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ISU scientist lauds genomics progress
The past decade has yielded new genomic tools for animal geneticists and breeders, thanks to significant developments in genomic mapping of farm animals, an Iowa State animal scientist said recently at the meeting of the American Assn. for the Advancement of Science.
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).
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.
'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.
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.
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.
Scholarships for entrepreneurs
ISU students interested in entrepreneurship programs may apply for $1,000 Pappajohn Scholarship awards.
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.
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.
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.
Flaxseed growth offers market opportunities
U.S. consumption of flaxseed and flaxseed oil is on the rise, offering opportunities for Iowa growers.
$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.
Black History Month events
Lectures, food tastings, a history quiz bowl and a pageant are among several Black History Month activities at Iowa State.
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.
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.
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
Alum featured on "Good Morning America"
Iowa State architecture alum and former faculty member Bryan Berg (AKA "The Cardstacker") tackles the New York City skyline on ABC's Good Morning America to raise donations for tsunami relief charities. Working 18-hour days since Feb. 11 in GMA's Times Square studio, Berg has recreated landmark buildings with 178, 000 cards--one for each victim of the natural disaster. Berg and his creation will be featured again on Monday, Feb. 21, 7-9 a.m.
With America at war, Hollywood follows
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."
O'Neil on Academic All-America team
Anne O'Neil was voted to ESPN's District VII Academic All-America first team.
Iowa State women roll
The No. 19 Iowa State women's basketball team racked up a 90-65 win over Oklahoma State Wednesday.
Purdue coach to lead Cyclone golfers
Purdue assistant coach Christie Hermes has been named head women's golf coach at Iowa State.