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Geoffroy, LAS dean on 'Talk'

President Gregory Geoffroy and dean of the Liberal Arts and Sciences College Michael Whiteford will be guests on WOI Radio's March 8 edition of "Talk of Iowa (9 a.m.-10 a.m., AM-640). Questions for the call-in show can be mailed in advance to

ISU among 'fittest colleges'

Iowa State is one of "America's fittest colleges," according to Muscle and Fitness Magazine. The magazine ranks Iowa State No. 3 nationally in providing students with opportunities to stay fit. It gives Iowa State high marks for the number of recreation facilities, sports clubs, intramural opportunities, and unique fitness classes. The magazine ranked public institutions with NCAA Division I-A sports teams.

ISU ag research among most cited

Over the past decade, Iowa State was the 10th most-cited institution in the world in agricultural sciences research papers.

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Spring blood drive

The student-run spring blood drive is March 7-11.

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Study show early exposure to racism among African American youth

A study shows African American youth are exposed to racism early and that strong community and family support can help blunt the negative impact of those experiences.

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Coatings to boost turbine operation

Researchers at the U. S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory and Iowa State have developed a new bond coat for thermal barrier coatings that may improve operation and reliability of gas turbine engines in aircraft and other power-generating technologies.

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ISU offers new teacher special education program

A innovative new program will make it easier for special education teachers to take course work.

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Exhibit features students' Rome work

An exhibit on campus March 7-11 will showcase the work of design students who studied in Rome last fall.

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo performs for central Iowa youth.

Zulu-gospel group performs for youth

Hundreds of students from Des Moines and Pleasant Hill schools attended a matinee performance of Grammy award-winning singers Lady Black Mambazo at Stephens Auditorium Feb. 28.The group, which combines Zulu and gospel music, found fame with an appearance on Paul Simon's Graceland album.

More on Ladysmith Black Mambazo

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.

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Turbine generator
A new steam turbine was unloaded March 3 at the Iowa State power plant. Once installed, the turbine generator will increase electrical production by about 35 percent and enable the university to meet all its needs. The turbine generator will pay for itself in about 20 years.

In the news

'Lighten Up Iowa' promotes good health

ABC News

Dr. Marc Shulman of ISU's Thielen Student Health Center has lost more than 90 pounds through "Lighten Up Iowa." The program is helping thousands of Iowans to lose weight by increasing activity and eating more healthfully.

See article.

John Travolta, Urban Cowboy
Travolta's Urban Cowboy' is in the lineup

Greatest hits of product placement

The New York Times

Assistant professor Jay Newell's research on product placement has prompted Turner Classic Movies to air a dozen movies in March featuring branding on the big screen.

NYT article | News release


Wrestling championships

Eight Cyclone wrestlers have qualified for the NCAA championships.

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Win at Colorado

Iowa State downed Colorado, 78-73, Saturday.

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Softball takes two

The Cyclone softball team notched two wins Saturday -- over St. John's and Kent State.

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Academic All-America

Anne O'Neil is has been named to an Academic All-America first team.

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