Another university initiative to help employees and students stay healthy when the academic year begins is to provide hand sanitizer on campus -- lots of it. Using a map of administration and academic buildings, a team from facilities planning and management developed a plan for placing and restocking free-standing hand sanitizer dispensers in about 95 buildings.
Wednesday, July 22 at 12:00 p.m. CDT
David Swenson, research scientist, was interviewed by Lynh Ta, Iowa Capital Dispatch, on how the drop in first time applications and renewals for federal financial aid to attend Iowa public colleges affects the area economies and the operations of the universities.
Employees whose work either supports the student experience or needs to be done on campus for a successful fall operation should plan to return to their workspace by Aug. 3, President Wendy Wintersteen announced in a July 2 email to the Iowa State community.
From a July 8 We Are Iowa story, "'Unwise' and 'disappointed': Iowa's public universities react to ICE decision on student visas."
Two of Iowa's public universities are responding to new requirements from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that foreign students must take classes in person in order to have their F-1 visas renewed.
On-site and virtual counseling services for fall 2020
P-Cardholders and/or T&H Cardholders:
When you signed the form acknowledging the receipt of your P-Card and/or T&H Card you agreed to comply with the terms and conditions of the Iowa State University Card Programs. Those terms and conditions have changed, effective July 1, and now include the following terms and conditions in bold here.
Starting this fall, all students at Iowa State University are required to have a laptop computer that can connect to the Internet and are expected to abide by the ISU Acceptable Use Policy.
Students who qualify for financial aid should contact the Financial Aid Office to discuss funding options for technology. See ISU’s Office of Financial Aid for more information.
David Swenson, research scientist, was interviewed by Robert Connelly, Quad City Times, about the regional effects of Arconic (formerly ALCOA) laying off 184 workers due to pandemic related business concerns.
Domestic travel restrictions have been lifted, but supervisor approval is required.
Due to a custodial reduction around campus, this fall, and possibly beyond, all faculty and staff (including those in Heady Hall) will be responsible for cleaning and removing trash from their own office space.
Chad Hart, associate professor, wrote an article for Ag Decision Maker on the impact of the coronavirus on Iowa crops.
Check out this helpful workflow chart for instructions on what to do when an ISU student, faculty, or staff tests positive (within the past 10 days) for COVID-19. If you learn of a case in your unit – encourage that person to self-report. Remember the three “selfs”:
CALS alumnus John Latham (’92 ag business) has been elected to the American Seed Trade Association officer team.
The Fichter family of Shenandoah has been selected this year to receive the Iowa State University Family of the Year award.
2020 Berkeley Virtual Summer School in Environmental and Energy Economics
August 17-27, 2020
Applications due: July 10, 2020
Because of the cancellation of the Chinese Economists Society in-person conferences this year, a virtual conference will be held via Zoom on August 13-15, 2020. A preliminary conference program is available here: https://www.china-ces.org/Conferences/ConferenceDefault.aspx?ID=2050.
On Monday, June 29th, the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) and the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) are releasing a new paper, Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on Food and Agricultural Markets. Lee Schulz, associate professor, was a contributing author to this paper.