Student Announcements

Extension, Iowa Public Radio collaborate on gardening podcast

ISU Extension and Outreach and Iowa Public Radio have launched a podcast series, "Garden Variety," that will cover topics of interest to Midwestern gardeners including horticulture, forestry, entomology and more. IPR host Charity Nebbe will host experts, including extension specialists, sharing answers to common gardening questions.

College Creek cleanup is June 18

In recognition of National Rivers Month, small groups of volunteers will walk along designated sections of the College Creek bank on campus and pick up trash on Saturday, June 18 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.). No time commitment is required, and all help is appreciated. Registration is requested to ensure supply quantities. Volunteers should dress for the weather and wear closed-toe shoes. Supplies (bug repellent, sunscreen, gloves, bags and trash grabbers) are provided; volunteers also are welcome to bring their own. Refreshments also will be provided. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Forker Building parking lot. 

New name: Military-Affiliated Student Center

The Veterans Center will be called the Military-Affiliated Student Center, effective July 1. The new name highlights the department's focus on serving all military-affiliated students on campus, and is more inclusive for the reservists, National Guard, active duty, ROTC and family members of service members the center serves. The center also has a new home, 5600 Memorial Union.

COVID 19: By the numbers

For the week that ended May 8, the positive rate for COVID-19 tests completed at the Thielen Student Health Center was 12.5% (9 of 72 tests completed), down from 13.64% a week earlier. Testing reflects both symptomatic students and student-athletes following NCAA testing protocols. The vaccination rate among Story County residents at least 5 years old rose to 66.3% as of May 11. Iowa State is providing weekly updates on these and other public health benchmarks on its COVID-19: By the numbers website.

Student affairs units are moving to new MU offices

A 15-month renovation project on floors four through six at the Memorial Union is wrapping up, and six student affairs offices have set dates they anticipate being ready for walk-in traffic:


Office suite

Opening date

Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success


May 16

Veterans Student Center


May 19

International Students and Scholars


May 24



June 8

ISU Lectures Program


June 13

Student Legal Services


June 23


CSAFE demonstrations, reception set for May 23

Employees and students from the Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence (CSAFE) will share accomplishments from the past year that support the forensic science and legal communities during a technology demonstration and reception Monday, May 23 (5-6 p.m., Garden Room, Reiman Gardens). It is open to the public. Researchers will give demonstrations of CSAFE-developed technology, and undergraduate and graduate students will present posters on their research projects.

Cyclone 'Tailgate Tour' covers the state this month

The athletics department's annual "Tailgate Tour" hits the road this month, with a western Iowa loop May 16-18 (Carroll, Council Bluffs, Sioux City, Okoboji, Sheffield and Clear Lake) and eastern Iowa loop May 23-25 (Iowa Falls, Cedar Rapids, Ottumwa, Bettendorf, Dubuque and Waterloo). The schedule features daily noon and early evening stops. In addition to a short program, fans can meet head coaches and Cy and stock up on Cyclone merchandise. The tour stops are free; food and beverages will be available for purchase.

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