Inside Iowa State for faculty and staff
Jan. 12, 2023
Inside news
The third winter session wraps up this week. More than 50 instructors used the winter break to help students get a step closer to graduation.

Christian Wise joined the campus life team Jan. 4 as director of ISU Dining.

The council's intent is to share an approved report and recommendations with senior leaders in time to influence decisions regarding fiscal year 2024 budget plans and revenue requests.

The Feb. 3 event will highlight resources available to faculty, staff and students, initiatives and programs at ISU, and share best practices. Speakers, breakout sessions, lunch and optional morning trainings make up the day in the Memorial Union.

Brendan Beeter joined Iowa State's federal relations team Jan. 3 as a second assistant director.

Parenting Success Solution gives employee families 24/7 access to tools and resources that help parents understand, teach and better communicate with their children.
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Jan. 16 is a university holiday
  • Library shares spring workshop lineup
  • Learn more about Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy
  • Art rental is Jan. 18-20 at the Memorial Union
  • Discussion: Child care, caregiver support essential piece of equitable campus 
  • Presenter proposals due Jan. 17 for spring STEM girls conference
  • Save the date: George Washington Carver celebration is Feb. 1
  • New Workday form for canceling, reissuing checks
  • Proposals due Feb. 10 for fall Honors seminars
  • Federal mileage reimbursement rate increases
  • New Workday form for setting up 'fee for service' accounts
  • Nominations for alumni awards due Feb. 15
  • Study Abroad Fair is Jan. 19
Around campus
Associate professor of genetics Hua Bai discovered how to modify the function of an enzyme crucial to fat production in fruit flies. This could lead to more effective treatments of cancer and childhood obesity in humans. 

Now in its third year, the environmental engineering major built on a longstanding concentration within civil engineering. This semester, 81 students are enrolled, 47% of whom are women or from underrepresented populations.
  • Jordan Brooks, multicultural student success, College of Design, to assistant dean of students for intercultural initiatives and resource centers and director of the office of multicultural student affairs (in the dean of students office), effective Jan. 3
  • Tony Dirth, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, to director of recreation services, effective March 20
  • Thimmasettappa Thippeswamy, professor of biomedical sciences, to the W. Eugene and Linda R. Lloyd Endowed Professorship in Veterinary Medicine
Open houses and receptions
  • Reception, honoring the 12 individuals selected for the 2023 Women Impacting ISU calendar, Jan. 24 (3:30-5 p.m., program at 4 p.m., Memorial Union Great Hall and livestreamed)
  • Housewarming, Student Innovation Center, refreshments, demonstrations, giveaways, Jan. 26 (3:30-6:30 p.m.)
Arts and events
City and university events this month honoring Martin Luther King Jr. also will recognize local civil rights advocates.
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