In an update about fall public health plans, senior leaders urged employees and students to get vaccinated, the No. 1 way to protect against COVID-19. They're also encouraging the campus community -- regardless of vaccine status -- to wear face masks indoors when around others, though vaccinations and masking remain personal choices.
Every morning, colleges and units will demonstrate innovation happening in their areas, based on exhibitions at last spring's Ignite Innovation Showcase. In the afternoon, student teams will face off in a LEGO sculpture contest as an ISU alumnus constructs a life-sized LEGO depiction of one of ISU's most innovative graduates: George Washington Carver.
The pandemic forced spring and fall commencement celebrations last year into a virtual format. On Saturday, Oct. 9, those graduates will have the chance to walk across a stage and hear their name read aloud.
ISU employees who live in surrounding communities can diminish the downsides of a daily drive to Ames by joining a van pool. It makes getting to work cheaper and easier, with a reduced carbon footprint and increased connections with colleagues.
An FAQ on House File 802 provides additional guidance from university counsel and the provost's office on how Iowa State training and teaching may be affected.
Rummage RAMPage, a nine-day event at the Ames Intermodal Facility, saw more than $40,000 raised and hundreds of couches and chairs kept out of the waste stream. It also led to the donation of numerous items to nonprofit organizations throughout the area.