News and Events

Two faculty members elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 11, 2023

Two faculty members -- Jonathan Wendel and Dan Shechtman -- are among the 143 scholars elected this year to the National Academy of Sciences, a prestigious honor that recognizes contributions to scientific research.


Learning community pilot for term faculty focuses on leading

May 11, 2023

Assistant provost for faculty development Tera Jordan drew on her experience to develop a pilot for a term faculty learning community this year. For a group that makes up more than one-third of faculty at Iowa State, assuming leadership roles takes a backseat for many term faculty early in their career.


Congratulations, university award recipients

May 04, 2023

More than 80 Iowa State faculty and staff are receiving one of the university's awards for 2023, including the inaugural Award for Impact on Student Success. 

Regents approve promotions for 75 faculty

Apr 24, 2023

Meeting April 20 in Ames, the state Board of Regents approved promotion and tenure requests for 75 Iowa State faculty, effective for the 2023-24 academic year. 

LAS' Schmittmann to retire in June 2024

Mar 30, 2023

Beate Schmittmann, professor of physics and astronomy and dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS), will retire from Iowa State on June 30, 2024.

Iowa State among top producers of Fulbright Scholars

Mar 02, 2023

Iowa State is a Top-Producing Institution in the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program for 2022-23, as announced Feb. 10 by the U.S. Department of State. The university's seven scholars placed it among the top 13 among doctoral institutions, tying for the eighth spot with four other universities.

Ames National Laboratory director to step down

Feb 24, 2023

Adam Schwartz has announced his intention to step down as the director of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Ames National Laboratory.

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The 2024-25 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Competition is now open

Feb 15, 2023

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers over 400 unique awards for U.S. citizens to teach, research, and conduct professional projects in more than 130 countries. 

American science society honors three Iowa State ‘esteemed innovators’ for their research

Feb 03, 2023

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is honoring three Iowa State University researchers for distinguished contributions to economics, chemistry and plant genetics.

Nominations due March 1 for 2023-24 leadership academy

Feb 03, 2023

The office of the senior vice president and provost seeks nominations by March 1 for the 2023-24 cohort of the Emerging Leaders Academy. ELA fosters and enhances the leadership development of faculty and P&S staff currently serving in leadership roles or those who aspire to such positions.

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Jason Henderson to lead Iowa State University Extension and Outreach programs

Dec 21, 2022

Jason Henderson has been appointed vice president of Iowa State University’s Extension and Outreach programs.

Provost's office honors 32 extension professionals for their innovation

Nov 10, 2022

Iowa State's extension and outreach professionals worked tirelessly over the last two years to help Iowans navigate the effects of a pandemic, including economic and emotional challenges, all the while maintaining excellent programming in youth development, human sciences, agriculture and natural resources, and community and economic development.


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ISU Extension and Outreach VP finalists to visit campus over next two weeks

Oct 19, 2022

Five finalists have been identified in the search for the next vice president of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The successful candidate will succeed John Lawrence, who will retire in 2023.

What instructors have learned about a classroom-in-the-round

Aug 25, 2022

Room 3204 in the Student Innovation Center is a one-of-a-kind general university classroom, built in the style of a theater-in-the-round stage.

University restructures online education programs under CELT umbrella

Aug 25, 2022

Iowa State announced a plan this month to restructure its online education staff from academic colleges into a single new unit -- Iowa State Online -- which will become part of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT).

Welcome to Ombuds Laura Smythe

Aug 25, 2022

Laura Smythe ("Sm-eye-th") became the university ombuds on April 18, and after working remotely for three months, arrived on campus Aug. 1.

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Lisa Schulte Moore named a 2021 MacArthur Fellow

Sep 30, 2021

Lisa Schulte Moore, a professor of natural resource ecology and management at Iowa State University, has been named a 2021 MacArthur Fellow.

Iowa State named a top producer of Fulbright Scholars

Feb 26, 2021

Iowa State University is among the U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most Fulbright U.S. Scholars for 2020-21, as announced by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.