Presidential search soon shifts to next phase
Eighty tenured, tenure-eligible members join the ISU faculty
Iowa State hired 80 tenured or tenure-track faculty
members between last September and this month, comparable to 76 new faculty a year ago. Spousal accommodation plays a more significant role in the annual number than it did 15 years ago.
Employee reporting hierarchy sets foundation for Workday
Iowa State's supervisory organization
, which defines the reporting lines for positions and employees, is being created and updated in the Workday enterprise software system.
Take those aches and pains seriously
Another fun place to eat on campusFollowing a 10-month demolition and construction project in the former Friley dining hall, ISU Dining's Windows opened this week to help distribute diners across campus during the week.
The following announcements were added this week:
- Weekly training email to feature student experiences
- Tickets on sale for Oct. 11 Dustin Lynch concert
- Keep up with digital scholarship news at the library
- Nominations for Catt Center calendar honorees are due Sept. 29
- Funeral service for Deb Duncan is Aug. 25
- Three new members named to biotech council
- 'After hours' in the gardens is Sept. 8
- Instructors sought for November middle school TAG conferences
- Report wireless connectivity issues
- Klobuchar lecture is Aug. 31
- Single-game football tickets are on sale
Gerdin gift will help pay for building expansion
A $7 million commitment
this week from the Gerdin Charitable Foundation will help the College of Business expand its facility. Preliminary plans are for a four-story addition.
Engineering viruses to make crops stronger
Second annual Rummage RAMPage recycles tons (literally) of furniture
Rummage RAMPage, the community sale designed to keep reusable items from being tossed, diverted 77,520 pounds of furniture and housewares
from the landfill and raised $14,000 for the local nonprofits that staffed it. ISU's sustainability program co-hosted the sale with the city of Ames July 28-Aug. 2.
Bells ring in the solar eclipseThe carillon bells were quiet this summer while crews addressed maintenance and repair projects within the campanile. The weekday carillon concerts resumed Monday with a special playlist celebrating the solar eclipse (video).
- Hal Schenck, University of Illinois, to professor and chair of the math department, effective Aug. 16
- Gary Taylor, interim director of ISU Extension and Outreach's community and economic development program, to director, effective Aug. 19
Open houses and receptions
- Retirement: Bronwyn Frame, Plant Transformation Facility, agronomy department, Aug. 28 (3-5 p.m., program at 3:30 p.m., 3140 Agronomy)
- Open house: Lectures program 60th anniversary, Aug. 30 (3:30-5:30 p.m., program at 4:30 p.m., MU Great Hall)
- Retirement: Mark Renoux, facilities planning and management, Sept. 1 (9:30-11 a.m., program at 10 a.m., 0162 General Services Building)
- Reception: "Amy N. Worthen: The World in Perspective" exhibit, Sept. 8 (6-8 p.m., artist remarks at 6:30 p.m., Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.
Free feature film series kicks off this weekend
The Student Union Board's Cyclone Cinema -- feature films with recent theater runs but typically prior to their DVD release dates -- begins its fall run tonight
with twice-nightly screenings of "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" through Sunday in the Carver Hall auditorium. Admission is free; the public is welcome.
Campus conversation is Aug. 25
Staff, faculty and students are invited to participate in an Aug. 25 campus conversation (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 3150 Beardshear) to discuss recent divisive national events. Participants are welcome to join all or part of the discussion. Contact the office of the vice president for diversity and inclusion with questions, firstname.lastname@example.org
Volleyball team hosts invitational this weekend
The Cyclone volleyball team will host the four-team Cyclone Invitational Aug. 25-26 at Hilton Coliseum. ISU plays at 6:30 p.m. Friday (Kent State), and noon (University of Nebraska, Omaha) and 6:30 p.m. (University of New Mexico) Saturday. Tickets are $5.
More campus events
Talks, performances, athletic contests and other campus events are listed on the university calendar.
Comprehensive CELT schedule
To date, staff in the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching have planned more than 120 hours of professional development programming for this academic year. Educators who'd like to review all the opportunities
in a single document may access this PDF.
Office of digital access programming
- Training sessions, Canvas learning management system, led by Canvas trainer, Sept. 5-6 (various times and topics)
- Workshop, How Team-Based Learning Can Transform Your Classroom, Sept. 6 (1:10-2 p.m.)
- Series, The Research-Based Flipped Classroom (Team-Based Learning), five consecutive Mondays Sept. 11-Oct. 9 (3:30-5 p.m.)
- Series, Deepen Learning With Visual Notetaking (Sketchnoting), three consecutive Thursdays Sept. 14-28 (12:10-1:30 p.m.)
- Series, Best Practices in Online Course Design, three consecutive Fridays Sept. 15-29 (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.), offered twice more this semester
University human resources programming
- Class, Four Generations in the Workplace, Aug. 30 (8:30-10:30 a.m.)
- Two-part series, Emotional Intelligence, Sept. 5 (8:30-10:30 a.m.) and Sept. 26 (1-3 p.m.)
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