Cain to lead university services and finance divisions

Pam Elliott Cain, associate vice president for finance, has been named interim senior vice president for university services, effective Nov. 17, and interim chief financial officer as of Dec. 15. The appointments fill vacancies left by the resignations of Kate Gregory and Miles Lackey, respectively. Lackey will continue serving as chief of staff through Dec. 31. Cain's appointments are pending state Board of Regents approval.

Break hours at the library begin Nov. 17

Parks Library will close at 5 p.m. beginning Friday, Nov. 17, during the fall break. The library will be closed Nov. 18-19 and 23-25. Regular library hours resume Sunday, Nov. 26.

Nov. 30 campus conversation to focus on suicide

The next campus conversation, "Break the Silence," will be held Thursday, Nov. 30 (3:30-5:30 p.m., 198 Parks Library). Students, staff and faculty are welcome for a joint presentation on suicide awareness and prevention from staff members in ISU police, student counseling and student wellness, followed by small group discussions.

Gold Star training for faculty and staff is Nov. 28

ISU faculty and staff are invited to learn tips and strategies aimed at serving student veterans, miliary personnel and their families at the next Gold Star training session Nov. 28 (1-2 p.m., MU Gallery). Registration is available online. 

Campus town hall event is Nov. 9

A panel of senior ISU administrators will respond to questions from students during a campus town hall event Nov. 9 (5:30-7 p.m., MU Great Hall). Topics could include: campus climate and Principles of Community, tuition and fees, student health and safety, facilities and infrastructure, classrooms and residence halls. The event will be livestreamed.

Office of the VP for research updates its website

The office of the vice president for research has updated its website. The user-friendly design offers researchers a different way to navigate and search for resources provided by the office and its service units, as well as information about training and development. Resources and contacts are provided for potential industry partners with additional information about centers, institutes and initiatives. An interactive timeline allows users to see the history of innovation at Iowa State. Contact with any questions.

Construction crane returns to west side of library

Work continues on the Parks Library roof. Beginning Nov. 10, workers will set up a crane along the west side of the building. The street will be blocked off and vehicle traffic will be prohibited beyond the Snedecor/Atanasoff parking lot. The sidewalk west of the building also will be closed. Library patrons should enter and exit the building through the front doors. More information is online. 

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