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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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Douglas freestyle coach of year
Wrestling coach Bobby Douglas has been named 2004 Freestyle Coach of the Year by USA Wrestling.
Gymnastics coaches of the year
Gymnastics coach K.J. Kindler is coach of the year; assistant Lou Ball took top honors, too.
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.
Open forums set for residence director candidates
Four finalists have been named in the search for a new department of residence director.
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.
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.
Vet Med is 125
Iowa State's College of Veterinary Medicine, the nation's first public veterinary college, is 125 years old.
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.
Retired ISU agronomist and popcorn expert Ken Ziegler says the outer layer of the popcorn kernel (the pericarp) is the key to good popping.
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.
Cyclones upset No. 4 Texas in Austin.
Gymnasts in top 10
Gymnasts Janet Anson, Laura-Kay Powell finish in top 10.