Utility services' steam tunnel tour proved to be the elusive Willy Wonka golden ticket among Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week events, filling quickly. Through Wednesday, about 930 employees registered for one or more experiences.
The employee application window closes at the end of the week for the next round of WorkFlex arrangements, which can begin May 16. Friday also is when information technology services and admissions can begin recruiting for full-remote positions, after successful trials in the units.
If approved, the program would be limited to tenured faculty in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences or in one of the six departments LAS jointly administers with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Several changes will take effect April 1, including a smoother process for retaining graduating hourly student employees, more flexible classifications for temporary merit staff and direct supervisor approval for hiring temporary workers.
By trial and error, ISU Creamery intern and May graduate in culinary food science Lucy Slizewski developed a non-dairy option for creamery customers.
Faculty, staff and students will be hearing a lot about "change impacts" during WorkCyte Phase II, the multiyear project to implement Workday Student and Receivables. A running catalog of change impacts will be shared online; the first three already have been identified.
The campus community is invited to a ceremony and ribbon-cutting Sunday afternoon for the plaza, which honors the nine historically Black fraternities and sororities of the National Pan-Hellenic Council.
Despite a relatively dry fall and winter, campus should be in full bloom this spring as facilities planning and management prepares for a busy summer of landscaping around the new pedestrian bridge leading to Jack Trice Stadium.