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Study: Farming remains growth industry in Iowa
A recent Iowa State study, funded by the Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers, shows that 25 percent of all Iowa industrial output leaves the state in the form of agri-food products.
'Hotel Rwanda' hero to campus
Rusesabagina, the real-life hero of the movie "Hotel Rwanda," will speak on campus Oct. 26.
Union ramp closed to public through Thursday
The Memorial Union parking ramp will be closed to the public through Thursday, Oct. 6. Repairs are under way on the ramp. The cure time on a ramp coating is taking longer than expected and has delayed the ramp opening.
Bowen named executive director of Iowa Lakeside Lab
Bonnie Bowen, a member of the ISU faculty since 1995, has been named executive director at Iowa Lakeside Laboratory, Milford. Iowa Lakeside Laboratory, an educational facility on 140 acres on West Lake Okoboji, is operated cooperatively by the three Regents universities -- Iowa State, the University of Iowa, and the University of Northern Iowa.
'Murderball'star to campus Oct. 18
Mark Zupan, one of the stars of "Murderball" will speak on campus Oct. 18. The movie "Murderball" is about members of the U.S. Paralympic rugby team that won a bronze medal in the 2004 Paralympic games in Athens, Greece.
Breakfast fundraiser to benefit Albright memorial fund
From 8 to 11 a.m. Oct. 8, Alpha Gamma Rho members will serve waffles, flavored syrups, sausage and beverages at their fraternity house, 201 Gray Ave. The cost is $5 per person or $4 in advance. All money raised will go to a memorial fund for Andrew "Ardie" Albright, an ISU sophomore and fraternity member who was killed in a Sept. 13 car accident.
President Geoffroy, Ames Lab director on WOI's 'Talk'
President Gregory Geoffroy and Ames Lab/IPRT director Tom Barton will be guests from 9 to 10 a.m. on the Oct. 6, edition of WOI Radio's Talk of Iowa. The live, call-in program airs on WOI-AM (640). Questions can be e-mailed in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Century of Iowa architecture
Iowa's finest architecture over the past century is featured in an exhibit on campus Oct. 3-28.
Study will focus on urban trees and exercise
Iowa State researchers will do a study of walkers and runners in an effort to find out if vegetation along trails affects the activity levels of city dwellers.
Finding the odor in livestock agriculture
A high-tech instrument is helping Iowa State University researchers identify and characterize the compounds that cause livestock odor. The research could lead to treatments that reduce the odor.
Geoffroy discusses "to-do" list
President Gregory Geoffroy lauded highlights of the past year at Iowa State and laid out his key agenda items for the coming year in his fall convocation speech Sept. 27.
Athletes and academics
Normally reserved for members of the ISU Alumni Association, the fall issue of VISIONS magazine can be accessed by all readers. The issue examines the delicate balancing act performed by student-athletes. Also featured: Ballroom dancing and ISU's newest college -- Human Sciences.
A crew cleans up the Skunk River
Skunk River makeover
Iowa State students and faculty spent a messy Saturday (Oct. 1) cleaning up the Skunk River and conducting water tests. The "Skunk River Navy" spends several weekends a year tending to the river.
In the news
Ultraportable power charges ahead
Want your iPod or cell phone to simply charge itself? Researchers at Iowa State are working on wearable solar technology that could do just that, giving busy people alternative energy on the go.
Huskers trip Clones
Cyclones tripped by Huskers in double OT.
Soccer teams defeats defending Big-12 champ Kansas.