Inside Iowa State for faculty and staff
Aug. 22, 2019
Inside news
Workday help is available for returning faculty
Training and resources are available for faculty who need to get up to speed on ISU's new finance, payroll and human resources system.

Roads will be open Monday morning
Multiple campus road projects, delayed by summer storms and underground surprises, are wrapping up this week. Crews are working long days to get adjacent sidewalks poured.

Extension committee shares proposals for new structure 
The two proposals are designed to reshape ISU Extension and Outreach to best serve Iowans. Extension employee feedback will help shape a final plan, to be shared Oct. 21. A new organizational structure would begin next July.

New content is focus in second year of Miller OER grants
In its second year, the Miller Open Education Mini-Grants program shifted even more of its focus to supporting faculty who are crafting original open educational resources.

Student, alumni businesses earn pitch-off awards
Thirteen innovative ideas earned students and alumni cash awards during a public pitch-off at the university's state fair exhibit. They emerged from 112 pitches over the first eight days of the fair.

Looking back at summer headlines
Workday officially launched, the Student Innovation Center is 75% complete and numerous Iowa Staters were named to new posts. Inside Iowa State had plenty to cover over the summer, so get caught up with some of the headlines.

Students required to take sexual assault prevention training
As part of Title IX requirements, all ISU students will take sexual assault prevention training this fall. It is administered in two parts in Canvas.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Employee wellness walk is Aug. 30
  • Cyclone Cinema announces fall films
  • Nominations due Sept. 27 for 2020 'impactful women' calendar
  • Nutcracker ballet auditions are Sept. 7
  • Second Cardinal Women cohort announced
  • We The Kings to perform in Great Hall next week
  • North commuters: Shared path through Somerset closed temporarily
Around campus
Change agent: Steven Herrnstadt
Steven Herrnstadt, University Professor of industrial design, begins his 39th year teaching in the College of Design next week. But nearly four decades in, he feels he is "just now ready to begin." Best known as a photographer, Herrnstadt's most recent passion is metalsmithing. He's often in his driveway, forging knives in 2,300-degree heat.

Light flashes show physicists the possibilities 
An ISU professor is working to access new states of matter that could lead to significant benefits in computing, communicating and data-storing technologies.

Alcohol use among women is on the rise
More women are drinking alcohol, but the amount and frequency vary by age, race and education.

Open houses and receptions
This week
  • 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., Hach Hall atrium)
  • Retirement, Kathy Petersen, civil, construction and environmental engineering, Sept. 4 (no public event)
  • Reception, "It Starts With Us: Civility and the 21st Century Land Grant Mission" ReACT exhibit opening, Sept. 4 (4-6 p.m., Christian Petersen Art Museum, Morrill Hall)
  • Retirement, Mark Murphy, Ames Laboratory, Sept. 5 (2-4 p.m., 301 Spedding)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.
Upcoming seminars and conferences
  • 2nd annual Greenlee Summit, "Communications and Civility in our Democracy," Sept. 5-6, $125 (ISU students free), register by Aug. 23
  • Academic Advising Summit, hosted by the University Academic Advising Council, Sept. 19 (8 a.m.-1 p.m., Reiman Gardens), free, register by Sept. 6
Open forums
  • Richard Gates, University of Illinois, Aug. 29 (1 p.m., 1204 Kildee)
Arts and events
A welcome back reminder
A list of college convocations and welcome events for faculty staff, plus a save-the-date for two university September traditions.

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