Inside Iowa State for faculty and staff
April 21, 2022
Inside news
Senior leaders announced today Iowa State has concluded its 64-year membership in the Association of American Universities.

Carl Wells comes to Iowa State with more than 20 years of experience in roles focused on equal opportunity, civil rights, affirmative action, Title IX, diversity and inclusion at the University of South Carolina.

All seven colleges are represented on the promotions list for 2022-23, with Liberal Arts and Sciences faculty accounting for 50% of the promotions.

President Wendy Wintersteen thanked the Faculty Senate for its efforts this year and praised the work of faculty. Senior vice president and provost Jonathan Wickert summarized the success of the inaugural Admitted Student Day.

Iowa State will align the units primarily responsible for risk management and mitigation, including the office of university counsel, department of public safety, office of risk management, and environmental health and safety, effective May 1.

A change to the University Library extended loan policy means items checked out for three years must be returned or renewed by bringing them to the building.
The following announcements were added this week:
  • COVID-19: By the numbers
  • ISU soccer sets camp schedule
  • View Iowa State's episode of "The College Tour"
  • Applications due May 23 for Regents Innovation Fund
  • United Way food drive is April 25-May 5
  • New ombuds is on the job
  • Arrange for reserve library materials for summer, fall
  • You're invited: Distinguished Awards program is April 29
  • Inside Iowa State shares summer schedule
  • Help the library on its website redesign
  • Life celebration for former faculty member Joanna Courteu is April 30
  • Several pandemic-related programs expire this summer
  • Recycle electronics on April 26
Around campus
The Small Business Development Center and Center for Industrial Research and Service allow small businesses and entrepreneurs to find success by providing guidance without a big price tag. Read the latest in the Innovation at Work series from ISU news service.
Senior Natalia Ríos Martínez is one of 58 undergraduates nationwide named a 2022 Truman Scholar. The scholarship, up to $30,000 for graduate study, is the premier graduate fellowship in the U.S. for those pursuing careers as public service leaders.

An ISU Ph.D. candidate's study found that drinking red and white wine has health benefits, while drinking beer and spirits is linked to elevated levels of visceral fat. That fat can lead to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and other health complications, according to an essay in The Conversation.
  • Amy Tetmeyer, Wells Fargo, Des Moines, to university controller, division of operations and finance, effective May 2  
  • Robert Brown, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering and Gary and Donna Hoover Chair in Mechanical Engineering, and Lisa Schulte Moore, professor of natural resource ecology and management, to co-directors of Bioeconomy Institute
  • Amani Elobeid, teaching professor of economics, to Ron and Lynn Deiter Endowed Chair for Sustaining Excellence in Agricultural Business
Next week
  • Vern Schaefer and Chuck Jahren, civil, construction and environmental engineering, April 27 (11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m., remarks at 12:15 p.m., Campanile Room, MU)
  • Donna Donald, education extension, Human Sciences Extension and Outreach, April 27 (2:45-4 p.m., comments at 3:15 p.m., second floor lobby, Scheman Building), instructions for keepsake book

  • Sarah Nusser, statistics and former vice president for research, May 2 (3:30-5:30 p.m., Speer Room, Reiman Gardens), retirement was in June 2021
  • Leonard Bond, aerospace engineering and Center for Nondestructive Evaluation, May 3 (3-4 p.m., 1235 Howe), retiring June 30
  • Cynthia Feller, HR service delivery (president's units, enrollment management, IT services and Student Innovation Center), May 4 (no public event), post well wishes on her Kudoboard
  • Mark Honeyman, dean's office, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, May 6 (open house 11:45 a.m.-2 p.m., Harl Commons, Curtiss Hall)
  • Brenda Behling and Julie Johnston, office of the senior vice president and provost, May 6 (3-5 p.m., remarks at 3:30 p.m., first floor rotunda, Beardshear Hall)

Employees, their colleagues or supervisors are invited to submit retirements and departures to University human resources doesn't provide them for publication.
Arts and events
Reiman Gardens will remain open through 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday this week and next to give visitors additional time to enjoy the tulips and other spring blossoms. The conservatory and gift shop will be open until 7:30 p.m.; the butterfly wing will close as usual at 4:30 p.m. Normal admission prices apply.

Live Green will host its annual celebration of Earth Day on April 22 (10 a.m.-2 p.m., south of Parks Library), and events through the end of April offer more chances to keep the momentum going.
Learning opportunities
Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) programming
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