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Annette Hacker, director, (515) 294-3720

Office: (515) 294-4777


Animals make great companions, not great gifts

A family should consider all the responsibilities of caring for a companion animal before bringing one into the household. Iowa State University's Dr. Kim Langholz recommends several questions to ask beforehand.

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ISU announces new 'Return to Iowa' scholarship program

Prospective Iowa State freshmen and transfer students who live out of state may qualify for a new, $1,500 renewable scholarship if they have family ties to ISU.

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Farmland values will be announced Dec. 13

Results of ISU Extension's annual survey on farmland values will be released at a 10 a.m. news conference Tuesday, Dec. 13. Watch a live stream of the news conference at Or read data from all 99 counties (after 10 a.m.) at

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The science of moving dirt

Iowa State University's new Geotechnical Mobile Lab is a $350,000, one-of-a-kind laboratory-on-wheels. It will allow engineers to study construction sites right next to the heavy equipment doing all the dirty work. And it could help build better roads and reduce construction costs.

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Stay healthy over holidays

ISU physician Marc Shulman offers some health tips for students and travelers.

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Vehicle involved in hit-and-run found

ISU Police have located the vehicle involved in an apparent hit-and-run accident that occurred on the morning of Dec. 3. That accident resulted in the death of Kelly Jean Laughery, who had been walking along Mortensen Road at the time she was struck.

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Better driving through the snow and rain

A new Iowa State University research center will bring together scientists and engineers to study how weather impacts transportation systems. That could lead to better and safer ways to travel when weather is a problem.

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New risk assessment course among the first

Iowa State is among the first in the nation to offer a course in risk assessment for the biological sciences. The course teaches students how to interpret the risk of adverse incidents in such situations as transgenic contamination, the occurrence of salmonella in food and other agricultural or biological situations.

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2006 Veishea theme is 'Celebrate Iowa State'

Students leading Veishea 2006 plans have announced that "Celebrate Iowa State" is the theme for next year's event, set for April 21-23. "Our goal is to include everyone across Iowa in the celebration, and get them excited about what Iowa State has to offer," said Veishea General Co-Chair Jessica Lecy.

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Jack Payne


Payne is new Extension leader

Jack M. Payne, vice president for University Extension at Utah State University, Logan, has been named vice provost for Extension and outreach at Iowa State. He will begin his duties Jan. 15.

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Reiman Gardens to host holiday celebrations

Reiman Gardens' annual Blossoms of Light festival is Dec. 2, 3, 9 and 10.

News release. Houston Bowl

Houston Bowl

The Cyclones (7-4) will play in the 2005 Houston Bowl vs. Texas Christian Dec. 31.

News release | Travel, events

Houston Bowl, Cyclone merchandise

Houston Bowl and ISU merchandise will be on sale in the atrium of the Jacobson Athletic Building this Dec. 8-9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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ISU Week in Des Moines

A week of Iowa State festivities in Des Moines culminates Dec. 17 with the Mediacom Cyclone Capital Classic, a men's and women's basketball doubleheader in Wells Fargo Arena.

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In the news

Gift cards: Are they good for the kids?

Sacramento Bee

Gift cards are expected to be the top gift purchase for the second holiday season in a row. But ISU's Kay Palan, associate professor of marketing, worries that parents who give their children gift cards at a young age may be encouraging materialism.

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Men win

ISU pushes past Drake, 89-74.

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Women's BB win

The Cyclone women top Drake, 69-57.

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