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Jan. 17, 2019
Inside news
Governor's budget funds operating increase
Gov. Kim Reynolds' state budget for FY20 funds the regent universities' request for $18 million in new operating revenue designated for resident undergraduate financial aid. Iowa State's portion is $7 million.

Canvas is widely used in its first year
An estimated 75 percent of instructors are using the learning management system Canvas when teaching their courses. Communication and training leading up to its campus launch a year ago helped the faculty and students embrace it.

One-fourth of winter tumbles occur in parking lots
In each of the last three years, between 25 and 32 percent of reported winter falls on campus occurred in parking lots, typically within a few feet of an employee's vehicle. No other locale is as risky, statistically.

Iredesigned space, biggest auditorium on campus will host smallest shows
The Iowa State Center is premiering a new venue later this month, a club-like setting for small acoustic shows tucked inside Stephens Auditorium.

Jan. 21 is a university holiday
University offices are closed and classes will not be held Monday, Jan. 21, to observe the federal Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Reminder: Employee interest survey due Friday, Jan. 18
  • Cyclone football squad will forgo spring game for an extra practice
  • W-2 forms now available in AccessPlus
  • Nominations sought for Ivy Women in Business awards
  • Honors program seeks fall seminar proposals
  • Free access available to upgraded Overleaf account
  • Parks Library opens International Nest
  • Proposals sought for ReACT Gallery in Morrill Hall
  • You're invited: Meet and greet with student veterans is Jan. 30
  • Online course designed for managers of non-exempt employees
  • Study Abroad Fair is Jan. 24

Around campus
It's a hub once more
Following a Jan. 10 open house, the Hub's new dining options -- the Roasterie coffee cafĂ© and Heaping Plato Mediterranean food -- began service the next day.

After record year for female candidates, Ready to Run is back
On the heels of 2018, when record numbers of women were elected to political offices, the Catt Center's Ready to Run program is taking registrations for sessions that begin next month.

Iowa State senior earns $35,000 scholarship
Jenny Junker, a senior in apparel, merchandising and design, won a $35,000 scholarship from the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund. Junker competed in an industry case study contest to earn the highest honor from the national apparel organization.

ITS team takes tech beyond the classroom
Information Technology Services' learning spaces crew is now the audiovisual experience team. It will focus on audiovisual technology standards campuswide in research areas, classrooms and conference rooms.

  • Brooke Blessington, Madison County extension and outreach executive director, to Region 18 director, ISU Extension and Outreach, effective Jan. 14
Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Retirement, Harry (Jack) Horner, genetics, development and cell biology, Jan. 17 (1-2 p.m., Molecular Biology Building atrium), event delayed from last June
  • Retirement, Mari Kemis, Research Institute for Studies in Education, School of Education, Jan. 31 (9:30-11 a.m., Lagomarcino north atrium)
  • Retirement, Cecilia Dunlay, Memorial Union, Feb. 1 (no public event)
  • Retirement, Rod Simpson, Memorial Union, Feb. 1 (no public event)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Upcoming seminars and conferences
  • TIAA financial seminar, Get a Head Start: A Step-by-Step Overview of Your Plan, Feb. 1 (noon-1 p.m.), call 800-732-8353 to register
Arts and events
Cyclone Cinema resumes tonight
Award-winning films are among the 14 that will be shown in the Carver auditorium during spring semester. As always, admission is free and the public is welcome.

Last chance: A few tickets remain for Friday's Madrigal Dinner
As of Wednesday, 13 tickets (four and nine seats together) remain for the Jan. 18 Madrigal Dinner in the Memorial Union Great Hall, presented by the music and theatre department. A social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. Saturday's performance is sold out. Tickets are $52, with discounts for ISU students and seniors. Call 294-6441 during business hours to purchase tickets; the online sale is closed.

Cyclone gymnasts return to Hilton Friday
The Cyclone gymnastics squad competes in its first home meet of the 2019 season Jan. 18 against Illinois State. The action begins at 6:30 p.m.; general admission is $5. A free kids kickoff party, with face painting, balloons and more, begins at 5:30 p.m. on the concourse.

Martin Luther King Jr. events kick off Monday
Among those speaking on campus is Ron Stallworth, a black Colorado Springs police detective who pretended to be white to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan during the 1970s. Director Spike Lee turned his story into the 2018 film, "BlacKkKlansman," which will have a campus screening the evening before Stallworth's lecture.

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.
Faculty workshop, Advancing Your Career at ISU, with associate provost Dawn Bratsch-Prince and LAS associate dean Amy Slagell, portfolio best practices, opportunities for engagement and term-faculty tracks.
  • Jan. 31 (2-3:30 p.m.), for lecturers and senior lecturers
  • Feb. 4 (1-2:30 p.m.), for adjunct, clinical and research-track faculty
Faculty conference on service-learning is May 22-23
Iowa's three regent universities are partnering to offer an Engaged Faculty Institute on Service-Learning May 22-23. All faculty may apply. Service-learning incorporates community work into the curriculum, giving students real-world learning experiences that enhance academic learning while providing a tangible benefit for the community. More information, including the application, are on the CELT website. Applications are due by noon Feb. 1.

CELT programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
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