An annual tradition, ISU employees turned out to greet students at five welcome stations throughout campus. Directions and bus schedules are popular requests from new students.
A generous stranger and a number of businesses joined forces with the community to keep the bottled water flowing when recent floods compromised Ames' water.
On Sept. 2, ISU will kick off the Cyclones' football season the way we have for the past five years -- with a Thursday evening home opener at Jack Trice Stadium. Here are some tips for finding a campus parking spot that day and for enjoying the game.
After months of work delayed by summer storms, a newly replaced Morrill Road reopened for traffic on Friday, Aug. 20. Parking stalls, loading areas, sidewalks and a bike lane all were part of the project.
The livin' wasn't so easy this summer at Iowa State. Between flash floods, damaging wind storms and the near-collapse of the Big 12 Conference, ISU experienced some trying times during the summer of 2010. But there were plenty of positives, too. Check out this summer's highlights.
Following a successful pilot run a year ago, facilities planning and management is installing 12 BigBelly solar trash compactors across campus this week. Just remember to throw only garbage in them, not books or bills.
Dining to go
Students now can pack a takeout lunch from residence hall dining centers.
Glass panels with asbestos glazing had to be disposed of as hazardous and some oversized plants ended up at the university compost facility, but much of the old horticulture greenhouses -- steel and aluminum structural pieces, concrete and rebar; and work benches, grow lights and fans -- will be recycled or reused. Foundation work has begun on the new greenhouses.
ISU will be well-represented at the Farm Progress Show, held Aug. 31-Sept. 2 at the Central Iowa Expo grounds near Boone.
Engelbrecht self-sketch, 1994