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Ground breaking for new community center
ISU's Schilletter and University Village (SUV) apartments will soon have a new community center for student residents and their families to enjoy. Students and officials will participate in a groundbreaking for the new center on Thursday, Aug. 25, at 4 p.m.
Catt Center celebrates voting
The Catt Center will celebrate voting Friay, Aug. 26, with displays and a complimentary buffet lunch and one-woman play.
Folklorist seeks "taste of place" recipes
An Iowa folklorist is gathering recipes for Iowa foods that evoke a "taste of place."
$10 million to ISU-based concrete center
A $10 million federal appropriation to an Iowa State University-based concrete technology center will help engineers from coast to coast develop pavements that last longer and need less maintenance.
Play equipment innovators honored
Steven and Barbara King, who turned the concept of continuous play into a successful children's play equipment company, are the recipients of the 2005 Christian Petersen Design Award from the College of Design.
Engineering College names diversity director
The College of Engineering has named Nancy Knight its first director of diversity and graduate student affairs.
New analytical tool helps detect cancer
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have developed a tool that can identify the smallest traces of substances, including the biomarkers that could indicate breast and prostate cancers. The discovery and related research could lead to earlier detection of cancer.
Students invited to disaster relief training
New Iowa State students can take part in disaster relief training with the city's Red Cross this weekend.
AD search begins
The committee appointed recently to conduct a nationwide search for a new Iowa State University athletics director began its work on Aug. 16.
Alumnus killed in Iraq
ISU alumnus David L. Giaimo, 23, was killed recently while serving in the Army in Iraq. He graduated from Iowa State in 2003, with a degree in finance.
National honors for women's basketball
The Cyclone women's basketball team ranked fifth nationally among Division I schools with a 3.461 team grade-point average in 2004-05.
Browne appointed public radio director
Cindy Browne, a Minnesota-based public broadcasting consultant and former executive vice president for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, has been appointed executive director of Iowa Public Radio, effective Sept. 1.
Charges to go
Iowa State researchers are hoping to make Iowa-made solar technology wearable. The result would be a convenient way to charge your electronic devices.
Colletti named to interim Ag post
Joe Colletti, professor and interim chair of the department of natural resource ecology and management, has been named interim senior associate dean of the College of Agriculture.
President Gregory Geoffroy and Kathy Geoffroy popped in on students in residence halls recently to welcome them back to campus and offer candy.
In the news
High service ranking for Iowa State
Iowa State ranks 34th nationally in The Washington Monthly's community and national service-based ratings of colleges and universities.
Mack fights back
Des Moines Register
Fun-loving, feisty associate professor Barbara Mack is an institution at Iowa State. Just ask the thousands of journalism students she's taught since 1986. Now, after recovering from brain surgery, Mack is back where she belongs.
Building a better pig
"They lost the taste, they lost the juiciness, they lost the moisture content," says ISU animal scientist Maynard Hogberg, referring to years of breeding leaner, more muscular hogs. ISU meat scientist Steven Lonergan is working on a process to make lean pork meltingly tender.
Poll says Iowans like Rice in '08
Condoleezza Rice could be a presidential contender in 2008, a poll of Iowa Republicans indicates. Dianne Bystrom, director of ISU's Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics, says Rice is a "new and different face" and overall, there's increasing acceptance for women candidates.
Gallick garners gold
Iowa State's Nate Gallick wins World University Games gold.