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, email@example.com.
Meeting materials and an agenda for the June meeting will be posted to the regents homepage by May 31.
Reminder: East section of Osborn Drive closes June 6 for several weeks
A short section of Osborn Drive, from Stange Road to Farmhouse Lane, will be closed June 6-28 so crews can connect underground utilities to the Bessey Hall east addition. During this time, the Stange barricades east of Lagomarcino Hall will be removed, and vehicles and CyRide buses will access central campus via Stange. Food truck vendors assigned to the Stange Road space west of Kildee temporarily will set up shop along Bissell Road on the west side of campus (Finleys will be south of Coover Hall and El Mexicana will be south of Hoover Hall).
Leath fills two top university posts
Retired Rear Admiral Kate Gregory has been named senior vice president for university services and Husch Blackwell attorney Michael Norton, university counsel. Subject to approval by the Iowa Board of Regents, the two will start July 11.
Veterinary blood bank seeks dog, cat donors
The College of Veterinary Medicine's 18-year-old animal blood bank relies on donations from local healthy pets -- and their obliging owners.
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).
Memorial Day ceremony is May 30
Employees, retirees, spouses and ISU alumni and friends will be remembered during Iowa State's Memorial Day ceremony May 30.
Leath named to NCAA board of directors
President Leath will join the National Collegiate Athletic Association's board of directors on June 1.
Visitors keep campus busy during summer
Iowa State is the destination of choice for many groups to hold their summer meetings and events. Find out which groups will be on campus, and when.
Strategic plan headed to regents for final OK
The i's have been dotted and t's crossed on Iowa State's next strategic plan, which is scheduled to go into effect July 1. The plan needs final approval by the Iowa Board of Regents.
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.
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.