overhead shot of pedestrian bridge

Installation of bridge span requires lane, road closures

University Boulevard traffic adjacent to the stadium will be restricted to one lane in each direction for about four weeks. The road will be closed overnight for four nights next week.

New ISU website and employee portal launch next week

Student recruitment is priority one for the new site, which moves most of the admissions website to www.iastate.edu. A portal-style page for faculty and staff is designed to make it easy and convenient to access what's needed for daily online work.

Regents propose 4.25% tuition increase for this fall

With proposed increases to four fees, students' mandatory fees package would increase $145, to $1,455. The board will vote on tuition and fee rates at its July 27 meeting.

Payroll coordinator Debbie Roberts

Debbie Roberts

Advocacy from experience

Debbie Roberts knows that talking about limb loss and limb difference helps everyone.

Small-loan program ensures employees a borrowing option

As part of an ISU Extension and Outreach pilot project to improve financial wellness, an Ames-based credit union is offering a new program that ensures Iowa State faculty and staff a choice when facing short-term financial difficulty.

Steve Kohtz wearing a blue suit

Steve Kohtz


Steve Kohtz started June 1 as the recycling and special events coordinator, a position in facilities planning and management that leads the university's waste reduction efforts.

Pell grants are golden

Today is the 50th anniversary of President Richard Nixon signing amendments to the Higher Education Act of 1965 -- one of which created the federal Basic Educational Opportunity Grant (known today as the Pell grant), changing college access for low- and moderate-income students.

Richmond promoted to lead EHS department

Paul Richmond, director of environmental health and safety, will be promoted to assistant vice president for environmental health and safety, the top leadership role in the unit responsible for injury prevention, environmental protection, safety and preparedness.

Iowa State swan has died

The lone surviving swan will remain on the lake while a facilities team investigates best options for introducing one or two swans and the timing of any changes.

Even with relaxed rules, help is useful for loan forgiveness program

Public Service Loan Forgiveness, a federal program designed to eliminate student loan debt for borrowers who work 10 years in a government job, is easier to use under temporary rule changes in place through October. But guidance still helps and is available through a service offered to ISU employees.