Inside Iowa State for faculty and staff
Sept. 9, 2021
Inside news
Nearly 60% of Iowa State's 30,708 students this fall are enrolled in a STEM field.

Iowa State's proposed request includes nearly $8.5 million in additional state operating support and multi-year commitments to two building projects. The state Board of Regents will meet Sept. 15-16 in Ames.

Five questions with associate professor of architecture Andrea Wheeler.

Five questions with Chris Johnsen, manager of the extension store and distribution center for ISU Extension and Outreach.

On the recreation fields east of Jack Trice Stadium Saturday, a 12-by-18-inch flag from their country of origin will honor each of the 2,977 victims who perished on the ground or in a plane when suicide terrorists commandeered four commercial jets Sept. 11, 2001.

The Growing Together Iowa project helps counties combat food insecurity by donating produce grown in community gardens to food pantries. Over the past five years, it donated 441,000 pounds of fresh produce.

The ceremony honoring 2021 recipients of university faculty and staff awards is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 25, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Plus, the Inside staff highlights a few campus community events this fall.
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Weekly update: COVID-19 data
  • Workday biannual feature updates are coming Sept. 11
  • Provost covers classroom, office questions in newest memo to faculty
  • Extension offers financial wellness courses to ISU employees
  • Constant named to technology association board of directors 
  • You're invited: Fire safety event is Sept. 15
  • Three members join biotechnology council
  • Memorial service for former faculty member David Block is Sept. 13
  • Campus vaccination clinics continue through September
  • Memorial Union's wedding expo is Sept. 26
Around campus
Interior design assistant professor Julie Irish has worked across the world to improve the lives of children and adults with disabilities through inclusive design. She went from designing bathrooms for royalty in Wales to instructing the next generation of designers at ISU.

For the sixth straight year, the majority of Iowa State's scholarly output in 2021 has been published as open-access research that's freely available to anyone. 

Veterans and current service members may experience many emotions related to the withdrawal of American service members and civilians from Afghanistan, but there are mental health resources available to help, said David Brown, behavioral health state specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach.
This week
  • Brian Larson, Engineering career services, Sept. 10
Arts and events
A ribbon cutting and grand opening of Sycamore Falls, the water-featured garden in the southwest corner of Reiman Gardens, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 15 (4-6 p.m.). Gardens staff will be present to answer questions about the project. Admission to the gardens is free that day from 3 to 6 p.m.

For the second time in three years, Iowa State will host ESPN's college football pregame show, College GameDay, ahead of the Cyclones' home game against Iowa. Iowa State is one of five campus sites that have hosted the program twice since 2019, joining Georgia, Clemson, Penn State and Minnesota. The three-hour show begins at 8 a.m. The sold-out 3:30 p.m. game will air on ABC TV.
Learning opportunities
Provost office programming 
  • Faculty development workshop, The Public Classroom, the current environment, academic freedom and freedom of speech, with university counsel Michael Norton, Sept. 27 (2-3:30 p.m., in person), register

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) programming

University library programming
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