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ISU student appointed to regents board

Gov. Chet Culver has appointed Iowa State student Greta Johnson to the State Board of Regents. Johnson is a junior, majoring in political science. She has served as a page in the Iowa Legislature and an intern in the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at ISU.

News release.

Political author Jonah Goldberg to speak Oct. 16

Jonah Goldberg, one of the most prominent young, conservative commentators in the nation, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16 in the Memorial Union Sun Room. His lecture, "Liberal Fascism," is free and open to the public. Goldberg is a contributing editor to the National Review, founding editor of National Review Online, and a weekly syndicated columnist for The Los Angeles Times.

News release.

ISU grad and Bank of Hawaii CEO Allan Landon to give Stafford Lecture Oct. 17

1970 ISU College of Business graduate Allan Landon, who is now chairman and chief executive officer of Bank of Hawaii, is the fall 2008 speaker for the Robert Stafford Lecture Series on Banking in ISU's College of Business. Landon will discuss several banking topics -- including the current financial crisis facing the industry -- during his 11 a.m. talk on Friday, Oct. 17, in the Gerdin Business Building's Stark Lecture Hall.

News release.

Iowa State University professor seeks sensible, thoughtful policy on biofuels

ISU University Professor Richard Cruse has joined 22 other scientists and researchers from around the country to ask for a new biofuels policy direction.

News release.

ISU's 21st Century Entrepreneurial Business Strategies Conference postponed

The 21st Century Entrepreneurial Business Strategies Conference -- hosted by ISU's College of Business and scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 9. -- has been postponed. Organizers are planning to reschedule it during the Spring 2009 semester.

News release.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Building to be dedicated

Iowa State University's College of Engineering will hold a dedication ceremony for the new Electrical and Computer Engineering Building: Phase I on October 2 at 5:30 p.m. near the building's west entrance. The first of two phases of construction, the newly completed $16.5 million facility provides 23,000 square feet of state-of-the-art classrooms, research and teaching laboratories.

News release.

Reiman Gardens to close during remaining ISU home football Saturdays

Due to heavy traffic and limited parking availability, Reiman Gardens will be closed during the remaining ISU home football games.

News release.

Greenlee School grad student says bumper stickers still make mark in current campaign

An Iowa State University graduate student in the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, Patti Brown has spent more than a year researching the trends of political bumper stickers and their marketing effectiveness. And she's found they're still relevant to the current presidential campaign.

News release.

Engineering dean search is under way

Labh Hira, dean of ISU's College of Business, will lead a 20-member committee in the search for the next dean of ISU's College of Engineering.

News release.

Acclaimed environmental sculptor Patrick Dougherty to speak Oct. 8

Internationally known environmental sculptor Patrick Dougherty will speak at Iowa State Wednesday, Oct. 8, as part of the College of Design's 30th anniversary celebration. "Building Sculpture on Location: A Melding of Design and Community," will be at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Great Hall. The talk is free and open to the public. Dougherty will be in Ames working with volunteers at Ada Hayden Park to create an organic, free-standing sculpture inspired by the local environment.

News release.

Jacobson makes $5 million gift to athletics

The Iowa State University Athletics Department announced Thursday that it has received a $5 million gift from Richard O. "Dick" Jacobson, a long-time and generous ISU supporter and Des Moines area businessman. Jacobson's gift, the largest ever made to the Iowa State Athletics Department, will help finance renovations to Jack Trice Stadium pending approval from the Board of Regents, State of Iowa.

News release.

Iowa State finance professors try to make sense of current economic crisis

Three Iowa State finance professors -- Rick Carter, Burt Porter and Roger Stover -- try and make sense of the country's widening economic crisis.

News release.

Report finds fewer Iowa schools meet federal goals; ISU faculty offer ways to do better

Two ISU education faculty members respond to a report released by the Iowa Department of Education last week showing fewer schools across the state met goals for student progress in reading and math than they did the previous year. David Whaley and Scott McLeod offer some ideas on how schools might do better in educating students.

News release.

President Geoffroy congratulates Gloria Betcher

President Geoffroy congratulates Gloria Betcher

Geoffroy outlines goals

Filling key leadership positions and clearing the $700 million mark in the university's capital campaign and energy-saving initiative Live Green! are among president Gregory Geoffroy's goals for the Iowa State community this year. Geoffroy outlined his objectives during the university convocation and awards ceremony Sept. 22.

Convocation text and video.


Alumni, working on the wild side

Alumni who work at top zoos and aquariums are featured in the latest edition of the ISU alumni magazine.

VISIONS magazine.


Vote for Cy

Vote for Cy in the Capital One National mascot of the Year competition.

Vote for Cy

In the news

At home women hold the power

USA Today

Making decisions equally is the "socially desired response" forcouples today, but it's not necessarily the reality, says Megan Murphy,director of the marriage and family therapy program at Iowa State University-Ames and co-author of a study of 72 couples that also found women in charge at home.

See story.