Daniel Loy (center) accepts award from John Lawrence and Preside

Congratulations and thank you

More than 70 Iowa State faculty and staff, recipients of the university's most prestigious awards for members of the campus community, were honored during an in-person ceremony Oct. 25.

Time to review your benefits, as open enrollment launches Nov. 1

The annual opportunity for employees to change their benefits choices starts Nov. 1 and runs for three weeks, closing on Nov. 19.   

Success often is in the details for winter session courses

Winter session compresses the time instructors and students have to complete a course, but many of the things that make a course successful during the fall or spring semesters -- such as communication and organization -- still apply. 

Proposed solar energy partnership goes to regents

Also on the agenda when the state Board of Regents meets next week in Cedar Falls: Faculty professional development requests for next year and athletics' expanded parking proposal.


Textiles avoid trash

Shredding for bedding effort turns to textile scraps

An initiative to recycle discarded textiles from apparel studios in LeBaron Hall follows the lead of a pilot project in 2019 that shredded cardboard collected for recycling across campus for use as bedding in university cattle stalls. 

For car trouble or a walk in the dark, help is available

As days grow shorter, options around campus can help employees and students deal with issues such as walking to your car after dark or locating a shovel to clear snow.

Cheese with school spirit

Already producing and selling 16+ ice cream flavors and cheese curds, the Creamery took its second foray into cheese production, a cyclone-shaped and cardinal-waxed, aged cheddar cheese.