Funeral service for Karl Gschneidner is May 3
Karl Gschneidner Jr., Distinguished Professor Emeritus in materials science and engineering, died April 27 in Ames. He was 85. A funeral Mass will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, at St. Cecilia Church, 2900 Hoover Ave. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 2, at Adams Funeral Home, 502 Douglas Ave.
A new high-tech classroom in Lagomarcino Hall is helping ISU's education majors become better teachers
Pammel Drive to be resuraced, striped as two-lane road
Painted medians and center turn lanes should create a safer environment for pedestrians and give Pammel Drive, which will become a two-lane road, a campus feel rather than a commuter feel.
Class designs playable carillon model
A functional, portable one-fifth scale model of ISU's iconic campanile and carillon will be developed over the next two years by students and faculty in several departments.
Group plant sale is May 7-8 at Reiman Gardens
Several campus and local organizations will host a large plant sale on May 7-8 (rain or shine) in the Reiman Gardens parking lot. Plants for sale include perennials for sun and shade; herbs and vegetables; Iowa natives; woody plants including trees, shrubs and Buck roses; container annuals and hanging baskets. Hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Credit card, check and cash are accepted as payment. Campus groups whose programming will benefit from the sale are the graduate student horticulture society, horticulture club, ecology, evolution and organismal biology department and Reiman Gardens.
Movie night at Jack Trice set for May 14
The athletics department's 4th annual Movie Night at Jack Trice Stadium will feature Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Saturday, May 14 (7 p.m., north, south and east gates open at 6 p.m.). It's free and open to the public, and attendees are welcome to dress in costume. Movie goers may sit either on the field (blankets only, no chairs), or in the east side or south end zone bleachers. Handicap-accessible seating is available on the east tarmac. Limited concessions will be sold at reduced prices; movie goers may bring in snacks and unopened bottled water. In case of inclement weather, the event will move to Hilton Coliseum (same time).
Memorial Union's awards ceremony is April 29
The university community is invited to the Memorial Union's annual awards ceremony on Friday, April 29 (2 p.m., MU Gallery). Among those to be honored are: recipients of the MU's three awards recognizing individuals who make a difference, MU employees who've reached a five-year milestone in their employment, outgoing MU board members and outgoing graduate students in the Student Activities Center. The ceremony is open to the public.
Memorial service for Nikki Bado is April 30
Associate professor of religious studies Nikki Bado died on Friday, April 22. A memorial service will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Ada Hayden Heritage Park, 5205 Grand Ave., in north Ames.
Craft supply swap scheduled for April 30-May 1
The Workspace in the east basement of the Memorial Union will host a craft supply swap Saturday-Sunday, April 30 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) and May 1 (1-4 p.m.). Bring in items that you aren’t going to use, but can’t bring yourself to throw away. Swap for new or new-to-you supplies from The Workspace and other participants. The Workspace doesn't enforce any swap rules, but simply hosts this opportunity to swap and recycle. It's free and open to the public.
Stand Against Racism campaign is April 28-May 1
The YWCA Ames-ISU is encouraging the university community to participate in a national "Stand Against Racism" campaign April 28-May 1. Participants wear orange to show their support and post photos (as individuals or offices/departments) to several social media sites. More information is online or contact executive director Angela Merrick.
Relief for Ecuadorian earthquake victims
Ecuadorian students and staff members are coordinating donations to help people in their native country recover from the April 16 earthquake. Students will be outside Parks Library April 25-29 (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. daily) providing information and taking donations. Dropoff locations for donations also are at: MU East Student Office Space, State Gym, 2080 Student Services, 2104 Agronomy and 119 Kildee. Monetary donations also can be made online to these organizations:
Second LEGO exhibit opens Saturday at Reiman Gardens
Thirteen new, nature-inspired sculptures made from 500,000 LEGO bricks will reside at Reiman Gardens April 23-Oct. 31 during the gardens' second "Nature Connects" exhibition. Gardens admission is free for ISU students with I.D.
MU fountain plaza project begins in May
The area surrounding the Fountain of the Four Seasons on the Memorial Union front lawn will be relandscaped this summer. The project will complement the cast stone wall installed last year on the north side of Union Drive. Work begins May 9.
Safety escort app may debut this fall
A new smartphone app will make it easier than ever to request safe escort across campus between dusk and dawn.
Bridge repairs will close Stange Road for 30 days
Students staying in Ames this summer: A Stange Road closure (between 13th Street and Schilletter/University Village) begins Monday, May 9. Vehicles will be detoured; pedestrians and bicyclists shouldn't be affected.
Regents will revisit 2016-17 tuition rates
State funding increase for the next fiscal year is less than one-third of what was requested to address issues associated with Iowa State's rapid enrollment growth.
Regents approve 2016-17 faculty P&T list
Meeting April 21 in Council Bluffs, the state Board of Regents approved faculty promotion and tenure cases at the three regent universities, including 58 cases at Iowa State. The new titles and promotions take effect in July for A-base (12-month) faculty and in August for B-base faculty.
Fashion show exhibit opens April 27
Winning garments from the student-run 2016 Fashion Show are featured in an exhibition that opens Wednesday, April 27, and runs through Aug. 26 in the Mary Alice Gallery, 1015 Morrill. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. on April 27. The gallery is open weekdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Barks@Parks returns week of April 25
Barks@Parks returns for Dead Week, April 25-29 (1-4 p.m. daily, 199 Parks Library). Follow the paw prints (literally) to the new location in the library. Dogs of various breeds will be on hand to comfort students in what has become a favorite study break for many. All of the canine companions have certification from Therapy Dogs International and/or the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen program.
Registration is open for summer camp on athletic training
The athletic training department will hold its annual summer camp June 9-11 for students in grades 8-12 interested in athletic training as a career. Participants get a first-hand look at the profession; a daily schedule is online. The cost is $260 ($200 for commuters); register online. Questions may be directed to Cyclone athletic trainer Vic Miller, kinesiology department, 294-3587.
Nominations sought for 2017 'women impacting ISU' calendar
The Catt Center will accept nominations for its 2017 "Women Impacting ISU" calendar through Sept. 30. Any woman who is currently employed by the university (must still be employed for the 2016 calendar year) or is a current student at Iowa State is eligible to be nominated. Self-nominations will not be considered. Those selected for the 2017 calendar will be notified in November. More information, including the nomination form, is online.