Weekend updates

Sat, 22 Jan 2005 22:10:00 CST

Streaks continue for women's basketball, wrestling. Gymnasts win. Men's basketball team, swimmers fall.

News releases.

Lego robot tourney Jan. 22

Tue, 11 Jan 2005 15:15:00 CST

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.

News release.

Hoffman returns to campus for Jan. 22 talk

Tue, 19 Jan 2005 17:00:00 CST

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

News release.

Virtual reality tours Jan. 21

Wed, 12 Jan 2005 14:00:00 CST

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.

Music marathon Friday

Thu, 20 Jan 2005 10:20:00 CST

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.

News release.

President, Vet Med dean on radio's 'Talk'

Jan, 19 Jan 2005 13:35:00 CST

President Gregory Geoffroy and Veterinary Medicine Dean John Thomson will be guests on WOI Radio's Talk of Iowa Jan. 20 (9-10 a.m., 640 AM). Questions for the call-in show can be sent in advance to

Studies: SBD Centers help economy

Tue, 11 Jan 2005 15:15:00 CST

Iowa Small Business Development Centers have significant economic impact on Iowa's tax revenues, job creation and retention, capital acquisition and sales growth, according to recent independent studies.

News release.

Olson named science educator of year

Tue, 11 Jan 2005 15:15:00 CST

Joanne Olson has been named the nation's top new science teacher educator by the Association for Science Teacher Education.

News release.


500-plus orchids

Fri, 07 Jan 2004 16:00:00 CST

More than 500 orchids, such as the one named "Spring" (shown), are on display in the Reiman Gardens conservatory through March 5. General admission is $7.

Memorial for tsunami victims

Wed, 12 Jan 2005 00:00:00 CST

A memorial service to remember victims of the southeast Asia tsunami will be held Jan. 19 (4:30-5:30 p.m., Memorial Union Sun Room). City, university and student leaders will participate.

News release.

ISU offices closed for King holiday

Fri, 14 Jan 2005 22:00:00 CST

Iowa State offices are closed Monday, Jan. 17, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. A Jan. 16 community gathering and Jan. 25 lecture are part of the King celebration.

News release.

Second mad cow case stirs unease over USDA decision

Wed, 12 Jan 2005 10:30:00 CST

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.

See story.

Cyclone women cruise

Thu, 13 Jan 2005 00:15:00 CST

The Cyclone women's basketball team picks up a 70-37 win at Kansas.

News release.

Former sports info director Burrell dies

Tues 11 Jan 2005 08:30:00 CST

Harry Burrell, ISU's first sports information director, died Jan. 10 at the age of 93.

News release.

Cyclone women No. 24

Tues 11 Jan 2005 22:15:00 CST

The Iowa State women's basketball team recently broke in the Associated Press poll at No. 24.

ESPN article.

King holiday celebration set

Mon, 10 Jan 2005 11:05:00 CST

A carillon concert, party and community gathering are part of the Iowa State and Ames community celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.

News release.

Students launch fund-raiser for tsunami vicims

Mon, 10 Jan 2005 14:00:00 CST

Iowa State students are collecting donations to aid earthquake and tsunami victims.

News release.

Madrigal Dinners Jan. 14-15

Mon, 03 Jan 2005 10:00:00 CST

The music department's Madrigal Dinners Jan.14-15 will feature a 17th century-style banquet with musicians, dancers and jesters.

News release.

Students organizing tsunami relief project

Wed, 05 Jan 2005 15:00:00 CST

Iowa State students are organizing a campus-wide, fund-raising effort to aid victims of the South Asian tsunami.

See story.

Ag students spend winter break in Antarctica

Thu, 27 Dec 2004 08:00:00 CST

Successful Farming's

A dozen ISU students are in Antarctica through Jan. 8, studying penguins, glaciers and ecology of the region.

See article.

Regents Universities Iowa Job Fair Jan. 7

Wed, 12 Dec 2004 09:00:00 CST

The annual Regents Universities Iowa Job Fair will be held Jan. 7 at the Polk County Convention Complex. The fair, hosted by alumni associations at Iowa State, University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa, connects Iowa employers with Iowans seeking jobs

More on the job fair | Des Moines Register article.

Reel life to real life

Sat, 15 Dec 2004 00:00:00 CST

The Des Moines Register

Lessons in leadership can be found at the movies, says ISU business professor Anthony Hendrickson. His 10-week course on leadership draws parallels between pop culture and real life.

See article.

'Grow Your Small Market Farm' planning program set

Wed, 12 Dec 2004 00:00:00 CST

A business-planning program for farm businesses and people interested in raising specialty livestock, poultry, vegetables, herbs, flowers or prairie and native grass seed will be held at Iowa State beginning Jan. 15. "Grow Your Small Market Farm" is sponsored by the Iowa Small Business Development Center, an outreach unit of the College of Business. Cost is $395 per business. Participants will write a business plan, learn about the specialty food industry and develop business-marketing materials

News release.

Weather-related notices for Thurs., Jan. 6

Thu, 06 Jan 2005 08:00:00 CST

Weather-related notices for Wed. Jan. 5

Wed, 05 Jan 2005 10:00:00 CST

Collecting donations

Tsunami relief

Iowa State students are collecting donations to aid earthquake and tsunami victims.

News release.

Ted Kooser

Poet laureaute

More than 40 years ago, ISU student Ted Kooser tossed his slide rule to focus on writing. Now, he's the nation's poet laureaute.

VISIONS magazine article.

11th straight for Cyclone women

With a win over Missouri, the Cyclone women's basketball team notched its 11 straight victory.

News story.