Residence staff are moving the department's standard student furniture into the former Hotel Memorial Union this week. Movein for 70+ students who will live on the MU's top floors this year begins Aug. 13.
University human resources will partner with a consultant to conduct a comprehensive review of the classification and compensation system for professional and scientific staff over the coming months. A "nonexempt" P&S category likely will be created to comply with a federal law that will raise the salary threshold for overtime pay on Dec. 1.
Other ISU items on the agenda include a proposed policy on NTE clinical faculty, new B.S. degree in entrepreneurship, large IT purchase and renovations to the Knoll.
Retired Navy Rear Adm. Kate Gregory stepped to the helm as ISU's first senior vice president for university services on July 11.
Michael Norton began his duties as university counsel on July 11. He will serve as ISU's legal adviser.
Iowa State and the city of Ames are co-hosting "Rummage RAMPage" during the lease changeover window at the end of July. It will be held at the Ames Intermodal Facility in campustown.
Several white squirrels now seem to be working the central campus area for nuts and photo ops. The genetic mutation that causes leucism (loss of pigment in animals) likely has become part of university's squirrel population.