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Oct. 17, 2019
Inside news
Enrollment management units will move to academic division
The move of three units -- admissions, financial aid and registrar -- aligns Iowa State's organizational structure with best practices at most of its peer institutions and Iowa's other regent universities.

Nusser shares new research priorities with Faculty Senate
Senators learned about ways the research landscape is changing locally and around the world. They also received an update on improved service delivery and passed a resolution in support of the University Library's journal negotiations.

Voluntary supplement to long-term disability insurance now available
Iowa State employees can now take advantage of a group discount to purchase voluntary individual disability income insurance to supplement their ISU-provided long-term disability coverage.

ISU students participate in national campus climate survey
Among respondents in the survey on sexual assault and misconduct, 16.5% of ISU female victims and virtually no male victims contacted a university or community resource about their experience. Inversely, more than 75% of students perceived it was very or extremely likely the university would take a report of sexual assault or misconduct seriously.

More news
The following announcements were added this week:
  • First-generation student celebration is Nov. 8
  • Where to get technical support for online course evals, Class Climate
  • You're invited: Homecoming 2019
  • Pay attention to deadlines on ISU job postings
  • Open enrollment for benefits begins Nov. 1 
  • Faculty and staff invited to assist at Oct. 21 transfer student event
  • Campus sustainability celebration is Oct. 18
  • Pedestrian-safety Donut Day returns Oct. 18 to Lincoln Way
  • Comedian Jay Pharoah to have December show at the MU
  • Certified drone pilot training to be offered on campus
  • Homecoming buttons are on sale at the bookstore
  • Open Access Week events at the library begin Oct. 21

Around campus
Young adults are not getting treatment for substance use disorders
An Iowa State researcher found that two in five young adults are dealing with a substance use disorder and not seeking help. Thirty-nine percent of college students and 44.5% of non-college peers reported a SUD in the past year.

Model of campanile and carillon to be unveiled Oct. 27
The idea and creation of the campanile and carillon model was a multidisciplinary, student-led effort to share an ISU icon with the rest of the state and world. After four years of work, it will be it will be part of a Oct. 27 performance, "Bells of Iowa State."

Survey: Three Design programs rank among top 25
Iowa State's landscape architecture, interior design and architecture programs are ranked among the top 25 in the U.S., according to the latest survey of practitioners by DesignIntelligence.

Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Retirement, Margie Tabor, facilities planning and management, Oct. 18 (2-4 p.m., atrium, Hach Hall)
Next week
  • Retirement, Connie Harris, Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship, Oct. 23 (3-5 p.m., atrium, Economic Development Core Facility, 1805 Collaboration Pl.)
  • Reception, "Women Who Create" SheTalks, Oct. 24 (4:30-6:30 p.m., Economic Development Core Facility, 1805 Collaboration Pl.)
  • Reception, "Connections and Intersections: People, Place and Time" ReACT exhibit opening, Oct. 29 (4-6 p.m., Christian Petersen Art Museum, Morrill)
  • Retirement, Cindy Howe, facilities planning and management, Nov. 1 (1-3 p.m., program at 2 p.m., 0162 General Services)
  • Open house, Digital Accessibility Lab, Nov. 6 (3-4:30 p.m., program at 3 p.m., 206 Durham Center)
Details about these events are on the university calendar.

Arts and events
Homecoming parade is Sunday afternoon
Homecoming week kicks off Sunday, Oct. 20, with a parade in downtown Ames, starting at 2 p.m. From city hall, the route heads east on Fifth Street, turns south on Douglas Avenue, and heads west on Main Street to Grand Avenue.

Pumpkins a-plenty at 'Spirits' celebration
Several hundred volunteers are stenciling and carving a thousand pumpkins this week in preparation for Reiman Gardens "Spirits in the Gardens" celebration Saturday, Oct. 19 (4-10:30 p.m.) and Sunday, Oct. 20 (4-9:30 p.m.). Admission is $6 (students and members $4, children under 2 years free).

A history lesson from George Washington
Fasten your seatbelts for a wild ride through history with ISU Theatre's musical production of "Chasing George Washington: A White House Adventure," opening Oct. 25.

Pollard to give an update on athletics department
Athletics director Jamie Pollard will discuss "The State of Iowa State Athletics" during a public forum Thursday, Oct. 24 (2-3 p.m., Reiman Ballroom, Alumni Center) hosted by the ISU Retirees Association. It's free, and the public is welcome. Pollard's talk will be preceded by refreshments at 1:30 p.m.

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

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