Final Inside of the semester: Dec. 14

Inside Iowa State's final edition of fall semester will post on Thursday, Dec. 14, and the first of the new year on Jan. 4. Submit announcements for activities or changes during that three-week period to by noon Dec. 13 for inclusion in the Dec. 14 edition.

Dec. 8 ISU wine sale includes sampling

The Iowa State University Winery is accepting pre-orders on its three wines, for pick-up near the Meat Lab in the north end of Kildee Hall on Fridays (11 a.m.-1 p.m.)  Dec. 8 and 15. The Dec. 8 sale event will include wine samplings. The cost is $20/bottle -- white, red and rosé -- and payment is at pick-up with cash, check, credit card or Apple Pay. You must be at least 21 years old with a valid ID to purchase -- or sample -- ISU Winery products.

A final preorder pick-up and sale will be held Tuesday, Dec. 19 (3-5 p.m., inside the main/south entrance of the Food Sciences Building). For those who want to purchase ISU wines during the winter break, they're sold at Cyclone Liquors and Hy-Vee in Lincoln Center.

Recycle the fronts of greeting cards through January

The office of sustainability and ISU recycling services will collect holiday greeting cards Dec. 11-Jan. 31 for upcycling. Cards (fronts only) will be sent to St. Jude's Ranch for Children to be made into new holiday cards, with proceeds supporting St. Jude's work with children. To take part: Send card fronts to Merry Rankin, 108 General Services, or Steve Kohtz, 154 General Services, or drop them in the collection box near the key desk in General Services Building. Other occasion cards (birthday, thank you, etc.) may be included. Note that Hallmark, Disney and American Greeting cards can't be included in this collection effort.

Those three brands and any recyclable paper products can be dropped off (no charge) at the Ames Golden Kiwanis' paper recycling collection trailer at the CENEX station, 919 East Lincoln Way, or dropped off at the city of Ames' new multi-commodity dropoff recycling center, available 24/7 year-round, located on the northeast corner of the Resource Recover Center, 420 E. Second St. For more information about the city's program, email or call 515-239-5137.

Commute from the north on I-35? North Ames exit closing Dec. 11

A city of Ames project to extend sanitary sewer under East 13th Street east of Interstate 35 will impact that intersection this winter. On Monday, Dec. 11, the northbound entry ramp onto I-35 and the two north lanes of E. 13th Street will be closed for an estimated five days, weather-dependent. Detours will be posted for drivers.

Study-away application window opens for 2024-25

Iowa State's National Student Exchange (NSE) team in the dean of students office is accepting applications from undergraduates through Feb. 20, 2024, for placements for fall 2024 and spring 2025 semesters. NSE facilitates collegiate study away among 175-plus member colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico and U.S Virgin Islands that include large research universities, private institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions and more. Iowa State undergraduates in any major who are full-time students with at least a 2.5 GPA and good standing with Iowa State (academic, social, financial) are eligible to participate. During a semester or academic year away, undergraduate students can take unique courses in their major, explore areas of the United States or Canada and begin networking for graduate school and employment.

ISU Creamery hosts butter-making workshop

Student employees of the ISU Creamery will lead a Holiday Butter workshop on Tuesday, Dec. 12 (5:30-7 p.m., 2379 Food Sciences Building). Registration is $30. Participants will make -- and take -- butter from scratch, flavored to their liking. Register online.

Catt Center shares honorees for its 2024 'Impact' calendar

Congratulations to the 12 women leaders selected for the Catt Center's 2024 "Women Impacting ISU" calendar. The group includes two students, five professional staff and five faculty. They'll be honored and the calendar will be shared during a ceremony and reception on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024 (3:30- 5 p.m., MU Sun Room). The women were selected from among 42 nominees for their impacts in service, teaching, research, administration, scholarship and involvement in campus activities, depending on each honoree's role on campus.

Employee volunteers needed for SHOP during final exams, winter break

Student health and wellness seeks staff and faculty volunteers for hour-increment shifts in the SHOP food pantry over the winter break, as well as prep and finals weeks, to keep the pantry open for student use. A sign-up schedule lists open shifts; click on the arrow next to the month/date to advance through the months and view all available shifts.

Newest WorkCyte awareness survey is open through Dec. 11

Are you aware of the WorkCyte Phase II: Student Information and Receivables project? All employees are invited to take the December 2023 awareness assessment to help the project team prepare and deliver the right resources for the phased implementation of Workday Student and Receivables. The 5-10 minute survey opened today (Nov. 28) and closes Monday, Dec. 11. Input from faculty and staff is used to shape training and campus communications on the project.

Register for Project LEA/RN workshop in January

Project LEA/RN will host an in-person workshop Jan. 9-10, 2024 (9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, 1022 Agronomy) that trains educators to help their students learn the kind of thinking required to solve complex problems. Faculty, staff and graduate students are welcome. Participants will share insights about the brain based on current research, engage in strategies that promote interaction and deep thinking, and apply them to situations in which they facilitate learning -- classes, orientation sessions, extension meetings or other learning situations. This workshop will not directly address the technology involved with remote and online learning. Enrollment is limited to 20. To register or for more information, contact Project LEA/RN director Jan Wiersema, agronomy, (712) 221-1203.

Registration is open for health, well-being symposium

Iowa State's second annual Health and Well-being Symposium will be held Friday, Feb. 2, 2024 (9 a.m.-3 p.m., Memorial Union). It's free for faculty, staff and students, and includes lunch and snacks. Three breakout sessions and keynote speaker Shawnté Elbert will focus on well-being at college campuses. Registration is open; more information about the schedule is online.

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