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July 19, 2018
Inside news
Expect detours, delays during RAGBRAI stopover
Road closures and controlled intersections may slow your commute July 24-25. Thousands of bicyclists will pour into Ames on Tuesday and ride out on Wednesday for their overnight stop along the RAGBRAI route.

It's a fourth consecutive record for external funding
Iowa State attracted a record $509.2 million in total external funding for the fiscal year that ended June 30, an increase of $5.6 million over last year.

A training hub in East Africa
A new rural training center in Uganda dedicated July 11 will help the Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods expand food and agricultural programs that serve local families. It also will provide more service-learning opportunities for ISU and African students.

Diagnosis is positive for plant, insect clinic's new space
At the Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic, the patients are plants and the clients range from backyard gardeners to large-scale farmers. A new facility has upgraded the lab's operations and accessibility.  

Faculty applicants sought for new facility director
The director of the Student Innovation Center will provide overall leadership, vision and direction for the facility, including planning and implementing academic programs. Apply by Aug. 5.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Submit fall library reserve requests now
  • Ray LaMontagne concert tickets go on sale July 20

Around campus
Air pollution may limit national park use
Iowa State researchers collaborated on a study that shows how poor air quality may lower the number of visitors who travel to national parks.

CyBIZ Lab expands to offer graduate students industry experience
The Ivy College of Business is opening its CyBIZ Lab to graduate students, giving more students a chance to work on real-life consulting projects for businesses and nonprofits.

  • Yanhai Yin, professor of genetics, development and cell biology, to department chair, effective July 1
  • Kirsten Abel, sponsored programs administration, as the first faculty awards hub coordinator in the office of the senior vice president and provost, effective Aug. 1
Open houses and receptions
Next week
  • Farewell: Dimitri Argyriou, Ames Laboratory, July 24 (1:30-3 p.m., 301 Spedding)
  • Retirement: Linda Nelson, veterinary pathology, July 27 (3-4 p.m., 2768 Vet Med)
  • Open house: Art lending collection, July 31 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) and Aug. 1 (10 a.m.-1 p.m.), MU browsing library
  • Retirement: Catherine Strohbehn, apparel, events and hospitality management/extension and outreach, Aug. 3 (3-5 p.m., program at 3:30 p.m., Tearoom, 23 MacKay)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events
RAGBRAI revelry on campus
Iowa State units are hosting public activities and events as part of RAGBRAI's July 24 stop in Ames.

Carillon guest series continues July 24
Michigan State carillonneur Ray McLellan will give a central campus concert on Tuesday, July 24 (7 p.m., ISU Campanile). His program includes "Sunrise, Sunset" from the 1964 musical "Fiddler on the Roof." Campanile tours will be offered after the concert.

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

Professional development
CELT programming
CELT will offer two Canvas workshop series in alternating weeks through fall semester, and participants can mix and match to best meet their needs. Each two-hour workshop includes mini-demonstrations and opportunities to work on course(s). Participants should bring their laptops and instructional materials (files, images, media, links etc.). Course descriptions are online; register via Learn@ISU.

Series: Building Your Course in Canvas
  • Course Design Basics, July 31 (10 a.m.-noon)
  • Assignments and Quizzes, Aug. 1 (1-3 p.m.)
  • Grading and Student Data, Aug. 2 (1-3 p.m.)
Series: Managing Your Canvas Course
  • Group Work and Collaboration, Aug. 6 (1-3 p.m.)
  • Rubrics and Outcomes, Aug. 8 (1-3 p.m.)
  • Personalized Learning and Mastery Paths, Aug. 9 (1-3 p.m.)
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