Where's Bob

Sept. 23

Where's Bob?

Do you know where university photographer Bob Elbert spotted this well-protected sconce? (It's not a recreation area.)

Sept. 23

ISU will reprise partial shutdown over semester break

For the second straight year, Iowa State will be partially closed for an 11-day stretch during semester break.

Sept. 23

Flu shot clinic is Oct. 11-29

Occupational medicine staff will administer flu shots to ISU employees at no charge weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 11-29 in 205 Technical and Administrative Services Facility (TASF). No appointment is necessary, but be sure to bring your university ID card or your ID number.

Sept. 23

Public meetings on Campustown redevelopment are next week

Several public meetings on Campustown redevelopment are set for next week. Representatives of Kansas City, Mo.-based LANE4 Property Group, the master developer working on a development concept, will share the project status and findings from public input sessions held in June.

Directional sign

Directional signage

Sept. 23

A little help getting here

The prototype directional sign for campus entryways was installed recently on South Fourth Street, adjacent to the Iowa State Center parking lots. Look for more signs to be installed around campus this fall.

Sept. 23

Planning is under way on next year's budget

A summary of state appropriation requests, a short list of goals for next year and a budget timeline are included in Elizabeth Hoffman's first memo to university leaders on the FY12 budget development process.

Sept. 23

Senate opens new academic year

Senators approved a new masters of industrial design program at their Sept. 21 Faculty Senate meeting, but a decision on a proposed engineering technology degree will have to wait.

Sept. 23

Iowa State makes the lists

Iowa State made the lists in a couple of recent rankings. In a Wall Street Journal ranking, recruiters selected schools whose graduates were well-prepared. And a United Kingdom weekly ranked world universities.


Convocation award winners

Sept. 23

On the agenda

Among items on President Gregory Geoffroy's agenda are flood cleanup, continuing to offer a strong student-centered education, making employee salary increases a budget priority and rejuvenating campustown. Geoffroy discussed his "to do" list and recent university achievements during his talk at the university convocation and awards ceremony Monday.

Sept. 16

Regents approve strategic plan

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.

Sept. 16

Regents agree to expedited flood recovery processes

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.