Ticket packages available for Stephens performing arts series
Subscription ticket packages are on sale for the 2021-22 performing arts series at Stephens Auditorium. Subscribers can select from 16 shows and will save 20% when purchasing the 4-show Broadway package or 15% when choosing four or more events for a create-your-own-series package. Subscription tickets are available before general public sales begin Aug. 10, offer priority seating, flexibility on exchanging tickets and an invitation to the 2022-23 series preview party.
Two projects tapped for library's Tracing Race initiative
Two projects have been selected as the first installments in the university library's Tracing Race at ISU initiative, an effort to support and encourage digital scholarship that reveals the history of racism, inequality and activism at Iowa State and the underdocumented accomplishments and experiences of people of color.
Teaching professor in English Gloria Betcher and assistant professor of community and regional planning Ted Grevstad-Nordbrock will partner with the Ames History Museum to map the off-campus housing experiences of Black students before 1940.
Associate professor Deni Chamberlin and associate teaching professor Brenda Witherspoon of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication will have students in their Advanced Photojournalism and The Digital Newsroom courses this fall explore a variety of topics related to race and racism, activism and accomplishments to create an interactive, layered map narrative.
Cyclone football schedule T-shirts on sale now
The Iowa State Spirit Squad is selling short sleeved Cyclone football schedule T-shirts for the 2021 season. The cost is $15, which includes shipping. Funds raised directly benefit the operations of the spirt squad, including participation in the college national competition. Orders won't ship until after June 14.
Meat Lab restocks several pork favorites
The ISU Meat Lab has been able to return to its stock several pork products (all $4.29 per pound): Canadian bacon, smoked-cured pork loin roasts and boneless smoked pork loin chops. The sales room, Kildee Hall atrium, is open Fridays (11 a.m.-1 p.m.). Shop in person or online for curbside pick-up. Regardless of method, checks are the only accepted form of payment.
Protect yourself against heat-related illnesses, sun damage to skin
Hot and humid weather conditions have arrived! If your work for the university (or hobbies away from campus) take you outside, it's wise to review the risk factors associated with spending time in hot environments and in the sun. The links below provide useful information for avoiding heat-related illness.
Heat stress includes a series of conditions where the body is under stress from overheating. Symptoms can range from profuse sweating to dizziness, cessation of sweating and collapse.
- EH&S website: Heat Stress in the Workplace.
- Heat-related Illness, a 45-minute training module in Learn@ISU (under EH&S offerings).
- National Safety Council's Heat-related illness (PDF).
Sun safety. Protection from UV rays is important all year, not just during the summer. UV rays can reach you on cloudy and cool days, and they reflect off -- and are amplified by -- surfaces such as water, cement, sand and snow.
- Five-minute Ted Talk: Why Do We Have to Wear Sunscreen?
Questions may be directed to environmental health and safety, 294-5359.
Scoops of the day at the ISU Creamery
The ISU Creamery, 2953 Food Sciences, is continuing its regular hours this summer (noon-4:30 p.m. weekdays except Wednesday, 2-6 p.m. Saturdays). You can purchase freshly scooped cones and bowls for now ($3-5) or 8-ounce cups ($5.50) and quart cartons ($12) to take home. The creamery posts its daily featured flavors (of 15 possibilities) each week on its website.
University's COVID-19 health data posted to public archive
Iowa State COVID-19 public health data for spring 2021 and fall 2020 is now accessible through the archive tab on the university's COVID-19 dashboard. State and county data is available from the Iowa Department of Public Health. The university's public health team continues to monitor COVID-19 trends and is prepared to respond if needed.
The next vaccination clinics on campus will resume in August. Story County Public Health also is currently taking vaccine appointments. ISU students with COVID-19 symptoms may schedule a test through the Thielen Student Health Center. Faculty and staff seeking a test should contact their primary care physician or Test Iowa to find the nearest location.
Workspace announces summer hours
Opening June 1 for the summer, the Workspace in the east basement of the Memorial Union will offer crafts for drop-in or carry out and weekly themes in pottery painting. Summer crafts are open to children if accompanied by a grown-up. Through the end of July, summer hours are 2-8 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 am.-4 p.m. Saturday.