News and Events

  • Impact of innovation commitment evident during pitch off week

    Sunday, March 12, 2023
    The Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship's college-by-college pitch off began its sixth year this week with students from all seven colleges taking part. Participants have 90 seconds to pitch an idea to a panel of judges for cash prizes.
  • Innovative ideas shine in pitch off finale

    Thursday, March 9, 2023
    Standing a few feet in front of a panel of judges, student after student made their pitch and confidently answered every question. It quickly became apparent who had the toughest job in the pressure-packed environment -- the judges.
  • Therapy dogs lend a helping paw

    Thursday, March 9, 2023
    Four years ago, Zosia joined the ISU police department as a certified therapy dog, but it didn't take long to realize the dog's responsibilities were going to outgrow her business card in a hurry.
  • Turkish Student Association returns after six-year break

    Thursday, March 9, 2023
    After a six-year hiatus, the Turkish Student Association is once again active on campus, fueled by a motivation to come together as a community after the disastrous and fatal earthquakes in Turkey.
  • Mutation discovery advances plant fertility research

    Thursday, March 9, 2023
    An Iowa State professor’s research led to the discovery of a plant mutation that has been found to restore male fertility in haploid plants, allowing for the accelerated development of pure genetic lines, and could impact how fast plant breeding can occur
  • Over 700 students sign up for free virtual counseling

    Thursday, March 9, 2023
    When faced with a mental health crisis, students at Iowa State can now call 855-522-1226 to access a counselor at any time of the day, any day of the week, at no cost. Since the program began in mid-October, 726 individuals have activated accounts.
  • ‘Making Democracy Work’ awarded to the Iowa State Daily

    Thursday, March 9, 2023
    Iowa State’s student newspaper, the Iowa State Daily, has been named the 2023 winner of the League of Women Voters’ Making Democracy Work Award.
  • Students save up to 2,640 lives at Blood Drive

    Wednesday, March 8, 2023
    Students filled the Memorial Union Great Hall this week to contribute to Iowa State’s biannual Blood Drive, either as donors or volunteers.
  • Understanding what makes senior towns in Iowa “smart”

    Tuesday, March 7, 2023
    With the youngest baby boomers sliding into retirement, adults aged 65 and older are expected to outnumber children by 2030. The demographic shift will be a first in U.S. history.
  • Iowa State in CHAARG: Where fitness meets community

    Tuesday, March 7, 2023
    CHAARG, a health and fitness community at over 115 college campuses, aims to help students embrace femininity and feel comfortable in the gym by fostering a supportive and empowering environment.
  • Wind energy team promotes sustainability

    Tuesday, March 7, 2023
    Iowa State’s wind energy team is taking sustainability to the next level as they move onto phase two of the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2023 Collegiate Wind Competition.
  • “A home away from home”: Students share experiences within Multicultural Greek Council

    Sunday, March 5, 2023
    Iowa State is home to many multicultural sororities and fraternities that provide engagement opportunities for students of color. For students like Renee Clemensen, being a part of a Multicultural Greek Council provides a community of shared values.
  • Break a leg: Repurposing acting class methods to improve students’ presentation skills

    Thursday, March 2, 2023
    Graduate students are often asked to present their research at conferences or in academic settings. The trick is taking sometimes very technical information unique to their discipline and presenting it in a way that is understandable.
  • Ten projects receive Miller teaching grants for 2023-24

    Thursday, March 2, 2023
    During the 2023-24 academic year, 10 faculty teams will use Miller Faculty Fellowship grants for teaching-based research projects. The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching administers the grant program.
  • ISCORE 2023: Celebrating research and passion topics on race and ethnicity

    Thursday, March 2, 2023
    Nearly 1000 students, faculty, staff and community members will attend the 2023 Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE) Friday in the Memorial Union.