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Corbett wins Spedding Award
Distinguished Professor of Chemistry John Corbett is the 11th recipient of the annual Spedding Award, the top honor for rare earth research. The award is named for the late Frank Spedding, longtime ISU chemistry professor and a pioneer in the Manhattan Project, which led to the world's first controlled nuclear reaction. Corbett, who also is a senior chemist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, is the third Ames Lab researcher to receive the award. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and has served on the ISU faculty since 1952.
Raffle will help fund memorial scholarships
The ISU Dairy Science Club will raffle off basketballs signed by ISU men's and women's teams to help fund scholarships in memory of a student who was killed in a 2002 car accident. Tickets are $2 or three for $5. The raffle winner will get both basketballs.
Sanderson finalist for top amateur athlete award; online voters will help choose
Wrestling standout Cael Sanderson is among 10 finalists for the Sullivan Award, which is given to the USA's top amateur athlete by the Amateur Athletic Union. Fans will help determine the award winner, with online votes accounting for one-third of the balloting. Sanderson is assistant coach of the Cyclone wrestling team.
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.
Sheryl St. Germain in traditional Cajun costume
'Cultures of Carnival'
A symposium on the "Cultures of Carnival" is March 25.
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 to round 2
The Cyclones dominated Baylor in the first round of the Big 12 tourney.