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Inside Iowa State for faculty and staff
July 2, 2020
Inside news
The online reporting process is confidential and ensures employees get the help they need. Self-reporting also is important to maintaining a healthy campus community.

A collection of fundamental signs for university facilities is the initial step of the Cyclones Care behavior messaging campaign. Offices should work with building supervisors to order signage for their spaces.

Dozens of temporary custodians will help clean and disinfect four priority areas more frequently during the COVID-19 pandemic. From August to mid-May, that will leave departments to clean their own office and administrative areas.

A few tips for P&S employees who learned their new job profile assignments last week and need to determine how accurately it fits their work.  

In its last meeting of the fiscal year, the P&S Council passed a motion that defines its antiracist efforts moving forward, and it received updates on fall planning and the classification/compensation project.

Lever-triggered paper towel dispensers going in restrooms across campus this summer are ADA-compliant and can be operated with an elbow or a sleeve-covered fist to reduce human touches on shared surfaces during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Around campus
The ISU police department received the Innovation in Community Policing Award from an international campus law enforcement association for its Engagement and Inclusion Officer Team, launched in 2016 to improve campus relationships and create a more inclusive campus.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the office of the VP for research has selected seven high-impact projects to receive institutional funding through a new seed program dedicated to addressing the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

Requests to post position vacancies will require approval from the respective president/senior VP (or delegate) through at least December.

Associate professor of statistics Lily Wang is leading a research team whose statistical models are helping the Center for Disease Control and Prevention track and predict COVID-19 deaths in the United States. 

A virtual exhibition providing state-level recognition to partially replace the loss of this year's Iowa State Fair will include 4-H exhibits, communication events and the Awardrobe clothing selection.  

An Iowa Century Farm donated by lifelong Pottawattamie County resident Barbara J. Green to the county's community foundation will provide approximately $75,000 to $100,000 annually for student scholarships in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
This week
  • Hazel Peterson, advising center, mechanical engineering, July 2

Next week
  • Konnie Willie-Kennicker, Ames Laboratory, July 6 (cards and emails may be sent to arrive by July 2)
  • Deb Cramer, office of risk management, July 10
Open forums
Senior vice president for student affairs finalists (3 of 4)
Online forums will be held 1-1:45 p.m. each day; forum links will be on the search website .
  • Candidate 2, July 2
  • Candidate 3, July 8
  • Candidate 4, July 9
Professional development
Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching programming
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