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Nov. 30, 2017
Inside news
President Wintersteen on her approach, plans and favorite vacation spot
On her second Monday on the job, President Wendy Wintersteen sat down with Inside to talk about what she plans to do, how she plans to do it and a few other topics.

What to call Wintersteen's husband? The president's spouse
A university president's spouse typically has a role in ceremonies and fundraising, and Robert Waggoner will be no exception.

The Knoll is readied for Iowa State's next first family
Sometime next month, President Wintersteen anticipates moving into the Knoll. A few maintenance and update projects will be completed first, but Wintersteen substantially reduced the proposed projects list.

Proposal for top floor of newest campus building goes to regents
The fifth floor of the Advanced Teaching and Research Building would be finished for the Nanovaccine Institute in a proposal going to the state Board of Regents next week.

New office will coordinate race and ethnicity programs, training
Its responsibilities will include coordinating the Thomas L. Hill Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity and Iowa State's participation in the annual National Conference on Race and Ethnicity.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Search opens for School of Education director
  • RSVP for Project LEA/RN workshop Jan. 3-4
  • Parks Library helps students prepare for finals
  • Study spaces opened for Dead Week
  • Volunteers needed for The SHOP food pantry Dec. 5-7
  • Forums scheduled for learning communities director finalists  
  • Spring course materials are due now to ISU Book Store
  • Training for youth program leaders is Dec. 5
  • Fall Honors poster presentation is Dec. 6

Around campus
Wintersteen presents state funding request to governor
President Wendy Wintersteen made her first state funding request Nov. 28 to Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg.

Scientists named AAAS fellows
Allen Miller, professor of plant pathology and microbiology, and Theresa Windus, professor of chemistry, were honored as 2017 fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Catt Center announces 2018 calendar honorees
The Catt Center has announced the five staff members, four faculty and three students who will be featured on its 2018 "Women Impacting ISU" calendar. The calendar will be unveiled at a Jan. 10 reception in the Memorial Union Sun Room.

  • Pam Elliott Cain, associate vice president for finance, to interim senior vice president for university services, effective Nov. 17, and interim chief financial officer, effective Dec. 15
  • Ruth Litchfield, Jane Armstrong Professor in food science and human nutrition and department associate chair, to interim department chair, effective Nov. 20
  • Ruth MacDonald, professor and chair of food science and human nutrition and assistant dean of graduate education in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, to interim senior associate dean of the college and associate director of the Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station, effective Nov. 20
  • Jeanne Serb, associate professor of ecology, evolution and organismal biology, to director of the biotechnology office, effective Jan. 1, 2018
Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Reception: "Contend and Question" exhibit, Nov. 30 (7-9 p.m., Design on Main, 203 Main St.)
  • Retirement: Sharon Wirth, apparel, events and hospitality management, Dec. 1 (2-4 p.m., Tearoom, 23 MacKay)
  • Retirement: Lynn Burnett, facilities planning and management, Dec. 1 (2-3:30 p.m., program at 2:30 p.m., 0162 General Services)
Next week
  • Retirement: Larry Stoltenberg, Ames Laboratory, Dec. 5 (1-3 p.m., 301 Spedding)
  • Appreciation reception: For lecturers, senior lecturers, clinicians, senior clinicians, clinical adjunct and adjunct faculty, Dec. 5 (5-7 p.m., Garden Room, Reiman Gardens), register via Learn@ISU (SVPP listings)
  • Retirement: Suzanne Hendrich, food science and human nutrition, Dec. 8 (3-5 p.m., program at 4 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)
  • Retirement: W. Robert Stephenson, statistics, Dec. 13 (3-5 p.m., program at 3:30 p.m., 3105 Snedecor)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Open forums
Forums will be held in the Soults Family Visitor Center, ground floor of the Memorial Union (3-4 p.m.) on these dates:
  • Nov. 30, Julie Yankey, Drake University
  • Dec. 1, Jennifer Leptien, Iowa State
Arts and events
Welcome winter
Get in the winter spirit during the blizzard of activities planned for WinterFest on Dec. 1. Many events are free, and all are welcome to attend. And remember to support the ISU student organizations selling holiday wares during WinterFest and beyond.

Large cast brings classic 'Carol' to life
ISU Theatre brings an adapted version of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" back to Fisher Theater. The two-weekend run begins Friday, Dec. 1.

Music ensembles wrap up fall semester
Several Iowa State music groups are closing out fall semester with performances tonight through this weekend:
Holiday happenings on Saturday
Stop by campus Saturday, Dec. 2, for two free holiday events.
  • Story Time With Santa (10:30-11:15 a.m., ISU Book Store). Kids can take photos with Santa, read stories and color pictures.
  • Christmas at the Farm House (1-4 p.m., Farm House Museum, central campus). Enjoy hot cocoa while touring the Farm House Museum, decked out for the holidays. Kids can make crafts and visit with Santa. 
More campus events
Talks, performances, athletic contests and other campus events are listed on the university calendar.

Professional development
Vice president for research programming
Lunch and learn, Presidential Interdisciplinary Research Initiative funding, offered twice: Dec. 6 (noon-1 p.m.), Dec. 13 (noon-1 p.m.)

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. 15. Workshop descriptions. Register via Learn@ISU.
  • The Pedagogy of Canvas Quizzes, Dec. 5 or Dec. 11 (2-3:30 p.m.)
  • Assignments and Gradebook in Canvas, Dec. 6 (10-11:30 a.m.) or Dec. 12 (2-3:30 p.m.)
  • Groups and Collaborative Work in Canvas, Dec. 7 or Dec. 13 (2-3:30 p.m.)
  • Accessibility in Canvas, Dec. 8 or Dec. 14 (10-11:30 a.m.)
  • Course Design in Canvas, Dec. 4 (10-11:30 a.m.) or Dec. 15 (2-3:30 p.m.)
CELT programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
University human resources programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
  • Class, New Hire Benefits Session, Jan. 4 (1:30-3:30 p.m.)
  • Class, Behavior-based Interviewing, Jan. 17 (9 a.m.-noon)
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