A one-of-a-kind conference table on the first floor of the new Biorenewables Research Laboratory was designed and built on campus. The finished product will be installed in time for the building's Sept. 17 dedication.
An Iowa State request to use expedited construction and purchasing processes (detailed in the Iowa Code) to get flood-damaged buildings back in use as soon as possible was approved by the State Board of Regents during its Sept. 16 meeting.
The State Board of Regents approved Iowa State's 2010-2015 Strategic Plan. Under the plan, the university will tackle 21st century challenges by integrating basic research, new technologies and entrepreneurial applications. Executive vice president and provost Elizabeth Hoffman presented the plan to the board. See Powerpoint presentation.
Fifteen new street lights along Morrill Road and Union Drive are expected to save some $1,225 in energy costs annually.
An address by president Gregory Geoffroy and an awards ceremony are highlights of the 2010 university convocation, Monday, Sept. 20, beginning at 3:15 p.m. in the Memorial Union Sun Room. Check out the list of faculty and staff members who are receiving honors this year.
State Gym addition
Framing work for State Gym and its new addition is on schedule, with completion scheduled for fall 2011. The shell should be completed in November so crews can move their work inside over the winter.
The state Board of Regents is expected to approve expedited flood recovery procedures for Iowa State, strategic plans for all schools and funding proposals for the Iowa State and Northern Iowa athletic departments when it meets Sept. 16 in Cedar Falls.
Sustainable art pieces created by ISU Design students will be part of the new Biorenewables Research Laboratory.