Ten will share "what matters to me" on April 23


Iowa State's student-run multicultural magazine Uhuru will host "What Matters to Me and Why" on Wednesday, April 23 (8 p.m., MU Great Hall). Ten individuals from the Iowa State community will present on life experiences, lessons learned and values solidified. Each was invited to speak for about five minutes about anything that fits her or his definition of "what matters to me." A time for audience Q&A will follow their talks.


Workspace hosts April 26 craft supplies swap

The Workspace, located in the east basement of the Memorial Union, is hosting a craft swap on Saturday, April 26 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) and Sunday, April 27 (1-4 p.m.). Find leftover craft supplies -- beads, sewing notions, paper, retro sewing patterns, etc -- and bring unused items from your own stash to swap. The Workspace also will have select art supplies priced to sell.

Rugby club is headed to national Sweet 16

Iowa State's men's rugby club, coached by Leopold Center staff member Malcom Robertson, has qualified for the Sweet 16 round of the Division 1-AA national championship sanctioned by USA Rugby. The team faces Bowling Green University in an April 26 contest in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Center awards FY15 humanities research grants

The Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities has awarded research grants to 11 tenured and tenure-track faculty in the arts and humanities for FY2015. The grants are for research and creative activity with outcomes in humanistic scholarship, design and creative artistic production. 

Fly-In Pancake Breakfast is April 26 at Ames airport

Fly in or drive to the Iowa State Flying Cyclones Club's annual Fly-In Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, April 26 (7-11 a.m., 2508 Airport Dr.) Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for children. In addition to breakfast served by club members, there will be aviation- and technology-related displays and airplane rides (for an additional fee). All are welcome.

Center announces 2014-15 Stephens season

On Tuesday night, the Iowa State Center announced the shows in the 2014-15 Performing Arts Series at Stephens Auditorium. Multi-show packages, including a five-show Broadway package, are on sale now; single-show tickets will go on sale this summer.

Memorial Union awards ceremony is April 25

The university community is invited to the Memorial Union's annual awards ceremony on Friday, April 25 (2-4 p.m., MU Gallery, includes reception). The Service Award and Board of Directors' Certificate of Service, M.J. Riggs Award and Four Seasons Award recognize and honor  individuals who make the MU a great place for students, staff and the ISU community.

ISU servers patched for Heartbleed Bug

ISU information technology experts identified and patched university servers that were susceptible to the Heartbleed Bug shortly after the April 7 announcement of the latest Internet security risk. The IT experts offer advice on protecting personal information as Heartbleed cleanup continues around the world.

Take Back the Night rally is April 24

As part of Iowa State's Sexual Assault Awareness Month observance, the annual "Take Back the Night" rally and march will be held Thursday, April 24 (6 p.m. rally, MU west terrace, march follows). Assistant dean of students and director of judicial affairs Michelle Boettcher will give the keynote at the rally. Other events will be held throughout the week.

Memorial service for James McKean is April 22

Visitation for University Professor of veterinary diagnostic and production animal medicine James McKean is Monday, April 21 (4-6 p.m., St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 2900 Hoover Ave.). A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, also at St. Cecilia. McKean died unexpectedly on April 10 at the age of 67 years.

College programs fifth in the world

Iowa State University has been ranked fifth in the world among universities in the area of agriculture and forestry. The rankings come from the British organization Quacquarelli Symonds' world university rankings.

Greenlee School holds First Amendment Day events

The Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication is honoring the First Amendment with several events planned for April 14-17. A full schedule of activities, including lectures, a panel discussion, and a one-woman theatrical performance, is available online. 

Celebrate Earth Month at the April 25 "Trashion" Show

Students in the AESHM 222 Creative Thinking and Problem-solving course are partnering with Ames' Aveda salon to raise awareness about pollution, waste, excessive consumption, littering and their effects on the environment during a "Trashion" Show planned for April 25 (7 p.m., Serenity Couture Salon, North Grand Mall, 2801 Grand Ave.). During the show, students will model their designs, offering solutions to the environmental problems. The event includes a spa day giveaway, silent auction and prizes. Proceeds benefit the Audubon Society to support clean water conservation in Iowa's lakes. Tickets are $10 ($40 for the VIP package) and available at the salon. 

Reserve materials for summer and fall semesters now

Instructors who wish to place required materials on reserve at Parks Library for summer or fall semesters should submit requests now. Forms are available online. 

Faculty conference RSVPs due April 11

The deadline to register for the April 22 Spring Faculty Conference (7:30 a.m.-2 p.m., MU Great Hall) is noon on Friday, April 11. The conference, "Online Learning at ISU," will feature a review of online learning initiatives and three town hall meetings. Guest speakers include Chuck Dziuban, director of the Research Initiative for Teaching Effectiveness and the University of Central Florida; and Paul Marca, executive director of the Center for Professional Development at Stanford University. Registration is free; email Sherri Angstrom to RSVP. More information, including the conference schedule, is available on the Faculty Senate website.

Memorial reception for Lucy Crom is May 17

A memorial reception honoring Lucy Crom,  a longtime admissions and registrar employee who retired from her ISU post in 1988, will be held in the Reiman Gardens Speer Room Saturday, May 17 (10 a.m.-noon). A private burial service will follow. Crom died Jan. 31 in Geneva, Ill.

ISU joins Kuali group developing student info systems

Iowa State University recently joined the Kuali Student community to help develop the next generation of student information systems that provide anytime anywhere access to important academic and student services.  ISU joins seven other institutions working on Kuali Student. Watch for details on ISU's Kuali website.

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