Iowa State University


A wireless wonder
With features galore, is your fancy cell phone becoming more and more like your PC? Michael Bugeja, director of ISU's Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, has researched how seemingly helpful technology can contribute to social isolation. "As cell phones become more complex, with added accessories and functions, we will be communicating less and watching videos or gaming more," Bugeja says. "Cell phone users with access to streaming videos will be spotted in public places, like zoos or parks, holding their devices and watching music videos, oblivious to life passing them by, alone in self-imposed virtual isolation booths." See story. (Mon, 31 Oct 2005 18:30:00 CST)

Cyclones over Aggies
Cyclone football notches first-ever win over A&M. News release. (Sat, 29 Oct 2005 18:00:00 CST)

Another soccer win
Soccer team upsets No. 22 Nebraska News release. (Fri, 28 Oct 2005 20:05:00 CST)

Leopold Center director will take on new role
Fred Kirschenmann, director of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State, has accepted a new leadership role as a distinguished fellow of the center. Jerry DeWitt, coordinator of ISU Extension's sustainable agriculture program and its Pest Management and Environment Program, has been named interim director of the Leopold Center, effective Nov. 1. News release. (Fri, 28 Oct 2005 11:00:00 CST)

Finalists named in extension vice provost search
Three finalists have been named in the search for the next vice provost for extension. The finalists will visit campus in November. News release. (Wed, 26 Oct 2005 21:30:00 CST)

Modeling a better energy system
Iowa State researchers are building computer models that will answer lots of questions about the efficiency, infrastructure and sociology of America's energy system. News release. (Tue, 25 Oct 2005 15:30:00 CST)

Week celebrates legacy of Carver
The contributions and career of Iowa State graduate and faculty member George Washington Carver will be celebrated the week of Oct. 31 to Nov. 3 with an exhibit, lectures, story-telling and a play. News release. (Tue, 25 Oct 2005 14:0:00 CST)

National Geographic in tornado lab
A National Geographic crew filmed ISU's tornado simulator as part of a documentary. News release. (Mon, 24 Oct 2005 21:30:00 CST)

ISU/Ames community to host summit on preventing disturbances
The City of Ames, Iowa State University and its Government of the Student Body will host the National Summit on Preventing Civil Disturbances Nov. 10-11 at ISU's Memorial Union. News release. (Wed, 19 Oct 2005 10:25:00 CST)

Student groups collect for hurricane victims
Three student organizations in Iowa State University's Department of Sociology have collected several thousand dollars of donations for the victims of Hurricane Katrina and Rita. News release. (Tue, 18 Oct 2005 08:10:00 CST)