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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.

News release.

Leopold Center director will take on new role

Fred Kirschenmann, director of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State, has accepted a new leadership role as a distinguished fellow of the center. Jerry DeWitt, coordinator of ISU Extension's sustainable agriculture program and its Pest Management and Environment Program, has been named interim director of the Leopold Center, effective Nov. 1.

News release.

Finalists named in extension vice provost search

Three finalists have been named in the search for the next vice provost for extension. The finalists will visit campus in November.

News release.

Modeling a better energy system

Iowa State researchers are building computer models that will answer lots of questions about the efficiency, infrastructure and sociology of America's energy system.

News release.

Week celebrates legacy of Carver

The contributions and career of Iowa State graduate and faculty member George Washington Carver will be celebrated the week of Oct. 31 to Nov. 3 with an exhibit, lectures, story-telling and a play.

News release.

Spoth to White House meet on youth

An ISU institute director Richard Spoth will participate in a first-ever White House Conference on helping America's youth.

News release.

Store founders to talk Oct. 28

Women's clothing store founders will speak at a an entrepreneur forum Oct. 28.

News release.

Saturday groundbreaking for ISU Alumni Center

The ISU Alumni Association will host an official groundbreaking ceremony Saturday, Oct. 21, at 10 a.m., on the site of the future ISU Alumni Center on Beach Ave. The groundbreaking will honor Bobbi and Roy Reiman, the lead donors to the project. The entire project will be funded through the private support of ISU friends and alumni. The ISU Alumni Center will accommodate all of the association's staff and programs. Construction will last approximately 18 months, with a scheduled completion date of middle to late 2007. The groundbreaking ceremony will feature speakers from across the university and alumni communities, and give attendees the opportunity to sneak a peek at the plans for the new building. Individuals interested in making gifts to the facility or learning about naming a space in honor of a family member should contact Jeff Johnson with the Alumni Association at jjohnson@alumni.iastate.edu or Dan Saftig with the ISU Foundation at dsaftig@iastate.edu.

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Earthquake relief fund-raiser Oct. 20

ISU's Pakistan Students Association will hold a fund-raising event tonight (Oct. 20) at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall, Memorial Union, to benefit victims of the earthquake in Pakistan. Jane Dawson, senior lecturer in geological and atmospheric sciences, will provide perspective on the recent earthquake, and a video depicting the devastation will be shown. The Pakistan Students Association has already sent food and blankets to earthquake victims, but hopes to do more with support from the ISU community. "Please join us and help raise more funds," said Kaiser Kaiserani, president of the Pakistan Students Association. "Even a $1 contribution would buy two full meals for a person in the affected area. We really need your help." For more information, contact Kaiserani at (515) 441-0226.

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.

Nebraska senator on campus Oct. 30

U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Nebraska, will discuss foreign policy and economic issues in an Oct. 30 talk.

News release.

Edward Coyle

Edward Coyle

Lance Armstrong's trainer to discuss Tour de France winner's training

Edward Coyle, professor of kinesiology and health education at the University of Texas in Austin and one of the trainers for cycling champion Lance Armstrong, will give the Pease Family Scholar lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union.

News release.

Hurricane evacuees settle in to Iowa State

Three students displaced by Hurricane Katrina made their way to Ames and Iowa State University. They all say they're adjusting to their new school.

News release.

Beware: Winter driving ahead

Iowa State University researchers are making maps and studying traffic patterns as part of a project that could make Iowa's state and federal highways safer in winter weather.

News release.

Student groups collect for hurricane victims

Three student organizations in Iowa State University's Department of Sociology have collected several thousand dollars of donations for the victims of Hurricane Katrina and Rita.

News release.

Juggler

Juggle fest on campus this weekend

Iowa State's Juggling Club is hosting the inaugural Midwest Jugglefest this weekend in conjunction with Homecoming events.

News release.

Soledad O'Brien

Soledad O'Brien

CNN's O'Brien to speak at ISU Oct. 27

Soledad O'Brien, co-anchor of CNN's "American Morning" show, will talk about the importance of mentoring for the next generation of women leaders at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in the Great Hall, Memorial Union.

News release.

Lecturer to discuss Head Start study results

Helen Raikes, an associate with the Center on Children, Families and the Law at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, will discuss some of the results from a national study of the country's Early Head Start program at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the Gallery Room, Memorial Union.

News release.

Homecoming Week Oct. 16-23

Lots of food, yell contests, a pep rally, an awards ceremony, and the Oct. 22 game featuring the Cyclones vs. Oklahoma State are part of Homecoming activities Oct. 16-23.

News release.

General Mills VP to speak

General Mills VP Kenneth Thome will discuss lessons learned from the Pillsbury acquisition in an Oct. 20 talk. Thome is the College of Business fall semester executive-in-residence.

News release.

Ag and veterinary medicine news

Read about preliminary findings from the Air Emissions Lab's first study on the effect of livestock diet on emissions and other news in this month's Ag and Veterinary Medicine News.

News release.

