University carillonneur Tin-Shi Tam inspects the assembled model

Have carillon, will travel

A playable one-fifth scale model of ISU's campanile and carillon designed and built by students was unveiled during homecoming. It will be used for special events, performances and educational outreach.

Leaders outline winter partial closing

The university will reduce its services for the week of Dec. 23-27. Including two weekends and two university holidays (Dec. 24-25), employees who choose to use three days of paid leave can assemble a nine-day break.

Wanted: Feedback on campus facilities and spaces

Three drop-in open house sessions are planned Nov. 6-7 to collect input on how the university community uses its buildings and spaces. The information will be used to develop a strategic facilities plan.

Campus interviews for registrar finalists begin next week

Names of the four candidates will be shared one business day before their visits, which will include meetings with faculty, staff and stakeholders and an open forum. 

Learning communities work for faculty, too

The first five faculty learning communities are working through the academic year on research topics of their choice. The Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities guides the new program that aims for interdisciplinary collaboration.

CyDeas headed for round two

With some initiatives in motion from the first round of submissions, more ideas and solutions for improving the Iowa State experience are encouraged.