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April 11, 2019
Inside news
Promotion and tenure list goes to regents next week
Iowa State's request for promotions or tenure for 70 faculty members is on the agenda when the state Board of Regents meets next week in Iowa City. Not on the agenda: A tuition proposal for next year.

Classroom disruption policy changes under consideration
Faculty Senate will vote April 23 on the first major revisions to the classroom disruption policy since 2002. A companion document with procedures for dealing with a disruption will be linked to the policy.

Planning continues for student pilot of grammar assistance tool
The Computation Advisory Committee, tasked each year with recommending how to allocate a portion of student technology fees, has committed $50,000 to a six- to 12-month pilot for all ISU students. Pending a successful license negotiation and security checks, the pilot could begin this fall.

Workday is a one-stop shop for data reports
Instead of blending data from multiple systems, the information will be in one place with real-time updates and shareable spreadsheets.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • ISD hiring is complete, for now
  • Director search to continue into summer
  • Alumni association to honor faculty, staff May 17
  • New name for merged ag extension programs
  • Stanford political scientist to speak about partisanship

Around campus
Record number of undergraduates prepare for national research conference
Sixty-two Iowa Staters are among 4,000 undergraduates participating in the National Conference on Undergraduate Research April 11-13 in suburban Atlanta.

Achieving health goals may depend on how you see yourself
A new paper co-authored by an Iowa State marketing professor shows imagining yourself in the third person -- observing yourself from a distance or through someone else's eyes -- can derail your health-related goals.

'Iowa Concern' help is available 24/7
Available all day, every day, ISU Extension and Outreach provides free, confidential help for Iowans with disaster, crisis, stress, legal or finance issues. Trained staff are available via live chat, phone and email.

Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Retirement, Randy Monthei, residence department, April 12 (2-4 p.m., 136 Union Drive Community Center)
  • Open house, university museums, April 13-14 (1-4 p.m., Farm House and Christian Petersen Art museums)
Next week
  • Retirement, Jim Aanstoos, geological and atmospheric sciences, April 15 (2-4 p.m., Agronomy Hall commons)
  • Retirement, Jill Euken, Bioeconomy Institute, and opening reception for the 2019 biorenewables art competition, April 22 (3-5 p.m., program at approximately 4 p.m., Biorenewables Research Laboratory lobby)
  • Retirement, Jane Jacobson, Liberal Arts and Sciences student academic services, April 23 (3-5 p.m., remarks at 3:30 p.m., MU Campanile Room)
  • Retirement, Sally Evans, Virtual Reality Applications Center, April 24 (2-4 p.m., Howe Hall atrium)
  • Retirement, DeAnn Frisk, geological and atmospheric sciences, April 25 (2-4 p.m., Hach Hall atrium)
  • Retirement, Norm Hill, operations and finance division, April 25 (2-4 p.m., program at 2:30 p.m., MU Campanile Room)
  • Open house, celebration for World Intellectual Property Day, April 26 (11 a.m.-1 p.m., Parks Library lawn)
  • Open house and pancake breakfast, Flying Cyclones student organization, April 27 (7-11 a.m., Ames Municipal Airport, 2520 Airport Dr.), $10 (children $6)
  • Retirement, Chris Hurst, admissions, April 30 (2-4 p.m., third floor Enrollment Services Center)
  • Retirement, Wolfgang Kliemann and Clifford Bergman, mathematics, April 30 (3-5 p.m., MU Campanile Room)
  • Retirement, Danny Cox, facilities maintenance, facilities planning and management, May 1 (1:30-3 p.m., shops break room, General Services Building)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Upcoming seminars and conferences
Open forums
Forums will be held 11 a.m.-noon in the Memorial Union.
  • April 11, Kathryn Kominars, Florida International University, Miami (Soults Family Visitor Center)
  • April 12, Chris Hanes, University of Cincinnati (Room 3228)
Arts and events
Yodeling wunderkind to host Cyclone Voice finals
The singing competition Cyclone Voice will name a winner after 15 finalists perform Thursday, April 11 (8 p.m., MU Great Hall). Mason Ramsey, a 12-year-old country singer, is hosting.

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

Professional development
Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching programming
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