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Ladysmith Black Mambazo performs for central Iowa youth.

Zulu-gospel group performs for youth

Hundreds of students from Des Moines and Pleasant Hill schools attended a matinee performance of Grammy award-winning singers Lady Black Mambazo at Stephens Auditorium Feb. 28.The group, which combines Zulu and gospel music, found fame with an appearance on Paul Simon's Graceland album.

More on Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Student bridge-building contest March 5

Student teams from several states will compete in a steel bridge-building competition Saturday, March 5, in Hilton Coliseum. The public is invited to watch builders erect their one-tenth scale bridges. The competition is part of the American Society of Civil Engineers Midwest Regional Student Conference.

Conference info | Bridge competition schedule

Students join forces for marketing campaign

Students from Iowa State and other universities and colleges will design a campaign to help credit unions promote membership and financial literacy among low-income Iowans. It's part of a marketing conference on campus March 3-4.

News release.

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.

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.

In the news

'Lighten Up Iowa' promotes good health

ABC News

Dr. Marc Shulman of ISU's Thielen Student Health Center has lost more than 90 pounds through "Lighten Up Iowa." The program is helping thousands of Iowans to lose weight by increasing activity and eating more healthfully.

See article.

John Travolta, Urban Cowboy
Travolta's Urban Cowboy' is in the lineup

Greatest hits of product placement

The New York Times

Assistant professor Jay Newell's research on product placement has prompted Turner Classic Movies to air a dozen movies in March featuring branding on the big screen.

NYT article | News release

Athletics

Cyclones lose at home

The Cyclone men's basketball team dropped a home game to Nebraska Saturday.

News release.

Cyclones top Texas A&M

The Iowa State women's basketball team defeated Texas A&M Saturday.

News release.

Cyclone gymnasts win

The No. 9 Cyclone gymnastics team topped No. 7 Oklahoma Friday.

News release.