Meet artist selected for Student Innovation Center
Provide your thoughts and input at a campus meet-and-greet reception with Boston-area artist Catherine Widgery and the Student Innovation Center public art committee on Wednesday, Feb. 22 (4:30-5:30 p.m., Christian Petersen Art Museum, Morrill). Widgery has been commissioned to create the public art for the student center. Refreshments will be served.
Lane closure scheduled for Haber Road this weekend
The northbound lane of Haber Road, from 13th Street to the railroad underpass, east of Frederiksen Court student apartments, will be closed for a period this weekend for underground utility work. The closure will start at 6 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, and be completed by 8 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 19.
50 degrees or higher? Golf course is open
Veenker Memorial Golf Course opened for business this week; the earliest opening on record. Through the winter season, if the forecasted high temperature for the day is 50 degrees or higher, the course will be open for play. A special pre-season rate is $25 for 9 holes with a cart, $35 for 18 holes with a cart. The performance center will be open for public use only when the course is closed.
Dead week policy approved; nursing degree and transfer GPA under consideration
The Faculty Senate tackled a full agenda at its Feb. 14 meeting, including a dead week policy change, new academic programs and a proposed increase for the transfer GPA requirement.
Doering named associate VP in student affairs
Laura Doering, ISU's registrar since 2012, was named associate vice president for enrollment management and student success. She succeeds Martino Harmon, who became senior vice president for student affairs last spring.
Englin assumes expanded VP role in student affairs
Pete Englin assumed additional duties as of Jan. 30, now serving as assistant vice president for student affairs as well as director of the residence department.
Forums scheduled for AESHM chair candidates
Three finalists for chair of the apparel, events and hospitality management department will take part in vision seminars and open forums as part of the interview process. Candidate information, including curriculum vitae and an evaluation form, can be found on the search website. Finalists and interview events include:
Eulanda Sanders, ISU apparel, events and hospitality management
- Feb. 21 (2:30-3:30 p.m., 001 MacKay), vision seminar
- Feb. 22 (9:30-10:30 a.m., 0331 Palmer), open forum
Sheila Scott, hospitality and retailing management, Texas Tech University, Lubbock
- Feb. 23 (1:30-2:30 p.m., W272 Lagomarcino), vision seminar
- Feb. 24 (9-10 a.m., 001 MacKay), open forum
Jana Hawley, family and consumer sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson
- Feb. 27 (1:30-2:30 p.m., 0331 Palmer), vision seminar
- Feb. 28 (9:30-10:30 a.m., 001 MacKay), public forum
Aging in Iowa topic of April 5 program
Linda Miller, director of the Iowa Department of Aging, will speak at "Aging in Iowa: Addressing Grand Challenges" on April 5 (3-4 p.m., presentation; 4-5 p.m., reception and poster session, MU Cardinal Room). Faculty and students are invited to present their work during the poster session. Space is limited, so please submit an abstract to Amanda Hillman by midnight March 1. If you plan to attend the event, please register online.
Travel ban could hurt international enrollment
During his remarks at the Feb. 2 Professional and Scientific Council meeting, senior vice president and provost Jonathan Wickert said a decline in international enrollment may be similar to the drop following the 9/11 attacks. He encouraged the ISU community to be supportive of individuals impacted by the travel ban.
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Making way for the Student Innovation Center
Around April 1, demolition will begin on three 80+-years-old structures to clear the west campus site for the Student Innovation Center.