Steven Leath introduced as ISU's next president

Sept. 29

Leath named Iowa State's next president

Steven Leath, vice president for research and sponsored programs for the University of North Carolina system, will become Iowa State's 15th president. His appointment is effective Feb. 1, 2012.

Joel Coates at University Convocation ceremony

University Convocation

Sept. 29

Geoffroy delivers final convocation speech

Maintaining high student enrollment and increasing sponsored research funding are among the goals president Gregory Geoffroy identified for the university community this year during his Sept. 26 convocation address.

Sept. 29

Survey: ISU remains a great place to work and learn

The results of the 2011 University Life Survey, distributed to faculty, staff and students last February, are complete. Responses are positive and consistent with the previous two surveys, despite three years of budget challenges.

Sept. 29

Central funding will support new initiatives: Apply by Oct. 14

A new funding request process awards dollars from the central Institutional Excellence Fund to units or interdisciplinary teams for new initiatives grounded in the university's strategic plan. Proposals require a cash or in-kind match of undefined size. Requests are due Oct. 14.

Sept. 29

Semester break again will include partial shutdown

Iowa State will be partially closed for an 11-day stretch (Dec. 23-Jan. 2) during semester break again this winter. The period includes three university holidays, four weekend days and four work days. Units are encouraged to make plans and communicate them with employees and clients as soon as possible.