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Aug. 8, 2019
Inside news
New operating budget relies on reallocations
The state Board of Regents approved an Iowa State budget that includes $10.1 million in incremental revenue and $8.1 million in reallocations to cover priorities such as salary increases, faculty promotions and support for academic programs.

Brendan O'Brien is Iowa State's new director of the international students and scholars office, as of Aug. 1. He comes to Iowa State from Cornell University.

P&S Council considers strategic initiatives for 2019-20
The Professional and Scientific Council will focus on four broad priorities this year, if it approves a set of strategic initiatives members reviewed at their August meeting. The council also received an update on Workday and improved service delivery.

Center management moves to athletics department
As part of ongoing efforts to improve efficiency and productivity in university programs and services, management of the Iowa State Center was transferred from the division of operations and finance to the athletics department, effective Aug. 1.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Cyclone football sets season ticket record
  • Newest job aid provides background for Workday's compensation icon
  • Submit requests now for library fall course reserve
  • Single-event tickets for Stephens' season go on sale Aug. 13
  • Ask questions about Ames' proposed Healthy Life Center

Around campus
Morrill Road-Union Drive project should wrap up next week
Closed since July 8 to replace crumbling pavement, the intersection is on schedule to reopen Aug. 19.

Leading the way
Alumna Holly Prier has worked to improve and enhance the Emmetsburg Community Schools band program. The band director uses what she learned at Iowa State to educate and inspire her students.

Building facades that change with the wind
A research team headed by Alice Alipour, assistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, is working to transform building facades, making them "alive" engineered systems that can transform aerodynamically to protect against extreme winds.

Climate is changing too fast for species to adapt 
Many species are adapting to climate change, but those adaptations aren't occurring fast enough to guarantee their long-term survival, according to a recent study. An Iowa State biologist was on the international research team that analyzed 10,000 published scientific studies.

  • Jared Hohanshelt, assistant director of logistics and support services, to director of LSS, effective July 15
  • Andra Castle, administrative assistant at the Margaret Sloss Center for Women and Gender Equity, to center assistant director, effective Aug. 1
  • Namrata Vaswani, professor of electrical and computer engineering, Paul Durbin, professor of aerospace engineering, and Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, professor of mechanical engineering, to the Joseph C. and Elizabeth A. Anderlik Professorship in Engineering
  • Jeff Iles, horticulture department chair; and Ruth MacDonald, food science and human nutrition department chair, reappointed as department chairs
Open houses and receptions
Next week
  • Retirement, Paula Curran, graphic design, Aug. 12 (4-6 p.m., College of Design atrium)
  • Retirement, Mary Lynn Hance, custodial services Team 7, facilities planning and management, Aug. 22 (10 a.m.-noon, 18-19 Physics)
  • Retirement, Anita Rollins, Science Bound program, School of Education, Aug. 23 (2:30-4:30 p.m., program at 3 p.m., Hall Hall atrium)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Upcoming seminars and conferences
Arts and events
Heading to the state fair? Catch up with these Cyclones
Iowa's state fair opens Aug. 8 and runs through Sunday, Aug. 18, on Des Moines' east side. Iowa State will have a large presence at the fair, in numerous locations. Student entrepreneurs from every college will pitch products or services daily at ISU's main exhibit in the Varied Industries Building. Animal science faculty and staff also have jobs at the fair. College deans Dan Grooms (Veterinary Medicine) and Dan Robison (Agriculture and Life Sciences) are scheduled celebrity participants in the Governor's Charity Steer Show Saturday, Aug. 10 (4 p.m., Pioneer Livestock Pavilion). Read up before you head out.

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

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