Here are five things to put on your Cardinal & Gold radar this week:
1) It’s Leap Day! (You really just wanted February to be over, didn’t you?) In the spirit of leaping, a fun fact: Did you know that the ISU Skydivers are an official registered student organization?
2) Today and tomorrow, Iowa State is hosting its 7th annual Symposium on Sustainability in the Memorial Union. A poster reception tonight will be followed by the keynote address “Climate Change in the Long Emergency,” presented by Oberlin College professor David W. Orr, who in 2000 put forth a bold vision for colleges to strive for carbon neutrality. He will share his insight and vision in an 8 p.m. lecture in the Great Hall that is open to the public. Events on the agenda for Tuesday evening include “Sustainapalooza,” presentations of the 2015 Live Green Awards for Excellence in Sustainability, and a screening of the documentary film “Racing Extinction.” Get your green on and come check it out.
3) President Leath has named his next senior vice president for student affairs, and it’s a face that’s already familiar to many ISU students. Martino Harmon, who has been the university’s associate VP of student affairs since 2013, has been elevated to replace Tom Hill, who is retiring as senior VP after nearly 20 years and moving into a new role as a senior policy adviser to Leath. Learn more about Harmon — and the division of student affairs — by reading the full official press release online.
4) Tomorrow is the first day of March — which means it’s one of the most wonderful sports times of the year. The Big 12 indoor track and field championships were held on campus in the Lied Rec Center over the weekend; the Cyclone wrestling and women’s basketball teams head to their conference tourneys this week; and the men’s hoops team finishes the regular season at KU Saturday before heading to Kansas City for the Big 12 tourney next week. Planning to follow either or both of the basketball teams to the Big 12s? Get all the details about fan events and gathering spots on our website. Go, Cyclones!
5) Corporate social responsibility is a buzzworthy term these days, but how do efforts to be socially responsible truly affect a business? ISU associate professor of supply chain management Sachin Modi takes a closer look in the latest issue of the Journal of Marketing — tackling every topic from the ramifications of those noisy Sun Chips bags to a hypothetical recycled toothbrush.
Have an awesome week!