Inside Iowa State for faculty and staff
June 13, 2019
Inside news
Travel card use begins in July
Cousin to the university's purchasing card (P-card), the travel card will be used for hospitality and travel-related expenses. Training sessions for this new Visa card are available now.

Get hands-on Workday experience in user labs
Employees can experience Workday's navigation and perform live transactions during 30-minute user lab sessions now underway. Registration is required.

New ordering sites, pay option to debut for central stores and chemistry stores
Workday worktags and purchasing cards (P-cards) can be used to order items from the central stores and chemistry stores online catalogs that debut July 1. Departmental account number will not be accepted after June 18.

Working outdoors this summer?
Environmental health and safety staff offer tips for staying safe as the temperature and humidity climb.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Car-share vehicle gets new summer location
  • Deadlines ahead for finance, HR and grants work
  • Funding available for NASA-related research
  • Aug. 1 deadline set for alumni association awards
  • Vince Gill concert tickets go on sale June 14
  • Employee readiness survey responses due today
Around campus
ISU experts talk trade war impacts
Four supply chain experts from the Ivy College of Business talk about the possible consequences of the ongoing trade war with China.

Combining programs improves food security
A team of Iowa State economists found two major U.S. food assistance programs are complementary, not redundant. Participating in both programs increases food security by at least 2 percentage points and potentially as much as 24 percentage points.

Wet, cool planting seasons match climate change assessment
Wet and cool weather throughout May delayed planting and slowed the emergence of crops, conforming with trends predicted last year by a major federal climate assessment, according to an ISU agronomist who studies climate.

Open houses and receptions
This week
  • 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.)
Next week
  • Retirement, Mark Dobbe, logistics and support services, Central Stores, June 20 (1-3 p.m., 162 General Services Building)
  • Retirement, Linda Brinkmeyer, office of the VP for Extension and Outreach, June 21 (2:30-4 p.m., 2150 Beardshear)
  • Retirement, Carl Bern, agricultural and biosystems engineering, June 26 (1-3 p.m., program at 1 p.m., Biorenewables Complex atrium)
  • Retirement, Bob Dodds, county services, Extension and Outreach, June 27 (2:30-4 p.m., 3150 Beardshear)
  • Retirement, Debbie Bahr, Family Transitions Project, human development and family studies, June 28 (no public event)
  • Retirement, Vicki Kopecky, IT services, June 28 (no public event)
  • Retirement, Deb Schoelkoph, admissions, July 1 (1:30-3 p.m., 311 Enrollment Services Center)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Upcoming seminars and conferences
  • Greenlee Summit, "Communications and Civility in our Democracy," Sept. 5-6 (Scheman Building), $125
Arts and events
Lend a hand June 15
Volunteers are welcome at the annual College Creek cleanup, Saturday, June 15 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.). Free snacks and supplies will be provided to volunteers who help pick up trash in and around the waterway that runs through campus areas. Advance registration is requested.

See award-winning seed film
The 60-minute film, "Seeds! Diversity of Wonder," produced by Seed Science Center director Manjit Misra, will be screened Sunday, June 16 (6 p.m., Reiman Gardens). The film, produced as six 10-minute segments to make seed science accessible to a wide audience and inspire a new generation, debuted in March at the Environmental Film Festival in Washington, D.C. Last month, it won two Telly Awards. Admission is free.

Homegrown comedians to perform June 18
On the heels of a May 28 first show, a second batch of alumni from ISU's "Comedy College" will perform during a comedy and magic show Tuesday, June 18 (7:30 pm., doors open at 7 p.m., Celebrity Cafe, Stephens Auditorium). They'll be joined by magician/comedian Tom Burgoon. Tickets are $15 at the door; $10 online until 6 p.m. June 18.

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 programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
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