Student Announcements

COVID-19: By the numbers

For the week that ended Sept. 19, the positive rate for COVID-19 tests completed at the Thielen Student Health Center was 4.93% (11 of 223 tests completed), down from 6.67% the week earlier. Testing reflects both symptomatic students and student-athletes following NCAA testing protocols. The Story County positivity rate for the week ending Sept. 22 was 9.78%, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The vaccination rate among eligible Story County residents -- those at least 12 years of age -- rose to 62.3% as of Sept. 20. Iowa State is providing weekly updates on these and other public health benchmarks on its COVID-19: By the numbers website.

South end of Haber Road closed through Friday

From 8 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, through 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, Haber Road will be closed at the railroad underpass for road/sidewalk construction. The north end of the road at 13th Street will remain open for access to Frederiksen Court apartments and transportations services.

Reserved tickets on sale for Spirits in the Gardens

Reiman Gardens is selling tickets (day- and entry time-specific) for its annual "Spirits in the Gardens" Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 16-17 (5-9 p.m.). Special events from 5 to 7 p.m. include Simon Says, magic show and presentations by the ISU SCUM (chemistry), juggling and unicycling, and cosplay student clubs. From 5 to 9 p.m., enjoy more than 1,000 carved jack-o-lanterns and a "candy factory." Tickets are $10 ($8 members and ISU students), $5 for youth (2-12 years) and free for children under two years. A jack-o-lantern only preview (no entertainment or treats) will be held Friday, Oct. 15 (7-9 p.m.). Register and purchase tickets online.

Apply by Oct. 17 to be a Cyclone aide

New Student Programs is gearing up for the Cyclone aide recruitment season and looking for a talented and diverse group of students. Cyclone aides assist students in their transition to Iowa State at orientation and Destination Iowa State, and have the opportunity to serve as ambassadors for their college and the university. They also explore their own professional development in this paid leadership role. The application deadline for students is Oct. 17; the application form is online.

Learn more at a virtual information session (Instagram: @IowaStateLeaders):

  • Thursday, Sept. 23, noon
  • Wednesday, Oct. 6, 4 p.m.

Martina McBride will perform at Stephens Nov. 28

Tickets will go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept, 17, for a Nov. 28 concert at Stephens Auditorium by country music superstar Martina McBride. Tickets for her "Joy of Christmas" tour show are $25-$124 plus fees and available at Stephens ticket office will be open only 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 17 for sales for this show. (The ticket office has been closed and will reopen fully later this month.)

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