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

Intro to Digital Accessibility webinar Dec. 9

ISU's web accessibility coordinator (WAC) Zayira Jordan will present on the basics of digital accessibility and answer questions about making your digital content accessible during a live video session Friday, Dec. 9 (12-1 p.m.). Please, fill out the registration form and you will receive a confirmation with information on how to connect. There is no cost for the webinar.

Wickert reappointed as senior VP/provost

President Steven Leath has reappointed senior vice president and provost Jonathan Wickert to a second five-year term, effective July 30, 2017. Wickert became provost on July 30, 2012; at the time, he was completing his third year as Engineering dean.

Tuition increases, faculty professional development proposals on regents agenda

The state Board of Regents also is expected to take action on the Student Innovation Center proposal, a name for the Black Cultural Center, residence hall renovations and a land purchase to expand the research park.

ME's Design Expo is Dec. 6

More than 100 students will display and present designs they developed this semester during the mechanical engineering department's annual Design Expo on Tuesday, Dec. 6 (noon-4 p.m., Howe Hall atrium). In Mechanical Engineering Design (ME 270), sophomores were tasked with developing devices to simplify daily tasks and respond to other societal needs in developing economies. Seniors in Mechanical Systems Design (ME 415) and Multidisciplinary Engineering Design (ENGR 466) partnered with companies, university departments and clubs, nonprofits or government entities to develop new, or improve upon existing, designs.

Library announces end-of-semester activities

Parks Library is bringing back two popular dead week and finals week events. Barks@Parks returns during dead week, Dec. 5-9 (1-4 p.m., 199 Parks). Students can interact with dogs to relieve stress as they prepare for final exams. And with student success in mind, Parks Library will be open 24 hours a day Dec. 4-16. The library tested the 24/7 open hours during spring semester and it was met with enthusiasm from both students and faculty. More information is available online.

Training scheduled for CPR, first aid, AED

Training sessions are being offered monthly to individuals who need to be certified or recertified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), first aid, and automated external defibrillator (AED) use. Classes, led by the American Heart Association, are held 8:30 am.-2 p.m. in the Environmental Health and Safety Services Building. Register via Learn@ISU; payment ($55) is due one week prior to the course. Call 294-5359 with questions.

Volunteers sought for LEGO state championship

The College of Engineering's Community Outreach is looking for volunteers for the FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) Iowa State Championship Jan. 14-15 (7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, campus locations). There are a variety of roles that need to be filled; to volunteer, you must register through the FLL system. FLL is designed to get students ages 9-14 excited about science, technology and engineering. In this year's challenge, Animal Allies, students explore how animals and humans affect each other's lives. Questions may be emailed to fllvolunteer@iastate.edu.

Two "butterfly blizzards" scheduled in December

Reiman Gardens will host butterfly blizzards on two Saturdays -- Dec. 3 and Dec. 17 (8-9:30 a.m., butterfly wing). Participants will release butterflies into the tropical indoor garden; cost is $5 for one butterfly, $8 for two, $12 for three and $3 for each additional butterfly. Activities include a youth craft station and a chance to learn about Monarch butterflies; hot chocolate will be served. Participants must preregister by either Dec. 1 or Dec. 15; the butterfly fee doesn't include gardens admission.

Preregister for breakfast with Santa

Reiman Gardens will host two Breakfast with Santa events on Saturday, Dec. 10 (8 and 10 a.m.), for children ages one to 12 years and their parents. Cost is $9 for children and $14 for adults ($2 discount for members). Breakfast features eggs, bacon, donuts and fresh fruit. Children may visit with Santa, create an ornament, write a letter to Santa and visit the train exhibit in the conservatory. Preregistration and payment is required by Dec. 4.

MU art mart is Dec. 1-3

The Workspace is hosting Art Mart, the biannual art sale at the Memorial Union, Dec. 1-3 in the Campanile Room. The sale will feature blown glass by the ISU Gaffers' Guild, art by Workspace instructors (pottery, jewelry, glass beads, scarves and animal paintings), framed campus photos and pottery created by Workspace students. Most items sell for $3-$25. Hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.

Some 2017-18 scholarship applications are due Dec. 5

More than a dozen undergraduate scholarships available from the Division of Student Affairs for the 2017-18 academic year have an application deadline of Monday, Dec. 5. Guidelines and application forms are online. Questions may be directed to studentaffairs@iastate.edu or call 294-4420. The scholarships are:

Hort club's poinsettia sale runs Nov. 30-Dec. 3

The student Horticulture Club will sell poinsettias (grown on campus by club members) Nov. 30-Dec. 3 in these locations:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 30 (11 a.m.-4 p.m.): ground floor rotunda, Curtiss Hall
  • Thursday, Dec. 1 (11 a.m.-5 p.m.): ground floor north counters, Beardshear Hall
  • Friday, Dec. 2 (11 a.m.-5 p.m.): near ISU Book Store entrance, Memorial Union
  • Saturday, Dec. 3 (9 a.m.-1 p.m.): Reiman Gardens

The plants are available in six colors and two pot sizes (pink and burgandy plants and the larger pot size must be preordered by Nov. 20). Sale proceeds support club activities, contest expenses and student experiences.

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