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Feb. 22, 2018
Inside news
ISU's vital diagnostic lab outgrows aging space with core safety flaw
The Veterinary Diagnostic Lab is essential for Iowa's livestock industry, but it's in a building ill-suited for the modern realties of animal agriculture. A proposed new facility would address space and security concerns at the nation's busiest lab of its kind.

Secure Okta login debuts March 1
The look will change, but the request for a Net-ID and password will stay the same to securely log in to web-based applications and programs.

Wintersteen, colleagues present FY19 appropriation requests to House committee
Testifying to Iowa's House Appropriations Committee Feb. 21, President Wendy Wintersteen said state support for higher education should not be viewed as a cost, but rather an investment in the state's vitality and economic health.

Four finalists selected in Extension and Outreach VP search
The four candidates will visit campus in the next two weeks and be identified the day before their visits. Each will participate in a public forum in the Memorial Union.

Big west-side projects will span two summers
Work that combines underground utilities and road replacement will be coordinated on one timeline that begins spring break week. In phases, sections of Bissell Road, Union Drive and Welch Road will close temporarily.

Consultants have safety recommendations for Lincoln Way
Ideas for traffic operations and physical street modifications will be shared at Feb. 27 presentations to campus and city audiences.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Landscape Club members offer design sessions for homeowners
  • 2018-19 Preparing Future Faculty applications are due March 1
  • Applications for grad student 2018 Wakonse fellowships are due March 1
  • Pop-up exhibit in ReACT Gallery examines U.S. mass shootings
  • Training for youth program leaders is March 6
  • Internal search has begun for next CELT director
  • Feb. 28 screening: Historical interviews with black writers
  • Tickets go on sale Friday for May 3 Kansas concert
  • March 30 is application deadline for for 2018-19 undergrad research assistance
  • Campus events raise awareness about eating disorders
  • Bus trip offered to Muscatine "Faces" exhibit reception

Around campus
Book examines how 2016 election changed political communication
The midterm election may determine if 2016 was an anomaly or the new norm for future elections, said Dianne Bystrom, director of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics and co-editor of a newly released book, "An Unprecedented Election," about the 2016 presidential election.

ISU is a top producer of Fulbright Scholars
Iowa State is among the U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most Fulbright U.S. Scholars for 2017-18, as announced by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Honors seminar focuses on solutions
Students in senior lecturer Jean-Pierre Taoutel's honors seminar, "That's Me in the Corner," are thinking critically about a wide range of global problems and how to help solve them.

  • Bernard Canniffe, graphic design, as the inaugural recipient of the Dorothy Maitland Miller Professorship in Graphic Design, effective Jan. 1
  • Volker Hegelheimer, English, to department chair, effective July 1
  • Dr. Stephanie West, Greater Buffalo Veterinary Services, New York, to director of hospital operations for the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center, effective April 2
Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Reception: "Luminosity" exhibit, Feb. 22 (6-8 p.m., Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St.)
Next week
  • Retirement: Deb Nelson, IT Services, Feb. 26 (2-4 p.m., 1020 4-H Extension Building)
  • Retirement: Marc McGinn, Ames Laboratory, Feb. 27 (1:30-3 p.m., 301 Spedding)
  • Retirement: Peggy Best, Center for Crops Utilization Research, Feb. 27 (2-4 p.m., program at 2:30 p.m., atrium, Food Sciences Building)
  • Retirement: Linda Ritland, human development and family studies, March 2 (no public event)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Upcoming seminars and conferences
Open forums
Vice president for ISU Extension and Outreach finalists
Open forums will begin at 3 p.m. in the Memorial Union.
  • Candidate 1: Monday, Feb. 26, Gallery
  • Candidate 2: Wednesday, Feb. 28, Gallery
  • Candidate 3: Monday, March 5, Sun Room
  • Candidate 4: Tuesday, March 6, Gallery
Arts and events
A Greek tragedy, with a twist
ISU Theatre's production of "Iphigenia" uses a blend of contemporary and classical approaches in its adaptation of the ancient text. The show's two-weekend run opens Friday, Feb. 23, in Fisher Theater.

Student musical variety finals are this weekend
Varieties final performances begin at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23-24, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Each show will feature the four mini-musicals, four vignettes and two emcees to emerge from semifinals two weeks ago. Tickets are $12 (ISU students and youth 18 years or younger $6) plus fees and available online from Midwestix or at the MU Maintenance Shop box office (11 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays).

Gymnasts host quad meet Friday evening
The top-25 Cyclone gymnastics squad will host a quadrangle meet Friday, Feb. 23 (6:30 p.m., Hilton Coliseum). Coming to town are Michigan State, Minnesota and Division III top-10 Wisconsin-Stout. General admission tickets are $5.

Conference track meet is on campus Feb. 23-24
Iowa State is hosting the Big 12 men's and women's indoor track championships Friday (3-9:30 p.m.) and Saturday (noon-5:30 p.m.) at the Lied Center. Single-day tickets, $7 ($6 for high school students and younger), are available only at the door. Schedule of events.

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

Professional development
Provost office programming
Vice president for research programming
  • Workshop, Human Research Basics: Informed Consent (third in a four-part series), March 9 (10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.), register online
  • Iowa State Research Day, for all involved in research, scholarship or creative activity, March 27 (10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.), register online
  • Regional workshop, Digital Humanities, with Elizabeth Tran, National Endowment for the Humanities, April 4 (8:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m., 20-minute individual sessions with Tran 2:15-5:30 p.m.), participants also may apply (by March 1) to present a lightning talk, register online for all three
CELT programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
CELT programming: Canvas
CELT staff are offering four 90-minute workshops multiple times to highlight the pedagogy and mechanics behind Canvas functions. Workshop descriptions; register via Learn@ISU.
  • The Pedagogy of Canvas Quizzes, March 8 (10-11:30 a.m.)
  • Assignments and Grading in Canvas, March 6 (10-11:30 a.m.)
  • Groups and Collaborative Work in Canvas, March 7 (2-3:30 p.m.)
  • Course Design in Canvas, March 5 (2-3:30 p.m.)
University human resources programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
  • Class, Navigating Waves of Change, March 28 (8:30-10:30 a.m.)
  • Series, Leadership at Any Level, five-part series begins April 4 (9-11 a.m.)
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