Inside Iowa State for faculty and staff
July 20, 2017
Inside news
Universities asked to prepare five-year tuition proposals
In addition to the three universities, the state Board of Regents' task force has scheduled sessions with government and business/economic development representatives.

Citywide rummage sale to reduce move-out waste
A community rummage sale at the Ames Intermodal Facility parking ramp will be held as many rental leases are expiring, aiming to keep furniture and other usable items off curbs and out of the landfill.  

External funding breaks half-billion dollars
Iowa State broke its previous record for external funding after receiving $503.6 million in the fiscal year that ended June 30.

WorkCyte: Security system launches this fall
IT staff will work to identify the online applications, websites and services used on campus to determine if and how they can be protected behind Okta's virtual security perimeter.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Hazard inventory should be completed online
  • Fall course reserve is open at Parks Library
  • Admissions discontinues summer trial enrollment program
  • Reiman Gardens runs plant trials

Around campus
Federal biofuels research grant taps ISU
Iowa State was named a partner institution in a new $104 million Department of Energy bioenergy research center to study the next generation of plant-based, sustainable, cost-effective biofuels and bioproducts.

Interdisciplinary award will advance translational research in public health
A collaborative research project focused on public health received the latest funding award from the Presidential Interdisciplinary Research Initiative.

Business succession key for rural communities
The vitality of rural economies depends as much on maintaining existing small businesses as attracting new ones, said Iowa State University economic and small business experts.

Building better roads
New testing methods developed at Iowa State could help concrete last longer, saving money and limiting road construction.

Open houses and receptions
Next week
  • Retirement: Wayne Hauber, IT Services, July 27 (2-3:30 p.m., program at 3 p.m., 206 Durham)
  • Retirement: Laura Moreland, printing and copy services, July 28 (1-3 p.m., Printing and Publications)
  • Retirement: Ken Umbaugh, Memorial Union, July 31 (no public event)
  • Open house: Art lending collection, Aug. 1 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) and Aug. 2 (10 a.m.-noon), MU Browsing Library
  • Retirement: Elaine Crabbs, Memorial Union, Aug. 3 (no public event)
  • Retirement: Deb Duncan, Small Business Development Center, Aug. 4 (no public event)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events
Rode Club hosts barrel racing series
Bring your own chair and enjoy free entertainment at biweekly competitions held in the State Avenue rodeo arena.

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

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