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Veterinary hospital offers 24/7 emergency service
The Veterinary Teaching Hospital has expanded its emergency and critical care service to provide a veterinarian on premises at all times to give emergency care for small animal patients.
Beef sticks for Katrina aid
Graduate students Sherry Olsen and Angela Laury are leading an effort to process and package nearly 3,000 beef sticks to send to students and staff at Louisiana State and Mississippi State universities.
Bronson named associate vice provost for research
Charlotte Bronson, currently the chair of Iowa State University's department of plant pathology, begins her new job Oct. 1.
Comedy Central exec to speak
Comedy Central executive Tony Fox will share insights on the network that spawned South Park and Jon Stewart's Daily Show in a Sept. 26 talk.
Obesity topic of talk
"Why Are We So Obese?" is the topic for Judith Stern, a University of California professor who will speak on campus Sept. 28.
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.
Pollard named next athletics director
Jamie Pollard, deputy athletic director at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been named athletics director at Iowa State, effective Oct. 1. Pollard, 40, joined the athletic department at Wisconsin in May 1998 and has been deputy athletic director since 2003.
Stanford researcher assumes Iowa State's Jischke Professorship
Paul Durbin brings his work in the mathematical modeling of turbulence to Iowa State.
Finding better ways to protect your information
A new national center based at Iowa State University will bring together university researchers and industry professionals to solve information security problems so information entrusted to companies stays confidential.
Emergency care seminar for pet owners
Two Iowa State veterinarians will offer basic information on emergency care for dog and cat owners during their free seminar, "K-911," at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, in 2226 Veterinary Medicine building.
Homemaker's Idea founder to speak
Madolyn Johnson, an ISU alumna and founder of The Homemaker's Idea Co., will speak on campus Sept. 28 as part of an entrepreneurial series.
Century of Iowa architecture
Iowa's finest architecture over the past century is featured in an exhibit coming to campus Oct. 3-28.
Notes from Louisiana
Iowa State's Gene Deisinger writes from Louisiana, where he is helping with Katrina relief.
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.
Growing Iowa's economy
Des Moines Register
Investments in universities and partnerships with them have pushed economic development in other parts of the country. Mark Kushner, the dean of Iowa State's College of Engineering, says a similar effort here could produce an Iowa Technology Quadrangle.
Comeback in West Point
Cyclones come back on Army, 28-21.
Cyclones take Texas Tech, 6-2.