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Jan. 24, 2019 
Inside news
State tax cut impact to start showing in paychecks
An income tax cut probably will make for bigger paychecks starting in January for the second year, though it'll be less noticeable this time.

Transition teams start their work
Teams will help employees, supervisors and units prepare for the transition to improved service delivery models in finance and human resources.

Key areas to improve faculty experience presented to senate
The faculty experience work group shared its five priorities in response to the campus climate survey during the Faculty Senate's first meeting of the spring semester. Senators also chose their next president-elect.

Workday will replace patchwork of timekeeping systems
Time's almost up for paper timesheets. A timekeeping application in Workday, the university's new enterprise software, will replace the various methods used for tracking hours worked by employees eligible for overtime pay.

Activate your web sign-in requirement before March 1
Multifactor authentication, an extra step in the Okta login process, will be required to access web-based campus applications such as Outlook and Cybox.

Feb. 1 rollout planned for new jobs website
A new website for advertising Iowa State job openings will go live next week, starting a transition that eventually will retire the current website.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • 25 Year Club banquet set for March 4
  • Feedback sought on campus food trucks
  • Student employee of the year nominations due Feb. 4
  • Call for proposals for girls' STEM career conference in April
  • MU poster sale runs Jan. 28-Feb. 1
  • Valentine fudge orders due Jan. 31
  • History faculty will headline lecture series at Ames Public Library
  • Reminder: Retrieve your W-2 tax form by Jan. 24 in AccessPlus

Around campus
Connecting food and memory
An Iowa State professor's research finds the same hormone that makes you feel full when eating also may decrease the likelihood of having a cognitive impairment or Alzheimer's disease.

For your eyes only
Location-cloaking technology developed at Iowa State allows people to use their mobile devices while keeping their privacy under control and avoid having their information sold, collected or analyzed.

Big data could lead to safer roads
Researchers with the Institute for Transportation are using artificial intelligence and machine learning tools to manage, sort and analyze the traffic data collected by the Iowa Department of Transportation.

Open houses and receptions
Next week
  • Meet and greet, for faculty, staff, student veterans and military-affiliated students, Jan. 30 (4-6 p.m., MU Col. Pride Lounge), RSVP requested
  • Retirement, Mari Kemis, Research Institute for Studies in Education, School of Education, Jan. 31 (9:30-11 a.m., remarks at 10 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)
  • Retirement, Jeanne Logston, College of Human Sciences student services, Feb. 8 (2-4 p.m., 331 Palmer)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Upcoming seminars and conferences
Arts and events
Cyclones compete at home
Iowa State's tennis team opens its home schedule Saturday, with matches against Augustana (10 a.m.) and University of South Dakota (4 p.m.), moved indoors to Life Time Fitness, 11911 Hickman Rd., Urbandale. Other home athletics events for the next week include:
  • Jan. 25, Wrestling vs Oklahoma, Hilton Coliseum, 7 p.m., $5-$10
  • Jan. 26, Swimming and diving vs West Virginia, Beyer pool, 11 a.m., free
  • Jan. 27, Gymnastics vs Lindenwood, Hilton, 2 p.m., $5
  • Jan. 29, Women's basketball vs Texas Tech, Hilton, 6:30 p.m., $5-$12
  • Jan. 30, Men's basketball vs West Virginia, Hilton, 6 p.m., limited tickets
Tony Award-winning musical stops at Stephens next week
"Kinky Boots," inspired by a true story and winner of six Tony Awards -- including 2013's best musical -- comes to Stephens Auditorium Jan. 31 for a single performance (7:30 p.m.). Limited seats remain ($50-$70). A pre-show customized dinner starts at 6 p.m. in the Scheman Building; reservations are due Jan. 25. Dinner is $32 per person.

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

Professional development
CELT programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
University human resources programming
Self-guided, online courses in Learn@ISU, multiple sittings allowed, send any content questions to
  • Social Media, Cyber Snooping and the Hiring Process, appropriate use of internet and social media during hiring process, for HR professionals, hiring managers, search committee members and those involved in hiring
Retirement programming
  • Workshop, Financial Knowledge for All, with TIAA staff, Feb. 1 (noon-1 p.m.), register online or call 800-732-8353
  • Workshop, Planning for Financial Security: Tax Planning, with VALIC staff, Feb. 5 (noon-1 p.m.), register online or call 800-426-3753
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