Parts of Lied center closed Feb. 26-28 for conference track meet

The main floor at the Lied Center will be closed to ISU pass holders Thursday through Saturday (Feb. 26-28) for the Big 12 Conference indoor track and field championships on Feb. 27-28. The third floor track also may be closed at times during the meet. Parking in lots 57 and 100 will be limited on these days.

March 5 hearing precedes regents' Iowa City meeting

If you'd like to comment on any items scheduled for discussion at the state Board of Regents meeting March 11 in Iowa City, you have several options:

  • Attend one of six public hearings held at the regents institutions and board office March 5-6. Iowa State's hearing is Thursday, March 5, (6-7 p.m., Memorial Union Oak Room). All public hearings will be video recorded and posted to the regents' hearings website. Transparency officer Shirley Knipfel will preside at the meeting.

  • Provide written comments to regents transparency officer Sheila Doyle Koppin,

Meeting materials and an agenda for the March meeting will be posted to the regents homepage by March 3

Lane closure on Sixth Street bridge planned for Monday

Traffic on the Sixth Street bridge (at Brookside Park, east of campus) will be limited to a single lane Monday, March 2 (8 a.m.-5 p.m.), with a flag crew at either end directing traffic. Employees and students who commute to campus along this route should expect some delays if the weather stays clear. Crews are taking soil borings prior to the final design of a replacement bridge over Squaw Creek. That replacement work tenatively would begin in late 2015 and continue into the summer 2016.

Student group collecting gently used shoes this week

ISU's Student Athlete Advisory Council will collect new and gently used pairs of shoes Feb. 23-27 to benefit Soles 4 Souls, a Tennessee-based organization that provides shoes to people in need around the world. There will be a collection box in the Jacobson Athletic Building all week. You also may bring your donations to the Hilton Coliseum south concourse prior to the women's basketball game on Feb. 24 (6-7:15 p.m.) or the men's basketball game on Feb. 25 (6-8:15 p.m.). SAAC's goal is to collect 750 pairs of shoes: tennis shoes, sandals, boots, flip flops, boots or dress shoes.

Student organization event funding applications due Feb. 27

Recognized student organizations can apply to receive funds for events throughout the academic year through the Division of Student Affairs' Student Organization Sponsorship program. Events must fall under the following tracks:

  • service
  • fundraising
  • entertainment
  • academic showcase
  • student organization recruitment
  • athletics/recreation (tournaments, activities)

The deadline to apply for events this semester has been extended to Feb. 27 due to website outages Feb. 19-20. Applicants will be notified about their requests on March 6. The early submission deadline for fall 2015 events is April 3. Visit the online application page for more information. Direct questions to Kathleen Harrison,, 294-0322.

ISU women to be honored at YWCA event

Three ISU women will be honored at the YWCA Ames-ISU's annual Women of Achievement ceremony and reception on Thursday, March 5 (5:30-7:30 p.m., Octagon Center for the Arts, 427 Douglas Ave.) All are welcome to attend; tickets are $35 ($50 for a pair), $10 for students, and available by phone, 294-0043, or email. The honorees are: Academic Success Center director Susan Rhoades, senior lecturer in accounting Kayla Sander and pre-architecture sophomore Kierstyn Feld. They have been selected for their efforts to empower women and/or eliminate racism. The event includes light appetizers and live performances. Questions may be directed to Angela Merrick at the YWCA.

Proposals sought for 2015-16 scholars program

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching seeks proposals for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Scholars Program. Proposals are due March 30. Participants will conduct their classroom-based research project during the 2015-16 academic year. Up to eight teams will receive $1,850 for professional development opportunities or teaching materials. More information, including the proposal form, is online.

AAPI faculty and staff social is March 11

Mark your calendars for the Asian American and Pacific Islander Faculty and Staff Association social on March 11 (4-5:30 p.m., MU Gold Room). This is an opportunity to meet Iowa State's AAPI faculty and staff, and learn more about the association. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Som Mongtin with questions. 

Apply for 2015-16 undergraduate research funds

The office of student financial aid has funding for up to 100 undergraduate research assistantships for the 2015-16 academic year. Interested faculty and students need to submit their respective applications by March 31. The program matches outstanding juniors and seniors with faculty members for hands-on research experience, encouraging these students to pursue graduate study. The funding split for next year is: Faculty sponsors pay 40 percent of the wages, college work-study program funds 60 percent. Questions may be directed to Julie Arnold, 294-0103.

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