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Sept. 7, 2017
Inside news
Fall enrollment is second highest on record
Leveling off follows predictions of the past year. This fall's student body includes nearly 20,000 Iowans.

December commencement will return to two ceremonies
A Graduate College ceremony will be held Friday evening and an undergraduate commencement ceremony will be held Saturday afternoon, both at Hilton Coliseum. Iowa State last held two December ceremonies in 2009.

More than 60 applicants considered in presidential search
Luis Rico-Gutierrez, dean of the College of Design, told the state Board of Regents Thursday that he's pleased with the quality of candidates who have applied to lead Iowa State.

Research is at heart of grad student writing center
At the Center for Communication Excellence, graduate students assist their peers in writing better, with techniques and training grounded in data. As the center enters its third year, it's expanding the support it offers.

Wellbeing advice at your fingertips
ISU WellBeing has launched Adventure2, a new online wellbeing portal available to all benefits-eligible employees. The site covers the six elements of the WellBeing program -- mental, physical, spiritual, emotional, financial and community.

Iowa State is an NSF Innovation Corps site
An I-Corps site acts as a training ground for faculty, postdocs and graduate students to transition their ideas from the laboratory to the marketplace. Learn more at an information session Sept. 11 or 12.

Reminder: President's address is Sept. 14
The university community is invited to interim President Ben Allen's fall address Thursday, Sept. 14 (6:30 p.m., MU Great Hall, reception follows).

Gardens entrance gets a makeover
New signage at the intersection of University Boulevard and South 16th Street provides wayfinding help for Reiman Gardens visitors.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Reminder: Use university's car rental contract
  • Criminal justice is topic of Sept. 11 LAS lecture
  • MAD Architects partners to present Herbert Lecture on Sept. 8
  • City's phased project will close 13th Street lanes near Hyland starting Sept. 11
  • Study Abroad Fair is Sept. 14
  • Scripps chemist will present Gilman Lecture on Sept. 15
  • Heads up: Expect additional truck traffic near Stange/Pammel
  • Help is available for those affected by Hurricane Harvey
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Around campus
DACA update
In response to President Trump's Sept. 5 announcement that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program will be phased out in six months, interim President Ben Allen expressed his concern for and offered campus resources to those impacted. The university will host a "Know Your Rights" forum on Sept. 7 (4-5:30 p.m., 198 Parks Library).

Regents' tuition task force report is released early
The state Board of Regents' four-member tuition task force released a six-page report on Sept. 1. The task force formally will present the report to board members during the Sept. 7 meeting in Iowa City.

2017-18 'Emerging Leaders' announced
Twenty-four faculty and professional and scientific staff are participating in the 2017-18 cohort of Iowa State's Emerging Leaders Academy. The provost's office initiative is intended to better prepare a diverse group of employees who are serving in leadership roles or aspire to hold leadership positions.

Expanding digital literacy in Iowa schools
Access to digital technology has far outpaced available educational resources to promote responsible use. Psychology professor Douglas Gentile fears the consequences if that trend is not reversed, so he's working to expand digital literacy programming in schools.

  • Dr. Richard Martin, biomedical sciences, to the first Dr. E.A. Benbrook Chair in Pathology and Parasitology
Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Reception: "The World in Perspective" exhibit, with artist Amy Worthen, Sept. 8 (6-8 p.m., artist remarks at 6:30 p.m., Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman)
  • Book signing and reception: alumnus Dan Gable, author of "A Wrestling Life 2," Sept. 9 (8:30-9:30 a.m., Cyclone Central Tailgate, Alumni Center)
Next week
  • Reception: "Talking Textiles: Communicating Through Cloth" exhibit, Sept. 13 (5-6 p.m., Textiles and Clothing Museum, 1015 Morrill)
  • Reception: "On the Beaten Path" exhibit, with artist Alexi Dwyers, Sept. 14 (6-7:30 p.m., MU Pioneer Room)
  • Retirement: Char Hulsebus, office of the registrar, Sept. 15 (2-4 p.m., program at 2:30 p.m., 136 Union Drive Community Center)
  • Open house: Horticulture Research Station 50th anniversary, Sept. 16 (12:30-5 p.m., 55519 170 St., 6 miles north of Ames)
  • Celebration: women's and gender studies program 40th anniversary, Sept. 19 (5:30-7 p.m., program at 6 p.m., Christian Petersen Art Museum, Morrill Hall)
  • Farewell: Peter Lundeen, agronomy, Sept. 21 (3-5 p.m., 3140 Agronomy)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events
It's rivalry week
The Iowa State football team hosts Iowa on Saturday (11 a.m., Jack Trice Stadium) as part of the 14th annual Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series. Tickets are $90 and up.

Karaoke with the carillon
Fundraising events -- including karaoke and carillon lessons -- are planned for next week. The proceeds will be used for the final phase of a project to build a portable, playable scale model of the campanile and carillon.

'White Like Me' author Tim Wise speaks on campus next week
Antiracist writer and educator Tim Wise will present "Understanding and Defeating Racism and Discrimination in America" on Wednesday, Sept. 13 (7 p.m., Stephens Auditorium). Wise's memoir, "White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son," looks at how racial privilege shapes daily experiences in things such as education, employment and housing.

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

Professional development
Provost office programming
Vice president for research programming
Professional and Scientific Council programming
CELT programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
University human resources programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
  • Series, Tools for Managing Workplace Conflict, three-part series begins Nov. 13 (9-11 a.m.)
  • Series, Understanding, Handling and Championing Change at ISU, four-part series begins Nov. 16 (9-11 a.m.)
  • Series, Energize Your Leadership Process: The Art and Science of Employee Development, six-part series begins Jan. 4, 2018 (9 a.m.-noon)
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