"Looking out to the fall foilage from Hoover Hall." by Nicholas Vanberkum
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Student Announcements

Poinsettia pre-orders due Nov. 21; sale dates are Dec. 4-8

Students in the horticulture club will sell poinsettias Dec. 4-7 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) at a different campus location daily (see below). A variety of colors and two sizes are available: 6" pot ($15), and 10" pot ($35). Poinsettias also may be pre-ordered with this online form; orders are due by noon, Nov. 21. Proceeds from the sale support club activities, including contest expenses and student experiences. Questions may be directed to Amanda Van Scoy.

  • Dec. 4, Curtiss Hall, ground floor rotunda
  • Dec. 5, Beardshear Hall, ground floor counters
  • Dec. 6, Memorial Union, front entrance to ISU Book Store
  • Dec. 7, Reiman Gardens, main corridor

Library and bookstore seek student savings

The ISU Book Store and the University Library are on the same page concerning affordable course content, a collaborative effort that isn't typical on college campuses. 

Meet student regent Zack Leist

While one could argue he represents the 75,128 students at Iowa's three public universities, Iowa State junior Zack Leist sees it as "a huge honor" to serve 3.1 million Iowans as the student member of the state Board of Regents.

Campus climate updates are available online

Campus climate news and updates are now available on the campus climate website. The site also includes an overview of the incident reporting system, resources for support and link to the online incident reporting form.

Transportation services moves kiosks inside

Transportation services' larger kiosks are now open inside its building. The expanded space features two kiosk boxes with a capacity of 224 sets of keys and two kiosk computers. The right kiosk dispatches compact and midsize cars, hybrids, electric cars and minivans. The left kiosk holds the keys for trucks, cargo vans, 15-passenger vans and all SUVs. The climate-controlled space is open 24/7, including weekends and holidays for pickups and returns.

Food prize seeks spring design interns

The World Food Prize Foundation in Des Moines is accepting applications for two graphic design interns for spring (Jan. 13-May 26, 2020, with option to stay on through the summer). The minimum commitment is 15 hours per week. Interns will support the director of communications and events with duties such as print design and layout, photo editing, website content and design, and updating and maximizing social media sites. The internship is unpaid, but students may be eligible for course credit. More information, including qualifications and application guidelines, is online.

Forums scheduled for student wellness director finalists

Candidate open forums are planned for three finalists in the search for a Student Wellness director. Housed in the division of student affairs, the director will develop, coordinate and oversee a campus-wide student wellness program that includes mental health/counseling services and financial health. More information, including candidate resumes and evaluation sheets, are available on the student affairs search website. The forums will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in 0185 State Gym. Dates and finalists are:

  • Nov. 14, Brian Vanderheyden, Iowa State
  • Nov. 19, Nicole Kolm Valdivia, Iowa Department of Public Health
  • Nov. 20, Rachel Vos Carrillo, Iowa State

Gardens gift shop open house runs Nov. 23-25

Reiman Gardens gift shop will hold its holiday open house Saturday-Monday, Nov. 23-25 (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily). Enjoy 30% off all regularly priced merchandise. You don't have to pay gardens admission to visit the gift shop. Because the Cyclone football team plays at home Nov. 23, shoppers won't be able to use the gardens' parking lots that day.

Nutcracker ballet tickets are on sale

The state's longest-running production of the Nutcracker Ballet, at Stephens Auditorium, will be presented at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. Tickets are $30 ($25 for youth, seniors and groups of 10 or more), and available via Ticketmaster, including the Stephens ticket office. The performances feature local talent, with professional dancers in the principal roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her cavalier.

Lab space offers digital accessibility tools

A new digital accessibility lab opened this week in the Durham Center, giving students who have disabilities a space to find a wide vareity of assistive technology.

Leaders approve interim policy for chalking on campus

The interim policy takes effect Nov. 11. University administrators plan to work with Student Government to explore a permanent chalking policy.

Feedback sought on library's scholarship services

The University Library digital scholarship and initiatives unit is conducting an online survey of faculty, P&S staff, graduate students and post-docs to assess their involvement, interests and future needs relating to scholarship activities at ISU. The responses provided will assist the unit in developing services, training and outreach to the ISU community and inform library efforts to support future scholarship. An email invitation was sent Nov. 5 that includes a link to the survey, which should take 8-10 minutes to complete. Participation is voluntary. All responses will be treated confidentially and results will be reported in summary form without identifying individual responses. Questions about digital scholarship or the survey may be directed to Hannah Scates Kettler, digital scholarship and initiatives head, 294-8590.

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