Iowa State University

News Service


News Service

Annette Hacker, director, (515) 294-3720

Office: (515) 294-4777


U.S. News & and World Report graduate rankings

Magazine rankings place Iowa State engineering, statistics and chemistry programs among the top 25 public universities. Iowa State's doctoral program in analytical chemistry ranked ninth among all American universities.

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Archaeology team excavates, studied animal bones at Union construction site

Animal bones -- more than a century old -- were discovered March 23 by contractors who were excavating south of the Memorial Union for a planned addition to that building.

News release | Photos and dig updates

Sanderson to succeed retiring coach Douglas

The Iowa State athletics department will hold a press conference Friday at 11 a.m. in the Jacobson Building atrium to announce the retirement of Cyclone head wrestling coach Bobby Douglas and the hiring of associate head coach Cael Sanderson as the sixth head wrestling coach in ISU history.

ISU to host supply chain management conference

National leaders in supply chain management are speaking at Iowa State as part of a business conference on April 7.

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Visiting scholar to discuss early childhood programs

Helen Raikes, a national expert on early childhood and law, will give a lecture on state standards for school readiness on April 4.

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Planners seeks ideas on improving road safety

ISU planners seek input on improving pedestrian-motorist safety and experiences on campus.

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Cellular drug delivery from the inside out

Delivering a dose of chemotherapy drugs to specific cancer cells without the risk of side effects to healthy cells may one day be possible, thanks to a nanoscale drug delivery system being explored by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory.

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Geoffroy: Allen will be exceptional UNI leader

ISU provost Ben Allen will make an exceptional leader of UNI, President Geoffroy said in a statement. "He is a strong, decisive leader with great interpersonal skills who is highly respected throughout the university and well beyond our campus. And he is a person with the highest standards of honesty and integrity."

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'Nano' expert will launch lecture series

A Northwestern University chemist will discuss the latest findings in nanoscale chemistry in a May 2 talk on campus. Mark Ratner, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, will launch a new ISU lectures series with his talk on "NANO 301: What is New, and What Might Be Next."

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Bioethics Institute at ISU, June 5-9

Application deadline is May 15 for the 2006 Bioethics Institute, which helps life science faculty and extension personnel introduce ethics into classes and activities.

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President requests input on Principles of Community

President Gregory Geoffroy is seeking campus input on the current draft of Principles of Community, a Government of the Student Body-inspired document that offers ideals and expectations for fostering a welcoming climate at Iowa State.

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ISU's Robert C. Brown to Senate committee: The bioeconomy is bigger than biofuels

Iowa State's Robert C. Brown testified before a U.S. Senate committee on April 26 and suggested four goals for the country's bioeconomy: 1. Reduce America's reliance on imported oil. 2. Improve environmental quality. 3. Expand the markets for U.S. agricultural products. 4. Improve the economy of rural America.

Brown's testimony.

ISU commencement May 5-6

An estimated 3,224 students will receive degrees from Iowa State during spring commencement events scheduled for May 5-6 on campus.

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Geoffroy lauds "highly successful" Veishea

Veishea 2006 was "highly successful" and among the best in the 84-year history of the event, ISU President Gregory Geoffroy said in an April 23 statement.

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Living cardinal and gold dream

Full-time student says he's living his dream as Cyclone writer and cable and radio regular.

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Mumps vaccine clinic at ISU, other county locations

Free mumps vaccinations will be available at three Story County locations, including the Iowa State University campus, for people ages 18 to 22 who have not completed the MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) series.

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Iowa State engineer to tell Senate committee to think beyond ethanol from corn

Iowa State's Robert C. Brown will tell a U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday, April 26, that corn and soybeans won't be able to produce enough renewable fuels to significantly reduce the country's oil imports.

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Small-town program has big-time impact

The quality of life in 113 of Iowa's smallest towns has improved thanks to Iowa's Living Roadways Community Visioning Program. The one-of-a-kind program led by ISU landscape architecture is being honored nationally by the American Planning Association.

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Newt Gingrich to address Iowa State globalization course

Newt Gingrich -- speaker of the U.S. House from 1995 to 1999 and Time magazine's 1995 "Man of the Year" -- will address an Iowa State University globalization class from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 28, in the Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium in Howe Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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Transitioning to a biobased economy

"The transition to a biobased economy will likely prove to be the biggest chang

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Iowa State's College of Engineering launches research magazine

Innovate, the new research magazine from Iowa State's College of Engineering, makes its campus debut this week.

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New possibilities for Iowa producers

What type of meat is the most consumed in the world and is there demand for it in Iowa? And what's the Illinois bundleflower doing in Iowa? Find out in the ag and veterinary medicine tips.

