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ISU Extension leader to retire

Stanley Johnson, vice provost for Extension and renowned agricultural economist, has announced he will retire later this year.

News release.

ISU gets StormReady designation

Iowa State has received StormReady designation from the National Weather Service. Iowa State is the ninth university nationally to receive the designation, which goes to communities with the skills and education to manage weather-related disasters.

News release.

Researcher will discuss effects of media violence

ISU psychologist Craig Anderson will discuss his research on the effects of media violence, especially on children and young adults, in an April 4 talk on campus.

News release.

Rural aging conference April 6

A conference on rural aging issues in Iowa will be held April 6.

News release.

Student fashion show is April 16

Textiles and clothing students will show their creations at their annual fashion show April 16.

News release.

Fennelly is Region 5 Coach of the Year

Women's basketball coach Bill Fennelly has been named Region 5 Coach of the Year by Russell Athletic and the Women's Basketball Coaches Association.

News release.

Science Coalition highlights ISU research

A tornado simulator, an alternative to the computer mouse, and a device to clean up meat products are among ISU research accomplishments highlighted on The Science Coalition web site this week. The coalition, based in Washington, D.C., is a group of universities, businesses and organizations dedicated to sustaining federal commitment to university research.

Science Coalition ISU research highlights

Jack Gladstone

Jack Gladstone

American Indian Symposium March 30-April 2

Singer and storyteller Jack Gladstone, Blackfeet Nation, will do several performances during the American Indian Symposium, March 30-April 2. The symposium includes music, stories, lectures, exhibits, a family program and a powwow.

Symposium schedule.

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.

More on Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Fennelly is Region 5 Coach of the Year

Women's basketball coach Bill Fennelly has been named Region 5 Coach of the Year by Russell Athletic and the Women's Basketball Coaches Association.

News release.

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 info Bridge competition schedule

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.

Sociologist's book on career criminals

In his book, "Career Criminals in Society", ISU sociologist Matt DeLisi advocates devoting more resources to prevention programs for children and adolescents and fewer on career criminals.

News release.

Political scientists to discuss foreign policy

Four political science experts will examine the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other foreign policy issues during a March 31 panel discussion.

News release.

Professor to study impact of community colleges

Studies sponsored by the Iowa Department of Education will assess the economic impact of Iowa community colleges for parents, students and taxpayers.

News release.

Student earns national research award

An ISU student's award-winning study shows financial grants are key to low-income students earning bachelor degrees.

News release.

Veishea will be back in 2006

Iowa State's traditional spring Veishea celebration will resume in 2006, with changes, President Gregory Geoffroy announced March 23. Geoffroy said he seriously considered eliminating the event, but concluded that students should be given another opportunity to make Veishea a success.

News release President's statement

Geoffroy to announce future of Veishea

President Gregory Geoffroy has called a news conference for 10:30 a.m. TODAY (Wednesday, March 23) to announce his decision about the future of Veishea, ISU's traditional spring celebration. Geoffroy suspended Veishea 2005 following a Campustown riot in the early morning hours of April 18, 2004. In the months that followed, a task force and commission were formed to analyze Veishea problems and community relations, and various public meetings were held to gather input. Geoffroy will make his announcement in the Campanile Room, Memorial Union.

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.

Speaker will discuss women's world leadership

Laura Liswood, an authority on women's world leadership, will speak on campus March 29.

News release.

Vilsacks to host 'Unmasking the Arts' event Friday

Gov. Tom and First Lady Christie Vilsack will preside over a carnival-inspired celebration and fund-raiser for the arts March 25.

News release.

Business conference is April 1

Experts on global entrepreneurship and supply chain management will be part of the April 1 Voorhees Business Conference.

News release.

Children's health experts to speak

A March 28 public symposium will feature three experts on improving children's health.

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Handling kids' challenging behavior is speech topic

Judith Carta, a nationally recognized expert on early childhood behavior, will offer strategies for dealing with youngsters' challenging behavior in a March 28 talk.

News release.

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.

News release.

ISU offers new teacher special education program

A innovative new program will make it easier for special education teachers to take course work.

News release.

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.

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.

More than one-third of online footnotes disappear, researchers find

Faculty in ISU's Greenlee School of Journalism found that more than 33 percent of links to Web citations in professional journals have disintegrated within four years. The new study, by Greenlee School director Michael Bugeja and assistant professor Daniela Dimitrova, is featured in the current issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education.

News release.

4-H Day at legislature

In a March 22 visit to the Iowa legislature, some 450 4-H'ers will meet lawmakers and display their community service projects

News release.

400 to campus for vet med preview

Iowa State's Pre-Vet Club will draw 400 students to campus March 18-20 for a national symposium.

News release.

Workshop on sharing local government services

ISU faculty will offer options for local Iowa governments to share services during a March 18 workshop.

News release.

Three ISU researchers to be honored by governor

Three ISU researchers will be honored by Gov. Tom Vilsack for their work to improve the quality of child care for Iowa children.

News release.

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.

News release.

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.

News release.

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.

Geoffroy, LAS dean on 'Talk'

President Gregory Geoffroy and dean of the Liberal Arts and Sciences College Michael Whiteford will be guests on WOI Radio's March 8 edition of "Talk of Iowa (9 a.m.-10 a.m., AM-640). Questions for the call-in show can be mailed in advance to talk@iastate.edu.

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.

News release.

Spring blood drive

The student-run spring blood drive is March 7-11.

News release.

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.

