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May 18, 2017
Inside news
P&S employees: Summarize your jobs
In June, Professional and Scientific employees will be asked to summarize their jobs and job duties, one of the early pieces of a review of the P&S classification and compensation structure. An email from university human resources will provide instructions.

Leopold Center spared from elimination, but loses state funding
With $1.9 million in annual state support gone, the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture faces a future that may need to rely on current or future philanthropy.

Before you leave . . .
Recreation services nabs artist Tim Westrom from the Class of 2017 for a mural project in Beyer Hall.

Butterflies? There's an app for that
Students in an electrical and computer engineering senior design course helped create a mobile app and database commissioned by Reiman Gardens entomologist Nathan Brockman. The technology, originally designed as a tool for butterfly population surveys, can be customized for different studies.

Implementation planning begins for CyRide route changes
CyRide's board has approved a 13-route structure; a phased implementation of changes is likely to begin next May.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • First meeting of presidential search committee is set for June 5
  • Black Cultural Center celebrates new name on May 20
  • 'Dancing With the Stars' veterans to perform Nov. 3 at Stephens
  • Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 18
See: Announcements

Around campus
DOE on the Iowa State campus: 70 years and counting
Scientists with a foot on university and Ames Lab turf easily count up the benefits of being affiliated with each. Iowa State's close ties with the U.S. Department of Energy facility hit a 70-year milestone this week.

Photos: Summer demolition
Following several months of building prep, the Nuclear Engineering Lab came down in less than two days this week. The southeast section of Sweeney Hall is next; their sites become part of the locale for the new Student Innovation Center.

Video: Inventor Iver Anderson
Enjoy a three-minute video prepared by the National Inventors Hall of Fame on Ames Lab and Iowa State's Iver Anderson, a 2017 inductee for his lead-free solder.

Closures may affect campus commute
Select parking lots and streets will close to accommodate the Special Olympics Iowa summer games, May 25-27.

  • Carl Rogers, associate professor of landscape architecture and interim department chair, to department chair, five-year term effective July 1
Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Open house: Digital Access Office, as part of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, May 18 (9 a.m.-1 p.m., 206 Durham Center)
  • 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)
  • Artists' reception: current exhibits in the MU Pioneer and Gallery rooms, May 19 (6:30-8:30 p.m.)
  • Open house, Dr. George A. Jackson Black Cultural Center, May 20 (10 a.m.-noon, program at 10:30 a.m. to officially name the facility, 517 Welch Ave.)
Next week
  • 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
Who's visiting campus this summer?
Large or small, Iowa State hosts events that bring thousands of visitors to campus over the summer.

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

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