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ISU-Iowa matchup will be televised

Wednesday's Iowa State-Iowa women's basketball game will be televised live on Mediacom Connections Channel 22 in the Ames/Des Moines area as well as KCRG in Cedar Rapids. The game tips off at 7 p.m. at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City.

Veishea committees submit final recommendations

Two groups studying Iowa State University's annual Veishea celebration and the relationship among ISU students, the university and the community today submitted their final reports, culminating six months of study and public meetings.

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ISU's meat science program is top choice

Iowa State University's meat science program ranks first in the nation, according to Meat & Poultry magazine. ISU was recognized for the quality of its continuing education programs for industry.

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ISU education professor examines Ohio school district to trace education disparities between black and white schools

An Iowa State University education professor has written a book revealing how segregated and substandard schools emerged for a generation of black children in Ohio. Patricia Randolph Leigh, associate professor of curriculum and instruction, said "Fly in the Ointment" portrays a microcosm of the educational system in 1950s America. She details the political, racial and monetary issues that resulted in separate schools for black students in the upper valley of Cincinnati.

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Portraits of Mexican women on display at College of Design, Nov. 29-Dec. 3

While teaching and conducting research in Merida, Yucatan, Jann Freed recorded the faces and stories of women working to make a positive difference in the lives of others. The Central College professor's photographs are on display in Gallery 181, College of Design, through Friday. Freed will present a lecture, "Daring to Be: Portraits of Mexican Women Leaders," at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 2, in Gallery 181.

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One case of whooping cough confirmed at ISU

The Iowa Department of Public Health has confirmed that an Iowa State University student has pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough. The student lives off campus and is receiving antibiotic therapy.

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ISU's Food Safety Answers program offers holiday food-safety tips

With the holiday season approaching, Iowa State University Extension offers tips and online resources for safely handling
food at the "Ask a Food Safety Expert" ( The site contains more than 600 frequently asked food safety questions that cover purchasing, leftovers and everything in between. ISU Extension and Iowa State's College of Family and Consumer Sciences sponsor the site.

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Strategic plan in final stages of review

Iowa State's proposed Strategic Plan for 2005-2010 is in the final stages of review. The plan will be reviewed by the Faculty Senate in December and will go to the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, in mid-January for action at the February meeting.

Rural small business conference Dec. 4 at ISU

A one-day, statewide conference for rural businesses, "Solutions for Managing Business Risk," will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, in the Richard and Joan Stark Lecture Hall (room 1148), Gerdin Business Building, Iowa State University. Registration for the conference is $50 and includes lunch. Registration must be paid in advance. The conference is part of the Grow Your Small Market Farm Business Network, an Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) program based in Des Moines. The SBDC is the outreach unit of Iowa State's College of Business.

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ISU in the news

Soybean disease finally hits


Asian soybean rust may be the biggest challenge to U.S. soybean producers in a decade. The disease doesn't make soybeans dangerous for human or animal consumption, but a USDA study says the cost to American farmers could be $1 billion in its first year.

Greg Tylka, professor of plant pathology at ISU, says, "We certainly don't want apathy, but we don't want panic, either. We're trying to get as much science-based information to the growers and to the people who work with growers, so they don't overreact."

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Tests show no mad cow disease

Arkansas Democrat Gazette

Unlike last year, beef markets were calmer during the latest suspected case of mad cow disease, says Iowa State livestock economist John Lawrence. The USDA conducted two lab tests on the cow tissue and announced Nov. 23 that both were negative.

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Reinventing the soybean

The Des Moines Register

Trans fat-free soybean varieties developed at Iowa State have come just in time for food manufacturers, who face new nutrition labeling requirements in 2006. The soybeans are being grown, refined and packaged in Iowa to create a new low-linolenic oil, marketed under the Asoyia brand to food service customers. A group of southeastern Iowa farmers hopes to raise 55,000 acres of the soybeans next year and needs more farmers to raise the crop.

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