News release.

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.

News release.

ISU alumni, friends will receive top awards

Ten individuals and a corporation will receive the top awards for Iowa State University alumni and friends during a public ceremony Friday, April 8.

News release.

Panel will discuss women's career development

Rewards and Challenges: Career Development for Women in Academics and Industry," a panel discussion on non-traditional careers, will be April 6 from 4 to 5:30 p.m., in room 236 Memorial Union. It is free and open to the public.

News release.

Professor Anne Marie VanDerZanden (left) and show host Liz Gilman

'Gardening in the Zone'

"Gardening in the Zone, two-minute TV segments featuring ISU horticulture specialists, can be seen throughout Iowa, western Illinois, eastern Nebraska and southern Minnesota and Wisconsin.

News release.

Faculty can comment on biotech corn sale

ISU faculty can provide perspective for the media on recent news that Syngenta inadvertently sold unapproved biotech corn to farmers from 2001 through 2004.

News tip.

Simon Estes

Estes to sing Monday

Opera star Simon Estes and several ISU music students will give a special concert in Tye Recital Hall March 28. Tickets ($10) are available at the door.

News release.

Glacial boulder

Glacial boulder

In a dusty basement, facilities manager Mike Parsons found a little history about a campus boulder that rolled into Iowa State with a glacier.

See article.

Cajun costume

Sheryl St. Germain in traditional Cajun costume

'Cultures of Carnival'

A symposium on the "Cultures of Carnival" is March 25.

See article.

Adjacent Wal-Marts may dodge size curbs

Washington Post

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.

See article.

Turbine generator

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.

'Lighten Up Iowa' promotes good health

ABC News

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.

In the news

John Travolta, Urban Cowboy

Travolta's Urban Cowboy' is in the lineup

Greatest hits of product placement

The New York Times

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 article News release

Americans & GM foods

Associated Press

Lisa Lorenzen, biotech industry liaison at Iowa State, says most Americans haven't worried about GM foods because they trust the regulatory system. Lorezen and Patrick Schnable, director of ISU's Center for Plant Genomics are part of a story on GM foods on grocery shelves.

See article.

Building a better lineup

TIME magazine

ISU psychology professor Gary Wells, who has been advocating sequential police lineups for almost 30 years, says that method will become dominant in the next few years. Viewing suspect photos one at a time, rather than side by side, can significantly minimize the chance of mistakes and misidentification, Wells' research shows.

See article.

Athletics

Softball on ESPN2

The April 24 Cyclone softball game at Texas will be televised on ESPN2.

News story.

Academic honors

Five Cyclone gymnasts earn Academic All-Big 12 honors.

News story.

Cyclones top Texas A&M

The Iowa State women's basketball team defeated Texas A&M Saturday.

News release.

Cyclone gymnasts win

The No. 9 Cyclone gymnastics team topped No. 7 Oklahoma Friday.

News release.

ESPN picks O'Neil

Anne O'Neil has been selected for ESPN's 3-point contest March 31.

News release

Cyclone women fall

The Cyclone women fall to Utah in the first round.

News release

Gallick NCAA runner-up

Cyclone wrestler Nate Gallick finished runner-up at the NCAA championships. The Cyclone team finished 10th.

News release

Cyclones moving on

The Cyclone men move to the NCAA's second round after a win over Minnesota.

News release

Gallick to final

Wrestler Nate Gallick has advanced to the NCAA 141-pound title match.

News release.

Wrestlers to semifinals

Nate Gallick and Trent Paulson advance to the NCAA wrestling semifinals; Cyclones in seventh place

News release.

Cyclone wrestlers third

The Cyclone wrestlers are in third place at the NCAA championships; five are advancing to the quarterfinals.

News release.

Cyclone wrestlers 4th

The Cyclones are in 4th place and have advanced six wrestlers to the 2nd round of the NCAA championships.

News release.

NCAA details

Here's game, bracket and ticket information for Cyclone fans.

NCAA info

Both squads to dance

For the fourth time, both ISU teams are headed for the NCAA.

News release.

ISU falls to Texas Tech

Texas Tech beat Iowa State on a late run in round 2 of the Big 12 tourney.

News release.

Cyclones to round 2

The Cyclones dominated Baylor in the first round of the Big 12 tourney.

News article.

Texas Tech nips ISU

The Cyclone women lost a close one to Texas Tech in the Big 12 tourney.

News article.

Cyclones edge Buffaloes

Iowa State pulled out a 64-62 victory over Colorado in the first round of the Big 12 tournament.

News article.

Wrestling championships

Eight Cyclone wrestlers have qualified for the NCAA championships.

News release.

Win at Colorado

Iowa State downed Colorado, 78-73, Saturday.

News release.

Softball takes two

The Cyclone softball team notched two wins Saturday -- over St. John's and Kent State.

News release.

Academic All-America

Anne O'Neil is has been named to an Academic All-America first team.

News release.

Naismith finalist

Women's basketball head coach Bill Fennelly is among 20 Naismith Award finalists for Coach of the Year.

News release.

Academic honors

Seven women's basketball players are on the First-Team Academic All-Big 12.

News release.

More academic honors

Four wrestlers are First-Team Academic All-Big 12.

News release.

Cyclones cruise

The ISU men's basketball team overpowered Missouri, 67-49.

News release.

Cyclones down Jayhawks

The No. 21 Cyclone women's basketball team prevailed over the Kansas Jayhawks, 61-52, Tuesday.

News release.