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May 28

Budget leaders announce plans for federal stimulus funds

University officials have decided where about $21.9 million in federal stimulus dollars is headed. They will announce plans on the remaining $9.7 million early this fall.

May 28
Electric bikes

Electric bike test

More than a hundred faculty, staff and a few graduate students are tooling around campus and town this week on the bikes, on loan to the university from X-Treme Scooters.

Denae Stuckey
May 28

Cyclones volunteer

ISU student-athletes were among the estimated 2,000 volunteers that helped stage the Special Olympics Iowa summer games May 21-23 in Ames.

May 28

FY09 employee furloughs, gifts near $600,000

As of Iowa State's May 21 payroll, 291 university employees had indicated their intention to participate in the voluntary furlough/leave without pay option in this fiscal year.

May 27

North Stange reduced to two lanes for five weeks

Work to repair wear to north Stange Road means one lane of traffic in each direction for the next five weeks.

May 21
Roof Garden

University's first green roof installed on Design addition

The Design building's new addition is having some roof work done -- with plants, not shingles. Find out about ISU's first green rooftop.

May 21

Summer schedule doesn't slow down for many

May, June and July brings lots of visitors to campus, many of whom are not college-age.

Donated food items
May 21

Abandoned items avoid landfill

Tons of abandoned furniture, clothing and food were diverted from the landfill to local charities, thanks to a residence department and Central Stores cooperative effort.

May 21

Task force recommends departmental responsibility in NTE teaching limits

A Faculty Senate task force recommended departmental accountability in setting limits to the percentage of teaching done by non-tenure eligible faculty.

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This week

  • Campus buildings packed with OM events, participants
  • Getting youth interested in STEM
  • Keep laptop data safe
  • Golfing fund-raiser
  • Employee wellness workshop May 29
  • Pregnant participants needed for study

Last week

  • University closed May 25
  • Dining changes during OM World Finals
  • Reading tutors for young students
  • July 10 tasks sought for teen volunteers
  • MBA info lunch is June 3
  • Wanted: Input on P&S policy
  • Free gardens admission for military

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