Chemistry Stores' customer appreciation is Dec. 18

The Chemistry Stores staff invites its customers to a winter appreciation open house on Tuesday, Dec. 18 (8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 1351 Gilman). Snacks and refreshments will be available.

Register now for annual P&S conference

Registration is open for the 7th annual Professional and Scientific Professional Development Conference, Cultivate Your Adventure: Planting the Seeds of Success, scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 (8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Scheman Building). Sessions will focus on cultivating professional as well as personal development on topics related to leadership, health and wellness, professional resources and human interactions. Experience growth, encouragement and positive social interactions with your colleagues while gaining skills and knowledge you can use. Registration is $100 through Jan. 28 and $120 from Jan. 29 to Feb. 12. Additional information, including the registration site, is online.

ISU Police phone test scheduled for Dec. 20

ISU Police will test redundancy of its phone system on Thursday, Dec. 20 (10 a.m.-noon) to ensure continued reliable communication with dispatch. Anyone calling the non-emergency ISU Police phone number, 515-294-4428, may experience intermittent outages during this time. An alternate number, 515-294-1777, is available, and in an outage, 911 calls automatically roll to the Ames Police Department.

Tickets for Dane Cook performance go on sale Friday

Dane Cook's "Tell It Like It Is" tour is coming to Stephens Auditorium Oct. 3, 2019 (7:30 p.m. ). Tickets for the general public, which range from $39.50 to $59.50, go on sale at noon Friday, Dec. 14, via LiveNation. Cook is a stand-up comedian and a versatile actor who has appeared in both films and television.

Submit to library course reserve now for spring semester

Instructors who wish to place required materials on reserve for spring semester should submit requests now. Forms are online.

Share your thoughts on campustown business lineup

The Campustown Action Association is conducting a survey to find out what services and businesses users think are missing from the neighborhood. ISU faculty and staff are an audience the group would like to hear from. Take the four-question survey online before the end of this month.

Instructors sought for TAG summer camps

The Office of Admissions Early Outreach seeks faculty, staff, graduate students and local teachers who want to teach summer camp courses for talented and gifted students entering grades 3-11 in the fall. Instructors are monetarily compensated for their time in the classroom. Proposals are due Jan. 18, 2019. For more information or to submit a proposal, visit the instructor proposal website. Questions may be directed to Kody Henke, 515-294-5689. The summer camp programs are:

  • Adventures (week 1 June 17-21, week 2 June 24-28), grades 3-6
  • Discoveries (June 10-13), grades 7-8
  • Explorations (week 1 July 7-12, week 2 July 14-19), grades 9-11

Save the date for Cyclone Family Weekend

Cyclone Family Weekend 2019 will be held Oct 11-13. Students and their families are invited to enjoy a lineup of activities on camps and around Ames. Check the Cyclone Family Weekend website for updates on registration, events and other details.

Veterans Center is on the move

Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, the Veterans Center, established in 2012 within the office of the registrar, will transition to the dean of students office. The center's mission is focused on the success of veterans, military personnel and family members, a unique student population, similar to the goals of the international students and scholars office, center for LGBTQIA+ student success and office of multicultural student affairs, which all reside in the dean of students office. The Veterans Center team, responsible for providing programming, services and support to veteran and military-affiliated students, will continue to collaborate with the registrar's office and the veterans certification team. The center's location remains in 3540 Memorial Union.

Volunteers needed for statewide Science Bowls in January, February

Ames Laboratory Science Bowl is seeking 150 volunteers, both scientific and nonscientific, for its 2019 regional competitions, High School Science Bowl on Saturday, Jan. 26, and Middle School Science Bowl on Saturday, Feb. 16 (8 a.m.-5 p.m. each day on campus). Student teams from across Iowa will square off in fast-paced, game-show style rounds of questions from a wide range of science and math disciplines. Volunteers serve as moderators, judges, timekeepers, scorekeepers and runners, and receive a buffet lunch, T-shirt and other goodies. Shifts range from 4 to 8 hours. For more information or to sign up, see the Science Bowl Volunteers website.

Jan. 16 reception set for Women Impacting ISU calendar honorees

The 12 women honored by the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics in its 13th annual Women Impacting ISU calendar will be recognized in a Jan. 16 ceremony from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Memorial Union Sun Room. A half-hour program will begin at 4 p.m. After the program, copies of the calendar will be distributed for free. Three students, four faculty and five staff members were selected for the calendar, which honors women whose leadership has made a difference at Iowa State.

Register now for Project LEA/RN workshop Jan. 8-9

Project LEA/RN will host a workshop on Jan. 8-9, 2019 (9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, 1022 Agronomy) aimed at training educators to help their students learn the kind of thinking required by professionals to solve complex problems. Faculty, staff and graduate students are welcome. Participants will share insights about the brain based on current research, engage in strategies that promote interaction and deep thinking, and apply them to situations in which they facilitate learning -- classes, orientation sessions, extension meetings or other learning situations. To register or for more information, contact Project LEA/RN director Jan Wiersema, 294-4030.

Volunteers sought for LEGO state championships in January

Engineering Community Outreach is looking for volunteers for the FIRST® LEGO® League Iowa State Championships Jan. 19-20, 2019 (7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily) in multiple campus buildings. FLL is designed to get students ages 9-14 excited about science, technology and engineering. More information, including the volunteer registration site, is online, or email

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