Mail clerk Jon Wing sorts parcels

The front line

Postal and parcel services staff are keeping their regular routes to about 75% of campus buildings, even though many of them are locked during the pandemic.

Instructors show their adaptability with online testing

Structuring assessments and maintaining academic integrity is one of the biggest challenges instructors and students face with online instruction. Many instructors are adjusting how they are testing, but ultimately it rests with students to make the right decision. 


Making face shields

CIRAS helping Iowa's factory lines shift to protect front-line workers

Helping Iowa manufacturers retool to make needed health care and safety supplies, which also protects manufacturing jobs threatened by a slowdown, is one way the Center for Industrial Research and Service is assisting the state's economy during the COVID-19 crisis.

P&S employees are closer to learning their new job titles

Professional and scientific employees, along with their supervisors, will learn their job titles in the new classification and compensation system via individual emails from university human resources. The timing of those notifications isn't quite set.

Graduation weekend will be an online experience

ISU is preparing to make virtual ceremonies for undergraduate, graduate and professional veterinary medicine students available on demand Saturday, May 9, beginning at 10 a.m. central time.

By the numbers: The skyrocketing use of virtual meetings

If you're working from home these days, you know virtual meetings on platforms like Webex, Zoom and Microsoft Teams are essential to keeping Iowa State running. But seeing precisely how much the traffic has increased is still startling.