Mechanic in crawlspace below MU fountain

From another angle

Following annual maintenance checks this week, Iowa State's iconic Fountain of the Four Seasons is scheduled to be turned on for the season next week.

New research initiative is designed to advance data-driven science

A new seed funding program will help establish interdisciplinary research teams to advance big data at Iowa State. Initial proposals are due May 11.

Blackboard help for students is here

A new service begun this week gives students 24/7 Blackboard support and instructors a little relief.

Senate debates NTE contract notifications

A proposed change to notification deadlines for employment contract renewals and nonrenewals was introduced at the April 7 Faculty Senate meeting. The change -- which applies only to lecturers and clinicians with three or more years of service -- would shorten the required notification deadline from one year to six months.

Distinguished Awards Celebration is April 17

The university's highest awards will be given to 10 individuals and one company at the Distinguished Awards Celebration on Friday, April 17. All are invited to attend. 

Public comments sought in advance of accreditation review

Iowa State is seeking comments from the public -- including students, faculty, and staff -- in preparation for its reaccreditation by the Higher Learning Commission next year.

Study finds child care is a challenge

A child care feasibility study conducted jointly by Iowa State and the ISU Research Park last fall reveals that the university community desires more quality, accessible and affordable child care options.

Bye-bye, PeopleAdmin 5.8

Two versions of Iowa State's online classification and hiring system, PeopleAdmin, have been running simultaneously for seven months. The older system, PA5.8, will shut down for good on July 1.