Pull of night sky keeps planetarium shows popular

The physics and astronomy department has for years opened its 27-seat planetarium for public shows that remain popular enough to regularly "sell" out of free tickets to the evening's three shows, currently held on the last Friday of the month.

Sam Easterling


Alumnus will lead the College of Engineering

W. Samuel Easterling from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University has been named the next James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering.

Employee leaders appeal to regents for pay increases

ISU's Stacy Renfro (P&S Council) and Peter Martin (Faculty Senate) asked board members for salary increases that adequately reward hard work and stem the departure of talented employees.

Pollard talks risks and rewards of rushing the field

In a talk at a supply chain conference, athletics director Jamie Pollard discussed how he weighs postgame celebrations that prompt fans to flock onto the field, outlining some changes planned to ensure field-rushing remains safe.

Wickert provides promotion and tenure update to senate

Seventy faculty members have their promotion and tenure cases recommended for approval. The state Board of Regents must give its official approval at its next meeting.

Photo of bronze Jack Trice statue

Jack Trice statue

Jack Trice statue is returning to central campus

Rather than temporarily relocating the statue during construction of the athletics department's sports performance center, a committee of campus and student leaders proposed permanently returning the statue to central campus.

Be ready for data deadlines as Workday go-live nears

Cutover planning and execution will move data from dozens of systems into Workday, leading to "last day" deadlines for adding or updating information that will be transitioned.