Inside Iowa State for faculty and staff
July 7, 2022
Inside news
Our summer student body includes 5,654 undergraduates, 2,583 graduate students and 166 fourth-year students in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program.

The timeline includes semifinalist and finalist interviews during the fall semester.

To minimize the impact on traffic, key pieces of the east gateway bridge section that passes over University Boulevard were installed during several night shifts.

Ahead of a decision on 2022-23 tuition rates later this month, here's a summary of state appropriations for Iowa State in the new fiscal year.
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Heads up: Annual city-university rummage sale is July 29-Aug. 6
  • FAQ addresses annual salary adjustments
  • Volunteers take nearly a half ton of trash out of College Creek
  • David Williamson will play Goldfinch Room concert on July 12
  • The MU's Workspace is open afternoons/evenings in July
  • Alumni association seeks nominations for its top awards
  • Reimbursement rate for personal vehicle use is going up
  • Private gift boosts extension's donation garden project
  • Garden donations sought this summer and fall for local food pantries
  • Des Moines' James Risewick appointed to regents' vacancy
Around campus
A summer project to replace the middle section of Farm House Lane on the east side of campus will result in a 21-foot-side road on which oncoming vehicles can safely pass.

Working with state transportation departments in Iowa and California, College of Engineering assistant dean for research Sri Sritharan is studying whether a sprayable form of ultra high-performance concrete could dramatically reduce the time it takes to build a bridge.

A national survey that assessed public acceptance of gene-edited foods found a person's likelihood of eating or avoiding them is driven primarily by their social values and how much they trust government, industry and environmental groups.

Iowa State has suspended the men's hockey club from competition for the 2022-23 academic year following an investigation into hazing allegations. In addition, the team must develop a comprehensive plan outlining team education, complete anti-hazing and alcohol and drug abuse training, and restructure as a traditional, student-led sports club.

William Gallus, professor of geological and atmospheric sciences, explained what causes a heat dome and why they can be dangerous, in an essay for The Conversation.
  • Dr. Karl Kraus, professor of veterinary clinical sciences, as the inaugural recipient of the Hoefle Professorship in Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery
  • Dr. Paul Plummer, professor of veterinary diagnostic and production animal medicine and the Anderson Chair in Veterinary Medicine, to associate dean of research and graduate studies in the College of Veterinary Medicine 
  • Michael Bailey, professor of history, as interim chair of the department of world languages and cultures, effective July 1
  • Eileen Canafax, ISU Child Care Center at Veterinary Medicine, to director of the Child Development Laboratory School, effective July 1
  • Lorraine Lanningham-Foster, interim chair of the department of food science and human nutrition, to chair, effective July 1
  • Alex Tuckness, professor and Whitaker-Lindgren Faculty Fellow in Political Science, to department chair, effective July 1
  • Sarah Merrifield, Charles City Foster Grandparent Program, to ISU Extension and Outreach director of Region 4 (Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Franklin, Mitchell and Worth counties), effective July 18
  • Jason Ross, Lloyd Anderson Endowed Professor in Physiology and associate chair of the department of animal science, to chair, effective Aug. 16
Arts and events
Reiman Gardens' 19th annual Garden Art Fair is Sunday, July 10 (10 a.m-4 p.m.). Returning and first-time participating artists will sell their nature- and garden-inspired works. Art fair goers pay normal garden admission (free for members and ISU students). The gardens are open until 6 p.m.

Country soloist Aaron Lewis, who's touring this year with The Stateliners as his backing band, will stop at Stephens Auditorium Friday, July 15, for an 8 p.m. concert. Tickets in the $42-$72 range still are available via Ticketmaster.
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