Auditions, rehearsals and marching practices are under way for the Cyclone Football Varsity Marching Band.
ISU's most successful fund-raising effort -- "Campaign Iowa State" -- brought in more than $867 million in gifts and commitments. Campaign funds will go toward scholarships, faculty positions, academic programs, building projects and more.
Residence hall move-in
A freshman class that tops 5,000 and high rates of returning students also opting for on-campus housing adds up to a record-setting fall for the residence department. More than 10,000 students will have moved into campus housing by Monday.
A flat fee that won't fluctuate, one-day parking passes and a guaranteed ride home if there's an emergency are changes that Transportation Services made to its vanpool program to encourage higher participation among ISU employees.
Discover why August is a crazy time for Destination Iowa State coordinator Kyle Holtman, and why new students should avoid the first row at the event's opening assembly in Hilton Coliseum.
Nominations for the Iowa State presidency and interest in the position continue to run high, says Daniel Parker, who leads the Atlanta firm that's assisting in the ISU search. Parker provided an update at the Aug. 16 search committee meeting.
Iowa Braille School
Iowa State personnel are helping with disaster recovery efforts at the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School in Vinton, which was heavily damaged in a July 11 storm. Facilities planning and management oversees all capital projects at the state Board of Regents' special schools and Lakeside Laboratory.
Here's a listing of fall semester opening events, including the all-university convocation on Sept. 26.