Inside Iowa State for faculty and staff
April 13, 2023
Inside news
The office of the senior vice president and provost announced promotions for 37 term faculty members, representing all seven colleges, for the 2023-24 academic year.

Librarian and student life archivist Rebecca Wells helps students and employees preserve their legacy at the university.

Also on the agenda when the board meets in Ames: parking permit rates, two new degrees, facility construction requests and the consultant's presentation on Iowa public universities' contributions to the state economy.

The ISU police department traced its beginning back to 1918 and night watchman Knute Hegland. His personality and kind greetings set the standard for community-oriented policing still used today.

Those elected during the March ballot include 14 newly elected and four incumbent members.
The following announcements were added this week:
  • Block and Bridle's Animal Learning Day is April 15
  • Register for April 24 high performance computing workshop
  • April 17-22 is ISU Extension and Outreach Week
  • Progress report on benefits' dependent eligibility verification 
  • Summer instructors: Register your course exams with test center
  • Nominations open for Women in Business awards
  • Proposals due April 25 for Miller OER grants
  • Town hall on digital equity for Iowa is April 25
  • EH&S staff relocate on May 1 for building renovation
  • New careers hub simplifies internal job searches
  • Funding support available for fall faculty development program
  • Spring football game is April 22
  • Ugandan baskets for sale in Workspace through April 22
  • Support Cyclone small businesses at April 21 fair
  • SAVMA Scamper 5K is April 15
Around campus
Faculty are preparing students to build homes using 3D construction printers, robotics and geogames as the technology evolves. Read more in a spring series by news service writers that highlights new approaches Iowa Staters are taking to the discovery process. An entry will post every Tuesday through April 25.

Supervised by ISU Extension and Outreach regional staff, Rising Star interns lead summer projects to benefit Iowa communities and gain professional experience and skills. Twelve Iowa State students have been hired for the summer 2023 program.

The loss of wintering grounds and breeding habitat led to a 22% decrease of eastern monarch butterflies in Mexico over the past year. Iowans can help by providing appropriate habitat -- like milkweed plants -- in their yard or garden.
Open houses and receptions
This week
  • Open house, semi-annual Cyclone Appreciation, free refreshments and product samples, in-store promotions, April 13 (3-6 p.m., ISU Book Store, Memorial Union) 

  • Retirement, John Wong, marketing, April 24 (5-6:30 p.m., Kingland Hub, Gerdin Building)
  • Retirement, Randy Fiscus, carpentry shop, facilities planning and management, April 26 (2-3:30 p.m., maintenance break room, 168 General Services Building)

Employees, their colleagues or supervisors are invited to submit retirements and departures to Inside doesn't receive this information from a central source.
Arts and events
Fourteen students who emerged from an April 3 preliminary round will vie for top honors at the Cyclone Voice finale on Thursday, April 13 (7 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m., MU Great Hall) Pop star MAX will host and perform a music set with his full band during the judges' deliberations. Admission is free.

Panelists Jan Beran, Cindy Fredericksen, Elaine Hieber, Calli Sanders and Ellen Thornwall will discuss the impact of Title IX on women's sports at the Ames Public Library on Saturday, April 15 (2-4 p.m. Farwell T. Brown Auditorium and via Zoom). Assistant athletics director Lindsey Long will moderate the discussion.

The annual student-produced Fashion Show takes over Stephens Auditorium Saturday, April 15 (7 p.m.). Balcony tickets ($15) still are available through Ticketmaster.

The university's Earth Day celebration is Tuesday, April 18 (10 a.m.-2 p.m., library south lawn). Stop by to enjoy "stay and create" or "take and create" activities, sustainably-minded prizes, Insomnia cookies, fruit-infused water (bring your own container) or free bicycle tune-ups by recreation services staff. Organizers will collect nonperishable foods for The SHOP student food pantry.
Learning opportunities
University library programming

University human resources programming 
  • Workshop, leadership skills certificate series for supervisors, Communicating In Challenging Situations, April 20 (11 a.m-noon, online), enroll in Workday Learning (topic: university human resources)
Previous Inside coverage
About us
Inside Update is published Thursday mornings by Strategic Relations and Communications. Questions? Email or call 515-294-7065.