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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.

Faculty Development Workshop: Moving Forward, Together: COACHE Data Highlights about the ISU Faculty Experience, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Sunroom, MU.

Aug 25, 2022

Join Assistant Provost for Faculty Development Tera Jordan, Institutional Research Executive Director Karen Zunkel, and Institutional Research Data Analyst Susan Ray as they share highlights from the COACHE Faculty Satisfaction Survey and share promising action items to move forward.

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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ISU team receives XPRIZE Carbon Removal milestone award for innovative vision to remove carbon from the atmosphere

Apr 22, 2022

An Iowa State University research team that helped develop a demonstration-scale pyrolyzer capable of sequestering thousands of tons of carbon dioxide a year has received a prestigious milestone award from XPRIZE Carbon Removal, it was announced on Friday.

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United Way of Story County Annual Food Drive

Apr 21, 2022

The SVPP office (1550 Beardshear) is a designated drop-off site for the food drive taking place April 25-May 5. Donations benefit The SHOP on campus, as well as over 20 pantries throughout Story County. A list of most-needed items is found here.

Ombuds service for employees returns in-house

Mar 03, 2022

Laura Smythe ("Sm'eye'th") has been named Iowa State's next university ombuds and will start in the post April 18. 

Faculty job satisfaction survey results shared with senators

Feb 17, 2022

Assistant provost for faculty development Tera Jordan presented results of the COACHE faculty job satisfaction survey at the Feb. 15 Faculty Senate meeting.


Innovation award recognizes heroic advising during the pandemic

Feb 10, 2022

Twenty-seven employees with student services or academic advising roles are recipients of Iowa State's Innovation and Exceptional Advising During COVID Award. 

Five questions for the awards shepherd

Feb 04, 2022

Kirsten Abel, inaugural honors and awards coordinator, office of the senior vice president and provost, answers questions about awards.

Call for nominations for the 2022-23 cohort of the Emerging Leaders Academy

Feb 02, 2022

The Emerging Leaders Academy fosters and enhances leadership development of faculty and P&S staff currently serving in leadership roles, or those who aspire to such positions. ELA is offered annually to a select cohort of current and future institutional leaders. During the academic year, the ELA cohort participates in monthly leadership activities led by content experts and facilitators. The activities are designed to create self-reflection, develop contextual skills, and create leadership competencies.


Wickert appointed to third provost term

Jan 31, 2022

President Wendy Wintersteen has reappointed senior vice president and provost Jonathan Wickert to a third five-year term, effective July 1 and pending approval by the state Board of Regents.


More strides for the faculty mentoring program

Jan 27, 2022

A college peer mentor network, training workshops, online guide for faculty mentors and raised expectations for mentoring term faculty are among the enhancements in the last year.

VanDerZanden reappointed as associate provost

Jan 27, 2022

Praised for her leadership on several projects during the pandemic, associate provost for academic programs Ann Marie VanDerZanden's second five-year term begins July 1.

Ryerkerk-Griffith WiSE Faculty Fellowship awarded to Dr. Beth Lin Hartmann

Jan 24, 2022

Iowa State University College of Engineering teaching professor Beth Lin Hartmann has been named the Ryerkerk-Griffith WiSE Faculty Fellow.

Boyles named faculty fellow for high impact practices

Nov 18, 2021

Jan Lauren Boyles, associate professor and director of graduate education in the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, has been named faculty fellow in the office of the senior vice president and provost for a two-year term.


Directors of multicultural student success: Teamwork across the community

Nov 18, 2021

It's becoming common for universities to have college-level support staff for students of color. At Iowa State, the position has existed since the mid-1980s, thanks to the groundbreaking efforts of George Jackson, an influential campus advocate for underrepresented students.