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Entrepreneur forum March 2

Kevin Kinzler, owner of an Ames construction company, will discuss entrepreneurship and the value of employee training at noon, Wednesday, March 2, in the Pioneer Room, Memorial Union. The event is free and open to the public. Participants may bring their lunches.

News release.

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.

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.

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.

John Travolta, Urban Cowboy

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, including Urban Cowboy starring John Travolta (above), feature subtle and not-so-subtle use of brand-name items as movie props.

News release.

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.

See article.

Athletics

Cyclone women prevail

The Iowa State women outlasted Missouri in Columbia Wednesday night, 76-70.

News release.

Basketball tickets for $1

Admission is $1 admission for the two remaining women's basketball home games. The Cyclones host Texas A&M Feb. 26 and Kansas March 1.

News release.