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Student killed in apparent hit-and-run
ISU student Kelly Jean Laughery, 20, died early Dec. 3 of injuries sustained when she was struck in an apparent hit-and-run accident on Mortensen Road. Police believe the vehicle involved was significantly damaged, especially along the front and right front passenger side. Persons with information related to the investigation are asked to contact ISU Police at (515) 294-4428.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mock Trial Teams place in competition
ISU's Mock Trial Teams placed third and fifth in Creighton University's Blue Jay Open
Agriculture dean finalists named
Five finalists have been named in the search for the next dean of the College of Agriculture at Iowa State.
Reiman Gardens to host holiday celebrations
Reiman Gardens' annual Blossoms of Light festival is Dec. 2, 3, 9 and 10.
ISU Theatre's 'A Christmas Carol'
ISU Theatre will perform 'A Christmas Carol,' Dec. 1-4 and 9-10
Guide to campus shopping
Cyclone-opoly, iPods, exotic bubble blowers are among gift ideas on the campus shopping guide.
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.
In the news
Gift cards: Are they good for the kids?
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.
The Cyclones (7-4) will play in the 2005 EV1.net Houston Bowl vs. Texas Christian Dec. 31.
Women's BB win
The Cyclone women top Drake, 69-57.