The windows are in and crews are working on the glass curtain that will be the west exterior of Hach Hall, the new chemistry facility in the northwest corner of campus. Electrical and mechanical portions of the work also are under way. Hach Hall is on schedule for completion in June.
University and regents award winners were recognized at Monday's fall convocation ceremony. In his remarks, president Geoffroy praised the university's overall response to difficult economic times, and predicted more budget challenges in the coming year.
Operating budget and capitals budget requests for state funding were approved at the state Board of Regents' Sept. 17 meeting. Phase two of both the biorenewables complex and Coover Hall projects were among the ISU requests.
Several unique events have been scheduled to celebrate the visit of the United States Military Academy football squad for the ISU-Army game Saturday in Jack Trice Stadium.
Basketball practice facility
The ISU basketball programs moved into their new practice facility last week. With two gyms, the men's and women's teams now have dedicated courts available for regular practice times.
Student-funded initiative retrofitted the library's printers with duplex capabilities to cut down on paper use.
More than 400 families will visit campus for events celebrating Cyclone Family Weekend, beginning Friday.
CyRide no longer offers airport shuttles during university breaks, but a new company now provides daily service -- with two Ames stops -- to the Des Moines International Airport.
More of ISU's international students are from China than any other country. After Iowa, the next most popular home state for ISU students is Minnesota. A couple of charts show where this fall's record number of students are coming from.
Despite tough budget times, Iowa State made "remarkable progress" in several areas, president Gregory Geoffroy said in recent convocation remarks. The president predicted more budget challenges ahead.
Operating budget and capitals budget requests for state funding were approved at the state Board of Regents' Sept. 17 meeting. Phase two of the biorenewables complex and Coover Hall projects were among ISU requests.
Parks Library, with funding from GSB, will soon retrofit its public printers with a tool that allows two-sided printing -- a simple yet effective way to save trees and money.
The Odd Couple
Neil Simon's classic, The Odd Couple, comes to Fisher Theater for two weekends of comedy.
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Michael Franti and Spearhead play Stephens Auditorium Sept. 28. The current hit "Say Hey" is part of the tour promoting their latest album, All Rebel Rockers.
ISU's Master of Fine Arts in creative writing and environment program is the nation's first to have its own nature preserve.
A new Iowa State study found that a family, school and community intervention program helps children live healthier lives.