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May 10, 2018
Inside news
Survey results provide map for campus climate improvements
Results from a fall 2017 campus climate survey were presented Wednesday at a pair of open forums. Four implementation teams led by top administrators will develop and prioritize action items, beginning this summer.

Wintersteen to council: Salary hike still is top budget goal
Meeting with the P&S Council for the first time in her tenure, President Wendy Wintersteen reiterated that an employee salary increase, however small, remains her highest priority for next year's budget.

State funding for Iowa State next year
With the 2018 Iowa Legislature wrapping up last weekend, Inside takes a quick look at what's in the appropriations bills for Iowa State. Gov. Kim Reynolds has 30 days to sign them.

Expense reporting is focus of next WorkCyte workshop
Employees who deal with expense reports and employee reimbursements can learn more about the Workday system being developed for Iowa State.

ISU faculty, staff of color help Ames middle schoolers harness passions
Dozens of faculty and staff of color volunteered this school year for Passion Academy, a new program founded by an Iowa State faculty member to help black and Hispanic Ames Middle School students discover their passions and how to pursue them.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • ISU policy guides summer office hours
  • Start time confirmed for Sept. 21 Wintersteen installation
  • Leopold Center seeks nominations for Spencer award
  • AmeriCorps team is assisting at Reiman Gardens this month
  • Mental health crisis training offered this month
  • 50-year anniversary: Share your favorite memory at Stephens Auditorium
  • Two opportunities this weekend for free gardens admission

Around campus
Plenty of summer lunch options
Your usual lunch spot may be shuttered, but there still are more than a dozen places on campus this summer to grab some lunch or a snack. Here's the rundown.

Class project builds children's garden at women's prison
Assistant professor of landscape architecture Julie Stevens has been working with her students for seven years on projects at the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women in Mitchellville. Since the beginning, she's wanted to build a children's garden to give mothers a place to bond with their kids. It's finally coming to life.

Lots, streets to close for Olympic guests
Thousands of visitors will be on campus May 17-19 for the annual Special Olympics Iowa summer games, closing some streets and parking lots.

  • Suku Radia, retired from Bankers Trust, Des Moines, to executive-in-residence for the executive MBA program in the Ivy College of Business
Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Retirement: Lisa Sharp, human development and family studies, May 11 (no public event)
Next week
  • Retirement: Jacqueline Krogh, human development and family studies, May 15 (no public event)
  • Retirement: Jane Cox, music and theatre, May 15 (no public event)
  • Retirement: Charyl Winterink, facilities planning and management, May 18 (no public event)
  • Retirement: Doug Swanson, Memorial Union, May 21 (1-4 p.m., MU CyBowl & Billiards)
  • Reception: P&S Council meet and greet, May 22 (2-4 p.m., Hach Hall atrium)
  • Retirement: John Newton, Veenker Memorial Golf Course, May 30 (3-5 p.m., program at 3:30 p.m., Veenker pavilion or clubhouse)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Open forums
Graduate College associate dean finalists (2 of 4)
Forums will be held in 2200 Marston (8:30-9:20 a.m.).
  • Carlton Basmajian, community and regional planning, May 10
  • Daniela Dimitrova, Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, May 11
Arts and events
Get a little help with your garden this weekend
Proceeds from the Plant Sale Extravaganza May 12-13 in the Reiman Gardens parking lot will directly support the ecology, evolution, and organismal biology graduate student organization, Graduate Student Horticulture Society, Horticulture Club, Reiman Gardens and the Story County Master Gardeners.  Hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.

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

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