Add library resources to Canvas courses

The University Library worked closely with CELT and IT Services to embed library research and course guides into Canvas courses. Students can have access to subject-specific guides and subscription-based article indexes, connect with their subject librarians, schedule appointments for research consultations and more. To enable this function, go to 'Course Settings' in Canvas, select 'Navigation' tab, then 'ISU Library Resources' from the list and 'Enable.' This will populate the ISU Library Resources link on your course menu. Step-by-step instructions also are on the Canvas Embed Library Guides website. Questions about this service may be sent to librarians Rano Marupova or Jeff Kushkowski.

Two more food trucks join campus lineup

Procurement services announces two more food trucks have contracts to provide weekday lunch service on campus, beginning the week of Aug. 20:

  • Brick City Grill (Ames Somerset restaurant), northeast of Troxel Hall on Farmhouse Lane (Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., beginning Aug. 20), menu includes burgers, chicken and pork sandwiches, walking tacos, street tacos, sides such as cole slaw and potato salad
  • Taza Mediterranean Grill (Des Moines-based Taza Fresh), west side of Spedding Hall (confirmed August dates: 22, 23, 24, 27, 29, 31, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.) Middle Eastern items including falafel, chicken or steak shawarma, lamb and beef gyro, sides such hummus, basmati rice and salad, and baklava

Tickets to Stephens' performing art series go on sale Aug. 21

If you want to purchase a series package to the 2018-19 performing arts series in Stephens Auditorium, do it before noon on Tuesday, Aug. 21, when single-event tickets go on sale to the public. A package features tickets to four or more events of your choosing.

I-Corps info sessions set for Aug. 27, Aug. 29

Informational sessions will be held this month for researchers interested in the fall cohort of the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program. The sessions will be 1-2 p.m. in the Memorial Union Pioneer Room -- Aug. 27 for the colleges of Engineering, Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Aug. 29 for the colleges of Business, Design, Human Sciences, Veterinary Medicine and the Graduate College. Applications are due Sept. 7, and accepted applicants will be notified by Sept. 17. I-Corps sessions begin Sept. 26. Check out the I-Corps website for more information.

Cardinal Women inaugural class announced

The inaugural year of Cardinal Women, a professional leadership development program, kicked off Aug. 8. This fall, the 72 women selected from among 138 applicants will meet four times for large and small group discussions. In between, the conversations will continue via Canvas. Tera Lawson, Center for Technology in Learning and Teaching, and Denise Williams-Klotz, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, developed and are leading the program. Cardinal Women roster.

Marlon Wayans to do Nov. 30 stand-up show in the Great Hall

Tickets are on sale for comedian Marlon Wayans, who will do a stand-up show Friday, Nov. 30 (8 p.m., MU Great Hall, doors open at 7 p.m.). Wayans is an actor, producer, comedian, writer and film director best known for his roles in the comedy films "White Chicks"and "Scary Movie." Tickets are $29 ($15 with ISU student ID) plus fees, and available online now via and, starting Aug. 20, in the MU Maintenance Shop box office and by phone (294-8349, weekdays 11 a.m.-5 p.m.).

Single-game football tickets, mini packs go on sale Aug. 16

The athletics ticket office has announced that single-game tickets and mini packs for the 2018 Cyclone football season will go on sale to the public at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16. The $175 mini pack contains the following games: Oklahoma (Sept. 15), Akron (Sept. 22) and Kansas State (Nov 24). Fans aged two years and older need a ticket to enter the stadium.

Tickets on sale Aug. 21 for Illusionists show at Stephens

Tickets go on sale at noon Aug. 21 for an Oct. 4 performance by The Illusionists at Stephens Auditorium. The show, which ran on Broadway, features five top illusionists performing magic tricks, stunts and other astonishing acts. Tickets are $35-$80, not including fees.

Rummage RAMPage diverts more than 102,000 pounds from landfill

This year's Rummage RAMPage, a community rummage sale held during the period when most rental leases expire, raised more than $18,000 for local nonprofits and kept 102,550 pounds of furniture and household items out of the landfill. The third annual event, which is sponsored by the city of Ames and Iowa State's sustainability office, increased proceeds by more than $4,000 over 2017 and diverted an additional 25,000 pounds of donated items. Check out the event's website next summer for information about the 2019 RAMPage.

Study Abroad moves office to MU's sixth floor

The Study Abroad Center has moved from the third floor of the Memorial Union to the sixth floor. The center's new office is at 6563 Memorial Union.

ISU GIS partnered with DNR to build statewide conservation map

Staff and students at the Iowa State GIS Facility worked with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to map every conservation measure in in the state's watersheds, the most comprehensive inventory of its kind in the nation. Analysis of the data shows the conservation practices would be worth $6.2 billion in today's dollars. The data was the result of a three-year effort and will provide a benchmark for measuring conservation progress. Maps and additional information about the project are available on the GIS Facility's website.

Fan Fest is Aug. 19

The annual Cyclone Fan Fest is Sunday, Aug. 19 (noon-2 p.m., Bergstrom football facility). Activities include interactive stations with Iowa State teams, autographs by coaches and student-athletes and sales of Cyclone gear in Cy's Locker Room. To help ensure that all fans in attendance have the chance to get autographs from football and men's basketball players and coaches, only one (1) item per person may be signed. Posters and autograph cards will be available free to fans. A "Fast Pass," available online via Iowa State Experiences and Upgrades for $10, will allow fans to enter Fan Fest 20 minutes early.

Call ahead for UHR Service Center help

Due to occasional long lines as the new school year is starting, employees are advised to call ahead if they need to visit the University Human Resources Service Center during August and September, benefits and service center director Ed Holland told the Professional and Scientific Council on Thursday. The center's phone number is 294-4800.

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