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ISU Dining will continue as food service provider

ISU Dining will continue to provide food services to Iowa State, president Gregory Geoffroy announced Feb. 21. In a national bidding process, the university evaluated bids from ISU Dining and three private companies: ARAMARK, Chartwells and Sodexho.

News release.

ISU alumni give $1 million for Design addition

A $1 million gift from alumni Steven and Barbara King, Maple Plain, Minn. will help fund an addition to the College of Design. The addition will be designed using the latest "green" building materials and techniques.

News release.

Blended families sought for study

A marriage and family therapy researcher who studies blended families -- remarried couples who bring children to the new living situation -- seeks families living in Polk, Linn and Black Hawk counties for a new educational program.

News release.

The source of star dust

Lee Anne Willson, a University Professor of physics and astronomy at Iowa State University, studies the stars that produce the kind of dust collected by NASA's stardust mission.

News release.

Geoffroy: Appropriation recommendation "extremely disappointing"

In a statement, ISU President Gregory Geoffroy said the House Education Appropriations Subcommittee's recommended appropriation to Iowa's public universities is "extremely disappointing."

President's statement.

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.

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.

Sarah Thompson

Sarah Thompson

Perfection

Music major Sarah Thompson completes four perfect years in national student auditions.

News release.

Gregory Geoffroy

ISU President Geoffroy

ISU, DMACC partner

Iowa State and Des Moines Area Community College join forces to make it more convenient for DMACC students to transfer to ISU for degree programs.

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.