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$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.
Clinic offers online "relationship check-up"
On online "relationship check-up" for couples is available on the Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic web site.
Panel to discuss trade, economic issues Jan. 31
Panelists will discuss "Trade and Economic Issues in the Second Bush Administration" at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31. Topics will include Social Security and Medicare reform, outsourcing of jobs, immigration and employment growth and the projected U.S. budget deficit.
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.
The learning community advantage
Iowa State students share what they get out of their learning communities.
Sleuths for sorry-looking plants
Extension plant pathologists help Iowans determine what's hurting their plants.
African American celebration Jan. 28-29
Iowa State is among top sponsors for a day-long celebration of African American arts and culture Jan. 28-29 in Des Moines. Talk show host Bev Smith, actor Darryl Van Leer and dancer Frankie Manning are among headliners.
Iowa State architecture professor receives national teaching honor
An Iowa State assistant professor is among three new architecture faculty in the nation to receive an award for excellence in teaching from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.
Health information on new web site
A new web site featuring health information for Iowa women and their families is a collaboration of Iowa State University Extension and the Iowa Department of Public Health.
Report recommends restructuring of information technology services
A proposal to combine four central information technology units is among a series of recommendations aimed at restructuring IT services at Iowa State University.
Music marathon Friday
The ISU Wind Ensemble will perform non-stop music from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, to raise funds for a summer tour.
ISU design programs rank high
Iowa State's undergraduate programs in architecture, landscape architecture and interior design are among the best in the nation, according to a survey by DesignIntelligence, a monthly publication for leaders in design professions.
Hoffman returns to campus for Jan. 22 talk
University of Colorado president and former ISU dean Elizabeth Hoffman returns to campus Jan. 22 for a talk on women and leadership.
President, Vet Med dean on radio's 'Talk'
President Gregory Geoffroy and Veterinary Medicine Dean John Thomson will be guests on WOI Radio's Talk of Iowa Jan. 20 (9-10 a.m., 640 AM). Questions for the call-in show can be sent in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book examines sex, gender attitudes toward educators
A new book by ISU education professor Jackie Blount questions subtle discriminatory practices by school districts against educators whose sexuality and gender cross conventional boundaries.
ISU offices closed for King holiday
Iowa State offices are closed Monday, Jan. 17, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. A Jan. 16 community gathering and Jan. 25 lecture are part of the King celebration.
Room to grow entrepreneurs
Twice as many students will be able to be part of a new entrepreneurship learning community.
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.
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.
Regents Universities Iowa Job Fair Jan. 7
The annual Regents Universities Iowa Job Fair will be held Jan. 7 at the Polk County Convention Complex. The fair, hosted by alumni associations at Iowa State, University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa, connects Iowa employers with Iowans seeking jobs
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.
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.
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.
Former sports info director Burrell dies
Harry Burrell, ISU's first sports information director, died Jan. 10 at the age of 93.
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.
Students launch fund-raiser for tsunami vicims
Iowa State students are collecting donations to aid earthquake and tsunami victims.
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.
Weather-related notices for Thurs., Jan. 6
Students organizing tsunami relief project
Iowa State students are organizing a campus-wide, fund-raising effort to aid victims of the South Asian tsunami.
Weather-related notices for Wed. Jan. 5
Madrigal Dinners Jan. 14-15
The music department's Madrigal Dinners Jan.14-15 will feature a 17th century-style banquet with musicians, dancers and jesters.
Girl Scouts to tackle fun engineering projects
More than 100 Girl Scouts will spend Saturday on campus learning about engineering by making lava lamps and tackling other fun projects.
Iowa State gathered Jan. 19 to remember those lost in the earthquake and tsunami. Students are collecting donations to aid victims.
Presidential lecturer to discuss eyewitness identification
ISU psychologist Gary Wells will discuss his groundbreaking research on eyewitness I.D.s and police lineups in the Presidential Lecture Feb. 7.
Iowa State students are collecting donations to aid earthquake and tsunami victims.
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.
The Iowa State singers will give a free "bon voyage" performance Sunday, Jan. 30, before heading to Los Angeles. The group was selected to sing at a prestigious national convention of choral directors.
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.
Ag students spend winter break in Antarctica
Successful Farming's Agriculture.com
A dozen ISU students are in Antarctica through Jan. 8, studying penguins, glaciers and ecology of the region.
Reel life to real life
The Des Moines Register
Lessons in leadership can be found at the movies, says ISU business professor Anthony Hendrickson. His 10-week course on leadership draws parallels between pop culture and real life.
No. 3 Cyclone wrestlers top No. 6 Oklahoma
The No. 3 Cyclone wrestling team climbed to a 15-1 dual record with a win over No. 6 Oklahoma Sunday.
Hoops teams score big wins. Gymnasts sweep quadrangular. Cyclones take 9 titles in final day of track open. Swimmers fall.
Cowboys hand Cylone wrestlers first loss
No. 1 Oklahoma State defeats No. 3 Iowa State.
Cyclones fall to K-State
The Cyclone men's basketball team lost on the road at Kansas State, 63-51.
A loss at Kansas State snapped the Cyclone women's 12-game winning streak.
Gymnasts No. 10
The Cyclone gymnasts have climbed to a No. 10 national ranking.
Streaks continue for women's basketball, wrestling. Gymnasts win. Men's basketball team, swimmers fall.
11th straight for Cyclone women
With a win over Missouri, the Cyclone women's basketball team notched its 11 straight victory.
Cyclone women cruise
The Cyclone women's basketball team picks up a 70-37 win at Kansas.
Cyclone women No. 24
The Iowa State women's basketball team recently broke in the Associated Press poll at No. 24.