Welcome to October!
We hope midterms went well (or are going well) if you haven't finished them yet. If you need an academic assist, the Academic Success Center has resources that can help!

There's a ton going on this month starting with tonight's ISU AfterDark with both in-person and virtual events planned.

Here are a few more things to check out in October:
  • Green Dot Action Month. Green Dot is a violence prevention program that focuses on awareness and bystander training. A green dot is anything you do to make the Iowa State community safer. Wear green, take a picture, post to social media using #GreenDotActionMonth, and show your commitment to safety for everyone on campus!
  • LGBTQIA+ History Month -  The Center for LGBTQIA+ is gearing up for the annual celebration. The theme this year is Paving the Way, a nod to the historic moments and pioneers who have forged a pathway for the LGBTQIA+ community! The first event is the National Coming Out Day Photoshoot scheduled for next Friday, Oct. 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Memorial Union. Make sure to follow The Center's InstagramTwitter, and Facebook pages for more information throughout the month. 
  • Latinx Heritage Month - Follow ISU's Multicultural Student Affairs Instagram account for details on various events planned throughout the month. And, Parks Library has a great virtual exhibit for you to check out.
Have the Best Room on Campus? Prove it!
Our annual Best Room on Campus Contest starts today! This friendly competition is a chance to show off your space and compete against your on-campus friends for great prizes. Full details about the contest and how to enter can be found here.
Start Your Day
with Breakfast at Yum!burger!

A morning routine can set the tone for your day. Whether you get up and go for a walk or spend quiet time in your room before the day starts, breakfast is an important step in getting your day off on the right foot.

Yum!burger, located in the Memorial Union Food Court, serves breakfast sandwiches made your way! Use your meal plan and try out a new breakfast spot this week.
Meal Pick Up at Conversations Moves Inside

With the colder weather starting to set in, we decided to move the Get & Go pick-up location at Conversations inside to a warmer location. Instead of waiting outside at the front entrance, we ask you to go downstairs to the Conversations lobby to pick up your order. This change starts on Monday. Conversations is still serving to-go meals only. No dine-in service is available. Hours will remain the same, and Cyclone Cares strategies will be in place.
Homecoming 2020 is Here!
Homecoming 2020 – Cardinal & Bold – kicks off next week. There's a full schedule of virtual activities for you to participate in!

A talent show, virtual mass Campaniling, Cardinal & Gold day are just a few of the ways to show your Cyclone spirit this homecoming.

Find the full schedule of events here.
Mental Health
& Counseling Resources

Explore the services and resources ISU's Student Counseling Services has to offer by visiting their website here.

Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) is a free online self-help tool. Learn more about the program here and click the icon to the right to sign up (or login if you're already signed up).
Get Creative!

Are you looking for something different to do? The Workspace in the Memorial Union has got an option for you! Open five days a week, the Workspace has a daily walk in craft that you can make. Or you can order the craft and take it to go!

This week features clay owl painting. This month also features crafts you can make to celebrate Latinx Heritage month. Decorate paper mache sugar skulls, paint Day of the Dead pottery and more! There will also be crafts for coming out week. For more information, or to purchase your craft to go, click here. There is a small fee for the crafts. 
Fall 2020 Know Your Rights: Harassment 101
The Department of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion present Know Your Rights workshops to share policies and resources available to you for support on campus and beyond. On Tuesday, Oct. 6, learn what legally constitutes harassment and what resources are available to you for reporting and investigating harassment incidents. The presentation will be delivered by ISUPD Engagement and Inclusion Officers, the Office of Equal Opportunity, and Ben Matchan, a local prosecutor with the Story County Courthouse.

The workshop will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Webex. Please register online to access login details.
COVID-19 Testing Center Adjusted Weekend Hours
Due to volleyball matches and the football game this weekend, the testing site at Johnny’s inside Hilton Coliseum will have special hours on Friday, 8 a.m.- 2 p.m., and will be closed on Saturday. Thielen Student Health Center will maintain regular hours on these days: Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon.
President Wintersteen's Note

On Wednesday you should have received a letter from President Wintersteen. In it she outlined the new directives on quarantine issued by the Iowa Department of Health, and how Iowa State will implement those new guidelines. If you haven’t already, take a moment and read the information
CYCLONE HOME: The E-News You Can Use!
Things you needto know, the latest Dining news, fun events and more will be part of Cyclone Home every Friday! Check out all the past issues here.

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