Iowa State University
INDEX A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Service

Contact

News Service

Annette Hacker, director, (515) 294-3720

Office: (515) 294-4777

News

Pedestrian accident claims life of student

ISU student Robert John Stupka, 21, died from injuries sustained when he was struck by a vehicle on campus Nov. 29.

News release.

Pedestrian accident claims life of student

ISU student Robert John Stupka, 21, died from injuries sustained when he was struck by a vehicle on campus Nov. 29.

News release.

ISU Greek community welcomes local residents for holiday walk

Fraternity and sorority houses on Iowa State University's campus are opening their doors to the public for the first Greek Holiday Walk Sunday, Dec. 4, from noon to 2 p.m.

News release.

Jack Payne

Payne

Payne is new Extension leader

Jack M. Payne, vice president for University Extension at Utah State University, Logan, has been named vice provost for Extension and outreach at Iowa State. He will begin his duties Jan. 15.

News release.

Winter festival is Wednesday

Iowa's State's winter festival Nov. 30 will features outdoor lights, hayrides, open houses, story telling, treats and music.

News story.

Geoffroy announces Veishea '06 alcohol policy

President Gregory Geoffroy has announced that next year's Veishea celebration will follow the university's standard alcohol policy. That policy permits alcohol on campus, including residence hall rooms, for students who are of legal drinking age.

News release.

Winter festival is Wednesday

Iowa's State's winter festival Nov. 30 will features outdoor lights, hayrides, open houses, story telling, treats and music.

News story.

Mock Trial Teams place in competition

ISU's Mock Trial Teams placed third and fifth in Creighton University's Blue Jay Open

News release.

University closed Nov. 24-25

University offices will be closed Nov. 24-25 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Offices reopen and classes resume Monday, Nov. 28.

Agriculture dean finalists named

Five finalists have been named in the search for the next dean of the College of Agriculture at Iowa State.

News release.

Agriculture dean finalists named

Five finalists have been named in the search for the next dean of the College of Agriculture at Iowa State.

News release.

Harry Potter and the K-12 classroom

Harry Potter may have a home at Hogwarts School of Magic and Wizardry, but the character could just as easily transition to the American K-12 classroom, according to an Iowa State University education researcher.

News release.

ISU scientists explore the frontiers of NASA science

From finding spacecraft leaks to the latest in nanotechnology, Iowa State scientists are working on 17 research projects for NASA.

News release.

Researcher leads national effort to unlock gene functions

ISU plant scientist Basil Nikolau heads a national research effort to develop a new tool to decipher the functions of plant genes. The work could define new ways to improve oils, starches and proteins from corn and soybeans.

News release.

Harry Potter and the K-12 classroom

Harry Potter may have a home at Hogwarts School of Magic and Wizardry, but the character could just as easily transition to the American K-12 classroom, according to an Iowa State University education researcher.

News release.

ISU scientists explore the frontiers of NASA science

From finding spacecraft leaks to the latest in nanotechnology, Iowa State scientists are working on 17 research projects for NASA.

News release.

Researcher leads national effort to unlock gene functions

ISU plant scientist Basil Nikolau heads a national research effort to develop a new tool to decipher the functions of plant genes. The work could define new ways to improve oils, starches and proteins from corn and soybeans.

News release.

Let's talk turkey

Iowa State University Extension's AnswerLine can help with many questions related to safely preparing and serving your Thanksgiving feast. In Iowa, puzzled cooks can call (800) 262-3804 until 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23.

Online answers anytime.

ISU Week banner

ISU Week in Des Moines

A week of Iowa State festivities in Des Moines culminates Dec. 17 with the Mediacom Cyclone Capital Classic, a men's and women's basketball doubleheader in Wells Fargo Arena.

More information.

ISU/Ames community to host summit on preventing disturbances

The City of Ames, Iowa State University and its Government of the Student Body will host the National Summit on Preventing Civil Disturbances Nov. 10-11 at ISU's Memorial Union.

News release. | Summit site.

Get the scoop on kitty's litter box problems at ISU pet care seminar, Dec. 6

Dr. Kim Langholz will offer cat owners an overview of causes for litter box-related difficulties during a pet care seminar Dec. 6.

News release.

Reiman Gardens to host holiday celebrations

Reiman Gardens' annual Blossoms of Light festival is Dec. 2, 3, 9 and 10.

News release.

Cratchit and Tiny Tim

ISU Theatre's 'A Christmas Carol'

ISU Theatre will perform 'A Christmas Carol,' Dec 1-4 and 9-10

News release.

Memorial Union parking ramp closed Nov. 18-28

The Memorial Union parking ramp will be closed for repairs, from 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, through 7 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28. Vehicles must be removed from the ramp during that time.

ISU computer students battle hackers

InformationWeek

Iowa State University will be victimized by hackers this weekend, and school officials are just fine with that.

See story.

ISU scientists part of project to sequence corn genome

Iowa State is among four institutions on the team selected for a $29.5 million, three-year project to sequence the corn genome, the most complex genome to be sequenced to date.

News release.

Presidential Lecture: Reducing aviation risks

R. Bruce Thompson, director of Iowa State University's Center for Nondestructive Evaluation, will present "Reducing the Risk of Aviation Catastrophe" during the fall Presidential University Lecture. The lecture will be 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, in the Great Hall of Iowa State's Memorial Union. It is free and open to the public.

News release.

"Ecological footprint" co-founder to speak Nov. 29

William Rees, the Canadian researcher who helped develop the ecological footprint analysis will discuss sustainability of human civilization in a Nov. 29 lecture at Iowa State.

