Inside Iowa State for faculty and staff
June 27, 2019
Inside news
ISU's Workday world starts next week
Find out what you should do and how to get help when Workday goes live July 1-2.

Your patience is appreciated
The WorkCyte team and university leaders are encouraging patience during the transition to Workday. Hundreds of Iowa Staters have been working on the system's launch in addition to their regular job duties.

Another round of classrooms set for tech upgrades this summer
Swapping out push buttons for touchscreens, crews will install modern audiovisual technology in 10 general university classrooms this summer.

Campus spots for coffee, lunch or dinner
Your usual coffee or sandwich stop may be shuttered for the summer, but plenty of campus food and beverage locations remain open. 

No 'Inside' next week
Inside Iowa State will not publish next week, July 4, on the national Independence Day holiday. The next IIS will post on Thursday, July 11.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Forums set for MU student activities director candidates
  • Volunteers pull nearly 800 pounds of trash from College Creek
  • Magician Criss Angel coming to Stephens Sept. 8
  • South MacKay entrance to close temporarily on July 1
  • Lost key fee increases to $30 on July 1
  • Reiman Gardens is open late July 3 for fireworks show

Around campus
Off-grid trip gives students ideas for new gear
After two weeks of backcountry camping and hiking -- but no showering -- members of an industrial design class are drawing from their experience to create off-grid gear.
Four approaches to moving past conversational gridlock
Craig Rood, assistant professor of English and author of a new book on how Americans talk about gun violence, offers four tips for improving discourse on divisive topics

  • Rich Tener, Evernote Corp., Redwood City, California, to director of information security for information technology services, effective June 3
Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Retirement, Bob Dodds, county services, ISU 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)
Next week
  • Retirement, Gloria Hill, Center for Biorenewable Chemicals, July 1 (no public event)
  • Retirement, Becky Johnson, economics, July 1 (no public event)
  • Retirement, Deb Schoelkoph, admissions, July 1 (1:30-3 p.m., 311 Enrollment Services Center)
  • Retirement, Mike Stecker, residence department, July 1 (2-4 p.m., 136 Union Drive Community Center)
  • Retirement, Steve Hoff, agricultural and biosystems engineering, July 2 (no public event)
  • Retirement, John McCarroll, university relations, July 2 (no public event)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Open forums
Forums will be held from 11 a.m. to noon in the Memorial Union Cardinal Room.
  • July 8, Randall Bogard, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green
  • July 10, Kristine Hefline, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff
  • July 11, Allen Womble, University of Illinois, Chicago
Arts and events
Des Moines festival includes College of Design artists
An integrated studio arts student and three recent College of Design graduates were selected as emerging Iowa artists in the 2019 Des Moines Arts Festival, June 28-30 in downtown's Western Gateway Park. Admission is free.

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

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