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May 30, 2019
Inside news
Workday to improve student hiring process
The long lines of students bearing hiring paperwork in Beardshear Hall in August should be getting shorter. Moving to the Workday business platform this summer will streamline onboarding and managing hourly student employees.

Tuition increases, salary policies are on regents' agenda
Also on the docket when the board meets June 5-6 at the Alumni Center: sharing a new state appropriation and more plans for research/teaching facilities at university farms.

Weekend sale will benefit museums
Art works, antiques and other items will be on sale Friday and Saturday in the Scheman Building. Proceeds from the unique sale will benefit university museums' permanent collection.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Sign up now to help remove trash from College Creek June 15
  • 4-H theater camp for high schoolers still has openings
  • Order your ISU calendars in time for the academic year
  • Speakers sought for August workshop on sustainable urban systems

Around campus
ISU scientists help plan animal genomics priorities
ISU animal scientists helped form a blueprint to guide the next decade of animal genomics research. The recently released document outlines research priorities that will help livestock producers meet the protein needs of a growing global population.

Messages vary as women, men consider sterilization
There are stark differences in the information provided and conversations doctors have with women and men about elective sterilization. Research by an Iowa State undergraduate analyzed the influence of gender and how doctors and patients can improve these conversations.

One-time boost keeps LAS students on track
Success grants offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences provide one-time awards -- along with personalized guidance and planning -- to keep students on track in face of financial emergencies.

  • Duane Reeves, director of accounts receivable, to assistant vice president for specialty business services and cultural arts, effective June 3
  • Tammy Hansen, associate director of accounts receivable, to interim director, effective June 3
Open houses and receptions
This week
  • 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, Patty Prouty, student wellness, May 31 (no public event)
  • Retirement, Denise Wood, civil, construction and environmental engineering, May 31 (no public event)
Next week
  • 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)
  • Open house, ISU Dairy Farm, June 14 (7 a.m.-noon, 52470 260th St.)
  • Retirement, Diana Madsen, ISU Foundation, June 14 (3-4:30 p.m., ISU Foundation office, 2505 University Blvd.)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Upcoming seminars and conferences
Arts and events
Find hidden heroes in conservatory exhibit
Inspired by the "Where's Waldo?" search-and-find game, a new exhibit in the Reiman Gardens conservatory highlights eight ecology superstars.

Athletics equipment sale is June 1
The athletics department will host its annual equipment sale Saturday, June 1 (8 a.m.-noon, Sukup End Zone Club, Jack Trice Stadium). Shoppers may begin lining up at 6 a.m. outside Gate 3. Payment by credit/debit card is preferred; one checkout line will accept cash but no checks will be accepted. No bags, purses, food or drink are allowed. Items are priced from $5 to $400 and include football helmets (cardinal, cardinal chrome, black, white); football jerseys from the 2017 and 2018 seasons; basketball, soccer and softball jerseys; and other clothing and footwear items.

Take a look: Art in Parks Library
To introduce the expanded "Art in Parks" collection to the campus community, Library dean Beth McNeil and University Museums educator Lilah Anderson will lead an art walk Monday, June 3 (noon-1 p.m., meet in the library lobby). The additions -- paintings, prints and photographs both newly acquired and from the museums' permanent collection -- include the "Faces of Iowa State" series by Maquoketa artist Rose Frantzen and works by 11 more contemporary women artists. Those unable to join the walk are invited to view the collection during library hours.

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

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