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ISU currently open, officials anticipate night classes will go on

Iowa State University officials anticipate that classes will remain in session tonight, Feb. 16. However, travelers are urged to put safety first. Weather reports indicate that roads are slick and blowing snow could result in some white-out conditions. University officials urge faculty and supervisors to accommodate those who cannot attend class or must leave work early due to travel difficulties. Student inquiries about specific classes should be directed to the professor or department. Watch this space for updates.

Weather cancellations, closings

  • Ames Community schools are closing -- Wilson-Beardshear and middle school at 1 p.m., high school at 1:15 p.m. and elementary at 1:30 p.m. There will be no afternoon kindergarten and no student afternoon or evening activities.
  • The Ames snow ordinance is in effect; cars on a snow route (red, white and blue signs) must be moved.

ISU scientists help launch plant genome journal

Two Iowa State researchers are serving on the editorial board that is launching a new scientific publication devoted to molecular biology and crop improvement.

News release.

$1 million raised for seed science fellowships

Three recent gifts to support seed-science graduate students have put a fund-raising initiative over the $1 million goal.

News release.

"Wildness, Wilderness and the Creative Imagination"

The ISU Creative Writing program will hold a free public symposium on "Wildness, Wilderness and the Creative Imagination" Feb. 20-22.

News release.

Big 12 Black Student Government leaders to ISU

More than 1,200 students from other Big 12 schools are expected to visit campus Feb. 23-25 for the annual Big 12 Conference on Black Student Government. Activist Angela Davis is among conference speakers.

More on the conference.

Three night games for next football season

Iowa State's 2006 non-conference football slate will include a season-opening Thursday night game and two other contests under the lights.

News release.

Shanda Munn arrested in fatal hit-and-run

Shanda Rae Munn, 20, Lawler, has been been arrested and charged in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident in December. Munn was charged with Homicide by Vehicle (Class B Felony) and Failing to Stop at an Accident Resulting in the Death of Another Person (Aggravated Misdemeanor). Investigators believe the victim, Kelly Jean Laughery, 20, was walking along Mortensen Road in Ames when she was struck.

News release.

Kim Langholz

Dr. Langholz

Dental care important to pet health

Dental cleanings can help your pet's overall physical health, says veterinarian Kim Langholz.

News release.

Iowans could be heading round the roundabouts

Hillary Isebrands, an Iowa State University doctoral student, is studying how modern roundabouts on rural Midwest highways can move traffic and save lives.

News release.

Student entrepreneur conference returns

An annual student entrepreneurship conference created at Iowa State five years ago is returning to campus March 3.

News release.

Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine News

Learn about field peas as an alternative third crop, new resources for Iowa's wine industry, and research to evaluate a new diagnostic approach for bovine viral diarrhea disease in this month's Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine News.

News release.

Ames Lab innovation key to a "lead-free" Europe

A lead-free solder developed at Ames Laboratory is helping electronics manufacturers meet new lead-free standards in Europe.

News release.

Iowa State awards state economic development dollars to nine projects

Iowa State awards $788,962 from the state's Grow Iowa Values Fund to nine research projects that have high potential to improve Iowa's economy.

News release.

Officials tell how ISU would spend R&D funds

Iowa State will have $17 million to spend on research and development if the legislature endorses Gov. Tom Vilsack's proposal to give the regents universities $50 million in R&D funds over three years. Officials recently told regents and legislators how they would use those funds.

News release.

Black History Month events at Iowa State

Talks by Angela Davis and Joan Morgan, a multicultural leadership summit and more mark Black History Month at Iowa State.

News release.

Sheila Blalock

Sheila Blalock

Basketball mom

Two jobs, studies, and Cyclone basketball keep Sheila Blalock moving.

News release.

Jacquelyn Jackson

Jacquelyn Jackson

To understand a virus

ISU student Jacquelyn Jackson's crop research may help other scientists get closer to discovering cures for human and animal viral diseases.

News release.

In the News

Picking perfect steaks

The Washington Post

Joe knows meat. In fact, ISU animal science professor and extension meat specialist Joe Cordray has developed courses and programs to share that knowledge with Iowa meat processors. But the growing availability of "case-ready" meat means the guy behind your supermarket counter may not know the difference between prime, choice and select. The Post offers 11 top tips to help you choose and prepare the perfect steak.

News story.

Supercomputing

The Washington Post

Scientists at Iowa State University are using one of the nation's 10 most powerful university computers to help decipher the corn genome, a project that could allow them to expand the plant's uses in plastics, fuel and fiber.

News story.

Athletics

Cyclones over Tech

Cyclone women drop Texas Tech, 69-65.

News release.