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Bahar Hashemi and Brent Black standing outside of the IT Solution Center holding award
Mar 30, 2022

ITS employee Bahar Hashemi named Student Employee of the Year

Solution center employee recognized for high performance

Bahar Hashemi, a senior employed by Information Technology Services, has been named the 2021-22 Iowa State University Student Employee of the Year.

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Sep 07, 2021

Constant joins Technology Association of Iowa Board of Directors

New role gives Iowa State CIO opportunity to network with technology leaders state-wide 

Kristen Constant has been appointed to the Technology Association of Iowa board of directors, a group of Iowa’s most innovative technology leaders who support the industry and aim to advance Iowa’s reputation as a technology state.

Nov 24, 2020

Six Iowa State researchers named AAAS Fellows for advancing science

Spencer Braly working on the graduation video
Nov 20, 2020

ITS helps bring the pomp and circumstance to virtual graduation

Iowa State University’s fall 2020 graduation ceremony, while still marking a monumental achievement for nearly 2,600 student Cyclones, will be held virtually on Saturday, November 28 at 10 a.m. Graduates and celebrants are invited to attend the live-streamed virtual ceremony via the university’s virtual graduation website.

CIO Kristen Constant
Nov 06, 2020

Kristen Constant appointed Chief Information Officer, marks 100 days in office

On July 29, the Iowa Board of Regents approved Kristen Constant’s appointment as vice president and chief information officer (CIO) following an official nomination for the position by President Wendy Wintersteen on July 23. Constant stepped into the role of interim vice president and CIO in December 2017 to help lead the university through a substantial period of change with the implementation of Workday.

Rich Tener
Jul 01, 2019

Information Technology Services Appoints New Director of Information Security

Rich Tener, an Iowa State University alumnus and long-time IT security practitioner, has been named Information Technology Services’ (ITS) new Director of Information Security. 

In his new role, Tener will be responsible for the leadership and strategic direction of the information security arm of ITS, supporting university operations, identifying vulnerabilities, protecting against hacking and phishing attempts, and finding ways to keep the campus community’s information safe in the digital environment. 

Information Technology Services' wordmark
Apr 23, 2019

Legacy Systems Retirement Project Concludes With 150 Percent Success Rate

After more than a year of planning and implementation, Project Neptune, an ambitious initiative to retire and replace many of Iowa State University’s legacy systems and decommission their servers, has been completed.

Systems analyst Insook Wessels with her CYtation Award
Mar 28, 2019

ITS Staff Member Recognized for Contribution to OneApp Project

Insook Wessels, a systems analyst with Information Technology Services (ITS), was honored as one of the recipients of a 2018 Professional and Scientific Team CYtation Award this week for contributions to the development of “OneApp,” a new scholarship portal for Iowa State students.

Graphic with a fingerprint, text bubble and key with the words Activate multifactor authentication
Mar 21, 2019

ITS Multifactor Authentication Rollout for Faculty and Staff a Success

As part of an effort that will help protect university information and personal data from security breaches, Iowa State University Information Technology Services (ITS) recently completed a campaign to enroll faculty and staff into its new Okta Multifactor Authentication (MFA) protocol.

Line chart of phishing attacks from 2011 through 2018
Jan 09, 2019

Iowa State Sees Decline in Compromised Accounts Following Okta Rollout

Less than a year after the implementation of identity and access security platform Okta, the Iowa State University community has experienced a nearly 50 percent decrease in the number of staff and student accounts compromised by phishing, following a seven-year high in 2017.  

Audiovisual Experience Team Manager Mike Pedersen working on a Newline 86-inch multi-touch display
Dec 12, 2018

Revamped ITS Team Ready to Connect with Campus

Formerly known as the Learning Spaces Team, Information Technology Services’ newly renamed Audiovisual Experience Team (AVXT) hopes to connect with Iowa State’s campus through engaging technology experiences in classrooms and beyond.

The decision to rebrand the team was made earlier this year as a way to redefine its mission and provide a fresh start moving forward. A fixture on campus in one form or another since at least 1942, the team has undergone multiple name changes as the needs of campus changed and technology became more advanced.

Associate Dean for Research for the College of Engineering Arun Somani speaking during the dedication ceremony
Dec 04, 2018

Dedication Held For New High Performance Computing Cluster

A new $1.6 million High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster, called NOVA, was celebrated by the Iowa State University community at a dedication ceremony held Nov. 29.

NOVA was installed in the Durham Data Center in October to strengthen and support computing-based research and education on campus. Held in Durham 206, the Nov. 29 ceremony welcomed university researchers and stakeholders to learn more about NOVA, see the new cluster, and hear from university leaders about High Performance Computing at Iowa State.

Cyndi Wiley, Iowa State University's new Digital Accessibility Coordinator
Nov 08, 2018

Iowa State Appoints New Digital Accessibility Coordinator

Cyndi Wiley, a tenured professor and chair of art and design at Grand View University, has been named Iowa State University’s new digital accessibility coordinator following a nationwide search. In her new role, Wiley will help to ensure that Iowa State online resources and technologies comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other federal and state laws governing access.

Doug Jacobson, professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of the Iowa State University Information Assurance Center
Nov 01, 2018

Six questions with the ISU Information Assurance Center director

When it comes to knowledge about the cybersecurity realm and ways to keep technology safe, you would be hard pressed to find a better resource on Iowa State University’s campus than Doug Jacobson. As a professor of electrical and computer engineering and the director of the ISU Information Assurance Center, Jacobson teaches network security and information warfare, and has written a textbook on network security.