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

Series: Applying business analytics to university systems

The College of Business and Information Technology will host the second in a series of seminars to explore the potential for integrating business analytics into the university’s business practices. The seminar (Oct. 21, 3:10 p.m., 3164 Gerdin Business Building) will feature a panel of business faculty discussing the college’s new master of business analytics program, what business analytics is all about, and how it may apply to university business systems. Space is limited to 25 attendees. Seminar participants can sign up here.

Student RUSH tickets available for Oct. 8 orchestra concert

Iowa State students with valid I.D. may purchase RUSH tickets to the Oct. 8 performance of the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin (7:30 p.m., Stephens Auditorium). RUSH tickets go on sale at 4 p.m. Thursday, only at the Stephens ticket office.

Emergency response reminders

ISU Police and Environmental Health and Safety provide several resources to prepare faculty, staff and students for violent incidents and other emergency situations. These efforts include:

The ISU Police department encourages everyone to say something if they see something. Remember to call 911 in an emergency, and 294-4428 for nonemergencies. 

Agricultural and Life Sciences job fair is Oct. 20

Record numbers of employers are expected at Agriculture and Life Sciences Fall Career Day on Oct. 20 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) at the Lied Recreation Athletic Facility. Students, alumni and the public are invited to the event, which is billed as the largest agricultural job fair of its kind. The career fair kicks off the college’s recruitment season with hundreds of on-campus interviews in the following week.

Chinese acrobats will perform Oct. 16 at Stephens

The Golden Dragon Acrobats, a U.S.-based Chinese acrobatic touring company, will perform on campus Friday, Oct. 16 (7 p.m., Stephens Auditorium, doors open at 6 p.m.). Admission is free and open to the public. The show is sponsored by ISU's Student Union Board.

Part-time employment job fair planned at Iowa State Center

Iowa State Center's management company, VenuWorks, is holding a part-time employment job fair on Monday, Oct. 12 (4-7 p.m., Room 04 Scheman Building). Positions available include wait staff, kitchen preps and utility workers. Interested applicants should attend the job fair, or contact Craig Spillman or Katie Ginapp for an application.

Cherry pies, fudge return for Human Sciences Week

The College of Human Sciences will celebrate its people-oriented programs Oct. 12-16 with speakers, food, dance and philanthropic events. A weeklong drive to collect specific children's books will benefit the Raising Readers in Story County program. There will be cake on Thursday (3 p.m., tent south of MacKay) to celebrate the college's 10-year anniversary, and a food fest on Friday (11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., tent south of MacKay) where visitors can purchase AESHM cherry pies ($2), fudge ($1 for 2 pieces or by weight), caramel corn ($3) and popcorn ($1). Speakers during the week will address topics covering wellness, diversity and education. A full schedule of events is online.

Oct. 15 hearing precedes regents' Iowa City meeting

If you'd like to comment on any items scheduled for discussion at the state Board of Regents Oct. 21-22 meeting in Iowa City, you have several options:

  • Attend one of six public hearings held at the regents institutions and board office Oct. 15-16. Iowa State's hearing is Thursday, Oct. 15 (6-7 p.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 Josh Lehman, jlehman@iastate.edu.

Meeting materials and an agenda for the October meeting will be posted to the regents homepage by Oct. 13.

Call for entries in student juried exhibit

The Student Activities Center has issued a call for entries for Studies in Creativity 2015, the annual fall juried student art exhibit. The exhibit is open to ISU students, and up to three entries in any media can be submitted. The artwork dropoff date for jurying is Monday, Oct. 19 (10 a.m.-1 p.m., MU Gallery). Up to 40 chosen pieces will be on display Oct. 22-Dec. 8. Rules and entry information are online. 

"The one" student T-shirts go on sale Oct. 1

In response to "who's the one?" inquiries about Iowa State's fall enrollment  -- 36,001 students -- a red "I am the one" T-shirt will be sold in University Book Store, Memorial Union, beginning Thursday, Oct. 1. The cost is $7 and the purchase requires an ISU student ID. From each sale, $3.10 will benefit President Steven Leath's Moving Students Forward scholarship fund.

Gain insights into careers in ag industry

Three representatives from the agricultural industrial sector with diverse backgrounds (agriculture, chemistry, engineering) will present on cutting edge technologies and careers in industry (and answer questions) on Wednesday, Oct. 14 (1-3 p.m., MU Campanile Room). This event is open to all but provides a particularly good opportunity for graduate students and postdocs to gain insight into careers in industry. The presenters are team leaders at BASF, Bayer CropScience and DuPont Pioneer.

ISU Coming Out week is Oct. 5-11

Oct. 11 is recognized across the United States as National Coming Out Day. The Iowa State Pride Summit, a collective of LGBTQ student organizations, the LGBTQA+ Faculty and Staff Association and the LGBT Student Services Center, is sponsoring a week of events to raise awareness, educate, engage in dialogue and celebrate the coming out process. All are encouraged to attend. Updates on events will be posted on the LGBTSS Facebook and Twitter sites.

Rate My Professors list tabs ISU at 16th

Iowa State University ranks 16th on  Rate My Professors'  annual list of "highest rated universities." On the  Rate My Professors website, students rate and review  their instructors. They also rate their schools in such areas as reputation, campus life, social activities and Internet quality. The "highest rated universities" list is based on both rankings.

Center announces RUSH tickets for ISU students

The Iowa State Center has implemented student RUSH tickets for select shows at Stephens Auditorium and Fisher Theater. Tickets are discounted for purchase (in person only at the Stephens ticket office) on the day of a non-soldout performance, typically later in the day. RUSH tickets generally will be less than $20 and restricted to ISU students with a valid ID (maximum of two tickets per ID). Seat locations will vary by show. Students may sign up for RUSH ticket notifications by texting RUSHTIX to 313131. The ticket office accepts cash and credit cards for RUSH tickets.

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