Inside Iowa State for faculty and staff
June 28, 2018
Inside news
Summer enrollment slips back below 12,000
Overall enrollment is down 385 students from last summer's record, but the number who enroll only in online courses continues to climb -- to 34 percent of all summer session students.

Students repurpose road signs into commercial products
A partnership with Iowa Prison Industries provided industrial design undergraduates an opportunity to design public-space furniture for commercial production.

New fellowship will focus on faculty training and education
Marketing professor Jose Rosa will serve a three-year, half-time appointment in the office of the vice president for diversity and inclusion to advance efforts related to diversity, equity and inclusion.

State-of-art facility aims to improve farm and construction machinery
Construction is expected to begin this fall on a $2.9 million facility that will give researchers a rare tool for studying off-highway equipment and provide students valuable experience, and could lead to developments such as tractors with traction control.

Sandra Looft began serving as director of the Margaret Sloss Women's Center June 18.

Alumna named to lead lectures program
Greenlee School graduate Amanda Knief will return to campus Aug. 1 as just the third director in the lectures program's 60-year span.

No Inside next week
Inside Iowa State will not publish on July 5. The next edition will post on July 12.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Volunteers pluck an estimated 700 pounds of trash from creek
  • Several imaging facilities merge into one
  • Deadline is June 29 to volunteer at state fair exhibit
  • Interstate 35 flyover ramp may be completed in 2019
  • Center lots open at 8 p.m. July 3 for fireworks watching
  • Nobel Prize recipient Danny Shechtman will give July 12 evening lecture
  • Reiman Gardens is a free fireworks-watching option July 3
  • Three finalists are interviewing this week for TRIO director's post
  • Order your ISU calendars in time for the academic year

Around campus
Lab tracks mosquito data
Since 1968, ISU's medical entomology lab has tracked and trapped mosquito populations across the state.

Study: Cohabitation affects finances
Living together often is a first step before marriage or an alternative to tying the knot. Money or debt may be a common reason for not marrying, but research from ISU and Kansas State shows there are long-term financial implications to cohabitation.

Emerald ash borer confirmed in four more counties
ISU Extension and Outreach reported that the destructive pest of ash trees has been confirmed in Buchanan, Hamilton, Hardin and Pottawattamie counties. It was first found in Iowa in 2010 and now has been detected in 61 Iowa counties.

Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Retirement: Don Broshar, university human resources, June 28 (1-3 p.m., 3150 Beardshear)
  • Retirement: Diane Gerjets, histopathology laboratory, veterinary pathology, June 28 (2-3 p.m., 2768 Vet Med)
  • Retirement: Julie Larson, alumni association, June 28 (4-6 p.m., Alumni Center)
  • 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 public event)
  • Retirement: Linda Wild, genetics, development and cell biology, June 30 (no public event)
Next week
  • Retirement: Rick Reedholm, facilities design and construction, July 5 (2-3 p.m., program at 2:30 p.m., 0162 General Services Building)
  • Retirement: Margaret (Maggie) Hamilton, building security, facilities planning and management, July 6 (1-2:30 p.m., program at 1:30 p.m., 0162 General Services Building)
  • Retirement: Barb Hotchkiss, office of the registrar, July 12 (stop in 10 Enrollment Services Center anytime that day to congratulate her)
  • Farewell: Dimitri Argyriou, Ames Laboratory, July 24 (1:30-3 p.m., 301 Spedding)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Upcoming seminars and conferences
  • Seminar, "Using DiSC in the Workplace," Katharine Hensley, office of the senior vice president and provost, July 10 (2-3:30 p.m., MU Pioneer Room and live streamed), part of the P&S Council seminar series
  • Transgrid-X 2030 Symposium, a seam study and discussion of interregional high-capacity power transmission, July 26 (8 a.m.-5 p.m., Scheman), registration required
Arts and events
Garden art fair is July 8
Reiman Gardens will host its annual Garden Art Fair Sunday, July 8 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.). Nearly 60 artists will be selling their garden- and nature-inspired jewelry, painting, pottery, woodwork, glass, home d├ęcor, photography, sculpture and fabric arts. Admission rates have been reduced $1 for the day.

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

Professional development
Invitation: 2018-19 CELT Teaching Partners program
Are you interested in meaningful conversations about teaching and student learning with other teaching faculty? Are you interested in meeting colleagues from other disciplines to discuss relevant issues related to teaching and learning? The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching's Teaching Partners program matches two or three second- or third-year tenure-track faculty or term faculty with a senior faculty member (a successful, experienced teacher) from another discipline. More information about the program, including the application, is online. Apply by July 25.

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