Student employee harvests orange peppers from plants

Colorful fall harvest at the hort farm

There are plenty of garden-variety vegetables ready for harvest this month at Iowa State's horticulture research farm north of Ames.

Process opens to review U.S. diversity courses

The U.S. Diversity Course Requirement Committee is ready to review all courses -- new, modified and unchanged -- to ensure they meet three of the four learning outcomes and can be included in the 2023-24 course catalog. Instructors can submit their course information online.

As Election Day nears, a review of political expression guidelines

It's that season. Faculty and staff may want to review how constitutional protections, state law and university policies apply to political activity and expression on campus, whether in their office or a classroom.

How can faculty encourage students to vote?

Catt Center director and professor of political science Karen Kedrowski offers some guidelines to faculty on encouraging eligible students to vote while staying nonpartisan.

Submit nominations for operations and finance leadership post

Nominees' information may be sent to Parker Executive Search, the firm assisting the campus search committee.

Leaders share priorities for additional state support next year

Also on last week's state Board of Regents agenda: Inflationary adjustments to construction budgets, funding request for phase 2 at the Vet Diagnostic Lab and a long-term facilities plan for the Cyclone tennis team.

Iowa State announces plans for CYTown

CYTown is a planned multiuse district between Jack Trice Stadium and Hilton Coliseum. Over 20 years, part of the revenue it generates would be reinvested in facility improvements at C.Y. Stephens Auditorium, Fisher Theater and the Scheman Building.

Gradescope test pilot open to all instructors this fall

Gradescope is an assessment and analytics tool that pairs with Canvas. Instructors can administer, grade and provide feedback on pen-and-paper, bubble sheet and computer programming assignments. A pilot this fall is open to all instructors.

Nominations open for MLK Advancing One Community Awards

The awards recognize efforts to enhance and cultivate an inclusive university community that embraces justice and equity. There are categories for employees, students or groups; nominations are due Nov. 1.

Roasterie develops third Iowa State coffee blend

Five ISU Dining cafés are serving the light roast coffee, and you can try it at sampling events Sept. 23-24.

Free speech training launched for new academic year

The state Board of Regents' annual free speech online training, required for faculty, staff and students at the three public universities, should be completed by the end of spring semester. It takes about 10 minutes to complete.