Marching band trombonists practice on central campus

Cyclone serenade

Gathering in a small group as a health precaution, trombonists from the marching band practiced their music together on central campus on a recent afternoon.

Rising costs drive increases in employee health care contributions

Premiums, copayments and deductibles for employee health care plans are increasing Jan. 1 in what's likely the first phase of a multiyear effort to counteract rising costs. 

Winter session could be here to stay

If all goes well with the upcoming special winter session, it could become a regular option for ISU students, senior vice president and provost Jonathan Wickert told the Professional and Scientific Council at its Oct. 1 meeting. The council also received updates on benefits and budget issues.

Suzanne Härle in a virtual event with her learning community

International adventure

New learning community stretches the limits of 'connections'

The new International Adventure learning community relies on websites and smartphone apps because it's connecting 58 students in 20 countries on four continents who were unable to get to Ames for their first semester of college.

Conversation editor is available for office hours

ISU faculty who have questions or want to brainstorm an idea for an article may talk with a Conversation editor Friday afternoons.

Design initiative expands college's discussion

The #InclusiveByDesign initiative gives faculty, staff and students in the College of Design a way to be involved in and talk about diversity, equity and inclusion.

Pollard confirms no season tickets for basketball games

In an Oct. 5 open letter, Pollard said his staff is reviewing options that could allow up to a 10% capacity (about 1,425 fans) for basketball games at Hilton Coliseum this winter.

Students must activate Okta login requirement this month

Employees have been using multifactor authentication for more than a year. Now students will need it to access web-based campus applications, including Canvas and email.