Construction progress continues at the agricultural and biosystems engineering facility on the west side of campus. The first faculty and staff should be moving in by late May, with most moves occurring during June and July.
A motion that recommended an average salary increase of 2.9 percent and a 1.5 percent across-the-board increase for the professional and scientific salary matrix was approved at the March 6 P&S Council meeting. The council also learned more about the state's focus on an increase in workers' compensation claims.
Five student service teams hit the road this weekend to lend a helping hand elsewhere. They represent Iowa State's alternative breaks program.
The visit will include a campus forum, to be led by President Steven Leath, and meetings with campus stakeholders. The team is scheduled to visit Iowa City March 31-April 4 and Cedar Falls April 7-11.
Three new interdisciplinary degree programs -- two in gerontology and one for learning and leadership -- were introduced at the March 11 Faculty Senate meeting, and a proposed "Teaching English as a Second Language" interdisciplinary minor was approved.