Inside Iowa State for faculty and staff
Jan. 19, 2023
Inside news
The last payslip of 2022 adds up the university's share of benefits and mandatory deductions on both a per-pay-period and annual basis.

Gov. Kim Reynolds this week announced $40 million in funding for phase 2 of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at the College of Veterinary Medicine campus. And her budget includes an additional $20 million in state support for the project over two years.

The new design gives departments and units flexibility to build their own websites. Users will benefit from a consistent universitywide online experience.

Winter announced its return this week. Whether you're driving, parking or walking across campus, these reminders can keep you informed and safe.
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Smile and Write program shares spring schedule
  • W-2 forms now available in Workday
  • Tera Jordan reappointed as assistant provost
  • Former faculty member George Burnet dies
  • '37 Words' book author to give Mary Louise Smith lecture next month
  • Early registration ends Jan. 31 for P&S professional development conference
  • Order Valentine fudge from food science club by Jan. 27
  • FIRST LEGO League state championship for youth seeks volunteers
  • Registration opens Jan. 24 for 'Ready to Run Iowa' training for women
  • Open to faculty: Cross-university mentoring groups
Around campus
Professor of architecture Ulrike Passe is leading a research team with a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop machine-learning tools capable of giving residents more time to prepare for dangerous heat in their homes.

Professor of animal science Joshua Selsby, an award-winning researcher, talks candidly about persevering through funding setbacks and the importance of ISU resources for grant-seeking faculty, including seemingly small awards that help during lean times.
Open houses and retirements
Next week
  • Reception, honoring the 12 individuals selected for the 2023 Women Impacting ISU calendar, Jan. 24 (3:30-5 p.m., program begins at 4 p.m., Great Hall, Memorial Union, and livestreamed)
  • Housewarming, Student Innovation Center, refreshments, demonstrations, giveaways, Jan. 26 (3:30-6:30 p.m.)

  • Retirement, Tim Ashley, office of payroll, benefits and tax, Feb. 3 (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.
Arts and events
Gymnasts' home opener
The Cyclone gymnastics team has its first home meet of the season Friday, Jan. 20 (6:30 p.m.) when Eastern Michigan and the University of California, Davis, come to Hilton Coliseum. General admission tickets are just $1 for this meet.

As part of Iowa State's yearlong centennial observance of Jack Trice, university museums commissioned Des Moines artist King Au to capture three sculptures of Trice in creative photography. The exhibition opened this week; a reception with Au is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 21 (2-4 p.m., Morrill Hall). It's free and the public is invited.
Learning opportunities
Provost office programming 
  • Moderated discussion for faculty, I'm Thinking of Retirement . . . Now What? panelists include recently retired faculty and representatives from university human resources and university archives, Jan. 25 (10-11:30 a.m., Cardinal Room, MU), register online
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