13th Street scheduled to reopen on Tuesday

The city of Ames has shared its intent to reopen all four lanes of 13th Street on Tuesday, Sept. 27. A section of the road between the Furman Aquatic Center entrance and Ridgewood Avenue closed Sept. 6 for the third phase of a project to install retaining walls, replace sidewalks and reconstruct the road.

Gordon Lightfoot concert tickets on sale now

Balladeer and Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Gordon Lightfoot will have a concert on campus Friday, Oct. 14 (8 p.m., Stephens Auditorium). Tickets, $49 and $64, still are available via Ticketmaster, including the Stephens ticket office.

Sunday network upgrade may slow connections

The campus network will acquire more speed and reliability with the installation of new internet routers Sunday, Sept. 25, (4 a.m. to 4 p.m.) During the install, those using ISU's network and websites may experience intermittent periods (up to 30 minutes) of little or no connectivity, most likely in early morning. On-campus users will be able to reach other on-campus resources, such as Blackboard and AccessPlus, but may not be able to connect to off-campus sites, such as CyBox and CyMail. Off-campus users may be unable to reach university sites. Emergency services, such as fire alarms and 911 connectivity, will be maintained. 
Upgrade updates: If there are extended outages, upgrades will be posted on Information Technology Service's Twitter account (@ISUITS).

Child care scholarship applications due Sept. 30

The Childcare Assistance Program (CAP), a program that assists student-parents with child-care expenses for children not yet enrolled in kindergarten, is accepting scholarship applications through Sept. 30. All ISU students with children are encouraged to apply. Application packets are available online. Contact ISU child care and family resource services at or 294-3149 with questions.

Voter registration available on campus

Story County Auditor staff and members of the local chapter of the nonpartisan League of Women Voters will assist Iowa State students and employees who are U.S. citizens with voter registration prior to the November general election. A table will be in the Pride Veterans Lounge (main level of the Memorial Union, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.) for two weeks: Sept. 26-30 and Oct. 3-7. On Sept. 27, National Voter Registration Day, additional tables will be staffed (also 10 a.m.-3 p.m.) at Parks Library and outside the dining centers at Union Drive Community Center and Maple Willow Larch commons. Election information.

Now online: Latest Fact Book

The 2016-2017 edition of the Fact Book -- an annual collection of statistics and facts about ISU students, faculty and staff, alumni, classes, departments, finances, facilities and more -- is now available online. The publication, produced by the office of institutional research, is updated continuously throughout the year. 

Employee discounts for Cyclone hockey tickets

Faculty and staff can purchase Cyclone hockey season ticket packages at up to 40 percent off individual tickets. Options include: Season ticket, Cardinal flex pack (20 game vouchers) and Gold flex pack (10 game vouchers). Call the Cyclone hockey office at 294-0410 for more information or to buy tickets. Ticket purchases can be charged to a U-Bill account. 

Strategic plan posters, cards available in president's office

Copies of the four posters and mission/vision card for Iowa State's 2017-22 Strategic Plan, referenced by President Steven Leath during his annual address Sept. 14, are available in the president's office, 1750 Beardshear.

ISU has an ethics hotline

The ISU Compliance and Ethics Hotline allows anyone to anonymously report concerns regarding compliance with laws, regulations and policies at Iowa State. Get more information on the hotline website. Concerns may be submitted online or by leaving a voice message at 515-294-7119.

Three-Minute Thesis competition for grad students is Nov. 15

The Graduate College will host a Three-Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition on Tuesday, Nov. 15 (2-5 p.m., 1213 Hoover). Up to 30 doctoral and master's students will be selected to present their research -- in three minutes with a single slide -- to a panel of non-expert judges. The application deadline is Oct. 6. More information, including the application process, is online. The winner will represent Iowa State at a regional competition in Indiapolis in April, and cash scholarships will be awarded to the top three finishers.

Funding for biotech-related conferences, speakers

The office of biotechnology has funds for biotechnology-related conferences, symposia or workshops (up to $2,000), and for seminars or speakers at events held on campus or in Ames (up to $500). To be eligible, events must be organized by ISU faculty. Applications for events that occur between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2017, are due Oct. 31. More information and the application form are online; questions may be directed to Glenda Webber, 294-4749.

Presenters sought for Nov. 5 Women's Leadership Retreat

The Student Activities Center, Margaret Sloss Women’s Center and Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics seek speakers for the annual Women’s Leadership Retreat for undergraduate and graduate students on Nov. 5 (9 a.m.-5 p.m., Memorial Union). This year’s theme is "Unlocking Your Potential by Envisioning, Empowering and Enacting." Breakout sessions (50 minutes each) will host approximately 20 to 30 students. Individuals interested in speaking about leadership are asked to complete this form. Retreat planners also would like to receive suggestions for individuals in the Iowa State or Ames communities who might be willing to speak; email their contact information.

Pathogen added to federal select agent list

The Federal Select Agent Program recently added Bacillus cereus Biovar anthracis as a Select Agent. B. cereus Biovar anthracis is an emerging pathogen that has properties very similar to Bacillus anthracis. If you have this organism in your inventory, contact EH&S, 294-5359, or by email.

Six-part series targets caregivers for adults

ISU Extension and Outreach is sponsoring Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a six-part series to help adult caregivers learn how to reduce stress, improve self-confidence, better communicate their feelings, balance their lives, make tough decisions and locate helpful resources. Sessions (2.5 hours each) will be held Tuesdays, Oct. 4-Nov. 8 (6-8:30 p.m., 213 MacKay). The $20 fee includes a boxed dinner, served at 5:30 p.m. To register, call the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Story County, (515) 382-6551.

Stephens ticket office adds service hours

Beginning Monday, Sept. 12, and lasting through fall semester, the Stephens Auditorium ticket office will be open for extended hours, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday (an additional two hours daily). Iowa State Center executive director Tammy Koolbeck said the change is intended to better serve patrons who are unable to visit the ticket office during the normal workday.

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