Mike and Dave in a tunnel

Five questions with the steam tunnel tour guides

Most faculty and staff work on campus. Mike Murray and David Frost work under it. They lead facilities planning and management efforts to plan, construct and maintain utility distribution systems. But on campus, they might be best known as the guides of the hot-ticket tour of the ISU steam tunnels. 

Heather Paris named to operations and finance interim post

Iowa State's associate vice president for finance services, Paris will succeed Pam Cain, who is retiring from the university on Sept. 6.

Susan Harper head shot

Susan Harper


Susan Harper, the director of the Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success, comes to Iowa State from the University of North Texas, where she served as coordinator of multicultural student support services.

New employee benefit assists with adoption costs

Financial help is available to ISU employees who adopt a child, up to $5,000 per adoption, under a new benefit effective July 1.

Iowa State sets records in external funding and research funding

The $601.7 million in total external funding for FY22 includes a record amount -- $284.2 million -- of external support for sponsored research funding.

Check the source of retirement planning offers

Many faculty and staff recently have received email offers for financial and retirement planning that aren't affiliated with ISU. Employees have several options for free consultations and workshops via university staff, partners and retirement savings vendors.

Former president Gordon Eaton has died

Iowa State's 12th leader, Eaton's presidency (1986-90) wasn't long, but it had impact.

P&S Council seeks return to prior tuition payback policy

Council members are considering a recommendation to senior leaders to roll back a 2020 change to the tuition reimbursement program limiting repayment to ISU coursework.