Take Back the Night rally is April 24
As part of Iowa State's Sexual Assault Awareness Month observance, the annual "Take Back the Night" rally and march will be held Thursday, April 24 (6 p.m. rally, MU west terrace, march follows). Assistant dean of students and director of judicial affairs Michelle Boettcher will give the keynote at the rally. Other events will be held throughout the week.
College programs 5th in the world
Iowa State University has been ranked fifth in the world among universities in the area of agriculture and forestry. The rankings come from the British organization Quacquarelli Symonds' world university rankings.
Tribute to former faculty member Bill Kunerth is April 16
The Greenlee School will bestow its Champion of the First Amendment Award posthumously on former faculty member Bill Kunerth during an April 16 tribute (3-4:30 p.m., MU Great Hall). Kunerth, who taught in the Greenlee School for more than 30 years, died Dec. 9. The event is part of First Amendment Days on campus this week.
Greenlee School holds First Amendment Day events
The Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication is honoring the First Amendment with several events planned for April 14-17. A full schedule of activities, including lectures, a panel discussion, and a one-woman theatrical performance, is available online.
Celebrate Earth Month at the April 25 "Trashion" Show
Students in the AESHM 222 Creative Thinking and Problem-solving course are partnering with Ames' Aveda salon to raise awareness about pollution, waste, excessive consumption, littering and their effects on the environment during a "Trashion" Show planned for April 25 (7 p.m., Serenity Couture Salon, North Grand Mall, 2801 Grand Ave.). During the show, students will model their designs, offering solutions to the environmental problems. The event includes a spa day giveaway, silent auction and prizes. Proceeds benefit the Audubon Society to support clean water conservation in Iowa's lakes. Tickets are $10 ($40 for the VIP package) and available at the salon.
ISU joins Kuali group developing student info systems
Iowa State University recently joined the Kuali Student community to help develop the next generation of student information systems that provide anytime anywhere access to important academic and student services. ISU joins seven other institutions working on Kuali Student. Watch for details on ISU's Kuali website.
Open house for all employed students is April 16
As part of National Student Employment Week, the office of student financial aid is hosting an open house on April 16 (7:30-11:30 a.m., ground floor, Beardshear Hall). All students who have a job, whether on- or off-campus, are invited to enjoy a free "breakfast on the go" and sign up for door prizes. Congratulations to ISU 2014 Student Employee of the Year Michael Erickson-Solberg and Students of Distinction Logan Jewett, Diana Loutsch and Samantha McGinnis. Campus employers are asked to encourage their student workers to attend.
April 15 is "Purple Up" day
Gov. Terry Branstad signed a proclamation to make April 15 “Purple Up” day in Iowa to show appreciation to military children. All Iowans are invited to wear purple to show their support. ISU Extension and Outreach has resources for military families online, including links to a publication series from Purdue Extension that helps various audiences assist and support members of the military and their families. A national collaborative extension website also offers resources, as does Iowa State's Veterans Center in the Memorial Union.
Ombuds office has new location in Physics Hall
Effective April 2, the university's ombuds office moved to a new location in Physics Hall, room 37, to create additional room for student lab space. The move puts the ombuds office in the southwest corner of the building. Ombuds officer Elaine Newell expressed her gratitude for the new space and the LAS college's "sensitivity to the needs of office visitors for a discrete location." The mission of the office is to serve as a confidential, impartial resource that assists faculty, staff and graduate/professional/post-doctoral students in managing conflict without the need for formal grievance processes or litigation. Appointments are encouraged; drop-in visitors are welcome on Wednesdays, noon-1 p.m.
Fall learning community planned for student veterans
All student veterans who plan to enroll in English 250 this fall are invited to join a new learning community for student veterans. The learning community will be coordinated by Angie Mallory, a six-year veteran of the U.S. Navy and now a doctoral student in rhetoric and professional communication. English 250 registration instructions are online. For more information about the veterans learning community, contact Mallory, (406) 499-2087.