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Dec. 20, 2018
Inside news
Service delivery teams announced
Eleven teams of human resources and finance experts were formed, with assignments based largely on the size and complexity of the areas they will serve.

Carter is retiring as research park president
Steve Carter will retire Dec. 31 after engineering 18 years of growth at the park. Former senior vice president Warren Madden will step in until a national search is completed.

A few changes coming for employee benefits, most take effect Jan. 1
Following the recommendations of the university benefits committee earlier this month, university administration approved several changes to employee benefits.

No Inside next week
Inside Iowa State will not publish Dec. 27 during the university's partial shutdown.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Reminder: Prepare your workspace for winter break
  • Happy holiday wishes from the Knoll

Around campus
Show goes on the road
ISU Theatre's production of "Iphigenia" will perform at the Region 5 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in January. This is the lone production from Iowa invited.

Biosciences art install
The artist team commissioned to create two sculptures for new bioscience spaces on campus returned to campus earlier this month to install the second.

More potent pot may pose greater risk
A study co-authored by Brooke Arterberry, assistant professor of psychology, suggests states where marijuana is legal should consider regulating potency. More potent cannabis at first use increases the risk for the first symptom of cannabis use disorder within a year, according to researchers.

Criminal history increases likelihood of future crime
Convictions for violent crimes and other serious felonies are a strong indicator that offenders will commit the same crime again, according to a study co-authored by Matt DeLisi, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's Professor in the sociology department.

Open houses and receptions
  • Retirement, Merlyn Beck, Memorial Union, Dec. 31 (no public event)
  • Retirement, Debra Pospisil, ISU Extension and Outreach finance, Dec. 31 (no public event)
  • Retirement, Phil Quick, facilities planning and management custodial team 11, Jan. 2, 2019 (no public event)
  • Retirement, Lynne Baldwin, IT services, Jan. 4 (2-4 p.m., 1230 Communications)
  • Retirement, Sue Shipitalo, office of the vice president for research (Grants Hub), Jan. 7 (no public event)
  • Retirement, R. Samuel Houk, chemistry and Ames Laboratory, Jan. 10 (2-3:30 p.m., Hach lobby)
  • Retirement, Dave Russell, facilities planning and management, Jan. 15 (1:30-3:30 p.m., presentation at 2 p.m., shops area of General Services Building)
  • Reception, honoring the 12 featured in the 2019 'Women Impacting ISU' calendar, Jan. 16 (3:30-5 p.m., MU Sun Room)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Open forums
  • Heather Paris, recreation services, Dec. 20, 10-10:45 a.m., 2019 Morrill and livestreamed
Arts and events
Cyclones compete at home
Support our Cyclone teams over the holidays at these Hilton Coliseum contests:
  • Men's basketball: vs Eastern Illinois, Dec. 21 (6 p.m.), tickets from $20
  • Women's basketball: vs. Bucknell, Dec. 29 (1 p.m.), vs Kansas State, Jan. 2 (6:30 p.m.), tickets from $10 (youth $5)
More campus events
Talks, performances, athletic contests and other campus events are listed on the university calendar.

Professional development
University human resources programming
Register via Learn@ISU up to the day before each leadership development series begins.
  • Six-part series, Energize your Leadership Process, begins Jan. 15 and ends March 26 (9 a.m.-noon)
  • Four-part series, Understanding, Handling and Championing Change, begins Jan. 17 and ends Feb. 27 (9-11 a.m.)
  • Five-part series, Leadership at Any Level, begins April 9 and ends May 28 (9 a.m.-noon)
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