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Aug. 2, 2018
Inside news
New Vet Med dean arrives Oct. 1
Dan Grooms, professor and chair of the large animal clinical sciences department at Michigan State University, is the next Stephen G. Juelsgaard Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Reallocations bolster FY19 budget
The new budget relies on just over $14 million in new revenue and approximately $4.5 million in internal reallocations to fund the university's top priorities, including $5 million for employee salary increases.

Amanda Knief is just the third director in the lectures program's 60-year history.

Design college lights up ISU fair exhibit
State fair goers will be encouraged to "think outside the square" when they visit Iowa State's exhibit in the Varied Industries Building, Aug. 9-19.

Stephens upgrades focus on accessibility
Summer projects inside Stephens Auditorium will triple the seating for theater guests who use wheelchairs and replace and expand guard rails in the upper levels of the building.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Eight volunteer slots vacant at state fair exhibit
  • Summer session ends this week, summer hours next week
  • Mental health grant will fund position in student health and wellness
  • Several dates scheduled for lab safety orientation for grad students

Around campus
Football game field to carry MidAmerican Energy name
The athletics department unveiled a plan Aug. 1 to name the playing surface at Jack Trice Stadium MidAmerican Energy Field. The naming reflects MidAmerican's support of the new student-athlete performance center, on which construction will begin next spring northwest of the stadium.

Why should chickens cross the rows (of broccoli)?
An experiment at the Horticulture Research Station is exploring the impact of chickens roaming through harvested vegetable fields, which could lead to greater efficiency and healthier soils.

ISU study explores game-based learning preferences
A research team led by associate education professor Larysa Nadolny studied the different approaches in high school and middle school to game-based learning, an increasingly popular teaching method.

Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Welcome: Dan Grooms, incoming Stephen G. Juelsgaard Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, Aug. 2 (11 a.m.-noon, Alumni Room, Vet Med, enter at south doors near Gentle Doctor sculpture)
  • Retirement: Lori Kappmeyer, university library, Aug. 3 (no public event)
  • Retirement: Catherine Strohbehn, apparel, events and hospitality management/extension and outreach, Aug. 3 (3-5 p.m., program at 3:30 p.m., 1009 LeBaron)
Next week
  • Retirement: Carol Smith, materials sciences and engineering division, Ames Laboratory, Aug. 8 (10 a.m.-noon, 301 Spedding)
  • Retirement: Dianne Bystrom, Catt Center for Women and Politics, Aug. 9 (3:30-5 p.m., program at 4 p.m., Alumni Center), RSVP
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Upcoming seminars and conferences
Professional development
CELT programming
Registration directions provided in the event links.
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