June 2 hearing precedes regents' Ames meeting

If you'd like to comment on any items scheduled for discussion at the state Board of Regents June 8-9 meeting in Ames, you have several options:

  • Attend one of six public hearings held at the regents institutions and board office June 2-3. Iowa State's hearing is Thursday, June 2 (4-5 p.m.), Gold 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 June meeting will be posted to the regents homepage by May 31.

Chemistry Stores closed June 7-9 for inventory audit

Chemistry Stores will be closed Tuesday-Thursday, June 7-9, to perform its annual inventory audit. The sales counter will be open briefly on those dates, 9:30-9:45 a.m. and 12:30-12:45 p.m., for dry ice and liquid nitrogen sales and special-order pickups. Daily campus deliveries will be limited to gas cylinders only. Regular hours and services resume on Friday, June 10.

Reiman Gardens' summer hours start Saturday

Extended summer hours (9 a.m.-6 p.m.) at Reiman Gardens begin Saturday, May 28. These hours apply to the gardens and the gift shop; the butterfly wing will continue to close at 4:30 p.m. Reiman Gardens is open Memorial Day (May 30). 

CELT offers June workshops on flipped classrooms

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching will offer a 4-part workshop series to help instructors learn more about the flipped classroom and how to incorporate this approach into a course. It will be offered Tuesdays in June (10-11:30 a.m., 2030 Morrill). A flipped classroom is an instructional strategy that reverses the traditional educational arrangement by delivering instructional content, often online, outside of the classroom. It moves activities, including traditional homework, into the classroom. The goal of this summer workshop series is to help instructors and potential instructors start developing their course to a flipped classroom approach. Registration is free and online via Learn@ISU.

Progress continues toward new business, student technology system

Following the completion of an extensive request for proposal (RFP) and vetting process, negotiations will soon be underway with a vendor to provide Iowa State’s new enterprise resource planning and student information systems (ERP SIS). The ERP SIS is the cloud-based software that will run the university’s financial, human resources and student information systems. Nearly 400 stakeholders from the ISU community helped to identify requirements for the RFP and participated in vendor visits earlier this year. Watch for further announcements as the negotiation process is completed and the implementation process begins.

Reminder: Madden letters due June 1

Letters of appreciation to senior vice president for business and finance Warren Madden, who retires at the end of June, are due June 1 (unfolded, please) to Judy Hankins, 1350 Beardshear. The public reception for Madden will be held Friday, June 24.

State Fair volunteers sought

University Marketing is seeking faculty and staff volunteers to roll athletics posters and apply Iowa State tattoos at its State Fair exhibit Aug. 11-21. Two shifts are available daily: 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m. and 2:45-9 p.m. University employees who receive their supervisor’s approval and are interested in volunteering should sign up online by midnight on Friday, June 10. Questions may be directed to Maggie Feldmann, 294-3969, in the university marketing office.

World Refugee Day is June 4

ISU Extension and Outreach, community and economic development, is a sponsor of a World Refugee Day cultural celebration (noon-5 p.m.) and all-nations soccer tournament (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) on Saturday, June 4 (Valley Community Center, 4444 Fuller Rd., West Des Moines). Volunteers are needed for many aspects of the day.

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