Meet artist selected for Student Innovation Center

Provide your thoughts and input at a campus meet-and-greet reception with Boston-area artist Catherine Widgery and the Student Innovation Center public art committee on Wednesday, Feb. 22 (4:30-5:30 p.m., Christian Petersen Art Museum, Morrill). Widgery has been commissioned to create the public art for the student center. Refreshments will be served.

Lane closure scheduled for Haber Road this weekend

The northbound lane of Haber Road, from 13th Street to the railroad underpass, east of Frederiksen Court student apartments, will be closed for a period this weekend for underground utility work. The closure will start at 6 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, and be completed by 8 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 19.

50 degrees or higher? Golf course is open

Veenker Memorial Golf Course opened for business this week; the earliest opening on record. Through the winter season, if the forecasted high temperature for the day is 50 degrees or higher, the course will be open for play. A special pre-season rate is $25 for 9 holes with a cart, $35 for 18 holes with a cart. The performance center will be open for public use only when the course is closed.

Forums scheduled for AESHM chair candidates

Three finalists for chair of the apparel, events and hospitality management department will take part in vision seminars and open forums as part of the interview process. Candidate information, including curriculum vitae and an evaluation form, can be found on the search website. Finalists and interview events include:

Eulanda Sanders, ISU apparel, events and hospitality management

  • Feb. 21 (2:30-3:30 p.m., 001 MacKay), vision seminar
  • Feb. 22 (9:30-10:30 a.m., 0331 Palmer), open forum

Sheila Scott, hospitality and retailing management, Texas Tech University, Lubbock

  • Feb. 23 (1:30-2:30 p.m., W272 Lagomarcino), vision seminar
  • Feb. 24 (9-10 a.m., 001 MacKay), open forum

Jana Hawley, family and consumer sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson

  • Feb. 27 (1:30-2:30 p.m., 0331 Palmer), vision seminar
  • Feb. 28 (9:30-10:30 a.m., 001 MacKay), public forum

Aging in Iowa topic of April 5 program

Linda Miller, director of the Iowa Department of Aging, will speak at "Aging in Iowa: Addressing Grand Challenges" on April 5 (3-4 p.m., presentation; 4-5 p.m., reception and poster session, MU Cardinal Room). Faculty and students are invited to present their work during the poster session. Space is limited, so please submit an abstract to Amanda Hillman by midnight March 1. If you plan to attend the event, please register online

Grant will help library staff complete finding-aid project

The library's special collections and university archives received a $118,825 grant that will support a two-year project to migrate about 1,500 existing and 200 nearly-complete finding aids into a new archives management system. Compiled by library archivists, finding aids are documents that list the details of a collection and help researchers find and use the items in it. The project will focus on collections related to agriculture, rural life, life sciences, engineering and the university's history. The National Historical Publications and Records Commission is the source of the grant.

ISU Faculty Research Day is March 21

ISU Faculty Research Day will be held on March 21 (1-5:30 p.m., MU Great Hall). Faculty from all disciplines are invited to present a poster, deliver a talk, display an exhibit, meet new colleagues and discover connections within Iowa State’s interdisciplinary grand challenge research areas. The event will feature a keynote address by Debi Durham, director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority, a poster session, lightning talks and a hosted networking reception. Registration for attendance and to present a poster or talk is required. Questions may be directed to Amy Harris-Tehan.

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