Department of Public Safety Update: Bowen Science Building fire

A June 11 fire in the Bowen Science Building caused an estimated $500,000 in damage, not including water damage. Administrators are working to determine the logistics for those impacted. Many will be housed within other space in the building. More information will be shared as it becomes available.

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Two-Step Login expands to MAUI, ICON, and MyUI

System helps faculty, staff, and students keep private information secure
The University of Iowa has expanded Two-Step Login to web-based applications, including MAUI, ICON, and MyUI, and campus cyber-security experts advise all UI faculty, staff, and students to enable the feature for these applications.
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Gas leak at Catlett Residence Hall causes street closure

Catlett Hall is a new building under construction and is not occupied by students
During construction on Catlett Residence Hall about 10 a.m. Wednesday, a gas line was hit resulting in a gas leak. Catlett Residence Hall is a new building, currently under construction, and is not occupied by students.
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The Gazette UI Police: Building bonds through sports

When Scott Beckner took the reins as the UI public safety director, he identified connecting with the student body as one of his priorities.

One of the means to that end was building relationships with students by forming teams of officers to take on students in intramural sports.

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Student security officer program advances community policing efforts

Program is ‘first step’ in building a community policing culture on campus
The UI Department of Public Safety is expanding its student security officer program as part of a growing effort to build a community policing culture on campus. Scott Beckner, assistant VP and director of public safety, wants to get students more involved, see UI officers as approachable and a resource.