Butternut tree being planted on central campus.

Rare trees added to central campus landscape

Student groups are celebrating Earth Month and Arbor Day by planting rare native trees on central campus. The butternut and American beech tree species also were chosen in part for use in class instruction.

Senate extends emeritus policy to include NTE faculty

Nontenure-eligible faculty who have served at least 10 years now can be honored with emeritus status. The policy change was unanimously approved at the April 18 Faculty Senate meeting.

Ben Allen outside Beardshear Hall

Ben Allen


Former faculty member, department chair and vice president Ben Allen arrived on campus this week as Iowa State's presidential transition begins.

New platform will provide portal to multiple applications

Iowa State's contract with Okta, an identity and access technology company, will eliminate the need for multiple passwords and provide a secure, single sign-on portal to many university systems.

Training helps faculty, staff assist military students

Iowa State students with military connections have unique needs. The Iowa State Veterans Center has created a training session to help faculty and staff better assist them. 

Volunteers sought to facilitate violence prevention program

Faculty and staff volunteers are needed to help facilitate campus workshops and initiatives as part of a national violence prevention program developed by Green Dot etc. A free weeklong training program will be provided for volunteers, July 10-14.