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Student Announcements

Dylan concert goers: Security measures added

Security measures will be in place for the Oct. 24 Bob Dylan performance at Stephens Auditorium. Patrons will be subject to wand searches and bag checks, and those who refuse to be searched will forfeit their tickets and not be allowed in. To accomodate the extra measures, doors will open at 6 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. show. Prohibited items include firearms, knives, chains, studded bracelets, hard containers, laser pointers, professional cameras, hairspray, pepper spray, mace or any aerosol, and outside food and beverages. Photos and audio and video taping will not be allowed during the concert. To streamline the entry process, ticket holders are asked to enter specific Stephens doors based on ticket location:

  • Main floor rows 1-19, right side: Enter SW door
  • Main floor rows 1-19, left side: Enter SE door
  • Main floor rows 20-32, loge and balcony: Enter north main patio doors
  • Will call tickets and accessible seating: Enter north ground floor doors

African Cirque performance comes to MU Oct. 25

Cirque Zuma Zuma, an African Cirque-style spectacle, will perform on campus Wednesday, Oct. 25 (7 p.m., MU Great Hall, doors open at 6:30 p.m.). Admission is free and the public is welcome. A 2011 finalist on NBC TV's "America's Got Talent," the troupe features performers from 16 African nations sharing African culture, dance, acrobatics, tumbling and music.

Fallen trees find new life on campus

Nearly all of Iowa State's downed or removed trees end up back on campus. Most of them return as mulch, but a select few are processed through the TreeCycle program, which preserves high-quality specimens for furniture and other items.

Open educational resources can ease students' financial burden

As college costs continue to soar, an alternative to traditional textbooks may help determine whether a student enrolls in, completes or drops a class.

Presidential announcement expected on Monday

The state Board of Regents will interview Iowa State's presidential finalists Monday, Oct. 23, and is expected to select the university's next leader by end of day. ISU's 16th president will be introduced in the Memorial Union Campanile Room, with video of the event livestreamed on both the board and search websites; anticipated start time is after 5 p.m.

Survey deadline is drawing near

Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to participate in a campus climate survey that evaluates perceptions of living, learning and working at Iowa State. Responses are confidential, and results will be used to address areas of concern and improve the Iowa State experience. The online survey takes 20-30 minutes and must be completed in one sitting. Participants can enter to win one of 10 $50 gift cards. The survey closes Oct. 31.

IRONDOG 5K for humans and dogs is Oct. 21

The Iowa State chapter of the IRONDOG charity will sponsor a 5-kilometer fun run on Saturday, Oct. 21 (9 a.m., Ada Hayden Park, 5205 Grand Ave., registration table opens at 7:30 a.m.). IRONDOG raises local funds to assist pet owners who must make difficult care decisions based on financial considerations. Dogs on leashes are welcome to run, too. Registration is $20-$25 through Oct. 20; $30 on Oct. 21.

'Bomb' transcribe-a-thon is Oct. 25

University Library's digital scholarship and initiatives department will host a transcribe-a-thon of Iowa State's yearbook, the "Bomb," on Wednesday, Oct. 25 (noon-4 p.m., 134 Parks Library). Participants will learn about the "Bomb" and how to transcribe its content in a quick tutorial. Come and go as your schedule allows.

Campanile model project sets crowdfunding goal

A student initiative to design and build a portable one-fifth scale model of the campanile -- with a playable carillon -- has a new FundISU account, hosted by the ISU Foundation, to raise the final $65,000 for the project. The fundraising effort will close on Nov. 8.

'Nutcracker' tickets available beginning at noon Oct. 17

Tickets for "The Nutcracker Ballet" go on sale at noon Oct. 17 for the Dec. 9 (1:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.) and Dec. 10 (1:30 p.m.) performances at Stephens Auditorium. Tickets, $25 for general admission ($20 for youth 18 and under, ISU students and groups of 10 or more), are available at the Iowa State Center ticket office or through Ticketmaster. A special event, Tea with Clara and the Mouse King, is Dec. 9 at 4 p.m. Tickets are $7. 

Celebrate Open Access Week with the library

The campus community is invited to celebrate international Open Access Week, Oct. 23-29, with workshops, a guest lecture, lobby display and faculty-student panel discussion at the university library. Open access refers to the free, immediate, online availability of research articles -- and the rights to use them.

Alaska kayaking trip set for June 2018

ISU's Outdoor Recreation Program will sponsor a sea kayaking trip in Prince William Sound, Alaska, next summer, June 18-25. The cost is $1,964 ($1,499 for recreation services pass holders). Registration will close on March 13, 2018. Anyone, including local community members, are welcome to partipate in ORP trips.

Snowblower service days are Oct. 20-21

The Agricultural Systems Technology Club will hold its annual snowblower service days on Friday, Oct. 20 (1-6 p.m.) and Saturday, Oct. 21 (8 a.m.-3 p.m.) on the west side of Sukup Hall. Drop off snowblowers anytime during these hours. The $25 cost includes oil, grease, spark plug and a half tank of gas. Pickup and delivery is available for $15 (Ames only); call 515-708-8672 or email astservicedays@gmail.com by 2 p.m. Oct. 19 to request this additional service.

Greek (and indoor) trick or treat is Oct. 29

Iowa State's student Greek community will host its annual family-friendly Trick-or-Treat on Sunday, Oct. 29 (5-7 p.m., MU South Ballroom). Admission is free. Children and parents are encouraged to dress in costume. A costume contest, to begin at 6 p.m., will award prizes for the best children's costumes in these categories: funniest, scariest, cutest and most creative. Participants will enjoy treats, bag toss, limbo, goo making, pumpkin painting and other activities suitable for children K-5th grade.

Recaps of the presidential candidates' campus forums

Four presidential finalists are presenting their vision for Iowa State and answering questions during public forums that are part of their campus visits this week. Three are complete:

The forum for the final candidate, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences dean Wendy Wintersteen, is 4-5 p.m. today (Oct. 12) in the Memorial Union Great Hall.

Regents opt to delay 2018-19 tuition discussion

Board president Michael Richards said board members will take additional time to consider tuition rates but won't revisit the topic once they make a decision.

Follow Team PrISUm

The Iowa State student solar car team began its north-to-south trek across Australia Oct. 8 as an entrant in the 1,900-mile Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. Follow the team's progress on a College of Engineering website.

Library 160 readings are on reserve

If you've ever wondered what is taught in the Library 160 class, now you can find out. The chapter readings for the course are available in the library's online course reserves (look up the course in the alpha index).

Alumni association award nominations are due Dec. 1

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

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