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May 25, 2017
Inside news
Freshman orientation begins next week
In 20 two-day sessions, an estimated 5,600 would-be fall freshmen will launch their college experience. For some, orientation is about selecting a college.
In-house solution halts soil erosion
Facilities planning and management staff put their heads together and found a way to fix soil erosion and sidewalk conditions caused by water runoff.
Fuligni to lead facilities planning and management
Paul Fuligni has been named an associate vice president in university services, overseeing facilities planning and management operations. He assumes his duties on July 10.
Reecy named to leadership team in VPR office
Professor of animal science Jim Reecy will become an associate vice president for research on June 1.
Workday moves to architect phase
Design sessions with campus leaders and first-hand users of the financial and human capital management business processes will be held through August. It is the next phase for implementation of the Workday enterprise platform.
Search begins for assistant VP for student health services
A national search is underway for the final administrative position created in a new leadership structure announced last summer for the division of student affairs.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • University offices closed for Memorial Day holiday
  • Summer youth program kicks off June 4
  • Volunteers sought for State Fair shifts in August
  • North campus roads closed for utility project

Around campus
Bird's-eye view
Take a look inside the campanile bell chamber, where work began Monday to replace the guide wires that connect the carillon to its bells.

Space miners are competing this week in Florida
Several technical changes -- plus nearly a month of running their test robot -- had team members of Cyclone Space Mining feeling confident heading into the NASA Robotic Mining Competition May 22-26 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Quarter-scale tractor represents the "best of"
The student Cyclone Power Pullers hope to squeeze every last bit of efficiency out of the tractor they built from scratch this year. A competition organized by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers starts June 1 in Peoria, Illinois.
Video: Meet John Lawrence
The interim vice president for extension and outreach talks about the impact of the organization and the professionals who serve it, his interim leadership plans and even a successful three-year quest to visit all 100 county offices ... on his motorcycle.
  • Kent Kerby, Kansas State University, to assistant dean for academic student success in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and adjunct professor in the department of genetics, development and cell biology, effective July 1
Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Farewell: Patrick Gunn, animal science, May 25 (3-4 p.m., Kildee Hall atrium)
Next week
  • Retirement: Becky Jordan, special collections and university archives (Parks Library), May 31 (no public event)
  • Retirement: Steve Mahoney, ecology, evolution and organismal biology, June 1 (2-4 p.m., program at 2:30 p.m., MU Gallery)
  • Retirement: Kathy Birdsall, IT services, June 2 (no public event)
  • Retirement: Julie Carroll, IT services, June 2 (no public event)
  • Retirement: Sue Spencer, IT services, June 2 (no public event)
  • Retirement: Lynn Henn, Committee for Agricultural Development, June 14 (1:30-3 p.m., program at 1:45 p.m., 0142 Curtiss)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Open forums
Board of regents public hearing
Record your comments about any item on the board's June agenda at a June 1 public hearing (noon-1 p.m., MU Gold Room). An agenda and meeting materials for the board's June 7-8 meeting in Cedar Falls will be posted to the regents meeting site by May 30.

Arts and events
Reminder: ISU memorial ceremony is Monday morning
Iowa State employees, retirees and spouses who died during the past year will be remembered at the university's annual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 29 (9 a.m, Reiman Ballroom, ISU Alumni Center).
Hough duo dance show is May 26
Siblings and professional dancers Julianne and Derek Hough's tour, Move Beyond, stops at Stephens Auditorium for a single performance on Friday, May 26 (7:30 p.m.). Tickets, $51.50-$121.50 plus fees, may be purchased through Ticketmaster.

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

Professional development
CELT programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
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