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Vet med students tackle rural veterinarian shortage
Some veterinary students are working to reverse the shortfall of large-animal veterinarians by encouraging younger students to pursue careers in food animal medicine.
ISU among 'fittest colleges'
Iowa State is one of "America's fittest colleges," according to Muscle and Fitness Magazine. The magazine ranks Iowa State No. 3 nationally in providing students with opportunities to stay fit. It gives Iowa State high marks for the number of recreation facilities, sports clubs, intramural opportunities, and unique fitness classes. The magazine ranked public institutions with NCAA Division I-A sports teams.
ISU ag research among most cited
Over the past decade, Iowa State was the 10th most-cited institution in the world in agricultural sciences research papers.
Spring blood drive
The student-run spring blood drive is March 7-11.
Study show early exposure to racism among African American youth
A study shows African American youth are exposed to racism early and that strong community and family support can help blunt the negative impact of those experiences.
Coatings to boost turbine operation
Researchers at the U. S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory and Iowa State have developed a new bond coat for thermal barrier coatings that may improve operation and reliability of gas turbine engines in aircraft and other power-generating technologies.
ISU offers new teacher special education program
A innovative new program will make it easier for special education teachers to take course work.
Exhibit features students' Rome work
An exhibit on campus March 7-11 will showcase the work of design students who studied in Rome last fall.
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.
A new steam turbine was unloaded March 3 at the Iowa State power plant. Once installed, the turbine generator will increase electrical production by about 35 percent and enable the university to meet all its needs. The turbine generator will pay for itself in about 20 years.
In the news
Adjacent Wal-Marts may dodge size curbs
In Maryland, the world's largest retailer has found a way around the rules that restrict the size of "big box" stores. ISU Professor Emeritus Ken Stone, who has studied Wal-Mart for 20 years, comments.
'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.
Cyclones edge Buffaloes
Iowa State pulled out a 64-62 victory over Colorado in the first round of the Big 12 tournament.
Eight Cyclone wrestlers have qualified for the NCAA championships.