Scoop shovel pulls down exterior brick on the Insectary

Spring demo

Demolition of the Insectary complex on Pammel Drive began earlier this month and picked up speed this week. The lot will be cleared for a north campus green space.

Employees asked to log their COVID-19 efforts

Faculty and staff time spent on implementation of emergency protective measures during the COVID-19 response may be eligible for cost recovery through federal, state or local programs. Employees are being asked to track their efforts via an online form.

Head shot of Erin Baldwin

Erin Baldwin

Baldwin will serve in student affairs post

Assistant vice president for student health and wellness Erin Baldwin will serve as interim senior vice president for student affairs, beginning June 5. Baldwin leads the Thielen Student Health Center and also is serving as incident commander in the university's COVID-19 emergency operations.

Promotions approved for 60 term faculty

In the first year of a new classification system for Iowa State's term faculty, the 60 individuals represent all seven academic colleges.

Planning a safe return to campus in the fall

A committee will consider how to mitigate the risks of reinstating teaching, research and student support on a residential campus -- a complex situation that will require innovation, analysis and expertise.

Admissions goes virtual to host incoming students

The pandemic may keep students away from campus, but virtual visits for prospective, admitted and transfer students allow them to learn more about the university, get their questions answered and connect with representatives from their chosen academic field.

University award recipients will be honored this fall

Joining five Distinguished Professors, three University Professors and five Morrill Professors are more than 40 other faculty and staff whose awards celebrate excellence.

Library reaches deal with Elsevier to lower journal costs

An Iowa State negotiation team reached an agreement this spring to end a "big deal" with the largest publisher of scholarly journals, instead subscribing to hundreds of individual journals from Elsevier to lower costs significantly.