Workers install pavers in the MU fountain's plaza

Fountain plaza work is wrapping up

The area surrounding the Fountain of the Four Seasons will have a new look in early August, complementing the statement wall constructed across the street last year. The project is part of President Steven Leath's campus beautification initiative.

New strategic plan era begins

The new strategic plan, which went into effect this month, is more measurable and more of a living document than its predecessors, says the leader of the plan's steering committee.

Tuition reimbursement program gets a makeover

The University Benefits Committee recently approved changes to the tuition reimbursement program recommeded by the Professional and Scientific Council. The changes take effect in August.

Negotiations underway for new technology systems

Negotiations continue as the university seeks new cloud-based software to run the university's financial, human resources and student information systems. Officials also are evaluating a new identity access and management system, which would manage user logins and permissions across ISU's vast network.