Training session for youth program staff is June 26
The offices of risk management, university counsel and 4-H youth development will hold a training session on June 26 (10 a.m.-noon, 1155 Administrative Services Building) that targets departmental/unit employees who plan and supervise youth programs and administrative assistants who complete administrative tasks for youth programs. The training will provide the most current information on youth-related policies, procedures and forms that need to be completed to successfully conduct youth programs at Iowa State. Those planning to attend are asked to send an email to the office of risk management.
Volunteer slots still available in State Fair exhibit
Iowa State employees are invited to volunteer at the university's State Fair exhibit in the Varied Industries Building, Aug. 8-18. Shifts are either 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m. or 2:45-9 p.m. daily. Most afternoon shifts and both shifts on Sundays (Aug. 11 and 18) still are available. University Marketing is using an online signup process this summer in which volunteers can select their preferred assignment (rolling posters, applying tattoos or wherever needed) and preferred volunteer partner. A confirmation email with additional details will be sent within one to two days. Contact Jay Snyder, 4-3969, with questions or if you need help with the signup process. June 23 is the last date to use the online signup site.
Wellness talk: Shopping for summer fruits and vegetables
A dietetic intern in the Nutrition Clinic for Employee Wellness will present a free talk, "Summer Fruits and Vegetables: Add Color to Your Cart!" on Thursday, June 20 (11:30 a.m.-noon, 192 Parks Library). All are welcome; no RSVP is necessary.
CELT seeks applicants for PT associate director post
The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching is accepting applications for its 0.5 FTE associate director for scholarship in teaching and learning. The 3-year appointment begins this August. The associate director will provide leadership in developing and furthering scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) initiatives at Iowa State. Tenured ISU faculty are eligible to apply; the preferred application deadline is June 30. A full description of the position is on the ISU Jobs website.
Hosts sought for Japanese teachers in August
Host families are needed to provide a 4-week homestay for teachers of English from Japan. The teachers will live with their hosts from July 28 to Aug. 24, attending classes on campus on weekdays. A stipend is available. If you have travel or commitments during the host period but would still like to host, flexible arrangements can be made. For more information or to volunteer, contact homestay coordinator Alexandra Johnston in ISU's intensive English and orientation program.
New toolkit guides promo design process
Campus units now have a new resource to help guide them through the design process for promotional items, such as magnets, lanyards and T-shirts. The online toolkit includes examples, options and guidelines for developing giveaways that follow the university's brand standards. The step-by-step method guides users through the process -- based on what purpose the promotional items are intended to serve. The internal trademark use request has also been redesigned to be consistent with the toolkit information and categories. Users can contact the university marketing (4-9624) or trademark licensing (4-4402) offices with additional questions.
HRS adds employee leadership opportunities
In response to high demand, human resource services has expanded its leadership course offerings and extended the registration deadlines. Additional spots are available in both the 12+ Supervisory Leadership and Leadership at Any Level series on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact Ruth Appleton (4-3753) or Don Broshar (4-2278) for more information.
News Service offers media spokesperson training
News Service provides media spokesperson training for faculty, staff and administrators who regularly serve as expert media sources, as well as those who would like to interact and communicate more effectively with reporters. Sessions may be scheduled for small groups or departments this summer upon request. There's no fee to attend the workshops. Plan on a time commitment of three hours. For details, email or call Annette Hacker at email@example.com or 4-3720.
CIRAS celebrates 50 years
The Center for Industrial Research and Service is celebrating 50 years of service to Iowa business and industry. On June 6, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signed a proclamation acknowledging CIRAS' role in assisting Iowa industries with a variety of services. CIRAS, a part of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, assists companies with services in engineering, government contracting, management practices, productivity, quality and innovation.
Give College Creek some TLC June 29
Volunteers will give College Creek some TLC Saturday, June 29, during the fifth annual cleanup of the small stream that passes through Iowa State's campus. Volunteers are sought to wade through sections of the creek and along the creek bank, picking up trash. The cleanup is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., but volunteers can come and go as their schedules allow. They will receive free food and water and a chance at door prizes contributed by local businesses. Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes and, if desired, bring their own gloves. Cleanup supplies will be provided. Register online for the event and check in (beginning at 10:30 a.m.) at the Forker Building parking lot. The 4th cleanup is a joint effort of Live Green!, Keep Iowa State Beautiful and ISU facilities planning and management. For more information, contact Merry Rankin, 4-5052.
Registration is open for July dance workshop
Registration is open for Kids' Co'Motion, a performance dance workshop for children ages 8-18 that runs weekdays July 8-26 (10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Forker Building and Ames City Auditorium). Participants receive training in modern dance techniques, improvisation and choreography, and the workshop culminates with two performances. Dances are tailored to the abilities of the participants, so students with and without dance experience are welcome. The fee is $200.