Male student crosses a snowy central campus

A path less traveled

Sophomore Brandan Ryan leaves behind the sidewalks in his central campus trek to class Monday morning.

Coronavirus outbreak prompts ISU travel prohibitions

Iowa State is barring business travel to China and closely monitoring the outbreak of a new respiratory illness there, but the novel coronavirus poses little immediate risk in Iowa.

Proposal would relax chalking rules, with some areas off-limits

A proposed policy change would permit sidewalk chalking on much of campus but prohibit it on a portion of central campus and in a handful of other specific areas.

Parking increases, Estes naming request go to regents next week

Also on the Feb. 5 regents agenda are the athletics department's gateway/bridge proposal east of the football stadium, steady student housing rates and a handful of annual reports.

Some campus venues will serve as caucus sites

Five ISU facilities will host groups participating in Iowa's presidential caucuses on Monday, Feb. 3. Excused absences for night classes are at the discretion of instructors. 

Interlibrary loan is fast and effective for patrons of Parks

Gone are the days of waiting weeks for an article or book. In the time it can take to drink a cup of coffee at Bookends Cafe, an interlibrary loan request can be filled.

An overlooked option: Big 12 faculty fellowships

Open to all ISU faculty, the fellowship covers travel, lodging and meal expenses for an invited visit from a colleague at a university in the Big 12 athletics conference.