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ISU to implement new budget model
President Gregory Geoffroy announced Jan. 23 that the university would implement a new budget model. Geoffroy's announcement followed recent endorsements of the Resource Management Model by key employee groups and a progress report issued Jan. 22 by the committee working on the design and implementation of the model.
Greenlee School scholarship honoring Sidey will be announced at White House
A new scholarship in the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication will be formally announced at a special presentation at the White House Jan. 26. First Lady Laura Bush and former President George H.W. Bush are scheduled to host the event. The scholarship honors Hugh Sidey, a 1950 Iowa State graduate and a long-time White House correspondent for Time magazine.
One year to Iowa Caucuses, ISU profs assess evolving presidential field
Iowa State political science professors Dianne Bystrom and Steffen Schmidt assess the ever growing list of candidates for the Iowa Caucuses, which are just under one year away.
Iowa State study finds prevalence of overweight among Iowa prep linemen
A study by two researchers from Iowa State's Department of Health and Human Performance found that among linemen on 251 Iowa high school football rosters during the 2005 season, nine percent had body mass indexes that would be classified as adult class obesity.
Committee submits progress report on budget model
The committee working on a new budget model for Iowa State has submitted a progress report on the design and implementation of the model, which is now called the Resource Management Model. In the Jan. 22 report, the committee recommends continuing with the implementation process and offers some observations on institutional culture changes that will facilitate that process.
Iowa State to celebrate Black History Month with lectures, activities, discussions
Iowa State University will host several events in celebration of Black History Month this February.
ISU sociologist, stepfamily researcher reports realities of more unmarried women
ISU Assistant Professor of Sociology Susan Stewart says that a New York Times analysis of 2001 census results finding that 51 percent of U.S. women are living without a husband shouldn't come as a surprise given recent demographic changes.
ISU professors assess best way to score in Super Bowl ads
In spite of consumer technology that now allows viewers to "tune out" the ads, three Iowa State University professors who specialize in advertising and consumer behavior still find it to be a sound investment to spend the $2.6 million for a 30-second ad in the Super Bowl.
Reiman Gardens closed Jan. 23 due to water outage
Reiman Gardens will be closed to the public Tuesday, Jan. 23, due to a planned water outage at the facility. Workers will be upgrading water services in the area.
Reiman exhibit recalls famous ISU botanists
A plant exhibit at Reiman Gardens evokes memories of ISU botanist Louis Pammel and two of his illustrious students -- George Washington Carver and Ada Hayden. The "Stream of Passion" exhibit will be on display in the Reiman conservatory through April 1.
Activities to honor Martin Luther King Jr.
Several events in the ISU/Ames community will honor the memory of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Activities over several weeks will include birthday celebrations, a panel discussion and a lecture on King.
ISU seminar will present techniques to help noise-phobic pets
Thunderstorm anxiety and fear of loud, abrupt noises are common behavioral problems reported by pet owners, says Dr. Kim Langholz, a community practice veterinarian at Iowa State's College of Veterinary Medicine. Langholz will present a seminar, "Thunderstorm Anxiety and Noise Phobias," at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, in room 2532 Veterinary Medicine building to discuss ways to help pets modify behavioral responses.
Book chronicles life and times of Iowa State
A new history of Iowa State University offers a detail-rich look at the life and times of a university that will soon turn 150 years old.
C-Span bus to campus
"Dr. Politics" Steffen Schmidt, University Professor of political science, and WOI-AM's Katherine Perkins broadcast their "Talk of Iowa" show live from the C-Span Campaign 2008 bus Jan. 22. C-SPAN videotaped the show so its viewers will be able to watch later this week.
In the news
'Bottle sock' recycling sounds featured on NPR
The clattering of cans and bottles through the College of Design's "bottle sock" -- installed by Architecture for Humanity Iowa in the building atrium last fall to encourage recycling -- was the featured "Sound Clip" on NPR's All Things Considered program Monday evening, Jan. 8, 2007. Architecture student Keihly Moore describes the structure of the sock, a mesh tube
Five New Year's resolutions you owe yourself
Frederick Gibbons and Warren Franke, ISU professors in psychology and health and human performance respectively, assisted writer Charles Q. Choi as he questioned health professionals and plumbed the scientific literature in a quest for the most life-enhancing New Year's resolutions possible.
Survey illuminates teen social networks
The Associated Press
Michael Bugeja, professor and director of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, was cited in a national story about a Pew survey finding that 70 percent of teen girls, ages 15 to 17, had profiles on social networking sites, compared with 57 percent of boys in that age bracket.