Lawn mower against backdrop of red-leaved trees in a row

Need not run

A student employee mowed Iowa State's cross country course late last week against a peaceful backdrop of trees transitioning to vivid autumn colors.

Virtual guide helps take guesswork out of benefits decisions

ALEX is an interactive virtual counselor that explains how Iowa State's employee benefits work, analyzes the pros and cons of different offerings, asks questions that can help inform choices and proposes personalized suggestions for faculty and staff.

Research continues for committee considering Catt Hall name

The committee also is developing a draft report that will include an initial recommendation on whether Catt Hall should be renamed. Once completed, it will be available for public comment for 60 days.

Extension VP finalists to visit campus over next two weeks

Five finalists have been identified in the search for the next vice president of ISU Extension and Outreach. Their campus visits will include a public forum in Carver Hall, with a livestream option for faculty, staff and extension council members.

Senators discuss requirements for posthumous degrees

Senators amended the policy to remove the course credit and GPA requirements to ensure families of deceased children would be able to receive a posthumous degree. A second reading and vote are set for the November Faculty Senate meeting.

Surveys will help improve Iowa State

In two upcoming surveys, members of the Iowa State community will be asked to share their perspectives on employee benefits and the campus climate for learning, living and working.

Green Dot training is just the beginning

October is Green Dot Action Month which builds on training and has groups across campus focus on proactive efforts to prevent power-based personal violence. Everything from wearing green to hosting a green eggs, ham and pancake breakfast to share more about Green Dot helps bring awareness to the topic.