Iowa State University


Bowen named executive director of Iowa Lakeside Lab
Bonnie Bowen, a member of the ISU faculty since 1995, has been named executive director at Iowa Lakeside Laboratory, Milford. Iowa Lakeside Laboratory, an educational facility on 140 acres on West Lake Okoboji, is operated cooperatively by the three Regents universities -- Iowa State, the University of Iowa, and the University of Northern Iowa. News release. (Mon, 03 Oct 2005 16:45:00 CST)

Breakfast fundraiser to benefit Albright memorial fund
From 8 to 11 a.m. Oct. 8, Alpha Gamma Rho members will serve waffles, flavored syrups, sausage and beverages at their fraternity house, 201 Gray Ave. The cost is $5 per person or $4 in advance. All money raised will go to a memorial fund for Andrew "Ardie" Albright, an ISU sophomore and fraternity member who was killed in a Sept. 13 car accident. News release. (Mon, 03 Oct 2005 15:50:00 CST)

'Murderball'star to campus Oct. 18
Mark Zupan, one of the stars of "Murderball" will speak on campus Oct. 18. The movie "Murderball" is about members of the U.S. Paralympic rugby team that won a bronze medal in the 2004 Paralympic games in Athens, Greece. News release. (Mon, 03 Oct 2005 15:20:00 CST)

President Geoffroy, Ames Lab director on WOI's 'Talk'
President Gregory Geoffroy and Ames Lab/IPRT director Tom Barton will be guests from 9 to 10 a.m. on the Oct. 6, edition of WOI Radio's Talk of Iowa. The live, call-in program airs on WOI-AM (640). Questions can be e-mailed in advance to (Mon, 03 Oct 2005 10:40:00 CST)

Skunk River makeover
Iowa State students and faculty spent a messy Saturday (Oct. 1) cleaning up the Skunk River and conducting water tests. The "Skunk River Navy" spends several weekends a year tending to the river. See story. (Mon, 03 Oct 2005 10:40:00 CST)

Huskers trip Clones
Cyclones tripped by Huskers in double OT. See story. (Sun, 02 Oct 2005 16:45:00 CST)

Soccer victory
Soccer teams defeats defending Big-12 champ Kansas. See story. (Sun, 02 Oct 2005 16:45:00 CST)

Study will focus on urban trees and exercise
Iowa State researchers will do a study of walkers and runners in an effort to find out if vegetation along trails affects the activity levels of city dwellers. News release. (Fri, 30 Sep 2005 14:30:00 CST)

Barry Scheck to discuss DNA forensics
Barry Scheck, best known as the DNA expert on the O.J. Simpson defense team, will give an Oct. 3 lecture at Iowa State titled "The Innocence Project: DNA and the Wrongly Convicted." News release. (Wed, 28 Sep 2005 15:50:00 CST)

Finding the odor in livestock agriculture
A high-tech instrument is helping Iowa State University researchers identify and characterize the compounds that cause livestock odor. The research could lead to treatments that reduce the odor. News release. (Wed, 28 Sep 2005 11:45:00 CST)

Geoffroy discusses "to-do" list
President Gregory Geoffroy lauded highlights of the past year at Iowa State and laid out his key agenda items for the coming year in his fall convocation speech Sept. 27. Speech (text and streaming video). (Tue, 27 Sep 2005 11:45:00 CST)

Veterinary hospital offers 24/7 emergency service
The Veterinary Teaching Hospital has expanded its emergency and critical care service to provide a veterinarian on premises at all times to give emergency care for small animal patients. News release. (Thu, 22 Sep 2005 14:30:00 CST)

Ultraportable power charges ahead
Want your iPod or cell phone to simply charge itself? Researchers at Iowa State are working on wearable solar technology that could do just that, giving busy people alternative energy on the go. See story. (Tue, 20 Sep 2005 13:15:00 CST)

Athletes and academics
Normally reserved for members of the ISU Alumni Association, the fall issue of VISIONS magazine can be accessed by all readers. The issue examines the delicate balancing act performed by student-athletes. Also featured: Ballroom dancing and ISU's newest college -- Human Sciences. VISIONS (Tue, 20 Sep 2005 11:25:00 CST)