(l-r) Jim Oberender, Pat Foley and Rick Terrones on the power pl

Retirement tugs at power plant trio

Three power plant supervisors with 116 combined years of service couldn't ignore the university's retirement incentive option. Pat Foley and Jim Oberender will retire next week and Rick Terrones the first week of June.

Ninety percent of applicants will participate in the retirement incentive program

The approved participants represent roughly 5% of those employed at Iowa State during the latest annual October count.

TIAA/VALIC retirement match to be restored July 1

As proposed last summer, the budget-balancing strategy was a 10-month proposal scheduled to end June 30. University leaders have confirmed it will.

Taking a team-based approach to anti-racism work

Using NCORE-ISCORE's professional development framework, Women in Science and Engineering created an officewide anti-racism plan. Teams looking for other ways to approach taking anti-racism action also might consider a new offering from NCORE-ISCORE called "Expert of My Experience."

Specialists clean fire soot from printers

Cleaning printers at Ross Hall

Cleaning phase nearly complete at Ross Hall; restoration is next

Following building cleaning from a Feb. 22 fire, a restorative phase begins this month and should conclude by late June. July 1 is the target date to reopen Ross Hall.

Online OLLI program shows adaptability, expands its reach

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Iowa State moved all of its classes online when the pandemic halted in-person instruction. The change expanded the program's reach from regional to national and boosted its class offerings.

One-year change increases dependent care flex limit

The latest federal COVID-19 relief package includes another temporary change for the dependent care assistance program, more than doubling the amount employees can contribute.

Seven projects receive Miller undergraduate teaching grants for 2021-22

Seven proposals will share $93,000 in grants next year to improve undergraduate courses and strengthen student learning.