Nominations sought for Student Employee of the Year

The Office of Student Financial Aid seeks nominations for ISU's 26th annual Student Employee of the Year award. The award recognizes a student's reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism and unique contributions to the employer. Nominees must be undergraduate students employed on campus part-time for a minimum of six months between June 1, 2014, and May 31, 2015. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 4. The nomination form is available online. Contact Julie Arnold, 294-0103, with questions. 

ISU Hort Club is selling roses for Valentine's Day

The ISU Horticulture Club is selling red, white and pink roses for Valentine's Day. To pre-order your roses, complete this form, attach payment and mail it to the address listed on the form by Feb. 8. Pre-orders may be picked up on Feb. 13 (11 a.m.-4 p.m., 0045 Horticulture Hall). Carry-out orders are available on Feb. 13 (9 a.m.-4 p.m., MU first floor booth). Information about products and costs is available online. Contact, 515-450-1920, with questions. 

Register for Feb. 13 women's campaign training workshops

Registration is open for two Feb. 13 workshops designed to prepare women considering running for poltical office. A morning session (9 a.m.-12:15 p.m.) is titled "Introduction to Iowa Politics and Political Parties;" an afternoon workshop (2-5 p.m.) is "Political Appointments and Advocacy." Both will be held in the MU Pioneer Room. A $20 fee includes materials, light refreshments and a parking pass. These workshops are part of a six-workshop series, "Ready to Run," offered by the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics.

Academic, faculty advisers invited to breakfast

Academic advisers and faculty advisers are invited to a complimentary hot breakfast on Friday, Feb. 20 (7:30- 9 a.m., MU Campanile Room) to honor and celebrate the service that academic advisers provide to students and the university. A brief program will begin at 8:15 a.m. Registration is requested by Feb. 16.

'Vagina Monologue' tickets on sale now

Tickets are on sale now for three campus performances of The Vagina Monologues: Tuesday, Feb. 10 (7 p.m.) and Friday, Feb. 13 (6 and 9 p.m.), all in the Memorial Union Campanile Room. Tickets are $12 ($10 for students) and available at the Sloss House 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, or at the performance. Proceeds benefit Ames' ACCESS shelter (Assault Care Center Extending Shelter and Support) for women and their children and the 2015 V-Day spotlight campaign. This annual campus event is hosted by the Margaret Sloss Women's Center.

Spring career fairs scheduled for February

The undergraduate colleges have scheduled their spring career fairs. The first is next week, Feb. 4; the last on Feb. 19. The list, with links, follows:

P&S conference registration due Jan. 30

Approximately 35 ISU and community groups, from ISU catering to the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau, will showcase their services to P&S employees during the Feb. 12 professional development conference, Discover Your Treasure. Conference attendees can peruse the resource fair during the lunch period (noon-1:30 p.m.)  Before and after lunch, conference attendees will select from a variety of sessions on such topics as communication, leadership, team building, energy management and managing conflict. P&S employees are asked to register online by Jan. 30 for the all-day event in the Scheman Building. The conference fee is $75.  Conference sponsors are university human resources, the office of the senior vice president and provost, and ISU catering.

"The Screwtape Letters" tickets go on sale Jan. 30

Tickets for an April 14 performance of The Screwtape Letters, adapted from the 1942 C.S. Lewis novel, go on sale Friday, Jan. 30, via Ticketmaster. Tickets are $37-$57 plus fees; the performance is at Stephens Auditorium.

Faculty/staff reception with student veterans is Feb. 4

The ISU Veterans Center will host a meet and greet for faculty and staff and ISU's military-affiliated students on Wednesday, Feb. 4 (4-6 p.m., Col. Pride veterans lounge, Memorial Union). Refreshments will be provided. Faculty and staff do not need to be military-affiliated to attend. This is a come-and-go event.

Jan. 30 hearing precedes regents' February meeting

If you'd like to comment on any items scheduled for discussion at the state Board of Regents meeting Feb. 4-5 in Cedar Falls, you have several options:

  • Attend one of six public hearings held at the regents institutions and board office Jan. 29-30. Iowa State's hearing is Friday, Jan. 30 (noon-1 p.m., Memorial Union Oak Room). 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 Sheila Doyle Koppin,

Meeting materials and an agenda for the February meeting is posted on the regents website.

Child care center has openings

The ISU child care center at the Vet Med campus has immediate openings in its pre-kindergarten program for 4- and 5-year-old children. Call 294-2273 for details.

Jason Mraz concert tickets go on sale Feb. 6

Grammy-award winning recording artist Jason Mraz will perform at Stephens Auditorium on March 9. Tickets for the 8 p.m. performance go on sale Feb. 6 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available at the Iowa State Center ticket office and through Ticketmaster

Feb. 5 Cyclone luncheon will feature student-athletes

Five student-athletes will talk about their Iowa State experience during the Feb. 5 Cyclone Club luncheon (noon-1 p.m., Reiman Ballroom, Alumni Center). Doors open at 11:30 a.m. The $10 admission includes a catered lunch and door prizes. Cyclone Club luncheons are open to the public; voice of the Cyclones John Walters MCs the program.

Expect WOI road closures during week of Jan. 26

There will be intermittent lane closures on WOI Road (between the Communications and Molecular Biology buildings) Jan. 26-30, affecting access to the parking lots north of those buildings. Crews are removing two large satellite dishes and the brick enclosure from the southeast corner of the Communications Building lot this week. When WOI road is closed temporarily, drivers may access their parking lot via Morrill Road.

Professional development opportunities from UHR

University human resources (UHR) is offering another professional development opportunity, Addressing Conflict Using the Tools of Employee Engagement. This series of three, two-hour workshops focuses on the practical understanding of conflict and how employee engagement can decrease destructive conflict. The next sessions are March 30, April 14 and April 28. Cost is $75 per person.To register, go to AccessPlus, click on the Employee tab, and select "UHR Training" from the menu.

Room still is available in the Leadership at Any Level Series. Also register in AccessPlus for this class. 

Time to order campus maps

Recently updated campus maps are available through ISU printing and copy services. A pad of 50 black and white maps (11x17 inches) is $5. A laminated map (24x36 inches) is $10. Printing staff also can create custom maps, for example, maps zooming in on certain parts of campus. Order maps with the online print request form. You also can order maps or make special requests by calling (515) 294-3601.

Protein Facility purchases new spectrometer

The Protein Facility, 1178 Molecular Biology, has acquired a high-resolution tandem mass spectrometer. It's ready for service, and the facility is accepting samples for bottom-up proteomics. The Protein Facility is part of the Office of Biotechnology; it's open to faculty and staff from ISU and other educational institutions, and industry scientists. For more information, call 294-3267.

MU poster sale is Jan. 26-30

The Student Activities Center will host the Memorial Union's annual poster sale Jan. 26-30 (9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, MU Cardinal Room). Select from thousands of posters, including art prints, movies, pop culture and music. Most posters are priced $8-$12. Sale proceeds support art programs at the Memorial Union.

Student financial aid scholarship deadline is March 1

The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) has a new online scholarship application -- FinAidScholar.  To be considered for awards administered through OSFA, students must complete the FinAidScholar online application at as well as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Both applications must be submitted by March 1. If you have any questions about the application or the new process, contact the Scholarship Office at or (515) 294-5627.

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