Workers atop pedestrian bridge east of stadium

The welcome bridge

The Gateway Bridge spanning University Boulevard east of the football stadium is about 60% built and on schedule for completion in August. Football fans will try it out on Sept. 3.

New website is central spot for tracking retirement funds

Retirement@Work will allow employees to see all their university retirement savings in one portal, which they also will use to manage voluntary retirement contributions.  

Lee Burras

Lee Burras

Five questions for a Morrill Professor

Lee Burras is a self-described introvert who finds satisfaction in helping his agronomy students discover their passion. His research has led to partnerships in other countries and provided opportunities for students. 

Employee survey will help prioritize central ISU web portal

As part of the university's homepage redesign, a central page is being created to help faculty, staff and current students access information, tools and resources important to their everyday needs. Use an April 11 survey to advise what goes on that central page.

P&S Council gets update on Reimagining LAS initiative

After tightening its budget in recent years, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences already has a lean staff as it begins an initiative to close the college's growing deficits, dean Beate Schmittmann told the Professional and Scientific Council at its April 7 meeting.

Faculty, P&S staff leaders make compensation pitch to regents

Ahead of its June review of university salary policies, the state Board of Regents heard comments April 7 from representatives of employee groups, including the presidents of ISU's Faculty Senate and P&S Council.

Return to normal can mean a return to basics

Faculty and staff spent the past two years helping students deal with challenges presented by the pandemic, and as it fades there are ways to adjust to the new normal.

A plan to repurpose plexiglass

The first priority is to identify second uses for the clear shields around campus. Options after that include selling it at the weekly surplus sale or recycling it.