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Schwennsen is new AIA president
Kate Schwennsen, associate dean of the College of Design, was inaugurated as the 82nd president of the American Institute of Architects during recent ceremonies in Washington, D.C. She is the second woman and the second Iowan to lead the 149 year-old national professional organization.
Iowa farmland reaches new peak
The average value of an acre of farmland in Iowa increased $285 to an all-time high of $2,914 in 2005, according to an annual survey conducted by Iowa State University.
Graduation events Dec. 16-17
Iowa State will award an estimated 1,755 degrees during winter commencement events Dec. 16-17.
Full-time farmer perseveres to master's degree
After nearly two decades, full-time farmer will complete his master's degree from Iowa state.
Local foods, grain damage sensors and safeguarding livestock
Locally grown foods could find an outlet in Iowa's convenience stores. Read about that and much more in this month's news from agriculture and veterinary medicine.
IT staff report computer intrusions
An intruder recently breached the security of two Iowa State University computers containing sensitive information.
Animals make great companions, not great gifts
A family should consider all the responsibilities of caring for a companion animal before bringing one into the household. Iowa State University's Dr. Kim Langholz recommends several questions to ask beforehand.
ISU announces new 'Return to Iowa' scholarship program
Prospective Iowa State freshmen and transfer students who live out of state may qualify for a new, $1,500 renewable scholarship if they have family ties to ISU.
The science of moving dirt
Iowa State University's new Geotechnical Mobile Lab is a $350,000, one-of-a-kind laboratory-on-wheels. It will allow engineers to study construction sites right next to the heavy equipment doing all the dirty work. And it could help build better roads and reduce construction costs.
Stay healthy over holidays
ISU physician Marc Shulman offers some health tips for students and travelers.
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.
Cyclones over Hawks
Cyclone men's basketball takes down Hawkeyes, 72-60.
Cyclone women roll
Cyclone women's basketball posts a 77-61 win over Iowa.