Virginia Speight (left) and Susan Lammers outside Elm Hall

Removing the 'isolation' from student quarantine housing

Rather than assign team members, two residence life leaders chose to staff the university's designated isolation and quarantine student housing themselves last fall, providing 24/7 service and reassurance to students and their families.

Wintersteen talks appropriations, COVID challenges, tenure with legislators

In her annual state funding request to the Iowa Legislature's joint education appropriations subcommittee, President Wendy Wintersteen also shared the impact of COVID-19 on ISU's budget and responded to a question about faculty tenure.

COVID-19 website remains ISU's go-to source for virus response info

The central COVID-19 response website is where Iowa State shares the latest updates about the virus, addresses common questions and catalogs relevant resources -- a home for crucial campuswide communication and a launchpad for digging deeper into specifics.

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Esports and gaming

New gaming room brings students together, promotes camaraderie

The new gaming and esports room in Beyer Hall not only gives students a place to practice and compete, but promotes interaction among gamers who previously may only have communicated through chat servers. The room also will offer research opportunities.

Application deadline approaches for retirement incentive program

With less than four weeks remaining in a seven-month application window, nearly 250 employees are approved to participate in the university's 2020-21 retirement incentive option. The application deadline is March 1.