Iowa State will implement the two additional paid holidays granted to state employees Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the thank-you gift Nov. 13.
An estimated 2,171 students are completing their Iowa State degrees this month. The university created a series of commencement videos that will be posted for online viewing and home celebrations Nov. 28.
With the end of the fall semester, senior leaders are preparing to review several COVID-19-related actions taken to help employees manage their work and home lives throughout the pandemic.
During the pandemic, virtual meetings have changed how many Iowa State faculty and staff do their jobs. Same goes for Spencer Braly, though in his case it's also changed what he does.
Also on the Nov. 18 agenda: ACT/SAT waiver for another admissions cycle, spring tuition and a name for the athletics department's under-construction sports performance center.
Looking for a way to help students who may miss class, history professor Stacy Cordery had them form triads. Students who miss the in-person class can get notes and help from other members of the group to stay connected.
Previously a resource for faculty professional development, access to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity's programming has been extended to staff, graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.
The Inside staff extends our wishes for a safe, happy Thanksgiving weekend. Inside won't publish on Nov. 26; the next edition will post Dec. 3.