Inside Iowa State for faculty and staff
Nov. 3, 2022
Inside news
Faculty and staff walk to work -- rain, snow or shine -- for a variety of reasons and benefits. For some, it's a way to decompress after the day, for others it's a chance to be outside and enjoy their neighborhood. Inside talked to a few of them about their commute to the office.

Eighty years of rain, ice and wind have eroded the limestone surfaces on Christian Petersen's Fountain of the Four Seasons sculpture on the Memorial Union lawn. University museums will have a replica carved while it's still possible to recreate detail from the originals.

Campus visits are taking place this week and include a forum with division employees.

A short awareness survey will help the WorkCyte Phase II project team identify where to focus communication and training efforts in the near future. All employees are asked to complete it.

Two proposed renovation projects at the Memorial Union, totaling about $6.5 million, would modernize the second-floor space near the Col. Pride Lounge and third floor office space between the bookstore and parking ramp, the latter creating homes for two student service units not currently in the building.
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Faculty applicants sought for Hispanic/Latino student success post
  • Lunch and learn summarizes entrepreneurial resources
  • November is Native American Heritage Month
  • Shop from winter wish list for STORIES students
  • Alumni, friends honored at Friday afternoon ceremony
  • Daylight saving time ends Sunday
  • Half-day flu shot clinic is Nov. 3
  • Iowa Staters, meet Iowa Stater
  • You're invited: Cider social with student engagement staff
  • Club's snowblower service set for Nov. 11-12
  • STEM camp for grades 2-5 is Nov. 15
  • Iowa State finds success with Chicago scholars program
  • Memorial service for faculty member Ken Stalder is Oct. 31
Around campus
Economics assistant professor Gary Lyn explains how shifts in trade, migration and job options over the next 100 years will play a big role in how states and countries adapt to climate change. Migration will shift from the south to the Upper Midwest and Northeast.

Iowa State researchers have launched a company that's manufacturing a soy-based additive that extends the life of asphalt pavements and allows contractors to use more recycled asphalt in pavements.
Open houses and receptions
  • Open house, printing services, Nov. 15 (noon-3 p.m., Printing & Publications Building), RSVP requested
  • Latte and Learn, for faculty and staff, ISU Alumni Association's new Iowa Stater magazine, Nov. 17 (8 a.m., 3580 MU), registration requested
  • Cider Social open house, student engagement office, Nov. 17 (2-4:30 p.m., 1560 MU, across from Panda Express), RSVP requested
Seminars and conferences
Open forums
All forums are in 202 Carver and livestreamed. Candidates will be named one business day before their forum. A feedback form is on the search website.
  • Nov. 3, 3 p.m., Jeffrey Hyde, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Nov. 14, 2 p.m.
  • Nov. 17, 3 p.m.
Arts and events
During a public program Friday, Nov. 4 (4 p.m., Jacobson Athletic Building), university leaders and relatives of Jack Trice will dedicate a public art installation honoring the former student and athlete. City leaders will read a proclamation and officially rename a section of South Fourth Street as Jack Trice Way. The commemoration features a year of events to honor Trice and marks the centennial of his death in 1923 from football injuries. Friday's weather forecast has moved this event indoors.

ExCYtement in the Streets, featuring the final round of the student talent competition, has been moved to Thursday evening (4:30-6:30 p.m.). Friday holds the annual homecoming honors and awards ceremony (1:30 p.m., Stephens Auditorium) and evening pep rally and celebration at the Alumni Center. Saturday includes tailgating before the 2:30 p.m. football game. It's all part of homecoming 2022.

The university will honor five fallen veterans, including two brothers from Ames, who attended Iowa State and served during World War II, the Korean War or the Vietnam War. The public ceremony begins at 3:15 p.m. Monday in the MU Great Hall.

ISU Theatre's latest production tells the story of three couples facing a mob of strange and bloodthirsty creatures in an abandoned house in "Night of the Living Dead! The Musical!" Four performances (Nov. 10-12, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 13, 2 p.m.) in Fisher Theater are more goofy than gory. General admission tickets ($25 for adults, free for Iowa State students and youth) are available online.
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