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Sept. 19, 2019
Inside news
Nusser to complete service as VPR next summer
Sarah Nusser, vice president for research since February 2014, said she will complete her service at the end of the fiscal year. A national search will launch this fall.

From boxes as bedding to dorm room bins, recycling efforts blossom
A variety of projects are in the works to help Iowa State meet its goal of eliminating landfill waste by 2025, including an innovative pilot project shredding recycled cardboard for use as animal bedding and the launch this fall of in-room recycling in every residence hall. 

Vehicle charging stations are open for personal use during the day 
Employees who commute to work in electric vehicles are welcome to use new charging stations in the transportation services lot during business hours.

'Netiquette' points out how little things make a big difference 
An etiquette and networking event helps students learn manners for formal dining and best impressions in social situations. 

Grants available for study abroad programs
ISU's Council on International Programs encourages faculty and staff to apply for grants (up to $6,000) to develop or expand study abroad opportunities. The deadline is Oct. 15.

Website memorializes ISU students
A new Cyclones Forever website includes a link to resource page for faculty and staff when a student dies.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Landscape design help sessions (appointment only) set for Oct. 6
  • Workday user labs planned for job management support
  • Dancing With the Stars tour will return to Stephens
  • Two more shows announced for Stephens Auditorium
  • Documentary film series complements U.S. Latino/a program anniversary

Around campus
Athletics, research park to partner on development study
The vision is to explore the potential of a multi-use district on the land between Jack Trice Stadium and Hilton Coliseum, relocating commuter and football game day parking to a new paved parking area east of University Boulevard. The Cushman & Wakefield consulting group will conduct the study.

First ISU caucus poll finds Warren leading
Sen. Elizabeth Warren leads the Democratic field of presidential candidates in a new Iowa State University/Civiqs poll. Warren was the top choice of 24% of likely Iowa caucus-goers. Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders were tied in second place with 16% each.
Teaching computers to diagnosis soybean stress
Machine learning could lead to automated processes that would allow soybean producers to diagnose crop stresses more efficiently. A multidisciplinary Iowa State team recently received a grant to develop the technology.

Work to start on $21.2 million grain science facility
Iowa State broke ground Sept. 13 on a $21.2 million feed mill and grain science complex southwest of the intersection of U.S. Highway 30 and State Avenue. The complex will include a feed mill tower, feed milling and mixing structures, grain storage bins, warehouse and an educational building with classrooms.

Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Brunnier Art Museum reopening, "Beyond the Glass," Sept. 19 (7-9:30 p.m., Scheman Building)
Next week
  • Reception, "Following the Trail of a Bird Watching Road Trip" exhibit, Sept. 24 (7-8 p.m., Farwell T. Brown auditorium, Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave.)
  • Retirement, Nancy Guthrie, study abroad program, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Sept. 26 (3:30-5 p.m., program at 4 p.m., 302 Catt)
  • Reception, "Artists in Iowa: The First Century" exhibit opening, Sept. 27 (5-7 p.m., Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman)
  • Retirement, Craig Wirth, building maintenance, facilities planning and management, Oct. 1 (no public event)
  • Retirement, Jeanne Stewart, food science and human nutrition, Oct. 2 (2:30-4 p.m., program at 3:15 p.m., 2379 Food Sciences)
  • Reception and artist talk, Susan Chrysler White exhibit opening, Oct. 3 (4:30-6:30 p.m., Christian Petersen Art Museum, Morrill)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Upcoming seminars and conferences
Arts and events
'HERoic' season on tap for ISU Theatre
Women in the arts are central to this year's ISU Theatre programming, which includes six female-written productions, a symposium series and guest artists.

University awards ceremony is Sept. 23
More than 50 faculty and staff will be honored at the annual university awards ceremony Monday, Sept. 23 (3:30 p.m., MU Great Hall). A reception will follow in the South Ballroom.

Alumnus will give NASA research update
NASA chief technologist and ISU 1986 alumnus David Voracek will discuss NASA research, the Artemis lunar exploration program and the science missions during a public lecture Tuesday, Sept. 24 (6 p.m., Howe Hall auditorium). A meet-and-greet follows his talk. 

Local foods celebration is Sept. 25 on central campus
Enjoy educational displays, food samples, recipes developed by ISU dining chefs using local foods and locally grown and produced products during the fifth annual local foods festival Wednesday, Sept. 25 (9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., central campus). Many campus units and organizations collaborate to host this festival. Admission is free; some products are for sale.

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

Professional development
Provost office programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) programming
Register via Learn@ISU.
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