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April 26, 2019
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Alumnus will lead the College of Engineering
W. Samuel Easterling, head of the Via department of civil and construction engineering at Virginia Tech, will become dean of the College of Engineering on July 15. Easterling earned his doctorate in structural engineering from Iowa State. 

Employee leaders appeal to regents for pay increases
Amy Ward (P&S Council) and Peter Martin (Faculty Senate) made the case for salary adjustments that adequately reward hard work and help stem the departure of talented employees.

Pollard talks risks and rewards of rushing the field
In a talk at a supply chain conference, athletics director Jamie Pollard discussed how he weighs postgame celebrations that prompt fans to flock onto the field, outlining some changes planned to ensure field-rushing remains safe.

Be ready for data deadlines as Workday go-live nears
Cutover planning and execution will move data from dozens of systems into Workday, leading to "last day" deadlines for adding or updating information that will be transferred.

Senate receives promotion and tenure update
Seventy faculty members are recommended for promotion and tenure this spring. The state Board of Regents must give final approval at its next meeting.

Pull of night sky keeps planetarium shows popular
The physics and astronomy department has for years opened its 27-seat planetarium for public shows that remain popular enough to "sell" out of free tickets to the evening's three shows, currently held on the last Friday of the month.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Summer, fall course material orders due now to ISU Book Store
  • Classrooms are available for after-hours studying
  • Hort farm email list provides produce sale updates
  • Forums scheduled for MU associate director candidates
  • SAVMA Scamper is April 27
  • Iowa Staters announced for Goldfinch Room concert
  • Parks Library is open 24/7 April 28-May 9
  • Union Drive southwest section closed April 22 for the summer
  • Honors program poster presentation is May 1
  • Plant sale runs May 11-12 at Reiman Gardens

Around campus
Jack Trice statue is returning to central campus
Construction of the athletics department's new performance center required at least a temporary move for the statue, currently outside the north entrance to the football stadium. But a leadership committee proposed bringing it back to central campus permanently.

ISU 4U Promise's first cohort wraps up freshman year
It's been a year of adjustment and new opportunities for the first cohort of ISU 4U Promise, which provides tuition awards to students who attended King and Moulton elementary schools in Des Moines.

Podcast series spotlights engineering experts
Flooding fallout for Iowa's farmers and levee systems are the latest topics of discussion in the College of Engineering's new podcast series.

ISU artists will be in-residence at state parks
Twenty Iowa State artists will be paired with one of 20 state parks this summer as artists-in-residence, creating park-inspired artwork in advance of the 100th anniversary of Iowa's state parks in 2020. An exhibit featuring art from the program will travel to at least three venues next year.

  • Jo Anne Powell-Coffman, genetics, development and cell biology, to associate dean for research in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, five-year appointment effective July 1
Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Reception, future Engineering dean Sam Easterling, April 26 (10-11:45 a.m., Harpole Welcome Center, Marston Hall)
  • Open house, World Intellectual Property Day celebration, April 26 (11 a.m.-1 p.m., Parks Library lawn)
Next week
  • Open house, Study Abroad Office, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, April 29 and May 1 (10 a.m.-1 p.m., 0018 Curtiss)
  • Retirements, Danny Cox and Paul Schroeder, facilities maintenance, facilities planning and management, April 30 (1:30-3 p.m., shops break room, General Services Building)
  • Retirement, Chris Hurst, admissions, April 30 (2-4 p.m., third floor Enrollment Services Center)
  • Retirement, Judy Vance, mechanical engineering, April 30 (2-4 p.m., 2004 Black Engineering)
  • Retirements, Wolfgang Kliemann and Clifford Bergman, mathematics, April 30 (3-5 p.m., MU Campanile Room)
  • Retirement, Eugenio Matibag, world languages and cultures, April 30 (3-5 p.m., 302 Catt)
  • Open house, Iowa Public Radio studios, April 30 (4:30-6:30 p.m., second floor Communications Building)
  • Reception, University honors program posters, May 1 (3-5 p.m., MU Great Hall)
  • Opening reception, "Winners of The Fashion Show 2019" exhibit, May 1 (5-6 p.m., Mary Alice Gallery, Morrill Hall)
  • Retirement, LuAnn Adams, College of Human Sciences student services, May 3 (2-4 p.m., 1009 LeBaron)
  • Retirement, Sarah Rajala, College of Engineering administration, May 6 (3-5 p.m., program at 3:30 p.m., 3155 Marston)
  • Retirement, Rose Martin, food science and human nutrition, May 6 (4-5:30 p.m., 1951 Food Sciences)
  • Retirement, Robert Bosselman, apparel, events and hospitality management, May 8 (3-6 p.m., program at 4 p.m., 1009 LeBaron)
  • Retirement, Mary Smith, office of student financial aid, May 10 (no public event)
  • Retirement, Larry Cormicle, civil, construction and environmental engineering, May 15 (4-6 p.m., MU Campanile Room)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Open forums
  • April 26, 11 a.m.-noon, Ali Soltanshahi, Cleveland State University, Ohio, 3512 Memorial Union
Forums will be held from 11 a.m. to noon in the Memorial Union.
  • April 29, L. Michael Mayers, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Room 3512
  • April 30, Bradley Hill, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Oak Room
  • May 3, Danielle Kroencke, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Gold Room
Arts and events
Gardens' games debut April 27
Reiman Gardens' outdoor exhibit features interactive, larger-than-life toys and games. The "Nature of the Game" exhibit was a collaboration of ISU faculty, students, alumni and gardens staff.

Cyclones host No. 1 Oklahoma
The Cyclone softball squad has a three-game series this weekend with conference foe and top-ranked Oklahoma. Weather permitting, game start times are 4 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday at the Cyclone Sports Complex. Admission is free.

'Rent' stops at Stephens this weekend
The Broadway musical "Rent" will bring its 20th anniversary tour to Stephens Auditorium Saturday, April 27, for a 7:30 p.m. show. Balcony seats are still available ($50-$70 plus fees).

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

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