College Faculty-Staff Meeting Today
Our first college faculty-staff meeting of fall semester will be from noon–1 p.m. today, Sept. 28, via Webex. See the agenda. The proposal for a Master of Community Development will be presented for the second time as old business and there will be a call for an electronic vote. You can access the meeting at https://iastate.webex.com/iastate/j.php?MTID=m9dc9b6b37756a42065bd2e1330c454ec
New Hours at Covid-19 Testing Site
Beginning today, Sept. 28, the university's primary COVID-19 testing site at Johnny's in Hilton Coliseum will have new service hours. They are 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Wednesday; and 9 a.m.–noon Saturday. Faculty, staff and students should continue to call (515) 294-5801 (option 9) to schedule an appointment, or make an appointment online.
Reminder: Title IX Training Required by Oct. 1
If you have not already done so, please remember to complete the university's new Title IX training by this Thursday, Oct. 1. If you are a supervisor, you are required to complete the "Title IX Training – Supervisor" course; all other employees must complete the "Title IX Training – Non-supervisor" course. Both courses are available in Learn@ISU. Select "My Requirements" from the "My Menu" dropdown menu. Find learning track "EO Training" or enter "Title IX" in the search bar menu. If you supervise employees, click on "Launch" by the supervisor course. If you do not supervise employees, click on "Launch" by the non-supervisor course.
Reminder: CELT Inclusive Faculty Classroom Fellow
The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) invites tenured and term faculty at the rank of associate or full professor to apply for a half-time, three-year position as an Inclusive Classroom Faculty Fellow, beginning no later than January 2021. All applicants should have been employed at Iowa State for at least five years. The fellow will be provided with 50% release time. More information and application instructions are on the CELT website. Submit applicants via email to CELT director Sarah Marcketti by Thursday, Oct. 1.
Reminder: Employee Flu Shot Clinic
Faculty and staff can still obtain free flu shots from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. today through Friday, Oct. 2, in the Stephens Auditorium north lobby. Parking is available in Lot F between the building and Beach Avenue. Older employees or those at higher risk due to medical conditions may receive their vaccination during the 9–10 a.m. hour. Appointments aren't needed for either group. To ensure everyone's health and safety, the Cyclones Care behaviors will be enforced at the flu clinic. Read more
Register for ISU ADVANCE Workshops
ISU ADVANCE will offer a two-part workshop on "Advancing from Associate Professor to Professor" from noon–2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, in the Memorial Union Sun Room and via Webex, and from 10 a.m.–noon Wednesday, Nov. 4, in the Memorial Union Durham Great Hall and via Webex. The in-person workshop sessions will be one person per table with face coverings required. Registration for the Oct. 19 session is encouraged by Thursday, Oct. 8. Registration for the Nov. 4 session is encouraged by Friday Oct. 23. Read more about the workshop agenda and expectations (PDF flyer) and register through Learn@ISU.
NSF I-CORPS Fall 2020 Applications
Iowa State’s National Science Foundation I-Corps program catalyzes and supports teams of faculty, postdocs and graduate students to explore the commercial potential of their research innovations. I-Corps provides an opportunity to increase research impact, develop students’ “soft skills,” increase industry knowledge and potentially create new funding opportunities. Teams that successfully complete the four-session program are eligible for mini-grants of up to $3,000 and enable them to apply for the National I-Corps Teams program, which could result in a $50,000 NSF grant. Applications for the fall 2020 cohort will be accepted until Wednesday, Oct. 7; teams should apply online. Session dates are Wednesdays, Oct. 14, 21, 28 and Nov. 4 (all virtual via Zoom). A special cultural competency workshop will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 11.
ISEA2020 Online Symposium Registration
Faculty, staff and students are invited to register for the 26th International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA2020), which will be held entirely online Oct. 13–18. The symposium wil address pressing contemporary issues and present practice-based approaches to explore the theme "Why Sentience?" Registration fees have been significantly reduced. Special group rates also are offered for students. Register online for your ISEA2020 Online Full Pass before Wednesday, Sept. 30.
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