Announcements

Lunabotics club heads to international competition

 

The ISU Lunabotics Club is competing this week (July 23-24) in the PISCES Robotic International Space Mining Competition in Hilo, Hawaii. Team Cyclone Space Mining is one of seven college or university teams competing to see who can mine the most regolith at the site used by Apollo astronauts training for moon missions. The PISCES You Tube channel will broadcast the competition.

 

Beach Road traffic limited by steam line work July 21-Aug. 8

Drivers are advised to avoid Beach Road on the east side of campus for about three weeks beginning Monday, July 21. Work on the steam line project in the Richardson Court  area will severely restrict traffic, especially for southbound traffic on Beach Road. The road will not close, however the area will be congested.

Creek cleaners dislodge 200 pounds of garbage

The sixth annual College Creek cleanup, rescheduled from June 28 to July 12 due to high waters, was another success. Twenty-seven volunteers collectively provided about 75 hours to pick up trash in and around the portion of College Creek that flows through campus (Lincoln Way adjacent to the MU ramp to University Boulevard). They collected approximately 200 pounds of trash, primarily cans, bottles and plastic bags.

Faculty: Help test plagiarism software

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching is leading a pilot test of the Turnitin plagiarism detection software. The program checks students’ work for potential plagiarism by comparing it against the world’s largest comparison database. Students also can check their own work before submitting final assignments. Instructors who are interested in participating should contact Allan Schmidt, aschmidt@iastate.edu, by Aug. 1.

EH&S safety summit is July 18

Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) is holding a summer safety summit, "Misadventures: A Story of Success After a Mishap," on Friday, July 18 (7:45-9 a.m., 1230 EH&S Building). Registration is free; more information is available online. Call 4-5359 with questions.

Submit library reserves for fall courses now

Instructors who wish to place required materials on reserve at Parks Library for fall semester should submit requests now.  Forms are available on the library's website.

Hold the date: Race checkpoint event is July 26

Ames is a checkpoint site on Day 6 of the eight-day American Solar Car Challenge, and Iowa State will host an event near the checkpoint site at the Iowa State Center. The university community is invited to take part and cheer on Iowa State's Team PrISUm Saturday, July 26 (1-4 p.m., Lot D-2 north of Jack Trice Stadium). Other event details will be announced next week. About 20 university solar car teams will race from Austin, Texas, to Minneapolis July 21-28.

Sweeney Hall will reopen July 21

Sweeney Hall, which has been closed to the public due to smoke and water damage from a May 30 fire, will return to its regular open hours beginning Monday, July 21. The building will be open daily from 7 a.m. to midnight and locked all day on holidays.

Aug. 1 hearing precedes regents' telephonic meeting

If you'd like to comment on any items scheduled for discussion at the state Board of Regents Aug. 6  telephonic meeting, you have several options:

  •  Attend one of six public hearings held at the regents institutions and board office July 31-Aug. 1. Iowa State's hearing is Aug. 1 (4-5 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, sdoyle@iastate.edu.

Meeting materials and an agenda for the August meeting will be posted to the regents homepage by July 29.

Veishea Task Force report to Leath

The 2014 Veishea Task Force’s final report and recommendations have been delivered to Iowa State University President Steven Leath, Senior Vice President Tom Hill confirmed this afternoon (July 11).

President Leath will review the report and announce his decision with respect to the recommendations by early August. He issued the following statement:

“Today, the Veishea Task Force delivered its report to my office. I’m grateful for the hard work done by this group of faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members. I’m particularly grateful to Senior Vice President for Student Affairs Tom Hill, who served as chair of the task force.

I’m making the task force report available today because I understand the broad interest in the work of the task force. The report (and appendices) are available on the Veishea Task Force webpage,” Leath said.

- See more at: http://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2014/07/11/veisheareport#sthash.6F19Dnub.dpuf

The 2014 Veishea Task Force’s final report and recommendations have been delivered to Iowa State University President Steven Leath, Senior Vice President Tom Hill confirmed this afternoon (July 11).

President Leath will review the report and announce his decision with respect to the recommendations by early August. He issued the following statement:

“Today, the Veishea Task Force delivered its report to my office. I’m grateful for the hard work done by this group of faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members. I’m particularly grateful to Senior Vice President for Student Affairs Tom Hill, who served as chair of the task force.

I’m making the task force report available today because I understand the broad interest in the work of the task force. The report (and appendices) are available on the Veishea Task Force webpage,” Leath said.

- See more at: http://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2014/07/11/veisheareport#sthash.6F19Dnub.dpuf

The 2014 Veishea Task Force’s final report and recommendations were delivered to President Steven Leath on July 11. Leath thanked the task force and its chair, senior vice president for student affairs Tom Hill, for its hard work. He said he will review the report and announce his decision with respect to the recommendations by early August. He  added he was making the task force report available today because of the broad interest in the work of the task force. The report (and appendices) are available on the Veishea Task Force website.

Network upgrade snags the phones

A major upgrade that will boost Iowa State's network capacity from 10 GB to 100 GB hit a snag July 9 when a malfunction in the new equipment brought down the university phone system, and to a lesser extent, other online campus services. Angela Bradley, ITS associate chief information officer, apologized for the network problems and said outside consultants have been helping campus engineers troubleshoot what appears to be a hardware issue with some new routers.

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