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Student Announcements

Report wireless connectivity issues

With thousands of students returning to campus -- most with multiple mobile devices to register on the ISU network -- wireless connectivity may be sluggish at times. Users who continue to experience issues are encouraged to contact information technology's solution center (294-4000, solution@iastate.edu) with specifics to help staff identify problem areas. Students in residence halls and apartments can help limit network interference by turning off wireless enabled devices (such as microwaves or Bluetooth) and personal wireless routers.

Instructors sought for middle school TAG conferences in November

The Office of Admissions Early Outreach (OPPTAG) hosts two conferences, Investigation Series, at which gifted middle school students explore new interest areas. OPPTAG seeks outstanding faculty, graduate students, staff and student organizations to provide an interesting, hands-on 45-minute workshop for the 6th-8th grade students. This is a great way for departments to showcase majors and programs of study for this audience. More information, including program dates and times and the proposal template, is online. Proposals are due Sept. 15. Questions may be directed to Kate Cossa, 294-3782.

How, and why, to see Monday's total eclipse

An astronomy professor who has seen three of them says a nearby total solar eclipse is too magnificent to miss. But since eclipse day also is the first day of fall semester, here's how to check in on it locally.

New MU director

Steve Winfrey started as the new director of the Memorial Union this week. Previously, he oversaw the student union at North Dakota State University, Fargo.

Tuition review

Here's a short summary of the five-year tuition proposals the three university presidents presented to a state Board of Regents task force this month. The proposals will be forwarded to the full board next month.

Campus conversation is Aug. 25

With the events occurring at the University of Virginia, the office of the vice president for diversity and inclusion will host a campus conversation on Friday, Aug. 25 (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 3150 Beardshear). All members of the university community are welcome to stop by for all or part of the discussion. For more information, contact Liz Mendez-Shannon or Nicci Port.

Campus childcare center has openings

University Community Childcare, 2623 Bruner Dr. on the north side of campus, has openings in these childcare programs:

  • Cheerful Cheetahs preschool program (ages 3 to 5 years), held 8:30-11:30 a.m. or 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Program begins Sept. 5.
  • Comfort Zone, a get-well center for mildly ill children (infants through 5th grade). Care is provided by a registered nurse and professional staff. Preregistration is required; more information is online or email czone@iastate.edu. Program opens Sept. 1.

A sliding fee scale is available for qualified families. For more information or to enroll your child(ren) in a  program, call 294-9838 or email univcc@iastate.edu.

Cyclone Fan Fest is Aug. 20

The annual Cyclone Fan Fest is Sunday, Aug. 20 (noon-3 p.m., Bergstrom Facility). At noon, enjoy activities, food truck options and entertainment in the parking lot; an autograph session with members of the football and men's basketball teams will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. indoors, where there also will be interactive sports stations. Cy and the spirit squad will attend, and Cy's Locker Room will be on site to sell helmets, basketballs and other memorabilia for autographs. To ensure that more fans are able to get autographs, fans will be limited to a single item for players and coaches to sign. Jr. Cyclone Club members (students grade 12 and younger) may pick up their membership packets at an outdoor table; new memberships ($59) will be sold.

Iowa State's five-year tuition proposal

Interim President Ben Allen laid out a proposal Wednesday that relies on 7 percent annual increases for resident undergraduates and 4 percent for nonresident undergraduates to begin the task of catching up with a decade of enrollment growth. The priorities include hundreds of new faculty, competitive salaries and reasonable salary increases for employees, additional student financial aid and nearly 1 million square feet of additional building space.

New building is core of research park's sunny outlook

As the first central home for Iowa State's economic development agencies, productive chance encounters are meant to be routine at the Economic Development Core Facility, which opened last summer. The gleaming new nexus of the ISU Research Park is expected to have a broad impact in the years to come.

Poster sale runs Aug. 16-25 at the Memorial Union

The Student Activities Center is hosting its annual poster sale Aug. 16-25 (9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, MU Campanile Room). There are hundreds of choices from art prints and movies to music and pop culture, and most are priced $8-12. Proceeds from the sale support art programs at the Memorial Union.

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