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May 2, 2019
Inside news
Tuition proposal goes to regents
The state Board of Regents held its first reading May 1 of tuition and fee rates for the 2019-20 academic year. If rates are approved at the June meeting, resident undergraduates would pay 3.7% more next year; others would pay 4.8% more in tuition and mandatory fees.

Nusser reappointed to research post
Sarah Nusser, vice president for research, will serve a second five-year term, through 2024.

Curbing costs, supporting open access with new journal deals
Academic libraries across the globe, including Iowa State's, are reassessing "big deal" subscription bundles with major journal publishers, looking to reduce costs and push research out from behind paywalls.

Seo will serve as interim library dean
Hilary Seo, associate professor and associate dean of curation services, will begin her appointment as interim library dean on July 1.  

Readying faculty for Workday
A faculty-focused website provides resources for Iowa State's switch to Workday, including a "training map" of courses that align with faculty position responsibilities.

Answering the call when problems arise
FPM clerks Cindy Stigler and Sherri Paul are the helpful voices on the "Report a Problem" phone line. The duo has spent nearly 20 years helping campus buildings and grounds function as expected and look their best.

Units receive guidelines for moving, housing service team members
A collaborative effort is needed to provide the equipment, phone and space needs of staff moving into specialist roles on improved service delivery teams

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Volunteers are sought for spring commencement ceremonies
  • Alumni association's 2020 travel preview is May 23
  • One-question CELT survey seeks teaching input
  • Forums planned for assistant VP finalists (specialty business services and cultural arts)
  • Apply by July 1 for Ivy MBA in Des Moines program
  • Summer camp is for HS students interested in any Design program
  • Apply now for fall Cardinal Women program
  • Art Mart is May 8-10 at Memorial Union
Around campus
Habitat key to maintaining monarch butterfly population
The largest monarch butterfly population since 2007 is migrating north for the summer, and providing welcoming habitats in Iowa can help maintain those numbers, an Iowa State professor says.

Ditches play key role in water quality
New research suggests that water quality challenges in Iowa and nationally would be even greater if it weren't for a little-appreciated feature of the landscape: road ditches.
  • Chris Hanes, University of Cincinnati, to director of student counseling services, effective July 1
  • Wendy White, food science and human nutrition, as the inaugural holder of the Dr. Thelma McMillan Professorship in food science and human nutrition, for a three-year term
Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Retirement, LuAnn Adams, College of Human Sciences student services, May 3 (2-4 p.m., 1009 LeBaron)
  • Retirement, Jeff Eichorn, industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, May 3 (2:30-4 p.m., 2004 Black Engineering)
Next week
  • Retirement, Mary Harris, natural resource ecology and management, May 6 (10-11 a.m., 333 Science II)
  • 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)
  • Retirement, Sally Deters, residence department, May 17 (2-4 p.m., program at 2:30 p.m., MU Great Hall)
  • Retirement, Paul Kapke, office of biotechnology, May 17 (2-4 p.m., 1102 Molecular Biology)
  • Reception, P&S Council meet and greet, May 21 (2-4 p.m., Advanced Teaching and Research Building lobby)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Upcoming seminars and conferences
Open forums
  • May 3, 11 a.m.-noon, MU Gold Room, Danielle Kroencke, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
Forums will be held 8:15-9 a.m. in the Memorial Union.
  • Candidate 1, May 6, Cardinal Room
  • Candidate 2, May 7, Oak Room
  • Candidate 3, May 13, Oak Room
  • Candidate 4, May 14, Oak Room
Arts and events
CODAC spring sale runs through Friday
The College of Design Art Club's spring sale continues Thursday and Friday (10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, College of Design foyer). Works by students in the (undergraduate) integrated studio arts and (graduate) integrated visual arts programs are being sold in the $5-$150 price range.

Out for a quiet (art) walk
University Museums is hosting an art walk Wednesday, May 15, taking advantage of a quiet campus to explore some hidden gems in the Art on Campus collection. Participants should meet at noon at the west entrance of LaBaron Hall.

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 (CELT) programming
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