Volunter crews moving student items into Friley Hall

Returning students drive reopening of two residence halls

With the fall semester set to begin Monday, this is move-in week. It's a bit of a bigger job than in recent years, as more than 9,600 students are living on campus. That's the most since 2019 and an increase that warranted reopening Wallace and Linden halls. 

Everyone has a role in growing public health effort

Erin Baldwin, associate vice president for student health and wellness, outlines what faculty, staff and students should know about the university's public health focus in the coming year. 

University restructures online education programs under CELT umbrella

Online education staff from the academic colleges will be integrated to Iowa State Online, one of four focus areas in an expanded Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching.

Laura Smythe head shot

Laura Smythe


University ombuds Laura Smythe arrived on campus Aug. 1 following several months of remote work. The ombuds office is now located in Agronomy Hall.

No need to cram. Instructors have time to pass New Quizzes

New Quizzes became available to all instructors campuswide June 1 as Canvas prepares to phase out Classic Quizzes in June 2024. CELT staff recommend transitioning only simple quizzes until migration is seamless, but instructors are encouraged to get familiar with the new options and question types.

Improving retention and WorkFlex among P&S Council's goals

The Professional and Scientific Council’s big-picture goals for 2022-23 will focus on employee retention, flexible work program improvements and educating constituents, under the strategic initiatives proposed at the council’s Aug. 4 meeting.

CyMail is retiring next month

Thousands of university Gmail accounts -- most belonging to graduated students -- were moved to Microsoft Outlook in June, another big step toward a single system for campus email and calendar functions.

A recap of summer on campus

Before fall semester begins next week, catch up on summer happenings across campus.