Inside Iowa State for faculty and staff
Sept. 26, 2019
Inside news
Flu shot clinic for university employees is Oct. 7-18
The clinic will be open Monday through Friday for two weeks (9 a.m.-4 p.m. in 205 TASF); no appointment is needed.

As workflow stabilizes, ISD's second phase turns to outreach and improvement
Now that the workflow is beginning to stabilize, phase II of ISD has begun. That includes additional training, strengthening relationships with units and departments, and leadership teams responding to campus feedback.

Library renovation improves technology, provides more study space
Collaboration rooms, new computers and plenty of comfortable seating options were part of a summer renovation at Parks Library that's been well received by students. 

Support extended to staff who assist with student worker HR 
Administrative staff who support supervisors who hire and manage student employees received some extra assistance this month in navigating their new role. 

Job alerts now available in Workday
Employees can set up notifications for campus job openings that match their interests.

Funding request to replace LeBaron Hall heads to the state
The proposed $55 million project relies on $30 million in state support over three years, $15 million in private gifts and $10 million in university funds. The new facility would provide modern classroom, lab and presentation spaces for nationally prominent programs in the College of Human Sciences. 

More hammock poles offer tree relief 
A dozen poles were installed this summer, giving students more tree-friendly hammocking options in popular campus locations.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Register now for Oct. 15 GIS earth observation event 
  • Fall textiles exhibit includes student, faculty and alumni work
  • Training for hiring managers focuses on interviewing candidates
  • Next Cyclone Central tailgate is Oct. 5
  • 2020-21 Miller Faculty Fellowship proposals due Dec. 9
  • Purchase four Cirque Mei tickets for $50
  • Learn about deaf culture and language in brown bag lunch series
  • Reminder: P&S conference proposals are due Oct. 4
  • Alumnus to present leadership lecture
  • cyBUY supplier show is Oct. 3
  • Register for lunch and learn with creator of #WhyIStayed

Around campus
Brunnier chandeliers complement Scheman architecture
Three chandeliers installed adjacent to the renovated Brunnier Art Museum are from a 1966 design first used in New York City's Metropolitan Opera House. University museums staff picked them to accentuate the architecture in that space.

More than a cup of joe
Iowa State researchers are using leftover coffee grounds to naturally add color to clothing. The hope is to find a sustainable alternative to the more than 2 million tons of chemicals and synthetic dyes used each year.

ISU engineers study how to keep ice off wind turbine blades
Studies have shown ice accumulation on turbine blades can reduce power production by up to 50%. An Iowa State research team is exploring ways to prevent or delay ice formation on the blades.

History of the computer begins at ISU
An essay for The Conversation recalls the first computer ever built by Iowa State professor John Vincent Atanasoff and graduate student Clifford Berry. 

  • Fred Lloyd, academic adviser in the mechanical engineering department, to assistant director of the Veterans Center, effective Sept. 30
Open houses and receptions
This week
  • 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)
Next week
  • Retirement, Connie Middleton, athletics, Sept. 30 (no public event)
  • Retirement, Robin Johnson, IT services, Oct. 1 (no public event)
  • 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)
  • Reception, "Rebellious Rendezvous" exhibit closing, Oct. 3 (6:30-8 p.m., preceded by talk with artist Kristin Nowlin at 6 p.m., 3228 Memorial Union)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Upcoming seminars and conferences
  • Everson Global Seed Symposium, Oct. 14-15 (Gateway Conference Center, 2100 Green Hills Dr.), free registration for ISU faculty, staff and students
Arts and events
Reception, symposium kick off Brunnier exhibit this weekend
Opening events are planned for the Brunnier Art Museum's "Artists in Iowa: The First Century" exhibit. A reception on Friday, Sept. 27 (5 p.m.) will be followed by a 6 p.m. talk led by guest curator and art historian Lea Rosson DeLong. A Saturday symposium (9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) will feature lectures and panel discussions with regional speakers. Symposium preregistration -- free and open to all -- is required. Boxed lunches are available ($18) and must be purchased in advance.

Monday Monologues return to Parks Library
Enjoy lunchtime performances in Parks Library's Grant Wood foyer on select Mondays this fall (12:15-12:45 p.m.). Curated by ISU community members, Monday Monologues feature poems, songs or plays on a variety of topics. The series resumes Sept. 30 with a glimpse of ISU's Climate Change Theatre Action, "Lighting the Way."

Campus fundraisers
Colleges and other campus units are hosting fundraising events this fall to help meet their United Way campaign goals. Inside staff will try to keep a current list of ways employees can participate -- and pick up some cool stuff along the way.

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

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