How advisers connect with students in an uncertain time

Academic advising in virtual mode dislocates a regular, important and personal interaction for students at a time when they have many questions. Four advisers described how they and their students are handling the change.

The latest on COVID-19's campus impacts

The unprecedented response to the COVID-19 pandemic evolves rapidly. Each week as needed, Inside Iowa State will recap how coronavirus is affecting the university and share relevant resources for employees.

Wintersteen, top leaders answer P&S Council questions about crisis

University leaders met virtually with the Professional and Scientific Council at the council's April 2 meeting, fielding questions about how the university's response to the coronavirus pandemic is affecting employees.

Sharpen your professional skills

IT services and university human resources partnered to provide employees with web-based professional development opportunities.

An assist for parents working at home

Inside looked for ISU sites that might help faculty and staff working at home while trying to keep their children busy and happy.

Wickert provides update at Faculty Senate

Senior vice president and provost Jonathan Wickert spoke to the Faculty Senate about a timeline to return to campus and spring semester course evaluations at the April 7 meeting.

Faye Draper enjoys her anniversary parade

Faye Draper

An anniversary parade for Faye

Faye Draper's colleagues in the admissions office couldn't let her 50th anniversary at Iowa State pass without a celebration, so in appropriate pandemic style, they gave her a parade.

ISU WellBeing helps build community during trying times

ISU WellBeing offers programs and activities to help employees deal with a range of issues and lead healthy lives as they adjust to a new normal. 

ISU Surplus offers Dell equipment during no-contact sale for employees

The intent is to assist faculty and staff working remotely who could use additional Dell computer equipment to do their jobs. Same-day pickup is possible.

New budgeting tool with well-timed benefits to launch next week

The project team behind the Workday Planning rollout shifted to remote collaboration to keep the launch on track for April 13 -- providing a more sophisticated cloud-based budgeting tool in the midst of a crisis that makes the improvements especially valuable.