"Looking out to the fall foilage from Hoover Hall." by Nicholas Vanberkum
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Student Announcements

President Leath takes top job at Auburn

Having completed five years as Iowa State president in January, Leath said he expects to leave Ames by June 2.

Suchan tapped as interim registrar

Jennifer Suchan, ISU's senior associate registrar since 2015, stepped in as interim registrar on Monday. A search for the next registrar will be conducted this fall.

No. 1 graduate program

Iowa State's program in agricultural and biosystems engineering jumped one spot to No. 1 in the country, according to this year's rankings of university graduate programs released March 14 by U.S. News and World Report.

Tribute planned for former dean of students

The student affairs division will host a tribute to celebrate the life and work of former dean of students Pamela Anthony on Tuesday, March 28 (4 p.m., MU Sun Room). The program includes music, a video presentation and remarks from coworkers, students and friends, and will be followed by a reception. Anthony, who served as dean from 2012 to 2016, died Jan. 17 in Dallas, where she was vice president for student affairs at Southern Methodist University. The event is open to the university community and will be streamed live online. Send tributes to studentaffairs@iastate.edu, or use #PDAtribute on social media posts.

Learn about Iowa history at mobile museum

The State Historical Museum of Iowa's mobile museum (a 38-foot, custom-built Winnebago) will be parked outside Parks Library on March 27 (3-5 p.m.) and March 28-31 (8 a.m.-5 p.m.). Faculty, staff and students are welcome to take free tours of the exhibition "Iowa History 101," which features about 50 artifacts from the State Historical Society's collection. Additional information is on the University Library website. 

Childcare assistance still available for student parents

ISU Child Care and Family Resources still has four CAP (Childcare Assistance Program) scholarships for undergraduate student parents for the current academic year. The scholarships help cover child care expenses for children not yet enrolled in kindergarten. Guidelines and application information are online. Questions may be emailed to ccfamily@iastate.edu, or call 294-3149.

Lawnmower service days are March 31-April 1

Members of the Agriculture Systems Technology Club will hold their annual lawnmower service days on Friday, March 31 (1-6 p.m.) and Saturday, April 1 (8 a.m.-3 p.m.), west side of Sukup Hall. This is a routine maintenance service; club members won't do repairs. Cost is $35 (riding mower $50, weed eater $15). Pick up and delivery for Ames-only addresses is an additional $15 ($20 for riding mowers); call 515-708-8672 or send an email by 2 p.m. March 30 to request pick up.

Learning communities honor their peer mentors

The Learning Communities program will serve a come-and-go breakfast on Wednesday, March 29 (7:30-9:30 a.m.), for the 600+ peer mentors who make Iowa State's program a leader in higher education. Peer mentors, upperclassmen from the major associated with the learning community they help guide, are invited to register for prizes and grab some breakfast in their home college location:

  • AGLS: Agronomy Hall, second floor commons
  • Business: 1301 Gerdin
  • Design: 88 Design
  • Engineering: Howe Hall atrium
  • Human Sciences: 1009 LeBaron
  • LAS: Troxel Hall atrium

Incentive competition event planned for March 31-April 1

The ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship and the ISU Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative are sponsoring the first ISU Innovation Prize, a free incentive competition open to students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members. The competition will be held March 31 and April 1 at ISU's Economic Development Core Facility, 1805 Collaboration Place, at the south end of the research park. Participants will develop innovative solutions in two focus areas:

  • AgTech: How do we increase productivity of the global agricultural system with less negative impact on land, energy, water and Mother Earth?
  • EdTech: How do we design and reinvent learning for a better experience (quality and value) in an age of accelerating technology?
The best innovation in each category will receive a $1,000 reward. Additional information, including a registration form, is available online.

Theatre program moves to third Carver

Over spring break the theatre program, faculty and staff moved from the second floor of Pearson to the third floor of Carver. The theatre main office is in 310 Carver. Faculty and staff office phone numbers are unchanged.

Lecture: ISU's 1890s football controversy

In the 1890s, Iowa State's football team so dominated opponents that the school was accused of fielding a team of hired semi-professionals instead of student-athletes. This controversy and the early years of Iowa State football under legendary coach "Pop" Warner is the topic of an Ames Historical Society lecture by Douglas Biggs, University of Nebraska-Kearney history professor. The March 28 talk begins at 7 p.m. in the Ames Public Library auditorium.

Demo to begin at student innovation center site

Crews are installing the construction fence this week around the future site of the Student Innovation Center north of Hoover Hall. Throughout the 34-month span of the project, there will be an east-west sidewalk to move pedestrians through or around the project; signage will alert pedestrians to its location as the walk is relocated. Up first at the site: the demolition of the Nuclear Engineering Laboratory and the southeast wing of  Sweeney Hall.

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