Iowa State University will be closed Thursday, Aug. 12, due to a city of Ames water system shutdown that affects campus. Until further notice, campus water needs to be boiled before humans drink it. Employees whose functions are considered essential to campus operations should report to work; all other employees are encouraged to not report.
Floodwaters from Squaw Creek overtook some east and north parts of campus Wednesday. Most of campus was not directly affected by floodwater, which began to recede before noon.
Conversations at Oak-Elm
ISU Dining will reopen the Oak-Elm residential dining center Aug. 17. The renovated facility will feature cafC) service in the morning, and all-you-care-to-eat service for lunch and dinner.
Fall classes begin in about 10 days, and colleges have planned opening events for faculty and staff to kick off the new academic year. Find your event on our list.
Apparently, there was a substantial amount of unused paint sitting around campus prior to the "Green Your Scene" paint collection campaign, June 14-July 30. The numbers are in, and they're impressive.
Do you know where university photographer Bob Elbert spotted this respite from the sun?
A new bachelor's degree for the College of Design, a new classroom auditorium for east campus, additional greenhouse space for the horticulture department, a new deferred compensation package for president Geoffroy and another customized computer system for the C6 virtual reality facility highlight Iowa State-related decisions by the state Board of Regents Aug. 5 in Ames.
Garden Quilt Show
A juried show of quilts with a garden or nature theme, demonstrations, speakers and a quilting supplies store are part of Reiman Gardens' quilt show Aug. 13-15.