At a distance, students begin moving back

Stretching over two weeks a process that usually takes two days, following a schedule that allows for physical distancing, Iowa State students living on-campus began moving in this week. 

Cloth face coverings always required indoors, with few exceptions

An update to the university's policy on wearing face coverings clarified that a cloth face covering, preferred instead of a face shield, is required in university buildings with few exceptions. It also is required outdoors on campus anywhere distancing may be difficult.

More fall details shared in town hall as semester nears

During a 90-minute session, a half-hour longer than prior COVID-19 town halls, senior leaders outlined new specifics about the university's fall plans.

Mindfulness pedagogy series aims for balance in unsteady time

With the stress and demands of the coronavirus pandemic, mindfulness in the classroom and through virtual instruction is finding its way into more plans. CELT is offering a three-part series on mindful and contemplative pedagogy to help instructors and students.

Faculty share ideas for fostering interaction in online classes

Faculty reflecting on their experiences in the spring and thinking about the fall shared some ideas about how to foster two-way communication with students.

Gerard Tate in front of the Memorial Union

Gerard Tate


Gerard Tate, a U.S. veteran and social worker, became the second director of Iowa State's veterans center on June 29.

CELT continues to aid faculty, staff with online programing

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching continues to help faculty and staff improve the virtual experience by offering an array of programs throughout the fall semester.

A reimagined Destination Iowa State awaits incoming class

New undergraduates will get the typical whirlwind mix of campus know-how, academic tips, connections with classmates and Cyclone celebration at this year's Destination Iowa State, despite some revisions needed for an atypical fall.