Student Announcements

John Kasich will present Manatt-Phelps lecture March 27

On March 27, John Kasich -- two-term former Ohio governor (2011-19), two-time presidential candidate (2000, 2016), four-time New York Times best-selling book author and contributor for MSNBC and NBC News -- will visit Iowa State to present the 2024 Manatt-Phelps Lecture in Political Science. Kasich's presentation, "Socially Responsible Innovation," will begin at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Great Hall.  All are welcome to attend.

Organic farming pioneer to present Shivvers Lecture on March 18

Researcher, educator and author John Reganold will present the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture's 2024 Shivvers Lecture on Monday, March 18 (7:30 p.m., 2226 Bessey). He is the Regents Professor of Soil Science and Agroecology at the Washington State University, where he developed its long-time organic and sustainable agriculture major and its Organic Farming Certificate program.

Registration open for campus digital scholarship symposium

University Library's digital scholarship and initiatives department and the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities are cohosting the inaugural Digital Scholarship Symposium on Wednesday, April 10 (10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.). Faculty, staff and students interested in learning more about digital scholarship are encouraged to attend. It will be held in The Catalyst, the dedicated digital research and learning space in Parks Library, and feature experts who share creative examples of developing digital literacy skills in the classroom and using digital methods to open research to a wider audience. Registration closes Monday, April 10.

YWCA honors Women of Achievement awardees on March 28

The YWCA Ames at ISU will honor the 12 recipients of its 2024 Women of Achievement Award during a ceremony Thursday, March 28 (6-8 p.m., Reiman Gardens). Tickets are $35 (two for $60) and can purchased from the YWCA office, C1102A Knapp-Storms, 808 Hayward Ave., or at the door.

Registration open for arts and humanities AI symposium

An Iowa State symposium on artificial intelligence (AI) and the arts and humanities March 21-22 at the Memorial Union is hosted by the English, world languages and cultures, and histroy departments. This event begins in partnership with the Spring Faculty Conference on Thursday, March 21 (2:45-4 p.m., South Ballroom) with a roundtable discussion on "Humanities Pedagogy After AI." On Friday, March 22, (9 a.m.-5 p.m., Campanile Room) multiple roundtables will bring together experts from Iowa State and other universities for discussions, followed by an open forum. The symposium is supported with FY 2024 funding awarded under the 2022-2031 strategic planRegistration is free, open through March 6 and includes Friday lunch.

Scholarship for juniors recognizes potential, hard work, obstacles

Twenty Roy J. Carver Scholarships are available to Iowa State students or transfer students who will start their junior year fall semester, and who demonstrate great potential and promise, work hard to make ends meet, or are faced with debilitating circumstances in their lives. Awards average $6,000 and will be considered for renewal for the senior year. The online application deadline is April 1; the application includes an essay and two references. Questions may be directed to ISU's scholarship office, 515-294-5625. Eligible students must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Be a graduate of an accredited Iowa high school or have been an Iowa resident for at least five consecutive years at time of application
  • Junior classification in fall semester of the award
  • Be enrolled full time (12 credits or more)
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.80 
  • Demonstrate financial need on basis of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) filed by Feb. 29
  • Provide evidence of significant social or economic obstacles

Juniors, seniors: Apply by March 29 for undergraduate research assistantship

The office of student financial aid is accepting applications for the 2024-25 undergraduate research assistantship (URA) program. The program encourages outstanding juniors and seniors to pursue graduate study by offering hands-on experience in a formal research environment to help them make career decisions and learn more about graduate education and fellowships. Questions may be directed to Julie Arnold, 515-294-0103. Student applicants must:

  • Be classified as juniors or seniors by the beginning of the research term
  • File the 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and be eligible for work-study funding
  • Maintain an ISU cumulative GPA of at least 3.25
  • Complete the online URA application (soft deadline of March 29 for spring interviews)

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