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Service for Robert Stupka Dec. 3

The funeral service for an ISU student killed in a pedestrian accident earlier this week will be held in St. Paul, Minn., Saturday, Dec. 3. The service for Robert John Stupka, 21, will begin at 10 a.m. at the Nativity of Our Lord Church, 1900 Stanford Ave. The family has suggested that donations go to Nativity of Our Lord Church, St. Paul, or to the Iowa State biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology department. Stupka died from injuries sustained when he was struck by a vehicle on campus Nov. 29.

Accident information.

New risk assessment course among the first

Iowa State is among the first in the nation to offer a course in risk assessment for the biological sciences. The course teaches students how to interpret the risk of adverse incidents in such situations as transgenic contamination, the occurrence of salmonella in food and other agricultural or biological situations.

News release.

2006 Veishea theme is 'Celebrate Iowa State'

Students leading Veishea 2006 plans have announced that "Celebrate Iowa State" is the theme for next year's event, set for April 21-23. "Our goal is to include everyone across Iowa in the celebration, and get them excited about what Iowa State has to offer," said Veishea General Co-Chair Jessica Lecy.

News release.

ISU Greek community welcomes local residents for holiday walk

Fraternity and sorority houses on Iowa State University's campus are opening their doors to the public for the first Greek Holiday Walk Sunday, Dec. 4, from noon to 2 p.m.

News release.

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Payne is new Extension leader

Jack M. Payne, vice president for University Extension at Utah State University, Logan, has been named vice provost for Extension and outreach at Iowa State. He will begin his duties Jan. 15.

News release.

Geoffroy announces Veishea '06 alcohol policy

President Gregory Geoffroy has announced that next year's Veishea celebration will follow the university's standard alcohol policy. That policy permits alcohol on campus, including residence hall rooms, for students who are of legal drinking age.

News release.

Mock Trial Teams place in competition

ISU's Mock Trial Teams placed third and fifth in Creighton University's Blue Jay Open

News release.

Agriculture dean finalists named

Five finalists have been named in the search for the next dean of the College of Agriculture at Iowa State.

News release.

Reiman Gardens to host holiday celebrations

Reiman Gardens' annual Blossoms of Light festival is Dec. 2, 3, 9 and 10.

News release.

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ISU Theatre's 'A Christmas Carol'

ISU Theatre will perform 'A Christmas Carol,' Dec. 1-4 and 9-10

News release.

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Guide to campus shopping

Cyclone-opoly, iPods, exotic bubble blowers are among gift ideas on the campus shopping guide.

News release.

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ISU Week in Des Moines

A week of Iowa State festivities in Des Moines culminates Dec. 17 with the Mediacom Cyclone Capital Classic, a men's and women's basketball doubleheader in Wells Fargo Arena.

More information.

In the news

Gift cards: Are they good for the kids?

Sacramento Bee

Gift cards are expected to be the top gift purchase for the second holiday season in a row. But ISU's Kay Palan, associate professor of marketing, worries that parents who give their children gift cards at a young age may be encouraging materialism.

See story.

Athletics

Cyclones top Panthers

Strong defense gives Cyclone men 68-61 win over UNI

News release.