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Meningitis case reported at Iowa State

An Iowa State student has been hospitalized with bacterial meningitis and is currently in stable condition. A preventive antibiotic, Ciprofloxacin, has been given to those who've had close contact with the student,

News release.

New wind tunnel starts blowing

Research in Iowa State's new wind tunnel could lead to improvements in a corn plant's ability to stand up to high winds, buildings that are safer in high winds and semi trucks that handle better in a crosswind.

News release.

Commencement May 6-7

A variety of commencement activities are planned at Iowa State May 6-7. An estimated 3,223 students will receive degrees from Iowa State at the conclusion of spring semester.

See article.

Researchers seek women for energy study

ISU scientists are recruiting females for a study to examine how lean body mass contributes to energy expenditure in women who are of normal weight and overweight.

News release.

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.

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.

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.

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.

1913 vet clinic

Vet Med is 125

Iowa State's College of Veterinary Medicine, the nation's first public veterinary college, is 125 years old.

See historic college photos.

In the news

Not so funny

Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel

Are kids picking up the bad habits they see on TV sitcoms and cartoons? Doug Gentile, assistant professor of psychology at Iowa State, comments.

See article.

Popability

USA Today

Retired ISU agronomist and popcorn expert Ken Ziegler says the outer layer of the popcorn kernel (the pericarp) is the key to good popping.

See article.

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 MyPyramid.gov 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.

Athletics

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.