Inside Iowa State for faculty and staff
Feb. 1, 2018
Inside news
Wheels are turning to prevent a midyear funding cut
Responding to an Iowa Senate proposal, campus leaders encourage direct communications with state legislators and draft an impact statement to illustrate potential losses.

Five questions for a junior entrepreneur-in-residence
Former professional poker player Clayton Moody, the co-founder of two burgeoning ag-tech startups, is a junior entrepreneur-in-residence who runs the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative's student business incubator.

What's happening at that corner?
spring project to irrigate, light and reseed the intramural field east of Willow residence hall is underway. A dozen light poles are going in now. 

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • First aid, CPR and AED training available on campus
  • Free webinars for researchers, contract negotiators begin Feb. 7
  • Emerging Leaders Academy: Nominations sought for 2018-19 class
  • Apply now for undergraduate research presentation opportunities
  • Training for youth program leaders is Feb. 7
  • Hort Club will hold cut flower sale Feb. 12-14

Around campus
Helping police, public understand implicit bias
Stephen Biggs, assistant professor of philosophy, began leading workshops on implicit bias for ISU Police and search committees after noticing campus conversations about race often didn't broach the topic.

Study: Veterinary Diagnostic Lab provides 8-to-1 return on investment
A study by Iowa State researchers found the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory delivers a robust return on investment for taxpayers and a sense of stability for Iowa's animal agriculture industry.

Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Retirement: Marty Ellenberger, registrar's office, Feb. 2 (5:30-7:30 p.m., Olde Main Brewing Company, 316 Main St.)
  • Farewell: Darren Jarboe, Center for Crops Utilization Research, Feb. 13 (2-4 p.m., atrium, Food Sciences Building)
  • Retirement: Steve Goben, Kevin Maher and Nick Piekema, McNay Research Farm, Chariton; and Dale Niedermann, Ag Engineering/Agronomy Research Farm, Boone, Feb. 13 (2-3:30 p.m., program at 2:15 p.m., MU Pioneer Room)
  • Retirement: Mike Owen, agronomy, Feb. 16 (3-5 p.m., program at 3:30 p.m., MU Pioneer Room)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Upcoming seminars and conferences
Open forums
Open forums will be held from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. in 2532 Vet Med.
  • Thursday, Feb. 1: Spencer Johnston, University of Georgia
  • Tuesday, Feb. 6:  Candidate 2
  • Monday, Feb. 12:  Candidate 3
  • Monday, Feb. 19:  Candidate 4
Arts and events
February is Black History Month
Events are underway to celebrate the impact and achievements of African-Americans in our country's history. Most are free to attend.

Queer fashion exhibit runs through April 14
"Queer Fashion and Style: Stories from the Heartland" is in Morrill Hall's Mary Alice Gallery (11 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday). It features recorded interviews with 12 LGBTQIA+ women; most of the exhibition's 98 articles of clothing were borrowed or donated from their closets.

'Dancing with the Stars' takes the Stephens stage Feb. 5
Numerous dancers from ABC TV's "Dancing with the Stars" will perform in "Light Up the Night" Feb. 5 (7:30 p.m., Stephens Auditorium). Tickets, $39.50 to $79.50, are available at the Stephens ticket office (noon-6 p.m., Monday-Friday) or through Ticketmaster (800-745-3000).

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

Professional development
Provost office programming
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