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Nov. 16, 2017
Inside news
Momentum, ambitions grow for Iowa State startups
In hopes of becoming a company-creation hotbed, Iowa State has expanded its entrepreneurial ecosystem to give faculty, staff, graduates and students more help to build startups.

Senate resumes business with proposed new degrees
Three proposed academic programs were introduced to senators and one was discontinued during the Nov. 14 Faculty Senate meeting.

Thank you, President Allen
Ben Allen's service as university interim president comes to a close this weekend. It's been a great run.

Research compliance prepares to go paperless
Several dozen paper forms will become obsolete over the next few years as Iowa State transitions to electronic submission and review systems for research that involves human participants, animal subjects or biohazards.

Student directory info to be scaled back
Student contact information no longer will be publicly available via ISU's online directory. Users with a campus IP address or logged on with their Net-IDs still will be able to access available information.

No 'Inside' next week
Inside Iowa State will not publish on Nov. 23, due to the university's Thanksgiving holiday (Nov. 23-24). The next edition will post on Thursday, Nov. 30.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Nov. 30 campus conversation to focus on suicide awareness, prevention
  • Break hours at the library begin Nov. 17
  • Gold Star training for faculty and staff is Nov. 28
  • Reminder: Benefits open change period ends Nov. 17

Around campus
Iowa States offers financial education to Meskwaki Nation members
ISU has begun to offer research-based financial education to youth, adults and seniors of the Meskwaki Nation in Tama.

Video: Community supper with veterans
Videographer Dave Olson shares the intent and the sounds of Iowa State's fifth annual community meal to honor veterans and their families, held Nov. 8 in the Memorial Union.

Predicting the energy impact of heat and drought
Two faculty members in geological and atmospheric sciences play key roles in research on the unique supply and demand issues for energy usage during heat and drought.

  • Jeanne Serb, associate professor of ecology, evolution and organismal biology, to director of the office of biotechnology, effective Jan. 1, 2018
  • Terry Tuttle, interim superintendent, to superintendent of the Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm, Sutherland, effective since September
Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Retirement: Kerry Culp, agronomy, Nov. 17 (3-5 p.m., Agronomy second floor commons)
  • Retirement: Carol Cordell, kinesiology, Nov. 29 (2-4 p.m., 213 Forker)
  • Retirement: Sandie Smith, Center for Survey Statistics and Methodology, Nov. 29 (2-4 p.m., 115 Office and Lab)
  • Retirement: Sharon Wirth, apparel, events and hospitality management, Dec. 1 (2-4 p.m., Tearoom, 23 MacKay)
  • Retirement: Suzanne Hendrich, food science and human nutrition, Dec. 8 (3-5 p.m., MU Campanile Room)
  • Retirement: James Wilson, mathematics, Dec. 8 (4-5:30 p.m., program at 4:30 p.m., 305 Carver)
  • Retirement: Joan Aiton, animal science, Dec. 13 (3-4 p.m., Kildee atrium)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events
RG Express treks through 'Snow and Ice'
Reiman Gardens' conservatory will be transformed into a winter wonderland for the "Snow and Ice" exhibition Nov. 16-Jan. 6. The RG Express holiday train returns, chugging past replicas of Iowa State buildings. New to the landscape this year is the Marston Water Tower. Reiman Gardens is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (until 8 p.m. Thursdays in December). It's closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's days. Admission is $8 ($4 for kids ages 4 to 17; free for kids ages 3 and younger, members and ISU students).

Head to Hilton ... and Stephens, sports fans
During Thanksgiving break, four Cyclone athletics team will compete at home, with three events scheduled in Hilton Coliseum:
  • Nov. 20, women's basketball vs. UMKC, 6:30 p.m., $5-$12
  • Nov. 25, volleyball vs. Texas Tech, 2 p.m., $5
  • Nov. 25, men's basketball vs. Western Illinois, 7 p.m., limited tickets
On Sunday, Nov. 26, the wrestling team will compete on the Stephens Auditorium stage for the first time in program history. The Cyclones host Rider University in a 2 p.m. dual meet. Tickets are $15 ($10 for youth), with seating on the main floor and in balconies 1-3.

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

Professional development
Vice president for research programming
CELT programming: Canvas workshops
CELT staff will lead five 90-minute workshops multiple times this fall to highlight the pedagogy and mechanics behind functions in the Canvas learning management system. Below is the schedule through Dec. 1. Workshop descriptionsRegister via Learn@ISU.
  • The Pedagogy of Canvas Quizzes, Nov. 21 (2-3:30 p.m.), Nov. 27 (10-11:30 a.m.)
  • Assignments and Gradebook in Canvas, Nov. 22 (10-11:30 a.m.), Nov. 28 (2-3:30 p.m.)
  • Groups and Collaborative Work in Canvas, Nov. 29 (2-3:30 p.m.)
  • Accessibility in Canvas, Nov. 30 (10-11:30 a.m.)
  • Course Design in Canvas, Nov. 17 (10-11:30 a.m.), Nov. 20 (10-11:30 a.m.), Dec. 1 (2-3:30 p.m.)
CELT programming
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