Members of ISU's Gamma Phi Circus perform for children and grandchildren of ISU faculty, staff, retirees and students at the Children's Holiday Party Sunday, Dec. 9 at Horton Fieldhouse. Children had the opportunity to talk to Santa and Mrs. Claus and have their picture taken. A jumping stations and a craft booth were also part of the festivities. (Photo by Jessica Kennay / Staff Photographer)
Civic engagement is alive and well at ISU, and making its presence felt is a new documentary produced by faculty and students.Over the past year, Emmy-award winning producer, Dr. Maria Moore, has led students in a documentary film project titled: “Civic Engagement at ISU: Case Studies & Student Reflection.” Dr. Moore worked with Cross Chair in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Dr. Kathleen McKinney, and a team of students to document four ISU civic engagement projects.
With a name like the G-Spot, it is no wonder many students are quick to dismiss the gazebo, a circular hut constructed entirely of PVC piping with an unmistakable red and white awning and a banner that reads, “You found the G-Spot,” as no more than a one-stop sex shop. But for the faculty and students directly involved with the G-Spot and its continued success on campus, this gazebo is a real force for campus-wide wellbeing.
Zip up the floor length gown (“It looks like I’m in choir”), put on the black cap (“Does the tassel go on the right or the left?”), and practice walking across the stage in the odd-looking outfit (“This is it.”) While that was the routine and thought process for millions of soon-to-be high school graduates almost four years ago, myself included, those same students who decided to prolong their education will go through the same routine these next couple of weeks as they prepare for college graduation.