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Jan. 25, 2018
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Get a feel for Okta as an early adopter
The identity and access platform uses one secure login for multiple web-based programs and applications, such as Outlook 365.

Spring enrollment is third highest on record
There are 33,345 students enrolled at Iowa State this spring, 763 fewer than the record-setting spring semester 2017 and 314 fewer than spring 2016.

Vet Med dean finalists will visit in February
Four finalists in the College of Veterinary Medicine dean search will interview on campus in February. Candidates' names will be shared publicly the day before they arrive. Visit dates are Feb. 1-2, Feb. 6-7, Feb. 12-13 and Feb. 19-20.

What drives campus commuters who bike, even in winter
Coming to campus on two wheels no matter the calendar isn't common. But regular winter biking is possible for robust spirits with plentiful motivation.

Green Dot exhibit encourages action
The reACT Gallery in Morrill Hall is hosting an exhibition about the Green Dot violence prevention program through Feb. 16. Faculty, staff and students are invited to visit the free show and participate in other related activities.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Call for proposals: Summer symposium on science communication
  • Less tax to be withheld from paychecks beginning Jan. 31
  • Veterans Center offers training for faculty, staff
  • W-2 forms are available in AccessPlus
See: Announcements

Around campus
Change agent: Keith Vorst
The food science and human nutrition faculty member heads a food protection consortium that is working with corporations to find uses for recycled plastics that not only save money but improve the quality of food products. Read the latest installment in this series about Iowa Staters whose work is changing the world for the better.

Combating data breach fatigue
Cyberattacks are so prevalent that Rui Chen, associate professor of information systems, says consumers aren't motivated to take any corrective or protective action -- such as creating stronger passwords or checking their credit files.

Eyes on March
With the goal of moving in the first faculty members by mid-March, work is underway to install furniture and information technology at the Advanced Teaching and Research Building.

Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Farewell: Kate Ralston, office of admissions, Jan. 26 (2-4 p.m., 311 Enrollment Services Center)
  • Reception: "Ambiguity, Mystery and Allure" exhibit, Jan. 26 (4-5:30 p.m., Christian Petersen Art Museum, 1017 Morrill)
Next week
  • Reception: With artists Benjamin Gardner, Andrea Ferrigno and Edgard Camacho, three exhibits in the Memorial Union, Jan. 29 (6-7:30 p.m., MU Gallery, Pioneer Room and Multicultural Center, respectively)
  • Retirement: Jeslyn Jackson, English, Jan. 30 (2-4 p.m., program at 3 p.m., 212 Ross)
  • Retirement: Marty Ellenberger, office of the registrar, Feb. 2 (5:30-7:30 p.m., Olde Main Brewing Co., 316 Main St.)
  • Farewell: Darren Jarboe, Center for Crops Utilization Research, Feb. 13 (2-4 p.m., atrium, Food Sciences Building)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Open forums
College of Veterinary Medicine dean finalists
Open forums will be held from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. in 2532 Vet Med.
  • Candidate 1: Thursday, Feb. 1
  • Candidate 2: Tuesday, Feb. 6
  • Candidate 3: Monday, Feb. 12
  • Candidate 4: Monday, Feb. 19
Arts and events
Atrium art in Bessey
A sculpture with a colorful nod to the biosciences was installed this week in the new Bessey Hall atrium.

Gymnasts compete at home
The top-25 Cyclone women's gymnastics team is at home in a dual meet with Texas Woman's University Friday, Jan. 26 (6:30 p.m., Hilton Coliseum). Tickets are $5.

Take a trip to 'Oz'
Enjoy dinner and a show at the Iowa State Center when a touring production of "The Wizard of Oz" touches down in Stephens Auditorium on Tuesday, Jan. 30.

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

Professional development
Office of the senior vice president and provost programming
Workshop, Preparing for the Next Step, overview of the advancement process for non-tenure eligible faculty and portfolio best practices, register by Jan. 27 via Learn@ISU, offered twice:
CELT programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
CELT programming: Canvas
CELT staff will lead four 90-minute workshops multiple times that highlight the pedagogy and mechanics behind functions in the Canvas learning management system. Workshop descriptions; register via Learn@ISU.
  • The Pedagogy of Canvas Quizzes, Jan. 30 (2-3:30 p.m.)
  • Course Design in Canvas, Feb. 5 (2-3:30 p.m.)
  • Assignments and Grading in Canvas, Feb. 6 (10-11:30 a.m.)
  • Groups and Collaborative Work in Canvas, Feb. 7 (2-3:30 p.m.)
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