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Sept. 27, 2018
Inside news
University community welcomes President Wintersteen
During her Sept. 21 installation address, President Wendy Wintersteen said an inclusive campus is one of her top priorities.

How installation speakers celebrated Wintersteen
Former President Gregory Geoffroy said colleagues described President Wendy Wintersteen as hard-working and thoughtful, a sincere listener who is disarming and humble, yet cordially decisive.

Leaders announce guidelines for partial closing over winter break
Campus leaders identified an 11-day period during the winter holidays when most service levels will decline and employees may combine leave time with holidays and weekends.

Feedback sought on proposed service delivery models
A campus committee's proposed plans to improve service delivery of day-to-day finance and human resources processes will be discussed in small-group presentations and town hall meetings in October.

Design's secret supply source
The ISU Book Store has a satellite location in the College of Design. A graphic design major's new look for the storefront may help draw customers.

Getting copyright right in the classroom
Determining how to legally use copyrighted materials in teaching can yield an unsatisfying answer: It depends. Here are some tips for navigating copyright issues in the classroom culled in part from a recent workshop held by experts from the library and the university counsel's office.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Training for youth program leaders is Oct. 9
  • All are welcome at LGBTQIA+ history month events in October
  • Jo Koy show tickets go on sale Sept. 27
  • Veterans center offers training for faculty, staff
  • Last day of summer hours at Reiman Gardens is Sept. 30
  • Graduate interdepartmental research showcase is Oct. 17
  • Reiman Gardens seeks lots of volunteers in October
  • Landscape student club offers design sessions for homeowners
  • Reminder: Flu shot clinic opens Oct. 1
  • Workshop will look at flexible policies for faculty
  • FEMA alert test to cell phones scheduled for Oct. 3
  • Tickets on sale for Oct. 6 Bacon Expo
  • Freshman financial literacy course moves to fall semester

Around campus
Federal grant paves way for manufacturing lab at ISU Research Park
A $1.7 million federal grant will fund infrastructure improvements at the research park to support a manufacturing test lab facility that could create an estimated 450 jobs and generate $10 million in private investment.

Three Design programs rank among top 25 in U.S.
Iowa State's programs in landscape architecture, interior design and architecture are ranked among the top 25 in the United States, according to a new survey.

Study shows trade disruptions impact Iowa economy
A study conducted by researchers at the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development indicates that current trade disruptions will be noticeable to Iowa consumers.

Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Retirement: Mary Jo Beckman, human development and family studies, Sept. 28 (10-11:30 a.m., remarks at 10:30 a.m., east entrance atrium, Palmer Building)
Next week
  • Retirement: Lynnette Witt, Ames Laboratory, Oct. 4 (1:30-3 p.m., 140 TASF)
  • Reception: Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities, for faculty in the arts, humanities and social sciences, Oct. 4 (5-7 p.m., first floor atrium, Beardshear), RSVP online
  • Welcome meet-and-greet: All faculty, staff, student veterans and military-affiliated students, Oct. 11 (4-6 p.m., MU Col. Pride Lounge), RSVP
  • Open house: Genome Informatics Facility, Oct. 15 (10 a.m.-2 p.m., 221 Science I)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Upcoming seminars and conferences
  • Short course, Essentials of ArcGIS, Oct. 25-26 (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily, 2321 N. Loop Dr., Suite 121), register by Oct. 19, half price ($250) for ISU staff, faculty and students
Open forums
Dean finalists: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (third of 3)
Geoffrey Dahl, professor of animal science, University of Florida: Thursday, Sept. 27 (3-4 p.m.), MU Pioneer Room

Improved service delivery: Proposed models
Oct. 3 (9-10 a.m., MU Pioneer Room), hosted by the P&S Council
Oct. 10 (9-10:30 a.m., MU Cardinal Room)
Oct. 11 (noon-1:30 p.m., MU Pioneer Room)

Arts and events
Theatre program focuses on collaboration
A collaborative initiative, shaped by a revised mission and endowment funds, now guides the theatre program. Its six-show season opens this week with "This is Not a Pipe Dream."

Ag secretary candidates to debate at ISU
The Democratic and Libertarian candidates vying to be Iowa's next Secretary of Agriculture will debate in the Memorial Union Gallery Oct. 3 (3:10-4:10 p.m.), followed by a reception. Questions for the candidates (include your name and hometown) must be submitted via email to by 5 p.m. Sept. 30.

Lots of ways to support the United Way
A compilation of campus auctions and events to support this fall's United Way campaign. Send us yours.

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

Professional development
Provost office programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
  • Workshop, Flexible Faculty Policies: Why They Matter, How They Work, policies to be covered include part-time tenure track, extension of the tenure clock, faculty modified duties assignment, federal Family and Medical Leave Act, and others, Oct. 11 (2-3:30 p.m.)
CELT programming
Register via Learn@ISU unless noted.
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