Forums planned for international students and scholars director finalists
Three finalists will interview April 22-26 in the search for the next director of the international students and scholars office. Open forums are scheduled during the campus interviews. Information, including resumes and candidate evaluation forms, is available on the student affairs search website. Open forum dates (11 a.m.-noon) and finalists are:
- April 22, Michelle Larsen-Krieg, University of Colorado, Denver (MU Gold Room)
- April 24, Brendan O'Brien, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York (MU Gold Room)
- April 26, Ali Soltanshahi, Cleveland State University, Ohio (3512 MU)
Live United food drive kicks off April 29
The 11th annual Live United food drive will take place April 29-May 9 on campus. Donations will benefit Story County food pantries, ensuring children and families have food during the summer. Nonperishable items and monetary donations can be dropped off at 18 sites on campus. The food drive's website includes campus dropoff locations, a list of preferred donation items and information on making monetary donations in person or online. Questions may be directed to food drive co-chairs Haley Cook, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, or Tara Fisher, Ivy College of Business.
Reiman Gardens to extend hours for tulip display
Reiman Gardens will extend its weekend hours during peak week to allow visitors to enjoy more than 55,000 tulips and thousands of other spring blooms. The gardens will be open until 8 p.m. April 27 and May 2-4. Gold, red and black tulips highlight the display that was inspired by the 2019 theme "Toys & Games." The gift shop also will stay open until 8 p.m. on those days, but the butterfly wing will close at 4:30 p.m. The extended hours offer an opportunity to see the spring bulb display inside the tropical plant conservatory.
Stanford political scientist to speak about partisanship
Political scientist Shanto Iyengar, a Stanford University professor, will speak about the intensification of partisan effect in a seminar in 368A Heady Hall from 3:40 to 5 p.m. April 26. Iyengar’s teaching and research address the role of the news media and mass communication in contemporary politics. The seminar is presented by the economics and political science departments.
April 26 event celebrates World Intellectual Property Day
The ISU Research Foundation and the Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer are hosting a World Intellectual Property Day celebration Friday, April 26 (11 a.m.-1 p.m., Parks Library lawn). The worldwide goal is to raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and design impact daily life. ISU's event highlights innovations developed by Iowa State researchers and includes samples of food products developed with ISU inventions. Meet faculty who are an important part of ISU's intellectual property engine.