Nominations sought for 2016-17 leadership class

The office of the senior vice president and provost seeks nominations for the 2016-17 cohort of the Emerging Leaders Academy. The academy is open to faculty and P&S staff in all divisions, whether currently in a leadership role or aspiring to such positions. Participants attend monthly sessions led by on-campus and outside experts and receive a semester-long mentoring experience with a current ISU leader. Nominations are due March 11; participants will be selected by April 15. More information, including eligibility criteria and the nomination documents, is online.

1095-C forms available by Feb. 29

The Internal Revenue Service has extended the deadline for employers to provide employees with the 1095-C form, which contains information about your 2015 health care coverage. The deadline has been extended to March 31, but Iowa State is working to make the 1095-C form available to employees by Feb. 29. The form is not required to file your taxes. Download Affordable Care Act Questions for more information. 

Art sale is Feb. 8-12 at the MU

The Memorial Union's Workspace is hosting a Pop Up Art Sale Feb. 8-12 (hours and MU locations vary by day). Pottery, jewelry and other hand-made items created by Workspace instructors and students will be for sale. Most items sell for $5-20 (and make grand Valentine gifts).

  • Monday and Wednesday (11 a.m.-2 p.m.), outside University Book Store
  • Tuesday (1-3 p.m.), outside University Book Store
  • Thursday (1-3 pm.), by the first floor north stairwell
  • Friday (10 a.m.-2 p.m.), by the first floor north stairwell

Feb. 19 hearing precedes regents' Ames meeting

If you'd like to comment on any items scheduled for discussion at the state Board of Regents Feb. 24-25 meeting in Ames, you have several options:

  • Attend one of six public hearings held at the regents institutions and board office Feb. 18-19. Iowa State's hearing is Friday, Feb. 19 (noon-1 p.m.), Gold Room, Memorial Union. All public hearings will be video recorded and posted to the regents' hearings website. Transparency officer Shirley Knipfel will preside at the meeting.
  • Provide written comments to regents transparency officer Josh Lehman,

Meeting materials and an agenda for the February meeting will be posted to the regents homepage by Feb. 16.

Volunteers sought for nutritional counseling

The food science and human nutrition department and ISU's WellBeing employee health initiative are seeking healthy faculty and staff volunteers interested in nutrition counseling and/or coaching. Beginning in mid-February, volunteers will be paired with a senior level dietetics student and meet three times during the semester (at times convenient to your schedule). The student will evaluate your eating and help you set specific and reasonable goals toward improving your eating habits. Volunteers cannot have any specific health conditions such as diabetes, as students are not yet trained for those conditions. If you are willing to help in this learning experience, contact Emily at by Feb.12. Please include your name, department and ISU email address in the message.

Horticulture Club is selling Valentine roses

Members of the Horticulture Club have two options for purchasing Valentine roses this year: pre-order or walk-up sales on Friday-Saturday, Feb. 12-13 (9 a.m.-4 p.m., MU south atrium). The pre-order form (PDF) is online and should be dropped off, with cash or check payment, to 107 Horticulture by Feb. 8. The pickup location for pre-orders is 45 Horticulture (NOT the MU) Friday-Sunday, Feb. 12-14 (11 a.m.-4 p.m.). Rose colors available this year are red and variety (mixture of colors). Prices range from $5 for a single rose to $55 for a one-dozen arrangement.

ISCORE registration is open

The 16th annual Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE) will be held Friday, March 4 (8 a.m.-5 p.m., Memorial Union). All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend; registration is free but required. HIghlights include:

  • Morning address (9 a.m.) by College of Design dean Luis Rico-Gutierrez
  • Luncheon address by Barbara Love, professor emerti at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst

There also is a half-day professional development pre-conference open to all university employees on Thursday, March 3 (noon-5 p.m., MU Sun Room). Registration is free but required for this event as well.

Appreciation breakfast for academic advisers is Feb. 17

The University Academic Advising Committee will host an appreciation breakfast for all faculty and P&S academic advisers on Wednesday, Feb. 17 (7:30-8:45 a.m., MU Campanile Room). A brief program will begin at 8:05 a.m. Academic advisers may come and go as their schedules allow; a light breakfast will be served. RSVPs are requested.

Learn how to flip your classroom

Cohort members of the President's Flipped and Hybrid Course Initiative are convening the Flipped Classroom Faculty and Staff Learning Community, which will give faculty, staff, graduate students and postdocs the opportunity to learn how to incorporate flipped classroom strategies into their courses. Meetings are the following Wednesdays (1:10-2:30 p.m., 2015 Morrill):

Youth program leader training is Feb. 10

The offices of risk management and conference planning and management, and ISU Extension and Outreach are hosting training for youth program leaders, administrators and student organization officers on Feb. 10 (1-3 p.m., 1155 Administrative Services Building). The training will cover the policies, procedures and forms necessary to conduct youth programs at Iowa State. Preregistration is required. To register, email by Feb. 9. 

Register by Feb. 8 for Science Explorations camp

Science Explorations, an after-school camp for girls in third through sixth grades, is accepting registrations for the spring session (4-6 p.m., Fridays beginning Feb. 12 through March 4, Carver Hall). Led by students in the Women in Science and Engineering program, girls will learn about science and engineering through fun, hands-on activities. Register online or by email by Feb. 8. 

Comments on VP finalists due Feb. 8

Comments on the three finalists interviewing for the senior vice president for students affairs post are due at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8. Submit comments via this online form. Finalists are: Martino Harmon, associate vice president for student affairs, Iowa State; Lori Reesor, vice president for student affairs, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks; and Al Thompson, vice chancellor for student affairs and chief diversity officer, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point. Reesor participated in an open forum on Jan. 25. Forums remain for Thompson (Feb. 1, 9 a.m., MU Campanile Room) and Harmon (Feb. 3, 9 a.m., MU Pioneer Room).

Country artist Cam will perform in MU Feb. 28

Tickets are on sale now for a Feb. 28 concert by Grammy-nominee Cam in the Memorial Union Great Hall. The concert begins at 8 p.m.; doors open at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $28 (ISU students with valid ID $18) and available via Midwestix, at the Maintenance Shop box office (lower level of the MU) or by phone, 294-8349 (weekdays 11 a.m.-5 p.m.). Additional fees are: $2 service fee (all tickets), $1 per ticket addition on phone orders, 3 percent additional fee on online orders.

Include department name on campus mail

Postal and parcel services (PPS) staff ask all employees to include the recipient's department name on campus mail. PPS uses a network of delivery stations in each building that are organized by department. When pieces of mail don't include a department name, PPS staff set those pieces aside to look up the department for proper delivery. Including the recipient's name, department name and building address expedites campus mail delivery by as much as a day.

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