Pumpkin painting entries

And the winner is ...

Entries in Fredericksen Courts' annual pumpkin painting contest are on display this week in the Hawthorn Market and Café.

ISU Plan open change period begins Nov. 3

ISU Plan participants may review and change their benefits Nov. 3-21.

Nonsupervisory merit open change period begins Oct. 31

Nonsupervisory merit employees may review and change their benefits Oct. 31-Dec. 1.

Large course plans move into second year

Faculty collaboration and planning have improved consistency across courses with multiple sections, a result of an Iowa law that mandates continuous improvement plans for undergraduate courses with an annual enrollment of 200 or more.

Regents consider third tuition freeze

As the state Board of Regents last week reviewed a proposal for modest tuition increases next year, regent Larry McKibben announced his intent to propose a third straight tuition freeze when the board votes on the topic on Dec. 3.

Art, science converge at international conference

Faculty and others doing innovative work at the edges -- where art and science disciplines meet and overlap -- get together at Iowa State in November for the national Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru).

Search for chief diversity officer begins

The search for a chief diversity officer is underway. In 2013, President Steven Leath commissioned a consulting firm to study ISU diversity programs and initiatives. Recommendations from that study included creation of a chief diversity officer position.