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May 23, 2019
Inside news
Transition plans being finalized for staff staying in units
Transition teams are aligning local-level responsibilities and positions impacted by the shift to improved service delivery teams for finance and human resources work.

New student orientation begins Friday
An estimated 5,600 would-be Cyclones will participate in student orientation between May 24 and June 28. Most are incoming fall freshmen; about 200 are transfer students.

Library lobby remodel includes new view
This summer, a renovation of Parks Library's lobby will open up the space along the rest of the south-facing windows, creating a bright spot for additional seating and small-group rooms.

University closed Monday for holiday
Classes will not meet and university offices will be closed Monday, May 27, to observe the national Memorial Day holiday.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Free gardens admission for active military, veterans this weekend
  • Finance service delivery leadership is in place
  • No CyRide service on Memorial Day
  • Save the date: 'Seeds' film screening is June 16
  • Summer NSF Innovation Corps applications are due May 30
  • Meet your service delivery team members June 3

Around campus
Learning communities: Now for ISU faculty, too
The first five faculty learning communities, selected this spring in a competitive process, will connect researchers and scholars across academic disciplines on a shared topic or issue beginning this fall.

Study: Doctors should ask about medication routine
ISU research shows doctors should stop asking patients about missed pills and start asking about their medication routines.

Power Pullers compete next week
Iowa State's one-fourth scale pulling tractor, VerCytile, will compete at a design/pulling competition May 30-June 2 in Peoria, Illinois, hosted by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. Last summer's ISU entry finished fifth among 30 schools.

  • David Baker, controller's office, to improved service delivery assistant finance manager
  • Diana Sloan, Ivy College of Business, to program director for Hispanic/Latino affairs, office of the vice president for diversity and inclusion, effective May 20
  • James Morris, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee, to chief research officer, Ames Laboratory, effective June 17 
Open houses and receptions
Next week
  • Farewell, Elly Sukup, president's office, May 28 (3-4:30 p.m., 1750 Beardshear)
  • Retirement, April Katz, art and visual culture, May 30 (7-8 p.m., preceded by artist's talk at 6 p.m. and panel discussion at 6:30 p.m., Community Gallery, Octagon Center for the Arts, 427 Douglas Ave.)
  • Retirement, Paula Elliott, admissions office, June 3 (no public event)
  • Retirement, Joyce Knutson, lectures program, June 3 (no public event)
  • Retirement, Kevin Brownfield, industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, June 3 (1:30-3 p.m., no program, 2004 Black Engineering)
  • Meet and greet, with improved service delivery teams, June 3 (2-4 p.m., MU Great Hall)
  • Retirement, Pam Oakland, utilities services, facilities planning and management, June 7 (1:30-3:30 p.m., 212 Power Plant)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events
Memorial Day ceremony will honor employees, retirees
About 130 retired and current faculty and staff, their spouses or partners who passed away in the last year will be remembered during a campus event Monday, May 27 (9 a.m., Reiman Ballroom, Alumni Center). The ceremony is free and open to the public.

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

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