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Aug. 9, 2018
Inside news
Workday testing ramps up this month
The end-to-end testing will run Workday's financial, payroll and human capital management systems through multiple scenarios, from start to finish.

With first full-time coordinator, recycling set to expand
Iowa State's first full-time recycling coordinator started earlier this summer and has ambitious plans. Ayodeji Oluwalana hopes to make recycling the default way of disposing refuse on campus as part of a new initiative to eventually keep nearly all ISU waste out of the landfill.

Donated leave policy expands to family illness and injury
Under a recently adopted policy change, faculty and staff can receive donated paid leave from other university and state employees to care for a family member who is seriously hurt or sick.

Parking changes now in effect
Steeper fines and the elimination of free visitor parking should help clear spaces paid for by permit holders. The changes, aimed at parking compliance rather than revenue, went into effect this summer.

Baldwin named assistant VP in student affairs
Erin Baldwin, director of the Thielen Student Health Center, will become assistant vice president for student health and wellness on Aug. 8 after serving as interim since 2017.

Many CyRide routes will change Aug. 13
The changes are the second phase of service improvements being implemented as a result of more than a year of study and public input.

P&S Council identifies priorities for coming year
The Professional and Scientific Council set its sights on seven strategic initiatives to pursue in 2018-19.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Rummage RAMPage diverts more than 102,000 pounds from landfill
  • Residence move-in volunteers needed Aug. 14-15
  • Study Abroad moves office to MU's sixth floor
  • ISU GIS partnered with DNR to build statewide conservation map
  • Cyclone Fan Fest is Aug. 19
  • Watch for traffic congestion around residence halls

Around campus
Athletics adopts 'clear bag' security policy
Beginning this fall, the athletics department will implement a "clear bag" policy for home games at Jack Trice Stadium and Hilton Coliseum. The intent is to keep fans safe at large events.

Grant will fund new suicide prevention and substance abuse coordinator
A new three-year grant will fund a suicide and substance abuse coordinator position charged with developing a strategic plan for at-risk student populations.

Developing an easier way to diagnosis Alzheimer's
An ISU research team led by Long Que, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, is working to improve the cost-effectiveness of a simple test that could aid in the early detection of Alzheimer's disease.

  • Rob Lipsey, TRIO Student Support Services program, to director, effective Aug. 1
Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Retirement: Dianne Bystrom, Catt Center for Women and Politics, Aug. 9 (3:30-5 p.m., program at 4 p.m., Alumni Center), RSVP
  • Retirement: Kenneth Koehler, statistics, Aug. 24 (3-5 p.m., program at 3:30 p.m., MU Cardinal Room)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events
Lecture sheds light on a mysterious book
Jules Janick, Distinguished Professor of horticulture at Purdue University, will present "Unraveling the Voynich Codex: A 16th Century Mexican Manuscript Mystery" Aug. 14 (7 p.m., MU Sun Room). Janick is lead author of a new book that seeks to untangle the origins of the Voynich Codex, referred to as "one of the most enigmatic historic texts of all time." The manuscript, carbon-dated to the 15th century, contains cryptic symbols and illustrations of plant life, zoology, culture and other subject matter.

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

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