Inside Iowa State for faculty and staff
March 23, 2023
Inside news
Learn more about the inaugural proposal process for strategic plan funds and the state Board of Regents' recent announcement about diversity, equity and inclusion programs.

Preparation before an incident helps provide an understanding of potential alternatives and planning takes the pressure off decisions needing immediate action.

A partnership with the Iowa Waste Exchange gives ISU surplus and the office of sustainability another avenue to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Do you know where the severe weather shelter is in your building? It's spring in Iowa, which can mean tornadoes, floods and yes, even derechos.

On State Day, the Iowa Senate passed a resolution honoring the vice president for extension and outreach for nearly 32 years of service to the university and the people of Iowa.
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Ivy College of Business online MBA available this fall
  • Provost office offers professional development funds for term faculty
  • Dairy science club ice cream sale resumes this week
  • Reminder: Third Workday Student awareness survey closes March 24
  • Webinar intended for supervisors of student workers
Around campus
This week, news service launched a series of stories, photos and videos that highlights new approaches Iowa State is taking to the discovery process and outcomes. A new entry will post every Tuesday through April 25.

In an essay for The Conversation, environmental engineering assistant professor Joe Charbonnet explains the impact behind proposed federal guidelines regulating contaminant levels in drinking water.

Sociology and criminal justice Distinguished professor Matt DeLisi lays out evidence in a new book that Ted Bundy's criminal career was far lengthier and deadlier than the official record. 

Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication professor Daniela Dimitrova co-authored a study that looks at how the political and cultural context of a country affects nongovernmental organizations' communication with the public. Communication and collaboration are key in helping migrants.
Retirements and receptions
This week
  • Meet and greet, with members of the Professional and Scientific Council, all P&S staff invited, March 24 (3-5 p.m., CyBowl and Billiards, Memorial Union)

  • Retirement, Jodi O'Donnell, editorial services, ISU Foundation, April 3, post well wishes to her Kudoboard

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Seminars and conferences
  • Symposium, We Are All in This Together: Building a Community-First Approach to Ending Homelessness in Central Iowa, hosted by ISU community and regional planning, April 5 (9 a.m.-1 p.m., Reiman Gardens), free, RSVP requested by March 28 for meals
  • Third annual Youth Programs Symposium, hosted by office of risk management, for employees who work in youth programming, April 21 (8:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m., via Zoom), register
Arts and events
The Brunnier Art Museum, Scheman Building, is open late Friday, March 24 (until 7 p.m.) for this month's edition of university museums' Date Night. After work, explore the gallery's exhibitions with friends or someone special. Enjoy cookies, a selfie station and an optional scavenger hunt that spans all three exhibitions. Admission is free.

The annual Global Gala, a celebration of the numerous cultures present on Iowa State's campus, will be held Friday, March 24 (performances begin at 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m., MU Great Hall). Student organizations will share the dance, music and fashion of their heritages. Admission is free.

Allyson Felix, holder of 11 Olympic track medals (2008, 2012, 2016 and 2021 Games) and 19 world championship medals, a business owner and mom who recently retired as a professional athlete, will speak on campus Monday, March 27 (8 p.m., MU Great Hall). Her talk is part of the university's Innovation Speaker Series.

'She Kills Monsters' follows a young woman on a journey of understanding as she unlocks mysteries about her deceased sister. The dramatic comedy (March 30-April 1, 7:30 p.m.; April 2, 2 p.m., Fisher Theater) jumps between reality and fantasy.
Learning opportunities
Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) programming

University library programming
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