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Student Announcements

Tuesday orchestra matinee canceled due to weather

Due to forecasted weather conditions, the ISU Symphony Orchestra concert scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Stephens Auditorium has been canceled. The concert, part of the Iowa State Center's Youth Matinee Series, will not be rescheduled. Ticket buyers may receive a full discount at their point of purchase. Questions may be directed to 294-4608 during business hours.

Feb. 28 screening: Historical interviews with black writers

The English department and the library's special collections/university archives are co-hosting a special event for Black History Month on Wednesday, Feb. 28 (4-5:30 p.m., 212 Ross): a film screening of 10-minute interviews by former staff member Dorcas Speer with "Invisible Man" author Ralph Ellison (1970) and "Things Fall Apart" author Chinua Achebe (not dated). Speer worked for WOI Radio and WOI TV when it was university-owned.

Tickets go on sale this week for May 3 Kansas concert

The 1970s-1980s classic rock band Kansas will be in Stephens Auditorium for a Thursday, May 3, concert (7:30 p.m.) that features its radio and MTV hits. Tickets, $35-$95, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23, via Ticketmaster, including the Stephens Auditorium ticket office. Kansas released its 20th album, "The Prelude Implicit," in 2016.

Campus events raise awareness about eating disorders

The Body Image Eating Disorder Awareness student organization is hosting several events during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (Feb. 26-March 4). The campus community is invited:

  • Feb. 26 (10 a.m.-noon, LeBaron Hall lobby), "Honor Your Hunger -- Hungry?" free snacks
  • Feb. 27 (6-8 p.m., 101 Carver), documentary, "The Student Body," high school student takes a stand against state-mandated BMI tests, producers and actor will answer questions via Skype after the showing
  • Feb. 28 (7 p.m., MU Sun Room), Lecture, "Stop Bullying Your Body," Jessica Setnick, pediatric dietitian, eating disorder recoverer and author
  • March 1 (2-5 p.m., MU Campanile Room), Wellness resource fair, vendors, prizes, free food

Bus trip offered to Muscatine exhibit reception

University Museums' traveling exhibition, "Faces of Iowa State," makes its next stop in Muscatine and you're invited to the March 1 opening reception (5-7 p.m., Muscatine Art Center, 1314 Mulberry Ave.). Reservations are available for seats on a chartered bus to and from Muscatine ($30, email or call 294-3342 by Feb. 26). To attend the reception, RSVP online or by phone, 294-5055. President Wendy Wintersteen and some of the "Faces" portrait sitters will attend the reception. Wintersteen also will be on the bus for its return to Ames.

Parking, student housing proposals are on next week's regents agenda; tuition is not

Also on the agenda when the board meets Feb. 21-22 in Ames: an athletics facilities request, poultry farm modernization plans and clarity among MBA degree options.

Faculty, staff discuss steps to support inclusion

In panel discussions at a symposium this month on closing the achievement gap, faculty and staff talked about ways to improve support for underrepresented students.

Applications sought for student health ambassador team

Student Health and Wellness is accepting applications for its Cyclone Health Ambassador Team (CHAT), open to students in any major. Responsibilities include conducting outreach to students on campus; volunteering for various health and wellness events, programs and activities; and serving as an advisory group to Student Health and Wellness. Applications are due March 7. Student Health and Wellness is a newly established unit, collaborating with the Thielen Student Health Center, student counseling services, student wellness and recreation services.

Idea-sharing alliance drives innovative Iowa State student success efforts

A first-of-its-kind collaboration with 10 other large public research universities has been the driving force behind numerous Iowa State initiatives designed to help more students graduate.

Campus data spells out student achievement gap

Closing the achievement gap for Iowa State's underrepresented, first-generation or low-income students wouldn't require "astronomical" numbers. Plus, we're learning what kinds of student support actually make a difference.

Varieties competition kicks off this weekend

Semifinal performances of the ISU student musical talent show will be held Friday and Saturday evening in the Memorial Union Great Hall, with winners advancing to the finals Feb. 23-24. Tickets are $10 for semifinals and $14 for finals, with discounts for ISU students, youth and groups of 10+. Purchase tickets online or at the MU Maintenance Shop box office (11 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays).

Annual MU Award nominations are due March 23

Each spring, the Memorial Union recognizes individuals -- faculty, staff, students, Ames community members -- who share their time and resources to make the MU a better, welcoming place. Its four awards are: M.J. Riggs Award, Four Seasons Award, Roger Ferris Student Employee Award and the highest recognition, the Harold Pride Service Medallion. Anyone may nominate an individual whose contributions make the MU a favorite spot on campus, whether it's been through a special project or constant, steady loyalty. More information on each award, including nomination instructions and form, is online. Nominations are due March 23; recipients will be honored during an April 18 ceremony. 

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