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University holidays

University offices will be closed for the holidays Monday-Tuesday, Dec. 24-25, and Tuesday, Jan. 1.

ISU psychologists explore public policy and effects of media violence on children

Three ISU psychologists have authored a new study that reviews the literature on children's exposure to media violence and assesses the lack of effective public policy response to curb the risks. They also recommend more effective public policy strategies in the future.

News release.

Hoovers pledge $1.5 million for new endowed chair

Gary and Donna Hoover of Scottsdale, Ariz., have pledged more than $1.5 million to create the first endowed chair in the department of mechanical engineering at Iowa State University.

News release.

An Iowa Stater talks about his life in space

Iowa State University President Gregory Geoffroy recently invited Clayton Anderson, an Iowa State graduate and NASA astronaut, to appear on the president's monthly radio show. Anderson told host Rob Dillard and "Talk of Iowa" listeners about his boyhood dreams to be an astronaut, his days studying engineering at Iowa State and the 16 times he applied to be an astronaut before making the corps. Hear the show by visiting the WOI Radio Group's audio archives and clicking on "Talk of Iowa - President Geoffroy and Astronaut Clayton Anderson - 12/12/07."

News release. | WOI archives.

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.

News release.

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.

News release.

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.

News release.

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.

News release.


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.

2008 Iowa Caucuses.

Patti Brown

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.

News release.

In the news

Democratic turnout is big Iowa variable

The Wall Street Journal

The 2004 caucuses set the record with 124,000 participants, but an Iowa State University poll suggests the Jan. 3 contest could draw as many as 175,000.

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You really shouldn't have...

Associated Press

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.

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