"Looking out to the fall foilage from Hoover Hall." by Nicholas Vanberkum
via ISU Photostream

Student Announcements

An official way to track students' out-of-class activities

Iowa State's new co-curricular transcript website helps students organize achievements and activities that don't make it onto a traditional academic transcript. The system relies on departmental confirmation.

CyRide seeks your ideas through fun survey, pop-up meets

CyRide representatives will employ various tactics over the next month to get community input on building a more efficient, effective CyRide.

Engineering grad students sought for STEM teaching collaborative

ISU's Trinect program is seeking graduate students in any field of engineering (who also have undergraduate engineering degrees) for a fellowship opportunity next year (fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters). Trinect fellows work with Des Moines 3rd-5th grade teachers and ISU elementary education students to strengthen teacher preparation in science, technology engineering and math. Funding comes from the National Science Foundation. Applications are due Nov. 14. Learn more at an open house on Oct. 25 (3:30-5:30 p.m., program at 4:30 p.m., 1124 Biorenewables Research Lab). Questions may be directed to Adah Leshem, 294-8453.

Iowa caucus traveling exhibit stops at Parks Library Oct. 21-Nov. 9

The "First in the Nation: Shaping Presidential Politics Since 1972" traveling display from the State Historical Museum of Iowa will be at Parks Library from Oct. 21 to Nov. 9. The exhibit will be near the seating area inside the front doors and may be viewed during the library's regular hours.

Greek Trick or Treat is Oct. 27

Iowa State's Greek community will host its annual free Greek Trick or Treat for children in grades K-5 on Thursday, Oct. 27 (5-7 p.m., Scheman Building, Iowa State Center). Activities include bag toss, limbo, goo making, pumpkin painting and more. Children and their parents are welcome to to dress in family-friendly costumes; a children's costume contest will be held at 6 p.m., with prizes awarded for the funniest, scariest, cutest and most creative costumes. Families are asked to park in lot B1.

Call for artwork

The Memorial Union has issued a call for students to submit artwork for consideration in the 2016 Studies in Creativity, an annual fall exhibit open to students in all majors. Up to three pieces per student may be submitted, and Des Moines artist Larissa Kabel will select up to 40 pieces for the exhibition, which runs Oct. 27-Dec. 7 (opening reception at 6 p.m. Nov. 2). Artists should drop off artwork on Monday, Oct. 24 (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) in the MU Gallery Room. Information about how to prepare artwork for entry, as well as entry forms, is online. 

President Leath releases FAQ, documents on use of university aircraft

In response to a number of public records requests about ISU Flight Service and President Steven Leath's use of university aircraft, the president yesterday released an FAQ that links to requested documents.

ISU will seek differential tuition for five more programs

The higher tuition rates would apply to juniors, seniors and graduate students in animal science, biology, computer science, industrial design and natural resource ecology and management to pay for higher instruction costs. The state Board of Regents will give the proposal a first look Oct. 20 in Cedar Falls; a vote would come in December.

Goodbye, geese

Facilities planning and management will install a low-cost, environmentally friendly deviceto make Lake LaVerne less attractive to Canada geese. The birds (and their mess) ruffle the resident swans' feathers and contribute to water quality issues.

Vet Med students to hold dog wash on Oct. 15

Iowa State's Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA) will hold a dog wash on Saturday, Oct 15 (8 a.m.-4 p.m., Hixson-Lied Small Animal Hospital, Vet Med campus). The cost ranges from $10 to $17, depending on the dog's size, and includes a nail trim, if desired. Dogs must have current vaccinations. Proceeds will be used for Vet Med student activities. Call 294-4900 to make an appointment; walk-ins will be accepted if time allows.

ISCORE proposals due Nov. 18

The annual Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE) will be held Friday, March 3, 2017, in the Memorial Union. Planners are accepting proposals online for presentations on race and ethnicity through Friday, Nov. 18. Notices of acceptance will by sent by Friday, Dec. 16.

Nominations for alumni association awards due Dec. 1

The ISU Alumni Association is accepting nominations for three awards through Dec. 1. Nomination information and forms are online; questions may be directed to Katie Lickteig.

  • Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award. Recognizes ISU seniors (90+ credits, 3.0 GPA at the end of fall semester 2016) with high character, achievements in academics and university activities and the promise for continuing these qualities as an alumnus.
  • Faculty/Staff Inspiration Award. (Nominators must be a current or former ISU student.) Recognizes faculty or staff members who made a significant impact on a student's professional or personal life during his or her university years.
  • Iowa STATEment Makers. Recognizes ISU graduates age 32 years and younger who reflect the spirit of ISU with accomplishments in any of these categories: scholastic, career, personal, service or entrepreneurial spirit.

Student Answer Center launches online resource

The Student Answer Center, located on the ground floor of Beardshear, partnered with Student Government to launch an online version of its help desk, intended to quickly link students and visitors to the most current information available for its most frequently asked questions. Users submit a question in the search line and relevant sites are presented. Or users can view topics organized under 13 general categories, including "Iowa State on YouTube." On its own YouTube channel, the Student Answer Center has posted a series of 1-minute videos.

Fine dining dinner schedule announced

Students in the Fine Dining Event Management course this fall will prepare and serve three themed evening meals in the Tearoom, 23 MacKay. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m., doors open at 6:15 pm. Cost is $30 per person ($35 with wine). The dates, themes and reservation contacts are:

  • Oct. 26: Midwest Steak (reservations: Mr. Edis Masinovic, 319-529-1002)
  • Nov. 2: Mexican (reservations: Ms. Yi Tan, 515-735-6401)
  • Nov. 16: Italian (reservations: Ms. Mia Sun, 515-708-6170) 

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