Welders connect the first truss points to the building

New meaning for 'heavy lift'

As construction continues on the athletics department's new Sports Performance Center, a team lifted a 92-ton steel truss into place last week.

Wintersteen, senior leaders address questions on next steps

President Wendy Wintersteen and several senior ISU leaders held a virtual town hall for faculty and staff May 4. They shared information about what's next for Iowa State, though much is still up in the air.

PhD candidate Thanh Nguyen jumps for joy on central campus

Joyful completion

University gears up for a virtual graduation weekend

Nearly 5,100 students are completing ISU degrees this month. University and college virtual events will help them celebrate their feat wherever they are in the world.

Senate tentatively closes out the academic year

Senators agreed to convene this summer if important issues arise before Faculty Senate meetings resume on Sept. 15.

Rao will serve as interim VP for research

Associate vice president for research Guru Rao will serve as interim VP for research, effective July 1.


Hollis Monroe

Five questions for the commencement announcer

One customary aspect of an Iowa State graduation ceremony that will come through loud and clear in the virtual version is the voice of Hollis Monroe, the former on-air producer at WOI Radio who has been the university's primary commencement announcer for 25 years.

Regents propose flat tuition for fall

Board members also will look, by November, for opportunities for administrative, academic efficiencies among the three universities.

Extension hotline staff step up as 211 call volume spikes

For the temporarily larger team of ISU Extension and Outreach staff answering hotlines, calls have come more frequently during the coronavirus pandemic and are more intense than usual. Though stressful, it’s fulfilling to be able to help Iowans in need.