Underground work at Lincoln Way/Beach intersection scheduled over break

Crews for the city of Ames will perform maintenance repairs on a large-diameter pipe beneath the intersection of Lincoln Way and Beach over winter break. The work will be performed at night to minimize conflicts with traffic, and a detour around the work site will be provided. The actual date(s) for the repairs will be shared when they are set.

FPM launches a speakers bureau

Facilities Planning and Management (FPM) has started a speakers bureau to connect the experience and expertise of staff members with campus and community interests and needs. About a dozen FPM staff members are on board to provide presentations, tours, technical assistance for class projects and more. Contact a staff member directly to make arrangements for their assistance.

Tickets on sale for 'Dancing With the Stars'

Fans of season 25 of "Dancing With the Stars" can see their favorite performers live on stage at Stephens Auditorium Feb. 5, 2018 (7:30 p.m.). Tickets, from $39.50 to $79.50, are available at the Stephens ticket office (Monday-Friday, noon to 6 p.m.) or online through Ticketmaster

Walk safely across campus this winter

Environmental health and safety (EHS) wants the Iowa State community to remember to walk carefully across campus this winter. Plan your route, be alert for icy patches and wear appropriate footwear. To help keep campus safe for everyone, please report slippery sidewalks or building entrances to EHS, 294-5359, or to facilities planning and management, 294-5100. View EHS' winter preparedness website for more information. 

Chemistry Stores is open one day over winter break

Chemistry Stores, 1400 Gilman, will be closed from 4 p.m. Dec. 21 to 7:30 a.m. Jan.  2, with one exception: It will be open Wednesday, Dec. 27 (9 a.m.-3 p.m.).

Memorial service for Glenda McIntire is Dec. 19

A memorial service for former staff member Glenda McIntire will be held Tuesday, Dec. 19 (6:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1036 7th St., Nevada.) McIntire died Nov. 22 in West Des Moines from complications of Alzheimer's disease. She was 74. McIntire worked on campus as an administrative specialist from 1977 through 2001, in the animal science department, College of Agriculture Research Farms, sponsored programs accounting and, for 13 years, in university relations. Obituary.

Registration opens Dec. 7 for P&S Council professional development conference

Registration opens Dec. 7 for the 2018 Professional and Scientific Council professional development conference, "Cultivate Your Adventure: Growing Your Future." The conference is Feb. 14 (8 a.m.-4:45 p.m., Scheman Building). Cost through Jan. 23 is $90; $105 from Jan. 24 to Feb. 7. Registration forms and more information is online. 

Nominations sought for student employee-of-the-year

Nominations are being accepted for the university's 2018 Student Employee of the Year award. A faculty/staff committee will select the recipient based on a student's reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism and unique contributions to the employer. Nominees must be undergraduates employed part-time on campus for a minimum of six months between June 1, 2017, and May 31, 2018 (anticipated). The nomination form and instructions are online in Qualtrics and must be completed in one sitting. Nominations are due Feb. 2, 2018, and a ceremony twill be held Feb. 27 to honor all nominees and announce the award recipient. Questions may be directed to Julie Arnold, 294-0103, or Erin Schwartz, 294-0102, in the office of student financial aid.

Reserve spring course materials with library now

Instructors who wish to place required materials on reserve in Parks Library for spring semester should submit requests now. The forms (electronic or printable) are online.

New title for Foreman reflects expanded role

Margo Foreman, who will continue to direct the office of equal opportunity, has a new title: assistant vice president for diversity and inclusion and equal opportunity. The expanded capacity more accurately reflects the role she plays in the diversity and inclusion division's growth and development, as well as additional duties she will take on.

Chemistry Stores plans Dec. 20 event

Chemistry Stores will hold a customer appreciation reception on Wednesday, Dec. 20 (8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.). Snacks and refreshments will be provided.  

Volunteers needed for upcoming Science Bowl competitions

Approximately 150 volunteers are needed for the 2018 high school and middle school Science Bowl competitions, Jan. 27 and Feb. 24, respectively. Volunteers will serve as moderators, scientific judges, timekeepers and scorekeepers. Individuals also are needed to help set up the competition rooms prior to each event. Register online to volunteer. Volunteers will be notified of their assignments prior to the events. Volunteer training will occur in January and February. 

Tickets for Ron White comedy show go on sale Dec. 8

Stand-up comedian Ron White will perform Friday, March 2 (8 p.m.), at Stephens Auditorium. Tickets, $45, $55 and $69, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8, via Ticketmaster, including the Stephens Auditorium ticket office. Since 2004, White, nominated twice for a Grammy Award and a veteran of the popular Blue Collar Comedy Tour (2000-06), has been one of the top three grossing stand-up comedians on tour in this country.

Timeline of benefits confirmation statements

Employees who wish to view their updated ISU Plan benefits confirmation statements may do so in AccessPlus beginning at 9 a.m. on Dec. 1. Any corrections to those statements must be submitted to university human resources, 3810 Beardshear Hall, by 5 p.m. on Dec. 8. Final benefits statements will be available on AccessPlus beginning at 9 a.m. on Dec. 15.

Search opens for School of Education director

Applications are being accepted in the search for the School of Education's next director, with a targeted closing date on Feb. 2, 2018. Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search is assisting with the national search. Finalists are expected to be on campus in March, with a new director in place in July. Current director Marlene Strathe will retire when the successful candidate is on board.

Project LEA/RN Workshop scheduled for Jan. 3-4

ISU's Project LEA/RN will host a workshop for educators on Jan. 3-4, 2018 (9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily). Up to 20 participants will share insights about the brain based on current research and its implications, engage in strategies that promote interaction and deep thinking, and apply their new understandings in the situations where they facilitate learning. The strategies and concepts are directly applicable to classes, orientation sessions, extension meetings or any other learning situations. To enroll, or for more information, email associate director Jan Wiersema. Materials and lunch are provided at no cost to participants.

Parks Library helps students prepare for finals

In a continued effort to help students prepare for finals, Parks Library will be open 24/7 Dec. 3-15 to allow students a quiet place to study. For those who need extra stress relief, the ever-popular Barks@Parks will take place in the library's upper rotunda (follow the paw prints) on Dec. 4, 6 and 8 (1-5 p.m.); Dec. 5 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) and Dec. 7 (10 a.m.-noon). In addition, Student Wellness is sponsoring other stress-relief activities, such as color pages, games and chair massages. 

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