January 31, 2003
Regents approve parking deck plans
by Anne Krapfl
Construction on a 185-stall parking deck over lot 50B on the east side of
campus will begin later this spring following approval Jan. 16 by the Board
of Regents, State of Iowa. The regents approved a budget ($3.1 million) and
schematic design for the structure, which is scheduled for completion in
December. Lot 50B will be resurfaced as part of the project.
The parking deck will be made of pre-cast concrete and brick, with metal
canopies and railings. Parking system bonds and parking revenues will pay
for the project.
The regents also gave Iowa State officials permission to begin planning for
the renovation of Morrill Hall. President Gregory Geoffroy announced a $1
million gift to the project from Lyle and Nancy Campbell, Paradise Valley,
Ariz., during the meeting.
And the regents received several annual reports from Iowa State, including
the Iowa State Center, faculty professional development activities, faculty
tenure and faculty resignations. Chris Clover, CEO of Mechdyne Corp,
Marshalltown, spoke about assistance his company received from Iowa State
during an annual report presentation on economic development and technology
In other business, the regents:
The regents' next meeting is March 11-12 in Ames. A Feb. 19 conference call
meeting is scheduled.
- Approved the appointment of Benjamin Allen as ISU vice president
for academic affairs and provost.
- Approved phasing out two engineering undergraduate programs:
engineering science and engineering applications.
- Approved two departmental name changes in the College of Engineering:
civil and construction engineering becomes civil, construction and
environmental engineering; and aerospace engineering and engineering
mechanics becomes simply, aerospace engineering.
- Received a report of a new Center for Research on Dietary Botanical
Supplements. Staff of the center will focus on the genetic, developmental
and environmental qualities of echinacea and St. John's wort. The center
will offer a pre-doctoral training program at Iowa State and a professional
training program at the University of Iowa. Center funding comes from the
National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National
Institutes of Health. A center director will report to the ISU Center for
Designing Foods to Improve Nutrition.
- Received a report of a new Community Vitality Center, to be
administered by ISU Extension. Funded largely by a USDA grant, the center
aims to help revitalize Iowa. Center staff and ISU students will work with
leaders in small and medium-size towns to establish networks that improve
Iowa's competitiveness for attracting business and residents.
ISU tenure report
| Fall 2002: || 1,720
| Tenured ||59.3%
| Tenure-track || 19.5%
| Non-tenure-track || 21.2%
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