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Inside Iowa State, a newspaper for faculty and staff, is published by the Office of University Relations.

Jan. 30, 2009

Your opinion matters

A campus survey will help administrators determine ISU's progress on its mission to make this a "great place to learn and work."

ISU vanpoolers

Leave the driving to us

ISU-sponsored van pools offer commuters savings, easy ride.

Modified duties policy clears Faculty Senate

Policy would give faculty another option for managing the arrival of a new child.

Merry Rankin


Merry Rankin became ISU's first director of sustainability programs.

Design data

Latest University Committee on Women report studied Design college trends.


  • Open house for solar home
  • Research symposium for undergrads
  • Tuesday Teas at Farm House
  • Some students to be surveyed
  • Retirement planning course
  • Dance workshops for children
  • IT proposals sought
  • English conversation practice
  • Darwin's impact
  • Honors seminar ideas sought
  • Coach Talk February finales
  • Scholarship fair is Feb. 19
  • TIAA-CREF investment seminars
  • Library seminars start Feb. 25
  • More announcements
Alex Stoytchev

Alex Stoytchev

A (very near) future with robots

Researcher Alex Stoytchev's interest in robotics stems from a childhood movie experience.

Turbulent times

ISU's employee assistance program helps staff cope with anxiety and stress.

Plenty of choices

Influx of new courses reflect changing curriculum, interdisciplinary programs.

Mary de Baca

Living by example

Mary de Baca earned this year's staff Advancing One Community Award.

Where's Bob?

Where's Bob?

Where did university photographer Bob Elbert find this louvered spiral?

Why so much debt?

Financial aid director offers insights into student debt.

Arts & Events

Peking Acrobats

How do they do that?

The Peking Acrobats bring their amazing abilities to ISU's Stephens Auditorium Feb. 8.

Honor band festival

The state's top high school musicians perform on campus Feb. 6-7.

Opera focus: George Washington Carver

An opera about George Washington Carver is part of Black History Month events.

Farm House Museum

Open doors

The Farm House Museum reopened with regular public hours this semester.

Exploring ecotones

Symposium tackles ecological issues collaboratively.