ROTC students receive governor's award
Two Iowa State students -- seniors Tanner Hildebrand and Matthew Sindelar recently received the ROTC Governor's Cup Award for "leadership, academics and military achievement." They were among 10 students receiving the awards from Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds. The awards are presented annually to top students in ten ROTC programs at seven Iowa colleges and universities.
Nominations sought for 2016 Women Impacting ISU calendar
Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Women Impacting ISU calendar. 2016 marks the calendar's 10th anniversary, which was developed as a tribute to current students, faculty and staff who have distinguished themselves through their accomplishments at ISU. More than 1,000 calendars are distributed each year. The nomination form is online.
Wanted: Your ideas on Osborn Drive
Several ideas for reducing congestion and improving safety on Osborn Drive are under discussion. Before settling on a solution, university planners want to hear from faculty, staff and students who frequently use Osborn. If you have comments or ideas, please submit them via this two-question online survey.
Regents approve 2015-16 P&T list
Meeting Thursday afternoon in Council Bluffs, the state Board of Regents approved 2015-16 faculty promotion and tenure awards at the three regent universities. At Iowa State, 70 faculty received promotion and/or tenure. The awards take effect July 1 for A-base (12-month appointment) faculty and Aug. 16 for B-base (nine-month) faculty.
Summer youth fitness program serves K-6 students
Registration is open for the kinesiology department's summer youth fitness program, which runs June 8-July 30 (1:10-4:30 p.m. Mondays thru Thursdays, Forker Building). The program serves students in kindergarten through grade 6; the emphasis is on children experiencing many types of physical activity, including team sports, games, swimming, gymnastics and creative movement. Teachers are kinesiology education majors. The cost is $350 with discounts for subsequent children. More information, including the registration packet, is online. The summer youth fitness program is celebrating 30 years this summer.
Winning pieces from fashion show go on exhibit April 30
The first and second place student designs from this month's 2015 Fashion Show will be on exhibit in the Textile and Clothing Museum's Mary Alice Gallery April 30-July 31 (11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1015 Morrill). The gallery also will be open on commencement Saturday, May 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. An opening reception will be held Wednesday, April 29 (5:30-6:30 p.m., in the gallery).
Honors poster presentation/reception is April 29
The University Honors Program's spring poster presentation and reception will be held Wednesday, April 29 (3-5 p.m., MU Great Hall). Spring and summer 2015 Honors graduates, as well as other Honors students, will be present to answer questions and speak with individuals interested in their capstone projects.
Comfort dogs return to Parks Library April 27-May 1
The University Library has arranged for comfort dogs to play with students from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, April 27-May 1 (dead week). Students are welcome to stop by 192 Parks Library and visit with some furry friends. Numerous breeds will be present, including golden retrievers, wirehaired pointers, dachshunds and others. Now in its third semester, the University Library seeks your help in naming this event; details and contest rules are on the library's Facebook page.
Craft supplies swap is May 2-3
The Workspace, in the east basement of the Memorial Union, will host a craft swap on Saturday, May 2 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) and Sunday, May 3 (1-4 p.m.). Workspace craft leftovers, including beads, fabric, jewelry findings and retro sewing patterns, will be available. Bring items from your own stash – things that you aren’t going to use, but can’t bring yourself to throw away. Swap for new or new-to-you supplies. The Workspace also will have select art supplies available for sale.
Several activities celebrate Earth Month
The university, Ames and Story County communities are celebrating Earth Month, and especially Earth Day, April 22, with an array of activities and events. Whether you are interested in attending a lecture, picking up trash or buying some used magazines, there's bound to be something you'll enjoy. For a complete list of events, check out the Live Green! website.