President Steven Leath is spending part of his first week meeting members of the university community and touring campus units. Photo by Bob Elbert.

Introducing President Leath

Here's the Inside scoop on our new president -- his school years, family, farm ventures and more.

FarmVille, for real

The Leath family's farm résumé includes strawberry, cattle and tree operations.


David Trainor

Welcome, David Trainor

David Trainor became Iowa State's associate vice president for human resource services on Jan. 17. He succeeds Carla Espinoza.

Working on the night crew

Since late November a new custodial team has been working overnight to prepare auditoriums and other high-demand large classrooms for use the next morning.

Senate considering recommendation on Design reorganization

A proposed reorganization plan for the College of Design was introduced at the Jan. 17 Faculty Senate meeting. Senators will vote on their recommendation of the plan next month.

Ash borer preparation continues

More of the campus' ash trees are being removed this winter as part of an emerald ash borer readiness plan. A variety of replacement trees will be planted in the spring.