Where did university photographer Bob Elbert find this glass and wood combination? Hint: He used a tricky angle to capture the unique architecture.
A quick look at the timing for building the university's next budget -- and some of the variables in the process.
Policies and procedures for the elimination of academic programs and faculty positions were debated at the Feb. 9 Faculty Senate meeting. Handbook changes and a new memorandum of understanding dealing with the issues could be voted on in March.
Dr. John Thomson, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, announced Feb. 9 that he is retiring as dean effective Jan. 1, 2011. He intends to serve on the ISU faculty.
Human resource services has scheduled nine additional training sessions for supervisors on the professional and scientific performance management program. Classes begin this month and run through June.
Despite strong average increases in 2008 and 2009, ISU's faculty salaries still rank low among peer universities.
Virtual Reality Experience
ISU's Virtual Reality Applications Center has scheduled free, public tours of its 3-D technology. Online registration is required.
Professional and Scientific Council members learned at their Feb. 4 meeting that compensation policies and a new compensation structure are on the horizon.
Meeting Feb. 4 in Ames, the state Board of Regents approved a 6 percent tuition increase for in-state students at Iowa State next year. The regents later voted to rescind a $100-per-student surcharge already billed this spring.
Displays, lectures and live music performances are planned for the Orchid Fest Feb. 13 at Reiman Gardens.
An alumni couple from Wright County has committed $125,000 to ISU's Beginning Farmer Center.
A leader of Whole Foods Market, a top retailer of natural and organic foods, will give a Feb. 17 campus lecture on the chain's sustainable engineering and energy management practices.
Jack Groh, director of the National Football League's environmental program, will talk on campus Feb. 18 about minimizing the environmental impact of NFL events.