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Annette Hacker, manager, (515) 294-3720

Office: (515) 294-4777


Music marathon Friday

The ISU Wind Ensemble will perform non-stop music from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, to raise funds for a summer tour.

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Report recommends restructuring of information technology services

A proposal to combine four central information technology units is among a series of recommendations aimed at restructuring IT services at Iowa State University.

News release.

ISU design programs rank high

Iowa State's undergraduate programs in architecture, landscape architecture and interior design are among the best in the nation, according to a survey by DesignIntelligence, a monthly publication for leaders in design professions.

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Hoffman returns to campus for Jan. 22 talk

University of Colorado president and former ISU dean Elizabeth Hoffman returns to campus Jan. 22 for a talk on women and leadership.

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Book examines sex, gender attitudes toward educators

A new book by ISU education professor Jackie Blount questions subtle discriminatory practices by school districts against educators whose sexuality and gender cross conventional boundaries.

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Room to grow entrepreneurs

Twice as many students will be able to be part of a new entrepreneurship learning community.

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Virtual reality tours Jan. 21

Visitors can tour the Virtual Reality Applications Center's C4 facility in Black Engineering Friday, Jan. 21. Tours are 30 minutes long and may be scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. A tour may include up to 15 people. To schedule a tour, contact VRAC, (515) 294-3092.

More about the virtual reality center.

Lego robot tourney Jan. 22

What inspires a 10-year old to want to be an engineer when she grows up? It could be the fun she had designing and building a LEGO robot for a FIRST LEGO League tournament. Iowa State's College of Engineering will host the state's tournament between 50 teams, Jan. 22.

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Gary Wells

Presidential lecturer to discuss eyewitness identification

ISU psychologist Gary Wells will discuss his groundbreaking research on eyewitness I.D.s and police lineups in the Presidential Lecture Feb. 7.

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Remembering victims

Iowa State gathered Jan. 19 to remember those lost in the earthquake and tsunami. Students are collecting donations to aid victims.

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ISU in the news

Second mad cow case stirs unease over USDA decision

Minnesota Public Radio

Another confirmed case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, or mad cow disease) has ag experts questioning the USDA decision to reopen the U.S. border to Canadian beef in March. ISU Associate Professor John Lawrence, director of the Iowa Beef Center, says the timing violates the "golden rule" of international trade.

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