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Tulip time at Reiman Gardens
Nearly 20,000 tulips are in bloom in the outdoor beds at Reiman Gardens. Daily hours at the gardens are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visitors 17 years old and younger are admitted free during April.
A long look at Iowa
The spring issue of VISIONS magazine, now available online, looks at the critical role Iowa State plays in the economy and quality of life in the state, at the future of Iowa agriculture and industry, and at some of ISU's brightest young alumni.
Pulitzer Prize winner will read on campus
Ted Kooser, ISU alumnus, U.S. poet laureate and recent Pulitzer Prize winner, will give a reading at Iowa State April 21.
Students defend their computer networks
Teams of Iowa State students will work overtime during Iowa State's first Cyber Defense Competition. Students will keep a network running, fend off hacker attacks and try to impress judges during the 27-hour competition.
Public will decide if mural will be installed
The College of Design seeks community feedback on the winning entry in phase one of its "Unity Mural" competition.
Getting students excited about transportation
High school students will drive a semi, maneuver a mini excavator and use global positioning technology to complete a scavenger hunt. It's all part of the second annual Transportation Career Fair.
Physicist on 'History of the Universe'
E.N. Economou, professor of physics at the University of Crete in Greece, will talk about "The History of the Universe" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in Memorial Union Great Hall.
Art, engineering unite in interactive dance
Iowa State's Virtual Reality Applications Center and an Ames dance company will create a unique dance performance.
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).
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.
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.
Pet care seminar April 26
ISU community practice veterinarians will offer a basic pet care seminar for pet owners April 26.
Biosafety symposium April 19
Issues surrounding the safe production of genetically modified foods will be discussed by leading experts at a symposium April 19.
Hundreds of ISU students joined community members to build three playgrounds in Ames April 16. The project was organized by the student group that would have planned the spring Veishea celebration, which was suspended this year.
In the news
Americans & GM foods
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.
Building a better lineup
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.
Anne O'Neil is drafted by WNBA's Sacramento Monarchs.
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.