Inside Iowa State for faculty and staff
Feb. 20, 2020
Inside news
President Wendy Wintersteen and the senior vice presidents approved a two-step process that provides time between classification and pay grade assignments. The goal is to complete both for all P&S staff by May 31.

The new policy, which permits chalking on many campus sidewalks "to announce programs, promote events, exchange opinions, share messages and otherwise express ideas," applies to students, employees, affiliates and visitors.

Emergency scholarships help students who are dealing with one-time issues causing significant financial stress. The goal is to keep them in school and on track to graduate.

In addition to the primary Food Sciences Building location, student-operated food pantries in the two apartment communities, Schilletter-University Village and Frederiksen Court, offer convenient service to students in need.

The confidential survey, open through Feb. 28, gauges perceptions about the use, quantity and quality of Iowa State's facilities and spaces. The results will be used in developing a strategic facilities plan.
The following announcements were added this week:
  • CyRide seeks input on proposed changes to blue, peach routes
  • Irish 'after hours' at Reiman Gardens is March 13
  • Funeral for former faculty member Jeff Berger is March 16
  • Ron White comedy tickets go on sale Feb. 21
  • Ivy Women in Business Awards ceremony is March 25
Around campus
ISU researchers are helping Iowa communities identify data-based solutions to significant issues. Land-grant universities are working to expand the Data Science for Public Good program.

A fingerprint can show who touched an object but not when, at least not yet. A group of chemists believe they're on the path to developing a fingerprint-aging technique that could be beneficial in criminal investigations.

A farmer-owned cooperative headquartered in Fort Dodge will donate $350,000 to Iowa State's feed mill and grain science complex, a $21.2 million facility expected to open in summer 2021.
Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Reception, "The Good Sport" exhibit, Feb. 20 (5-7 p.m., Design on Main gallery, 203 Main St.), talk by artist Rachel Merrill at 6 p.m.
  • Farewell, Maddie Burkhardt, office of the senior vice president for operations and finance, Feb. 21 (1-3 p.m., 3150 Beardshear)

Next week
  • Retirement, Judy Strand, Graduate College, Feb. 26 (3-5 p.m., program at 3:30 p.m., MU Cardinal Room)
  • Retirement, Blue Maas, veterinary pathology, Feb. 27 (3:30-4:30 p.m., 2768 Vet Med, department conference room)

  • Reception, naming of Simon Estes Music Hall, March 4 (6-7 p.m., preceded by program at 5 p.m., Music Hall)
  • Retirement, Cindy (Stuve) Hopton, Community and Economic Development administration, Extension and Outreach, March 6 (no public event)
  • Retirement, Ann Doty, retirement benefits, university human resources, March 10 (2-4 p.m., 3150 Beardshear)
Seminars and conferences
Arts and events
Shining a light on student musicians
The ISU Symphony Orchestra will showcase some of its talented student musicians during the annual Concert of Soloists Friday, Feb. 21 (7:30 p.m., Tye Recital Hall, Music Hall). Tickets are $5 at the door.

Live Green will host its 11th annual Symposium on Sustainability next week, a two-night event featuring a keynote address by renowned environmental activist Erin Brockovich.
Professional development
Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) programming
Register via Learn@ISU  

Center for Communication Excellence programming
Seminar series, Developing Successful Job Application Materials, register online

Workshop series, Writing the Literature Review, register online
Previous Inside coverage
About us
Inside Update is published Thursday mornings by Strategic Relations and Communications. Questions may be directed to 515-294-7065.