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Dec. 14, 2017
Inside news
Enrollment, affordability lead to rise in NTE instruction
Up to 41 percent of teaching at Iowa State is handled by non-tenure-eligible faculty and staff. Provost Jonathan Wickert shared the data in his annual NTE instruction report to the Faculty Senate this week.

Next steps for the campus climate survey
A summary of findings will be presented at public meetings, likely in late spring.

What you need to know about winter break
Winter break is coming, which means many university employees will take off an extended stretch of time. Here's a primer on how it works.

What's open, what's closed during winter break
A look a winter break hours for some public buildings, offices and services.

Free New York Times to continue, Wall Street Journal may be added
The library will pick up the tab to retain a free campuswide subscription to the New York Times that student government senators voted against renewing last month. In addition, students, faculty and staff may gain new access next year to the Wall Street Journal.

Chief of police discusses department goals, challenges with P&S Council
At its Dec. 7 meeting, the Professional and Scientific Council received a department of public safety update from chief of police Michael Newton.

Students develop signature ice cream flavor
The winning team used ingredients inspired by alumni George Washington Carver and Mildred Day.

Adieu, until January
This is the final Inside Iowa State of the semester. Our next issue will post on Thursday, Jan. 4; spring semester classes begin Jan. 8.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Save the date: Women Impacting ISU calendar shared at Jan. 10 reception
  • Library facilities modify hours during winter break
  • Greeting card upcycling program is discontinued
  • Underground work at Lincoln Way/Beach intersection scheduled over break
  • FPM launches a speakers bureau
See: Announcements

Around campus
Rothschild named to National Academy of Inventors
Max Rothschild, a C.F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Ensminger Endowed Chair of International Agriculture, was named a fellow by the National Academy of Inventors. Rothschild's discoveries in swine genetics have earned multiple U.S. and international patents.

Researchers developing, testing nanovaccine to protect against the flu virus
A team of researchers working across disciplines and universities is developing a flu nanovaccine that preliminary studies suggest could be more effective than today's seasonal shots. The project is a good example of how the Nanovaccine Institute, based at Iowa State, is designed to work.

Open houses and receptions
Next week
  • Farewell: Trevor Nelson, Study Abroad Center, Dec. 19 (2-4 p.m., program at 2:30 p.m., MU Campanile Room)
  • Customer appreciation open house: Chemistry Stores, Dec. 20 (8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 1400 Gilman)
  • Retirement: Ambar Mitra, aerospace engineering, Dec. 31 (no public event)
  • Retirement: Cheryl Robinette, facilities planning and management, Jan. 3 (1-2:30 p.m., program at 1:30 p.m., 0162 General Services Building)
  • Retirement: Dawn Hitsman, office of risk management, Jan. 5 (2-4 p.m., 1155 Administrative Services Building)
  • Reception: Women Impacting ISU 2018 calendar, Jan. 10 (3:30-5 p.m., program at 4 p.m., MU Sun Room)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Upcoming seminars and conferences
Arts and events
Another record group graduates this semester
More than 2,400 students are completing their degree programs this month, another record for December graduation. After eight years with a single winter ceremony, Iowa State returns to two commencement ceremonies this weekend.

Events continue through holiday break
If you're hosting out-of-town guests over winter break and need a few ideas for your back pocket, Inside compiled a short list of ISU events in the coming weeks.

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

Professional development
Professional and Scientific Council programming
6th annual professional development conference, Cultivate Your Adventure: Growing Your Future, Feb. 14 (8 a.m.-4:45 p.m., Scheman Building), open to all P&S employees, register online, $90 through Jan. 23 ($105 after)

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