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May 17, 2018
Inside news
David Spalding named to economic development interim post
On July 1, he'll succeed Mike Crum, who requested a return to the Ivy College of Business faculty.

Summer is 'go' time
Here's a quick look at some of the significant building and road projects around campus, planned around a smaller student population during summer session.

Move-in underway at new biosciences building
A major upgrade of biosciences facilities years in the making is nearly complete. Faculty have started moving their offices and labs into the new $57.5 million Advanced Teaching and Research Building, the second part of an $88 million project that also included the addition to Bessey Hall that opened last fall.

A look at who's coming to campus this summer
Iowa State hosts a wide variety of visitors throughout the summer. Here are the events expected to draw 100 people or more.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Volunteers sought for queer and trans people of color August event
  • Kooser/Winlock section closed for utility work
  • Save the date: College Creek cleanup is June 23
  • University policy, summer guidelines on office hours are updated

Around campus
Students tackle looming issue of crowded cemeteries
Design associate professor Carlton Basmajian developed a course that asks students to study the land-use implications of cemeteries and burial. This spring, the class provided options for Perry's Violet Hill Cemetery.

Student teams are ready to compete
The Cyclone Space Mining team is competing at NASA's Robotic Mining Competition this week, and the Cyclone Power Pullers are putting the finishing touches on their quarter-scale tractor for a June competition.

  • Peter Collins, associate professor of materials science and engineering, to director of the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation, effective May 16
Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Retirement: Charyl Winterink, utilities administration, facilities planning and management, May 18 (no public event)
Next week
  • 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)
  • Retirement: Mike Chaplin, ISU Catering, May 31 (10-11:30 a.m., MU Gold Room)
  • Retirement: Marian Graves, custodial services, facilities planning and management, June 1 (no public reception)
  • Retirement: Mick (Mickey) Osborn, plant services, facilities planning and management, June 1 (no public event)
  • Retirement: Judy Juhl, research and demonstration farms, June 1 (no public event)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Upcoming seminars and conferences
Arts and events
Take a look at travel opportunities
You don't have to be an Iowa State alum to see the world with the Traveling Cyclones. The alumni association's 2019 trips and tours will be announced May 24 (4:30-6:30 p.m., Alumni Center). The event is free and open to the public; registration is requested.

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

Professional development
Provost office: Professional development funds for term faculty
The office of the senior vice president and provost has funds to support professional development of lecturers/senior lecturers, clinicians/senior clinicians and adjunct faculty. Faculty may apply for up to $500 to participate at a professional conference, workshop or training. Applications are particularly encouraged from faculty without access to departmental professional development support. Applications are due June 1 for events taking place between July 1 and Dec. 31. More information is online. Abstracts for conference presentations need not have been accepted at the time of the funding request.

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