Nothing creates inner peace quite like soft fur, a wet nose and a wagging tail. Students are invited to stop by 192 Parks Library from 1 to 5 p.m. today and Friday to pet one (or several) comfort dogs.
Iowa State's operating budget for the year that begins next July will be shaped by the four broad priorities President Steven Leath first presented two years ago during his installation. Leath also asked his senior VPs to invest in the May action plans of two standing presidential work groups.
Policy changes, including the post-tenure review procedures, were approved at the Dec. 9 Faculty Senate meeting. Two new academic programs also were given the go-ahead.
Edward Lyon, director of Allen Centennial Gardens in Madison, Wisconsin, has been named the next director of Reiman Gardens. He begins his new post on Jan. 20, 2015, succeeding Teresa McLaughlin.
Christopher Gannon is the new university photographer. His first day on the university relations staff was Dec. 8.
Scammers are increasingly targeting university sites for info that will allow them to file fake tax returns or redirect salary deposits.
Iowa State is getting closer to launching a new employee wellness program. Wellness coordinator Stephanie Downs shared a progress report with P&S employees on Dec. 9.