A sunlit row was a popular spot at Parks Library this week.
Iowa State will honor its graduates at three commencement ceremonies this weekend; colleges also will hold events.
Faculty, professional and scientific staff, contract employees and post docs with satisfactory performance evaluations this year will receive a minimum salary increase of 1 percent on July 1. Salary increases above 5 percent will require a senior VP's approval.
A task force has wrapped up its work to develop a funding formula that connects state funds to regents' priorities. The group's recommendations go to the Board of Regents next month.
Summer won't slow the state Board of Regents TIER review of its three universities, but it will bring a shift in focus.
An estimated 250 trees are being planted around the Iowa State Center and over 200 more will be added to the campus landscape this spring.
In his report at the May 6 Faculty Senate meeting, provost Jonathan Wickert shared the demographics of the 82 promotion and tenure cases he reviewed this year. He also provided a "where are they now" look at the group of faculty hired in the fall 2008.
Twenty-seven faculty and staff are members of the 2014-15 Emerging Leaders Academy.