Changing of the guard

Students in Iowa State's three ROTC services (Army, Navy and Air Force) participated in a combined Change of Command Ceremony on central campus April 22.

President, provost unveil plans to boost information security

The university community will redouble information security efforts in the wake of a breach of several servers reported earlier this week. In a letter today to senior leaders, President Steven Leath and senior vice president and provost Jonathan Wickert laid out a plan to tighten information security on several fronts, ranging from scans of university systems for protected information to stronger password requirements.

Senate learns more about research enterprise, Veishea student response

Vice president for research Sarah Nusser and Government of the Student Body president Hillary Kletscher addressed members of the Faculty Senate April 23. Nusser provided an overview of the reorganized research office and Kletscher told senators about a student-driven effort to create a "culture shift" in Veishea behavior.

Stephanie Downs

Stephanie Downs


Iowa State's first wellness coordinator, Stephanie Downs, joined the university on April 15. She will be instrumental in the evaluation and development of Iowa State's employee wellness initiative.

Enrollment could be a driver in new funding formula

A task force studying performance measures that could tie state funding to the three regent universities in a new way put a big emphasis on enrollment. No final decisions have been made yet.