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Feb. 7, 2019
Inside news
Fresh ingredients add flavor in new gelato creamery
Emory Telios is the assistant manager in charge of ISU Dining's new creamery, where she produces fresh gelato and sorbet flavors for The Hub venue.

Faculty have another avenue to share expertise
The Conversation website uses essays written by academics to provide insight on a range of topics. It lets ISU faculty reach a broader audience and gives the university more visibility.

Worktags will replace account numbers in Workday
The worktags attached to Workday transactions are a fundamental part of how data is organized for workflow and security.

Team alignments set in finance structure
Three current employees will move into finance manager roles in the next couple weeks. Finalists will interview Feb. 11-14 for four senior HR partner positions.

Next year's Emerging Leaders class is forming now
Nominations are due March 1 so the cohort of faculty and P&S staff can be selected by April 1.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • First 'Human Library' event is planned for March 7
  • New jobs website is live
  • CyRide announces system tweaks for May, August
  • 'Monologue' tickets are on sale for Feb. 14-15 performances
  • Register now for ISCORE events
  • Gerdin building maintains east-side access
  • Pre-order Valentine flowers from hort club through Feb. 7
  • Green Dot bystander training for employees is Feb. 7
  • Museums presents lecture series with Ames Public Library

Around campus
Theater student wins regional festival
Senior Joi Wright will represent Iowa State this spring at a national theater festival in Washington, D.C. Wright took first place in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival's region 5 ASPIRE Arts Leadership Fellows program.

Coming together to study the Beatles
Co-instructors of an honors seminar on the Beatles, both lifelong fans of the Fab Four, are leading students on an eight-week study of the seminal 1960s band, culminating in a spring break trip to London and Liverpool.

Iowa Lakeside Lab gets helping hand
An Iowa State scientist hopes to use crowdsourcing to catalog thousands of preserved samples for a searchable database.

Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Retirement, Mari Kemis, Research Institute for Studies in Education, School of Education, Feb. 7 (9:30-11 a.m., remarks at 10 a.m., Lagomarcino north atrium)
  • Retirement, Jeanne Logston, College of Human Sciences student services, Feb. 8 (2-4 p.m., 331 Palmer)
Next week
  • Retirement, Liz Snella, animal science, Feb. 12 (3:30-5 p.m., remarks at 4 p.m., Kildee atrium)
  • Open house, Graduate College's Center for Communication Excellence, Feb. 20 (12-3 p.m., dean's welcome at noon, 1137 Pearson)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Upcoming seminars and conferences
  • ISU Symposium on Sustainability 2019, Feb. 18 (5:30-8:30 p.m., Stephens Auditorium) and Feb. 19 (5-9 p.m., Memorial Union)
  • Iowa State Research Day, March 28 (10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Memorial Union), for faculty, staff, post docs and graduate students, register online
  • Short course, Essentials of QGIS, open source mapping application, April 25 (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 2321 North Loop Dr., Suite 121), $80, register online by April 19
Arts and events
Student talent showcased at Varieties performances
The 88th Varieties schedule includes semifinal performances this weekend (Feb. 8-9) and finals the weekend of Feb. 22-23, all in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Tickets ($10) may be purchased online via Midwestix or weekdays in the MU Maintenance Shop box office.

Speed and strength at the Lied this weekend
The Cyclone men's and women's track and field teams will host their annual Iowa State Classic Friday-Saturday, Feb. 8-9, in the Lied recreation center. This is a by-invitation meet. Field and running events start at noon both days and conclude about 8:30 p.m. Friday, about 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.

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.
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