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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 infoBridge competition schedule (Mon, 28 Feb 2005 16:20:00 CST)

Zulu-gospel groups 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 (Mon, 28 Feb 2005 16:00:00 CST)

'Lighten Up Iowa' promotes good health
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. (Mon, 28 Feb 2005 11:30:00 CST)

Greatest hits of product placement
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 articleNews release (Mon, 28 Feb 2005 11:30:00 CST)

Cyclones lose at home
The Cyclone men's basketball team dropped a home game to Nebraska Saturday. News release. (Sun, 27 Feb 2005 18:30:00 CST)

Cyclones top Texas A&M
The Iowa State women's basketball team defeated Texas A&M Saturday. News release. (Sat, 26 Feb 2005 20:15:00 CST)

Cyclone gymnasts win
The No. 9 Cyclone gymnastics team topped No. 7 Oklahoma Friday. News release. (Fri, 25 Feb 2005 22:15:00 CST)

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. (Fri, 25 Feb 2005 13:10:00 CST)

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. (Wed, 23 Feb 2005 16:15:00 CST)

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. (Fri, 18 Feb 2005 15:48:00 CST)

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. (Tue, 01 Feb 2005 15:15:00 CST)

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. (Thu, 27 Jan 2005 16:40:00 CST)