Student Announcements

Dogs on leashes welcome at Reiman Gardens Tuesdays in April

Every Tuesday (4:30-7:30 p.m.) in April, visitors to Reiman Gardens are welcome to bring their dogs to enjoy the gardens' outdoor areas. During these Rovers at Reiman events, dogs must remain on hard surfaces or turf and aren't allowed in flower beds or other posted areas. Dogs also must be current on vaccinations and remain leashed at all times (non-retractable leashes are required). Dogs and owners will be given a colored ribbon (red, yellow or green) to attach to collars that reflects a dog's comfort level with interacting with other dogs or humans. The fee is $5 per dog; dog owners pay the usual gardens admission (free for members and ISU students) and must sign a liability waiver.

Award recipients: Student employee, supervisor of the year

Last week, the office of student financial aid honored outstanding student workers for their contributions to campus, as demonstrated in five categories: community service, diversity and inclusion, leadership, technology and innovation, and critical thinking. From 47 nominations, a selection committee chose these students (listed with their employing unit):

  • Student Employee of the Year: Jamie Hefley, biomedical sciences
  • Student Employees of Distinction: Hannah Uhrich, human development and family studies; Alexias Townsend, ISU dining; Jack Stevenson, recreation services

In partnership with university human resources, the student financial aid team also selected an inaugural Student Employee Supervisor of the Year this spring. Selection reflects mentoring, professionalism and leadership provided to hourly student employees. Nearly 30 individuals were nominated, and these supervisors were selected:

  • Student Employee Supervisor of the Year: Linda DeSchane, ITS Solution Center, who oversees nearly 40 hourly student employees
  • Student Employee Supervisor of the Year finalist: Raquel Espin Palazon, genetics, development and cell biology

The two winners received a prize for their achievement, and their nominations will be forwarded for additional consideration at the regional level.

Veenker golf course opens March 24

Iowa State's Veenker Memorial Golf Course and driving range on North Stange Road will open for the season on Friday, March 24. ISU students, faculty and staff receive discounts on season passes. Additionally, Mondays and Thursdays are designated "ISU student days" year-round, with daily green fee discounts available. More information is online or call 515-294-6727.

Ivy College of Business online MBA available this fall

The Ivy College of Business announced last week that its part-time professional MBA program will be available fully online this fall. Students in the program can choose to take courses online or in a hybrid format with one class/week in person at the college's Capital Square location in downtown Des Moines. Registration is open. To learn more, contact assistant director of graduate recruitment Kim Putz.

Dairy science club ice cream sale resumes this week

After a winter break, the Dairy science club's Wednesday ice cream sale starts back up March 22, and will be held weekly through the end of the semester. Outside the north doors to Lush Auditorium in Kildee Hall, get a cup of ice cream Wednesdays (noon-2 p.m.) for $2 per cup. Flavors today are chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, Rocky Road, Kit Kat and Thin Mint. The ice cream is mixed by club members at the ISU creamery, and the sale serves as a fundraiser for club activities throughout the year.

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