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Newsline | January 12, 2022

Spring ClubFest Registration is Open!

Register Today for 2022 Spring ClubFest

Wednesday, January 26 | 11:00am - 4:00pm | Great Hall, MU 

Spring ClubFest is a great opportunity for you to highlight your club and recruit new members as we begin the spring semester.

Register HERE today!

Questions? Contact

Apply to be ISU AfterDark Event Staff

ISU AfterDark is hiring Event Staff for Spring 2022! ISU AfterDark hosts FREE late-night events at the Memorial Union that feature a variety of activities such as bowling, crafts, comedians and entertainers, bingo, karaoke, and more.

Event Dates: January 28, February 25, and April 1.

This is a paid position where you will earn $8/hour for all events and trainings. Event Staff helps with set up for the night’s activities. AfterDark Event Staff will gain communication, event management, and customer service skills. More information and the application can be found on the AfterDark website.

Please contact with any questions!

Save the Date for Social Justice Summit!

The Social Justice Summit, now in its eleventh year, is an event designed for ISU students aimed at developing advocates and activists and promotes critical questioning and relevant actions while providing avenues for addressing global injustice. This day-long workshop will give you the chance to learn more about yourself, engage in discussion with other students on a variety of issues, and create strategies for implementing social change!

Social Justice Summit: Our Voices, Our Communities (Counter Story-Telling and Its Importance) will be held Saturday, January 29, 2022 from 10am-3:30pm.

Go HERE to register!

Have questions? Email

Resources and Opportunities for Organizations and Officers

Event Authorization Reminders

As a reminder, if you are planning an event that you want to promote to non-club members or the general public, you will need to complete the University Event Authorization process. You can find more information on Event Authorization HERE and in the University Event Authorization training available in the Student Organization Database.

Update Information for Your Organization on the Student Organization Database

If your student organization has recently transitioned the President, Treasurer, or Adviser positions, don't forget to update them via the online Compliance Agreement Form on the Student Organization Database!

And remember to check out all the useful features available to your club in the Student Org Database

  • Display all your club's photos in the photo gallery application.

  • Use the calendar feature to list events and meetings for your org's members and anyone who visits your webpage. Students can also subscribe to your calendar so that your events show up on their personal calendar within the student org database, which can be found under "MyStuorg," and then "Calendar.

  • Manage your subscribers! Students, faculty, staff and anyone with an account can subscribe to your org to get announcements in addition to the info on your calendar. Be sure to visit the "Manage Subscribers" page to see who's subscribing to your org and invite others. Once you have a list, you can create and send announcements to those subscribers within the site.

If you need any help with these features, Student Engagement is here to help! Email with questions. 

Preserve Your Organizations History with University Archives

Student organizations play an important role in college life and have a lasting impact on the University. Because of the nature of being a student sees you leave after graduating, much of the history of an organization can be lost or forgotten over time. The Iowa State University Archives invites student organizations to partner with us to help preserve your organization’s history, including especially its creation, development, priorities, and activities.  

We value the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. All organizations are welcome and part of the ISU legacy. We particularly welcome organizations of minoritized groups and activists who have often been left out, erased, or otherwise lack a sense of belonging in archives.  

For more information on how to participate, please contact Greg Bailey, University Archivist, at

Join the Health and Wellness Symposium Today!

ISU’s first Health and Wellness Symposium is February 4th, 2022 in the Memorial Union from noon-5pm.  Registration is FREE for all students.  Lunch and snacks will be provided.

The symposium will feature sessions specifically for students to enhance your personal wellbeing and develop skills to help support others.  The session topics include:

  • Skills to support a friend in distress
  • Joyful Eating
  • Sex and Partner Communication
  • Enhancing Motivation and Time Management
  • Mindful Movement and Engaging in Sustainable Physical Activity
  • Mental Wellbeing (session created for BIPOC students)

The keynote address will be from Dr. Raphael Coleman from Columbia University, discussing how ISU can build organizational capacity to build a culture of wellbeing on campus.

Join us for an afternoon of learning and engagement! 

Register Here:

Questions? Email:

Join the Catt Center for a Lecture with Former Governor of New Mexico, Susana Martinez

Former Governor Susana Martinez to give virtual presentation on Feb. 16

What issues are state political leaders navigating in today's world? Former New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez will address how state leaders are facing some of the nation’s most intractable and difficult policy fights a virtual presentation, “It’s a Different World Out There: Leadership in the States." The lecture will be presented through Webex at

Martinez served as governor of New Mexico from 2011-2019, the state’s first female governor and the first woman of color to serve as governor in the United States. Prior to being elected governor, Martinez was a prosecutor in New Mexico for 25 years, specializing in child abuse and sexual abuse cases. She also served as Doña Ana County’s elected district attorney for over half that time.

Visit the Catt Center website for more information about the lecture.

 Are You Interested in Running for a Student Government Office?

Are you interested in running for an office in Student Government? The Election Commission invites you to join us at one of our information sessions to learn more about how to run for an office in Student Government. Students who are interested in becoming involved with Student Government and want to run for a senatorial office must attend one of the listed informational sessions and submit a statement of intent to be placed on the ballot. Dates of informational sessions can be found on the election timeline HERE.

If unable to attend any of these dates relevant to the office sought, please contact Election Commissioner Opie at

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