Inside Iowa State for faculty and staff
Jan. 5, 2023
Inside news
Shawn Norman joined Iowa State's leadership team Jan. 1 as senior vice president for operations and finance.

John Walters has called many great Cyclone moments on the gridiron and court during his 20 years of radio play-by-play.

A native of northeast Iowa and nationally recognized expert in agricultural and rural issues, Henderson will begin his Iowa State post on April 3. Reposted from Dec. 21.

Extension and Outreach's Carol Heaverlo has begun a three-year commitment with the president's office to support the university's strategic relations and communications priorities.

With the goal of reducing bias at the front end of the recruiting process, Iowa State has stopped inquiring about job seekers' criminal history in the online application form. Recruitment staff will assess responses to the question during a candidate's background check.

Members of the audiovisual experience team in IT Services are busy during winter break updating classroom technology across campus. Many of the projects, originally scheduled for last summer, were impacted by supply chain delays.
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Iowa State Online launched Jan. 3
  • ISU Dining announces new director
  • Registration opens for P&S professional development conference
  • SHOP seeks volunteers to operate during winter break
  • Suicide prevention training for employees is Jan. 12
  • Presenters sought for spring STEM conference for girls
Around campus
The new banner set still features a simple design, with updated photos, representing each of Iowa State's six Principles of Community: respect, purpose, cooperation, richness of diversity, freedom from discrimination, and honest and respectful expression of ideas.

In an essay for The Conversation, post-doc Carrie Ann Johnson summarizes women's use of whisper networks to warn others of sexual harassment, abuse or assault in the workplace when formal reporting does not work.

Economics professor John Winters and graduate student Kunwon Ahn found additional education benefits self-employed individuals, especially women, in high and low-to-medium growth industries. Overall, education boosts entrepreneurship in the U.S.

Professor of natural resource ecology and management Lisa Schulte Moore has established two funds in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences that support transdisciplinary research. She used money from her 2021 MacArthur Fellowship, crediting Iowa State's collaborative environment in part for her selection for the so-called genius award.

Climate simulations using a global climate model indicate an increase in the number and intensity of hurricanes in the continental North Atlantic. Assistant professor of geological and atmospheric sciences Christina Patricola was part of the team whose findings recently were published.
Arts and events
Top-15 showdown at Hilton
The fifth-ranked Iowa State wrestling team hosts a pair of duals this weekend against Wyoming (Saturday, 1 p.m.) and No. 13 Arizona State (Sunday, 1 p.m.). Tickets ($10) are available online.
Learning opportunities
Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) programming
  • Online workshop, for spring semester teaching assistants new to ISU or with a new assignment, Jan. 13 (10 a.m.-noon, via Zoom), register

WorkCyte Phase II programming
  • Readiness workshop, A First Look: Student Records, features and functionality for student records management, Jan. 11 (2:10-3 p.m., via Webex), register
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