University adds Amazon to cyBUY suppliers list
Iowa State's Business Prime account
activated Nov. 1. Since then, about 100 campus users have been added to the account as part of a measured rollout.
Who's on your service delivery team?
Nearly 90 percent of the specialist positions on finance and human resources service delivery teams have been filled. Team rosters are posted
on the improved service delivery website.
Benefits of open-source, digital course content extend beyond savings
Though the financial impact of open educational resources and other course material affordability initiatives is important, that's not their only advantage. There are significant educational benefits
Campus safety options expand as needs evolve
Michael Newton's commitment to safety
is evident with the initiatives put in place or in development since his appointment as chief of police two years ago.
Workday won't make it harder to do business with campus units
Buying goods and services
from other campus units will not be more difficult or much different, and service delivery teams will be available to help if needed.
(Temporary) landmark removed over spring break
A second crane crew dismantled the tower crane
at the Student Innovation Center construction site March 22. Inside captured some of the day's activity.
The following announcements were added this week:
- ISU Innovation Prize to reward small-group ideas April 5-6
- Reminder: Renew 'extended loan' library materials
- The Head and the Heart concert tickets go on sale March 29
- Seven employees correctly predicted date of cyBUY's 500,000th order
- Bulb plants added in Reiman conservatory
- Robert Stafford banking lecture is April 11
- Comedian Offerman to perform at Stephens
- Apply to exhibit at Destination Iowa State events
- Tickets for July 20 Pink Floyd tribute concert are on sale
- Lawn mower service days are March 28-30
Helping others provides big benefits
Study finds that wishing others well
can have a positive impact on our own mood. The simple task of walking around and showing kindness to others can reduce anxiety and increase well-being.
ISU student selected for Fulbright Award
Collin Powell, a graduate student in interior design, was selected for a Fulbright Award
for the 2019-20 academic year, Iowa State's first Fulbright student winner since 2014.
Keys to staying safe while studying in another country
In an essay for The Conversation, professor of Spanish Chad Gasta shares seven safety tips
for students who are studying abroad.
Seed Science Center debuts film
"The Diversity of Wonder: The Journey into the World of Seeds," premiered March 16
at the Environmental Film Festival in Washington, D.C.
- Susan Lamont, C.F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Agriculture and Life Sciences and professor of animal science, to interim director of the Egg Industry Center, effective April 1
- Amanda Fales-Williams, professor of veterinary pathology, to interim department chair, effective April 1
Open houses and receptions
- Retirement, Mark Davis, utilities, facilities planning and management, April 1 (no public event)
- Reception, 10-year anniversary of Iowa Supreme Court marriage equality decision, hosted by the LGBTQA+ Faculty and Staff Association, April 3 (4 p.m., 3224 Memorial Union), faculty, staff and students welcome
- Reception, Gayle Brown, recipient of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges' 2018 Distinguished Teacher Award, April 5 (noon, Alumni Room, College of Veterinary Medicine)
- Retirement, John Craven, facilities services, facilities planning and management, April 5 (no public event)
- Reception, Focus art exhibits and artists, April 10 (6:30-8:30 p.m., MU Gallery and Pioneer Room)
- Open house, university museums, April 13-14 (1-4 p.m., Farm House and Christian Petersen Art museums)
- Retirement, Jim Aanstoos, geological and atmospheric sciences, April 15 (2-4 p.m., Agronomy Hall commons)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.
Upcoming seminars and conferences
- 27th annual Voorhees Supply Chain Conference, "Managing Risk in Supply Chain," April 24 (8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Sukup End Zone Club, Jack Trice Stadium), register online, $30 through April 9 ($40 after)
Learn how Workday and improved service delivery (ISD) will impact faculty's teaching, research and extension work. Registration is open on Learn@ISU
(type "WorkCyte faculty forum" in the key word search). Two final sessions of the same forum are scheduled:
- Tuesday, April 2 (10 a.m.-noon, MU Sun Room)
- Wednesday, April 3 (9:30-11:30 a.m., MU Great Hall)
14th Global Gala is May 29
(7 p.m.) of the many cultures represented on campus is hosted by student organizations. Fashion, performances and food will be on display in the Memorial Union Great Hall; admission is free.
#MeToo is topic of Smith Chair lecture
Florence George Graves, founding director in 2004 of the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University, will present #MeToo -- Why Has it Taken so Long?
Monday, April 1 (7:30 p.m., MU Sun Room). Graves, a former reporter for the Washington Post, is the 31st recipient of the Catt Center's Mary Louise Smith Chair in Women and Politics. Her lecture is free and open to the public.
'Godspell' production focuses on joy
ISU Theatre's spring musical
opens its two-weekend run Friday, April 5, in Fisher Theater.
More campus events
Talks, performances, athletic contests and other campus events are listed on the university calendar.
Provost office programming
- Workshop, Faculty with Multiple Identities as Strategic Agents to Institutional Change, with Nancy "Rusty" Barceló, special assistant for diversity, equity and inclusion to the chancellor of the University of Illinois, April 16, offered twice (9:30-11 a.m. or 1-2:30 p.m.), register by April 8 via Learn@ISU
- Summer boot camp, Faculty Success Program, for tenure-track and tenured faculty, National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, May 19-Aug. 10, $3,750 through April 12 ($4,250 after), register online via ISU account, send questions to email@example.com
Office of the vice president for research programming
- Workshop, National Institutes of Health Proposals, with Norbert Tavares, Center for Strategic Scientific Initiatives, NIH-National Cancer Institute, April 17 (9-10 a.m.), register online
April 15 deadline is approaching for three teaching development programs
The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching is accepting funding proposals or applications through April 15 for three opportunities during the 2019-20 academic year:
- Miller Open Education mini-grants, for instructors using open educational resources
- Teaching and Learning Academy, monthly sessions address course design, evidence-based teaching strategies, inclusive classroom practices, peer review of teaching, and documentation of teaching effectiveness
- Teaching Partners, senior faculty who are successful teachers mentor junior or term faculty from another discipline
Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching programming
- Workshop, Building a Canvas Course that Makes Sense to Your Students (Track 1), April 8 (9-10:30 a.m.)
- Workshop, Low- and High-Stakes Quizzes in Canvas (Track 1), April 9 (9-10:30 a.m.)
- Workshop, Exploring Ways to Create a Welcoming Learning Environment, April 9 (2:10-3 p.m.)
- Workshop (2 parts), Sketchnoting for Visual Note-taking and More, April 10 and 17 (12:30-2 p.m.)
- Workshop, Grading and Student Data in Canvas (Track 1), April 10 (2:30-4 p.m.)
- Award-winning Faculty Series, Teaching Playful Communication: Inspiration From a Visual Studio Classroom, April Katz, art and visual culture, April 11 (12:10-1:30 p.m.)
- Workshop, Inclusive Classroom, April 12 (9 a.m.-noon)
- Learning circle, Discuss Published Education Research in Your Discipline, facilitators Nancy Boury, microbiology; and Sayali Kukday, genetics, development and cell biology, April 12 (noon-1 p.m.)
- Workshop, Group and Collaborative Work in Canvas (Track 1), April 12 (1:30-3 p.m.)
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