softball invitational

Feb. 17

This football field has a home run fence

The Iowa State softball team opened its home season last weekend with a five-team tournament in the Bergstrom Indoor Training Facility near Jack Trice Stadium. It was the first time the building was used for regulation collegiate softball games.

Feb. 17

What do you think about ISU's employee benefits?

All faculty and professional and scientific staff will receive an employee benefits survey in their e-mail from human resource services later this week. Don't delete it. HRS wants to know which employee benefits are most valuable to you.

Feb. 17

Council, senate working on rec fee options

P&S Council president Mark Clarridge told members at their Feb. 10 meeting that council and Faculty Senate leaders are working together to find alternatives for the planned increase in recreation services user fees.

Feb. 17

Student retention numbers heading up

An annual report to the state Board of Regents shows gains in student retention and graduation rates.

Reiman Gardens conservatory

Reiman Gardens

Feb. 17

For the really hungry ...

Reiman Gardens launched its 2011 insects theme with a "Picnic Antics" conservatory display. The larger-than-life picnic basket houses the state's largest public display of leaf cutter ants, hard at work building their own garden.

Feb. 17

Inside has a new address

If you've bookmarked or linked to Inside Iowa State, please take a moment to change the URL to our new location at Other Inside features that now live in the new locale are faculty-staff announcements at and honors at