A tower crane erected this week on the Student Innovation Center construction site rises above the 168-foot Marston water tower.
Citing her accomplishments leading the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Iowa State's current longest-serving dean said the university is facing too many pressing issues to hand the reins to an outsider who would need time to get up to speed.
Building on existing strengths, Iowa State should tackle world hunger and improve the availability of its high-quality undergraduate education, the University of Central Florida provost said at the third public forum for Iowa State presidential finalists.
Iowa State is at a critical juncture that demands bold, ambitious goal setting to elevate the university from excellent to exceptional, the University of Georgia provost said in the second of four public forums for Iowa State's presidential finalists.
The head of a federal agency responsible for awarding hundreds of millions of dollars in annual agricultural grants touted his appreciation of land-grant ideals, and their wide application, in the first public forum for Iowa State's four presidential finalists.
Board president Michael Richards said board members need additional time to consider tuition rates because they won't revisit the topic once they make a decision.
A committee studying procedures intended to help first-time students transition to living and learning at Iowa State is asking for faculty and staff feedback at two open forums next week.
A series of workshops will introduce and demonstrate features of the Workday software system that is being developed for university-wide use by all employees.