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May 11, 2017
Inside news
Additional tuition proposal goes to regents
Iowa State leaders asked for an across-the-board $216 increase for this fall; the state Board of Regents' vote won't occur until June 8.

Interim president Allen (re)introduced to campus leaders
Ben Allen shared his thoughts on the transition and his interim presidency with campus leaders on the eve of his appointment.

Council is considering salary increase recommendation
The Professional and Scientific Council's proposed FY18 salary recommendation asks for "feasible" increases, citing mounting workloads as the university continues to grow. Council members will vote on that motion and a shared governance statement at its May 25 meeting.

Summer construction projects heat up
Inside takes a quick look at building, utilities and traffic projects around campus that will get started soon, as well as a few ongoing projects set to wind down before fall semester starts.

Change passwords to protect you and ISU
Many campus users don't regularly change their passwords, some don't change them at all. IT is launching a campaign to remind users to update passwords every six months to reduce the threat of cyberattacks on personal accounts and university systems.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Lincoln Way traffic lane lost during construction project
  • State park system is focus of summer exhibition
  • Gentle Doctor Café opens May 15 in interim location
  • Central Stores will close for inventory-taking May 31-June 2
  • Action sport circus stops at stadium on June 3
  • Alumni association's 2018 travel preview is May 25
  • May 15-19 is national bike to work week
  • Registration is open for forensic science meeting
  • Regents hire firm to assist with presidential search

Around campus
Search is underway for business services leadership post
A search committee has been named and its members have begun reviewing the pool of candidates. The application period is closed.

Study: Pokémon GO helps communication skills
Emily Howell, assistant professor in the School of Education, is working with teachers to develop new ways to incorporate digital tools in the classroom, including playing games such as Pokémon GO.

Retirees association will host Memorial Day ceremony
An online form is available for friends and family members to share comments about ISU employees, retirees and spouses who died during the past year.

New findings could combat global parasitic disease
ISU biomedical researchers have made progress in understanding the genome of a parasitic roundworm that infects 2 million people worldwide.

  • Norm Hill, director of logistics and support services in facilities planning and management, to interim assistant vice president for business services, effective May 20
Open houses and receptions
Next week
  • Retirement: Kenneth Platt, veterinary microbiology and preventive medicine, May 15 (no public event)
  • Retirement: Nancy Brooks, business services, May 19 (2-4 p.m., MU Campanile Room)
  • Farewell: Lisa Nolan, College of Veterinary Medicine, May 19 (3:30-5 p.m., program at 4 p.m., Vet Med courtyard)
  • Retirement: Susan Carpenter, animal science, May 24 (1-2 p.m., Kildee Hall atrium)
  • Farewell: Patrick Gunn, animal science, May 25 (3-4 p.m., Kildee Hall atrium)
  • Retirement: Steve Mahoney, ecology, evolution and organismal biology, June 1 (2-4 p.m., program at 2:30 p.m., MU Gallery)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events
Saturday is movie night at Jack Trice
The athletics department's fifth annual Movie Night at Jack Trice Stadium is Saturday, May 13 (7 p.m., gates 1, 2, 3 and 5 open at 6 p.m.). The 2016 animated hit "Trolls" will be shown on the north video board. Admission is free; snacks may be purchased at the concession stands. In the event of rain, movie night will move to Hilton Coliseum.

Plant sale supports student groups
Reiman Gardens will host a plant sale May 13-14 (9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, parking lot) that supports programming for several ISU student organizations and the Story County Master Gardener Association. The sale include perennials, herbs, vegetables, Iowa natives, trees, shrubs, Buck roses, container annuals and hanging baskets. Accepted payment forms are cash, check and credit card. Bags of tulip bulbs from this spring's Reiman display also will be sold Saturday morning ($10, cash or check only) until they're gone.

Iowa State Center announces 2017-18 performing arts lineup
Musicals, ballets, orchestral concerts and contemporary performances are part of a unique 17-event series in Stephens Auditorium next year (2017-18). Subscription packages, which offer priority seating and discounted prices, are on sale now; tickets to single events will be available in September.

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@ISUAll leadership development opportunities for the 2017-18 academic year are now posted including:
  • 12+ Supervisory Leadership
  • Leadership at Any Level
  • Tools for Managing Workplace Conflict
  • Understanding, Handling and Championing Change at ISU
  • Energize Your Leadership Process
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