Hilton Coliseum flood gates

Flood warnings test new mitigation measures

The university's flood prevention preparations spawned by last week's flood warnings included the installation of flood gates at Hilton Coliseum, the Scheman Building and the Maple-Willow-Larch residence halls.

Presidential Initiative for Interdisciplinary Research awards announced

Four research teams will receive up to $4.5 million over three years to pursue competitive grants to fund large-scale, multidisciplinary research efforts of national and international importance. Part of the Presidential Initiative for Interdisciplinary Research, the grants are intended to support research efforts leading to major discoveries and technologies.

FY14 salary parameters set

Faculty and P&S staff with performance evaluations will see a salary increase on July 1 of at least 1 percent (1.5 percent for those with salaries of $60,000 or less). Those with exemplary evaluations also may receive merit-based increases. Merit employees not at the maximum salary in their pay grades will receive a 4.5 percent increase on their university anniversary date.

Special allocation intended to boost humanities salaries

President Steven Leath, provost Jonathan Wickert and LAS dean Beate Schmittmann have allocated $450,000 toward humanities salaries and benefits. The funds are intended to bring the average salaries of tenured and tenure-track ISU humanities faculty closer to salaries of their peers at other institutions.

Bike service station

Bike service station

Self-serve station ... for bikes

Campus bikers can air their tires and make repairs on the go at a new bike station installed on the west side of the Memorial Union.

Regents move on salary, budget and capital project items

Salary parameters, capital projects and a plan to establish a recognized research and outreach organization in Uganda were among the Iowa State items approved Wednesday by the state Board of Regents.