News and Events

LAS dean finalists to visit campus

Sep 21, 2023

Four finalists have been identified in the search for the next dean of Iowa State’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. 

Getting good miles from a Fulbright experience

Sep 21, 2023

On Ken Tsai and Ching-Hui (Joan) Su's "cool things I gotta do this year" list is to develop the content for a second annual international and interdisciplinary summer school next May.

CELT offers two new learning communities for faculty

Aug 24, 2023

Much like helping students adapt at the start of a new academic year, the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) is putting the focus on instructors with two new faculty learning communities.

Support for AI and teaching

Aug 24, 2023

Artificial intelligence (AI) quickly is becoming ubiquitous in our personal and professional lives, including higher education. That's why, over the last year, Iowa State has added several programs that support faculty in response to the technology and its impact on teaching courses and student learning.


Message to Faculty: Cancellation of classes due to Power Plant fire

Aug 24, 2023

As you know from today’s ISU Alert, a fire at Iowa State’s power plant has disrupted cooling capabilities on the university’s main campus, resulting in the cancellation of in-person classes for the remainder of Thursday, August 24, and all of Friday, August 25.

College of Veterinary Medicine courses and operations will continue as scheduled since their cooling systems are unaffected.

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Spalding reappointed as Business dean

Aug 17, 2023

David Spalding, Raisbeck Endowed Dean of the Debbie and Jerry Ivy College of Business, was appointed to a new five-year term, beginning July 1.

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.


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.


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.