February 2023

Workshop presenters sought for state 4-H youth conference

Iowa 4-H Council, a unit of ISU Extension and Outreach, invites faculty and staff to lead an educational workshop at the annual Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, July 27-29, on campus. The conference is open to Iowa students in grades 8-12, and the 90-minute workshops focus on career opportunities, future planning, life and leadership skills, cultural enrichment, and current issues and opportunities. A list of suggested topics is online, and the workshop proposal form is due March 31. Questions may be directed to Madeleine Bretey-Smith. Choose from three presentation options:

  • 3-day continued workshop with the same delegates, more in-depth on the topic each day
  • 2-day continued workshop with the same delegates
  • 1, 2 or 3 days, presenting the same workshop for different audiences

Nominations due March 1 for 2023-24 leadership academy

The office of the senior vice president and provost seeks nominations by March 1 for the 2023-24 cohort of the Emerging Leaders Academy. ELA fosters and enhances the leadership development of faculty and P&S staff currently serving in leadership roles or those who aspire to such positions. During the academic year, the cohort participates in monthly leadership activities led by content experts and facilitators. Participants also work in teams to complete a university-related capstone project. More information regarding eligibility and the nomination process is online. Next fall's cohort will be announced by April 1. Questions may be directed to Katharine Hensley in the provost's office.

Town & Gown Musicale tickets on sale now

The Ames Town & Gown Chamber Music Association's annual Musicale will be held Saturday, Feb. 18 (7 p.m., St. John's by the Campus Episcopal Church, 2338 Lincoln Way). Tickets, $50 (students $15) may be purchased online or at the door, and include a post-performance reception with hors d'oeuvres and desserts. Numerous Iowa State faculty and students will perform.

ISCORE registration is open

Registration opened Feb. 1 for the the 23nd annual Thomas L. Hill Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE) on Friday, March 3. ISCORE is the university's comprehensive forum on issues of race and ethnicity and provides an ongoing platform of sharing and applying knowledge through presentations and workshops. It's free and open to all faculty, staff and students. A preconference for faculty, staff and graduate students will be held Wednesday, March 1 (10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.).

Horticulture club hosts Valentine's bouquet sale

Members of the horticulture club are selling rose, carnation and a few featured flower bouquets Feb. 13-14 (9 a.m.-3 p.m. daily, east foyer of Union Drive Community Center). Pre-orders (custom or pre-designed) will be taken through 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, or walk up to purchase flowers on those days. Bouquet prices range from $15 to $65. Cash, check and credit cards are accepte payment. Proceeds support the club's travel.

Undergraduate 'research in the capitol' applications due Feb. 6

The annual Research in the Capitol, featuring undergraduate research at Iowa's three regent universities, will be held Monday, March 6. Faculty or staff mentoring undergraduate researchers should encourage them to complete the RIC abstract form by Feb. 6. Applications may be submitted by individuals or small groups. Iowa State sends 15 research projects to the event, where undergraduates display posters and describe their research to legislators, reporters and university administrators, serving as ambassadors to convey the depth and variety of research on campus. Submissions are evaluated by topic, relevance to legislative interests and geographic representation. Students or their research mentors may contact Svitlana Zbarska, undergraduate research program coordinator, for more information.

Heart health for Iowa Staters

February is American Heart Month, and environmental health and safety (EHS) staff remind the campus community that the prevalence of heart diseases and heart defects in our country means you could be present when someone experiences sudden cardiac arrest. EHS coordinates the university's automated external defibrillator (AED) program, which provides equipment and training to increase the survival rate for people who experience sudden cardiac arrest. Learn more about the AED program and other heart health resources. Be prepared; be safe.