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March 7, 2019
Inside news
Service delivery update includes local vs. specialist duties
Improved service delivery (ISD) leaders developed an overview of high-volume finance and human resources work done by ISD teams versus local staff.

College-level pitch contest draws startup ideas from all corners
Students have more opportunities than ever to pitch ideas for business startups. Winners of college-level pitch-offs will be among the students competing tonight in the ISU Innovation Pitch Competition.

CELT program aims to help new faculty
Teaching and Learning Academy is one of several programs guided by CELT faculty fellows that help faculty and staff improve their teaching and research.

Faculty Senate hears 10-year proposal for sustainability
The plan focuses on three strategies for improving campus energy use. Implementation could occur by July.

Hilton concourse, campus cellphone service requests clear regent committee
Other ISU items on the Feb. 28 agenda: parking rates, student housing rates, Vet Med construction proposal and a new national institute for campus.

Sexual assault and misconduct is focus of national student survey
Iowa State is one of 33 institutions participating in the survey led by the Association of American Universities.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Reminder: 2018 flexible spending claims due April 30
  • April 3 session added to Workday faculty forum lineup
  • Reminder: Daylight saving time returns Sunday morning
  • Ames snow ordinance goes into effect at 8 a.m. Thursday
  • Registration is open for April 26 benefit sleepout
  • 120 employees join 25 Year Club
  • Registration is open for youth TAG summer camp

Around campus
April 1 is the deadline to request summer remodeling projects
Departments wishing to have interior remodeling or new furniture installations completed prior to the start of fall semester must submit their service requests by April 1 to facilities planning and management.

Biomolecular research gets $3.5 million boost
The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust, Muscatine, committed more than $3.5 million to the biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology department for the purchase of a state-of-the-art cryo-transmission electron microscope equipped with a direct electron detector.

Disclosing bedbug history pays off in long run for landlords
Policies requiring landlords to disclose a rental unit's history with bedbugs may raise short-term costs for landlords, but they are an effective way to reduce infestations and lower long-term costs, according to a just-published study.

  • Lisa Shimkat, state director of the Iowa Small Business Development Center, Ivy College of Business, to the Iowa Economic Development Authority board, a four-year appointment that begins in May
Open houses and receptions
  • Retirement, Mark Davis, utilities, facilities planning and management, April 1 (no public event)
Upcoming seminars and conferences
Open forums
All forums are 2-3 p.m. in the Howe Hall auditorium.
  • Candidate 2, March 11
  • Candidate 3, March 14
  • Candidate 4, March 25
  • Candidate 5, March 27
Arts and events
College improv festival is at the M-Shop Saturday
Grandma Mojo's Moonshine Revival, Iowa State's student improv comedy troupe, will host three other Iowa improv teams -- from Iowa, Northern Iowa and Drake -- in an inaugural "Improv of the Corn" festival Saturday, March 9 (8 p.m., MU Maintenance Shop, doors open at 7:30 p.m.). Tickets are $10 ($5 with college ID) at the door.

Cyclone gymnasts face challenging opponent Monday evening
The Cyclone gymnastics team, fresh off a 0.025-point win over the University of Iowa, has a dual meet with No. 1 in the nation Oklahoma on Monday, March 11 (6:30 pm., Hilton Coliseum). Purchase $3 discounted tickets in advance via Ticketmaster and buy one, get one free.

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.
CELT programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
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