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Grassley to speak Sunday

U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley will discuss trade and economic issues in a talk on campus Sunday (3 p.m., Memorial Union Sun Room).

News release.

WOI Radio to go live with new southern Iowa station

FM 97.9 on Graceland University campus in Lamoni will go live at 5:29 p.m., Feb. 18. The station is the fifth in the WOI Radio Group, a consortium of Iowa public radio stations licensed to Iowa State. Kevin Klose, National Public Radio president, will be in Lamoni to bring the station on air.

News release.

'Breaking Down the Barriers' improves outreach to community

An Ames/Iowa State University committee that works to improve multiculturalism and diversity in the community has new information to assist anyone involved in a bias incident.

News release.

Promotions, new staff in Student Affairs Division

Vice President for Student Affairs Tom Hill has announced promotions and new staff in administration, enrollment services, financial aid, the Department of Residence and the Memorial Union.

News release.

Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Conference Feb. 25

Students may attend the fourth annual Collegiate Entrepreneurs Iowa Conference at North Iowa Area Community College, Mason City, for free. The conference is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25.

News release.

Scholarships for entrepreneurs

ISU students interested in entrepreneurship programs may apply for $1,000 Pappajohn Scholarship awards.

News release.

Court: ISU Foundation subject to open records laws

The Iowa Supreme Court recently held that the Iowa State University Foundation's fund-raising function for Iowa State is subject to Iowa's open records laws.

President Geoffroy statement | Foundation statement | Court decision

Free public creative writing symposium Feb. 20-22

The Iowa State University Creative Writing Program will hold a free public symposium on "Wildness, Wilderness and the Creative Imagination" in the Memorial Union Sunday to Tuesday, Feb. 20-22.

News release.

Private fund-raising up 71 percent

Private fund-raising at Iowa State is up 71 percent halfway through the fiscal year, Iowa State University Foundation officials report.

News release.

Flaxseed growth offers market opportunities

U.S. consumption of flaxseed and flaxseed oil is on the rise, offering opportunities for Iowa growers.

News release.

$1.5 million gift to ag entrepreneurship program

A $1.5 million gift from Roger and Connie Underwood, Ames, will establish an entrepreneurship program for students in the College of Agriculture.

News release.

Black History Month events

Lectures, food tastings, a history quiz bowl and a pageant are among several Black History Month activities at Iowa State.

Schedule.

Veishea town hall meeting March 7

ISU students faculty, staff and Ames officials are taking steps to improve community relations, following the November release of two Veishea reports. Activities include a March 7 "town hall" meeting.

News release.

Search begins for dean of new college

The search for the first dean of Iowa State's College of Human Sciences is under way. Two current ISU colleges (Family and Consumer Sciences and Education) will be combined into the new College of Human Sciences on July 1.

News release.

Sean McLaughlin

On the "Today Show"

ISU alumnus Sean McLaughlin spoke with Alumni Assn. director Jeff Johnson (right) during the weather segment of NBC's "Today Show" Feb. 13. McLaughlin fills in for Al Roker on "The Today Show" and is MSNBC's weather anchor. Johnson and other Alumni Assn. staff were in New York City for several alumni events.

In the news

With America at war, Hollywood follows

USA Today

Military themes in TV, movies and video games reflect the current conflict in Iraq. Doug Gentile, ISU assistant professor of psychology, says games with scenarios ripped from the headlines could have a "profoundly different effect ... for a generation now growing up under the threat of terrorism and at war. It's not going to be an exercise in nostalgia."

See article.

Study: Students see video games as harmless

Washington Post

ISU psychology professor Craig Anderson is among the top scholars studying video game violence. He says a recent study at the University of Maryland confirms his sense that young video game players consider themselves immune to the mayhem depicted in today's technologically sophisticated, gory games. "Any of us who do this kind of research certainly face the wrath of the ubiquitous 14-year-old who doesn't believe there's anything harmful in anything that they do," Anderson said.

See article.

Athletics

Iowa State women roll

The No. 19 Iowa State women's basketball team racked up a 90-65 win over Oklahoma State Wednesday.

News release.

Purdue coach to lead Cyclone golfers

Purdue assistant coach Christie Hermes has been named head women's golf coach at Iowa State.

News release.