owl on campus

March 24

Wise one chooses Iowa State

A barred owl, to the delight of humans and dismay of crows, is a frequent visitor to a tree near Curtiss Hall.

March 25

President Geoffroy will step down

President Gregory Geoffroy announced to the university community today his intention to leave his post no later than July 31, 2012. He will remain president of Iowa State until a successor is named.

March 24

Regents set 2011-12 tuition rates

Expressing frustration with declining state support for public higher education, the state Board of Regents approved tuition increases for next year on March 23: 5 percent for in-state students and 3.5 percent for out-of-state students.

March 24

Search committee for LAS dean announced

The search committee for the next dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will begin its work next week.

March 24

Kress named VP for extension and outreach

Cathann Kress, senior policy analyst and program lead for Military Community and Family Policy at the U.S. Department of Defense, Washington, D.C., will become Iowa State's next vice president for extension and outreach on July 1.

March 24

Regents request one more look at sports complex plans

The athletics department may begin detailed design planning on an outdoor sports complex adjacent to the Towers residence halls, but the state Board of Regents withheld final approval for the project March 23, pending those plans. Neighbors have expressed concern about storm water drainage on the site, among others.

March 24

Help test Iowa State's next homepage

Preview samples of Iowa State's next homepage and some redesigned secondary pages are available for your review and comments.

intermodal transportation facility

Transportation facility

March 24

Work begins on Campustown transportation hub

Construction is under way on a new Ames intermodal transportation facility designed to accommodate commuter, bus, taxi and bike traffic. The hub, located on university property west of the Chamberlain Street intersection at Hayward Avenue, is expected to open in June 2012.

March 24

Diversity gets a new home

Dawn Bratsch-Prince, chief diversity officer and associate provost for academic personnel, is charged with leading and directing Iowa State's diversity initiatives. Human resource services now is focused on equal opportunity and compliance.