Lighter than Air competition

Lighter than air

Student teams in professor Richard Wlezien's aerospace engineering intro classes designed and operated their "lighter than air" vehicles during a fly-off in Howe Hall last week.

Commencement events are this weekend

An estimated 1,708 students are completing Iowa State degrees this week and many of them will celebrate the milestone this weekend in cap and gown. The graduates include 110 doctoral candidates, 210 master's students and an estimated 1,388 bachelor's degree recipients. 

Students studying in The Hub

Popular study spot

Final countdown

Food, caffeine and wireless access are necessities during finals week, making The Hub and other ISU Dining centers and cafés popular study spots.

Winter break: What you need to know

Winter break is fast approaching. Here are a few tips to remember before you leave your office for the holidays.

Reminder: Flexible spending dollars must be spent by Dec. 31

Use your 2012 flexible spending account dollars by Dec. 31 or lose unclaimed money that has been deducted from your paycheck all year.

Senate floor opens for leadership discussion

A short agenda allowed time for topical discussion during the Dec. 11 Faculty Senate meeting. Senators also were briefed on the public disagreement surrounding the Harkin Institute of Public Policy.

P&S Council committee seeking input on representation

Council members are considering representation realignment, including a proposal to reduce the six current areas to four that reflect the university's organizational structure.