News release.

A real-world computer game

Teams of Iowa State University students will defend their computer networks from hackers in a competition that stretches 18 hours.

News release.

Biosciences Alliance of Iowa funds ISU research

The Biosciences Alliance of Iowa awarded funding to ISU for a new Human Nutrition Wellness Research Center and a high-throughput facility to develop animal models of human diseases.

News release.

Farming that improves the environment

Iowa State researchers say partially burning some of the residue left in corn fields produces products that can be used to improve soil fertility, boost in-soil storage of greenhouse gases and reduce the amount of natural gas used to produce anhydrous ammonia fertilizer.

News release.

Kanthasamy named Lloyd Professor

Biomedical scientist Anumantha Kanthasamy, who researches the link between Parkinson's disease and agrochemicals, has been named W. Eugene and Linda R. Lloyd Endowed Professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

News release.

Author of ENRON scandal book to speak Nov. 10

A senior New York Times reporter and author of the current bestseller about the ENRON scandal "Conspiracy of Fools: A True Story," will speak on campus Thursday, Nov. 10.

News release.

President, plant sciences director on "Talk"

President Gregory Geoffroy and Stephen Howell, director of the Plant Sciences Institute, will be guests during the 9-10 a.m. hour of WOI Radio's "Talk of Iowa" Nov. 8 (AM 640). Questions can be sent in advance to talk@iastate.edu.

Steve Kawaler

Kawaler

Kawaler elected fellow of science association

The American Association for the Advancement of Science recognized Iowa State's Steve Kawaler for his study of stars, his work directing the Whole Earth Telescope and his classroom teaching.

News release.

Mark Drabenstott

Drabenstott

Federal Reserve Bank official to speak

A nationally recognized expert on rural economic analysis and policy studies and ISU alumnus is the speaker for the Robert Stafford Lecture Series on Banking. He will discuss the global economic race Nov. 10.

News release.

Going to the Center Saturday? Start early.

Ball games, a concert, an ISU Theatre production and two large conferences will make for a busy parking lot at the Iowa State Center Saturday, Nov. 5. Drivers are advised to carpool, arrive early or both. Activities include Cyclone football (1 p.m., Jack Trice Stadium), volleyball (4 p.m., Hilton), ISU Theatre production (7:30, Fisher Theater), O.A.R. concert (8 p.m., Stephens Auditorium), men's basketball, (8 p.m., Hilton Coliseum).

Community visioning program honored

The Iowa's Living Roadways Community Visioning Program has been named the 2005 Outstanding Program by the Iowa Chapter of the American Planning Association. The program was developed by Julia Badenhope, associate professor of landscape architecture

News release.

State dollars will help Iowa State University commercialize campus research

Iowa State University will use state economic development dollars to support short-term projects at six companies, award grants to university projects with high potential for commercialization and support Iowa State offices that provide technology transfer services.

News release.

Extension vice provost finalist withdraws

Linda Jo Turner has withdrawn her name from consideration for the position of vice provost for extension at Iowa State. Turner, one of three recently named finalists for the position, said she will remain at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she has accepted an appointment as interim vice provost for extension. The other two finalists for the Iowa State position will visit campus and participate in open forums this month.

News release.

Cy figurine

Guide to campus shopping

Cyclone-opoly, iPods, exotic bubble blowers are among gift ideas on the campus shopping guide.

News release.

ISU Week banner

ISU Week in Des Moines

A week of Iowa State festivities in Des Moines culminates Dec. 17 with the Mediacom Cyclone Capital Classic, a men's and women's basketball doubleheader in Wells Fargo Arena.

More information.

Dancers in '42nd Street'

'42nd Street'

Come hear the dancing feet of "42nd Street"

No need to "Shuffle off to Buffalo" when you can see the show in Ames. The timeless musical "42nd Street" comes to the Iowa State Center Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 7:30 p.m.

Performance details.

In the news

Hugh Sidey dies

The Washington Post

Hugh Sidey, 78, the Time magazine journalist who covered the White House for decades and an Iowa State alumnus, died Nov. 21 in Paris.

See story.

Gift cards: Are they good for the kids?

Sacramento Bee

Gift cards are expected to be the top gift purchase for the second holiday season in a row. But ISU's Kay Palan, associate professor of marketing, worries that parents who give their children gift cards at a young age may be encouraging materialism.

See story.

Hugh Sidey dies

The Washington Post

Hugh Sidey, 78, the Time magazine journalist who covered the White House for decades and an Iowa State alumnus, died Nov. 21 in Paris.

See story.

ISU alum and champion of Native American causes dies

The New York Times

Vine Deloria Jr., a Standing Rock Sioux and Iowa State alumnus who wrote more than 20 books about the Native American experience, has died. He was 72. A theologian, scholar and champion of Native American rights, Deloria burst into the American consciousness in 1969 with his book, "Custer Died for Your Sins.

See story.

Athletics

Cyclones top Panthers

Strong defense gives Cyclone men 68-61 win over UNI

News release.

Cyclones top Panthers

Strong defense gives Cyclone men 68-61 win over UNI

News release.

Weekend wins

Volleyball and men's and women's basketball notch victories.

News stories.

'Clones upset Buffalos

ISU's football team upsets Colorado, 30-16.

News release.

Academic honors

Nine soccer players named to Academic All-Big 12.

News release.

Under the lights

The Colorado football game Saturday begins at 6 p.m. and will be broadcast nationally by Fox Sports Net.

News release.