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Annette Hacker, manager, (515) 294-3720

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Pappajohn Center to hold April 15 Entrepreneur Forum

Jamie Myers, vice president of Regency Homes, West Des Moines, will speak on entrepreneurship, innovation and customer satisfaction at noon, Friday, April 15, in the Gallery Room, Memorial Union. The event is free and open to the public. Participants may bring a lunch.

News release.

4-H center offers free summer camp to military kids

The Iowa 4-H Center will host one of 22 Operation Purple Camps offered in 18 states to serve children whose parents are deployed with the U.S. Armed Forces. The camps provide children with fun and opportunities to learn new skills for coping with deployment-related stress ("purple" is a military term representing inclusion of all branches).

News release.

ISU students to showcase technology and creativity

Iowa State graduate students will demonstrate cutting-edge technology and creativity during a Human Computer Interaction forum on Friday.

News release.

Cherry pies

Community activities, cherry pies abound in April

ISU students will sell 9,000 cherry pies, build three playgrounds in Ames and hold a kids' carnival before the spring football game. It's all part of a busy April, packed with numerous events planned by and for students.

News release.

Iowa State students float on concrete

Iowa State University students will race their concrete canoe in a regional competition later this month. And it really floats.

News release.

Solar car unveiling April 16

Iowa State University students are working long hours to get their latest solar car ready for July's race from Texas to Canada. They've named their car Fusion and will unveil it April 16.

News release.

First Amendment celebration April 10-16

A slate of public events are part of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication's celebration of the First Amendment April 10-16.

News release.

Veterinary Medicine college celebrates 125th

This year marks the 125th anniversary of the College of Veterinary Medicine, the nation's oldest public veterinary college and the first veterinary college west of the Mississippi.

News release.

Plan for pets when planning vacation

Taking FiFi and Fluffy on vacation is easier than it used to be, but still requires plenty of advance work, says ISU veterinarian Kim Langholz. She offers tips for including pets in your vacation.

News release.

Time to rethink handling of garbage

Re-think how society deals with waste, says Mira Engler, ISU landscape architect and author of the book, "Designing America's Waste Landscapes." Engler recommends creative responses to the growing environmental problem of waste disposal. She challenges designers to design waste landscapes as integral, essential parts of life.

News release.

Pet care seminar April 26

ISU community practice veterinarians will offer a basic pet care seminar for pet owners April 26.

News release.

Student groups named national chapter of the year

ISU's Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences student group was named national Chapter of the Year at MANRRS' recent conference in Pittsburgh.

Iowa State alumnus Ted Kooser wins Pulitzer

Ted Kooser, ISU alumnus and U.S. poet laureate, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry on April 4 for his latest collection of poems, "Delights and Shadows."

News release.

Name change coming for chemical engineering department

The department of chemical engineering will become the department of chemical and biological engineering on July 1.

News release.

Biosafety symposium April 19

Issues surrounding the safe production of genetically modified foods will be discussed by leading experts at a symposium April 19.

News release.

Student fashion show is April 16

Textiles and clothing students will show their creations at their annual fashion show April 16.

News release.

Assist for motorist

To the rescue

The ISU HelpVan offers free assistance to motorists on campus.

See article.

In the news

Americans & GM foods

Associated Press

Lisa Lorenzen, biotech industry liaison at Iowa State, says most Americans haven't worried about GM foods because they trust the regulatory system. Lorezen and Patrick Schnable, director of ISU's Center for Plant Genomics are part of a story on GM foods on grocery shelves.

See article.

Building a better lineup

TIME magazine

ISU psychology professor Gary Wells, who has been advocating sequential police lineups for almost 30 years, says that method will become dominant in the next few years. Viewing suspect photos one at a time, rather than side by side, can significantly minimize the chance of mistakes and misidentification, Wells' research shows.

See article.


Gymnasts to nationals

Cyclone gymnasts qualify for the NCAA national competition.

News story.

Sanderson to appear on ESPN show

Assistant wrestling coach and Olympic champion Cael Sanderson will appear on ESPN's "I'd Do Anything" scheduled to air May 23.

News story.