Football players celebrate a touchdown

History-making season

With an 8-1 record in conference play, Iowa State has earned its first-ever berth in the Big 12 Conference football championship game Dec. 19, when it will face Oklahoma for the second time this season.

ISU planning is underway for vaccine rollout

An initial supply of COVID-19 vaccine is expected to arrive in Iowa this month, and Iowa State is preparing to help the state implement its distribution plan. The impact on campus could be significant by next fall.

Preparation, communication are key for winter session

Instructors are preparing courses for the first online winter session that opens Dec. 14 and concludes Jan. 21. In addition to content, establishing and maintaining a connection with students is important to its success. 

What to know about flex accounts as year-end deadline nears

As the end of 2020 approaches, so does the deadline for incurring expenses that can be paid with a flexible spending account.

Fifth floor corridor in the Memorial Union

MU renovation begins

Yearlong renovation begins upstairs at the Memorial Union

The project eliminates deferred maintenance, replaces small rooms with open, daylit work spaces and gives greater visibility to additional student-focused service units in the student union.

Numerous resources can help students with mental health

In a presentation to the Professional and Scientific Council, a student counseling services psychologist outlined the expanding mental health options available to students. Faculty and staff play a crucial role in creating a community of care.

Conflict of interest form in AccessPlus retires next month

The university's Conflicts of Interest and Commitment disclosure form is moving Jan. 1 from AccessPlus to IRBManager, a project management system used by the office of research ethics capable of many compliance processes.

Required syllabus statement gets time on senate agenda

University counsel Michael Norton was invited to talk with faculty senators about free expression and the required syllabus statement instructors will begin using in the winter session. The statement addresses recent issues on campus and free speech issues on college campuses across the nation.