Two men play chess in the Memorial Union food court area

Recess in the Memorial Union

Ames resident David Skaar (right) regularly comes to campus for a chess game -- outside when the weather allows, at the student union during the winter months.

Faculty asked to study, weigh in on enrollment management

President Steven Leath has asked for faculty input on managing increased enrollment in the absence of "significant new resources." A task force will gather ideas and offer possible solutions for a final report due by June.

Employees urged to get IP assignments on the books

Faculty and P&S staff are urged to assign intellectual property rights to ISU now, to avoid conflicting agreements later.

Leath makes annual appeal to legislative subcommittee

The President tells legislators that university leaders are "considering alternatives" in case the FY17 appropriations request isn't fully met.


eMuseum puts art collection online

New online tool helps link art and academics

University Museums' 40,000-piece collection is available for viewing with the click of a button, thanks to a new online database called the Electronic Museum, or eMuseum. 

Winter break, partial shutdown yield overall energy savings

Fluctuating temperatures and fewer closed buildings during winter break created a mixed bag of energy savings.

Miller projects will advance undergraduate teaching

Five proposals were funded for 2016-17 from among 19 submissions.

Regents meet on campus next week

Parking permit increases, a proposal for an employee recruitment consortium and several ISU presentations are on the agenda.