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Newsletter Announcements for the week of October 2, 2016

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Faculty/Staff/Other Meetings

There will be a Biological Sciences Faculty Meeting on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, at noon in LC 15/17.

Future Seminar Dates

Dr. James Groome, ISU Department of Biological Sciences, will present his promotion seminar, “The Velcro Hypothesis: Not just another Laboratory Curiosity,” on Thursday, October 6, 2016, in Lecture Center 10 at 4 p.m.

Dr. Ken Aho, ISU Department of Biological Sciences, will present his tenure and promotion seminar, “At the Intersection,” on Thursday, October 13, 2016, in Lecture Center 10 at 4 p.m.

Dr. Jason Pilarski, ISU Department of Biological Sciences, will present his tenure and promotion seminar on Thursday, October 20, 2016, in Lecture Center 10 at 4 p.m.

Dr. Jack Stanford, Minshall Lecture Series in Ecology, will present his seminar on Thursday, October 27, 2016, in Lecture Center 10 at 4 p.m.

Department News

Dr. Jeff Meldrum received the 2016 Tim Dinsdale Award at the Meeting of the Society for Scientific Exploration, held in Boulder, Colorado, on June 20, 2016. The Society has presented the Dinsdale Award every two years since 1992, for significant contributions to the expansion of human understanding through the study of unexplained phenomena. Winners have led their fields in uncovering noteworthy anomalies. The Awards Committee has recognized Dr. Meldrum’s significant contribution to the understanding of the possible presence of as-yet unrecognized primates in our midst. In the course of more than two decades, while recognizing the risk to his professional reputation, he has created a corpus of credible work by conscientiously applying his knowledge of primate evolutionary anatomy and behavior to this most difficult and controversial subject.


Kennedy, T.A., J.D. Muehlbauer, C.B. Yackulic, D.A. Lytle, S.W. Miller, K. L. Dibble, E.W. Kortenhoeven, A.N. Metcalfe and C.V. Baxter. 2016. Flow management for hydropower extirpates aquatic insects, undermining river food webs. BioScience. Available on-line early, doi: 10.1093/biosci/biw059. (In addition, that paper was profiled in the journal Science, in the following article: Poff, N. L., & Schmidt, J. C. (2016). How dams can go with the flow. Science, 353(6304), 1099-1100.

Dr. Jeff Meldrum’s invited paper, Sasquatch & Other Wildmen: The Search for Relict Hominoids, is in press, and will be appearing in the Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 356–374, 2016.

ISU Academic Calendar

October 3
Early 8-week course grading opens
October 10-14
Mid-term week
October 14
Seniors: Last day to file application for December graduation
October 17
Late 8-week courses begin
October 18
Early 8-week course grading closes at 5 p.m.
October 21
Last day to add/drop late 8-week courses
October 24
Spring 2017 Class Schedule viewable online (subject to change)
October 28 Last day to WITHDRAW from full semester courses

Payroll Information

Our pay period ends Saturday, October 8. Please be sure to submit your time by Monday, October 10 at noon. This gives your approver time to approve your time card and fix any problems by Tuesday, October 11 when time cards are due to Payroll.


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