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Reception for Provost Allen May 30

A university-wide farewell reception for vice president for academic affairs and provost Ben Allen will be held May 30 (3-5 p.m., Bergstrom Commons, Gerdin Building, program at 4 p.m.). Allen will become president of the University of Northern Iowa on June 5.

News tip: Iowa State experts can comment on the bugs of summer

They fly, they bite, they sting, they chew. And as temperatures in Iowa begin to soar, so do the bugs of summer. ISU's entomology department is ready to help you decipher this year's insect invasion.

News tip.

Animal welfare specialist Temple Grandin will speak June 5

ISU's Bioethics Program is sponsoring two lectures by renowned animal scientist and animal welfare advocate Temple Grandin on Monday, June 5. Both are free and open to the public.

News release.

Iowa State car races to top-10 and best-ever finish

Iowa State's Formula SAE Team raced to a seventh-place finish at the Society of Automotive Engineers' annual competition in Michigan.

News release.

Tartakov to Hall of Fame

Professor emeritus Carlie Tartakov will be inducted into the Iowa African American Hall of Fame.

Register article.

News tip: ISU experts can comment on June 6 gubernatorial primary

ISU offers several experts who can provide expertise on the key issues of both the primary, and November general election.

News release.

Online ride share program helps people get home more safely

Students or staff who want a ride, or have a space in their vehicle they'd be willing to share, can connect on the recently unveiled Rideshare Board online.

News release.

SETA Offers User-Friendly "Paper of the Week"

SETA now makes data as easy to find -- and read -- as the click of a mouse through its "Iowa Research Paper of the Week."

News release.

12 Academic All-Staters headed to Iowa State

Twelve of The Des Moines Register's Academic All-Staters are coming to Iowa State. "For the last eight years, more Academic All-State students have decided to attend Iowa State than any other university in the nation. That speaks to the quality of our academic programs," says Tom Becker, associate director for freshman recruitment in ISU's Office of Admissions. "These students are among the best and brightest in the state of Iowa, and they were heavily recruited by universities throughout the United States. They have taken a close look at the quality of faculty, the staff, and the support network here at Iowa State and understand that we can help them reach their dreams, goals and aspirations." Now in its 21st year, the Academic All-State Team is sponsored by The Des Moines Register in cooperation with eight statewide education organizations. High school principals nominate students, and judges consider high school transcripts, ACT or SAT scores, school and community activities, and an essay. From the nominees, judges select the top 50 students in the state -- 10 from each of five Iowa regions. Ten of those 50 students are selected as members of the Register's Academic All-State team.

Worker installs banner on light pole

Banners honor alumni

Banners carrying the names of 8 alumni who earned ISU's highest alumni honor (Distinguished Achievement Award) during the past two years went up on campus recently. The banners line the walk way between Parks Library and Alumni Hall.

2006 awards | 2005 awards.

In the news

Alumna makes Kenya history

Kenya Times

ISU alumna Olive Mugenda became the first woman vice chancellor in Kenya history recently when she took the reins at Kenyatta University. On hand for her inauguration was Tahira Hira, her major professor and assistant to the president at ISU.

News article.


Hall of Famers

The Letterwinners Club will induct 10.

News release.

Track academic honors

Cyclones put 20 on track and field academic all-Big 12 team.

News release.

Record sales

ISU sets record for season football sales.

News release.