Inside Iowa State for faculty and staff
Nov. 10, 2022
Inside news
Sixty sheepdogs will compete this weekend in the Cyclone Acres Sheepdog Trial at the Sheep Teaching Farm (3601 520th Ave.). Competition runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday with dogs judged on several skills sheep farmers need. Admission is free and concessions will be available.

A new Iowa State campaign this fall, "Boss Your Toss," is about being an efficient, better informed recycler. Here are a few tips to help.

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching director Sara Marcketti provides an update on the center's restructuring, which includes developing and staffing a single virtual education program for the university. Marcketti also will present at the Nov. 15 Faculty Senate meeting.

Readying equipment, stocking supplies and clearing roads and sidewalks is a 12-month endeavor for the 40-plus workers who rise early and stay late when winter weather arrives.

Drop off your donations by Nov. 18 at one of six campus locations. The goal is one ton of food items for the student-serving food pantry in Beyer Hall.

The survey data will inform a comprehensive plan to help Ames become a community where walking, biking and rolling are safer, better marked and more pleasant. Anyone who lives or works in Ames is invited to complete it.
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Wi-Fi updates increase connectivity in high-use areas
  • On Veterans Day, honor all who served
  • Reminder: Complete the benefits survey by Nov. 15
  • Second half-day flu shot clinic is Nov. 11
  • Complete the CELT survey, Reflections and Looking Forward
  • CyMail, Google calendar data erasure begins next week
  • VPN name is changed to Secure Client
  • Faculty, staff enjoy half price tickets to weekday women's basketball games 
  • Volunteers sought to staff food pantry during exam and break weeks
  • Roundtable event will assemble climate-smart research teams
  • Reminder: Your input needed to measure WorkCyte project awareness
  • Science Bowl volunteers needed for winter events
  • Poinsettia sale preorders close on Nov. 18
  • Tickets on sale for Reiman Gardens' holiday light show
Around campus
A one-time award presented to 32 ISU Extension and Outreach staff recognizes their innovative work to help Iowans navigate the effects of a pandemic, including economic and emotional challenges, all while maintaining their regular programming.

Iowa State is one of three universities to receive an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University Award from the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities. It's the fourth time since 2017 that ISU has been honored in one of the award's three categories.

Geological and atmospheric sciences associate professor Yuyu Zhou co-authored a study that used satellite mapping to measure the height of built-up infrastructure in urban areas across the globe. It could improve projections of energy use and emissions and inform city planning and economic development efforts. It also showed a vast disparity in infrastructure per capita between Global South and Global North.
Open houses and retirements
This week
  • Open house, ISU Book Store, customer appreciation day, Nov. 10 (3-6 p.m., Memorial Union)

Next week
  • Open house, Boss Your Toss recycling campaign, Nov. 15 (10 a.m.-2 p.m., Parks Library south lawn)
  • 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 Memorial Union), RSVP requested

  • Retirement, Linda Galvin, landscape architecture, Dec. 2 (no public event)

Employees, their colleagues or supervisors are invited to submit retirements and departures to University human resources doesn't provide them for publication.
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. 14, 2 p.m.
  • Nov. 17, 3 p.m.
Arts and events
Iowa State's Wind Ensemble, jazzONE, State Storm and the varsity marching band play an evening of music Friday, Nov. 11 (7:30 p.m., Stephens Auditorium). Tickets are $10 ($5 for seniors and students). 

The ninth-ranked Iowa State wrestling team will look to build on its 3-0 start to the season when it hosts California Baptist on Saturday, Nov. 12 (8 p.m., Hilton Coliseum). Tickets (adults $10, high school and younger $5) are available.

ISU Theatre presents four performances of "Night of the Living Dead! The Musical" Nov. 10-13 in Fisher Theater. The play contains adult language. Tickets are $25 (free for ISU students).
Learning opportunities
Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) programming

University human resources programming
  • Virtual workshop, Behavior-based Interviewing, for employees who interview candidates as part of the recruiting process, Nov. 15 (10 a.m.-noon via Zoom), register via Learn@ISU
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