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Aug. 1, 2019
Inside news
What happens with Workday service requests
Requests sent to the general finance and human resources service delivery email addresses are automatically routed to the right place, quickly triaged and individually handled.

Karen Zunkel moved to her new position as executive director of institutional research on July 22. Previously, she held several positions in the provost's office.

Entrepreneur pitchers will go head-to-head at state fair exhibit
More than 150 ISU entrepreneurs -- 14 per day -- will pitch their ideas to visitors at the university's exhibit during the Iowa State Fair, Aug. 8-18. 

How the iconic alumni calendar comes together
The abundant beauty of Iowa State's campus probably helps make the alumni association's annual calendar one of the most common wall hangings in university offices. Here's a look at how 8,472 photos are reduced to 13.

P&S Council effort would connect colleagues with similar interests
An effort to offer interest groups for Iowa State employees is moving forward, with the aim to form the groups in the fall.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Summer undergraduate research symposium is Aug. 1
  • ISU building request added to Aug. 1 regents agenda
  • Leadership training series open for registration
  • Lab safety orientation for grad students scheduled this month
  • City is replacing traffic signal at Lincoln Way/Hyland Avenue
  • Newsboys United concert tickets go on sale Aug. 2

Around campus
New model shows how trees help cool houses
ISU researchers have developed a model to test how tree shade and air flow can improve indoor temperatures during the heat of Midwest summers.
Native concerns with Mount Rushmore
Mount Rushmore symbolizes freedom for many Americans, but it's more complicated for Native Americans. Christina Gish Hill, world languages and cultures, is part of a research team working with the National Park Service to document the significance of the Black Hills for Lakota, Cheyenne and Arapaho people in relationship to Mount Rushmore. 

Printing metal on anything, including a rose
Researchers led by Iowa State's Martin Thuo are using liquid-metal particles to print electronic lines and traces on rose petals, leaves, paper, gelatin -- all kinds of materials. The technology creates flexible electronics that could have many applications.

  • Jennifer Margrett, associate professor of human development and family studies, to interim associate dean for research and graduate education, College of Human Sciences, effective Aug. 1
  • Dana Rewaldt, associate director of the office of intellectual property and technology transfer/ISU Research Foundation, to interim director of OIPTT and president of ISU Research Foundation, effective Aug. 5
Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Retirement, Ron Kamps, central stores, Aug. 1 (no public event)
  • Retirement, Bill Cahill, controller's department, Aug. 2 (2:30-4 p.m., 1155 Administrative Services Building)
  • Farewell, Annette Hacker, news service, Aug. 2 (no public event)
Next week
  • Open house, art for rent, Memorial Union, Aug. 6 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.), Aug. 7 (10 a.m.-1 p.m.), browsing library, MU first floor
  • Retirement, Paula Curran, graphic design, Aug. 12 (4-6 p.m., College of Design atrium)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events
You're invited: Entrepreneurial showcase is Aug. 1
The 15 student teams in this summer's CYstarters entrepreneur accelerator program will present their product or service during a final showcase Thursday, Aug 1 (10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Economic Development Core Facility, ISU Research Park). The event is free and open to the public; online RSVPs are suggested. During the 11-week CYstarters, teams focused on a startup or business idea, receiving funding between $6,500 and $13,000, instruction on building a business, mentoring and accountability checks. 

An upgrade on a bulletin board
The Memorial Union's annual Art for Rent open house will be held Tuesday, Aug. 6 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) and Wednesday, Aug. 7 (10 a.m.-1 p.m.), in the browsing library on the first floor. Pieces may be rented for a half or full year, for home or office. Most rentals are in the range of $10-$25 per year, and patrons may take selected pieces with them. Proceeds support MU art programs.

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

Professional development
Center for Communication Excellence programming
Register online.
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