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Iowa State University

News Service


News Service

Annette Hacker, manager, (515) 294-3720

Office: (515) 294-4777


Memorial for tsunami victims

A memorial service to remember victims of the southeast Asia tsunami will be held Jan. 19 (4:30-5:30 p.m., Memorial Union Sun Room). City, university and student leaders will participate.

Virtual reality tours Jan. 21

Visitors can tour the Virtual Reality Applications Center's C4 facility in Black Engineering Friday, Jan. 21. Tours are 30 minutes long and may be scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. A tour may include up to 15 people. To schedule a tour, contact VRAC, (515) 294-3092.

More about the virtual reality center.

Lego robot tourney Jan. 22

What inspires a 10-year old to want to be an engineer when she grows up? It could be the fun she had designing and building a LEGO robot for a FIRST LEGO League tournament. Iowa State's College of Engineering will host the state's tournament between 50 teams, Jan. 22.

News release.

Studies: SBD Centers help economy

Iowa Small Business Development Centers have significant economic impact on Iowa's tax revenues, job creation and retention, capital acquisition and sales growth, according to recent independent studies.

News release.

Olson named science educator of year

Joanne Olson has been named the nation's top new science teacher educator by the Association for Science Teacher Education.

News release.

King holiday celebration set

A carillon concert, party and community gathering are part of the Iowa State and Ames community celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.

News release.


500-plus orchids

More than 500 orchids, such as the one named "Spring" (shown), are on display in the Reiman Gardens conservatory through March 5. General admission is $7.

Collecting donations

Tsunami relief

Iowa State students are collecting donations to aid earthquake and tsunami victims.

News release.

Ted Kooser

Poet laureaute

More than 40 years ago, ISU student Ted Kooser tossed his slide rule to focus on writing. Now, he's the nation's poet laureaute.

VISIONS magazine article.

ISU in the news

Second mad cow case stirs unease over USDA decision

Minnesota Public Radio

Another confirmed case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, or mad cow disease) has ag experts questioning the USDA decision to reopen the U.S. border to Canadian beef in March. ISU Associate Professor John Lawrence, director of the Iowa Beef Center, says the timing violates the "golden rule" of international trade.

See story.


Cyclone women cruise

The Cyclone women's basketball team picks up a 70-37 win at Kansas.

News release.