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Annette Hacker, manager, (515) 294-3720

Office: (515) 294-4777


Broadcast companies create apprentice programs

Three Des Moines broadcast companies -- KCCI-TV 8, WHO-TV 13 and Mediacom -- will create paid internships and scholarships for students in ISU's Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication.

News release.

Conference on tailoring plants for energy, products

The Midwest could someday replace the Mideast as the center of energy production if researchers can develop plants that more readily convert their leaves, stalks and other fibers into energy and biobased products. At a May 16 conference, experts will explore this challenge.

News release.

Douglas freestyle coach of year

Wrestling coach Bobby Douglas has been named 2004 Freestyle Coach of the Year by USA Wrestling.

News story.

Gymnastics coaches of the year

Gymnastics coach K.J. Kindler is coach of the year; assistant Lou Ball took top honors, too.

News story.

Design students to present Campustown ideas

Students from Iowa State's College of Design will present their Campustown area urban design proposal for public discussion.

News release.

Human Sciences dean finalists to visit ISU

The first two of four candidates for dean of the new College of Human Sciences will visit the Iowa State campus next week.

News release.

Students awarded Pappajohn Scholarships

Ten ISU students enrolled in entrepreneurial programs have received $1,000 scholarships from the John and Mary Pappajohn Scholarship Fund.

News release.

Open forums set for residence director candidates

Four finalists have been named in the search for a new department of residence director.

News release.

Bobcat with collar

Researchers follow bobcats

Researchers from Iowa State and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources are monitoring the comings and goings of eight bobcat mothers in south central Iowa. The bobcats have been fitted with radio collars.

News release.

Distinguished, University professors named

Six faculty members have been awarded the titles of Distinguished Professor or University Professor at Iowa State.

News release.

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.

Excerpts from VISIONS.

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.

Pet care seminar April 26

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

News release.

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Ode to teen geekdom

Aaron Ruell and Efren Ramirez, better known as "Kip" and "Pedro" from the movie Napoleon Dynamite, will appear at Stephens Auditorium on Wednesday, April 27 at 8 p.m. Admission is free. The comedy film's debut earned a standing ovation at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival and may be the next cult classic.

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In the news

Users swamp food pyramid Web site

The Des Moines Register

Eric Hentges, director of the USDA's Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, came to Iowa State to talk about the newly designed food pyramid. The government's new site received 48 million hits in its first 24 hours. Hentges, an ISU alumnus, was instrumental in developing the new pyramid, which is designed to help improve consumer nutrition.

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.


Softball upset

Cyclones upset No. 4 Texas in Austin.

News story.

Gymnasts in top 10

Gymnasts Janet Anson, Laura-Kay Powell finish in top 10.

News story.

Jumper in top 10

Long jumper Oliver Koenig lands in top 10.

News story.