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Cyclones lose close bowl contest

Iowa State's rally fell three points short to No. 14 TCU in the Houston Bowl Dec. 31. TCU edged past the Cyclones, 27-24.

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100 years of materials science at Iowa State

Iowa State University's Department of Materials Science and Engineering is celebrating 100 years of teaching and innovation.

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University offices closed Monday

University offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 2. Classes are in recess and will resume Monday, Jan. 9.

Jack Payne

Payne

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.

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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.

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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.

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Mock Trial Teams place in competition

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

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Agriculture dean finalists named

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

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Alloy could boost jet fighters

The next generation of jet fighter aircraft could fly farther and faster thanks to a new high-strength aluminum alloy prepared at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory.

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Bowl ticket sales

The ISU ticket office has sold more than 8,000 tickets for the Dec. 31 EV1.net Houston Bowl game. That number includes 1,000 student ticket purchases.

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University veterinarian named

Postville dairy veterinarian Dr. Bruce Leuschen will join Iowa State as university veterinarian March 1. He will service ISU's livestock farms, help teach courses, and coordinate the food animal internship and preceptorship programs.

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Four bidders compete for dining services contract

Iowa State's Purchasing Department has received bids from four food service management organizations in response to a request for proposals to operate the university's food service program.

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University veterinarian named

Postville dairy veterinarian Dr. Bruce Leuschen will join Iowa State as university veterinarian March 1. He will service ISU's livestock farms, help teach courses, and coordinate the food animal internship and preceptorship programs.

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Four bidders compete for dining services contract

Iowa State's Purchasing Department has received bids from four food service management organizations in response to a request for proposals to operate the university's food service program.

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Bowl ticket sales

The ISU ticket office has sold more than 8,000 tickets for the Dec. 31 EV1.net Houston Bowl game. That number includes 1,000 student ticket purchases.

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Wendy Wintersteen

Iowa State selects new College of Agriculture dean

Wendy Wintersteen, interim dean of Iowa State's College of Agriculture and interim director of the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station since August 2005, will permanently serve in these positions effective Jan. 1, 2006.

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Reiman Gardens to host holiday celebrations

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

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Cratchit and Tiny Tim

ISU Theatre's 'A Christmas Carol'

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

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Wrestler at Iowa State chosen to perform overseas

An ISU graduate student in civil engineering has accepted an invitation to train and wrestle in Japan. His kind of wrestling is the drop-kicking, body-slamming, jumping-off-the-top-rope style you see on television.

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Wrestler at Iowa State chosen to perform overseas

An ISU graduate student in civil engineering has accepted an invitation to train and wrestle in Japan. His kind of wrestling is the drop-kicking, body-slamming, jumping-off-the-top-rope style you see on television.

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DMACC, Iowa State, Simpson College share national education award

The George Washington Carver Teacher Education program has been awarded a national education honor.

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ISU police identify driver

ISU Police have identified the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed ISU student Kelly Laughery on Dec. 3.

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Practitioners rank interior design and architecture programs high

Iowa State's undergraduate programs in interior design and architecture are among the nation's best, according to a survey of practitioners by the monthly publication, DesignIntelligence.

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Iowa State students defend their cyber defense title

A team of Iowa State University students recently won the second Cyber Defense Competition at Iowa State by foiling every attack from a group of computer professionals.

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Dean of students candidates announced

Six finalists have been named in the search for a new dean of students at Iowa State.

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National honor to grad student

The National Council of Commercial Plant Breeders presented its 2005 Graduate Student Award to ISU graduate student Brandon Wardyn, Farwell, Neb.

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Kate Schwennsen

Schwennsen

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.

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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.

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Fashion with function

USA Today

Iowa State researchers are developing technology that will allow a purse to charge your electronic devices.

See story.

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.

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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.

Ag and veterinary medicine tips.

IT staff report computer intrusions

An intruder recently breached the security of two Iowa State University computers containing sensitive information.

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Full-time farmer perseveres to master's degree

After nearly two decades, full-time farmer will complete his master's degree from Iowa state.

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Graduation events Dec. 16-17

Iowa State will award an estimated 1,755 degrees during winter commencement events Dec. 16-17.

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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.

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Farmland values will be announced Dec. 13

Results of ISU Extension's annual survey on farmland values will be released at a 10 a.m. news conference Tuesday, Dec. 13. Watch a live stream of the news conference at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/ Or read data from all 99 counties (after 10 a.m.) at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/.

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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.

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Stay healthy over holidays

ISU physician Marc Shulman offers some health tips for students and travelers.

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Vehicle involved in hit-and-run found

ISU Police have located the vehicle involved in an apparent hit-and-run accident that occurred on the morning of Dec. 3. That accident resulted in the death of Kelly Jean Laughery, who had been walking along Mortensen Road at the time she was struck.

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Better driving through the snow and rain

A new Iowa State University research center will bring together scientists and engineers to study how weather impacts transportation systems. That could lead to better and safer ways to travel when weather is a problem.

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President, Dean on 'Talk'

President Gregory Geoffroy and College of Human Sciences dean Cheryl Achterberg will be guests on WOI Radio's one-hour, call-in show, "Talk of Iowa," at 9 a.m. Dec. 8. Questions can be submitted in advance to talk@iastate.edu.

Service for Kelly Laughery Dec. 7

The funeral service for an ISU student killed in an apparent hit-and-run accident last Saturday will be held in Fontanelle on Wednesday, Dec. 7. The service for Kelly Jean Laughery, 20, will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 424 Scott St. Visitation will be held at the church from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, and earlier that day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Steen Funeral Home, 525 Maple.

Service for Laurie Bratten Dec. 6

Laurie Anne Bratten, 24, died from injuries sustained in an auto accident Dec. 2 on Interstate 80 in eastern Iowa. She was a senior majoring in elementary education. The service for Bratten will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the Willard Street United Methodist Church, 175 N. Willard St., Ottumwa.

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.

News release.

ISU student killed in apparent hit-and-run accident

A 20-year-old Iowa State student is dead this morning (Dec. 3) after being struck by a vehicle on Mortensen Road, near the Towers residence hall complex. The woman's name is being withheld pending notification of family. Anyone who has information that could help identify the vehicle or driver in the accident is asked to call ISU Police at (515) 294-4428.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

News release.

Student walks across campus.

A student crosses snowy campus.

Student in the campanile arch.

A student adds a festive look to the campanile arch on central campus.

ISU Week banner

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.

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Cy figurine

Guide to campus shopping

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

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In the news

Fashion with function

USA Today

Iowa State researchers are developing technology that will allow a purse to charge your electronic devices.

See story.

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.

EV1.net Houston Bowl

Houston Bowl

The Cyclones (7-4) will play in the 2005 EV1.net Houston Bowl vs. Texas Christian Dec. 31.

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Athletics

Rainbow Classic title

Cyclone men's basketball capture the Rainbow Classic title in Honolulu.

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Cyclones over Panthers

Cyclone women's basketball squad sweeps state rivals with 61-54 win over UNI.

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Cyclone men fall

Cyclone men's basketball teams loses close one to Ohio State.

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Cyclones over Hawks

Cyclone men's basketball takes down Hawkeyes, 72-60.

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Cyclone women roll

Cyclone women's basketball posts a 77-61 win over Iowa.

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Houston Bowl, Cyclone merchandise

Houston Bowl and ISU merchandise will be on sale in the atrium of the Jacobson Athletic Building this Dec. 8-9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Women's BB win

The Cyclone women top Drake, 69-57.

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