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Summer check

The first week of the summer term included some routine maintenance tasks around central campus.

Provost's office honors 31 with recruiting innovation awards

The recognitions, which include a cash award funded by an anonymous donor, are the fourth in a series and recognize exemplary work by recruiting and enrollment management professionals.

Numbers are strong for new student orientation

An estimated 5,900 first-year students and 800 transfer students are registered for Iowa State orientation (in-person and virtual), which kicks off May 29.

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Jason Keith is Iowa State's next provost

Jason Keith, dean of the James Worth Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University for the past 10 years, was named Iowa State's next senior vice president and provost this week. He'll arrive Aug. 1.

Summer = construction opportunity

Summer typically brings a noticeable uptick in construction and maintenance projects. Read about some of the work starting, ending and continuing over the next few months.

Paycheck cycle for salary nonexempt employees to change this fall

The current annual salaries of impacted employees will show up as an hourly rate in Workday, but their bottom-line pay will not change. October will be the transition month.

Tuition decision anticipated next month

The state Board of Regents held a first reading of proposed tuition increases for the 2024-25 academic year at its May 10 meeting. As proposed, resident undergraduates would pay $10,787 in tuition and mandatory fees, an increase of $290 (2.8%) over this year.

An update on student registration in Workday

As of May 13, approximately 20,380 returning students completed onboarding tasks and nearly 19,000 students registered for fall classes, with 87% of undergraduates registering for 12 or more credits.

Temporary employee, postdoc hires will undergo background checks

The change takes effect July 1. The cost isn't charged to the unit; rather, UHR's talent acquisition team will manage the background checks during the hiring process the same way it does for other employee groups.