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Barjche dancers

Barjche 2005

Iowa State's annual modern dance concert, Barjche, will be held at Fisher Theater Feb. 10-12 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. It's been a tradition at ISU since the early 1940s. The diverse performance features the talents of more than 60 students who serve as dancers, choreographers, lighting designers, costume designers, stage managers and crew. Tickets are $6 and may be purchased at the Stephens Auditorium box office or through Ticketmaster.

Scholarships for entrepreneurs

ISU students interested in entrepreneurship programs may apply for $1,000 Pappajohn Scholarship awards.

News release.

Court: ISU Foundation subject to open records laws

The Iowa Supreme Court recently held that the Iowa State University Foundation's fund-raising function for Iowa State is subject to Iowa's open records laws.

President Geoffroy statement | Foundation statement | Court decision

Free public creative writing symposium Feb. 20-22

The Iowa State University Creative Writing Program will hold a free public symposium on "Wildness, Wilderness and the Creative Imagination" in the Memorial Union Sunday to Tuesday, Feb. 20-22.

News release.

Private fund-raising up 71 percent

Private fund-raising at Iowa State is up 71 percent halfway through the fiscal year, Iowa State University Foundation officials report.

News release.

Flaxseed growth offers market opportunities

U.S. consumption of flaxseed and flaxseed oil is on the rise, offering opportunities for Iowa growers.

News release.

$1.5 million gift to ag entrepreneurship program

A $1.5 million gift from Roger and Connie Underwood, Ames, will establish an entrepreneurship program for students in the College of Agriculture.

News release.

Clinic offers online "relationship check-up"

An online "relationship check-up" for couples is available on the Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic web site.

News release.

Veishea town hall meeting March 7

ISU students faculty, staff and Ames officials are taking steps to improve community relations, following the November release of two Veishea reports. Activities include a March 7 "town hall" meeting.

News release.

Search begins for dean of new college

The search for the first dean of Iowa State's College of Human Sciences is under way. Two current ISU colleges (Family and Consumer Sciences and Education) will be combined into the new College of Human Sciences on July 1.

News release.

Worldly Good

Students design storefronts

ISU students in graphic design studio classes recently presented design proposals to businesses in the Ames Main Street Cultural District. The 23 students re-designed new identities, signs and storefronts to bring an updated, inviting look that would enhance the district's revitalization efforts.

Black History Month events

Lectures, food tastings, a history quiz bowl and a pageant are among several Black History Month activities at Iowa State.


In the news

Study: Students see video games as harmless

ISU psychology professor Craig Anderson is among the top scholars studying video game violence. He says a recent study at the University of Maryland confirms his sense that young video game players consider themselves immune to the mayhem depicted in today's technologically sophisticated, gory games. "Any of us who do this kind of research certainly face the wrath of the ubiquitous 14-year-old who doesn't believe there's anything harmful in anything that they do," Anderson said.

Washington Post article.

Police lineup flaws spur new approach

A Wisconsin man imprisoned nearly two decades for a crime he didn't commit was positively identified in a police lineup, but later freed on the basis of DNA evidence. ISU Distinguished Professor Gary Wells says traditional police lineups are flawed, because they allow victims to confidently pick the wrong person. Instead, Wells advocates a "sequential" lineup, in which suspects are brought in one at a time. "Psychologically, it's a very different experience," Wells said. "With the [traditional lineup] it's a relative judgment process that leads to the identification rather than what we're after, which is true recognition."

Chicago Tribune article.