On the 'Best College for Your Money' list
Iowa State University came in 86th in Money magazine's recent "Best College for Your Money" ranking. The ranking is based on 17 factors in three categories: educational quality, affordability and alumni earnings.
Responsible research director interviews begin Aug. 8
Three finalists will interview on campus for the director post in the Office for Responsible Research. Their visits will include a public presentation, followed by a Q&A session. All presentations will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Memorial Union Oak Room. The candidates and dates are:
- Lisa Leiden, Seton Healthcare, Austin, Texas, Aug. 8
- David Ayer, Indiana University, Bloomington, Aug. 11
- David Gillum, Arizona State University, Scottsdale, Aug. 12
Child lab school has preschool openings
The ISU Child Development Laboratory School, Palmer Building, has several full-time openings in its preschool classrooms for 3- and 4-year-old children. More information and the application are available online.
Second parking lot available to employees sharing a university vehicle
Transportation services and the parking division have partnered to allow free short-term parking for employees traveling together in a transportation services vehicle. Because of the size of the transportation services lot, customers have been asked to park just one vehicle in the transportation services lot for each vehicle picked up -- and that will not change. However, the additional employees using the vehicle may park their personal vehicles in the new Lot 112N, located across Haber Road. At the time the rented vehicle is picked up, passengers will be issued permits for Lot 112N.
Beach Road traffic limited by steam line work July 21-Aug. 8
Drivers are advised to avoid Beach Road on the east side of campus for about three weeks beginning Monday, July 21. Work on the steam line project in the Richardson Court area will severely restrict traffic, especially for southbound traffic on Beach Road. The road will not close, however the area will be congested.
Creek cleaners dislodge 200 pounds of garbage
The sixth annual College Creek cleanup, rescheduled from June 28 to July 12 due to high waters, was another success. Twenty-seven volunteers collectively provided about 75 hours to pick up trash in and around the portion of College Creek that flows through campus (Lincoln Way adjacent to the MU ramp to University Boulevard). They collected approximately 200 pounds of trash, primarily cans, bottles and plastic bags.
Submit library reserves for fall courses now
Instructors who wish to place required materials on reserve at Parks Library for fall semester should submit requests now. Forms are available on the library's website.
Aug. 1 hearing precedes regents' telephonic meeting
If you'd like to comment on any items scheduled for discussion at the state Board of Regents Aug. 6 telephonic meeting, you have several options:
- Attend one of six public hearings held at the regents institutions and board office July 31-Aug. 1. Iowa State's hearing is Aug. 1 (4-5 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, email@example.com.
Meeting materials and an agenda for the August meeting will be posted to the regents homepage by July 29.