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War veteran graduates Saturday
Doug Greving is part of a new class of 21st century college graduates--war veterans. Greving served with the National Guard light infantry in Afghanistan for more than a year. He graduates Saturday from Iowa State with a bachelor's degree in agricultural studies.
ISU, Kirkwood sign admissions partnership
Iowa State University President Gregory Geoffroy signed an admissions partnership agreement with Kirkwood Community College President Mick Starcevich today in Cedar Rapids. The agreement makes it more convenient for Kirkwood students students who want to earn a bachelor's degree to transfer to ISU.
Graphic design students win national competition
Two Iowa State graphic design students placed first and second in a national competition for 30-second video public service announcements for the Depression Bipolar Support Alliance. Judged on originality and creativity, they were among nearly 100 entries in three categories.
Economic study finds ISU worth $1.52 billion to state economy in 2006
Iowa State accounted for $1.52 billion in state economic impact during the 2006 fiscal year, according to a report by ISU economists David Swenson and Liesl Eathington.
Commencement ceremonies set for Dec. 14-15
Gov. Chet Culver will deliver the address at the undergraduate commencement ceremony, Saturday, Dec. 15, in Hilton Coliseum. Des Moines businessman John Pappajohn will receive an honorary degree. Graduate commencement is Friday, Dec. 14 in Stephens Auditorium.
Open forums for EOD candidates
The campus community is invited to meet two candidates for ISU's position of assistant director for equal opportunity and diversity during open forums next week. Forums will be held Dec. 10 for Inta Bingham, human resources director/risk manager for the city of Page, Ariz., and Dec. 14 for Francesca Galarraga, diversity program manager for Rockwell-Collins, Cedar Rapids. Both forums are 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in Catt Hall.
ISU's link to the 2008 Iowa Caucus
Get a recap of all of Iowa State's presidential campaign activity and a list of its political experts who can comment on issues related to the Jan. 3 caucuses at this new site.
ISU Greenlee School grad student studies effectiveness of the political bumper sticker
Patti Brown, a graduate student in Iowa State's Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, has put together a complete history and analysis of political bumpers stickers from United States presidential campaigns as a class project. It includes a political blog documenting her research and welcoming outside opinion, and a sculpture featuring two Ford pickup trucks covered in bumper stickers.
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You really shouldn't have...
People are spending real money on virtual gifts, something ISU's Michael Bugeja says is a way of "pouring millions down the virtual drain." This holiday season, Bugeja, professor and director of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, is challenging people to give the money to charity instead.