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Turner Classics line-up based on prof's research
Jay Newell's research on product placement in movies underlies the March film package on the cable network Turner Classic Movies. The 12 movies feature subtle and not-so-subtle use of brand-name items as movie props.
Stinson garnering votes on ESPN poll
ESPN Player of the Week Cyclone Curtis Stinson is among leading contenders on ESPN's online "Big Man on Campus" poll.
Two Iowa State colleges to host Career Day Feb. 23
The colleges of Business and Liberal Arts and Sciences will host a Career Day from 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, in Hilton Coliseum, Iowa State Center. The event is free and open to the public. Free bus transportation is provided from campus.
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.
'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
City dwellers plow money into farmland
The Los Angeles Times
In Iowa, close to 40 percent of the farmland sold last year went to investors, many of them from out of state. That's a dramatic shift from just a decade ago, said Mike Duffy, ISU economics professor and Extension economist.
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.
Cyclones shock Kansas
The Cyclone men upset No. 2 Kansas in an overtime win Saturday.
Cyclones fall to Bears
The Cyclone women fell to No. 7 Baylor, 82-77, in a game in Waco Saturday.
Gymnasts over Hawks
The No. 8 gymnastics team topped Iowa Saturday evening.
Wrestlers drop close one
The No. 6 Nebraska wrestlers edged the No. 2 Cyclones 16-15.