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Newsline | October 27, 2021

Schedule a Meeting with a Student Engagement Consultant Today!

The Student Engagement Consultants are a great resource for student organizations seeking assistance. Here's what the Consultants can do for your student organization:

 

  • Help you start a new club or organization

  • Advise you on how to improve your club

  • Help you through student organization processes (event authorization, funding, etc.)

  • Provide you with information on upcoming leadership and service opportunities

  • And so much more!

 

Email studentengage@iastate.edu or go HERE to book an appointment.

Reserve the Lynn Fuhrer Lodge Today!

The Lynn Fuhrer Lodge is available for reservations! This unique location set in the woods is the perfect spot for your club's all-day retreats or long meetings (reservations must be a minimum of three hours long). 

 

To learn more about the lodge and submit your reservation request, click HERE.

Join the Annual We Lead Conference!

The We Lead Conference is an opportunity for Iowa State students to engage with one another around topics focused on identity, leadership, and community, while also offering the chance to reflect, discuss, and learn about themselves and others.


We Lead is an empowerment and leadership conference for students who are exploring their leadership potential and interested in engaging in collective impact.

This virtual conference will be held on Saturday, November 13th from 9am-3:30pm with an in-person social to follow in the Cardinal Room of the Memorial Union. Free snacks and swag will be provided at the social. 

To attend the conference, register HERE. Have questions? Email welead@iastate.edu

Resources and Opportunities for Organizations and Officers

Campus Sustainability Month Celebration

The Campus Sustainability Month Celebration is an event hosted by the Live Green! Initiative and the Office of Sustainability, that celebrates commitment to and success in sustainability at Iowa State University. This event is held in honor of the Campus Sustainability Month sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). The event offers an opportunity for any student organization whose mission, goals, practices, and events support sustainability to showcase their impressive commitment, gain exposure for their organization’s efforts, market events, and recruit new members and/or volunteers!

Although environmental commitment is an important part of sustainability, The Campus Sustainability Month Celebration also celebrates sustainability through commitment to financial literacy and efficiency as well as supporting and strengthening communities through projects and events supporting volunteerism, food security, literacy, housing, etc. Upwards of 500 students have attended the event in previous years, and we hope to see an even bigger turn out for this year's event. The Live Green! team will provide display tables and take care of event marketing, as well as offer free prizes and refreshments for all attendees! To register for this event please fill out the Campus Sustainability Month Registration form. For more information check out Live Green!’s Facebook event page or email akleve@iastate.edu or natalied@iastate.edu.

The event is November 3, 2021 from 10am-2pm on the South Campanile Lawn.

Apply for the Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award!

It’s time to think about nominating a deserving senior for the Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award.  This award recognizes outstanding ISU seniors who display high character, outstanding achievements in academics, leadership and university/community activities, and promise for continuing these exemplary qualities as alumni.

Applicants must be an undergraduate student with senior classification status (90+ credits) and a 3.0 cumulative GPA at the end of fall semester 2021 (seniors graduating fall 2021 are eligible to receive the award). Nomination forms are available online at: http://www.isualum.org/barron. Submit your nominations on or before December 1.

Questions can be directed to Katie Lickteig at kbruxvoo@iastate.edu

Updated Room Scheduling Guidelines for Classroom Spaces

Room Scheduling has updated their guidelines for General University Classrooms (https://www.fpm.iastate.edu/roomscheduling/guidelines.asp). Updates include:

  • Trash from your event must be carried out to a dumpster, including pizza boxes and any other food related product

  • New for Fall 2021: Tables/surfaces must be wiped down after serving food

    • Cleaning products must be provided by the user, we recommend soapy water or disinfectant spray/wipes be used

  • Classroom seating must be in classroom ready status at the conclusion of your event

    • Even if the room was “found that way”, staff relies on each event in the classroom, courses included, to maintain the classroom ready status for the rooms for the next event

    • If a room is found in a poor condition, it is up to the organization to report it at the time of the event. Photos of the room are encouraged to demonstrate the issue.

  • Cleaning and reset fees start at $75, and are a minimum of $75/hour for cleaning thereafter.

