July 14 hearing precedes regents' meeting

If you'd like to comment on any items scheduled for discussion at the state Board of Regents July 18 telephonic meeting, you have several options:

  • Attend one of six public hearings held at the regents institutions and board office July 14-15. Iowa State's hearing is Thursday, July 14 (noon-1 p.m.), Oak 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 July meeting will be posted to the regents homepage by July 12.

Fireworks enthusiasts asked to dispose of sparkler wires

The trash item that campus service teams deal with most frequently in ISU's east recreation fields after July 4th is fireworks remnants, particularly sparkler wires. To both keep Iowa State beautiful and ensure the safety of all who use or work in the fields, facilities leaders encourage firework enthusiasts to assist in cleanup efforts. Disposing of sparkler wires can be easy; fill a coffee can, soup can or yogurt container part-way with sand or dirt and bring it with you to dispose of used sparkler wires. The Ames fireworks display is scheduled for dusk on Sunday, July 3.

Clinical faculty proposal, entrepreneur degree go to regents committee

In preparation for the full state Board of Regents meeting on July 18, the board's academic and student affairs committee will meet on campus on Wednesday, July 6 (1-4 p.m., MU Gold Room). Among the ISU items the committee will review:

  • Proposed policy on NTE clinical faculty
  • New B.S. program in entrepreneurship, College of Business (transitioning from a track in the management program)
  • Accreditation reports: University (Higher Education Commission); programs (4) in music, industrial technology/agriculture system technology, hospitality management and financial planning

The committee also will review an update from the University of Iowa on the four undergraduate programs it will offer this fall at the Iowa Center for Higher Education, formerly the AIB school, Des Moines. The full board takes action on these items on July 18.

Hotel furniture to be sold at July 14 'garage' sale

Furniture (including king and queen bed sets) from the Hotel Memorial Union guest rooms will be sold at a 'garage' sale in the MU Great Hall on Thursday, July 14. As announced in April, the residence department will equip the rooms for student occupancy this fall. The sale will have a cash-and-carry format. Watch for more details in the July 7 Inside Iowa State.

Volunteer at the fair

University Marketing has 14 volunteer spots remaining at its Iowa State Fair exhibit, Aug. 11-21. Represent Iowa State by applying temporary tattoos or rolling and distributing athletic team posters. Volunteers receive a specially designed T-shirt, full day fair admission and fair parking, all free! There are two shifts daily, 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m. and 2:45-9 p.m. The online signup form is closed; call or email Maggie Feldmann in university marketing, 294-3969, to learn more about available shifts.

PT director sought for Teaching as Research projects

The Graduate College and the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching's CIRTL team are looking for a research-oriented staff person or a lecturer to act as director for graduate student/postdoc Teaching as Research (TAR) projects. This would involve an estimated 10 hours per week during the semester, so the position may suit someone looking for additional work, or who would like to complement his or her current responsibilities with a teaching buyout. Funding is available for one year; additional funding is being sought. Applications are due July 15.

North entrance to MU ramp to close for several months

The north entrance to the Memorial Union parking ramp will close Thursday, July 7, to secure a staging area for crews who will replace the slate roof on the Memorial Union's tallest central section. A crane will be used to lift scaffolding to the work area; assembling the scaffolding system will take several weeks, with roof work to begin around July 25. The roof project is scheduled for completion in early November, at which time the ramp's north entrance will reopen.

Osborn Drive will reopen Thursday

Osborn Drive, an east section of which closed June 6 for underground utilities work associated with the Bessey Hall east addition, will reopen at 6 a.m. Thursday, June 30. At that time, the barricades will be put back in place on Stange Road in front of Lagomarcino Hall, and CyRide busses will return to their normal routes.

Mental health first aid training offered in July

The Student Counseling Service will offer three sections of the 8-hour Mental Health First Aid training next month for any ISU faculty, staff member or administrator who wants to learn more about how to respond to students or colleagues experiencing a mental health crisis or developing a mental health problem. Registration costs $50 (intramural voucher or personal check). To register, email the instructor, ISU licensed psychologist Erin Pederson, preferably by June 30 (indicate your preferred session). All sections meet in the Hach Hall atrium; dates and times are:

  • Tuesdays, July 12 and 19 (noon-4:15 pm.)
  • Thursdays, July 14 and 21 (8 a.m.-12:15 p.m.)
  • Tuesday and Thursday, July 26 and 28 (noon-4:15 p.m.)

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