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Nov. 7, 2008


Nominate future leaders

Nominations are sought for the newly created Emerging Leaders Academy, initiated by the executive vice president and provost's office. The academy is designed to enhance leadership development opportunities for faculty and professional and scientific staff. The inaugural cohort will comprise 20-25 faculty and staff. Eligibility requirements and the nomination form are online.

Learn about an MBA

Anyone interested in learning more about ISU's MBA program may attend an informational lunch and learn Nov. 18 (noon-1 p.m., 1360 Gerdin). Lunch is provided. RSVP to Jenny Reitano, 4-7819,

Wrestling season opens Nov. 13

The Iowa State wrestling team is in the hunt for a third straight Big 12 team championship. The home season opens Nov. 13 against Utah Valley. A wrestling season ticket remains unchanged at $60 for Iowa State faculty and staff. The order form is in the "tickets" section at

Save the date for science fair

The 2009 State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa will be held March 27-28 at Hilton Coliseum and the Scheman Building. Fair organizers expect more than 525 students to participate and hope to recruit 400-plus judges. Registration for judges (which hasn't opened yet) will be online. Questions may be directed to Vicki Speake, 4-5738,

Summer mentors sought

The Program for Women in Science and Engineering seeks mentors among faculty, staff and affiliate researchers for the 2009 undergraduate summer research internship program. The application deadline is Feb. 13, 2009. More information about the program, including the mentor interest form, is online. Questions may be directed to Lora Leigh Chrystal, 4-5278,

Reminder to student club advisers

All student organization members who will prepare or serve food from a temporary food establishment at ISU events this year must attend "SafeFood 101" training. The final session for fall semester will be held Tuesday, Nov. 11 (6:30-7:30 p.m., MU Cardinal Room). Reservations are required. More information, including registration, is online, or by contacting Susie Hamilton in the office of risk management, 4-8612.

Faculty: How to work with VRAC

The Virtual Reality Applications Center (VRAC) and graduate program in Human Computer Interaction seeks a wider range of faculty collaboration on grants and projects. Staff will host an informational session Tuesday, Nov. 18 (4-6 p.m., 1620 Howe), that includes:

  • A discussion on how to collaborate with VRAC and HCI (30 min.)
  • A tour of the C6 and other facilities (45 min.)
  • A networking session for several upcoming NSF/NIH/DoD solicitations (45 min.)

The session will be repeated Wednesday, Dec. 10 (same time and location). Several grant solicitations, with December and February deadlines, are being considered. More information is online, or contact Stephen Gilbert, 4-6782,

Brooke named to associate dean post

Corly Brooke, professor in human development and family studies, has been named associate dean for undergraduate programs, diversity, equity, and community programs in the College of Human Sciences, effective Jan. 1, 2009, through June 30, 2011. Brooke's appointment as interim chair of human development and family studies ends Dec. 31.

Start times moved for Nov. 8 home athletics events

The athletics department has moved the start time for men's basketball (3:30 p.m.) and volleyball (7 p.m.) contests Nov. 8 at Hilton. The changes are intended to accommodate fans following the football team, which plays at 12:30 p.m. (CST) at Colorado. Basketball fans can stay in Hilton between events or use their tickets for readmission to the volleyball match.

Campus forums

Open forums (11 a.m.-noon) will be held in 311 Enrollment Services Center for two finalists for the communications manager post in enrollment services. The candidates and their forum dates are:

  • JoEllen Zmolek Nyquist, Innova Ideas and Services, Ames, Nov. 12
  • Judi Eyles, ISU Pappajohn Center, Nov. 13

Wine and cheese gathering

Reiman Gardens Gift Shop is hosting a wine and cheese night from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 13. Patrons can sample wines and cheeses while browsing for holiday gifts. Discounts and coupons will be available. Cohorts receive a 10 percent discount off their purchases. For more information, call 4-9082.

DOS appointments

Dean of Students Dione Somerville last week announced three new hires within her office. Michelle Boettcher is the new assistant dean of students and director of judicial affairs, and Sara Kellogg was selected as the assistant director of judicial affairs. Both served interim appointments in these offices during the searches for the permanent candidates. Bradley Freihoefer will start Nov. 17 as coordinator of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender student services. He comes to ISU from Minnesota State, Mankato, where he is finishing a certificate program and has volunteered in the campus LGBT center.