Inside Iowa State for faculty and staff
Oct. 6, 2022
Inside news
Over the next year, Iowa State will commemorate Jack Trice, the university's first Black athlete who aspired to use his education to help Black farmers in the South. Trice was a student of animal husbandry and a member of the Cyclone football and track and field teams.

Options across campus to support neurodiversity -- differences between how two individuals' brains function and process information -- are on the rise. Student accessibility services offers a neurodiversity support program, the library is modifying study spaces and instructors benefit all students with a commitment to universal design.

The first "Cardinal and Goal'd" tailgate begins three hours before kickoff Saturday on the south lawn of the Alumni Center. It will feature tailgate staples like food and games -- but without alcohol and other substances. It's open to students, faculty, staff and Iowa State football fans.
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Payroll office is moving upstairs at Admin Services Building
  • WorkCyte readiness workshops will begin Oct. 19
  • A few ways to be involved in Homecoming '23
  • Save the date: ISCORE 2023 is March 3
  • Regional pest management center moves to Iowa State
  • Reminder: CyMail is done; email, calendar functions are in Outlook
  • Alumni awards have Dec. 1 nomination deadline
  • cyBuy Supplier Show is Oct. 13
  • Bridging STEM and games at Game2Work event Oct. 27
  • Developing the next Norman Borlaug
Around campus
Employees have the opportunity to receive a free flu shot on campus, weekdays through Oct. 14.

ISU researchers and community partners received a $1 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and will be the first to evaluate a walking program's potential for reducing the risk and incidence of falling. Falling is the leading cause of injury among people 65 years and older.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture awarded more than $1.8 million to support the work of the Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative led by Iowa State. The latest funds provide larger seed grants to further expand the impact and reach the initiative achieved in the past two years.

US Cellular completed a project last month to improve cellphone service around Jack Trice Stadium for its customers.
  • Erin Olson-Douglas, development services department, City of Des Moines, to associate dean for extension and outreach, College of Design, and program director for ISU Extension and Outreach Community and Economic Development, effective Nov. 8
  • Rose Wilbanks, office of the senior vice president for student affairs, Oct. 25 (come and go 10:30 a.m.-noon, remarks at 11 a.m., 3560 Memorial Union)
Seminars and conferences
  • 22nd annual Iowa Organic Conference, "Building Resiliency Through Biodiversity and Conservation in Organic Farming," Nov. 20-21, Iowa Memorial Union, Iowa City, registration $100 through Nov. 10
  • Inaugural ISU Health and Wellness Symposium, for staff, faculty and students, Feb. 3, 2023 (10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Memorial Union)
Arts and events
ISU Theatre's first production of the season is "Polaroid Stories" in Fisher Theater. The play (7:30 p.m. Oct. 6-8, 2 p.m. Oct. 9) blends Roman mythology and real life stories told by street kids. General admission tickets are $20 for adults and free for Iowa State students and youth.

Candidates schedule town hall slots
As part of the lectures program's open-invitation campaign town hall series in the Memorial Union, two candidates in statewide contests will respond to audience questions in the next week:

The Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship will host the fall installment of its Startup Pitch competition for students Oct. 10-11 (preliminary rounds) and Oct. 13 (finale) in the Student Innovation Center (3-5 p.m. each day). In a 90-second pitch, students compete for cash prizes in one of two categories, new idea or existing business idea.
Learning opportunities
Provost office programming
  • Virtual workshop, Preparing Effective Award Nominations, with Kirsten Abel, faculty honors and awards coordinator; Sara Marcketti, apparel, events and hospitality management; Richard Martin, biomedical sciences; and Javier Vela-Becerra, chemistry, Oct. 13 (10-11:30 a.m., via Zoom), register to receive the link

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) programming

ISCORE/NCORE Office programming
ISCORE to Action series, view and discuss NCORE webinars, seating for in-person sessions is first come, first served
  • The Forgotten Constituency: Engaging Staff in Campus DEI Initiatives, Oct. 7 (1-3 p.m., 3534 MU)
  • Discovering Common Ground Across Differences: An Innovative Course on Facilitating Difficult Discussions, Nov. 4 (1-3 p.m., via Zoom), register 
  • Behind the Masks: Uncovering Assumptions, Biases and Stereotypes, Dec. 2 (1-3 p.m., 3512 MU)

University library programming
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