Announcements

Today's ice cream flavors are . . .

Members of the Dairy Science Club will sell ice cream Wednesday (11 a.m.-1 p.m.) near the north doors to Lush Auditorium in Kildee Hall. Flavors today are: vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, triple chocolate, Heath caramel, Butterfinger, Oreo, chocolate Oreo, mint Oreo, Reese's (chopped peanut butter cups) and chocolate Reese's. The price is $1 per cup.

Six-part series targets caregivers for adults

ISU Extension and Outreach is sponsoring Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a six-part series to help adult caregivers learn how to reduce stress, improve self-confidence, better communicate their feelings, balance their lives, make tough decisions and locate helpful resources. Sessions (2.5 hours each) will be held Tuesdays, March 22-April 26 (5:30-8:30 p.m., 0119 MacKay). The $20 fee includes a boxed dinner. To register, call the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Story County, (515) 382-6551.

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, jlehman@iastate.edu.

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 embing@iastate.edu 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.

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