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July 6, 2017
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Presidential search launches today
An advertisement seeking applicants and nominees to be Iowa State's 16th president was posted to online sites today. Submissions are due Aug. 24.
Vernon Hurte is dean of students and an associate vice president in the student affairs division. He stepped into the expanded role on July 3.
Developing a nose for Iowa wine
An expert from Iowa State's wine institute will lead a one-day workshop on building a wine palate, knowledge that participants can use to help Iowa winemakers improve their product.
Work resumes on south stadium green space
Reiman Garden entry features will be finished prior to football opener; work on multiple landscape features will continue through the fall.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Athletics season tickets are on sale now
  • LGBT student services office modifies its name
  • Tower crane dismantling begins next week
  • Watch for Lincoln Way overnight lane closures July 5 and 6
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Around campus
Promising results for intervention program
An intervention program developed by assistant professor Amie Zarling, human development and family studies department, shows promise in reducing domestic violence reoffending rates.

Preparing for an empty nest
Planning and a positive perspective can ease the transition for parents from a full house to an empty nest, advises a human sciences specialist with extension and outreach.

  • Kristen Johansen, professor and interim chair of the biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology department, to department chair, effective July 1
Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Farewell: Cynthia Jenks, Ames Laboratory, July 6 (2-4 p.m., 301 Spedding)
  • Retirement: John Hauck, IT services, July 7 (no public event)
  • Retirement: Diana McLaughlin, economics department, July 7 (no public event)
Next week
  • Retirement: Teresa Wilcox, facilities planning and management, July 11 (no public event)
  • Retirement: Wayne Hauber, IT services, July 27 (2-3:30 p.m., program at 3 p.m., 206 Durham)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events
Inspired by nature
Sixty new or returning artists will show and sell their garden-inspired collections at Reiman Gardens' annual garden art fair Sunday, July 9 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.). Products include jewelry, pottery, fabric, woodwork and glass. Admission is reduced for the public: adults $7, seniors $6 and kids $3 (4-17 years); and free for members and ISU students.

Iowa Games competitions begin this weekend
July 8-9 is the first of three competition weekends for the Iowa Summer Games. Local events feature the road race in downtown Ames (Saturday, 5K, 7:30 p.m.; 10K, 8:30 p.m.), billiards at the Corner Pocket on Main Street (10 a.m. Saturday) and ultimate frisbee on Iowa State's southeast recreation fields (Saturday).

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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