Stopping the invasion of marine exotics

An Iowa State University researcher is working to stop invasions of zebra mussels, spiny water fleas and other exotic species that hitch rides in the ballast tanks of ships. The marine exotics can overwhelm native ecologies and cause billions in economic damage.

News release.

Man who helped eradicate smallpox to speak

William Foege, an epidemiologist who helped eradicate smallpox, will give a talk on campus Oct. 17. His talk is part of the Norman Borlaug lecture series.

News release.

Scholars converge to bridge art and science

Scholars around the world will converge on Iowa State Oct. 13-15 to talk about collaborations between art and science. Keynote speaker Arthur I. Miller of University College, London, will kick off the symposium with a talk about Picasso, Einstein and the increasingly abstract art and science that followed their breakthroughs.There is no charge to attend the symposium, but advance registration is encouraged.

Symposium info.

Controlling a spacecraft all the way to Jupiter

Atul Kelkar, an Iowa State University professor of mechanical engineering, is helping to develop the technology that would control a proposed mission to three of Jupiter's moons.

News release.

Another award for Stephens Auditorium

ISU's C.Y. Stephens Auditorium has received an inaugural 25-year award from the Iowa chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The new award recognizes an Iowa building (25 to 40 years old) that has outstanding and timeless architectural design. Last year, the Iowa chapter named Stephens Auditorium "Building of the Century." The Iowa chapter also recognized the Steve and Debbie Bergstrom Training Facility with a merit award.

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Union ramp expected to open Oct. 11

The Memorial Union parking ramp, which is undergoing repairs, is expected to reopen Tuesday, Oct. 11. The general public should enter the ramp through the north ground floor entrace and park on the upper levels only. Ramp permit holders may enter through the south gate and park on level E.

Union ramp closed to public through Oct. 11

The Memorial Union parking ramp, which is undergoing repairs, is currently closed to the public. It's scheduled to reopen Tuesday, Oct. 11. Ramp construction updates and alternate parking options are on the Union web site at www.mu.iastate.edu.

ISU honors Families of the Year

The Albright family of Lytton and the McNutt family of Iowa City have been chosen Iowa State University Families of the Year.

News release.

'Hotel Rwanda' hero to campus

Rusesabagina, the real-life hero of the movie "Hotel Rwanda," will speak on campus Oct. 26.

News release.

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.

News release.

'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.

News release.

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.

News release.

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.

News release.

Woodbury County Courthouse

Century of Iowa architecture

Iowa's finest architecture over the past century is featured in an exhibit on campus Oct. 3-28.

News release.

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 talk@iastate.edu.

National Geographic film crew

National Geographic in tornado lab

A National Geographic crew filmed ISU's tornado simulator as part of a documentary.

News release.

Farm House Museum, on central campus

Farm House Museum, built in the mid-1800s, was the first building on campus. Today, it offers visitors a view to 19th century living.

Three Wishes cast

'Amy Grant (right) and other 'Three Wishes' cast and crew

ISU alum dreams big on 'Three Wishes' Oct. 14

University alumna Stephanie Kobes will have her dreams fulfilled by Grammy-winner Amy Grant and crew on NBC's new reality show, "Three Wishes," this Friday. In central Iowa, the show airs at 8 p.m. on WHO-TV 13. Kobes, a Le Mars native, is an aspiring dancer living in New York. She is a May 2005 graduate of ISU's Greenlee School of Journalism. The "Three Wishes" crew visited Le Mars last July to grant wishes to three deserving community members, including Kobes. The crew filmed various locations at Iowa State to illustrate Kobes' wish.

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Crew cleans up the Skunk River

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.

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In the news

Major trend: Men in fashion design

The Des Moines Register

There's room on the runway for men in apparel merchandising, design and production at Iowa State.

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Is your child overwhelmed by too many gadgets?

The Buffalo News

It's a brave, new technological world out there, and ISU assistant psychology professor Doug Gentile says parents need to talk to their kids about their listening and viewing habits.

See story.

Anonymity suits ISU's Schrage just fine

The Des Moines Register

Landon Schrage who? Not many Cyclones can name their long snapper, but Coach Dan McCarney says this guy's going places.

News release.

Ultraportable power charges ahead

BusinessWeek

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.

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Athletics

Soccer headed to tourney

Soccer cinches Big 12 tourney spot with win over Oklahoma.

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Cyclones over Aggies

Cyclone football notches first-ever win over A&M.

News release.

Another soccer win

Soccer team upsets No. 22 Nebraska

News release.

Cyclones over Cowboys

Iowa State downs Oklahoma State, 37-10.

News release.

New AD reorganizes staff

Athletics director Jamie Pollard recently announced a realignment of his senior administrative staff, which includes three promotions for current administrative staff members and the creation of a new senior level administrative position.

News release.

... And Cowgirls

ISU soccer team tops Oklahoma State 4-1.

News release.

Huskers trip Clones

Cyclones tripped by Huskers in double OT.

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Soccer victory

Soccer teams defeats defending Big-12 champ Kansas.

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