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ISU closed May 29; memorial ceremony at 9 a.m.
Iowa State University will be closed on Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. A memorial ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. in the Molecular Biology auditorium to remember ISU faculty, staff and spouses who have died during the past year. Members of the university community and the general public are welcome to attend. A reception will follow in the atrium.
Psychologist offers advice on video games for kids
ISU psychologist Craig Anderson -- one of the world's leading experts on video game violence -- advises parents to consider more than a game's age-based rating before making a purchase.
Unanimous reaccreditation for teacher ed program
Iowa State's Teacher Education Program (UTEP) received unanimous approval for reaccreditation last week from the Iowa Department of Education's State Board of Education.
Reception for Provost Allen May 30
A university-wide farewell reception for vice president for academic affairs and provost Ben Allen will be held May 30 (3-5 p.m., Bergstrom Commons, Gerdin Building, program at 4 p.m.). Allen will become president of the University of Northern Iowa on June 5.
News tip: Iowa State experts can comment on the bugs of summer
They fly, they bite, they sting, they chew. And as temperatures in Iowa begin to soar, so do the bugs of summer. ISU's entomology department is ready to help you decipher this year's insect invasion.
Animal welfare specialist Temple Grandin will speak June 5
ISU's Bioethics Program is sponsoring two lectures by renowned animal scientist and animal welfare advocate Temple Grandin on Monday, June 5. Both are free and open to the public.
Iowa State car races to top-10 and best-ever finish
Iowa State's Formula SAE Team raced to a seventh-place finish at the Society of Automotive Engineers' annual competition in Michigan.
Tartakov to Hall of Fame
Professor emeritus Carlie Tartakov will be inducted into the Iowa African American Hall of Fame.
News tip: ISU experts can comment on June 6 gubernatorial primary
ISU offers several experts who can provide expertise on the key issues of both the primary, and November general election.
Online ride share program helps people get home more safely
Students or staff who want a ride, or have a space in their vehicle they'd be willing to share, can connect on the recently unveiled Rideshare Board online.
SETA Offers User-Friendly "Paper of the Week"
SETA now makes data as easy to find -- and read -- as the click of a mouse through its "Iowa Research Paper of the Week."
12 Academic All-Staters headed to Iowa State
Twelve of The Des Moines Register's Academic All-Staters are coming to Iowa State. "For the last eight years, more Academic All-State students have decided to attend Iowa State than any other university in the nation. That speaks to the quality of our academic programs," says Tom Becker, associate director for freshman recruitment in ISU's Office of Admissions. "These students are among the best and brightest in the state of Iowa, and they were heavily recruited by universities throughout the United States. They have taken a close look at the quality of faculty, the staff, and the support network here at Iowa State and understand that we can help them reach their dreams, goals and aspirations." Now in its 21st year, the Academic All-State Team is sponsored by The Des Moines Register in cooperation with eight statewide education organizations. High school principals nominate students, and judges consider high school transcripts, ACT or SAT scores, school and community activities, and an essay. From the nominees, judges select the top 50 students in the state -- 10 from each of five Iowa regions. Ten of those 50 students are selected as members of the Register's Academic All-State team.
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Alumna makes Kenya history
ISU alumna Olive Mugenda became the first woman vice chancellor in Kenya history recently when she took the reins at Kenyatta University. On hand for her inauguration was Tahira Hira, her major professor and assistant to the president at ISU.