Professor Terri Boylston teaches online from her office

In the winter session home stretch

About 50 faculty leading winter session courses are in the home stretch this week. Inside caught up with one of them.

Denials were rare in first round of WorkFlex requests

About 15% of eligible staff requested a flexible work arrangement under the new WorkFlex program, and nearly 95% of the requests were approved, according to data UHR leaders shared at the Professional and Scientific Council's Jan. 6 meeting.

Male custodian cleans table surface in break room

Additional cleaning

Custodial services will ramp up with hiring

Senior leaders approved funding to add 14 positions to the 127 custodians budgeted for the current fiscal year. Including current vacancies, ISU needs to hire and train about 20 custodians to be fully staffed.

Standardized test score dropped from admission requirements

The state Board of Regents voted Jan. 12 to move ahead with making national standardized tests -- the ACT or SAT -- optional for admission to Iowa's three public universities. 

Sandwich board tells campus the building is closed

Closed for water damage

Burst water pipe relocates admissions, registrar teams

When the semester begins Tuesday, registrar staff will receive walk-in clients at 2157 Hixson-Lied, admissions staff will serve walk-in guests at 2630 MU (office of new student programs).

Spring public health measures to be similar to fall

Faculty, staff and students will have another opportunity to get vaccinated on campus soon, one of many spring semester public health measures that will resemble those in the fall, with one key exception.

Extension looking for diversity ambassadors

Extension staff, faculty, council members and administrators are being recruited for roles as diversity ambassadors. They will be front-line representatives to ensure extension is meaningfully accessible to the widest range of Iowans.