A look inside the Student Innovation Center

Take a look inside the ongoing construction of the Student Innovation Center, the $84 million facility that will be Iowa State's hands-on learning hub when it opens in a year. 

ISU Extension listening, learning how to best serve Iowans

Extension and Outreach vice president John Lawrence spent part of his first year on a listening tour across the state. A committee and task force are studying how extension can continue to meet Iowans' needs.

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Karen Kedrowski


Karen Kedrowski, who was selected in a national search last summer to lead the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics, arrived on campus Jan. 2.

Updated exit survey will expand to merit employees, retirees

A revamped exit survey for an expanded group of recipients should help university leaders -- and the Professional and Scientific Council -- better understand why staff leave Iowa State.

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Jim Oliver

Oliver named director for Student Innovation Center

Jim Oliver, University Professor and Larry and Pam Pithan Professor of Mechanical Engineering, began a fulltime appointment Jan. 1 as the first director of the Student Innovation Center.

Staff survey responses needed by Jan. 18

P&S and merit employees are being asked to respond "yes," "no" or "maybe" about their interest in pursuing specialist positions on finance and human resources service delivery teams.

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Frank Peters

Peters appointed Study Abroad Center director

Frank Peters, associate professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, was named director of the Student Abroad Center. His three-year appointment began Jan. 2.