Volkswagen Beetle in the Reiman Gardens conservatory

June 30

Beetle mania

A recycled Volkswagen Beetle is the main attraction in the Reiman Gardens conservatory. The "Ladybug Breakfast" educational display opened in June and runs through November.

June 30

Council turns down Campustown developer request

The Ames City Council declined Tuesday night to extend an agreement with the developer that has been working on plans to revitalize Campustown. Council members expressed doubt that city, university and developer would eventually arrive at an agreement on the proposed plan.

June 30

University closed July 4 for holiday

Summer classes will not meet and university offices will be closed Monday, July 4, to observe the national Independence Day holiday. Several heavily used university facilities will close or alter their hours that day as well.

Schwab on his Segway

Charles Schwab

June 30

Blissful commute

Charles Schwab says his summer commute to campus on a Segway is fun and stress-free.

June 27

Regents appoint presidential search committee

In a June 23 telephonic meeting focused on the search for Iowa State's next president, the state Board of Regents named the search committee, approved a list of core qualities they'll seek in ISU's next leader and ratified a letter of understanding with the executive firm that will assist in the search.