Inside Iowa State for faculty and staff
Nov. 21, 2019
Inside news
CELT added two faculty fellows this summer who are working to make connections that benefit individuals and the community.

A College of Human Sciences program for first-year students of color provides community connections and guidance on how to thrive.

Board members would consider attending campus forums on racism, state Board of Regents president tells students frustrated by perceived ineffectual responses on their campuses.

Reminders for employees ... because more winter weather is on the way.

No Inside next week
Inside Iowa State will not publish Thursday, Nov. 28, in observance of the national Thanksgiving holiday. The next edition is scheduled for Dec. 5.
The following announcements were added this week:
  • YWCA seeks Women of Achievement nominees
  • P&S CYtation Award nominations due Dec. 1
  • Learn@ISU site maintenance scheduled for Nov. 25
  • Reminder: CyThx nomination deadline is Nov. 30
  • Poinsettia pre-orders due Nov. 21; sale dates are Dec. 4-7
Around campus
The continued burning in the Amazon rainforest to clear land may have many consequences. In an essay for The Conversation, an ISU faculty member believes one of the biggest is the lost medicinal value that could come from the plants being removed.

ISU study finds that the money spent on advertising and strategies used by beer companies appear to impact underage drinking.

An Iowa-based software and data management company owned and run by an alumnus will donate $3 million toward the expansion of the Gerdin Business Building. The $28 million addition is scheduled for completion next fall.
  • Matt Frank, professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, to the John B. Slater Professorship in Sustainable Design and Manufacturing
  • Jo Min, associate professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, to the John B. Slater Fellowship in Sustainable Design and Manufacturing
Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Closing reception, "Rise" International Postcard Print Exchange and Silent Auction, Nov. 21 (5-6 p.m., Gallery 181, College of Design)
  • Holiday open house, Reiman Gardens gift shop, Nov. 23-25 (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily)

  • Retirement, Denis Biechler, plant services, residence department, Dec. 2 (1-3 p.m., 136 Union Drive Community Center)
  • Retirement, Vern Caruth, utility services, facilities planning and management, Dec. 2 (1-3 p.m., program at 2 p.m., 0162 General Services Building)
  • Retirement, Les Lawson, campus services, facilities planning and management, Dec. 4 (no public event)
  • Reception for term faculty, Dec. 5 (5-7 p.m., Reiman Gardens), RSVP by Dec. 2 via Learn@ISU
  • Open house, Winterfest, Dec. 6 (3-6 p.m., The Knoll)
  • Retirement, Pat Walsh, human development and family studies, Dec. 9 (1-3 p.m., 1009 LeBaron)
  • Farewell, Elena Karpova, apparel, merchandising and design, Dec. 9 (4-5:30 p.m., Tearoom, 23 MacKay), send farewell wishes to Karpova
  • Retirement, Robert Martin, agricultural education and studies, Dec. 10 (3-5:30 p.m., program at 4 p.m., MU South Ballroom), submit farewell wishes online
Arts and events
The RG Express holiday train exhibit in the Hughes Conservatory features an Iowa State-themed landscape created with natural materials. It opens Sunday, Nov. 24 (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.); garden admission rates apply. Reiman Gardens is closed Thanksgiving Day.

CyHawk challenge continues Sunday
The Cyclone and Hawkeye wrestling squads compete in their annual dual meet Sunday, Nov. 24 (2 p.m., Hilton Coliseum). Tickets are $25 ($15 youth). Cyclone fans are encouraged to don red for the afternoon.

Treat your holiday houseguests
If you're looking for more out-of-the-house options Thanksgiving weekend, the Cyclone women's basketball team hosts University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff Friday, Nov. 29 (6:30 p.m.) and University of New Orleans Sunday, Dec. 1 (1 p.m.). The Cyclone volleyball team is home against Texas Saturday, Nov. 30 (4 p.m.). Basketball tickets are $10-$12 (youth $5-$6); volleyball tickets are $5.
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