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Aug. 23, 2018
Inside news
Save the morning: President Wintersteen installation is Sept. 21
The state Board of Regents officially will install Wendy Wintersteen as Iowa State's 16th president during a Sept. 21 ceremony in Stephens Auditorium. Email invitations went out this week.

Temporary signs can be dangerous in the wrong place
Movable sandwich board signs placed in the middle of sidewalks can be a safety hazard, especially for blind or low-vision pedestrians.

New artwork to debut at installation ceremony
President Wendy Wintersteen will wear a new, smaller version of the presidential chain of office at the Sept. 21 event. The original chain, commissioned in 2008, weighed nearly four pounds. Both stay on display at the Alumni Center as part of University Museums' Art on Campus collection.

24/7 vehicle access arrives in September
University transportation services will open a key kiosk Sept. 4 for its daily vehicle reservations. The new system -- a touch screen and two locked panels containing keys -- allows customers to pick up and return vehicles around the clock every day.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Four faculty named to biotech council
  • Spaces open in campus preschool, after-school programs
  • Football gameday tailgates planned at Alumni Center
  • 'Women Impacting ISU' calendar nomination deadline is Sept. 28
  • Cyclone Cinema fall film series opens Aug. 23

Around campus
Researchers study spread of opioid epidemic
Rural sociologist David Peters is leading a five-year project to identify prevention strategies and use big data to predict which communities may be at risk.

Live Green marks 10 years
Iowa State's Live Green initiative, which encourages Cyclones to work, learn and live as "green" as possible, celebrates 10 years this academic year. The office of sustainability will hold monthly events representing various facets of sustainability. This month's theme, "Moving Green," is marked by yoga on the lawn, Wednesday, Aug. 29 (6-8 p.m., class 6:30-7:30 p.m., south campanile lawn).

Rice plants may neutralize HIV transmission
Agronomy researcher Raziel Antonio-Ordonez is part of an international team that developed a transgenic rice plant with proteins that can stop human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from entering human cells.

  • Sarah Merrill, assistant director of new student programs, to director, effective Aug. 6
  • Seda McKilligan, associate professor of industrial design, to associate dean for academic programs, College of Design, effective Aug. 17
Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Retirement: Kenneth Koehler, statistics, Aug. 24 (3-5 p.m., program at 3:30 p.m., MU Cardinal Room)
Next week
  • Retirement: Steve Jones, Institute for Transportation, Aug. 29 (3-4 p.m., conference room 4040A, 2711 South Loop Dr., Suite 4700)
  • Retirement: Stan Welp, IT services, Aug. 30 (noon-2 p.m., 1020 Extension 4-H Building)
  • Open house: ISU Alumni Center, food samples, tour rental spaces, Aug. 30 (3:30-5:30 p.m., Alumni Center)
  • Retirement: Regina Hendrickson, Seed Science Center, Aug. 31 (no public event)
  • Reception: "Unpacked: Refugee Baggage" exhibit, Sept. 4 (4:30-6 p.m., Christian Petersen Art Museum, Morrill Hall)
  • Retirement: Randy Dalhoff, IT services, Sept. 7 (no public event)
  • Reception: "What's New? Recent Acquisitions of the TCM Collection" exhibit, Sept. 9 (2-3:30 p.m., program at 2:30 p.m., Textiles and Clothing Museum, 1015 Morrill)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Upcoming seminars and conferences
  • 21st annual Campus Partners Conference, hosted by the office of student financial aid for faculty and staff, financial aid process and related issues affecting students, Sept. 19 (8 a.m.-noon, MU Sun Room), free, register online
Arts and events
Wintersteen to celebrate 'Faces of Iowa State' exhibit in Fort Dodge
The statewide tour of the "Faces of Iowa State" exhibition continues in Fort Dodge. Catch a ride to the Sept. 26 reception with President Wintersteen.

Cyclones at the Farm Progress Show
Iowa State researchers, faculty, extension specialists and student groups will share their expertise with visitors at the Farm Progress Show, Aug. 28-30. ISU's exhibit tent is located at the corner of Central Avenue and Seventh Street on the Central Iowa Expo grounds along U.S. Highway 30 between Ames and Boone.

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

Professional development
Vice president for research programming
The Conversation is an independent news and commentary website produced by academics and journalists. Iowa State became a member institution Aug. 15, giving ISU researchers and scholars more opportunities to communicate their research expertise. Conversation representatives will be on campus for five sessions Aug. 29-30 to explain how the writing process works. Register online.
  • Aug. 29, Open session, 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Aug. 29, Open session, 1:30-3 p.m.
  • Aug. 29, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 3:30-5 p.m.
  • Aug. 30, College of Engineering, 9-10:30 a.m.
  • Aug. 30, College of Human Sciences, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

CELT programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
Improve your online courses using Quality Matters
Workshop descriptions are on CELT's Quality Matters website.
  • Workshop, Improving Your Online Course (IYOC), explore the QM rubric and use it to develop a course improvement plan, offered four times: Sept. 6, Oct. 23, Nov. 19 or Dec. 7 (8 a.m.-noon)
  • Follow-up work session, IYOC, Sept. 6, Oct. 23, Nov. 19 and Dec. 7 (1-3 p.m.)
  • Flagship workshop, Applying the Quality Matters Rubric, Dec. 3 (8 a.m.-4 p.m.)
  • Quality Matters teaching and learning community (open to all, including those who haven't completed QM workshops), Sept. 19, Oct. 25, Nov. 16 and Dec. 13 (3-4:30 p.m.)
Teaching with Canvas
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 workshop includes mini-demonstrations and opportunities to work on course(s). Participants should bring their laptops and instructional materials. Course descriptions are online.
Series: Building Your Course in Canvas
  • Course Design Basics, Sept. 4 (10 a.m.-noon) or Sept. 17 (3-5 p.m.)
  • Assignments and Quizzes, Sept. 5 (10 a.m.-noon) or Sept. 19 (9-11 a.m.)
  • Grading and Student Data, Sept. 7 (10 a.m.-noon) or Sept. 20 (1-3 p.m.)
Series: Managing Your Canvas Course
  • Group Work and Collaboration, Sept. 11 (10 a.m.-noon) or Sept. 25 (3-5 p.m.)
  • Rubrics and Outcomes, Sept. 12 (10 a.m.-noon) or Sept. 26 (2-4 p.m.)
  • Personalized Learning and Mastery Paths, Sept. 13 or 27 (10 a.m.-noon)
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