Have questions or want more information? Contact roomscheduling@iastate.edu

Volunteer at Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens has a lot of volunteer opportunities coming up this fall and winter, which is a perfect way to get service hours for your organizations! Listed below is information for bulb planting, pumpkin carving, Spirits in the Gardens, and our annual holiday light show. Of course, we also have opportunities for folks to volunteer in gardening, entomology, events, education programs, administrative projects, marketing, and more.

Planting spring-blooming bulbs

Every October, Reiman Gardens plants thousands of spring-blooming bulbs throughout the gardens. Tulips and daffodils and hyacinths, oh my! These bulbs must be planted in the fall before the ground freezes because they require a long period of cool temperatures for them to flower in the spring.

This is a great individual and group volunteer activity. A gardening or horticulture background or prior experience is not required to participate.

Bulb planting is scheduled for October 12-15, 18, 20, and 21, morning and afternoon times available.

Anyone interested in volunteering for this activity can sign up directly using this registration link.

Stenciling, gutting, and carving pumpkins

Reiman Gardens is gearing up for our annual pumpkin stenciling and carving event this October. Every year, hundreds of jack o' lanterns are featured throughout the Gardens during our annual Spirits in the Gardens community event. Volunteers from around the community make this event so special by stenciling and carving pumpkins with unique designs and creations.

Individuals and groups are welcome to volunteer! Pumpkin stenciling is scheduled for October 8-10; pumpkin gutting (to get them ready for carving) is October 13 and 14; and pumpkin carving is October 13-15.

Anyone interested in volunteering for this activity can sign up directly using this registration link.

Spirits in the Gardens

Our popular fall celebration is back with even more spooky fun! Volunteers are needed during the event to distribute treats to event attendees. Volunteers will be stationed at our new Candy Factory on the Events Plaza all evening to share treats and non-candy items from our whimsical candy slides. This is a perfect volunteer activity for individuals and groups!

Volunteers are needed the evenings of October 16 and 17. All volunteers are encouraged to dress in black or family-friendly costumes.

Anyone interested in volunteering for this activity can sign up directly using this registration link.

Winter Wonderscape Holiday Light Show

Reiman Gardens is currently recruiting volunteers with holiday cheer for our second annual holiday light show, Winter Wonderscape! Volunteers assist horticulture staff with setting up the show and with staffing during the event. Show installation begins around the last week of October and continues into November. Staffing for the light show is Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings starting December 2 through January 1. Show setup and event staffing take place outdoors. Volunteers receive two complimentary tickets to the light show each time they volunteer!

Anyone interested in volunteering for this activity can express interest using this form.

Have questions? Contact HERE

Register to Receive Green Dot Bystander Training

As key student leaders on campus, we would like to extend you an invite to register for one of the upcoming Green Dot Bystander Trainings! Trainings will be held on September 24th, October 5th, and November 5th. 

Here is the link to register: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/a176d13a4a20471caf24ef993d3363ff

Green Dot is a violence prevention program and teaches people skills in bystander intervention.  This 3 hour training prepares students with a more in depth training experience and skills to work with their peers on violence prevention.  The trainings are on Friday afternoons from 1-4pm.  Free food and refreshments are available. 

Sexual Violence prevention takes all of us and we hope you consider enrolling in one of the upcoming trainings!  Thanks for being leaders on campus in amplifying messages of violence prevention and bystander intervention skills.  We hope you consider participating in an upcoming training! 

Students who enroll become part of our Green Dot Ambassador team and also receive some free swag, including a t-shirt, shaker bottle, stickers, buttons, and more!

If you have any questions, please email greendot@iastate.edu

Additional Meeting Spaces Available in Student Engagement

Student Organizations are welcome and encouraged to reserve 'Room M' in the Student Engagement Office to use for additional meetings, event preparation, and/or student organization-related tasks.

This meeting space seats up to five (5) people and can be reserved through the front desk of Student Engagement. 

Please contact studentengage@iastate.edu to reserve this room for your next meeting!

Support for Your Adventure

As a student leader, you play an important role in helping your peers and members of your organization feel connected and supported. Iowa State has a variety of resources available to support students’ mental health, wellness and personal safety.

Encourage your members to bookmark this website: studentaffairs.iastate.edu/support and take advantage of the services available to all students.

And follow @IAStateSA on Twitter and Instagram for tips and advice throughout the year.

 

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