Block of Lynn Avenue will close July 22-26

The city of Ames will close Lynn Avenue, from Lincoln Way south to Chamberlain Street, from 6 a.m. Monday, July 22, to end-of-day Friday, July 26 (weather dependent). City public works crews will replace sections of failed concrete in that block of the street. Access to properties along Lynn Avenue will be maintained.

Rummage RAMPage starts next week

The 4th annual Rummage RAMPage, a cooperative effort of the city and ISU sustainability programs, will be held July 26-Aug. 3 at the Ames Intermodal Facility, 129 Hayward Ave. This community garage sale is an alternative to throwing useable household items in the trash during Ames' annual lease change and moving time. Proceeds benefit the organizations that send volunteers to staff it. Pick-up service is available for households within the city limits who want to donate items but are unable to transport them to the ramp. The pick-up fee is $25 per pickup load ($10 for college students); request service online by 5 p.m. July 25. This year's schedule is:

  • Friday, July 26: Item drop-off only
  • Saturday, July 27-Friday, Aug. 2: Sale and item drop-off
  • Saturday, Aug. 3: Sale only (items half-price)

2019-20 Stephens ticket packages are on sale

Tickets for Stephens Auditorium's five-show Broadway series package may be purchased for as low as $175 and include Beautiful: The Carole King Musical; Jersey Boys, The Color Purple, Finding Neverland and Waitress. A four-show, create-your-own package is available for as low as $76 and includes all shows from the Performing Arts series. Ticket packages may be purchased online.

Timekeeping options during weekly Workday maintenance

Weekly scheduled maintenance on Saturday mornings (1-5 a.m.) prohibits campus access to the Workday system. For the few employees who may need to record timekeeping during those early weekend hours, university human resources (UHR) recommends keeping a record of hours work and collaborating with managers and timekeepers to record the hours when system access is available. Physical time clocks are not affected by the system suspension.

Gardens gift shop 'yard sale' is July 26-28

The gift shop at Reiman Gardens will hold a yard sale Friday-Sunday July 26-28 (9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily) to make room for new merchandise. Save up to 80% on home and yard decor, children's toys and women's accessories. Gardens admission is not necessary to visit the gift shop.

Workday user lab will continue through this month

The Workday go-live user lab in 032 Parks Library will contine its regular hours through Aug. 1. Registration is not required; walk in anytime during these standing hours:

  • Monday, noon-3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon

Avett Brothers concert tickets go on sale July 19

Tickets for a Nov. 14 concert in Stephens Auditorium by the folk-rock band Avett Brothers go on sale at noon Friday, July 19 via Ticketmaster, including the Stephens ticket office (noon-6 p.m. weekdays). Tickets range from $49.50 to $89 plus fees.

Update your emergency contact info in Workday

Employees need to enter their individual emergency contact information into Workday. Once logged in to Workday, select "Personal Information," then "Emergency Contacts," and "Add" to enter the information.

August workshop focuses on urban-rural connections

Registration is requested by July 22 for an Aug. 12-13 workshop to be held at the Alumni Center, "Developing a Convergence SUS Agenda for Redesigning the Urban-Rural Interface along the Mississippi River Watershed." It will focus on relationships and connectivity among urban and rural landscapes and communities in the 1.2 million-square-mile Mississippi River watershed. Cost is $30 for faculty, $20 for students. Those who plan to present a poster should indicate this in their registration and submit a poster abstract by Aug. 1.

New structure for Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center added staff and reorganized its structure to better serve students and campus partners. Center director Katie Whipple now has assistant directors in three service areas: academic coaching and outreach; supplemental instruction and PSYCH 131; and tutoring services. Fulltime staff members were added to each area and another graduate student position was created, filling out the center's 13-member staff roster.

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