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Tuition freeze could be lifted for spring semester
At its Aug. 5 meeting, the state Board of Regents will consider a 3 percent tuition increase for spring semester for resident undergraduates -- or approximately $100 for most students. Also on the agenda are a cremation garden for the ISU cemetery, $3.6 million electron microscope purchase, demolition request to make room for the Student Innovation Center and presidential salaries.
An old campus walking route makes a pleasant three-quarter mile loop around many central campus landmarks.
Blackboard technical support moves to solution center, expands hours
Instructors using Blackboard should have more accessible, on-demand technical help under a new support system that begins next week.
Two teams, one clean creekThe annual College Creek cleanup got an extra boost from visiting students, on campus for the College of Agriculture and Life Science's Carver Internship program.
The following announcement was added this week:
- Federal TRIO funding renewed for student support services
Study: Insulin resistance increases Alzheimer's risk
Auriel Willette, research scientist in food science and human nutrition, found a link between insulin resistance and memory function decline, increasing the risk for Alzheimer's disease.
Growing partnership beneficial to students and offenders
A collaboration between the landscape architecture department and a women's prison in Mitchellville that includes a new vegetable garden is providing hands-on learning experiences for students and offenders.
A Cyclone bucket listTwo Greenlee School alumni have written the "ultimate resource guide" for Cyclone fans. 100 Things Iowa State Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die is expected to hit retail shelves on Sept. 1.
Open houses and receptions
- Retirement: Mary Vannoy, office of admissions, July 31 (no public event)
- Retirement: Patricia Ewing, new student programs, Aug. 5 (no public event)
- Farewell: Lauri Dusselier, student health center, Aug. 11 (no public event)
Details about these events are on the university calendar
Board of Regents public hearing
Record your comments about any item on the board's August agenda at the July 31 public hearing (4-5 p.m., MU Oak Room). An agenda and other materials for the Aug. 5 telephonic meeting are available on the regents' website.
Provost office programming
This webinar is hosted by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. Register online with your ISU-sponsored membership.
University human resources programming
Register via AccessPlus (Employee tab > UHR Training > Courses).
- Class, Writing a P&S Position Description, Aug. 6 (8:30-10:30 a.m., 3150 Beardshear)
- Class, The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership, Aug. 12 (8:30-10:30 a.m., MU Gold Room)
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