April 29

Welcome home, Fred

Ames native and former Cyclone Fred Hoiberg was introduced April 28 as the 19th ISU men's basketball head coach.

April 29

Proposed FY11 budget gets first look from regents

President Gregory Geoffroy told Regents Iowa State intends to return the university's contribution to employees' TIAA-CREF accounts to 10 percent of salary on July 1.

April 29

Regents approve faculty promotions, further study of efficiency proposals

Promotion and tenure recommendations for 61 ISU faculty members were among the items approved by the state Board of Regents April 29. Cooperative efficiencies, parking rates and student fees also were on the agenda.

Pervious concrete

Porous concrete

April 29

Porous concrete experiment is going well

Three years in, the university's experiment with an earth-friendly pervious concrete parking lot has been positive by most accounts. However, the higher cost and strict requirements for the underlying soil for pervious concrete to be effective have deterred planners from installing a second one.

April 29

Budget units outline their plans for FY11

State funding for Iowa State is down about 8 percent from a year ago and 20 percent from two years ago.

April 29

HRS responds to health care legislation

Employee questions have prompted ISU's human resource services department to discuss how and when health care reform legislation will impact Iowa State.

April 29

ISU websites hit the small screen

Several Iowa State websites have been designed for easy viewing on cell phones and other handheld devices.

April 29

Budget cuts impact NTE faculty salaries

A Faculty Senate report found that the average salary of non-tenure eligible faculty positions declined in many colleges this year.

Tree planting

Future cherry pies

April 29

Tradition takes root

In commemoration of Earth Day, Arbor Day and Veishea cherry pie makers, three cherry trees were planted outside MacKay Hall last week.

April 29

Input sought on strategic plan measures

The latest focus in the strategic plan process is developing measures to assess success in meeting goals.

April 29

ISURF director search is under way

A 14-member committee, chaired by Engineering dean Jonathan Wickert, has begun its work to find the next executive director of the ISU Research Foundation and director of the Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer. Ken Kirkland, who leads the office, is retiring July 1. Nominations may be sent to Wickert.