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Dec. 5, 2019
Inside news
At the public science fair, ISU students will interact with middle schoolers in short presentations on science topics in their fields. Saturday's event at the Ames Public Library could become a common practice of ISUComm's advanced communication courses.

The university's bronze sculpture of Jack Trice was installed north of Beardshear Hall last week. You're invited to a Dec. 5 (indoor) reception to mark its return to central campus.

A quick look at what university and state Board of Regents policies say about accepting -- or exchanging -- gifts, year-round.

An annual community dinner held before Thanksgiving, a growing tradition that drew more than 450 this year, makes the break week a little less solitary for students still on campus.

Here are five things to know if you're getting relentless robocalls at the office.
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Help identify which Workday job aids need an update
  • Registration opens for P&S professional development conference
  • Forestry club tree sale continues through Dec. 15
  • Fall commencement program is on the ISU alumni app
  • Parks Library is open 24/7 Dec. 8-19
  • Register for Jan. 7-8 Project LEA/RN workshop
  • Deadline extended for Miller faculty fellowship proposals
  • Honors students poster reception is Dec. 11
  • Classrooms designated for evening study during dead week
  • Volunteers sought for Science Bowl competitions
  • Poinsettia sale is Dec. 4-7
  • Art Mart in the MU is Dec. 5-7
  • Santa will host two breakfasts in the garden Dec. 14
Around campus
University Library announced an agreement in principle with Oxford University Press this week, marking Iowa State's largest open access agreement to date. The deal would include access to more than 300 journals with an open access publishing option and more than 60 fully open access journals.

Six ISU faculty members are among the American Association for the Advancement of Science's 2019 class of elected fellows.

An ISU student recently had his sixth book published, but it is the first picked up by a publishing company. The book is a historical fiction novel set in World War I. 

An Ames Lab team is researching a leap forward in efficient refrigeration affordability, a technology that could have an impact similar to the move to LED lighting.
Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Reception, relocation of Jack Trice statue to central campus, Dec. 5 (1-2:30 p.m., program at 1:30 p.m., ground floor atrium, Beardshear Hall)
  • Reception, for term faculty, Dec. 5 (5-7 p.m., Reiman Gardens)
  • Open house, Winterfest, Dec. 6 (3-6 p.m., The Knoll)
  • Open house, Yuletide, Farm House Museum, Dec. 7 (noon-4 p.m.)

Next week
  • Retirement, Pat Walsh, human development and family studies, Dec. 9 (1-3 p.m., program at 1:30 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
  • Reception, Honors students poster presentation, Dec. 11 (3-5 p.m., MU Great Hall)

  • Retirement, Denise Bjelland, global programs, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Dec. 18 (2-4 p.m., 0111 Curtiss), share messages, memories or photos online
  • Farewell, Kate Bruns, alumni association, Dec. 20 (no public event)
  • Retirement, Paul Craig, utility services, facilities planning and management, Dec. 31 (no public event)
  • Retirement, Sandy Sparrow, custodial services, facilities planning and management, Jan. 2, 2020 (no public event)
  • Retirement, Paula Voga, accounts receivable office, Jan. 2, 2020 (no public event)
Seminars and conferences
Arts and events
ISU Theatre's production of "Anon(ymous)" revisits "The Odyssey" through the lens of a young refugee in search of his mother. The show's two-week run opens Dec. 6 at Fisher Theater.

Seasonal beverage sampling, a clothing and food drive, evening carriage rides, hot chocolate at the Knoll, cookie decorating and a short tree lighting ceremony are some of the free events to enjoy during WinterFest Friday, Dec. 6 (4-10 p.m., various locations). Tickets for comedian Jay Pharoah's 8 p.m. show in the Memorial Union Great Hall are $12 with faculty/staff or student ID.

CyHawk series continues Dec. 11
The intrastate athletic competition between Iowa State and the University of Iowa continues with women's basketball Wednesday, Dec. 11 (7 p.m.), men's basketball the next night (7 p.m.), both at Hilton Coliseum, and swimming on Friday, Dec. 13 (6 p.m., Beyer pool). Women's basketball tickets are $12 for adult reserved and $10 for general admission (youth $6 reserved, $5 general admission). Men's resale tickets are available, and admission is free to the swim meet.
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