West Street reconstruction moves closer to campus

The city's reconstruction of West Street moves into phase 3B (between Sheldon and Hyland avenues) on Tuesday, May 26, with an expected 2-3 week timeline. The West-Hyland intersection will be reconstructed toward the end of, or immediately following, 3B and is expected to take 2 weeks. Access to campus via West Street will be impacted through late June. Sheldon Avenue will remain open during both phases.

Registration open for Design summer middle/high school offerings

The College of Design, in conjunction with ISU Extension and Outreach, will offer workshops for middle and high school students and a one-week residential camp for high schoolers this summer. The options include the one-day "Explore Design!" in nine cities, the 2.5-day "Design Innovation" workshop on campus (both open to 6-12 graders), and the one-week "Design Condensed" camp for high school sophomores, juniors or seniors and May graduates, also on campus June 21-27. Details, including descriptions, costs and registration instructions, are online.

Anniversary events at Reiman Gardens continue June 5-6

As part of its 20th year celebration, Reiman Gardens staff will host a Big Band dance on Friday, June 5 (4:30-8 p.m.) and a family-friendly day on Saturday, June 6 (10 a.m.-6 p.m.). Both are open to the public. The cost of Friday's event is $35 (members $30) through May 31; and $50 for everyone after that. Registration is requested. Visitors on Saturday pay regular garden admission, $8 (members and ISU students free, seniors $7, kids ages 4-17 $4), and can enjoy a full schedule of entertainment, in addition to current garden exhibits. Registration is not needed. Reiman Gardens was dedicated in September 2005.

Third May training session offered for electronic personnel action system

A third training session has been added this month for originators/approvers within the Electronic Personnel Action (EPA) system: Thursday, May 28 (9:30-11 a.m., 308 Elings). The session covers EPA action types, fields and terminology. Participants should feel free to bring specific questions. Register via AccessPlus (in the Employee Tab, click on "UHR Training" in the left column, then "Courses.") 

Athletics department has free yard signs for pick up

Iowa State fans are invited to show their Cyclone pride with yard signs for their homes. The sign features "Forever One" on one side and the Iowa State logo on the other. Available while supplies last, the free signs can be picked up at the Jacobson Building, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Signs will not be mailed.

May 28 hearing precedes regents' Ames meeting

If you'd like to comment on any items scheduled for discussion at the state Board of Regents June 4 meeting in Ames, you have several options:

  • Attend one of six public hearings held at the regents institutions and board office May 28-29. Iowa State's hearing is Thursday, May 28 (noon-1p.m.), Oak Room,
    Memorial Union. 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 June meeting will be posted to the regents homepage by May 26.

Registration is open for Kids' Co'Motion summer dance

Kids' Co'Motion, intended to help children ages 8-18 years exercise their minds, bodies and imaginations, will be held July 6-24. The class meets five days a week (10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.), in the Forker Building for two weeks and at the Ames City Auditorium the final week. Participants learn dance technique and work together to build a dance performance that is presented July 24-25. The cost is $210 and registration is online; register before June 1 and receive a $10 discount. Co'Motion Dance Theater is in residence at the ISU dance program.

Troxel Hall is closing for two weeks

Troxel Hall will be closed May 10-22. On May 19, custodial services will partner with the 3M Corp. to host a floor finish demonstration in the building. Two floor processes will be demonstrated to invited schools, universities and businesses.

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