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Annette Hacker, manager, (515) 294-3720

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A long look at Iowa

The spring issue of VISIONS magazine, now available online, looks at the critical role Iowa State plays in the economy and quality of life in the state, at the future of Iowa agriculture and industry, and at some of ISU's brightest young alumni.

Excerpts from VISIONS.

Pulitzer Prize winner will read on campus

Ted Kooser, ISU alumnus, U.S. poet laureate and recent Pulitzer Prize winner, will give a reading at Iowa State April 12.

News release.

Students defend their computer networks

Teams of Iowa State students will work overtime during Iowa State's first Cyber Defense Competition. Students will keep a network running, fend off hacker attacks and try to impress judges during the 27-hour competition.

News release.

Public will decide if mural will be installed

The College of Design seeks community feedback on the winning entry in phase one of its "Unity Mural" competition.

News release.

Getting students excited about transportation

High school students will drive a semi, maneuver a mini excavator and use global positioning technology to complete a scavenger hunt. It's all part of the second annual Transportation Career Fair.

News release.

Physicist on 'History of the Universe'

E.N. Economou, professor of physics at the University of Crete in Greece, will talk about "The History of the Universe" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in Memorial Union Great Hall.

See article

Art, engineering unite in interactive dance

Iowa State's Virtual Reality Applications Center and an Ames dance company will create a unique dance performance.

News release.

4-H center offers free summer camp to military kids

The Iowa 4-H Center will host one of 22 Operation Purple Camps offered in 18 states to serve children whose parents are deployed with the U.S. Armed Forces. The camps provide children with fun and opportunities to learn new skills for coping with deployment-related stress ("purple" is a military term representing inclusion of all branches).

News release.

Iowa State students float on concrete

Iowa State University students will race their concrete canoe in a regional competition later this month. And it really floats.

News release.

Veterinary Medicine college celebrates 125th

This year marks the 125th anniversary of the College of Veterinary Medicine, the nation's oldest public veterinary college and the first veterinary college west of the Mississippi.

News release.

Plan for pets when planning vacation

Taking FiFi and Fluffy on vacation is easier than it used to be, but still requires plenty of advance work, says ISU veterinarian Kim Langholz. She offers tips for including pets in your vacation.

News release.

Pet care seminar April 26

ISU community practice veterinarians will offer a basic pet care seminar for pet owners April 26.

News release.

Biosafety symposium April 19

Issues surrounding the safe production of genetically modified foods will be discussed by leading experts at a symposium April 19.

News release.

Assist for motorist

To the rescue

The ISU HelpVan offers free assistance to motorists on campus.

See article.

In the news

Americans & GM foods

Associated Press

Lisa Lorenzen, biotech industry liaison at Iowa State, says most Americans haven't worried about GM foods because they trust the regulatory system. Lorezen and Patrick Schnable, director of ISU's Center for Plant Genomics are part of a story on GM foods on grocery shelves.

See article.

Building a better lineup

TIME magazine

ISU psychology professor Gary Wells, who has been advocating sequential police lineups for almost 30 years, says that method will become dominant in the next few years. Viewing suspect photos one at a time, rather than side by side, can significantly minimize the chance of mistakes and misidentification, Wells' research shows.

See article.


O'Neil drafted

Anne O'Neil is drafted by WNBA's Sacramento Monarchs.

News story.

Sanderson to appear on ESPN show

Assistant wrestling coach and Olympic champion Cael Sanderson will appear on ESPN's "I'd Do Anything" scheduled to air May 23.

News story.