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June 14, 2018
Inside news
Workday moves to testing phase
The software system that will be used for Iowa State's financial, human capital and payroll management processes has been built. Now it's time for testing -- and lots of it.

Up all night for 90 years, Memorial Union gets newfound bedtime
After decades of staying up all hours, the Memorial Union is finally getting some sleep at night.

Regents sign off on ISU tuition plan
In addition to increases for all students this fall, the tuition plan includes a final differential tuition piece for international students and a three-year rollout that will move all differential tuition to one of two levels.

Vet Med dean nominations, applications are due Aug. 6
The search committee hopes to hold off-campus interviews with semifinalists in late August and bring finalists to campus a bit later in the semester.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Reminder and how-to: Restrict student access to past Canvas courses
  • Athletics department is hiring ushers, ticket takers for 2018-19 season
  • Recreation services fees simplified, can be paid online
  • Hort farm produce for sale online
  • Metal concert, dance performance announced for Stephens
  • LEGO youth day camps are June 21, 22
  • Brett Young concert tickets on sale now

Around campus
New center will study swine genomics
A $2.5 million USDA grant will fund a national center of excellence based at Iowa State. Researchers will study the molecular mechanisms that govern important genetic traits in swine such as growth and disease resistance.

Bridging the Divide grants awarded to interdisciplinary teams
The inaugural round of Bridging the Divide grants, an internal funding program for interdisciplinary teams combining STEM research with arts and humanities, design and social sciences, will study refugee camp design and Native American planting practices.

Patterns could lead to crop performance predictions
New research led by agronomy professor Jianming Yu identifies clear patterns in how plants react to different environments that could lead to new ways of predicting crop performance.

Micro-creamery to use milk from ISU Dairy Farm
A micro-creamery will open this fall in the Food Sciences Building, making ice cream and cheese from ISU dairy cows and perhaps paving the way for a full-fledged facility with retail space.

Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Retirement: Susan Posch, Study Abroad Center, June 15 (9:30-11:30 am., 3224 Memorial Union)
  • Closing reception: Exhibition by Des Moines artist Michele Baggenstoss, June 15 (5-7 p.m., Garden Room, Reiman Gardens), admission rates apply
  • Retirement: Don Broshar, university human resources, June 28 (1-3 p.m., 3150 Beardshear)
  • Retirement: Diane Gerjets, histopathology laboratory, veterinary pathology department, June 28 (3-4 p.m., 2768 Vet Med)
  • Retirement: Julie Larson, alumni association, June 28 (4-6 p.m., Alumni Center), RSVP and submit well wishes online
  • Retirement: Teresa Jones, ISU Catering, June 29 (2-4 p.m., MU Gold Room)
  • Retirement: Harry (Jack) Horner, genetics, development and cell biology, June 30 (no event scheduled at this time)
  • Retirement: Linda Wild, genetics, development and cell biology, June 30 (no public event)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Upcoming seminars and conferences
  • Webinar, "Exploring Communication Strategies in the Multigenerational Workplace," June 18 (2 p.m., join on Zoom), hosted by the Association for Communication Excellence (ACE), presenter Robynn Pease, Oregon State University, free, all communicators welcome
Arts and events
2018 Cyclone volleyball schedule released
On the squad's 15-match home schedule are contests with four teams that competed in last fall's NCAA championships. The team also will host a pair of nonconference tournaments. Season ticket information will be released later this summer.

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

Professional development
University human resources programming
Leadership development opportunities for the 2018-19 academic year are scheduled. Register via Learn@ISU (registration for fall sessions opens July 9).
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