Five questions for a master of glass
Trond Forre is a scientific glassblower -- one of just two in the state of Iowa. He creates and repairs specialty items in the chemistry department's glass shop for customers on campus and around the world.
Three offices relocate to Kingland Building on June 20
The staff in three more university offices will move to the Kingland Building second floor on Monday, June 20. During the one-day transition, staff members will not be available by phone or email. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, June 21, in their new locations:
- Office of Institutional Research, Suite 203 (formerly 3410 Beardshear)
- Office of Responsible Research, Suite 202 (formerly 1138 Pearson)
- Office for Research Integrity, Suite 202 (formerly 1138 Pearson)
These moves complete the university's occupancy of the second floor of the Kingland Building, 2420 Lincoln Way.
Body cameras for uniformed police officers, an app for summoning safety escorts and an expanded muliticultural officer liaison program are among safety initiatives underway.
ISU student body president reinforces message that additional revenue is a key to quality at Iowa State.
Pammel Drive repair, restriping project to begin June 24
A previously announced project to repair and resurface Pammel Drive between Stange and Bissell roads, and paint it as a two-lane road with center turn lanes and striped medians, is scheduled to begin Friday, June 24, and take up to five weeks. For the first two weeks, crews will work on the two westbound lanes, completing asphalt removal, concrete patching, subdrain and curb replacement, and paving. The eastbound lanes will remain open, with a single lane of traffic in each direction. Parking lots north and south of Pammel will remain accessible except for intermittent periods as the work passes lot driveways.
When the westbound lane work is complete, work will shift to the eastbound lanes. Access to lots north of Pammel and most lots south of Pammel will remain accessible except for intermittent periods. Entrances to lots 36 and 37 will be closed for five to six days to complete necessary patching and drainage work. When all four lanes are paved, Pammel Drive will be closed for a couple of days to complete the road striping. The goal is to schedule most of the closure over a weekend.
Reminder: East section of Osborn Drive closes June 6 for several weeks
A short section of Osborn Drive, from Stange Road to Farmhouse Lane, will be closed June 6-28 so crews can connect underground utilities to the Bessey Hall east addition. During this time, the Stange barricades east of Lagomarcino Hall will be removed, and vehicles and CyRide buses will access central campus via Stange. Food truck vendors assigned to the Stange Road space temporarily will set up shop on Osborn Drive near the closure.