids ages 4 to 17; free for kids 3 and under).

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

Professional development
University human resources programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
  • Class, ISU and State of Iowa Benefits Session for Nonsupervisory (organized) Merit Staff, May 23 (1:30-3:30 p.m.)
  • Class, ISU Plan Benefits Session for Faculty, P&S, Supervisory and Confidential Merit and Contract (K-base) Staff, May 31 (1:30-3:30 p.m.)
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