Ag tips.

ISU alumni, friends to receive top awards

Iowa State University will present its highest awards to alumni and friends during its Distinguished Awards Ceremony on April 20.

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Robertson dismissed from football team

Iowa State middle linebacker Matt Robertson has been dismissed from the Cyclone football program after testing positive for a banned nutritional supplement.

News release and statements.

Finding a better way to make biodiesel

Iowa State scientists are using chemistry and nanotechnology to create a better way to make biodiesel.

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Life in the fast lane

As graduation approaches, harness-racing Iowa State couple takes reins of educa

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Getting students' hands on transportation careers

The third annual Transportation Career Fair for Iowa high school students will be Thursday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in and around the Scheman Building at the Iowa State Center.

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Veishea is April 17-23

Taste of Veishea, Battle of the Bands and the ever popular parade are just a few activites the 84th Veishea celebration has in store.


Chomsky, Rapp to speak at Iowa State

Iowa State hosts the final two speakers in its World Affairs lectures series this week with presentations by Noam Chomsky and Stephan Rapp, both authors and experts on international affairs.

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Juggling Club shows Saturday

Whirling torches, spinning machetes and heavy bowling pins will be just a few of the items the ISU juggling club will be tossing around at two Dangerous Toys shows Saturday. Shows will begin at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the corner of Fifth Street and Grand Avenue in Ames in the parking lot west of City Hall.

ISU symposium on ag biotech issues April 18

Ag biotech communications, policy and regulations will be discussed by leading national experts at the 3rd annual symposium of ISU's Biosafety Institute for Genetically Modified Agricultural Products symposium on April 18.

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Computer forum features hall-of-fame inventor, student demonstrations

The HCI Forum: Designing Interaction 2006 will be 1-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, in Iowa State's Howe Hall. The forum will showcase student work in human computer interaction and the thinking of inventor, author and businessman Ray Kurzweil.

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ISU student named Truman Scholar

ISU senior Amber Herman has been named a Truman Scholar. The honor includes a $30,000 award for graduate school. Herman is currently in Uganda, studying and researching young farmer networks.

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Veishea co-chairs, Geoffroy on Talk of Iowa

Students Eric Peterson and Jessica Lecy, co-chairs of the 2006 Veishea celebration, will join President Gregory Geoffroy during the 9 a.m. hour of Talk of Iowa Wednesday, April 5. The live, call-in program airs on WOI-AM 640.

Student group is national chapter of year

A student group -- Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences -- is the national chapter of the year.

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Institute for Food Safety and Security inaugural symposium April 19

National food security experts from USDA and FDA will be featured at the first annual symposium of ISU's Institute for Food Safety and Security, April 19. They will present strategies for science-based risk analysis, decision making and communication in the areas of food safety and security.

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ISU prof saved by fast-acting staff, defibrillator

Fast action by staff and a handy defribrillator saved professor Clyde Walter when he suffered a heart attack during a pickup basketball game on campus.

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Stars Over Veishea: 'My Fair Lady'

"My Fair Lady" is this year's Veishea celebration production. ISU Theatre and the music department will partner with Stars Over Veishea on the musical, which will be presented April 21-22.

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VISIONS magazine cover

Spring VISIONS features intriguing campus people

Twenty of the most intriguing people on campus are profiled in the spring edition of VISIONS, the magazine for Alumni Assn. members.

Sample story: Dad & son in veterinary school

Rocky balloon


Veishea activities wind down April 23 with closing ceremonies beginning at 2 p.m. in the Memorial Union Sun Room.

Veishea cam | Veishea photos



Taste of Veishea, Battle of the Bands and the ever popular parade are just a few activities planned for the 84th Veishea celebration.

News release | Veishea cam | Veishea photos

Hydrogen car

Hydrogen car

Middle school scientists to compete in bowl

Sixteen teams of middle school students from across Iowa will assemble and race miniature hydrogen fuel-cell cars and compete in an academic contest at an Ames Laboratory/ISU science bowl April 7-8.

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Higgins and Doolittle

"My Fair Lady"

This year's Stars Over Veishea production is "My Fair Lady." The musical will be presented April 21-22.

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Anson takes 3rd, 4th

Gymnast Janet Anson takes 3rd on floor, 4th on vault at nationals.

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Gymnasts 6th in nationals

Iowa State earns 6th place at national championships in Corvallis, Ore.

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Gymnasts in finals

Cyclone gymnastics among Super Six vying for national title.

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Gymnasts advance

Cyclone team qualifies for NCAA championships.

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Uhl leads U.S. team

Kiel Uhl leads U.S. team at world CC championship.

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