Student Announcements

New hours at COVID-19 testing site begin Sept. 28

Beginning Monday, Sept. 28, the university's primary COVID-19 testing site at Johnny's in Hilton Coliseum will have new service hours. They are:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m.-noon

Students, faculty and staff should continue to call (515) 294-5801 (option 9) to schedule an appointment, or make an appointment online at

Weekly snapshot added to COVID data website

A new feature added to the top of the COVID-19 Testing site is a weekly snapshot that provides a few takeaways on the current dashboard data. The snapshot will be updated every Monday when the new weekly numbers are posted.

Pick a day to celebrate Green Dot Action Month in October

As part of Green Dot Action Month in October, Student Wellness is asking faculty, staff and students to lead their offices or student organizations in promoting Green Dot, the university's personal violence prevention initiative. Go to the online sign-up sheet to select a proactive Green Dot action for an office or organizations and a specific day. On the day of your group's event, celebrate by decorating and wearing green. Post photos of your virtual or in-person gathering with #GreenDotActionMonth to enter a drawing for gift cards.

Nominations due Dec. 1 for alumni association awards

Nominations are due Dec. 1 for three awards presented annually by the ISU Alumni Association. Questions about any of the awards may be directed to Katie Lickteig. The awards are:

  • Faculty/Staff Inspiration Award (nominators must have been ISU students), recognizes an employee who had a significant impact on a student's professional or personal life while at Iowa State.
  • Iowa STATEment Maker, recognizes alumni 34 years and younger who reflect the spirit of ISU with accomplishments in any of these categories: scholastic, career achievement, personal achievement, entrepreneurial spirit or service.
  • Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award, recognizes outstanding senior students (90+ credits) who display high character, achievements in academics and university/community activities, and promise for continuing these exemplary qualities as alumni. Seniors graduating this December are eligible.

Register for Oct. 1 'Picture a Scientist' screening, discussion

ISU ADVANCE will host a screening of "Picture A Scientist" Oct. 1 (6 p.m., via Webex). The 93-minute documentary chronicles the careers of three women scientists who overcame harassment, institutional discrimination and years of subtle slights to revolutionize the culture in science. After the screening, there will be a panel discussion of representatives of the ADVANCE Midwest Partnership: Iowa State, North Dakota State, Western Michigan and Michigan Tech. Register in advance to receive a Webex link for the event.

Reiman entrepreneurial speaker is Sept. 29

Alex Timm, CEO and cofounder of Columbus, Ohio-based Root Insurance, will present the Pappajohn Center for Entreprenuership's next Reiman series address Tuesday, Sept. 29 (noon-1 p.m., via Zoom). Register online to receive the Zoom link. Timm altered the insurance industry when he founded Root Insurance on the principle that rates should be based on driving behaviors, not demographics. His talk is titled, "Using Data and Technology to Disrupt."

Grants available to support student artistic projects

Iowa State student artists, writers, performers and musicians are invited to apply for Focus grants to support their creative ideas. Individuals or groups from all majors may apply for up to $600 for new artistic projects done outside of the classroom. Grants support creation and presentations in visual art, apparel design, writing, theater, dance and musical performances. Fall applications are due Oct. 1; more information about how to apply is online.

View John Lewis documentary, support Stephens Auditorium

Stephens Auditorium patrons can unlock access to the 2020 documentary, "John Lewis: Good Trouble," join a nationwide watch hosted by 60+ cultural sites and support Stephens. The $12 rental fee includes a $5 donation to Stephens, and the movie link is good for 30 days after purchase. This rental includes access to Lewis' interview with Oprah Winfrey shortly before his July 17 death and a one-hour panel discussion, recorded in July, between the film's director and two of Lewis' fellow Freedom Riders, Bernard Lafayette and Rip Patton. You also may take part in a live virtual conversation about Lewis' legacy Sept. 21 (6 p.m.)

Fall deadlines extended for student tuition adjustments

Recognizing that the COVID-19 pandemic may be causing challenges or hardships for students and their families, Iowa State is extending the deadlines for withdrawals and tuition adjustments for fall 2020 semester. 

  • The deadline to withdraw and pay 50% of fall tuition has been extended from Friday, Sept. 4, to Friday, Sept. 25. 
  • The deadline to withdraw and pay 75% of fall tuition has been extended from Friday, Sept. 11, to Friday, Oct. 9. 

The university's objective during this time has been to help all students make academic progress toward their degrees by balancing in-person learning and virtual classes. These circumstances are not ideal and may not be sustainable for all students.

Homecoming week will go virtual Oct. 4-10

The 108th homecoming celebration at Iowa State will be a first of its kind, with all activities and events held virtually. The Oct. 4-10 homecoming week, Cardinal and Bold, will include a look at the alumni band's 40th anniversary, a live Cyclone Power Hour with alumni association president and CEO Jeff Johnson and a paint victory lane contest for Cyclone fans everywhere. Find details about more events at the homecoming week website. Homecoming buttons will still be available at the ISU Book Store for $2.

Happy Constitution Day

Sept. 17 is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day in the United States, commonly shortened to Constitution Day. It commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia on Sept. 17, 1787, the final day of the Constitutional Convention, by 39 men representing 12 states. (The 13th state, Rhode Island, didn't send a delegate because its leaders cautioned against laws that gave additional powers to a national government). In 1911, Iowa became the first state to recognize the anniversary as Constitution Day. Constitution Day is a national observance, though not a public holiday.

Language in the federal Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005, requires educational institutions that receive federal funding to observe the day, celebrating the enduring strength of the Constitution. The National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, is providing online programming this year. More.

Study abroad fair is Sept. 23 at the MU

The Study Abroad Center will host its fall study abroad fair Wednesday, Sept. 23 (10 a.m.-3 p.m., MU Sun Room and South Ballroom). "Dream now, plan next, travel soon" is a one-stop place for students to learn about future opportunities, including internships and study options from one week to one year. Masks are required and social distancing measures will be in place. A decision about ISU spring semester study abroad programs is pending.

'Women Impacting ISU' calendar nominations due Sept. 25

The Catt Center is accepting nominations for its 2021 "Women Impacting ISU" calendar through 11:59 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25. The calendar is open to all individuals who identify as a woman, inclusive of cisgender and transgender identities. Faculty and P&S or merit staff must be employed by Iowa State during the 2021 calendar year to be eligible for nomination. Students graduating in May 2021 may be nominated. Nominators do not need to be employees or students at Iowa State. Nomination instructions are on the Catt Center's website; questions about the process may be directed to Sue Cloud, 294-3181.

Students: Submit your artwork by Sept. 23 for fall exhibit

The Memorial Union has issued a call for Iowa State student artwork. Through Sept. 23, students may submit up to three pieces in any art media for consideration in the 2020 "Studies in Creativity" exhibit. A juror will select approximately 40 pieces for the show, Oct. 19-Nov. 15 in the Memorial Union Art Gallery, room 1568. Students should submit their entries online at Questions may be emailed to

← View Archive