March 2024

Open houses scheduled for new recording, livestream studio in Parks Library

Studio 2B in the lower level of Parks Library is a space to record and livestream professional-quality videos with the click of a button. Faculty, staff and students can use it to capture lectures for online offerings, give research presentations, provide grant updates, create open educational resources and more. The studio includes a teleprompter, lights, height-adjustable table and state-of-the-art glass Lightboard, which allows users to overlay writing on their slides while simultaneously appearing on the screen with content. Studio 2B is open 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday (8 p.m. close on Fridays) and additional weekend hours. Hours align with tech lending hours so tech support is always close at hand. Drop by to check out the tech and enjoy refreshments during a Friday open house: March 15, 22 and 29 (11 a.m.-2 p.m.). Review the full studio specs and book today

Is that a spring in your step?

Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 10. Remember to set any manual clocks ahead one hour and plan to lose an hour of sleep. But enjoy daylight into the early evening . . .

Alert eligible fall juniors to Carver scholarship

Twenty Roy J. Carver Scholarships are available to Iowa State students or transfer students who will start their junior year fall semester, and who demonstrate great potential and promise, work hard to make ends meet, or are faced with debilitating circumstances in their lives. Awards average $6,000 and will be considered for renewal for the senior year. Eligibility information is online; the application deadline is April 1; the application includes an essay and two references. Questions may be directed to ISU's scholarship office, 515-294-5625. 

John Kasich will present Manatt-Phelps lecture March 27

On March 27, John Kasich -- two-term former Ohio governor (2011-19), two-time presidential candidate (2000, 2016), four-time New York Times best-selling book author and contributor for MSNBC and NBC News -- will visit Iowa State to present the 2024 Manatt-Phelps Lecture in Political Science. Kasich's presentation, "Socially Responsible Innovation," will begin at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Great Hall.  All are welcome to attend.

Organic farming pioneer to present Shivvers Lecture on March 18

Researcher, educator and author John Reganold will present the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture's 2024 Shivvers Lecture on Monday, March 18 (7:30 p.m., 2226 Bessey). He is the Regents Professor of Soil Science and Agroecology at the Washington State University, where he developed its long-time organic and sustainable agriculture major and its Organic Farming Certificate program.

Registration open for campus digital scholarship symposium

University Library's digital scholarship and initiatives department and the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities are cohosting the inaugural Digital Scholarship Symposium on Wednesday, April 10 (10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.). Faculty, staff and students interested in learning more about digital scholarship are encouraged to attend. It will be held in The Catalyst, the dedicated digital research and learning space in Parks Library, and feature experts who share creative examples of developing digital literacy skills in the classroom and using digital methods to open research to a wider audience. Registration closes Monday, April 10.

Staff, faculty volunteers sought at food pantry during spring break

With many students away from Ames March 11-15 for spring, the SHOP food pantry, 1306 Beyer Hall, seeks faculty and staff volunteers next week to remain open during the break for students in need. Volunteers may select their shifts on this SignUp Genius site (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday).

YWCA honors Women of Achievement awardees on March 28

The YWCA Ames at ISU will honor the 12 recipients of its 2024 Women of Achievement Award during a ceremony Thursday, March 28 (6-8 p.m., Reiman Gardens). Tickets are $35 (two for $60) and can purchased from the YWCA office, C1102A Knapp-Storms, 808 Hayward Ave., or at the door.