Inside Iowa State for faculty and staff
May 9, 2019
Inside news
Class of 2019 should set a record
An estimated 5,339 students -- including 4,524 undergraduates -- are completing their Iowa State degrees this semester, and will celebrate at commencement events this week.

Minimal Workday training required for many
For thousands of employees, Workday training will require only a couple hours of online training available on demand from anywhere.

Rico-Gutierrez reappointed as Design dean
College of Design dean Luis Rico-Gutierrez has been appointed to a third five-year term, through 2024.

Changes ahead for teaching assessments, grad assistantships administration
Task force recommendations shared at the May 7 Faculty Senate meeting move away from using end-of-semester student teaching evaluations as the primary assessment method.

Somani to fill interim role in Engineering college
Associate dean for research Arun Somani will serve as interim dean of the College of Engineering July 1-15.

Library's 24/7 hours mean all-nighters for employees, too
Students haven't been the only ones pulling all-nighters lately. Keeping the library open around the clock at the end of the semester requires some University Library faculty and staff to work overnight hours.

Recipients of top faculty, staff awards will be honored in September
The 28 awards include teaching, research and service awards, state Board of Regents recognitions and Distinguished, University and Morrill Professor titles.

P&S Council postpones vote on hiring and employment policy
The Professional and Scientific Council will wait until its June meeting to decide whether to endorse a proposed new policy and guidelines outlining procedures for seeking, hiring and promoting employees.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Departure leads to shift in finance service delivery leadership
  • Library's tech lending, after-hours return to temporarily close
  • Free admission at Reiman Gardens May 17
  • Athletics equipment sale is June 1
  • Bike to Work week is May 13-17
  • Reiman Gardens announces access program for low-income families

Around campus
Emerging leaders class is set for fall
The provost's office has selected the 2019-20 cohort for its Emerging Leaders Academy, designed for those in leadership roles or who aspire to leadership positions.

ISU Research Park fills president post
Story County supervisor Rick Sanders will become president of the ISU Research Park on June 1.

Four ISU students are Goldwater Scholars
Four Iowa State students received Goldwater Scholarships, the nation's premier undergraduate scholarship in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering. Iowa State is one of only 20 institutions -- including Yale, Stanford, Duke and Ohio State -- to have all four of its nominees selected this year.

CPM donates equipment to feed mill project
Waterloo-based California Pellet Mill, the world's leading supplier of animal feed processing equipment, is donating nearly $2.6 million in equipment to ISU's new education and research facility for feed milling and grain science.

Doug's doughnuts: A long and delicious tradition
For 37 years, starting when he was a doctoral student, University Professor Doug Jacobson has provided Friday morning doughnuts for the electrical and computer engineering department.

  • Sherry Ford, Mills County extension, to Extension and Outreach Region 14 director, effective June 1
  • Brent Kreider, professor of economics; Matthew Sivils, professor of English; Amy Erica Smith, associate professor of political science; and Zhengyuan Zhu, professor of statistics and director of the Center for Survey Statistics and Methodology, to College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's Professorships 
Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Retirement, Cathy Martens, biomedical sciences, May 10 (1-2:30 p.m., 2025 Vet Med)
  • Retirement, Mary Smith, office of student financial aid, May 10 (no public event)
Next week
  • 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)
  • Farewell, Elly Sukup, president's office, May 28 (3-4:30 p.m., conference room in 1750 Beardshear)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Open forums
Forums will be held from 8:15 to 9 a.m. in the Memorial Union Oak Room.
  • Candidate 3, May 13
  • Candidate 4, May 14
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